#NitaSaoGoesToEssaouira – Hippy & Happy in Essaouira

I felt my soul hugged by your fortress walls from the very moment we've met, dear Essaouira! 

If Santorini, Sighisoara and Havana had a baby, this would be it!

On our second day on the Atlantic coast we set to discover each and every little secret corners the town had for us. 

A famous hippie hangout spot in the late 60s and 70s, the town kept the cool and laidback vibe of those years.

It's said that even some of the greats visited and were inspired by it. I can actually see why Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix would. And smell it, if you catch my drift :)

Coincidence that I picked an almost all-green outfit that day, maybe.

The second upcoming clothing line that is going to cheer up the website in a couple of weeks is as tropical as it gets, with pineapples and flamingos as its main characters.

"Wow! You're very flower power, miss." & "Loooovely outfit!" is what I was about to hear all day long while roaming the streets.

Yes! That is the very first Nita Sao bag! Adorable, right?

The locals are more of my type of friendly than the ones in Marrakech, probably because most of them are artists in one craft or another. Their artsy shops and galleries are to be found e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e and the works are quite amazing. It was a real challenge not to buy more paintings than walls available back home.

You might be wondering why I chose to wear kaki jeans underneath that ( fabulous ) dress...

Essaouira is also known as Morocco's 'Windy City'. And nothing, I mean nothing, stays in place.

We hit the beach and it was a real easy and beautiful stroll while the wind was pushing us towards the windsurfing hotspots.

And an incredibly funny one on our way back to the medina! :)

We finally made it to the fish market to have another tasty fresh meal and share one more bottle of amazing local wine on our already favourite rooftop terrace, Taros.

You're truly magnifique, Essaouira!

Photos by Adreea Odett Popovici