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The humidity may have dropped this week but here at the Lifestyle department we didn't even notice because there was only one thing in the air - love. In celebration of Tu Be'av, Israel's "Love Day," we ran special features on where and how to find the perfect partner.
Always on call with topical advice, alternative health expert Natalie Marx talked us through using herbal remedies to combat bad breath before a date and also how to hold on to the one we love.
As if that wasn't enough great advice, Shimrit Nothman took things one stage further with suggestions on how to celebrate Tu Be'av
with a loved one in a way that would minimize tension and conflict.
For those that have yet to find the love of their life, the team at Taste TLV was on hand with a list of the top 5 places in Tel Aviv
to meet someone new. The list inspired our talkbackers, with one reader even telling the story of how they met their fiance. Mazal Tov!
Neighborhood bar Hemingway was just one of the options
Our food writers also succumbed to the power of love, serving up a selection of recipes and restaurants perfect for a romantic date. Neria Barr took advantage of the low price of tomatoes and, with the help of Chef Amir Schuller, showed us how to cook an all-red meal for Tu Be’av
. Our comprehensive list of restaurants and hotels around the country
offering romantic specials got everyone in the mood.
Though we were all preoccupied here with dating and romantic meals, we didn't forget all the sportsmen and women who have been working hard all week at the London Olympics
. For those who've been inspired to hit the gym because of the Games, Kathryn Rubin offered up her advice on what foods to avoid after a long workout
The Olympics aren't all about hard work though. Here at the Lifestyle department, we go with the motto "work hard, play hard" and that's why think it's important to let loose and celebrate when necessary. Any successful Olympians in London who want to celebrate their wins with a glass of wine would find Adam Montefiore's write up on the stellar array of fine wines
available in the English capital very useful.
Steering away from love and Olympics, Wayne Stiles
gave us a unique insight into the history of Jerusalem with his timeline titled: Walls of Jerusalem through the centuries
Speaking of Jerusalem, a few of us at JPost were given the opportunity to explore some interesting parts of the Old City this week. Can you spot the Lifestyle Editor himself in this picture?
Some highlights to look out for next week include an Alternatively Speaking Olympics special and Tanya Powell-Jones
will be giving us the lowdown on all things Jewish in Prague.The writer is JPost.com's Lifestyle editor.