Where writers like Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote traveled and luxuriated in the 1950s and 1960s. If you haven’t completed your pandemic tome on The Art of Living, you may want to contemplate a sojourn at Villa Mabrouka next spring.
High above the Bay of Tangier sits Villa Mabrouka, an oasis of calm and ravishing beauty looking out across the wide Strait of Gibraltar to Andalucía. Now owned by hotelier Jasper Conran and set to open to guests in spring 2023.
Villa Mabrouka has a fascinating and illustrious past. Once home to Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé it was described by The New York Times as ‘the visual incarnation of a breath of fresh air.’ Built in the 1940’s, it is a haven of privacy set in a lush expansive landscape within close walking distance of the ancient bustling Kasbah and Medina of Tangier – ‘The White City.’ It was the property that Laurent curated to be his most “restful, open, and happy environment.”
Why put it off any longer, this is the time to pack the trunk with yellow lined tablets, leather bound journals, or your trusty laptop to begin or finish your treatise on The Art of Living Your Life at Its Best. Tangier remains a hotbed of culture, a haven for artists and writers. Striped t-shirts, floppy leather sandals, linen trousers, or flowered frocks, embrace the adaptable lifestyle.