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WHISKEY WOMAN

“You’re saying there are women who drink whiskey?” – he asked, in shock. But before I unleashed a smart-ass, feminist speech, I looked into the surprised eyes of a man who just yesterday celebrated his 87th birthday, and who has obviously seen a thing or two in his life. He smiled at me warmly and added: “my children don’t even drink wine!” Right away I knew I was in for an interesting evening.

But before I tell you all about the launch of the QUEST COLLECTION, by Scottish Whiskey brand Macallan – a soiree I was invited by my friends from James Richardson Duty Free – allow me to pour myself a glass and proudly declare: my name is Kochavit and I love whiskey! Continue Reading

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BOM DIA PORTO

My parents were seeking a destination for a cool summer vacation. One thing led to another, and I found myself in Porto.

It’s not as if I completely barged in on their trip, they simply realized their vacation wouldn’t be the same without me ;-)

I’ve been wanting to visit Portugal – and Porto specifically – for quite some time now. The stories and pictures that were related to this destination stroke an urge in me – to experience this incredible town and travel to a place that resembles no other I’ve ever visited before. Continue Reading

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SUMMER AND THE (OLD) CITY

“I can do anything I want during the summer vacation” (Hebrew Children songs).
Although I graduated from high school a long time ago and memories of the infamous summer vacation (the year of rethinking my life course) the one I went on two years ago, are beginning to fade, however, “somehow” it happened that this year July was full of indulgences and vacations.
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MY BIG FAT GREEK VACATION

I went off on a family vacation in Greece. Maybe it’s my Greek roots (Hey Thessaloniki!) or maybe it’s the fact that I was born in summer, but the sun and the blue sea are my favorite pastime.

My friends who climb mountains and those who love to hike will forgive me, but I find it hard to understand the pleasure in a challenging trip. As far as I’m concerned, people watching while sitting in the sun drinking a frosty cocktail, is a sport that I simply excel at. Continue Reading

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SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED

So, what's with this whole New Year's Eve thing?

Two weeks before the day, target in mind, we set up a “war room“ and call every possible acquaintance because, well, we need a party!

We haven’t been out for a whole year, the living room sofa seemed like the most tempting option for a night out, but suddenly … no! We’re these crazy party animals. We must go out and dance!

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