- Written by Talma Gotteiner
The boutique hotel DAVID TOWER is a city spa hotel belonging to the luxury brand By Sofitel MGallery of the international Accor hotel chain.
The DAVID TOWER hotel was launched two years ago and is located along the first line of buildings next to Netanya beach. It is near Independence Square and just 500 meters away from the vibrant Netanya market.
Independence square is the first interactive square in Israel with light and water shows, children's games embedded throughout, an artists' stands, an ecological fish pond, street performers, and more. The Netanya market is considered one of the most colorful markets in Israel with fresh food stalls, clothing stores, authentic dishes, spices, and several cafés and restaurants to dine out in.
The hotel design is based on a storyline as with all Sofitel MGallery hotels. In this case, the love story of Sultan Daoud Pasha and his lady love were the source of inspiration for the DAVID TOWER, leading to an opulent design of marble and gold creating a royal atmosphere that runs from the lobby throughout the hotel. An overall effect is a luxurious place of refuge and relaxation from everyday life.
Recently, the ACCOR Hotel DAVID TOWER of the MGallery by Sofitel brand has been awarded the 2019 Excellence Award by Tripadvisor, the world's largest and most exclusive tourist website.
The DAVID TOWER's 75 rooms and suites are designed in an eclectic style that combines eastern and western influences and contains all the accessories and amenities of ACCOR International's high standards. The result leads to a perfect hospitality experience that combines business and pampering relaxation. Most of the hotel's rooms overlook the sea and since the hotel supports the concept of wellbeing, the beds include the unique 7-inch plume mattress brand, My Bed by Sofitel by Accor International.
The 1,000 m2 VIA MARIS Spa, provides a comprehensive solution for all aspects of the spa world. Its treatment rooms are equipped with exclusive NILO electric beds that have a heated mattress, a Turkish steam bath, a Finnish sauna, a double treatment suite with a Jacuzzi and an oil bath, a private sauna, a gym fitted with the most advanced fitness equipment by TECHNO GYM and accompanied by a certified gym instructor, a heated indoor swimming pool and resting area in a traditional style as befitting of sultans with a breathtaking panoramic view of Netanya's beach.
The cosmetics company LIV UNIQUE was chosen to provide the clients with luxurious and effective facials and to provide the VIA MARIS spa with an entire line of aromatic high-quality products. The components include Shea butter complemented by macadamia nut oil known for its healing properties, salt peels from natural sea salt spray, reflexology cream and more.
For body and hair treatments, MOROCCAN OIL was chosen as it is internationally known for its Argan oil infused products that are perfect for body skin and hair restoration. A few years ago, Moroccan Oil has launched a series of body care products abroad. The Via Maris Spa was the first spa in Israel to collaborate with the company and build a unique treatment series based on their products that the customer can purchase at the end of treatment.
The abundant breakfast buffet at the hotel restaurant includes a variety of fresh salads as well as antipasti, creamed potatoes, soft and hard boutique cheeses, several smoked fish, a hot stand with omelettes, pastas, pancakes etc., a health bar with yogurt, granola, dried fruits and halva from quality boutiques, freshly baked sourbreads and pastries, natural juices and an excellent variety of coffees with several gluten-free and vegan options.
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- Written by Talma Gotteiner
Mifal Hapayis Fashion Factory Incubator supports promising Israeli designers and has promoted the "Mifal Hapayis" fashion project for the fourth consecutive year.
Mifal Hapayis invited young fashion designers with up to 2-10 years of experience in the field to submit proposals for designing a new clothing collection of at least 10 outfits for presentation at the Tel-Aviv Fashion Week 2019.
Mifal Hapayis appointed a professional artistic committee to examine the proposals. The committee selected seven young fashion designers who received a grant of up to 120,000 NIS to cover the expenses together with professional accompaniment by a leading fashion designer as well as business consulting in building a business plan and managing the budget.
Members of the artistic committee were Sasson Kedem, Naama Hassin, Claudette Zorea, Yael Schnberger, Motty Reif, David Adika and Michal Chitayat.
The 7 designers chosen were:
Kim Dror, owner of Kimka Studio, Shirley Lasri, owner of the Petit Pois brand, Eran Zemach, and Sarah Anshin, owners of the Kaete Dan brand; Michal Yersens Mengistu, Shadi Abed, Shiran Reuven, owner of the mamo brand and Aner Shevach, owner of the answer 5777 brands.
The Fashion Factory project has been very successful and some of the designers who won in previous years were even invited to exhibit at leading exhibitions abroad.
Participants in the Mifal Hapayis Fashion Factory Year 1 included: Hed Mayner, Eliran Nargassi, Rotem and Nir Gueta for the Hanna brand, Gal Shenfeld for the Mews brand, Assaf Reeb, Muslin Brothers, Nadav Rosenberg for the Northern Star brand and Rachel Cohen for the Common Raven brand.
Participants in the Mifal Hapayis Fashion Factory Cycle 2: Sabina Moyal Musayev; Elisha Abargel; Daphna Pilossof, Noa Gur and Noy Goz with the TRES brand; Hilly Yaakobi and Ari Shustorovich with the HILI ARI brand; Tali Kushnir (Tk); Anat Meshulam and Dor Chen with the brand Holyland Civilians.
