Today's Good IdeaBig Ben meets Lady Liberty
Granted, London and New York’s landmarks are only available as decorations in the “All English Bookstore”, but at your feet you will find a mosaic of the cultural and intellectual history of the English-speaking nations: classics alongside new releases, non-fiction between novels, thrillers amongst poems. The “All English Bookstore”, between Place Guillaume (Knuedler) and the Grand Ducal Palace, is the focal point for all those who love to read English books. And so you will meet all types of avid book readers here: Luxembourgers, expats and tourists. The idea for the shop came from one of the oldest family businesses in Luxembourg – the Ernster bookshop. Since 1889 the Ernster family has known that books can build bridges between cultures. Hence the “All English Bookstore” offers books from and about Luxembourg; currently cookbooks with Luxembourgish recipes translated in English are in high demand amongst tourists. This is one way that the Ernster family can make sure that Luxembourg and its many traditions are a little bit better known around the world.Read on >
Today's Good IdeaIt’s Mother’s day on June 12th!
It’s no secret that mothers manage their "small family business" 7/ 24, 365 days a year. Therefore, the 14th of June brings the perfect opportunity to indulge, honor and thank your mum by celebrating Mother's Day in Luxembourg. Each year we ask ourselves “the mother of all questions”: What should I offer? Although we cannot write you a poem or provide templates for downloading, we can however suggest a variety of interesting shops and places that’ll have unique and inspiring gift ideas for you. Our good idea tips: create your own personal floral greeting available at one of Luxembourg florists. Combined with a platter of delightful edible treats from one of the many delis, or perhaps a spa themed hamper filled with her favorite toiletries or a voucher for a spa treatment? Several beauty institutes in the country will pamper your mother with pleasure and perfection! For those who prefer to say “thank you” over a delicious meal, we recommend a browse through our restaurant category.Read on >
Today's Good IdeaThe sour exotic vegetable: Rhubarb
For this month’s vegetable many of you probably wonder if rhubarb is really a vegetable. The fruity-sour taste of rhubarb is more reminiscent of a fruit, but indeed rhubarb belongs to the vegetable category and a very good healthy one for that matter: not many calories, lots of vitamin C, calcium, iron and magnesium. From now until our National Day on the 23rd of June, rhubarb will be harvested in Luxembourg. And at the weekly market you can get it freshly picked! As a child, one was conflicted towards this exceptional vegetable. Often it was too sour, but there was a great remedy for that: quickly pick a rhubarb stick from grandma’s garden, wash it and dunk in sugar before every bite. There are however more eccentric ways of preparing it. Niki Kirsch from the “Lëtzebuerger Maarteverband”, (Luxembourgish market association) recommends a yummy rhubarb and strawberry compote. Ingredients: Rhubarb strawberries a little water sugar and, depending on your taste, another flavour like Vanilla or elderflower syrup Preparation: Clean the rhubarb and strawberries. Remove the rhubarb’s leaves and the ends of the sticks; for thicker sticks, strip the skin off by snapping and pulling back the outer layer. Cut in small pieces, cover the bottom of the pan with water and bring the rhubarb to the boil, stirring from time to time. After a few minutes, add the strawberries. The longer the cooking time, the less chunky the compote will be. Sweeten with sugar, and depending on your taste add the vanilla or elderflower syrup. Let the mixture cool and serve with whipped cream, vanilla ice-cream or biscuits. Bon Appetit! Take a tour of the weekly market where you’ll find many other “Market-Good Ideas” besides rhubarb!Read on >
Culture & Art
Luxembourg Fashion Photographer: Marco Mazzini
He is multiple award-winner and curator of one of the biggest photography community Viewbug who host the world's best photo contests, judged by world-renowned photographers and powered by great brands. He has the experience and ability to and work with a huge team including models, hairstylists, make-up artists, wardrobe stylists and assistants and to organize castings in order to scout a team. He worked already for big productions including Miss Aniela. His fashion editorial and fine art photography work has been published in many magazines.
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