Meet Mariella

Meet Mariella

“Skate & Surf Enthusiast”

Where do the cool girls go to drink & dance and where do they hang out when they’re not partying? Maybe Marielle has the answers. She works at Kuli Alma, one of Tel Aviv’s hottest joints, and is practically always around where the cool things happen, so don’t think twice and grab her smokin’ hot list for the city. You'll be getting all the best hip hop bars and clubs, urban gardens and a whole lot of fooood, from super cheap street food to fancy upscale restaurants - Marielle’s recommendations are a necessity for every 20+ dude and dudette visiting Tel Aviv

What are you working on these days?

I’m a waitress at Kuli Alma bar.

What drives you mad these days?

The soaring prices of rent that don’t make it possible to live without being pressed for cash, and the attacks on Israelis and Palestinians.

What makes you happy?

Good music with fat baselines, good people, friends and family.

When was the last time you cried?

Before a DJ gig, from stress ?

What’s your latest musical obsession?

Terracotta – garden city movement.

What was the last movie you watched? Was it any good?

Inside Out – it was perfect.

When it’s time for a new wardrobe, where do you go?

Everywhere but shopping malls. I prefer markets.

What’s your go-to café in Tel Aviv – to meet a friend or use as your base for all your meetings?

I don’t drink a lot of coffee. I prefer grabbing a fruit shake.

Where’s your favorite street or neighborhood to wander in Tel Aviv – the street or neighborhood that you won’t mind taking a detour for, just to walk through it?

Bialik St. or any place in the Old City of Jaffa.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in Tel Aviv but never actually do?

Yoga, on the beach or in a gym or on a roof top or at a studio on Geula st. I just can’t seem to find the time.

Who’s your hero (alive or dead)? Where would you take them out to eat or drink and why would you choose that place?

Yitzhak Rabin. I would take him out for a coffee at Nehama Vahezi so that he can witness the demonstrations taking place across the street, and so that we can take pride that there are still people who fight for justice in this country.

What would make a perfect day in the sun for you?

Just spending the whole day at the beach. Easy.

If it’s been raining outside for days and you’re sick of staying at home – where would you go?

I’d stay in and watch TV or films. When it’s cold outside there’s absolutely no way I’m going out.

What’s that place in Tel Aviv that you feel like only you know about? Where’s your secret spot and what make it special for you?

My spot in Independence Park. It’s not a secret, but it’s near my home and it’s so peaceful, day and night. It’s great to go there for every occasion: when you just don’t want to sit on the beach in the sand, when you want to grab a puff of something, when you want to chat with a good friend or with your BF or even alone.

If tomorrow was your last day in Tel Aviv before you left for good, how and where would you spend it?

All over Jaffa, Neve Tzedek and the beach.

Given the choice, mayor of which neighborhood would you be?

None. I’m all for letting those who understand and know better than me do the job.

What’s the place in Tel Aviv (or places) you’ll never be caught dead in?

The crowded joints like Clara, Shalvata, Morphium, and all those other bizarre clubs.

You’ve just got the best news ever. Where would you go to celebrate and with whom?

I’m not the celebrating type… Good news will be celebrated at home with friends. But if I must, I’d go to Port Said.

What’s the thing you love doing that isn’t work, relationship or family related?

Paint, draw, saw clothes, eat, sleep and some sports.

When you feel like going on a night out, what’s the first place that you usually consider going to and why?

Kuli alma. It’s got everything you need. Some snacks (Pizza!), a place to sit and drink a beer and have fun with friends and even to dance, if you’re up to it.