Tel-Aviv, Israel
Ellie, 31
Book Shop Owner & Screenwriter
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What are you working on?

A cool website for our shop and a new musical.

What drives you mad these days?

People who ask if we’ve got the new Fifty Shades of Grey book.

What makes you happy?

When it rains. And Hummus!

When was the last time you cried?

Just saw Me, Earl and the Dying Girl. I finished a box of tissues.

What is playing in your earphones nowadays?

I recently discovered Spotify, so basically every hip hop list out there.

What was the last movie you went to?

Straight Outa Compton. Pretty mediocre.

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

Zara or Asos.

Where’s your favourite street or neighbourhood to wander in Tel Aviv?

One of the two. Either my old school complex near HaAtzmaut graden or Neve Tzedek. I can get lost there for hours.

What’s your go-to café in Tel Aviv?

Cafelix or Baccio.

What do you LOVE to do in the city but never actually do?

Run at one of the many marathons. It looks like fun and I love running, but it’s too crowded.

Who’s your hero and where would you take them out to eat or drink in Tel Aviv?

David Bowie, for sure. I’d take him to drink and dance at the Anna Lulu bar. Would be great to see him dance to Arab music.

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

Going to the beach to read a book. Maybe even to seat at the park and have a picnic.

It’s raining for days and you’re sick of staying at home – where would you go?

By day, sit at the Nechama Vahetzi. By night, go to dance in the Kuli Alma I guess.

What’s a place in Tel Aviv you feel like only you know about?

Do I have to tell you? It wouldn’t be my secret anymore. I’ll give you my second best place – Golda/ Dubnov garden. It’s quiet, green and peaceful.

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

I’d throw a party at my big balcony or perhaps go to a hip-hop party.

If you were given a choice, mayor of which neighborhood would you be?

I’d be the mayor of Jaffa. I think its an amazing area with lots of neglect.

What’s the place in Tel Aviv you’ll never be caught dead in?

North of Tel Aviv. It’s beyond the wall and there are white walkers over there.

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

Catch a movie at the cinema or going to hip-hop parties

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

The Pasáž, because of their hip hop parties.The Block, great parties but occasionally too crowded.

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

I’d go to Pronto, the best restaurant in town, with some friends. On me!