Tel-Aviv, Israel
Omer, 26
Musician & Fashionista
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What are you working on these days?

Getting back to songwriting for my band mostly.

What drives you mad these days?

I would say the humidity. Nobody likes wet people.

What makes you happy?

Exploring the world, creating music or art that I can express myself through and any really damn good party!

When was the last time you cried?

A few weeks ago. I had just heard a song that reminded me of a good friend of mine who passed away earlier this year.

What is playing on repeat in your earphones nowadays?

its a weird mix between hard-core/metal music and also a lot of techno.

What was the last movie you went to and was it any good?

Marvel’s Ant-Man. It was absolutely fantastic! I’m a sucker for marvel movies.

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

Definitely “INN7”. That store is one of a kind and unique, selling elite fashion you can’t find anywhere else. If you’re into dark/avant-garde fashion that store will blow you away.

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

Mostly “The Streets” café and actually my workplace itself, “JAVA TLV “. It’s inevitable, you know… Sometimes I like just getting my coffee to-go and sipping it in a nice sweet spot somewhere around town instead.

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?

It’s a hard choice but I would say Rothschild street, which is probably the essence of TLV. There is always something going on there 24/7!

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

go to the beach, unfortunately.

Who’s your hero (alive or dead)? Where would you take them out to eat or drink and why would you choose that place?

My only real hero is actually my grandpa. He was a secret agent/lawyer and his life story is way crazier than anyone I know. He is one of a kind. I would take him to a restaurant called “Said” – simple grilled Israeli food, nothing too shabby, but we used to eat there every year. I want him to see and feel a united family like we haven’t been in years. Well, he’s 92 so you get it.

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

A rooftop party! They are always a blast. Drinks, music, sun soaking and a skyline view – the perfect combo!

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

I’ve got a few spots scattered around town that are all covered and rain proof. In the winter, we usually grab tea and chill there watching the rainy 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?

There are many, but the one most people don’t know about is actually a 1 minute walk from my house: a small charming secret garden that you can only reach through a small passage in the street. I can go there whenever I’m sad or angry and even on a date. I’ve spent so much of my childhood there, too. Seriously, you wont even believe the stories I’ve got from there!

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

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

Neve Tzedek, the oldest and most gorgeous neighborhood in Tel Aviv. The architecture is completely different from the rest of the city. It’s so pastoral with its narrow and colorful streets, you can simply just forget that you’re still 10 minutes away from party town.

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

Clara, Shalvata and all those clubs where people’s phone screens matter more than what’s going on around them.

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

Travelling! There is nothing like landing somewhere you’ve never been before.

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

“The Block” club, for sure. With its amazing space, design, sound system and line ups you can almost never go wrong there on a Thursday night! It’s hard to compromise for less after you go there once.

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

It’s a though choice, but I like the old fashioned way of going to a fine restaurant and pop bottles. My belly always appreciates that as well. I would celebrate with my big brother and my best friends.

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