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- A. Esposito
Born in the most beautiful place in the World Naples, Italy Alessandro has been a movie and book fanatic since childhood, and worked for many years as a journalist. Now dedicated to a Financial Services job he loves and a family he adores, he still likes to express himself from time to time on movies, books and all the other little things that make him happy.
- Aakriti Varshney
I am a psychologist with 10 years of professional experience. In 2016 I moved to Luxembourg with my husband, and for the past year I have been practicing as an Independent Psychologist in Luxembourg. I love my work and strive to create awareness about Mental Health. When I am not decoding the human mind, I am a traveller, a voracious reader, a dancer, a blogger and a space enthusiast (Yes! I am a space nerd).
- Alex @ What’s On For Kids
Alexandra is a happy mum of 2 girls, who enjoys travel and yummy desserts. She is originally from Bulgaria but has lived for many years in the US and UK. She came to Luxembourg in 2008. Alex started her own blog, What's On For Kids, and thankfully shares her what's on for kids guide with City Savvy.
- Amanda Roberts
Amanda was born in Belgium, Wisconsin, home of the Luxembourg Fest of America and graduated to the real Luxembourg approximately 5 years ago. You can follow Amanda's journey to uncork all the amazing wine Luxembourg has to offer on her blog LuxUncorked.
- Andreina Guenni Bravo
Venezuelan journalist, mindfulness enthusiast and an eternal yogi student, Andreina is passionate about culture and literature. She embraces the power of details and is constantly nurturing her curiosity. She arrived to Luxembourg in 2015 and has been eager to discover the Grand Duchy ever since.
- Anneke Hudson
Half English, half Dutch, born in Kenya and raised on several continents, Anneke delights in this small but wholly multicultural country that she now calls home. Having worked as a lawyer in financial services, Anneke is co-founder of City Savvy Luxembourg, making the online magazine concept a reality for tens of thousands in the Duchy.
- Aoife Murray
Moving to Luxembourg in June 2014 was a big move for our little family of six and I contemplated prior to moving what could an Irish family find in Luxembourg that might make it feel more like home. I formed Lucy Goosey Books with my English business partner and together we have brought books to the expat community hopefully making it feel a little more familiar.
- Bartek Brzezinski
- Carla Ammendola
Carla moved to Luxembourg from France in August 2015 and currently works for an international relocation company. She appreciates the diversity of Luxembourg as she grew up in the multicultural environment of Mexico City.
- Christelle McKillen
I'm a keen traveller who left her hometown in Northern Ireland aged 21 for an Erasmus year and never really looked back - I have studied/worked/lived in Florence, Dublin, India, Maastricht, Brussels and now the Grand Duchy. From teaching English in the rural backwaters of India to now working in the fashion and luxury sector, I have witnessed a fair range of lifestyles and am proud of my ability to learn to live without a sit down toilet and equally I have been excited about new handbags and work jaunts to Paris. I love to write about expat life and travel tips alongside my Dubai based co-blogger over on Girls on a Train. We also like to consider ourselves budding instagram aficionados over on @girlsonatrain_
- David Thomas
David spent a lot of time writing and talking about football (and thinking, and dreaming, and reading, and watching, and playing ...), especially in the far flung dark corners. Happily he is cured now. Having bounced around various locations, David is settled in Luxembourg and aimlessly searching gainful employment. In the meantime he blogs about cycling and life as Dead Deer. Dead Deer Blog
- Diana Lockhart
Hailing from West Virginia, Diana doesn’t speak the language (any of them) and unabashedly admits she has hardly traveled. At this point in her more-than-middle-aged life, she is ready to tackle all expat adventures in any shape or form.
- Elfi Koufogeorgou
Elfi is passionate about traveling, animals, writing, science and entrepreneurship. She writes because she believes that positive words lead to positive actions. Her motto: "be the change you want to see in the world". She loves to empower and motivate others by writing, volunteering and connecting people. You can follow her through her recently established blog Elfi's Writing Lab.
- Emmy McNeice
Emmy is passionate about birth, parenting and all things 'mummy'. Especially trying to combine this with her ethos of living ecologically, consciously and closer to nature. Taking minimalism and simple living to another level, she constructed an eco-friendly Tiny House and has been living in less than 30m2 with her other half and their toddler since 2017. She is currently retraining to become a Breastfeeding Counselor to support English-speaking families in Luxembourg and is excited for this new venture in her career.
