Anniversary Itinerary: SFMOMA 75

W H E N : January 18, 2010

M O R E :

S H O P   SFMOMA : 75th Anniversary

Travel to Extraordinary Worlds

P R O K O F I E V   I T I N E R A R Y

The Family Prokofiev performance presented Romeo and Juliet, a symphonic suite extracted from Prokofiev’s three suites, with the “happy ending” story originally conceived by the composer, to a full house of kids.

The accompanying puppets created by puppet artist Robin Walsh brought a new dimension to a delightful performance for kids and parents alike. Here’s an interview with the artist following the Saturday evening performance.

E N C O R E !

Tel Aviv – Neve Tzedek to the beach… you know, for the kids

We didn’t plan too many itineraries in Israel, being ba aretz was the main thing.
We had a lot of fun this way, but we’ve also missed by one day the WHITE NIGHT party in Tel Aviv, now it’s on our calendar and wish list for next year!

We decided to return to the White City to look for a gift, play some more, and take a Bauhaus tour. We’ve started in Neve Tzedek for the shopping itinerary.

It took us a while to find a parking place in Neve Tzedek, but here we are, on the charming Shabazi Street. We find our perfect gifts at SIGAL Fashion Jewelry. Now we need something for the baby too, and we find plenty of choices, from baby fashion at Babette to old-fashioned toys at Alice, but we cannot resist a colorful Simple Story in Hebrew!

At the end of Shabazi Street, at #9, just next to Suzanne Dellal Center, we stop for lunch at Suzanna Café. With an outdoor shaded patio it seems the best choice. And a most delicious one too! Out of ordinary mid east dishes with eggplant, goat cheese and pear, lamb, enjoyable atmosphere for all family!

Another stroll through the rustic maze of narrow streets around Suzanne Dellal with a play stop at a small neighbourhood playground brought us to the beach. That was a main destination for us, because I remember a very nice playground in Charles Clore Park. Well, it’s still there, but in a not so good shape and under repairs… So we’re heading to the nearby small red playground to find another playworkout. That was nice too, but we hope that next time we’ll play at the newly refurbished playground… you know, for the kids 🙂

Tabblo: 2009.06.Israel.Tel_Aviv.Neve_Tzedek

By now it’s late afternoon, so we go back “inland” for a quick white tour


From a peaceful resort in Caesarea, Israel, just a few minutes drive from Caesarea National Park.

We rented a condo at Neot Resort, which proved to be a good choice with kids. The swimming pool is ideally located near a playground and mini golf, and we all enjoyed that. The toddler pool was closed, but our kids were happy with the indoor pool. So happy that we’ve hanged around that pool for 2 days! I would have preferred to have the pool open in the evening, but it closes at ~5PM.
On the other hand, it was nice and relaxing this way too.

We finally managed to get the kids to the real beach in the evening. First evening it was late enough to miss the sunset, so we only enjoyed the Roman Aqueduct and lively beach with campers. Yes, it was a holiday in Israel that weekend, Shavuot.

Next day we went to the Aqueduct Beach a bit earlier, no campers, only trash. It’s really a pity, that beach is really naturally beautiful otherwise, a long beach with fine sand and with a Roman Aqueduct as backdrop.