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TANGIER VIA VILLA MIMI CALPE

At Villa Mimi Calpe. I’m sporting a sage green linen Bond 007 safari jacket, Tom Ford silk linen floral pants, persimmon ikat velvet slippers, white linen shirt by Oxmal, Hermes Cape Cod Deux Zones watch, and my fragrance is Madini Gardenia

As you may have gathered, we’ve fallen under Tangier’s spell with all of its hidden charms. We’d been missing our fab collection of friends there and also were desperate for a proper end-of-summer holiday. Some long languid days lounging by the pool or beachside was just what the doctor ordered.

The Minzah was an absolute disaster – its refurbishment a la gout Saddam Hussein was something we could not bear again. Our friends had suggested the rather charming Villa Mimi Calpe and we are thrilled they did! It is more like staying at someone’s private villa than a hotel. Its lush and overflowing gardens provide a beautiful bastions to relax in. One could easily forget that one was right in the middle of Tangier, and they have the most helpful staff to cater to one’s every whim. The place really is so ravishingly romantic.

Villa Mimi Calpe
Villa Mimi Calpe

Villa Mimi Calpe provided the perfect base of operations for us. We arrived just in time for all the best cocktail and dinner parties and immediately we embarked on a whirlwind of social visits – what great fun it was to see everyone and their beautiful homes and gardens once again – and to discover a few new ones as well!

Back Garden terrace at Villa Mimi Calpe
Villa Mimi Calpe interior gardens

Our exquisite friends, Monica di Valmarana and her husband Richard Conahay, made our stay most sublime, with days at the beach, lounging poolside at their home, Dar Chal. We also had the honor to attend a benefit for the Friends of Rohuna at the glorious home and gardens of Umberto Pasti  – and we had gorgeous dinners and lunches, sharing all the splendid facets of Tangier.

Rocking the Kasbah. I’m sporting a Tom Ford ivory silk Spencer jacket, brown gingham linen voile shirt, Wilton zebra chain loafer, brown and ivory silk plaid pocket square, brown suede tote bag, Ralph Lauren purple label red linen pants, black crocodile belt with sterling buckle, Seaman Schepps cufflinks in multi colored wood and citrine, Hermes Cape Cod Deuz Zones watch, and my fragrance is Madini Tangier Gardenia
Glorious gardens of Umberto Pasti. An evening soirée benefiting Friends of Rohuna. I’m wearing a Lock & Co Tuscany fedora, Tom Ford brown cotton safari shirt, Marco sunglasses, Gucci olive silk Ghurka style pants, leopard espadrilles, and an Hermès Cape Code Deux Zones watch
Farewell to Mimi Calpe! Lounging poolside at Villa Mimi Calpe. I’m wearing a lovely silk voile Djlaba

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