Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Five Stars and The Moon

Last week we were at an all-night concert in the Negev Desert. It was a promotion for Diet Coke titled, Five Stars and The Moon.  It was unique in that only 200 people could reserve and each had their own private tent, message and dinner was middle-eastern served in a communal tent. We danced the night away and breakfast was served breakfast the next morning. It must of been the combination of the cool morning desert air and a slight hang-over, but the omelette was one of the best i've tasted complete with a turkish coffee. We had a great time together and with friends. 

{situated in the desert}

Today's Inspiration

Source: via Genny on Pinterest

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Dentist

I always book my dentist appointments when I'm in Canada, for no other reason than routine. If there is one pain I enjoy, it's teeth cleaning. The entire trip satisfies me really, the sterile white office, the comfortable big chair, the soft tunes of the 90's, the free toothbrush and accessory bag in the end and of course my clean white teeth.

This year, however, we will not be in Canada and I took my first trip to the dentist here in Israel. Next time, I'll wait!  Why am I still shocked to enter a medical office in a bomb shelter, why! Upon being called into the office, I had to twist and contort my body around the exceptionally awkward 'excavator' type chair just to sit down. The dental hygienist then placed a seemingly small tissue on my upper chest, attached the suction tool to my tongue and placed the water spritzer tool under that. She began cleaning, drilling, torturing and while my tongue was being suctioned off, my face was being drenched from the spraying water.

If that was not unfortunate enough, I brought in my two little boys. I didn't want to bother getting a babysitter for just one hour and didn't think it was an issue. The entire "cleaning" process took about 30 minutes and they didn't move, not even a flinch. My boys sat there in utter disbelief, with their mouths closed! The usual unanswerable questions popped up in Hebrew as well, "do you floss, how often do you brush, how is your life...." and of course with blood dripping, water spraying, suction moving, I was unable to answer even "huuu haaa" but she kept on asking! Finally, I was able to spit and when I looked over at my boys, I said, "see, that didn't hurt a bit!" The next day my eldest managed to remind me that he never wanted to be or see a dentist in his life! Oh dear.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Our New Neighbors ::

We have new neighbors, in our backyard that is. A whale and a fish are new additions to our little neighborhood and the kids just love them. Created by Raphael Assraf, a kibbutz resident on the Galilee and a landscape designer by profession. Raphael is known for his clay sculptures, theatre masks, giant puppets and oil paintings. He works with children across the country. 

Thank you for our wonderful new friends!

For more information about Raphael Assraf and his work, please visit his website by clicking Here

Preparing for Back to School

Made in Israel and I just love it!

Tel Aviv Map Wallet | Designed by Efratul
Haifa Map Wallet | Designed by Efratul

Saturday, August 20, 2011

A Thought Before Immigrating to Israel :: a post from my notebook

I always carry my Prayer for Travelers. My own prayer to travel is wrapped around every letter. My red over-sized suitcase get packed and unpacked and when will it fly? I heard Hebrew in the terminal today and I dropped everything to follow, only my swivel chair welded to the floor held me back. This timeless terminal, where my day is your night and silence could mean disappointment or a goodnight's sleep. I go through the motions, "Good afternoon ladies and gentleman, Harbour Air flight 204 to downtown Vancouver is now ready for boarding. Could ALL passengers ...." and I proceed in auto-pilot and  gasp for air. I breath better in Israel. Passengers check-in and I wait to check-out. I haven't been the same since I left you.

Source: via Rachel on Pinterest

Thursday, August 18, 2011

My Dream Home :: Israel

I love interior design - i always have. I used to have a pile of plastic boxes filled with magazine cut-outs of rooms, paint colors, spaces and places I loved, and all fashion and home related articles. If only I had Pinterest back then to store everything on, I would still have my collection today. Over the years my many boxes shrunk to one and now none and I'm beginning to re-collect online, as a sort of hobby.

I came across a home recently in Israel that seemed to pop right out of my dreams and it's close to perfect. Spacious for little boys, simple, clutter free, designed wonderfully and LIGHT!

Location: Yad Hanna (a kibbutz just north of Tel Aviv)
Owners: "Messy" married couple with 2 young children
Design: by IM Design
Home: 190 m²

Welome Home ::

Source: via Genny on Pinterest
Source: via Genny on Pinterest

Source: via Genny on Pinterest
Source: via Genny on Pinterest

I found these photos and article from a great Israeli design site called bvd

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Yarn Shop in Ra'anana Israel

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

just for keepers

Hartzi, age 1 1/2 ...
Favorite youtube is ...

Yonatan, 3 1/2 ...
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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Happy Anniversary!

In honor of our wedding anniversary this week - a few photos from our special day.

Kala | wedding hall
we meet for the first time
our Chuppa outside
putting the veil over my face

after our vows

Reception Hall before our guests arrive

"I can conquer anything 
with one hand
as long as you are
holding the other"

Happy Anniversary


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