One of my favorite cities in the world is Tel Aviv, and that’s where this week’s podcast starts: a wonderful night in Tel Aviv, then in Haifa and eventually…
Now it’s time to focus on that other question that induces a headache this time a year, “What are we doing for New Years?” I say, take a trip! Here are my top 10 instagram-envy inducing locales selected from our ‘N A Perfect World travels of 2015.
as you work up a serious appetite schlepping through all of those ancient sites be sure to check out these places for some memorable bites.
Designer Gideon Obserson is somewhat of a legend in the swimwear world. Designing womenswear for decades since the 70s, his swimsuits were the stuff that Miami Vice era dream girls were made of. While in Tel Aviv this spring, I stopped by the Oberson House of Design on Gordon street and met with the designer, and his daughter Karen.
The city does draw history buffs but thanks to Akko resident and ambassador, Chef Uri Jeremias, Akko has fast become a global foodie destination as well. While I was in Tel Aviv, countless people told me, I “could not leave Israel without visiting Uri Buri,” Jeremias’s restaurant right on the port in an old ottoman building with the decor of a Bedouin tent; hopefully while there I would meet it’s eccentric proprietor of 27 years, Uri Jeremias. “You can’t miss him, he looks like Santa Claus.” Without a doubt, this is the best seafood you will have in Israel.
Skrillex and Zedd, two of the top names in electronic dance music, are going to headline the Minus 424 Dead Sea Rave on November 5th in possibly one of the sickest venues imaginable.
Tel Aviv never sleeps. Bar-hopping around the city? We’ve got you covered!
Check out my food guide to Tel Aviv for SUITCASE magazine and book your next trip to Tel Aviv. Chicken liver pita from Miznon, diabetes fighting goat cheese, wasabi flavoured sorbet… You’re welcome ;).
Excited to share my recent work for PaperMag.com with you, Why Tel Aviv Is One of Street Art’s Most Important Hubs Right Now. As I was walking around Tel Aviv, I became obsessed with the graffiti on the beautifully decaying buildings. When I came back I knew I absolutely had to share it and luckily my editor Abby at Paper is into dope art scenes as much as I am. Understandably for brevity, I didn’t get to include nearly as many artists and go in depth about the scene. For all you graffiti heads, check back on ‘N A Perfect World… in a month or so where I’ll publish the full unedited article!
The concept of farm-to-table is definitely a way of life that has been ingrained in me since childhood. From my mom’s stories about mango trees in her childhood in Jamaica, to dining room tables filled with with squash, tomatoes, and callaloo from our garden in Brooklyn, my love of farmers markets locally, to agriturismos in Italy, I’m super into knowing what I’m putting into my mouth. It’s no wonder that time spent on a farm in the Judean mountains was the highlight of my trip to Israel.