Tel-Aviv, Israel
Dari, 32
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a bit about Dari

What are you working on these days?

Opening Mindspace’s new locations abroad, which includes everything from workers recruitment and training through getting everything ready for activity and designing the space.

What drives you mad these days?

Taxi drivers. They’re to blame for all the noise, car horns and the torn nerves of local Telavivians. I want to step into a taxi with an air horn at hand, every time they’ll use their car horn, I’ll honk mine in their ear. Interesting.

What makes you happy?

Getting goosebumps.

When was the last time you cried?

My little sister enlisted in the army. God save her.

What’s your latest musical obsession?

Junip, Line Of Fire. Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Swim and Sleep (Like A Shark).

What was the last movie you watched? Was it any good?

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. Was fucking amazing.

When it’s time for a new wardrobe, where do you go?

Bangkok. Seriously. Been 12 times.

What’s your go-to café in Tel Aviv – to meet a friend or use as your base for all your meetings?

Easy – Rothschild 12.

Where’s your favorite street or neighborhood to wander in Tel Aviv, the street or neighborhood that you won’t mind taking a detour for, just to walk through it?

My neighborhood – around Bialik sq., Kerem Hateimanim and the American Colony.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in Tel Aviv but never actually do?

I’ll never miss out doing something I love to do. That’s what I live for.

Who’s your hero (dead or alive) and where would you take them to show them a good time?

Chana Laslau. I’m crazy for that loon. When I was 4 years old she walked up to me on the street and told me I have a beautiful dress. Ever since then – it’s love. I’d take her for an open table at Ha’Achim.

What would make a perfect day in the sun for you?

Driving offroad until we find a deserted spot by the beach. Throw down a blanket, play frisbee and eat a lichy. Yum.

If it’s been raining outside for days and you’re sick of staying at home – where would you go?

Zvulun 10. It’s like being at home only with a waiter and excellent food.

What’s that place in Tel Aviv that you feel like only you know about? Where’s your secret spot and what make it special for you?

Tchernichovsky Bistro. Feels like you’re in Europe. Alone.

If tomorrow was your last day in Tel Aviv before you left for good, how and where would you spend it?

Morning – Yom Tov café at Kerem Hateimanim. Noon – Geula Beach. Afternoon – a shower at home and smoking a cigarette on Bialik square. Evening – A Place For Meat. Night – Sputnik.

Given the choice, mayor of which neighborhood would you be?

Kerem Hateimanim.

What’s the place in Tel Aviv (or places) you’ll never be caught dead in?

Cafe Noir. If I die, they’ll go out of business.

What’s the thing you love doing that isn’t work, relationship or family related?

Hula hooping. Reading design blogs. Planting pots, and vegetables. Pilates & yoga. Going to concerts – any concert. Cutting my friends’ hair. Eating lots of hummus.

You’ve just got the best news ever. Where would you go to celebrate and with whom?

Find a good chef on EatWith and invite as many people I love that would fit in.

When you feel like going on a night out, what’s the first place that you usually consider going to and why?

I’ll look for nice exhibitions and afterwards drink a glass of wine and eat a thin pizza at the Peacock.

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