Habitual visitors to the ancient labyrinthine streets of the Marrakech Medina will be familiar with the Café des Épices, a re-known meeting point, and perfect location for a respite from shopping excursions in the souks. Many will also be aware of Kamal Laftimi’s other much-heralded establishment, Le Jardin, in which he and interior architect Anne Favier has created a truly magical oasis located within a beautifully renovated 16th Century building. Entering through an unassuming door, one comes into a lush garden dotted with tables and lights surrounded by the majestic building and the terraces above where one can lounge in the evening and watch the occasional open-air projected classic films. The design is very much in the spirit of the 1960s and 70s heyday of Marrakech, a combination of Moroccan and European chic, which is equally accentuated by Norya Ayron’s acclaimed Pop Up Shop located on the premises. With a menu that offers a choice of traditional Morrocan and European cuisine, it is a great place for both lunch and dinner or simply for a refreshing drink or good cocktail.