Tel-Aviv, Israel
Omer & Lee, 33, 27
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What are you working on?

Omer: Starting a new company that designs fashionable items for people with extraordinary needs. Lee: Dancing!

Omer:

Starting a new company that designs fashionable items for people with extraordinary needs. Lee: Dancing!

Lee:

Omer: Starting a new company that designs fashionable items for people with extraordinary needs. Dancing!

O:

Stupid, rude people.

L:

Intolerence, sexism, racism.

L:

Spending time with Omer; Dancing; Sunshine.

O:

What she said.

When was the last time you cried?

L:

When was the last time you cried? Probably about two weeks ago, because of “emotional differences”.

O:

6-7 months ago, After watching Ratatouille for the third time…

What is playing in your earphones?

O: I mostly listen to 106fm radio. L: Tulip or Turnip by Duke Ellington – my god, what a song!

O:

I mostly listen to 106fm radio. L: Tulip or Turnip by Duke Ellington – my god, what a song!

L:

O: I mostly listen to 106fm radio.  Tulip or Turnip by Duke Ellington – my god, what a song!

What was the last movie you saw?

Some Like it Hot - classic!

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

O: My favorite store is Sketch, though I don’t have a regular shopping spot. L: In second hand, vintage-inspired shops like Eshet Chail and Rak Shnia, and if there was a Uniqlo store in Tel Aviv it’d be my second home.

O:

When it’s time for a new wardrobe, where do you go? My favorite store is Sketch, though I don’t have a regular shopping spot. L: In second hand, vintage-inspired shops like Eshet Chail and Rak Shnia, and if there was a Uniqlo store in Tel Aviv it’d be my second home.

L:

When it’s time for a new wardrobe, where do you go? O: My favorite store is Sketch, though I don’t have a regular shopping spot. In second hand, vintage-inspired shops like Eshet Chail and Rak Shnia, and if there was a Uniqlo store in Tel Aviv it’d be my second home.

What’s your go-to café in Tel Aviv?

O & L: Our neighbourhood café is Liselotte. Super nice staff, good food (especially breakfast-type dishes) and a 3 minute walking from our flat. If we feel adventurous we go to Brasserie, Hotel Montifiore or Delicatessen.

O & L:

Our neighbourhood café is Liselotte. Super nice staff, good food (especially breakfast-type dishes) and a 3 minute walking from our flat. If we feel adventurous we go to Brasserie, Hotel Montifiore or Delicatessen.

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

O: I like Neve Tzedek for the small scale houses and streets L: I really like Kerem HaTeimanim and all the small streets around the HaCarmel Market.

O:

I like Neve Tzedek for the small scale houses and streets L: I really like Kerem HaTeimanim and all the small streets around the HaCarmel Market.

L:

O: I like Neve Tzedek for the small scale houses and streets  I really like Kerem HaTeimanim and all the small streets around the HaCarmel Market.

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

L & O: Swim in the sea right after sunrise. But we’re just too lazy to wake up that early…

L & O:

Swim in the sea right after sunrise. But we’re just too lazy to wake up that early…

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

O: Itzhak Rabin, former Israeli prime minister, whom I’d love to take to Matti near Levinski Market for the best beer in Tel Aviv. L: I’d love to dine with Haruki Murakami in Catit. It’s delicious and intimate.

O:

Itzhak Rabin, former Israeli prime minister, whom I’d love to take to Matti near Levinski Market for the best beer in Tel Aviv. L: I’d love to dine with Haruki Murakami in Catit. It’s delicious and intimate.

L:

O: Itzhak Rabin, former Israeli prime minister, whom I’d love to take to Matti near Levinski Market for the best beer in Tel Aviv. I’d love to dine with Haruki Murakami in Catit. It’s delicious and intimate.

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

L & O: Starting the day early at the beach, having brunch at one of our previously mentioned cafés, a nap at noon and finishing off with a drink on the tribunes at Frishman beach at sunset.

L & O:

What would make a perfect day in the sun for you? Starting the day early at the beach, having brunch at one of our previously mentioned cafés, a nap at noon and finishing off with a drink on the tribunes at Frishman beach at sunset.

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

L & O: Getting a dose of culture at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the movies or the theatre.

L & O:

Getting a dose of culture at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the movies or the theatre.

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

L & O: At HaCarmel Market, there’s this cheese (and more) unpretentious shop called Shamay Brothers, that sells the BEST goat milk feta cheese in town. We just LOVE our feta cheese.

L & O:

At HaCarmel Market, there’s this cheese (and more) unpretentious shop called Shamay Brothers, that sells the BEST goat milk feta cheese in town. We just LOVE our feta cheese.

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

O & L: We would spend the whole day at the beach, with stops for food: breakfast at Hotel Montifiore, sabich for lunch and Anita‘s ice-cream for dessert; fresh fish at Barbounia for dinner, and a final toast at The Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar with a fancy cocktail.

O & L:

We would spend the whole day at the beach, with stops for food: breakfast at Hotel Montifiore, sabich for lunch and Anita‘s ice-cream for dessert; fresh fish at Barbounia for dinner, and a final toast at The Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar with a fancy cocktail.

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

L: Ramat Aviv A (the “old” one near the university), where I grew up. I have such wonderful memories of that neighborhood (excuse me for being nostalgic), and I wish it’d stay as calm, quiet and lovely as it was when I was a child.

L:

Ramat Aviv A (the “old” one near the university), where I grew up. I have such wonderful memories of that neighborhood (excuse me for being nostalgic), and I wish it’d stay as calm, quiet and lovely as it was when I was a child.

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

O & L: Any of the bars on Dizingoff street, really.

O & L:

Any of the bars on Dizingoff street, really.

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

L: Read books O: Swing dancing!

L:

What’s the thing you love doing that isn’t work, relationship or family related? Read books O: Swing dancing!

O:

What’s the thing you love doing that isn’t work, relationship or family related? L: Read books Swing dancing!

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

O & L: We don’t really go for a night out that much… We prefer having a drink on our beautiful rooftop. Though when we do, it’s usually for dancing or for a music concert at Zappa Tel Aviv, or sometimes at The Barbie.

O & L:

We don’t really go for a night out that much… We prefer having a drink on our beautiful rooftop. Though when we do, it’s usually for dancing or for a music concert at Zappa Tel Aviv, or sometimes at The Barbie.

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

L: With Omer and my Dad at either Barbunia (fish) or Furama (Dim Sum). It’s not the fanciest of places but I just know what I like. O: On our roof with friends, drinking margaritas.

L:

With Omer and my Dad at either Barbunia (fish) or Furama (Dim Sum). It’s not the fanciest of places but I just know what I like. O: On our roof with friends, drinking margaritas.

O:

L: With Omer and my Dad at either Barbunia (fish) or Furama (Dim Sum). It’s not the fanciest of places but I just know what I like. On our roof with friends, drinking margaritas.