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1. Waiting for few friends to join us for some wine before we head off to a newly open restaurant nearby offering 150 kinds of beer (yes, by the time we were done with sampling which one to order, reading the menu in Hebrew became challenging).
2. I very much enjoyed this wine.
3. When it comes to pendants, I don’t like having to limit to only one. Here are few of my favorites, collected over the time, from all over the place.
4. A new coffee bar that opened – LaCafe – right in the middle of the Carmel market, in Tel Aviv. It is an experience to have a coffee with some surprisingly delicious macaroons in the middle of all the madness.
5. Branches that I bought last week instead of the usual fresh flowers, still looking good and holding on.

like many of you, beginning last year I started to pay more attention to what I eat, how I eat it and what sort of impact my habits have on our planet. There were several factors that contributed to this, although I have to admit, I had a rather slow awakening which has now picked up a new pace. I have a deep love of nature which I dearly miss living in the city. I have been more and more aware of the dirtiness and pollution around  me and now cannot stop noticing it. Has the same happened to you? Last year, I also watched several documentaries that influenced the way I think about food, water  and our environment, such as Food Inc. and Tapped. I have also fell in love with some very inspiring blogs and the people behind them, in particular, 101cookbooks by Heidi Swanson.

It must be the way she writes and the love she puts in her cooking that totally encouraged me to enter her world and try to simply cook and eat better, experiment with different ingredients and create new dishes. I’m not a vegetarian however at home I started to severely limit the amount of meat I eat, replacing it with fish and more often just a veggie meal.  I started to put more emphasis on where the products I buy comes from, how fresh they are, how was it grown and I more often go for the organic kind. Easy to say and harder to do as this definitely takes more time and often more money so companies  like Riverford (UK) and Urban Organic (NYC), are excellent an way of saving both. That’s why I was so excited to hear about Or Gani farm, that does this here in Israel.  Every Wednesday I receive a box of veggies and fruits and I can’t tell you what a great surprise it is every week. 
There are often veggies that I would never think of buying myself  and don’t even know what they are and what to cook with them so this really forces me to go beyond my regular habits and try new things.  This week it’s swiss chard. It only took few minutes of browsing the 101cookbooks to pick this Lively Up Yourself Lentil Soup Recipe.

According to many, Prague is one of those cities that has Paris-like charm. But for me,  since Prague is my hometown, when I go to Paris, I’d say it has much of the same Prague-like charm. Regardless of the rhetoric, both cities are beautiful and I love them dearly. What these two cities share in common, besides their obvious beauty,  is the  mysterious atmosphere and old glory way of being. These qualities especially come to life after the sunset when the city calms down and crowds of tourists slowly disappear, making it the perfect time to explore. Over the holidays I visited my family in  Prague and one evening managed to escape the craziness of the season to take a walk. It was freezing cold but nothing that one several gluhweins (hot spicy wine) and grogs (czech version of tea and rum) couldn’t fix.

To further indulge on wine, I revisited one of my favorite wine bars in Prague, the Monarch, which has one of the best collections of Czech wines, among many others, to taste and some great cheese/meat plates to go with it. Feeling ever so slightly buzzed and happy, I then walked some more and got to enjoy the best views of that misty and mysterious Prague from the Charles Bridge. Here are some of those moments. Can’t wait to be back again and if you’re lucky enough to be visiting Prague soon, send us a note, we’ll be happy to suggest some places to visit.


despite living in Tel Aviv for a few years already, there are only handful of Israeli designers that I’m very familiar with. This is something that I’d like to change over this year since there is much talent and innovation to discover here. Today I’d like  to share with you the work of Ron Naden, who combines several things that I love – silkscreen printing, color and Tel Aviv inspired design.

Ron is a 29 year old illustrator and animation art director living in Tel Aviv and here is a sample from his collection that was created for the occasion of Israel’s 61st independence. The main theme for this years’ celebrations was Tel Aviv’s 100th anniversary. One of the styles used is a silkscreen printing technique, “a printing method that’s as old as time, 2011 style” as he puts it. Hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday and that these posters will inspire you to come to visit.


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When in search of inspiration, for a way to brighten up my day or to just run away for a few moments from work,  I have a few places that I like to visit; be it a portfolio of my favorite artists and designers, my treasure box, my favorite blogs or etsy… One of those places is the portfolio of one of my favorite stylists, Twig Hutchinson. Her photography and designs are just stunning, as is her talent in making simple, every day things like wearing socks, ironing or having a tea into something beautiful. I picked out some of my favorite photographs and hope that they will brighten up your day as well.

after all the gold and silver glitter extravaganza during the holidays, right now I feel like clean, easy lines and more of a fresh simple look. The easiest fix – finding the right blouse. Here are my top choices.  As they are on the expensive side, I’ll have to settle with one and to make the right choice I was browsing polyvore for some inspiration on how to style each. This ultimately made the choice much more difficult as now I want them all. But option 3 will probably be it.

1. Matthew Williamson- Lurex-striped scarf-neck blouse $760 $228 last few pieces left
2. Marc Jacobs-Chiffon bow blouse $595 only two last left
3. Tsumori Chisato-Pumpkin Seed Top now 30% off $535 $374.50
4. Tsumori Chisato-Silk Crepe Blouse 50% off  $850 $425
5. Adam Heart-print silk blouse $245 $123  now $98 only last few pieces left