Life+1 a lifestyle and travel blog. My adventures around the world and the moments of bliss in between.

Mummy Cupcakes

How cute are these Halloween cupcakes? Halloween is by far my favorite holiday. Smack in the middle of my favorite time of year.

As soon as the weather started to cool off I felt the urge to dust of my apron. I've been super lazy about cooking and baking lately. Life has been so busy recently with Morocco and NYC. Now that things are slowing down a bit I've had time for a book and some of my favorite recipes.

I found this Halloween cupcake recipe on Sugar + Charm via Cupcakes & Cashmere's weekly roundup. 

I made red velvet with cream cheese frosting instead of chocolate with vanilla frosting. The frosting doesn't turn out as white, but that's what I was in the mood for. If you want to make it super easy use boxed mix and premade frosting.

Now I need to dig out all of my other Fall favorites...

Do you have any favorite Fall recipes?

Inside the World's Most Beautiful Spa

Three stories of intricate white caging and marble commissioned by the King himself. No expense was spared, no detail overlooked. Immaculate. This has to be the world's most beautiful spa.

Designed to resemble a song bird's luxurious cage, the Royal Mansour spa is an experience I won't soon forget. After entering the traditional Moroccan doorway I thought, for a minute, I had mistakenly entered the gates of heaven. 

Like the rest of this glorious property, the Spa was a total experience that evoked all the senses. A hard thing to do when you're fighting jet lag! It may have been built by the King, but you don't have to be Royalty to indulge here. Outside guests are welcome with reservations and you'd be crazy not to visit if you find yourself in Marrakech. 

I managed to get a short video after picking my jaw up off the floor.

A world apart from hustle bustle of the ancient city outside. You can book individual treatments or, you can go all out and book a private spa suite for the day. It's the size of a small house! Complete with your own pool and lounge area.

The staff we amazing, kind and so friendly. No request was too big. The range of services is expansive, and luxurious. I happily went for a traditional Moroccan massage and it was nothing short of heavenly. How could you not be happy here?

If ever there was a 'must do' thing to add to your list while in Morocco, it would be a visit to the Royal Mansour Spa. Because hey, if it's good enough for the Beckham's, it's good enough for us right?! 


Thank you to Royal Mansour for this incredible experience. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Best Coffee Shop in Atlanta

Coffee shop meets old school diner. I met up with a few of my girlfriends for a post-travel catch up at Corso Coffee. Quite possibly the cutest coffee shop in Atlanta, if not, the planet.

via Georgia Global Design News

via Georgia Global Design News

Buckhead, the northern-most stretch of Atlanta, seems to have a hip new spot opening up daily. The nightlife is amazing and the restaurants are so unique. It takes all self control not to waste away an afternoon in the new 6 story Restoration Hardware...6 stories!

In between occasional meetings with the lovely gals at Spanx (their HQ is in Buckhead), trying new date night spots (remember this cute place?), and patiently waiting for the very 'hush hush' Tom Ford store to open; I stumbled upon Corso.

Diner like interior, very funky. Drinks, hand crafted; right down to the fresh squeezed O.J. and the full bar. It is such a great spot to start a girl's night out. A place where you can relax, unwind, and actually hear each other rather than yelling over the noise.

Such a cool place. What is your favorite meet-up spot?