Tel Aviv

Street Art, Florentin Style - Tel Aviv Graffiti in Pictures

Street Art, Florentin Style - Tel Aviv Graffiti in Pictures

Walking around Floretin, you'll notice how much of the artwork you see if painted on the gates and doors of businesses.  Most of the artists are anonymous but a trained eye can spot signature pieces, according to themes.  Edgy, creative and often very provocative, enjoy the wildlife, cubes and even Alice in Wonderland on your wanderings...

Bar Hopping in Tel Aviv - Part IV: Jaffa

Bar Hopping in Tel Aviv - Part IV: Jaffa

Tucked away in a tiny, secluded courtyard, close to Jaffa’s famous Clock Tower, you’ll find this ‘garden wine bar.’  This is a real local’s place, that serves as a deli in the day (cheeses, pates, breads, olives, etc.) and a wine bar/food joint by night.  Great atmosphere, very laid back and an easy place to fall into conversation with other customers...

Bar Hopping in Tel Aviv - Part III: Florentin

Bar Hopping in Tel Aviv - Part III: Florentin

There’s some serious mixology going on at this bar, with owners Daniel and Ben offering a friendly yet intimate service to their patrons.  Every cocktail you’ll drink here is creatively made, and beautifully presented, and the Carribean decor (pineapples and palm trees) is great fun too!  Try the ‘Red Nose’  (gin, rum, clover bitters, hot chilli syrup and smoked paprika...)

Bar Hopping in Tel Aviv - Part II: Rothschild Boulevard and Around....

Bar Hopping in Tel Aviv - Part II: Rothschild Boulevard and Around....

This 1920’s-style ‘Speakeasy meets Great Gatsby’ is uber-hip, with the bar staff as well-dressed as they are expert at mixology.  Bellyboy Bar markets itself as a unique concept bar, with cocktails served in seashells and bathtubs (yes, I know it sounds bizarre but you have to see it to believe it!) and chasers served to guests out of a baby stroller that tours the lounge...

Bar Hopping in Tel Aviv - Part I: The 'Old North' and Dizengoff

Bar Hopping in Tel Aviv - Part I: The 'Old North' and Dizengoff

Located on 223 Dizengoff, this has got to be is one of the most stylish and atmospheric cocktail bars in the area.  With its jazz and swing background music, and waiters in suspenders and bow ties, it’s designed to look like a New York ‘Speakeasy’ during Prohibition Era.  Renown for its drinks, the professionally trained are all experts in ‘mixology...’ 

A Pop-Up With a Difference - The Lifeguard Hut Turned Luxury Hotel

A Pop-Up With a Difference - The Lifeguard Hut Turned Luxury Hotel

The rules were simple yet quirky.  Anyone in the world who wanted to take part simply had to dress themselves in beach attire that they’d like to wear on a Tel Aviv beach, and take a picture of themselves in their own city.  The picture had to include them holding up a sign with the hashtag #Takeme2telaviv and be uploaded to Instagram... 

It's here and it's hip - the Tel Aviv nursery that operates on 'Google' principles...

It's here and it's hip - the Tel Aviv nursery that operates on 'Google' principles...

Looking around the CityKids Nursery School, it's clear that "hover" is not the word of the day.  "We're not big fans of helicopter parenting here, either. We believe that today's child often ends up over-stimulated, a victim of the iPad-iPhone-cable TV culture. We take the view that kids should be transported back to a simpler time, and be allowed to be bored...”

Taste the Deep South, in Tel Aviv

Taste the Deep South, in Tel Aviv

As you walk through the door, the comforting aroma of brewing coffee combines with the enticing scent of fresh, crumbly chocolate-chip scones. The décor is homey and eclectic, beckoning you in. Behind the counter awaits a tantalizing array of muffins, bagels, cupcakes, buttermilk pancakes and biscuits. Welcome to NOLA Bakery, in the heart of Tel Aviv...