Haute Secrets: Miri Ben-Ari

Miri Ben-Ari has a career that goes way beyond any instrumentalist. The Israeli-born violinist has been invited by the first lady to play at the White House, caught the eye of Wyclef Jean who asked her to play at Carnegie Hall, and continues making powerful music, most recently releasing a new video for her song, Dim the Lights, which can be viewed below. But at home in Edgewater, New Jersey, she knows the ins and outs of her neighborhood, which overlooks the Manhattan skyline. See her video here, and check out Miri’s Haute Secrets.

 

Where were you born ?

Israel, Tel Aviv.

Neighborhood:

Edgewater. I've lived here for four years.

Occupation:

Violinist, musician.

Favorite Restaurant:

Satay Malaysian cuisine in Hoboken

Best place for late night dining:

I don't eat late at night.

Best Sunday brunch:

Dayi'nin Yeri Turkish restaurant in Cliffside Park

Hautest Club/Lounge:

Waterside in Edgewater

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?

Hilton Edgewater

Favorite shopping venue/boutique:

Street fairs in the area that feature local and unique designers.

Favorite Cultural Institution:

For that I drive to New York City and go to The Guggenheim.

Best Museum/Exhibit:

For that I drive to New York City and go to The Guggenheim.

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:

I like to take the ferry and cruise around Manhattan, it's the best sightseeing and can be very romantic at night.

What makes your city unique?

It is right on the water and I have the most beautiful view of NYC!

Describe your city in three words:

Waterfront view, relaxed and breezy.

Do you use a Blackberry or Iphone?

A blackberry but will be getting an Iphone soon. I have the ipad 3 and I love it!
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