- Written by Silvia G Golan
Lifestyle: Opening of the New Central of Hair Center Chain
The Hair Center chain of hairdressing shops, owned by businessman Zahi Revivo, opened its new center in Tel Aviv, at 14 Ahad Haam St., facing Kolbo Shalom, which is the fifth branch of this chain, together with those in Haifa, Natania, Rishon LeZion and Beer Sheva. This new center includes, besides the regular rooms, five VIP rooms for private reception.
Founded in 2015, Hair Center always leads the high technology in Israel relating hair treatment and care. Next year Zahi Revivo plans to open three new branches in Tel Aviv and three abroad.
Hair Center Israel is an integral center de of hair treatments, such as hair restoration, extension, mesotherapy, filling and preservation (for women and men). It also provides coloring, cuts, hairdressing, and advanced hair designs, such as straightening, curling, filling, etc.
Hair Center Israel brought to Israel the most advanced method for hair extension using laser and Keratin treatment, widely used in Hollywood, lasting 4 to 6 months.
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Photos Silvia Golan
- Written by Pamela Hickman
Cohen’s Deli nestles in the tranquil Jerusalem suburb of Old Katamon. Owned and managed by Shimon and Yehuda Cohen, the business has quite some family history. It began as their grandfather’s grocery and was then taken over by their father. Coming from a restaurant background, brothers Shimon and Yehuda moved into the premises three and a half years ago and decided to change the business into a café and deli. With its attractive red-rimmed shop-front and pot plants adding color to the street, clients and passers-by find the shop a high quality place to buy specialty foods, its large selection of cheeses, wine, olives, honey and jam, crackers and excellent breads appealing to those with finer taste. Shimon travels all over Europe visiting dairies and choosing the most exclusive cheeses to sell in the shop, a place where clients come to buy specialty cheeses not otherwise available in Israel. All the other food products in the shop are locally sourced.
The intimate café, with its cheery, warm décor serves dairy meals – quiches, sandwiches and salads, soups in winter, to be followed by some inviting sweet treats for dessert. Clients can choose to sit inside or outside. I spoke to Yona and Ilana, two local ladies, who had met there for morning coffee and a chat. Regular customers, they enjoy the high quality coffee served as well as the café’s special ambience. They are happy about the fact that clients wishing to relax there in peace and quiet can find some interesting magazines to read but no newspapers! Ilana also insists that there are no better salads served in Jerusalem eateries than at Cohen’s Deli. Shimon spoke of the business’s clientele as coming from all sections of the community - local people, tourists and people working in Israel… also plenty of English speakers. Yehuda and Shimon are friendly and welcoming, addressing several of their regular customers by name.
My companion and I decided to sit ourselves outside to enjoy the noon sun. Shifra, a waitress working at the Deli, served us with a rousing glass of tea with cinnamon, fresh lemon, ginger and honey, the perfect tea for a winter’s day. A native of New York, she is well informed as to all the food items they serve and sell and is happy to talk about them. We were then served a selection of four cheeses – Manchego – a Spanish sheep cheese, Bouche – a French goat cheese, Landana – a Dutch goat cheese and a French cow’s milk Camembert. These came with green olives, sun-dried tomatoes and thin slices of good bread from Russell’s Bakery in Jerusalem. Shifra also brought us a generous serving of salad. Ilana was absolutely right in her opinion of Cohen Deli’s salads! Comprising cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, parsley, almonds, walnuts, tahini, olive oil, lemon and seas salt, this salad was a celebration of flavors and textures…a joy to the palate, an absolute winner! We were delighted with our visit to Cohen’s Deli, enjoying both the ambience and the food. The Cohen brothers recently opened another deli-café not far away – at 16 Harlap St., Rehavia.
24 Hizkiyahu Hamelech St.,
Open 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. weekdays
Fridays 7:30 to mid-afternoon
Photos by Shirley Burdick
- Written by MFA
Tel-Aviv Florentin neighborhood second most hip in world
In a city already known for its Bauhaus-style architecture, inspired street art, and 24-hour nightlife, Florentin is the go-to spot for artists, musicians, and people who dress like artists and musicians.
Thrillist recently posted the ten most hipster neighborhoods on earth, stating that although the neighborhood of Williamsburg, NY takes the number one spot, the USA certainly does not have the only say on "hip" as “from Singapore to Stockholm, whole neighborhoods have been overrun with raw denim, ironic sunglasses, and a deep appreciation of the superiority of vinyl records."
The Israeli neighborhood of Florentin in south Tel Aviv came in second place. Thrillist noted that "it's the blend of traditional culture and contemporary style that ultimately drew the hipster crowd there. In a city already known for its Bauhaus-style architecture, inspired street art, and 24-hour nightlife, Florentin is the go-to spot for artists, musicians, and people who dress like artists and musicians."
