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a bit about Roni
What are you working on now?
Desperately trying to finish a new play I've been working on, but most of the time i'm just hanging with my little man, my 2 year old son - Ari.
What drives you mad these days?
People that have extreme and strong opinions that are based on religion beliefs, instead of knowledge and common sense. That, and the humidity in Tel Aviv.
What are the things that make you happy?
My son and chillin' activities over the weekends.
When was the last time you cried?
I was watching "Toy Story" with my son and wept like a little girl at the end of it. Ari couldn't be bothered, by the way.
What’s currently playing on repeat in your earphones?
The new Snoop Dogg album, The Weekend, and Neil young's "Harvest"- my son's favourite.
What was the last movie you've watched?
I saw an hilarious and touching Israeli documentary about Chico & Diko, two magicians that were huge In Israel during the 80's, and now dealing with the fact that the glory days are over. That, and Dr. Dre's "straight outta compton", which was fun.
When it’s time for a new wardrobe, where do you go?
I do most of my shopping online - ASOS usually. I also shop at ZARA and at local vintage stores.
What’s your go-to café in Tel Aviv?
The most important thing for me in a cafe is the aproximity to my house and the quality of the food. That's why "Orna & Ella"(cafe-restaurant) on Shenkin street is perfect. A true Tel avivian establishment with the best food EVER.
Where’s your favourite street or neighbourhood to wander in Tel Aviv?
Kerem Hateimanin - the best Humus, small cool spices shops and right by Ha'carmel market.
What’s the thing you LOVE to do in Tel Aviv but never actually do?
Go to the beach.
Who’s your hero and where would you take them out for a bite or a drink?
I would love to take Louis CK out for a burger. probably at "Vitrina" on Ibn Gabirol street or at the "Peacock" on Marmorek street.
What would make a perfect day in the sun for you?
Take a sandwich and a coffee from the "We Like You Too" coffee kiosk on Ben Zion boulevard, then sit at Habima square or Yaakov Garden. From there, at the afternoon, go to Kiryat Sefer garden - a great place to hang out with kids.
If it’s been raining outside for days but you don't feel like staying in - where would you go?
I would probably go and have some delicious Udon noodle soup at "The Bun", a great asian restaurant next to Nachalat Binyamin street.
Where’s your secret Tel Aviv spot?
It's not really a spot or a particular place, but for me Allenby street is a true diamond in the rough. It's considered a super trashy street, but some of my best finds are from there. And just a bit south of where Allenby street ends, starts an area of very cool, cheap toy stores.
If tomorrow was your last day in Tel Aviv before you left for good, how would you spend it?
I would spend my time eating good food with good friends and finish it with some drinks, probably at "Shishko" on Har Sinai street.
If you were given a choice, mayor of which neighbourhood would you like to be?
I guess Noga or the Lev Hair neighbourhood.
Where in Tel Aviv you would won't be caught dead in?
The shore strip's restaurants and bars are very "touristy" for me. Don't expect seeing me there.
What's the thing you love doing that isn't work, relationship or family related?
I love to paint. wether it's on canvas, paper, clothes or ceramic puts. I usually buy my art equipment at Arta store in Nachalat Binyamin street.
When you feel like going on a night out, what's the first place that you usually consider going to?
If I wanna go out for drinks with friends I usually go to the Peacock - its a casual neighbourhood bar and the food is amazing. I also love the imperial - a classy cocktail bar.
You've just got the best news ever. Where would you go to celebrate and with whom?
I Will probably go to celebrate at a good expensive restaurant with my husband. Probably Taizu or Shila.