Each day in the life of party-designers brings something new. One day it’s meeting with florists, the next its searching for luxurious table-runners, while the day after you’re turning the town upside-down in search of that perfect party-favor. Last week brought us to the legendary Shuk Levinsky, one of Tel Aviv’s incredible outdoor markets. The mission was small but formidable; spices for besamim packages to conclude an upcoming gala Bar-mitzvah weekend on a sweet note.

When you shop for fresh produce at the market, your eyes do the walking, but spice-shopping needs to be done with your nose. We knew half a block away that we had found what we were looking for – a modest stall with the most heavenly smells. It’s a shame the scents won’t come through your computer-screen. spice of life