The Luxe Life with Jaffa Hotel's beauty spa
Situated in the newly minted Jaffa Hotel, the L. Raphael Geneve luxury spa, owned by Israeli entrepreneur Ronit Raphael, is an exclusive offering that has been successful in international luxury hotels worldwide, including the Four Seasons in Manhattan, Hotel Martinez in Cannes and the Montage in Los Angeles, and has attracted the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Jane Fonda, and Juliette Binoche.
Israeli designer Noa Galler’s latest collection showcases effortless fun
Israeli fashion designer Noa Galler’s new summer collection for her brand Galler, is dubbed “Fly Away With Me”, reflecting the ease of an atmosphere of freedom and of endless possibilities Galler © Rotem Lebel The chill feel of vacationing works its way into Galler’s rich and colorful prints, combined with flowing elements, wild botanical patterns and the natural fabrics that Galler has become synonymous with: crisp cotton,perfectly-draped cupro, and rich silk, with items such as airy wrap dresses with hidden pockets on the sides and a small, sexy opening at the back; soft over-size cotton shirts, tunic dresses made of high quality viscose in exotic prints, and more. Galler © Rotem Lebel In the new collection, as in past seasons, there is no separation between every day and evening wear. In order to provide a versatile look that can move naturally between the two contrasting parts of the day, Galler makes sure to add to each item a unique and interesting touch that can transition it to all hours of the day and night, and also keep it completely unassociated with passing trends. The result is simple, yet chic with an added twist. Galler © Rotem Lebel Galler, 5 Alkalay St, Basel Sq, Tel Aviv (gallerdesign.com) Galler © Rotem Lebel
Israeli designers you'll want to know
Dodo Bar Or
Dorit Bar-Or started out in the public’s eye as an actress that gradually turned to a fashion icon and designer. Her first brand’s name was ‘Pas Pour Toi’ ('not for you' in French), and for fashion week in Tel Aviv, she personalized her brand, using her nickname: Dodo Bar-Or. In her designs, Bar-Or held true to her unique taste and love for the spicy flavors of the Middle East. She likes to mix oriental and rock n roll. Her signature style is underlined by specifically detailed embroideries and hand-made stitching. Her Arabic Keffiyeh styled dresses have already made a name for themselves worldwide before she even branched out. Bar-Or started her international adventure in Parisand later got featured in magazines such as Vogue Paris, Vogue Italy and British Vogue. Celebrities like: Demi Lovato, Kelly Osborne and Selena Gomez love wearing her unique clothes, and the stores: Net A Porter, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorfgoodman, and many more are selling her authentic handwork, high quality fabrics and leather crafted designs.
Since the age of 17, Alon Livné has worked in premiere luxury European houses to become one of Israel’s most prestigious fashion designers, having trained at Alexander McQueen in London and Roberto Cavalli in Florence. After winning “Project Runway” in Israel, demand for Alon’s work skyrocketed. In February 2013, he was invited to participate in Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week where he presented his Fall-Winter 2013 collection at Lincoln Center. The collection was described by critics as, “a darkly beautiful and wonderfully constructed collection of evening looks…well-tailored and chic.” Alon Livne presents his collections regularly at MBFW New York, and his Bridal line “Alon Livne White” is recognized worldwide for its luxurious, innovative and outstanding designs. Those searching for pieces from one of Israel's finest and most well known dress and womenswear designers should have no problem finding their dream piece here.