Oh l’amour fou. As you may already know from last week’s post I was in Marrakech attending the Design Leadership Summit. The days started with sunrise yoga followed by foolishly strong coffee at breakfast and then a delightfully packed day of keynotes and meetings.
You know how much I adore travel. I am nuts about it! I was determined to explore Marrakech and unveil its secrets. Nothing summons the dramatic contrasts of Marrakech quite like Jardin Majorelle, Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé’s gardens surrounding what once was their Villa Oasis.
Within the limits of their villa, this lifelong couple designed their sanctuary of unfettered luxury. It is here where YSL created some of his most exotic and dynamic collections inspired by the lusciousness of Western Africa and his Parisian sensibility.
L’Amour Fou, a documentary narrating the auction of their jaw-dropping art and furniture collection, is a bittersweet and intimate peek into their robust lives. It’s worth an evening.
Now I’m back in San Francisco, refreshed, reinvigorated and awash in inspiration.