Florentin attracts many tourists and visitors to Tel Aviv, with its bohemian and eccentric mix of bars, cafes, restaurants and nightlife. Levinsky Street, with its profusion of spice stores and foodie shops, is also a great tourist attraction.
The other eight most hipster neighborhoods according to Thrillist are: Kreuzberg - Berlin, Germany; Malasaña - Madrid, Spain; Tiong Bahru - Singapore; Shoreditch - London, UK; Södermalm - Stockholm, Sweden; Fitzroy - Melbourne, Australia; Vesterbro - Copenhagen, Denmark; Amsterdam-Noord - Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Photo Tel-Aviv's hip Florentin neighborhood
Copyright: Israel Ministry of Tourism
- Written by Bat-Zion Susskind-Sacks
An Evening to Remember - Yaron Minkowski at Gindi TLV Fashion Week
The glamour surrounding the Israeli Fashion week was an integral part of last Tuesday’s event where a very unique experience awaited the guests. It was a twofold one.
The first was the line by top Israeli fashion designer, Yaron Minkowski. In the midst of strife, suffering and pain which has been an inseparable part of life in the middle east for Arabs and Israelis, Yaron was able to inject a ray of sunshine, a ray of Hope.
Yaron’s talent and vision joined hands to craft and forge a cemented alliance through the breath of art via the convergence of the ultimate defining symbols of garb, The Kaffiya, the traditional fabric worn by Arabs and his ingenious craftsmanship.
Minkowski envisioned an alternative solution to the current raging conflict. By fusing fashion with the prospects of collaboration between the feuding sides, Minkowski paved the way to Peace on the catwalk.
The models wore the colorful Kaffiya fabric design as glam dresses. The fabrics originated in Hebron and East Jerusalem and were hand delivered to Minkowski's studio in Tel Aviv by the Palestinian manufacturer himself.
The second was the unfolding for the first time of a new line by the youngest fashion designer in the world. Her identity should not come as a surprise. She is the daughter of Yaron Minkowski. Her name is Ori.
Ori launched her own fashion collection (OM) during her Bat-Mitzvah celebration when she was a mere 12 year old girl.
Now, at the age of 14 she has got her own line and was invited to present her own innocent designs at the Israeli fashion show. She was awarded with the honor to open the premiere scene.
It is noteworthy to mention that it is a prestigious opportunity for any Israeli designer to partake in such an event, let alone a girl Ori’s age who started sketching for her own pleasure at the tender age of 5 and later had them translated into fabrics. Her childhood dream was realized through the models who were wearing what once used to be an experiment of her infancy
Photos by Silvia Golan
- Written by USA Embassy
Ambassador Shapiro and Ms. Julie Fisher Celebrate Sukkot with Special Olympics Israel Athletes
Guests and athletes also treated to a dance workshop courtesy of BODYTRAFFIC
HERZLIYA PITUACH– U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro and Ms. Julie Fisher hosted a Sukkot reception at their home on Tuesday, September 29, to honor the extraordinary athletes, coaches, and families of the Special Olympics Israel team. The 40-member team competed and medaled in events ranging from basketball to table tennis at the Special Olympic World Games in Los Angeles last month.
Celebrating with the athletes was a diverse group of advocates from the public and private sectors, and civil society, who actively hire, work with, and advocate for those with disabilities in Israel.
“I may be the only one bearing the official title of Ambassador today,” Ambassador Shapiro said, “But each and every one of you is an Ambassador, truly representing the best of the human spirit.”
The event also featured a performance and workshop by dancers from BODYTRAFFIC, a Los Angeles-based dance troupe that is performing throughout Israel for a diverse group of audiences.
“These athletes are such an inspiration,” said Julie Fisher. “It was an absolute honor to be able to mark Sukkot with them, and others who are already doing so much for those in Israel’s disabled community.”
The night was capped by a fierce match between Ambassador Shapiro and Lin Kornhauser, Israel’s competitor in Ping-Pong. For video of the match, click here.
About the Special Olympics
Special Olympics is an international organization that promotes the profession of sports among people with intellectual disabilities, through the organization of sporting events and competitions in various sports, for ages 8 and up. The 2015 Special Olympics World Games featured 25 Olympic-style sports in venues throughout the Los Angeles region.
Founded in 2007, BODYTRAFFIC has surged to the forefront of the concert dance world, and was named “the company of the future” by the Joyce Theater Foundation. The company is conducting U.S. Embassy-sponsored workshops throughout Israel until October 11, working with incredibly diverse audiences – from professional dancers to mixed religious communities to those with autism.
Photo : Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv