The Expat Wife App Selection

(Desperate) expat wives spend their time shopping, having lunch with girlfriends, playing tennis, driving kids around and organising the home. Oh, and they drink wine. And the occasional cocktail. As expat wives also can get lonely, it is important to get out of the house to do all these things instead of doing them at home; electronic device […]

Retail’s lure – the expat’s hook

The exterior arrangement of a store should be considered as an alluring exhortation. The resolution of falling into temptation is easily solved by entering the shop – nothing fits better than the assertion “the only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it”. And this is exactly the implicit mission of a store: Shine […]

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 perfect girly weekend: Paris

Mini-series: Rute Vendeirinho takes you to her favourite girly destinations for a weekend, including insider tips and where to go for a girly weekend photo session! Next stop Paris. Are you desperate for that perfect weekend away with your girlfriends? If so, prepare yourself, forget about the household, the mummy duties… and embrace some girly pampering […]

Visits with camera: Maastricht

CLEW photographers bring their cameras to places worth visiting in or easily reachable from Luxembourg.  In Maastricht, you somehow feel farther away than the mere two hours drive from Luxembourg that it is. There’s something about the cuteness & the crowd, the buildings & the bikes, the stroopwafers (syrup waffles) & the shopping. Indeed there’s […]

The S-therapy

Desperate expat wife or not, we can all be hit by the gloom of everyday life, and a few tricks to get us out of it might come in handy. Nothing fancy or extraordinary, we’re talking about simple – possibly banal, but at times highly efficient – everyday forms of therapy. CLEW introduces the S-therapy: […]

The furniture challenge

Shopping for furniture in Luxembourg can be a bit of a challenge. These are the CLEW suggestions on where to go.

The way you wear your hat

CLEW is at a bit of a loss here. Not that you can’t find nice clothes in Lux, but where are the special boutiques, and the feelgood factor…? Machines like H&M don’t provide that feeling, neither does the staff in certain places (quite the contrary, CLEW dares say). Or, as the local boulangère says it: “Toutes ces enseignes de luxe – il n’y a […]

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Feelgood places next door: France Chez Michele, Languimberg, Lorraine. If you take off from the motorway in the middle of nowhere, just like that, patiently following the row of tractors, you might just get a pleasant surprise. Like “Chez Michele”, a gourmet restaurant where you really don’t expect to find one, with tasteful decor and […]

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Feelgood places next door: Germany Mosel: Biking along the Mosel, waving to camping tourists, picnicing among the vines or under a tree, stopping at a Weinstube or in a quaint village… Makes you feel a bit like this. Mosel: Weingut Markus Molitor, Bernkastel-Wehlen / Zeltingen-Rachtig. For excellent winetasting in a pleasant environment with wonderful view […]