04/04/2012 07:16 am ET | Updated Jun 04, 2012

Marrakech: The Red City Rises (VIDEO)

Last month, I finally made it out to Marrakech for the first time and got the chance to stay in a palatial 19th century suite at Angsana Riads Collection in the heart of the Médina. The three-day trip was a whirlwind, but I managed to capture some initial impressions of the fantastical North African city whose crimson and ochre hues and purple haze inspired the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, The Rolling Stones and, more recently, Sofia Coppola.

Below is a video snapshot of my short but sweet working sojourn.