A day in December

On this 8th of December… … the Festival of Lights in Lyon will not be as festive as before. It will be a day of lights, and of solidarity and remembrance, as people fill the streets of Lyon – just as people filled the streets of Paris, its bars and restaurants, Bataclan, some short weeks ago – to light candles in honour of the […]

Scents from the past: Ghost signs

Clew’s Silvia La Rosa dives into the world of ghost signs: Sometimes it’s easy to feel like a part of history, a witness of the past, the sense of time lost. All it takes is a walk along the lively streets of London to be catapulted inside a faded postcard: This is the enchantment of ghost signs. […]

The Romanian Blouse!

The online community La Blouse Roumaine in Luxembourg is celebrating for the third time the Romanian Blouse, called IA. The festivities will take place on Wednesday 24th of June. The fun starts at 19.00 at Place Clairefontaine, with Romanian singing and folkloric dancing – and of course Romanian blouses – before moving on to a […]

Unique in Europe

Hurry to Echternach today to experience the famous dancing procession, the last of its kind in Europe! This Roman Catholic dancing procession is held every Whit Tuesday in the streets of Echternach. It honours Wilibrord, the patron saint of Luxembourg, who established Echternach Abbey. The procession draws 12 000 – 14 000 pilgrims, whereof 8 000 – 9 000 are dancers, as […]

Visits with camera: Atomium & Antwerp

CLEW photographers bring their cameras to places worth visiting in or easily reachable from Luxembourg.  Belgium can easily be overlooked when picking a close destination, and somehow if we do choose Belgium we seem to stick to the letter B – Brussels, Bruges…. But Belgium does have other letters on offer, so let’s start at the […]

The Orangeman & the Knights of the Giant Easter Omelette

Clew takes a tour of Europe to check out Easter traditions somewhat out of the ordinary: Around here: Luxembourg Did you get yourself a Péckvillercher yet? If not, start your collection of them on Easter Monday, from the Eemaischen market in Nospelt or in Luxembourg City. They are tiny bird-shaped clay flutes. France In Bessières in the […]

The true beauty and power of the women’s movement

Unless you have been wearing blinders and earplugs, you cannot have helped but notice that Sunday was International Women’s Day. It is easy to be cynical about this sort of day, considering it pointless or patronizing. However, it is difficult to argue that a day such as International Women’s Day raises awareness, making all of […]

Retro cakes & a bit of kitchen history

I am currently looking around for a new kitchen. The prices may vary hugely from shop to shop but the basics of the actual kitchen layout stay the same. The kitchen work triangle, a concept that designers still rely on today, was developed in the 1940’s by an extraordinary woman, Lillian Gilbreth. Lillian Gilbreth (Moller) […]

Luxembourg 12 points

CLEW takes a look at Luxembourg in numbers and digs up a few more or less useful numeric facts: 1 – number of reigning Grand Dukes in the world. Reason good enough to keep the monarchy? We are of course talking about His Royal Highness Henri Albert Gabriel Félix Marie Guillaume de Luxembourg. 2- hours […]

O grand Saint Nicolas

When you’ve lived in Luxembourg a few Decembers, you’ll be very familiar with Saint Nicolas – and even more so your children! Here are a few facts (well…) you might not know about him and about this day: Saint Nicolas is the patron saint not only of children, but of prisoners, lawyers,  physiotherapists and singles! Very interesting […]