India Travel Junkie Diary of

Ayah Tabari

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
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We are in Jaipur, India with creator and founder of Mochi, a fashion label that focuses heavy on fabric, celebrating the ancient art of embroidery. Mochi draws inspiration from the chain stitch of the same name. The unique lifestyle label see’s the use of ancient textiles and craftsmanship in modern on trend silhouettes, effortlessly merging eastern and western sensibilities. Each piece is hand crafted by local artisans using vintage fabrics and is completely one of a kind, offering a sense of exclusivity. Every season a new region is carefully hand selected for it’s embroidery. Translating the individuality of the brand, Mochi focuses on monthly trunk shows at various locations where new styles and colour ways are constantly introduced. Read all about how Ayah’s trip to India inspired her with her label.

Here is her diary

Destination  Jaipur, India

I fell in love with it after my visit there, hence my first collection. I decided to go to Jaipur primarily as the focus of my first collection but also because of their spectacular embroidery, beautiful culture and their vibrant colors. I love India and since it is close to home it was the perfect destination.

Stayed at  The Farm { A boutique hotel}

The Farm is a creative space that showcases the work of many artists, known and unknown. The Farm has a contemporary and eclectic vibe. It is also the meeting point of all artists and artisans, essentially a playground for creative minds. It is a green and peaceful retreat only 30 minutes from Jaipur.

Month  January

In your suitcase  During the time I went it was cold so I packed the essentials; tights, loose pants, jeans, sweaters and jackets. I made sure to carry an over-sized bag to accommodate my purchases from the bazaars, and also stuck to sneakers as I was walking a lot.

Dined at  Flow – very delicious traditional Indian food.

Shopped  I made sure I visited all the famous markets, including: Jauhari bazaar, Mirza ismial road, Tripolia bazaar, Chaura Rasta, Bapu bazaar, Nehru bazaar and Kishanpol bazaar.

Diary  I landed in New Delhi and had a driver and a guide from the hotel waiting for me . We drove 5 hours to the hotel in Jaipur. Every morning I would wake up have breakfast and head to the center of the city to catch the daily markets.  In the afternoon I would do some site seeing – went to the famous Amber Fort , Elefantasy, Birla Mandir Temple (Laxmi Narayan Mandir) and Jaigarh Fort. At the markets I met the store owners who took me to their homes and introduced me to their families and friends.I think what really made India so special to me is the spiritual aspect of the country – I love their temples – visiting the temples in Jaipur was very surreal and beautiful – the connection I felt was very overwhelming. Jaipur is an extremely popular tourist destination in Rajasthan. I was excited to explore the beautiful colours and textiles that they are famous for – the women are famous for hand embroidery as well as Arts and crafts that I found quite fascinating.
Tips  Make sure not to drink tap water and to dress modestly; don’t go out at night unless you are in a big group. Whilst in Jaipur it is crucial to visit the temples, ride the elephants and absorb the beautiful nature and charm.

Mode of travel  I flew from Dubai to New Delhi on Emirates Airlines then drove to Jaipur. However, I would not recommend driving down due to the road congestion.

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3 comments

  1. Nisha Jain says:

    oooh… wow….nice destination

  2. Mohammed says:

    HAI AYA TABARI FINALY YOU REACHED IN INDIA AND
    HAERTY WELCOME TO KERALA

  3. AmiiiiiR (@82amir) says:

    I dunno why but i never liked India 🙁

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