Participants in the Mifal Hapayis Fashion Factory Cycle 3: Shahar Avnet for SHAHAR AVNET, Adi Banjo for the brand Adi Benjo, Dana Cohen, Moriel Dezaldeti, Ariel Bassan, owner of the ARIEL BASSAN studio, and Eran Shani for the ERRANT label.
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A veteran professional Israeli hair products company has just launched a new hair-straightening product, the first of its kind in Israel for self-use at home.
The new product, named 'Silk Keratin' has just been approved by the Ministry of Health. The product is Keratin based and does not contain formaldehyde or any other toxic or carcinogenic substances. It also does not burn or damage the hair. The product is manufactured according to Good Manufacturing Practices. The consumer price is 150 NIS and the amount is sufficient for two straightening treatments. The product is available at the new 'Be' drugstore chain of Shufersal.
Vitamins, until recently, produced and sold hair products only to professional hairdressers. With this new product, it is expanding its reach to consumers who are seeking to treat their hair at home. The treatment duration of the home-treatment is similar to the duration at the barbershop. It is recommended to perform the treatment at home in the company of a friend to help follow the instructions, which you can also see on their video.
The Keratin based product can also be used on hair that has already undergone chemical treatments such as hair dyes and prior hair-straightening treatments. The result is very smooth hair. The durability of the straightening result depends on the type of hair type, hair growth rate and environmental exposure of each customer. The product has a pleasant aroma and is sold in a kit that also contains a mask for hair nourishment following treatment.
A simple calculation of the money saved by this product compares the price of a single hair-straightening treatment at the barbershop that ranges between 800-1000 NIS to a single treatment (half a pack) with the Vitamins 'Silk Keratin' product that costs 75 NIS.
Vitmins has been working internationally in the professional arena since 1943 as a company specializing in hair products. The company develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of hair, scalp and skin care products. Vitamins products are based on the high-quality raw materials and are manufactured using advanced technologies that enable the maintenance of the quality of the materials and the production of products that help restore hair and preserve a younger and healthier appearance.
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Eli Cohen is a hair professional who specializes in hair extensions and wig building. He has utilized his 30 plus years of experience to implement an improved method of application of hair extensions.
The technique that he uses was inspired by the African braid culture and is based on weaving in the hair accessory to only 8 points whereas common methods used today tape or glue the accessory to 100 points along the scalp.
The whole process takes only 40 minutes. The accessory weighs 50 grams and is woven with a high-quality PU thread that is also used in medical operations. Once every month and a half or two, the accessory is removed and reattached to 8 different spots.
The advantages of this technique are that it cannot cause accidental burns and bald spots, it takes less time and less points of hair bear weight in parallel. Moreover, the 8 weight-bearing points have time to recover their strength because the spots are changed with each maintenance adjustment.
The hair extensions come in wide variety textures and colors so that they are suitable for a multitude of cases such as: thinning hair and avoidance of a transition phase when growing hair or when growing back to white.
All the additions used by Eli Cohen are based on natural hair imported from Europe. The extensions are sown on site and have a one year warranty. They are suitable for curly, wavy and smooth hair types allowing all women to enjoy thick fashionable hair in all shades without the use of soldering or chemical processes that damage the hair and its renewal.
Although not mentioned by Eli, based on his website he founded a volunteer hair salon at Sourasky Medical Center where he utilizes his experience with hair extensions and wig building to help cancer patients maintain their appearance.
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Eli Cohen - The Center for Professional Hair Solutions specializes in hair thinning and extensions. The center offers natural hair extensions and uses various methods including the above weaving method as well as clip on and other options based on personal counseling. Eli Cohen is the only one in Israel who sews and fixes hair extensions on the spot. Lastly, in addition to the hair extensions, the center offers a variety of fashionable wigs. The center is located in Ramat-Gan on the border of Tel-Aviv.
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- Written by Talma Gotteiner
WrinkX: Launched by 'The Secret of Youth'
"The Secret of Youth" is an Israeli company specializes in the development and production of naturally based dermo-cosmetic products for the skin. The active ingredients are derived from fresh fruits and vegetables grown in Israel based on a knowledge that has been preserved for thousands of years. "The Secret of Youth" is now launching a new anti-aging product named WrinkX.
WrinkX is designed for anyone who feels a decrease in the vitality of their facial skin and wants to stimulate their overall appearance. WrinkX will help them regain a fresh healthy look and avoid any negative feelings and lack of confidence associated with a more worn-out look. This unique formula for skin rejuvenation enhances the most important business card, our face, to give it a new vigorous look that complements our vibrant interior instead of sending a message of fatigue that affects the way the environment perceives us.
The active ingredients in the formula penetrate the epidermis deeply and are excellent at filling the skin gradually until the finer lines are blurred and the skin gains a smoother appearance. Thus, the product is particularly suitable for people aged 30-60 who will find it effective in maintaining a young, essential look with the onset of the first signs of aging.
The significant advantage of the product is that it contains natural ingredients that are suitable for a wide range of skin types. The cream is intended for daily use and the results are immediately apparent, and more significantly within a short period of two to four weeks contributing to the improved radiant appearance and vibrant skin.
The cream comes in a luxurious stylish package for home as well as in a smaller TO GO version, suitable for carrying in a makeup kit or handbag as you go about your daily affairs.
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