Month: August 2015

Interview: Mochi

It is not often that I spot an item of clothing so legitimately breath-taking that I must have it right now. And I am not talking about a couture gown or show-stopper coat- I am referring to beautiful and unique everyday pieces that appeal to my sensibilities and sense of style. The thing about personal style is that you have to have the confidence to invest in what inspired you, rather than feel the need to adhere to trends all the time. I love Mochi; the Dubai-based design brand ticks all the boxes for me. Founder Ayah Tabari, was born in Riyadh, raised in Amman, studied in London before she finally settled in Dubai. During her many travels she fell in love with the many ancient textiles and traditional embroidery techniques she found along the way. And so Mochi was born out of the desire to take these ancestral techniques and transform them into modern, wearable and INCREDIBLE products. Ayah has a cracking eye for design, and for bringing out the most of her exclusive fabrics. Embellished crop-tops, sweeping shoulder …

Satay Chicken with Soba Noodles

If you are a regular reader of Some Like it Rita, you will have noticed that a running theme in my recipes is stuff that I would get in take-out form, only made healthier. Sort of… The truth is I love takeaway noodles, fried rices, and any manner of greasy things. The trouble is my body does not love all that grease and refined carbs. Sigh. I guess you can’t always get what you want. TRIGGER WARNING: SMUG CONTENT AHEAD: Over the past few months I have taken up exercise and have bought myself a FitBit. I feel brilliant and a million times better when I exercise and eat healthily, of course. I have even managed to shed a few pounds. The trouble is that the takeaway calls to me. Like a siren luring brave sailors, the Chow Mein calls my name in the night. So I have taken the time to scour the internet for recipes that are not only as delicious as my beloved take-aways, but also just as easy and practical. And …