Women are winning the race

For International Women’s Day last Sunday I was expecting to hear all the same statistics – as every year – showing us that women still do most of the work at home. Way to go girls! I’d say we should be proud of ourselves. Every year on International Women’s Day we should toast to our continuous […]

Get it sorted – make a mood board

A mood board is basically a collection of images and text samples organized in some way that helps you explore the desired overall look and feel, or tone, of a project. Mood boards could help you in smaller projects like organizing your spring wardrobe or making a gift list for an anniversary, or in bigger projects like […]

Brrr… a blanket please!

I admit it; one of my favourite hobbies this time of year is to snuggle up in my leather chair with a great book, a cup of tea and a blanket – or two. My white wool blanket has been with me for over 20 years, now that’s what I call a great investment! Yes, I […]

A simpler life: Make space for yourself

January. A new year, new resolutions and new plans. You might be going through your home trying to find space for all the gifts Santa brought. Promising yourself to be more tidy. Buying new boxes, color coordinating clothes, wrapping papers and candles in their respective drawers and cupboards. Your home will look clean and organized […]

What’s under your feet?

When the days are getting shorter and colder, it’s time to think about what’s under your feet. Having lived with floor tiles (and without floor heating) for quite a few years, I now feel for a really fluffy, cosy and welcoming carpet. Carpets are great for reducing the acoustics in bigger rooms, they’re soft to walk on […]

It’s written on the star

I found an old French book at the market the other day. It was not in its best shape, but I liked the old paper and the fonts. It didn’t take me long before I decided to transform the book into Christmas ornaments. Here is how you make a star… You can of course use a […]

Luxembourgers abroad: Anne Faber

CLEW talks to Luxembourgers abroad. Meet Anne Faber – a (food) journalist and cookbook author with her own cooking TV show. Anne has – among many other things – eaten her way through London for a living. 1. When did you move away from Luxembourg, whereto and why? I left Luxembourg to pursue my studies in […]

Marathon of memories

When you’re an expat, you need to come back to places of good memories: Walk the streets of the city love of your life, slightly puzzled that people keep smiling at you then realising you have this constant, possibly goofy, smile on your face yourself that you somehow can’t wipe off. The same streets you trotted […]

Luxembourgers abroad: Fernande Hastert Kuykendall

CLEW talks to Luxembourgers abroad. Meet Fernande Hastert Kuykendall, Honorary Consul to Luxembourg in the state of Arizona, U.S. 1. When did you move away from Luxembourg, whereto  and why? I moved to California in November 1969, after marrying my American husband whom I met at the American Embassy in Luxembourg. After 10 years of living […]

Luxembourgers abroad: Claude Petit

CLEW talks to Luxembourgers abroad. Meet Claude Petit, a boat builder in Thailand. 1. When did you move away from Luxembourg, whereto and why? I moved a bit over 6 years ago, to Thailand. It just happened, I never planned it – I am that kind of person who is open to what life throws at me. […]