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EIGHT30 claro restaurant tel aviv Yael Kimelman Life By B
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LIFE BY B

“What does she do for a living???” is probably the most common question I’m asked about Yael Kimelman – an influencer known as the blogger behind Life by B, who nurtures a photogenic Instagram account that’s filled with cynical humor, has about 45,000 followers and most importantly – she’s my friend!

When I reply to the question, explaining that in the “new world” – people combine a number of occupations according to their skillset rather than limiting themselves to one route only, at best – I receive a confused look, and at worst – odd sayings about the Y generation and the selfie culture. By the way, when you start discussing business models and revenue… How can I put it… The picture changes entirely ;-)

So, I decided to invite Yael Kimelman to an indulgent brunch at Claro restaurant – as bloggers do – to set the record straight regarding all things concerning “new world people”, who maintain an oh so photogenic life and diverse career – all via their cellphone.  Continue Reading

EIGHT30 lilach elgrably daniel wellington daniella lehavi POLI HOUSE HOTEL TEL AVIV H STERN 5
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Recalculating route

Last week I went back to the office.

I started a new position as the Marketing Manager of a large, influential law firm called GKH Law (or ”Gross“ – as it is known within the industry). 170 lawyers, a large administrative team, in short – madness.

And so – the transformation is complete!

I‘m going back to a law firm, but this time – in the right position ;-) Continue Reading

EIGHT30 - KISIM handbag - ronen chen - career women
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Kisim is Esrim

(“Es-rim” – the Hebrew word for twenty)

Perhaps it’s the new year that just started, or the fact that in a few months – a new decade begins in my life (talk to me in June), I really don’t know… But lately, I’ve found myself calculating and measuring –

what have I accomplished over the years? What does the path I chose to walk down look like? What goals have I reached and what do the next decades have in store?

As part of my series of articles on career women who inspire me, I decided to feature Yael Rosen Ben-Shachar this week, who’s celebrating twenty (!) years of original Israeli creation at Kisim” (pockets in Hebrew) – the handbag brand she owns.

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IOTA - handmade furniture and accessory luxury brand - EIGHT30 - 3
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IOTA PROJECT

Knitting, people! Knitting!

No, I’m not talking about a sweater or a pair of socks your grandmother knitted for you. I‘m also not referring to a tablecloth or crocheted curtains. I‘m talking about coarse woven carpets, bean bag chairs, a swing and an array of products – woven in brilliant colors, using traditional technique and with style you usually encounter in top design magazines.

That‘s what my morning with IOTA looked like – a big surprise.

And hey – what do you know! Turns out I‘m pretty good at knitting :-) Continue Reading

EIGHT30, Vered Bouskila, Olympic sailor, Israeli Olympic Committee, Tel Aviv street style, Fila, Marina, Boat, sportswear
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breakfast of champions

“Coming to the beach?” Two words I have never used during a work day (…unfortunately). But there are some lucky ladies that call the beach their office and the sun their desk lamp running their career to its light.

As part of the article series about career women who inspire me, this week I decided to host an impressive woman who made the sea in to a glorious career. A real champion with awards (!!!) – Attorney Vered Bouskila, former Olympic sailor and vice president of business development and project management at the Israeli Olympic Committee. Continue Reading