Sunday, August 22, 2010

I'm Baaack (With Gifts)!

 Dead Sea mud! (I brought some back for you.)

Israel was incredible - floating in the dead sea, riding camels, clubbing in Tel Aviv and exploring ancient ruins in Jerusalem. And despite the amazing friends I made (both American and Israeli), it sure feels good to be home. I am currently taking a long sabbatical from hummus, catching up on sleep and reveling in the comparatively crisp 80 degree air.

As promised, I brought you something to make up for the long absence and to show my enormous appreciation to all of you who follow my silly musings. So, for The Well-Appointed Catwalk's very first giveaway, one of you will be receiving a whole boatload of products from Ahava, an Israeli company that uses salts, muds and minerals from the Dead Sea to create some delicious skincare and bath products.

The loot includes Dead Sea Mineral Mud, plus multiple samples each of Honeysuckle & Lavender Velvet Cream Wash, Dead Sea Liquid Salt, Gentle Body Exfoliator, Cleansing Cream and Purifying Mud Mask. To enter, just leave a comment below and follow me through Google Friend Connect (to the right) or Twitter. I'll pick a winner randomly on Sunday, August 29.

I promise to post on Israeli design soon, but until then, you can click through to see some of my touristy photos.

Jerusalem's Old City

 Goodies at the Mahane Yehuda marketplace [photo stolen from a friend]

The pretty camel that carried me through the Negev Desert

Sunrise hike up Mount Masada [also stolen from a friend]

 These guys like to park their rabbi-adorned vans on city streets, blast techno music and dance. 
They think this will hasten the arrival of the messiah. Yeah, good luck with that.

 A view of Tel Aviv


  1. As the first person to read this post (I think) I approve this message.

  2. Glad you had a good trip, darling!
    That sea mud pic is awesome!


  3. What an incredible opportunity! Love your photos...hope you will post more!

    ♥ V

  4. Oh my, the only thing that comes to my mind right now is... IM SO JEALOUS!!! haha
    It's good to see you had such a wonderful time! Those pictures look amazing :)

  5. welcome back! omg i have always wanted to float in the dead sea! sooo cool! i can't wait for your giveaway!


  6. It looks like you had an absolutely amazing time! Glad you had so much fun!

    If this giveaway is open to the UK I'd love to be included :-)

  7. @Becky - I don't see why not. You're worth a little extra shipping. ;) So, to all you international folks, be sure to enter!

  8. Ugh, I want to visit Israel so badly. What a wonderful trip you had!

    xoxo Maria

  9. nice shot from the camel

  10. I am your new follower. Great pics from vacation. I would like to go to Israel too.Lubica

  11. Hey babe!!! Just love your blog! Welcome home from your vacation to Israel!! I haven't been since I was 10, but I remember the camel ride and the diggin in archaeological ruins... what a beautiful country!!!
    Lots of love,
    The Beckerman Girls

  12. Following you via Google!!!

    Your vacation looks AMAZING!

  13. I live in Israel so I really enjoyed this post. I am glad you had a good trip!