City Savvy could not run without its wonderful team of talented contributors. If you can write and would like your name on the list below, contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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).
- Alena Belousova
- 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.
- Alex Faiello
Alex studies communication design and marketing at Miami University. She is currently studying abroad in Luxembourg and interning at CSL. Alex loves travel, sports and all things design!
- 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.
- Amelia Conte
Amelia is from Naples, Italy and moved to Luxembourg in 2012. She defines herself as curious, eclectic, and open-minded. She is passionate about communication, history, theatre, music and good food. She began as a contributor for Passaparola, an Italian magazine in Luxembourg, back in 2012. She has been a radio speaker for Radio Ara and the President and Co-founder of Il Sipario Asbl, an Italian cultural association well-known for planning theatre shows and cultural events in Luxembourg.
- Andrea Kanyitur
Andrea is originally from Slovakia and came to Luxembourg in 2015 for love! She joined the CSL team in 2020 and is excited to share her passion for all things Lux. On her off time you can find her studying nutrition, cooking up delicious and healthy meals and learning new languages!
- 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.
- Angela Leroy
Angela Leroy is an Italian-Brazilian mother of three, wife and chocolate lover. Graduated in journalism and law, she found her true passion as a party designer. Her tailor made approach and immaculate attention to detail sets her company, Special Memories apart. Angela and her team design magical events from informal kids birthdays to luxurious weddings.
- 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 one of the founders of City Savvy Luxembourg.
- 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
- Brynn Pierce
Brynn is from Cleveland, Ohio studying Human Capital Management and Leadership with a minor in Social Justice and Inequalities at Miami University. She is currently studying abroad in Luxembourg and is excited to discover all it has to offer. Brynn loves travelling, trying new things and meeting new people!
- Cara V. Bland
Cara V. Bland is a writer of historical fiction and environmental short stories living in Luxembourg. She is an editor and creative translator in the cultural and political sphere, as well as a manuscript reader and creative writing tutor. For info on tutoring and courses, visit her website.
- Cedric Haas
Experienced in project management and the tourism industry, Luxembourgish Cédric is an enthusiastic and passionate marketing and communications manager. When he isn't composing day trips to (re)discover the Grand Duchy, he is organising and participating in events for new arrivals. For more information, take a look on ACL's website or contact him directly at email@example.com or on LinkedIn.
- 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_
- Christina Dayal
Christina Clements Dayal-Born and raised in the heart of India, lived in many cities across India and finally moved to Luxembourg a few years ago. She aspires to improve the food culture in Luxembourg and introduce people to food from all parts of the world.
- Christina Fote
Christina is a management major at Miami University of Ohio. She is currently studying abroad in Luxembourg and has been traveling to a new place every weekend! Her favorite places she's been to so far are Lisbon and Amsterdam. She is excited for the rest of her semester in Luxembourg!
- Claudia Zaunz
Claudia is a native Luxembourger, and she studies English Literature and Journalism at Miami University in Ohio. Her passions include discovering cultures, reading and writing, hiking and spending time outside in nature. Claudia also works as a freelancer for learnluxembourgish.com and teaches Luxembourgish to English speakers.
- 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.
- Esmee Chengapen
Esmée was born to parents who made their goal in life to improve the world through social justice, sustainable living, yoga, and community support. In her 20s, Esmée decided to fly high in the corporate world and forget her parents' legacy "of hugging trees" but was called back to it in her 30s. She decided to study counselling which was followed by a MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy in the decade that followed. She has been busy setting-up her psychotherapy practice in Luxembourg in the last few years.
- Farrah Gillani
Farrah is one of the original founders of City Savvy Luxembourg. 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
- Geraldine Cassells
I am from Dublin, Ireland and moved to Luxembourg in 1992, on a 2 year contract with an international audit firm. 28 years on, I have gladly overstayed my warm welcome and am happily married to a native and have 3 adult children. I was fortunate to have flexible jobs in finance for 2 decades which allowed me manage a group and my family simultaneously. I do wish that could become the norm ! I am involved with several amazing non profits in Luxembourg.
- Gracie Limauro
Gracie is an English major studying at Miami University. She is currently studying abroad in Luxembourg and is ecstatic to be here right now! Gracie is interested in travel, reading & writing, and medicine.
- Hannah Charlton
Hi! I'm Hannah - an avid coffee lover & beauty enthusiast. I'm originally from the UK but I've been living in Luxembourg for 17 years. I'm passionate about all things Beauty! Makeup, Hair, Skincare - you name it!! This passion led me to train to become fully qualified as a makeup artist at one of London's esteemed academy and learning from the industry's finest. Now back living & working in the place I call home. I'm here to share my love of all things beauty by keeping you up to date on the hottest trends of the moment, tips & tricks, how to's, products that I've been loving & want to recommend to you and so much more!
