The “Jersey Shore” virus is spreading … and no country is immune — because Israel has a Snooki of their very own … but she’s adamant about one thing — she’s no “f**king whore!!”
Her name is Lihi Griner — she came in second on “Big Brother: Israel” — and she’s an aspiring reality train show wreck … who’s hoping she can one day out-trash The Snook.
It’s gonna take hard work … a TON of booze … and a punch-resilient face. God speed.
One of the oldest bazaars in the world, the Jaffa flea market is now rapidly becoming the hottest new location in Tel Aviv, famed for fashion and food.
The Jaffa flea market is one of the oldest bazaars in the world. Whereas it used to be a place to find knick-knacks and second-hand furniture or clothing, today it is also rapidly becoming one of the trendiest spots in Israel.
Fashion designers, artists, antique dealers and gourmet chefs have all converged upon the portside area just south of Tel Aviv, making it a destination for bargain hunters and fashionistas from Israel and abroad, and even a newly desirable place to live.
“It’s not exactly Soho in NY or Camden in London,” says Ava Rodan of Alma Jewelry. “It’s an original place where you can find really old antiques or new shops with a lovely atmosphere.”
Jerusalem Beer Festival features international and local producers, music and merriment.
The Old Jerusalem Train Station was the setting for the seventh annual Jerusalem Beer Festival, featuring booths serving more than 100 international beers and more than 20 local producers from boutique breweries to tiny home operations.
Festival producer Eli Giladi stresses that this is the only such festival not sponsored by a beer maker. And lots of non-natives come to check it out.
“We’re originally from California,” says a representative of Isra-Ale (http://thewinemaker.homestead.com/Beer-Styles.html), who intended to start a brewery the minute he immigrated to Israel. “Everybody told us we’re stupid to do such a thing, because nobody drinks in Israel. They were wrong!” he concludes with a laugh.
Herzl Beer was there offering flavors including “Cuban cigar,” accomplished with the aid of oak chips and the leaves of the cigars. Pretty tasty.
The Israeli branch of aircraft manufacturer Boeing has been chosen one of the 20 “coolest” offices in the world, in an annual competition organized by Autodesk (makers of the drafting program AutoCAD), the architecture website Architizer and Inc.com, a site for entrepreneurs.
The award is described as “a way to show the business world how intelligent design and innovative space planning can create a workplace that is more than a sum of its parts,” with designers and architects asked to nominate their own projects.
The Boeing offices, located on the 16th floor of the Museum Tower in Tel Aviv, were planned by Orbach Halevi architects with a budget of NIS 1.5 million. The design includes imagery from the world of flight, like huge windows reminiscent of an airport and a wall of airplane windows through which the company’s various models are displayed.
Full story via Haaretz