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MINILIFE lately in Luxembourg

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Originally, I am from Luxembourg. When I was 19 I left the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg to go to university in the States, then Austria, ... and except for 2009, I have putting up my tents on 4 continents so far. 

But no matter how far I am from Luxembourg, I still feel very anchored to this tiny place in the heart of Europe. Obviously friends and family are active magnets for this special relationship. Furthermore telling people here about my native environment makes me proud and miss it even more. Growing up in a highly diverse environment - up to 40% foreigners; being trilingual is average and doubling the work population by day - just imagine the amazing outcomes being the offspring of these synergies. And that's stuff that gets me excited, ... and on some days makes me home sick. To think about what I have been missing out on...

That said I am really overwhelmingly happy that you can find MINITECTURE teepees, playmats, bunting and our swings in De Weltbuttik Esch and MINITECTURE has been covered in last week's Lëtzebuerger Land journal!  

 Thank you Michèle Sinner for the interview. 

Thank you Michèle Sinner for the interview. 

 Swing into Spring with MINITECTURE  

Swing into Spring with MINITECTURE  

 

MINITHOUGHT - Congratulations to Michelle & Frantz

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My little sister Michelle entered a civil union with her man today. I am a very proud big sister today and very sad at the same time that I cannot  be with them.

Those are the hardest moments of being an expat : being away from your family for the good and bad times! Living in Italy, I felt so close to everyone back in Luxembourg - the many visits from friends and family did help to feel united.

Nevertheless, today I am shouting from the rooftops of Dakar, how happy I am about Michelle and Frantz and their commitment to each other! I love you both!! xx

 Summer 2013 in Italy - Léonore, Matthieu, Frantz & my little sister Michelle

Summer 2013 in Italy - Léonore, Matthieu, Frantz & my little sister Michelle

MINISTORY - Paper to Plants

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Hello. How are you? I apologise for the radio silence ... again! In October, Léonore and I travelled to Luxembourg for a couple of weeks to see family and friends, and enjoying the crisp autumn weather. Fall can be delight, I must say! 

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No fall in Dakar unfortunately, but I discovered this beautiful stop-motion video dedicated to the 4 seasons that I must share with you! It was made by Kelli Anderson and Daniel Dunnam for Plants, a children app by Tinybop (which looks very interesting as well). 

400 tiny leaves, 500 blades of grass, 25 squirrels, and a total of 6,000 photos help to put everything together. A behind-the-scenes video exists as well - have a look here!

(found via thekidshouldseethis.com)

MINICALENDAR - 8 - Christmas at the theatre

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Aren't the songs and stories around Christmas magical? Let's go see a story performed on stage with kids or without!

In Luxembourg, the place to turn to is TRAFFO - the performing arts program presenting local and international productions for children (age 2-99) all year long!

And for Christmas they put together a few wonderful shows. Have a look at the TRAFFO program here

  Ssst  - 17 / 19 / 20 December 2013 at the Grand Theatre in Luxembourg (age 2-99)

Ssst - 17 / 19 / 20 December 2013 at the Grand Theatre in Luxembourg (age 2-99)

  Den Till  - 26 / 27 / 28 December 2013 at CarréRotondes in Luxembourg (age 5-99)

Den Till - 26 / 27 / 28 December 2013 at CarréRotondes in Luxembourg (age 5-99)

  Liaison carbone  - 29 + 30 December 2013 at CarréRotondes in Luxembourg (age 6-99)

Liaison carbone - 29 + 30 December 2013 at CarréRotondes in Luxembourg (age 6-99)

(all images via carrerotondes.lu)

MINICALENDAR - 4 - Marché des créateurs

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Oh how I wish I would be in Luxembourg this weekend! I will miss Kleeschen (St Nick) ... and the Marché des créateurs at MUDAM!!

The luxembourgish designer market opens today and will stay open until Sunday!

Dear family and friends in Luxembourg please visit and report! 

Mudam, opens its doors once again to the “Marché des créateurs”, offering designers an unusual display and selling space. This annual meeting is an opportunity to bring together designers using different techniques and working in diverse disciplines and universes (product, fashion and textile design, illustrations, jewellery...). There are a multitude of revisited or totally new objects that reflect the effervescence of contemporary production. Limited editions, handcrafted or edited products: the “Marché des créateurs” bears witness to great creativity and is a unique occasion for innovating designers and the public to meet. Mudam invites Carolyn Gobran (Director of Extrabold and Honey\Mustard) as a guest-curator of the 2013 edition to select the participating designers and the scenography is composed of coardbox modules realised for the occasion by the designer Noa Haim.

more info here and a few of the designers here:

MINISHOP - Let'z go local

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Glad to have made it to the first edition of the let'z go local market at the Carré Rotondes in Luxembourg this weekend! 

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I came back with the above in my shopping bag - a baby blanket from Nuvola baby / a knitted hat from Mamie et Moi / a blue giraffe from Studio delle Alpi / and a luxembourgish tea towel by Ben&Pepper ... stay tuned to hear more from Luxembourg!