Today's Good IdeaFound it! Luxembourg’s true treasure trove.
It was a men’s prison until 1985, but today it is one of the most idyllic places in Luxembourg City, a cultural center and a sought after meeting place: the Abbey Neumünster down in the Grund. In the room where prisoners used to surrender their belongings you can now find one of the most authentic shops of the capital. “There is poetry here”, Aline Demangel from the Abbey-Boutique excitedly explains. How right she is … You will find various products from Luxembourg as well as the greater region. Aline is particularly proud of her exclusive selection of local goods - sometimes creative and refined, sometimes practical and sometimes simply beautiful. There’s fashion from various designers and brands; useful souvenirs such as cutting boards, tea towels …. emblazoned with national symbols like the Gëlle Fra (The Golden Lady) or the Roude Léiw (Red Lion); signed prints from Luxembourgish artists; small sculptures; pieces of jewelry; note books with pictures of Luxembourg on the cover; a wide selection of extravagant and artistic postcards; and last, but not least, cultural DVDs and CDs that are “Made in Luxembourg”. This is an ideal shop to visit when you are not sure exactly what you want to buy. The place, the room, the choice and the advice, all invite you to take your time and properly discover Luxembourg from completely new perspectives. A little tip at the end: as parking is tricky, best use the nearby underground parking of “Saint Esprit” and take the lift down to the Grund or use the underground parking “Brasserie” next to the Rives de Clausen.Read on >
Today's Good IdeaAutumn time is beetroot time.
As it slowly gets colder and more colourful outside, the vegetable of the month starts to show the colour of the month on your plate too: beetroot! Beets are full of nutrients that strengthen your immune system and get you healthy for the cold season ahead. From October you are able to find the local harvest at the weekly Luxembourgish markets and, like us, you can be advised on the many recipes that feature beetroot. Vegetable expert Claude Kirsch recommends a beetroot salad; so simple it almost makes itself. peel the beetroots steam the clean beetroots let them cool down and cut them into small pieces finely chop a small onion and add to the beetroots season with vinegar and pepper Go on; visit the weekly farmer’s market! Discover beetroot and many other “Farmer’s market Good Ideas”!Read on >
Today's Good IdeaTrendy local flavors – “I love local”
Do you love local and unique products, things that you can’t find anywhere else? Well, Luxembourg has a lot more local products and designers from domestic production than you’d think! Check out our special "I ♥ local" category for a selection of "Good Ideas". Various treats, gifts, fashion & accessories… The ideas come from all different categories, but all have one thing in common: all the products on offer are purchasable in Luxembourg. What’s more, since the Grand Duchy is paving the path towards a real "I ♥ local" destination, the product list is constantly growing!Read on >
Electrically charged fashion
Under the brandname “vol(t)age” two female Luxembourgers design changeable, elegant and practical everyday luxury basics. In the new chic boutique not far from the Avenue de la Liberté in Luxembourg-city, you can look over the designers’ shoulders and experience the entire collection live. The creations, especially their already recognisable “vol(t)age v-neck” scarves, have been called “accessoires à porter” and “electric basics” by the two sisters; designed to contrast with standard fashion basics and electrically charge your whole outfit. Coquette avertie, Animalistic nuptials, Wander woman, Paradise found, Libertine éclairée; just some of the names that stand for positively charged fashion. Made from refined material to boost the modern basic look, accessories such as cashmere sweaters can be bought at vol(t)age. The name “vol(t)age” is in fact a play on the French words “volage” (light and changeable) and “voltage” (electrifying).