- Farrah Gillani
Farrah is a co-founder of City Savvy Luxembourg, making the online magazine concept a reality for tens of thousands in the Duchy. Combining a degree from Cambridge University in English Literature with marketing and sales experience at a top FMCG firm, Farrah is delighted to fuse her passion for writing and service together here.
- Flavia Bley
Unable to decide between her academic and entrepreneurial career, Flavia decided to do everything at once: study for her Ph.D, write articles, translate and be an independent consultant. And in her spare time she can still be an expatriate in love with Luxembourg, mother of an incredible teenager (and 4 pets), a relapsed friend, and a wife with no domestic skills.
- Florence Berthalon
Raised in Paris, Florence has always been a big fashion lover, playing around with her mother’s clothes and make-up from an early age. But after a quick stint in the world where the devil wears Prada, amongst other luxury brands, she decided she was better-off as an outsider. You can get all her fashion tips on her blog In Her Steps
- Flying Luxman
First flew into Luxembourg from the UK in the year 2013BB (Before Brexit). He has a beautiful and tolerant wife and two children who want to grow up to be like their Father despite their Mother's fears and objections. The Flying Luxman loves the Luxembourg lifestyle, culture, and generous remuneration packages so much that at the end of each working day he flees across the border to his house in Germany.
- Joanna Gilbride-West
Joanna West (MBPsS) runs her coaching and psychology practice in Bonnevoie, Luxembourg. Passionate about the practical application of positive psychology in everyday life, Joanna has developed a number of workshops for both business and private clients. She is the founder of flourish.lu, North Star Coaching, and co-founder of the English Online Help service for KJT in Luxembourg.
- Juliet Gartside
Hi, my name is Juliet and I’m a teen living in Luxembourg. I have previously lived in Germany as well but I was born in England. I go to the European School Lux 2 where I am forced to learn maths (yuck). I love reading, writing and my dog Matilda, however I don’t like taking Matilda out on walks in wet weather, or any weather really. I would rather be at home but then I’d most likely have to do my maths homework, so I’m probably just going to hide away with a book (and Matilda).
- Laurent Jacquemart
When Luxembourgish Laurent isn't teaching at the Lycée Josy Barthel, he's following his passion for photography, earth sciences, history and rambling in his homeland. Laurent started up the Facebook page, Hiking in Luxembourg, in 2016 and will also be sharing his routes with City Savvy readers, bringing them to life with his beautiful photographs.
- Lisa Burke
After a decade working at Sky news, Lisa Burke will be bringing her wealth of reporting experience to City Savvy. Lisa has used her degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge and experience as a mother to write children's science books for Dorling Kindersley. Her dulcet Irish tones have filled the concert halls of London, Abu Dhabi and now Luxembourg, where she moved to in 2015.
- Liz Wenger
Liz Wenger is a certified Luxembourgish teacher, writer and founder of learnluxembourgish.com, a website focusing on teaching Luxembourgish to English speakers of the world. She has recently published the first English book to teach yourself Luxembourgish, available on learnluxembourgish.com. Join her on twitter to start learning Luxembourgish today. Liz Wenger is a Luxembourger living in Canada.
- Lynn Frank
Lynn Frank is co-founder of Passage, a a parent support group in Luxembourg. She has worked in the voluntary sector all her life and holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology and a Masters in Public Health Education & Promotion.
- Marie Barton
I'm not the typical Fitness Trainer. I'm not into crazy training regimes or fad diets. My philosophy is simple: to get fit you need to find an activity you love, that fits into your schedule! After struggling with my own weight, I found boxing and it changed my mind and my body. I’ve now been teaching Group Fitness classes for over 11 years and I wouldn’t do anything else. I hope I inspire some of you to get fit through my group fitness classes HIITme Health & Fitness (Boxing, BootCamp and Kettlercise) or any activity you love!
- Marise Hyman
As mother of two darlings born in Luxembourg, Holistic Maternity & Sleep Coach/Educator, Marise Hyman provides worldwide coaching and education in planning for an empowered pregnancy, birth and parenthood journey to future/new parents through Marise Hyman Maternity Coaching – setting them up for success, so they can move from confusion to confidence.
- Martha Hullinger Ware
Martha has lived all over the American west and came to Luxembourg via Seattle with her husband and two children. She is a PR person turned decorating enthusiast who loves all things food but is still puzzled by the two hour lunch. She blogs about her family here and decorating here.
