Austin – Nov 24 2015

Join EuroCircle Austin team for pre-thanksgiving cocktails at this gorgeous and elegant new venue.

While coming up with a new space is always such a struggle for any volunteer team- occasionally one runs into a bar or restaurant concept that really thrills us.  The  bottom-floor space of a historic building on Congress Avenue, The Townsend is beautiful.

The Townsend Austin is a cocktail bar and performance space located in the Townsend-Thompson Building, a downtown historic landmark built in 1875.  The Townsend also offers an array of vibrant tasting “fine dining bar food” items prepared by their team of excellent chefs.

The concept and design for the Townsend was created by principal owner Steven Weisburd, while co-owner Scott Samson, an acoustician, created the Townsend’s music performance space. The Townsend’s owner-investor team also includes Kathy Valentine, who helps direct our music program, Suzanne Deal Booth, who helps direct our arts program, as well as Roger Sandau, Stacey Sher, Kerry Brown, and Justin Elliott. The Townsend is managed by Penumbral Strategic Ventures.

This time of year it is good to recall Oprah’s saying “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough”.

Join us to share a few good moments and be grateful for what we have. Bring any lonely Europeans with you and make sure they meet a few people for the holidays. It is a terrible time to be alone.

Allison, Adnan, Emma, Szilvia and Kaisa
PS. Save-the-Date for our joint  Holiday Party with AIN on Friday, Dec 11 @ The Madison

Houston – Nov 18 2015

Welcome to the pre-holiday season and join the EuroCircle on Wednesday, November 18th.

Come and meet us at Bradley’s Fine Diner, a popular spot with modern Southern hospitality featuring tasty local craft beer, signature cocktails, and great wine list.

If you are not a member yet, please sign up at — it is FREE.

Please note Facebook has restricted access to a larger audience, thus,  we highly recommend to sign up and please RSVP @ the EuroCircle website

Please spread the word among your connections.

Enjoy your time with friends and family, your hostess:
Venere, Shahla, and Juliana
Email Us for ideas or to become part of team! Help is always greatly appreciated.
Meet EuroCircle Houston team

Ivana Lola – Los Angeles based Italian Singer/Songwriter

NOTE: Ivana Lola is performing at the EuroCircle event on Thursday, Nov 12 2015 at Caffe Roma

My name is Ivana Lola, I am a singer/songwriter, dancer and a piano player.

I am originally from Italy. I have been singing since I was 8 years old.

I have been working as a singer/songwriter for many years in my country. I also did a lot of collaborations with the Italian Walt Disney, for many famous Italian singers as well as collaborated with many producers.
My last release is a song that I wrote together with one of the most famous Italian DJ/producer – Mario Fargetta.
The title of the song is ”SURVIVE” and the video is available on YouTube

I grew up listening to Queen, Michael Jackson, Beatles and many more. I can tell that Freddie Mercury inspired me a lot. I really loved the fact that he was a good singer, an amazing performer and an incredible composer and piano player. On top of that he used to wear crazy things and I am so in love with some particular outfits.

But my best teacher has been my father, who is a very talented singer and piano player. He introduced to me to pop music, Rock music and also classic music, that’s why at the age of 6. I also started classical dance, did it for 10 years and got a Diploma. Two years ago I had the pleasure to be invited to sing on stage at the Sayers Club in Hollywood while I was just visiting L.A. as tourist.

It was one of the best experiences of my life, singing here in America. That’s when I made the decision to leave Italy and move here. The truth is that I’ve always had the American Dream.

The reason why I am here to tell you a little bit about myself is because I had the pleasure to meet Sonny Sarna(EuroCircle Los Angeles team), who is a super nice person, at a Venue where I was performing with my band and it was love at first sight ( LOL 🙂 )

Please Follow me on:

Ivana Lola @ Instagram

Ivana Lola at Facebook

Ivana Lola @ Twitter

New York – Dec 22 2015

Join us for our annual holiday party at this midtown hotspot!

NO COVER with online RSVP by 5 pm on December 22 and saying “EuroCircle” at the door!
Attire: Holiday Chic
If you show up in a holiday color or some sparkly, you’ll look even more fabulous!

Let’s celebrate the holiday season this great rooftop & lounge!
There will be great music playing throughout the night!
The drink special: $10 Absolut cocktails. Food is available for purchase.

Feel free to invite friends the more the merrier!

Your hosts:
Harriet Kulmala, Finland
Ahmet Bodur,
Jelena Ignjic, Serbia. Jelena just moved to NYC from Philadelphia to pursue a career in banking.
Igor Bass, Switzerland – Dynamic Outdoors

Alexandra and EuroCircle New York Team

Please no RSVPS via email (see below) though but you can email me here with volunteer interests, interviews, sponsorships etc


If you have FRIENDS who are European/Europhiles and not members yet at the website, but are at Facebook, tell them to take the following steps:
. Login at FB
2. Head over to to SIGN UP (REGISTER) – and choose to use Sign in with FB at Register page
3. The site will grab their name and photo from FB (name can be edited if you wish)
4. It will ask them what is their EuroCircle City (New York) and From what country they are from..

