We’ve long been fans of the Israeli coastal enclave – cloaked, as it is, in mystery, history and luxury. Tel Aviv is home to the world’s largest display of Bauhaus buildings, vibrant, ancient markets and art, as well as the alluring waters of the Mediterranean. Meander the Old City of Jaffa’s alleyways and Carmel Market, then check out the Neve Tzedek neighbourhood – where brunch, a key aspect of daily Israeli life, is a must at Dallal – before an afternoon cultural fix at the Design Museum in Holon and the Museum of Art. To dine, aim for North Abraxas, Orna & Ella and local celebrity chef Haim Cohen’s Yaffo. The former’s found in the cool suburb of Gan Hahashmal – where the party runs late at places like Ktvot, Kuli Alma and Radio EPGB.