Anna Kopito

  • Online magazine founder
  • explorer
  • creative mind

Anna was born (and grew up) in Stockholm to Polish parents and moved to Tel Aviv four years ago. In 2012, she founded the renowned online magazine ‘Telavivian’.

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My 24 Hours in Tel Aviv

My perfect 24 hours in Tel Aviv start with an early morning yoga session at the Studio Naim, on the Rothschild boulevard. Afterwards I have a sumptuous brunch in the beautiful neighbourhood of Neve Tzedek, at the café and cake shop Dallal. Or I head to the seaside and sit down for breakfast at the restaurant Manta Ray, which is right by the water. Before meeting up with a friend, I look for a shady spot on the beach to lie down with a book, and read for a little while.

Well-rested and keen to get our hands on some fashionable new pieces, me and my friend start checking out our favourite local designer shops and studios: Aviva Zilberman, Maya Bash, Agas and Tamar, Boutique 5, Hoko, Roni Bar, Tres, Hannah Studio, Common Raven, Maya Negri, Olive Thomas, Born From Rock (jewelry!). Also high up on our list is Verner, which has the best selection of international high fashion.

When we’re done with our shopping marathon I definitely need a coffee break at Café Habima before spoiling myself with a session of Japanese beauty treatment at the spa Yoko Kitahara.

On my way home to get ready for an exciting evening in Tel Aviv, I think about what the next hours have in store for me. If there is a new show by the Batsheva Dance Company on stage, I’m definitely going to watch it. Or I could go and visit a new art exhibition at one of my favourite galleries: Alon Segev, Rosenfeld, CCA or the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

For dinner I enjoy a baked potato with sour cream and a glass of arak at Port Said. Simple but sensational! Other restaurants I love are Diego San, Dalida, Bindella, Claro, Ha’achim, A La Rampa or The Norman.

I feel like having a post-dinner drink, so I’m heading to one of these cool bars: Uganda, Jajo Vino, Shaffa Bar, Kuli Alma or Levontin 7.

If I could have a staycation and have the opportunity to spend a night at one of the many amazing boutique hotels in town, I would have a hard time deciding between the Mendeli, the Brown Beach House or the Shenkin Hotel, for sure.

For more information about amazing Tel Aviv and the lifestyle this city provokes, check out our online magazine Telavivian.

Locations



Studio NaimRothschild Blvd 4, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

A beautiful studio which holds many classes in Yoga and Pilates.
DallalShabazi 10, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

French pastries with a touch of Israeli flavours.
Manta RayProf. Yehezkel Kaufmann St, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Breakfast with a view: enjoy your pancakes and other treats while you watch the waves.
Aviva ZilbermanHaCarmel Street 16, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Cool, chic and still comfortable: Aviva Zilberman’s fashion is perfect for everyday wear.
Maya BashBarzilai St 13, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

Simple cuts and cool prints are Maya Bash’s trademark.
Agas and TamarShabazi St 43, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

A wonderful jewellery store.
Boutique 5Lincoln Street 5, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

A hidden gem, full of extremely hip fashion by local and international designers.
HokoSgula 6, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

Women's fashion by the talented designer Hagit Hazan. Check out another underground label, Juliette, right next door.
Roni BarHaMiktso'a Street 4, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

Avant-garde fashion by the renowned designer Roni Bar.
TresShefer Street 17, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

The three designers of the label ‘Tres’ aim at designing sophisticated fashion for the urban woman, suitable for every day.
Common RavenBeit Eshel Street 19, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

Fashion dreams in black, white and silver. Get yourself a killer party outfit or a sleek leather jacket at the Common Raven store.
Maya NegriAhad Ha'Am Street 10, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

Maya Negri’s designs cover everything from casual to elegant to flamboyant.
Olive ThomasSderot Masaryk 19, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

Shoes, shoes, shoes—canvas or leather, flat or heel, cool or casual. In this store, every is a highlight.
Born From RockYehuda ha-Levi 48, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

