Showing posts from 2017

Barbara Shaw Gifts - My Bad Experience

Several months ago, I stopped in the Barbara Shaw shop on Emek Refaim in Jerusalem after I received an email advertising a bag that I liked. The tote bag was not in stock, but the salesperson offered to ship it to my house in Israel (I paid the cost of the bag and delivery upfront). When I called the store after several weeks had gone by without the delivery of a bag, the salesperson promised to send another one. When I called a second time as months had gone by and still no bag received, the store refused to do anything. Despite my request, I did not receive a refund nor a bag (and no proof of delivery).  I have ordered items worldwide and have never faced a situation where a vendor has not delivered the product or a refund. Needless to say, I will not be patronizing Barbara Shaw gifts anymore!

Whiskey Bar - a wow experience even if you are not a whiskey lover

Recently, we had an amazing evening at the Whiskey Bar and Museum in the Sarona complex in Tel Aviv. Being surrounded by 1,000 whiskey bottles with the chance to try whiskeys from all over the world must be heaven for whiskey lovers. But the very hip atmosphere of the underground wine cellar and the excellent food from appetizers to desserts will win everyone else over as well (and the whiskey cocktails and whiskey dessert are a must, even if you are not a whiskey lover!).

Whiskey Bar - Sarona Compound, Tel Aviv - 03-955-1105 Reservations highly recommended

See the Country on a Segway

Segways may be of limited use in "real life", but they are a great way to see the nooks and crannies of Israel. Many tourists "segway" in Jerusalem (highly recommended), without realizing that segway tours can be even more interesting in other parts of the country. The Segs company has an expansive list of segway tours offered all over Israel. I did both the Jaffa and Haifa two hour tours which were the perfect way to get to know the ins and outs of each of these places.  Both times the guides were informative and entertaining.  I am looking forward to seeing the rest of the country!

Segs - - - 054-585-0405 - reservations a must - specify if you need an English tour AND participants must be age 16 and older