My most favorite trips are the ones I have taken with my husband and my entire family — parents, brothers and whole crew. I come from a very large Persian-Jewish family and I really enjoy hanging out with them. Also growing up we never really went anywhere or took vacations, so to be able to go away together now really makes it extra special. This past summer we went to Israel for my younger brother's medical school graduation and it was epic. Firstly, because we were all there for such an incredible reason, and secondly because we stayed in this awesome hotel called the Market House in Old Jaffa in the Shuk Hapishpeshim flea market (which literally translates to the Shuk with the Fleas). It's the most charming place I have ever been, steps from the hustle of Tel Aviv and it felt like a cooler, more chill version of Williamsburg. The area is filled with artists and young kids, and Its also the one place where the Israelis and Palestinians live side by side and eat at the same spots and it just feels so good. In my dream world, I would rent a little apartment there and go back every year with the whole crew.
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MEET | GELAREH MIZRAHI
Featured 2.20-2.26.17 | Before I launch into my lengthy missive on my love for handbag designer Gelareh Mizrahi, I just want to clear up one thing: she is NOT related to Isaac. She does, however, have a brother named Isaac. But he's not fashion designer, he's a doctor. So yes, there are two Isaac Mizrahis out there. Anyway. Let's talk more about Gelareh because, ummm ... she's awesome. A Persian Jew who was born in Iran and moved to Washington DC in 1990 (this site is quickly becoming my favorite Anti-Trump statement), she grew up with a passion for street style and contemporary art that led her into the world of fashion, and then to her eponymous line of super luxe handbags made for a new generation. Each bag is made of sustainable python and yes, they're beautiful and incredibly crafted, but more than that, they are the perfect blend of serious fashion and tongue in cheekiness (her most well known collection may be the Stoned Collection. I think you probably get it, right?). She's gorgeous, talented and smart and her selects are just as impressive.
Welcome to Gelareh's week.