Barefoot in Luxembourg meets People: Henrietta

Starting today, Barefoot in Luxembourg will launch a new weekly column that will be dedicated to people living in Luxembourg. It will be a chance to introduce new projects and, as I know I can be pretty boring with always my usual places šŸ™‚ , others’ new favorite spots. We are starting with Henrietta.henrietta2

 

What is your name?
Henrietta Orosz

How do your friends call you?
Heni

Describe yourself with three words.
Perfectionist, hard-working, crazy šŸ™‚

How long have you been living in Luxembourg?
Since 3,5 years.

What are you doing here?
I am a makeup- and lash artist (and a future economist).

How do you see yourself in 5 years time?
Hmm…Either a well-known makeup artist who can live her dreams, either a successful economist working for one of the EU institutionsĀ šŸ™‚

What do you fancy doing in your spare time?
I love walking in the nature. It clears my mind and refreshes me. Luxembourg has beautiful landscape and forests. I love them!

What is your beloved place in Luxembourg?
I love the forests, and the parks under the city & the Grund area. And of course Dunkinā€™DonutsĀ šŸ™‚

What is your favorite restaurant in Luxembourg?
Cavalli Room; Le fin Gourmand. Both are charming places with outstanding meals & service.

What is your preferred night-life spot in Luxembourg?
Dipso, the wine republic. Excellent wines, snacks and service.

Do you have a favorite drink?
EvianĀ šŸ™‚ Ā and Hugo..

Where do you do your shopping usually?
For food in Delhaize, for clothes in BudapestĀ šŸ™‚ Ā 

What do you like about Luxembourg life?
Calmer than a big city, less stress and more social life. Your business is known here very fast as the country is small.

What would you improve?
The bus drivers! They can cause you inconvenience with their ā€œown scheduleā€, not respecting the timetable, sometimes they ā€œforgetā€ to stop, and sometimes they are driving like crazy.. I think I am not the only one with this problemĀ šŸ™‚

What is the best place you visited in a range of 200 km from the city and that you would suggest for a daily trip?
Disneyland ParisĀ šŸ˜› I am joking. Bit more than 200 km but great weekend getaways: DĆ¼sseldorf, Oostende or Paris.

What is the best adjective to describe Luxembourg?
Diverse

Should be interested in Henrietta’s work, you can find more information in her FB page here.

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Week End Chronicles: Givenchy Make-Up, Diekirch Cavalcade & much more

It has been a busy week-end! I wanted to give much updates yesterday but I was less than half of my power battery, sigh.. Last working week killed me off and on Saturday morning I had an early clock forĀ recovering the two hours at the gym I lost during the week – btw, I love working out on SaturdayĀ early earlyĀ morning as I feel full of energy and the gym is empty šŸ˜›

In the afternoon, I took an appointment at Paris 8 in the Gran Rue. They had an amazing GivenchyĀ make-up artist available for clients, KazuhiroĀ Hiruma, that was offering personalized advises. I was quite skeptic about the result before going – I had mixed encounters with make-up artists at perfumeries in Luxembourg. Since my office moved in the Gare area, I am more familiar with shops over there – it is also easier taking appointments at lunch time – but the overall experiences were not great. I found services overpriced and shop assistants not professional and very arrogant. Last time I paid 80 euro for aĀ  make-up session of 45 minutes that at the end lasted only 20. The girl was chewing a gum just on my face and she did not even remove my base before starting the make up. The result was so ugly, I clear away the make-up as soon as home.

On Saturday, my experience at Paris 8 Gran RueĀ totally overturn my ideas: the service I booked was for free but everybody was extremely kind with me, like I have been a client forever. A lovely lady remove my make up explaining me in details products she was using and the importance of well rehydrating your skin every day. Mr. Hiruma was amazing, really. I asked for a “bonne-mine” base and it resulted in a great color, then he focuses on the eyes with slightly unusual palette (bottle green and dark red)… when I looked at the mirror, at the end, it seems I was another person! My eyes were soooĀ big, my skin perfect, the complete result extremely natural. He worked on my face morphology and he used excellent products: For example, the bronzer Powder Bonne Mine he applied does not contain talc, so the effect is really genuine. I asked to receive a summary of all the products used, without feeling pressured to buy. I decided anyway to take home with me the lipstick and the eye-shadows palette and I received a gorgeous beauty with travel size products from Givenchy.
I did not use this brand very much in the past, trying always to buy safe with Chanel, LancĆ“meĀ and Shiseido, that were my favorite brands, but I have to say I really changed my mind and as soon as I finish the products I am currently using I will go and buy some others from Givenchy list.
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On Saturday night then, we had an intimate dinner at home for Valentine’s day. I prepared some cod liver appetizer, linguineĀ with bisque and mussels, shrimps with mango sauce and to conclude profiteroles with caramel and pecan nuts. I was pretty satisfied of the result and also my husband was. But after a full day I was sleepy at 11 pm!
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Early wake-up also on Sunday, gym, and then train to Diekirch for the Cavalcade! This is one of the main and most popular event in Luxembourg for Carnival. More than 20,000 people were present on Sunday! It was extremely well organized: there were trains from Luxembourg central station every half hour or direct buses from Ettelbruck. This is a great thing to avoid people drink and driving, bravo!
The entrance to the event was 6 euro, including lottery participation. Most of the bars and restaurants were open for the occasion, with outdoor stands for beersĀ and sandwiches. Lucky us, sun was shining – even if it was still bit cold. The parade was composedĀ of 63 groups and they were throwing candies, pop-corn, even sausages and beersĀ šŸ™‚ The event started at 2.30 pm and it took more than two hours to complete the tour. We followed for a bit the cortegeĀ and then we stopped along the way for couple of shots. We took our way back home around 7 pm, pretty tipsy šŸ™‚ Time for a quick pizza and the week-end was over.
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Now other another week-end in Luxembourg and finally it will be London, I cannot really wait šŸ™‚

 

Jitrois & Janette Cocktail Event

Super pleasant night yesterday at Jitrois & Janette cocktail event. For once, I convinced my husband to join me: we shared great time and I showed him the dress I want for NYE and that I would love to find under the tree (now, you know the smile that is dreaming with hearts instead of eyes? yes, this is my face whileĀ writing).

For thoseĀ who doesn’t know it,Ā  Jitrois boutique is just located next to the Palais, in a lovely shop that is a fabulous combination between antiquity and modern reminders. They have both men and women collections and they are focused on leather items. I fall in love with a short embroidered leather black dress and a lace long one. During the cocktail, there was a magician entertaining the clients and an image consultant that was available for make up and beauty coaching. I went for that and I learn a lot of interesting stuff about how to valorize my silhouette (and hide my trouble areas), while Patricia had a 5-minutes brown smoky make up.

During the waiting time, hubby looked a bit perplexed, but he had fun, so Patricia and I did.

ThanksĀ again Janette for the invitation, we cannot waitĀ for official pictures to be posted online!

Check the websites:
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Janette

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