Today's Good IdeaScandinavia on the shelf …. and on the plate!
It all started many years ago with Norwegian salmon. Kjell Skauland imported that to Luxembourg but didn’t stop there… and today has been running “Scanshop” for over 20 years. The name says it all: a shop with products from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland. When we visited, the Danish national flag Dannebrog was fluttering in front of the shop. The lunch snack in the small restaurant was therefore an original Dansk hotdog and a Rugbrød (dark rye bread) with salty meat. Bread and many other specialities from Denmark can be bought, and from Sweden there is an assortment of everything from large sliced crisp bread to jams, blueberry juice (from Ekström) and the well-known Västerbotten cheese. You can also discover the culinary arts of Finland, the Reissumies (bread) and reindeer sausage. From Norway you’ll find classic smoked salmon (only available frozen in summer), along with Geitost (cheese) and the famous aquavit. The chocolate from Reykjavik and the dried Icelandic fish have both travelled a long way – but well worth it. The non-food section of the shop is worth visiting too: designer products from Denmark and Finland (Menu, Georg Jensen, Marimekko…) including sauna accessories. During November and December, there is also an impressive Nordic Christmas market! A truly Scandinavian feeling whatever the time of year! You will want to get home and pack your bags straight away….Read on >
Today's Good IdeaDanish and Portuguese fashion meet in Luxembourg.
Each came to Luxembourg a couple of years ago from very different regions and it was fashion that brought them together: Katrine Olsen from Copenhagen and Filipa Felner from Cascais. The name of their fashion shops stands for their respective origins: “Cascais Copenhagen”. Their range unites Danish and Portuguese brands, classical Nordic and playful Mediterranean designs. There is something for everyone; the children’s range from the Danish brand “Wheat“ is very comfortable and very easy to maintain, while teenagers and adults will love the Portuguese brand “Vintage Bazaar“. Another beauty of this highly selective collection is that it changes every 2 weeks, with one piece available in one size only! Katrine and Filipa are always on the look out for new products. Their Facebook page shows the current brands on offer, as well as the agenda of their upcoming events. To visit “Cascais Copenhagen”, ring the bell marked “ArtRooms” at 48 Avenue de la Liberté and take the stairs to the 4th floor.Read on >
Today's Good IdeaI love Europe! Experience Europe live in Luxembourg!
In Luxembourg you can really experience Europe… This has been the case since the foundation of the ECSC (European Coal and Steel community) in 1952 when 6 States, one of which was Luxembourg, made an important step towards a European union. The Grand-Duchy takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from 1st of July and will hold it until 31st December. As part of our “I love Europe” section, we would like to present you with the European side of local businesses and gastronomy. Have a look and experience Europe live in Luxembourg. You can find the "I love Europe" section here. If you have other good ideas, you can post them here. In six months, over 26.000 representatives of the various EU-countries will come to Luxembourg to attend, amongst other things, big conferences and important meetings. This EU Council-presidency will not only take place behind closed doors, but will also be accessible for the citizens. A varied program in Luxembourg-city will mark the start of the presidency from 4 pm until midnight on the 3rd of July . More information for the “European Picnic” can be found here. During the EU Council-Presidency, you can get online access for free in the capital (as well as in Esch-Sur-Alzette). More info here. All information about the “Présidence 2105” can be found on the official internet page!Read on >
Style & Feeling
Style & Feeling hair salon opened in city center a few months ago. You will surely be pleased with the wide variety of services it offers. Fernando, Sabina and their team can provide you with the perfect hairstyle for any event, always sure to match your hairstyle to your personal style. The salon has a complete range of colors and hair care products made of natural ingredients. You will no doubt be quickly impressed by the team's know-how, advice, and quality of service.
Vintage Pop-Up Boutique at the 1535°C
Discover our Vintage Pop-Up Boutique at the 1535°C in Differdange on the last weekend of this month! The intention: To create an innovative concept event pairing local fashion awareness and streetstyle culture with distinguished Vintage pieces handpicked by the stylist Feyrouz Ashoura, with the aim to educate and empower people on the way to dress and style vintage&secondhand clothing. The doors will be open from 3 to 8 p.m. on both days, with a Vernissage of the streetstyle photography exhibition in collaboration with INFLUENCE LX by Mel Dee and Cocktail Networking Party from 6 to 9 p.m. on saturday night. The whole weekend will be animated by styling&upcycling workshops for adults and kids, a beauty&barber station and a permanent tea&coffee saloon!