- Meredith Moss
Meredith shot to fame at an early age, playing Jesus in her school play. It has been downhill from there. Needing gainful employment, she worked as a television producer in Los Angeles until she met her British husband in a seedy beach bar. An enthusiastic expat, she is a good cook, a bad parker and occasionally terrible mother.
- Miriam Scargall
Miriam has over ten years of experience working in museums and galleries in the UK. With a specialism in historic fashion and textiles, she has worked with all kinds of museum collections, from taxidermy to toffee wrapping machines. She relocated to Luxembourg in 2011 and can often be found route marching her children through one of the local history museums, worksheets in hand.
- Neha Poddar
Neha Poddar is a textile designer by profession graduated from National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in New Delhi. Photography, once a passionate hobby, on its way to becoming her chosen profession and City Savvy is a lucky beneficiary. Her talent gives you the opportunity to check out the style on the streets of Luxembourg.
- Nikki Evans
Nikki moved to Luxembourg from England in May 2015, and spends most of her time with her two young children, watching in amazement as they take their first steps toward becoming multilingual. She is fascinated by Luxembourg's diverse mix of cultures and languages, and occasionally blogs about her experiences of living and parenting abroad at Spiralling Up in Lux. Nikki occupies the positions of both editor and writer for City Savvy Luxembourg.
- Ophelia Gartside
Ophelia is the Chief Bookworm at Little English Bookworm; a pop-up bookshop that travels to schools around Europe but is based in Luxembourg. Ophelia loves books and loves sharing great finds. You can follow her on Facebook and find out where she is next by visiting www.facebook.com/little.english.bookworm.ophelia or have a look at her website: www.littleenglishbookworm.com. Ophelia also stocks collections in Home from Home and MIYO.
- Pallavi Srivastava
Pallavi is a die hard optimist who believes that good stories can change the world. She was born and raised in India and has loved writing since her childhood. She lives in Luxembourg now and travels around the globe.
- Pippa Herbert
Pippa made use of her curious collection of qualifications (accountancy & finance, graphic design and marketing) in her role as Marketing Manager for a global accountancy firm before setting up as a freelance marketing consultant dedicated to helping entrepreneurs flourish. Having moved to the Duchy, she's focussing on her lifelong interest in photography, her 3 small children and, of course, contributing to City Savvy!
- Rhona Richards
Rhona enjoyed a career in theatre and television before getting a "proper job", practising as a criminal defence barrister. However, Luxembourg has seen her return to her artistic roots and she's back treading the boards and teaching drama. She's been delighted to discover a vibrant arts scene in the Duchy and looks forward to bringing you all the best in theatre, music, dance and art.
- Sabrina Deisges
Sabrina Deisges is a Luxembourger born and still living in Dudelange. She created the Luxembourg Meet Greet and Discover Group in order to introduce every aspect of Luxembourg to our international guests. Her hope is, that each person who has been on one of her wonderful tours is that they will be ambassadors for this very small, beautiful and diverse country. Check out upcoming events here.
- Stefania Baini
Stefania moved to Luxembourg from Milan in 2007. She initially came for work and has since built a new life here with her husband and daughter. She graduated with a degree in Literature but has always been working in finance. In her free time she's a passionate traveller and photographer and also loves reading, sports and learning new languages.
- Sundeep Bhardwaj
Sundeep met his wife while reading Catch 22 on the beach in India and like the main character, he risks his life on a daily basis raising his two boys even though he knows his mission is useless as the kids have won the war. Now a Luxembourger, he scored the lowest possible score on the listening test and as his wife can confirm, he is unable to listen in any of the four languages he’s mastered.
- Tante Simone
Tante Simone is an incurable optimist who currently resides in Luxembourg. She has lived in a few other places and has traveled all over the globe, sometimes on the cheap other times a bit extravagantly. She has some siblings, some children, at least one spouse, parents, in-laws and a few exes in her past. She’s learned a lot from the school of hard knocks, had a little therapy and has managed to keep her drinking habit within the healthy published guidelines of at least one western country.
- Victoria Hodgson
Victoria hit the ground running when she came to Luxembourg in 2013, literally! With a history of participation in 'Race for Life' in England and a new running partner here, she's best placed to tell us which races to enter in the Duchy each season.