Several stores in the city carry these wonderful collections of jewellery (e.g. Verner, Boutique 5, Aviva Zilberman). The fine pieces will enhance any look!
VernerTiomkin 2, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

Get your hands on the latest gems of the international high fashion scene here.
Café HabimaBen Tsiyon Blvd 31, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

Tasty sandwiches, pastry and coffee. The perfect spot to take a little break from an intense shopping or sightseeing tour.
Yoko KitaharaHaShahaf St 22, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

This place is not only the ideal place to rest and pamper the soul, mind and body, it’s a beautiful temple of design as well.
Alon Segev GalleryRothschild Blvd 6, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

Enjoy contemporary art by newcomers as well as established artists.
Rosenfeld GalleryHa-Mif'al St 1, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

The industrial area where the Rosenfeld Gallery is located has established itself as a centre of art over the last few years. Worth checking out if art is your thing.
CCATsadok ha-Cohen St 2, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

The Centre for Contemporary Art shows exhibitions of all kinds and sets up different art projects (artist talks, performances etc.) on a regular basis. This unconventional and experimental art space has much to see on offer.
Tel Aviv Museum of ArtSderot Sha'ul HaMelech 27, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

The different departments cover the most important periods and movements of international and Israeli art.
Port SaidHar Sinai St 5, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

This is currently the place to be in Tel Aviv. Vibrant atmosphere, a vintage interior, delicious food and awesome people. It’s always busy here, so come early and stay late!
Diego SanHa-Mashbir St 2, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

Fantastic soul food.
DalidaZevulun St 7, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

Great food and drinks, and a warm atmosphere.
BindellaMontefiore Street 27, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

Italian delicacies fused with Israeli style—Bindella has the best of both worlds.
ClaroHaArba'a St 23, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Mediterranean farm-to-table cuisine in a beautiful ancient building.
Ha'achimIbn Gabirol Street 12, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Traditional Israeli cuisine in a modern and stylish setting. Huge windows give the place a friendly and welcoming look from outside (from inside as well!).
A La RampaHa'Amal Street 21, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

Relaxed atmosphere and an awesome vegetarian and vegan menu! If you’re lucky, there’ll even be a live band playing when you pass by.
The NormanNakhmani St 25, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

The Norman is one of the most beautiful hotels in the city and its restaurant is in a league of its own. Have an aperitif on the darling rooftop terrace.
UgandaSimtat Beit HaBad 5, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

A cool, artsy bar which regularly hosts live bands.
Jajo VinoShabazi St 44, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

This is fine dining at its best, but feel free to only have a glass of their excellent variety of wine at the beautiful bar. They’ve got one restaurant in Neve Tzedek and one in Sarona.
Shaffa BarNakhman St 3, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Owing to its being located in the middle of the busy flea market in Old Jaffa, the atmosphere in the Shaffa Bar is always energetic and colourful—heaps of fun!
Kuli AlmaMikveh Israel St 10, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

A true hub of creativity, inspiration, music, people, drinks, conversation, dance and the rest of the good stuff. Come on in and see for yourself!
Levontin 7Levontin Street 7, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

The Levontin 7 is famous for its live music performances in an intimate setting. Grab a drink and enjoy the music!
MendeliMendele Mokher Sfarim St 5, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

It’ll only take you two minutes to walk from this magnificent design hotel to the Frishman Beach.
Brown Beach HouseHa-Yarkon St 64, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

The quirky but tasteful interior will brighten up anyone’s mood immediately, as will the hotel's ‘Flamingo Bar’.
Shenkin HotelBrenner St 21, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

