Tel-Aviv, Israel
Noa, 27
Jewelry Design Student
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a bit about Noa

What are you working on?

Just enjoying my student life and going with the flow.

What drives you mad these days?

Wondering if winter will ever come to Tel Aviv. And some things that have to do with our little country’s government.

What makes you happy?

Goodies from abroad, especially cool magazines – good for inspiration.

When was the last time you cried?

Probably from laughing. Crying is a good thing.

What is playing in your earphones?

Drake ,Erykah Badu,Sza, Daniel Caesar

What was the last movie you went to?

“Amy” – moving and gripping.

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

I am a huge fan of the local fashion industry. We have some amazing young designers, so a trip to some of the shops and boutiques would probably be great fun.

What’s your go-to café in Tel Aviv?

I don’t have just one, but most of the time you can find me at Cafelix – Shlomo Hamelech. It’s good for people who appreciate good roasted coffee.

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

I love Gan HaHashmal, which is in the Southern part of Tel Aviv. Good shops, a good vibe and a very cosy neighborhood at night. Generally a good place if you wanna go out.

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

I think I should take more advantage of the beach in Tel Aviv. If you’re an animal lover go to the “Dog Beach” next to the Hilton hotel. Lots of dogs running around and people playing “matkot”. Pure fun on Friday afternoon. I should definitely do that more.

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

Hero… That’s a big word. Nowadays I really love what FKA twigs has been doing when it comes to her visual art, music and style. Maybe we’d go to eat hummus at “Mashawsha” in pinsker, I think she would like it.

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

When its not that hot I really enjoy going to Hayarkon Park. Bring a blanket and some yummy things, and just lay down and relax.

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

During the day time, I would visit Tel Aviv Museum. Other than what’s inside, also check out the new building from the outside – it’s pretty cool. For me rain is a good thing so a chill night at Nechama Vahetzi – a cafe that has plenty of space but still with a home-like feel, a mixed playlist and cheap booze. If you are a smoker you can even smoke inside.

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

There’s a small shop called “Siso” on Allenby street (93). If you’re like me – the silver kind when it comes to your jewelry – then that’s the place for you. So many things to choose from, and every piece is unique and sells for a very good price. The only thing you want to keep in mind before going there is you might stay awhile – the place is full of stuff.

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

I think I’d start with dinner at Hanoi restaurant – Asian cuisine. They have great food, interesting dishes and I love their jasmine tea. Later I’d probably go to Port Said and finish my day there with a late snack – the best French toast.

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

I can’t really see it happening, but I think I’d choose the area where I live, the “Old North” neighborhood. It’s quiet and yet close enough to all the central and busy places (Lev Ha’Ir), but I think we should spice it up a bit.

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

“The Tachana” – It had good potential, but it’s just OK. Me and my friends don’t really go there. As for the night life- the Tel Aviv port is considered a touristy area.

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

Good news are always a great reason to celebrate, whether its going to dinner at a good restaurant like “Goocha” or having a chill night at home with friends and good wine (which I buy at Delicatessen – they have an amazing deli).

What do you love doing the most that is not work, relationship or family related?

Just walking around in the streets, exploring and looking for inspirations and seeing what’s new in my town.

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

Kuli Alma – Good vibes. You don’t really need more than that.

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