At a time when sun-drenched European summers still feel worlds apart from our current reality, it is our friends abroad who remind us of the sweet feel of freedom & the invincible beauty of our favourite places.. Grateful for the #friendsofBOTEH Gigi & Raquel who let us be there in spirit..✨

 MOROCCO

with Gigi Aly

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What drew you to Morocco?

The old-world charm and the desert landscapes.

Where to stay?

I had the most relaxing stays at Tarabel and the Mandarin Oriental in Marrakech, the grounds are just gorgeous and serene. I also fell in love with Kasbah Bab Ourika in the Atlas mountains, the views are absolutely incredible. You need to make sure you schedule a spa visit at these hotels!

Places to explore?

I always take little road trips while I'm traveling, I would recommend renting a car to visit Oumnass, Agafay, and Essaouira. Oumnass is a very quiet rural area, Agafay is also known as the stone desert and Essaouira is a coastal town. If you're up for a long drive check out Ouarzazate to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Aït Benhaddou. 

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Your favourite spots to eat?

Cafe de Espices, Le Kilim, and Le Jardin. Also, Azalai Urban Souk and Moro are both concept stores so you can do some shopping after lunch.

What inspired you while you were there?

Definitely the architecture and design elements.

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Favourite BOTEH piece?

It's so hard to pick just one but the Arch Stelia Bralette is one piece I wear on repeat. I love layering it, wearing it as a crop top or with bikini bottoms for a pool day. Stay tuned for the new collection because I am OBSESSED with the prints and designs. Every piece is a dream!

What travel destination is calling you next?

Hopefully, I'll be traveling to Spain again in September. Can't wait to explore the Balearic Islands in my new Boteh pieces.

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POSITANO

with Raquel Martin

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Places to explore?

Just get lost in the narrow streets of Positano, I really love this place because is one of the first Italian wonderful places I have visited when I came to live in there. I use to come every year with my boyfriend and friends, it’s a sort of welcome to the summer season. Another nice thing to do is “Il Sentiero degli Dei”, the views are worth it.

Best spots to swim?

 Piaggia Grande
Caletta laurito
Germano
Isola Li galli 
Nerano
Recommone
Baia ieranto
Conca marini

 
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Favourite restaurants?

 For Lunch:

Adolfo (Caletta Laurito) you can reach it by taking a boat from Spiaggia Grande.
Da Tommaso allo Scoglio in Nerano.
La conca del sogno a Recommone.

For Aperitivo:

Absolutely my favs are Il San Pietro Hotel for the amazing views and Villatreville is a magic place.
At Positano town my fav is Franco’s Bar.

But if you want an aperitive with live music you should go to the Fly Bar.

For Dinner:

Chez black (in town)
Tre sorelle (in town)
Rada (in town)
Sirenuse Hotel
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Il San Pietro


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What to pack?

Wonderful caftans, lots of bikinis, fluid sarongs to mix with linen shirts and light dresses for romantic nights in Costiera! Don’t forget to buy a pair of “sandali alla schiava”, the famous sandals from Positano artisans.

Favourite BOTEH piece?

I am in love with Zofie Mini Smock Dress and La Ponche Shirt, both super stylish!


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What travel destination is calling you next?

I had to go to Greece but unfortunately I have canceled, again due to the covid situation, now I'm defining the next destination, but it will certainly be special. Looking forward to showing you on Instagram!


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