The Shenkin Boutique Hotel is situated in the heart of the city and is an ideal starting point for almost any activity.
‘Tel Aviv is a very dynamic city, always changing, always surprising. It is alive and free and it will make you feel the same!’
  • Have brunch at the lovely Manta Ray restaurant (beach vibes included)
  • The Norman hotel runs a fantastic restaurant.
  • Visit the oldest part of Tel Aviv—beautiful Jaffa.
  • Get some sand on your feet—the ultimate symbol of vacation! This the view of Tel Aviv Beach from Jaffa.
  • I love having breakfast at Manta Ray! © Manta Ray
  • Great live music is performed on a regular basis at Kuli Alma. © Ben Palhov
  • Have a cocktail and popcorn with funky flavours at San Diego.
  • Tel Aviv is a very dynamic city, always changing, always surprising.
  • The Brown Beach House is the place I’d choose to go on staycation—quirky, beautiful and right by the beach!
  • One of my favourite galleries: Gallery Alon Segev. © Gallery Alon Segev
  • An fantastic place to stay at the heart of Tel Aviv: the Shenkin Hotel.
  • Bindella is a stylish restaurant with great food. © Bindella
  • Kuli Alma is all about culture: music, art, food—everything happens here. © Ben Palhov
  • Enjoy extoardinary seafood at Manta Ray! © Manta Ray
  • Port Said is without doubt one of the hottest places that has opened up in recent years in Tel Aviv.
  • Born From Rock is definitely worth checking out if you have a soft spot for jewellery. © Michael Topyol
  • Have a well-deserved break at the spa Yoko Kitahara. © Yoko Kitahara
  • The one-of-a-kind Tel Aviv Museum.
  • Make the most of your night and listen to a live performance at Kuli Alma. © Ben Palhov
  • Tres is a designer collective of three women who create super cool fashion for us ladies—what are you waiting for? © Tres
  • Get a drink at the bar and dance the night away at Kuli Alma. © Ben Palhov
  • The Center for Contemporary Art is an unconventional art space you definitely you should definitely check out when in Tel Aviv! © Youval Hai
  • The Tel Aviv Museum of Art is the place to experience Israeli art of all periods.
  • Give your body and soul a treat at Yoko Kitahara! © Yoko Kitahara
  • Yay, it’s a spa day today! © Yoko Kitahara
  • Bindella has perfected the taste Italian delicacies with a twist of Israeli cuisine. © Bindella
  • The day might be over, but the night is only beginning. Make it a special one in Tel Aviv.

My thoughts about Tel Aviv

What do you love about your destination?

Tel Aviv is a very dynamic city, always changing, always surprising. It is alive and free and it will make you feel the same!

Which music fits best to your destination?

Beach House, Whitney and Amason.

What‘s a "must do" in your destination?

Try to make it a happy mixture of beach life as well as city life. Relax on the beach and have electrifying and amazing experiences with art, food, architecture and design in between in the city

I live in Tel Aviv because of its people, the sea, the food and the overall rhythm of the city.
The online magazine Telavivian is a great opportunity to get to know the city and its vibe—check us out!
Tel Aviv is a place rich in culture and full of creative people. © Ben Palhov

Take a vacation into My life

What’s your background?

My parents are actually Polish, but I was born and raised in Sweden and I moved to Israel four years ago. Even though I call both Stockholm and Tel Aviv my home bases, I currently prefer living in Tel Aviv because of its people, the sea, the food and the overall rhythm of the city.

What is the best moment of the day?

Walking through the city during the golden hour, when the sun is about to set. Everything becomes more beautiful in this perfect light.

What inspires you?

The contrasts between Europe and the Middle East.

How would a good friend describe you?

As somebody who asks many—maybe too many—questions.

Your lifestyle in 5 words?

Jewish. Arts. Travel. Cinema. Feminism.

Which books, newspapers or magazines do you read?

Dagens Nyheter and Haaretz.

Which films blow your mind?

Series: Curb your Enthusiasm, especially the episode entitled ‘Seinfeld’.
Movies: Mustang. Wild Tales. Intimate Grammar.

Person you’d like to sit next to in an airplane?

Sheryl Sandberg.

What are your favourite destinations around the globe?

Warsaw, Copenhagen and New York.

Your life philosophy?

Take it day by day.

Suitcase, Backpack or Weekender?

Backpack.

What else should we know about you?

Next summer, I would love to hop on a train and travel through all of Europe.

Travelling is…

movement, discoveries, memories, shapes, colours and knowledge.

Life is…

seeing a new place, meeting a new person and having a new thought.

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