THE LOCALS // MARILYN AMBACH – TEL AVIV
Meet Marilyn! Marilyn is from my hometown Antwerp but moved to sunny Tel Aviv in 2007, where she works in the music business. This girl even toured with Leonard Cohen, very cool. You can read all about Marilyn’s love for Tel Aviv on her blog Marilyn & Josephine. Here are her highlights!
Born in Antwerp
Profession Concert promoter and freelance producer
Favorite quote “You can become anything you want in life”
“I’ve lived here since …” 2007
“I came here because of …” I didn’t really have one reason and didn’t really plan on moving or staying. I just came for a few months to “check things out” and see if I’d find myself, my job etc here.
“Taty and I know each other from …” Via via via via many ways but mainly via both our dj brothers.
“When family/friends come to visit, I always take them to … first” The beach and the best food spots… and then to a night out in Tel Aviv, 24/7 city.
“If I want to get to know new people, I go to …” Any bar around my corner on Rothschild Boulevard.
“If I want to have an amazing breakfast/lunch/dinner, I go to …” Breakfast: Delicatessen, The Norman, Benedict, Ben Ami, Max Brenner, DaDaDa, Lachmanina. Lunch: Hummus Nahmani, Mezze,Arcaffe, Rothschild12, Cafe Noir, Tachtit, Buddha Burgers, Shishko. Dinner: Cantina, Cafe Europa,Nanuchka, Jaffa Flea Market, Manta Ray, Fortuna del Mar, Abraxas North, Messa, Port Said.
“My morning routine consists of …” Capuccino on the boulevard…
“I like the locals more than Belgians because …” They are always up for a chat, intimate talks with strangers, familiarity and being comfortable.
“I like Belgians more than the locals because …” They have distance and manners.
“If I miss one thing here, it’s … “ My mom’s kitchen and den Delhaize… en rijsttaartjes.
“If there’s one thing that frustrates me here, it’s …” The ignorance of the world. People who’ve never been to Tel Aviv and have the falsest image of this place.
“I get inspired here by …” Anything around me can be a source of inspiration if one is open to see…
“Since I live here, I’ve changed my mind about …” Not that many things…
“If I could go back in time, I would go grab a … with … ” Coffee with Golda Meir – look her up!
“The one thing I’d like to accomplish still, is …” More kids 🙂
Coffee or cocktails? Since i became a mom: coffee
Wine or beer? wine always
Red carpet or red lipstick? carpet
USA or Europe? both
Organic food or fast food? organic cause it’s hip but it’s expensive and fast food is also welcome every once in a while
Movies or musicals? movies
Island life or city life? city life for real life
Spicy or sweet? sweet
Bike or car? bike if possible
In control or out of control? in control is reality
Meat or fish? meat
Christmas or Easter? none of the above
Spanish or Italian? depending for what: food? language? boys?
Early bird or night owl? when you’re a mom: early bird
Chocolate or vanilla? none of the above
Adele or Celine Dion? hmmmm…. celine dion cause HELLO ruined it
Chandler or Joey? ROSS
Cats or dogs? love both but no need to have one of my own
Vacation or staycation? STAYCATION – when you live in a city on the beach with 300 days of blue skies a year its also a vacation
Mountains or ocean? mountains
Chicken or pasta? better together
Scandinavian or Latino? LATINO
Ski or surf? surf
Finding true love or winning the lottery? finding true love
Oscar/Grammy or Nobel Prize? whatever they wanna give me
Instagram or Facebook? Pinterest