ISRAEL WITH EMMA KALFUS


NAME: Emma Kalfus

WHAT DO YOU DO: Stylist and Founder of Side-Note

SOCIALS: @emma_kalfus & @side_note

STAR SIGN: Gemini

LIVING: Sydney, Australia


SLEEP

Tel Aviv

The Montefiori, The Norman, Market House in Jaffa.

The whole city is buzzing but the special thing about the Montefiori is how small and boutique it is. If you can’t stay there, at least go for breakfast.

Neve Tzedek (An Airbnb here is a great option!)




EAT

The market ‘shuk’ in Jerusalem is the OG. It is called Machne Yehuda and 100% worth visiting. Endless good restaurants and cafés. 


My fave restaurants include: Herzl 16 by Rothschild 12, HaSalon, Romano, Brasserie (24hrs), Port Said.


Cafes: Dellal and Dellal Bakery, Delicatessen, Goj and Daniel (out of city but worth the trip), Machne Yehuda in Jerusalem



Eat anything in season. The Israeli’s can seriously make fresh produce and vegetables sensational. Try Jerusalem artichoke everything, all the cauliflower dishes and of course their shakshuka.




DO

See a show at the Susan Dellal Centre (contemporary dance like I’d never seen before).


Day trip to the Dead Sea and walks to Ein Gedi, day trip or overnighter to Jerusalem, Jerusalem Museum and Art Gallery (both in same location) beach, eat, eat, eat, drink, eat.


SHOP

The Jaffa Flea Market is good for trinkets and antiques and vintage fashion if you are happy to sift through.



PACK

Go in summer and just pack swimsuits, dresses, hats and sandals. Nothing else.



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