Tel-Aviv, Israel
Ella, 27
An Aspiring Artist
see her Tel-Aviv city guide

ask Ella about

activities sport activities bars & nightlife outdoor & attractions arts & culture shopping & fashion café thai food sushi street food sandwiches mediterranean food architecture theater fringe theater street art public art movie theaters museums boutiques record stores bycling beaches parks dance bars nightclubs pub wine bar

a bit about Ella

What are you working on these days?

Currently I am in the middle of solving an amazing 1000 dot to dot book.

What drives you mad these days?

The owner of my apartment – he avoids fixing our leak.

What makes you happy?

Riding my bicycle with my headphones on.

When was the last time you cried?

A few weeks ago, I watched a movie called Virgin Mountain at the cinema “Lev”. I cried and then denied it.

What’s your latest musical obsession?

Suuns – “Up Past The Nursery” . It makes me want to run \ dance.

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

I watched two great movies lately – “Amy” and “Virgin mountain”.

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

My sisters closet

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

"We Like you to" at Ben Tsiyon Boulevard. A place that captures TLV’s spirit- simple, fresh, sunny.

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?

currently, Levinski area

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

Being on vacation. Staying a fancy hotel (The Norman), chilling by the pool, reading a book and taking selfies.

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

Amy Winehouse. I would take her to Geula beach, she could use a rest in the sun.

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

My friends & me, at a very specific spot in the Yarkon park, or at Edith Wolfsohn park with a picnic that includes beer, strawberries and some very special cookies.

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

I would go to Tel Aviv Museum and then, have noodles at the “Giraffe”- one of my favorite Asian restaurants in the city.

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?

My school, Seminar HaKibutzim, is located in the north of Tel-Aviv. I studied theater there and the classes from the inside – they all look the same – black walls & floors and a piano and that is where the magic happens.

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

Eating hummus and crying.

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

Shapira – Neve Sha’anan. These places could use better treatment, lots of new street-lights, side walk fixing , and doing something about the huge empty – creepy building on HaAliya st.

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

I would never ride the horse – carriages by "Jerusalem beach". I think they are being abused.

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

I would order a big table at The Prince — one of the places tourists unfortunately don’t get to know well because of its location – a roof top of a simple building in Nahalat Binyamin St. I would also consider the “Diego san”‘s backyard and the Hostel 51.

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

Different places around the city - The Teder, the Pasaz’ and the Kuli Alma.

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

I love doing stuff that has to do with art. My main things are music film and theater but I also enjoy making my flower crowns, backing brownies, creating collages from old books and doing Yoga.

instagram profile