Dar Kawa: “Peggy Markel, Guest of Dar Kawa”

“She shared one of our Friday couscous in Dar Kawa and tasted our gazelle horns … We exchanged, got to know each other and discover each other’s universe. Peggy Markel is passionate. She breathes the world, cooking, cultures. She made her life. American, it is in the Mediterranean basin, North …

My Kind of Lunch

Pimiento di Padron, fried shrimp pancakes, and a big salad with those darling little gem lettuces, endive, and not just any bacon, but fried Iberico! Did you know they drink mostly beer in southern Spain??

A Window into My World

It’s a perfect spring day and I’m drinking morning tea looking down Via del Corno from my Florentine palazzo. It’s Earth Day, April 22nd, 2018 and I am reflecting on my time here on earth. I’m writing from where I am at this moment, appreciating every twist and turn.

Voilá: Our New Logo!

I was traveling in India when contemplating a new logo last year and saw these beautiful circular black and white designs on the side of buildings and houses that I felt drawn to… They were intricate and mysterious and I thought, that’s it! I want a symbol that draws you in, intriguing and beautiful. It took time, but we landed on this labyrinthine design for our new logo which signifies not only wandering but walking a purposeful path.

5280 Magazine: “Eat, Drink, Be Merry”

“Inside the kitchen of local culinary-tour maven Peggy Markel…Markel channeled the elegance and utility of natural materials typically used in kitchens in Italy, Morocco, Spain, and India into her floors (wood), walls (clay), and counters (marble). But she also incorporated functional items, like deep kitchen drawers and a farmhouse sink, …

The Beauty of Persimmons

Persimmons hang like jewels on leafless branches of the tree, like ornaments. Harvested and strung up in front of Japanese country houses like coral necklaces, this colorful display announces the end of fall and beginning of winter. Time to go in ~and digest~ and dream the year to come. They say if you can dream it, you can make it happen.