The Majorelle Garden, Marrakech

If Marrakech is on your destination list, make sure you drop by the Majorelle Garden. This cobalt blue oasis was designed by French artist, Jacques Majorelle. When Yves St-Laurent and Pierre Bergé came across this hidden gem, they decided to restore the garden and opened it to the public in 1947. Yves Saint-Laurent actually lived in that blue house and after he died, his ashes were scattered in the Majorelle Garden.

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I arrived at the Majorelle garden bright and early, (it gets super crowded) and tried to capture all its beauty for you guys. The vegetation is incredibly luscious! It’s a crazy mix of giant cacti, so many different succulents and palm trees, lots of tall bamboo plants and large pathways bordered by big colorful planters. Add huge stands of bougainvillea, a large a pond with water-lilies, an amazing blue house with bright yellow accents and there you are, in an exotic Yves Saint-Laurent dream. -Stephanie

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A Printable Grocery List

This cute printable grocery list was created for my latest DesignLoveFest blog column. It was inspired by your comments from the previous one. You guys said you wanted a printable grocery list, so here it is! I thought it was a great idea because if you’re anything like me, you ALWAYS forget something when you go grocery shopping… I’m sticking this one on my fridge! Click here to print some out. Hope you enjoy! -Stephanie

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You can download it and print it out, right here!

 

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Free Printable -April Fools Fishes!

April Fools is here! It’s my favorite day! Don’t you just love to play a trick on someone? It’s just the best. Here are our cute April Fools fish that you can download for free over here and print out. Can’t wait to stick my first fish on someone’s back! You’d better watch out! –Stephanie

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Click here to download our April Fools Fishes. Have fun!

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DIY- Papier Maché Giant Easter Eggs

We were looking for a fun idea to create an Easter photo backdrop and so of course we thought, why not make giant papier maché Easter eggs. It turns out our giant eggs would make such a fun decor for your next chocolate egg hunt party!

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This is my friend and collaborator, Camille, holding up her festive giant egg!

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We really had fun during the photo shoot. Can’t you tell? The cool fact  about the GIANT eggs is that you can use them as a picture backdrop. I think the kids would have fun with this! And how cute would the photo souvenirs be!

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I really LOVE how the abstract giant egg turned out! Which one do you prefer?

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The awesome thing about papier maché is that it’s super cheap to make! All you need is cardboard (any cardboard, really), masking tape, newspaper scraps, home made glue (a mix of flour and water), some colorful paint and a whole lot of patience! Check this post out for the step by step instructions!

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This is me hiding behind the egg…I’m only peeking…well… because I’m a little camera shy. (I’m working on it!!) Camille convinced me to take a picture with the egg but really, I feel so much better behind the camera. Sometimes I feel like I’m the only one on this planet with that problem? Am I really?

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The fun part of course, is customizing your eggs! I’m pretty sure big kids and smaller ones will have a blast!

Please let us know via Instagram if you try it out! We want to see! Tag us so we can see your creations, and we’ll regram our favorites! -Stephanie

*Want to see more papier maché DIY projects? Click here to see our papie maché Heart and over here to see our papier maché Christmas tree! Hope they inspire you to create your own!

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