- Hannah Sroka
Hannah is from Portland, Connecticut and studying English at Miami University. She studied abroad in Luxembourg this past spring semester and has stayed on for the summer to see more of the country. She loves travelling, writing, and her five cats.
- Ichchha Deshmukh
An Indian, Software Engineer by profession, moved to Germany and now living in The Grand Duchy Luxembourg with her travel companion, her husband. Being a hodophile, she likes to share her travel chronicles on social media platforms like Instagram, pens down her thoughts about beautiful European countries and also vlogs the expedition on YouTube channel Europe Chronicles.
- Jessika Maria Rauch
Art, design, travel, fashion, craftsmanship and all things beautiful are Jessika's passion. She writes for several media outlets and her own website, dedicated to our Grand Duchy:Lux Love. Besides working independently as Senior PR Manager and Author, Jessika is a self-appointed ambassador for Luxembourg and a big lover of Italy, palm trees and the sea.
- 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.
- Josie S
Josie S is a keen traveler and passionate writer, hopping around the world whenever time and job allows. As well as travel writing, she blogs about the modern world on Medium.com and has a first novel baby that she is dedicatedly pruning for publication.
- 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).
- Kendall Swanson
Kendall is a student studying in Luxembourg this semester. She is interested in traveling, photography, reading a good book and meeting new people!
- 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 Watkins
Lisa burst onto the scene in Luxembourg in 2014 after a long stint near Boston. She started a successful singing career with a little ditty in Kindergarten but hit Wall Street instead of Broadway until she took on her life's best job - parenting two active boys. Now that they are young men she’s having a blast exploring her creative side, writing and painting and… still singing.
- 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.
- Lorien Roback
Lorien is a M.Ed. student, a professional educator and a longstanding yoga teacher with expertise in several perinatal modalities. She moved to Luxembourg in 2007. She has a varied experience with all kinds of fitness in Luxembourg and beyond. She teaches bespoke private classes to individuals, but enjoys community-building activities in her spare time. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or just say “hi” when you jog by!
- Lucy Greaney
Lucy is from Cleveland, Ohio and is currently studying abroad and interning at CSL! She is studying journalism and entrepreneurship at Miami University and loves to spend her free time traveling and doing photography.
- 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.
- Macayla Temple
Macayla is from Cincinnati, Ohio, and is currently studying information systems and analytics at Miami University. She plans on pursuing a career in data visualization after graduation. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and watching soccer!
- 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 13 years and I wouldn’t do anything else. I hope I inspire some of you to get fit through my group fitness classes HIITme (Boxing, BootCamp and Kettlercise) or any activity you love!
- Marise Hyman
Holistic Maternity & Empowerment Coach/Educator, Marise Hyman provides coaching and education for an empowered and conscious life, conception and entry into parenthood so we can BE OUR TRUE SELVES in life AND birth. She’s also a Dancing for Birth™ instructor and Birth Advocate with the knowing that we need to heal birth to heal earth.
- Matt Adler
Matt is a IMS major at Miami University of Ohio. He is currently studying abroad in Luxembourg and is Interning at CSL. He is from Chicago, Illinois, and Likes Sports, travel and much more.
- 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.
- Natalie Walsh
- 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.
- 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.
- Serena Lanum
Serena is from Columbus, Ohio and is currently studying marketing at Miami University. She is a workaholic but in her free time, she loves traveling and trying new food.
- 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.
- Vaish Ramakrishnan
Vaish is a product marketer by day and a freelance writer by nigh. She's also recently started writing about books on Instagram and building a community around exchanging ideas The Thinkers Circle Luxembourg. She was born in India but has lived Bangkok, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. On a random day, you'll find her singing a mishmash of Carnatic and Jazz music, binge-watching street-food videos on YouTube or doing terrible squats.
- Vessela Vencheva
- 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.
- Whitney Reddan
Whitney is a native Chicagoan who has been living in Luxembourg for the past four months as a part of Miami University’s MUDEC Program. She is currently entering her senior year as an Environmental Earth Science and Sustainability major. She has a passion for music, exploring the unknown, environmental justice, and overall goofiness. She’s looking forward to her summer in Luxembourg!
- William Raba
Meet the most wonderful intern ever, William! Originally from France, William lives in Luxembourg, is fluent in four languages and defines what it means to be 'savvy.' His style is fierce and he brings a calmness to the CSL headquarters that previously didn't exist. A talented photographer, we are lucky to have him join our team even if we scare him with our brashness.
- Yvonne Reilly
Yvonne Reilly is a freelance content writer and editor for hire. She helps companies reach potential clients through the magic of alluring content. Her mission is to make boring business copy and blogs sparkle. Raised in Dublin and Luxembourg, she considers herself a professional Eurobrat and spends her free time sniffing out travel deals. For more info on Yvonne's services visit her website