Monday, February 13, 2012
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Yesterday we went shopping at the Carmel Market in preparation for Friday night dinner with friends. We barely food shop there since our move to north Tel Aviv, instead preferring to shop at our local grocer. We shopped, grabbed a quick lunch and walked home in the rain: the beginning of a perfect Friday.
Posted by Rena and Tom at 2:42 PM
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
We have meant to go to the Holon Design Museum for some time since it opened earlier this year, but somehow it took us until now to get there. So... we hit the road over the weekend to take a look at the Ron Arad designed structure. The orange-toned building really stood out in the gloomy Holon landscape and is quite impressive from afar. Alas, the moment we looked closely it was obvious that the building was poorly crafted and we imagined an overwhelmed construction crew who could barely piece together the architectural details. The exhibitions though were quite impressive and it's nice to know that there is a local museum interested in displaying the likes of Issey Miyake (love!) in an exhibition entitled, Mechanical Fashion. Our final thoughts: there's a new design museum in town only 20 minutes away from Tel Aviv and afterwards we can always stop for hummus in Yaffo. We'll be back...
Posted by Rena and Tom at 6:40 PM
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
This article, about unibrow appreciation in Tajikistan sent us on a stroll through memory lane to the August before last (2009), where we were trudging through enchanting Uzbekistan. While strolling through a morning market the charming lady below offered to enhance Rena's beauty by applying the must-have unibrow. Rena politely declined as she was not sure how she would remove it (we were traveling sans makeup remover). Throughout Central Asia the unibrow is considered tres chic. We think it's beautiful too. Next time we're offered a local beauty tip, we'll take it!
Posted by Rena and Tom at 9:40 AM
Sunday, November 28, 2010
And a quick recount of some of the New York food related goodies we enjoyed: breakfast at Sarabeth's, some quick shopping at Citarella and Fairway, morning coffee at Sweetleaf Long Island City, hot chocolate at the City Bakery, afternoon coffee at the Ace Hotel, Jacques Torres spicy hot cocoa at the Chelsea Market, a yummy organic vegan lunch at Angelica Kitchen and (maybe the culinary highlight of our trip) pumpkin muffins at Van Leeuwen in Greenpoint.
Posted by Rena and Tom at 10:45 PM
A trip to our hometown was just what the doctor ordered after this never ending Tel Aviv summer. It was a much needed glimpse into the beginnings of winter and gave us a chance to catch up with some of our old favorite spots. We spent a rainy morning at the Morgan Library and did a proper museum catch-up at the Moma, Cooper Hewitt, PS1, the NY Public Library, etc... At some point we got museumed-out, and the shopping began. We visited the newly renovated Lincoln Center and spent an afternoon of wanderings around Chelsea which would be incomplete without a dip into the Chelsea Market and a stroll on the Highline. In short, it was divine. We will return...
Posted by Rena and Tom at 3:14 PM