Kim Kardashian West is visiting Israel: We've got the ideal trip planned
From sunny beaches to a playdate with Gal Gadot, here's what we think she should do in the Mediterranean.
When you've got no budget, access to the finest hotels in the world, and 130 million Instagram followers, how would you spend three days in Israel?
We asked ourselves that very question when we learned that Kim Kardashian West, social media and reality TV superstar, would be coming to Israel for a short jaunt in mid-March. While we aren't certain whether she'll be bringing the whole family – which includes husband Kanye West and kids North, 5; Saint, 3; and Chicago, 1 – we do know West will be there to help promote the eyewear brand Carolina Lemke Berlin, a partnership she entered into last September.
Here's what we also know: West will be joining the company's current business partner, model Bar Refaeli, to be the face of the brand, and will also be presenting the sunglasses line that she designed.
But what we don't know is what she and her (potential) brood will be doing the rest of the time. So we thought we'd fill that in for them, with a few suggestions on how America's favorite lovably dysfunctional family should spend their Israeli mini-vacay.
Hit the beach
The beaches in Tel Aviv are popular places to hang out. (Photo: RnDmS / Shutterstock)
Of course, you'd be remiss if you spent even a day in the coastal Mediterranean country without hitting the white sands and clear blue waters of the Tel Aviv beach. Here, you'll find all manner of sun-soaked activities for all ages, from surfing to paddleboarding to volleyball, with spectacular views of the port of Jaffa and a moderate climate that allows for plenty of sunbathing.
"The atmosphere is so low-key, real and unpretentious," designer Leora Elituv of the Kisuii swimwear brand told W Magazine of Tel Aviv's ample beaches. "There’s also something so special about the simplicity – white sands and clear blue water. ... All of the beaches are full of energy and culture, the crowds are super eclectic with both tourists and locals. There is just so much character."
Whether you're a multi-millionaire reality TV star or a regular working folk on your lunch break, there's something for everyone on this coastal metropolis.
Go on safari
Conveniently located outside Tel Aviv, the 250-acre Ramat Gan Safari and Zoo is a hub for the most fascinating wildlife in the kingdom, all yours for the witnessing. But entertainment aside, the safari is actually doing some remarkable things to conserve the species it houses: the 13 rhinos there are part of an international breeding initiative organized by the European Endangered Species Program. Very few rhinos survive outside national parks, nature reserves and zoos due to a dire threat from poaching, which is rapidly pushing them toward extinction.
For their part, Ramat Gan has welcomed several baby rhinos in recent years, including one born in September 2018 (pictured above). If that's not an ideal way to give your Los Angeles-dwelling children a dose of global perspective, Mrs. West, we don't know what is.
Have a playdate with Gal Gadot's children
"Wonder Woman" star and all-around adorable human being Gal Gadot grew up in Israel, in a suburb of Tel Aviv called Rosh HaAyin. In Hebrew, her first name means "wave," and her surname means "riverbanks." And, she has said that her daughters, 7 and 3, are the greatest accomplishments in her life. “It’s the best feeling in the world to create life,” Gadot said. “I may play a goddess in Wonder Woman, but I feel like a true goddess after giving birth and being the mother of two beautiful daughters.”
For West's three children – North, 5; Saint, 3; and Chicago, 1 – it'll be a playdate in paradise, if she decides to bring them along.
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