Now you can login with your FB account AND sign up for events (and see who else has signed up)

Los Angeles – Nov 12 2015

We’ve arranged a great venue, Cafe Roma.

I’d like to introduce the beautiful Ivana Lola and her amazing Live Band. We have the pleasure of seeing this band perform LIVE on the night. I’ve heard them before, let me tell you, your ears are in for a treat 🙂

Cafe Roma, the flavours of Northern Italy, classic and contemporary Italian dishes upholding the European standard of hospitality and exemplary service.

From the most delicate thin-crust burrata, sausage, and rapini pizza to a succulent filet mignon steak topped with shaved parmesan and arugula… for lunch, dinner, or a drink– let’s all meet and and have a great time.

Let’s all put in some effort to make this a really big and successful event – invite all the people you know, bring with you friends, family and neighbours. Let’s let our hair down and have a great evening.


Please RSVP soon, we’d like to inform.

See you all soon.


Sonny and Tanya

Los Angeles – Tanya Stawski helps you with all your real estate needs

We try to do our best introducing “EC member of the month” and since Tanya Stawski is part of the team in in Los Angeles, we decided to have you all “meet” her online. Tanya Stawski is a realtor at Sotheby’s International Realty.

Where are you from and where have you lived in the USA?
I was born and raised in Germany and lived in Florida, Mid West and East Coast….

What languages do you speak?
German, English, Farsi and Spanish

What do you do?
I started a few years ago with Sotheby’s International Realty in Beverly Hills. Coming from a 18 years of international experience in business and marketing it was important to me to be a with firm that caters my client’s needs not only in LA, USA but internationally. (note: Tanya has an MBA)

Do you work with buyers or sellers only?

I work with both and help also with leases. My specialty is what my clients are looking for. My clientele varies from A-list celebrity to 1st time buyers. Local and international clients. Everyone is special to me.
Currently I have 6 listings on the market and 3 off market.

Because I have lived in different countries and different parts of the USA I have an excellent understanding of what my clients are looking for.
Describe why people have off market listings?

Off market or a lot of times it is called Pocket listings….

Some of my clients like to sell their homes privately without advertising it publically everywhere. Various reasons…Some just don’t want to attract the curious not buyers who are just interested in checking out the homes…. Sometimes it has security reasons.. In other cases the sellers hope to get a premium price before it hits the market.

How do you do that if you live in LA?

I have a big network of colleagues around the world. I travel to different cities and countries…I found a home for my client moving from LA to London, also helped another client moving from LA to Texas just to give an example. I have the network to perform!

Do you have celebrity clients and who are they?

Yes, my clientele covers from 1st time buyers, to investors to celebrities local & international as well as professional athletic and other industries. Every single client is important to me.

I prefer keeping all my clients identity confidential.

Any tips for 1st time buyers?
Yes…If you decide not to buy all cash…I think that the most important step is getting pre-qualified right before searching for your home or investment. This way you know exactly your price range and know how much of a mortgage you can get. Another tip would be to not buy based on emotions. Of course it is always exciting to buy your first home however it is very crucial that you keep the investment aspect always in mind.
Do your research…find out about the neighborhood, history of the house and get comps for the area.

What do you enjoy outside of work?
I spend time with family and friends and volunteer. My favorite spot is Pacific Palisades. I plan the monthly EuroCircle events in Los Angeles with Sonny.

What do you most love about your job?

Most of my clients become my friends. I socialize with them. We go to dinners, shows, an antique car shows together.

I help my clients not only with their local real estate needs but everywhere in the world. In addition I assist them especially if they move from out of state or country with concierge services as well. Helping them with school selections, doctors, hair dressers and so forth.

Any funny stories every happened to you?

Of course there are many interesting ones…Let me think. Well, one time I was invited for a Second interview to list this luxury mansion. The housekeeper opens up the door and directs me to meet the seller for our meeting in the bedroom. Music on, candles on….Quite funny!

CONTACT TANYA or 310.801.6033
Visit my website

Austin – Dec 11 2015

Most of the photos courtesy of C Candids Thanks Cindy Ann. More photos can be found by Stefan Creaser at our EuroCircle Austin Facebook group and EuroCircle Fan Page

Mark your calendars!! Put on your party dress then come out and join us for a fabulous holiday celebration. Dance the night away, spread the holiday cheer and meet new friends! The more the merrier we thought and so we invited the Austin Intercultural Network to join us!

We’ll have The Madison venue open just for us. The start time will allow you to grab  early dinner beforehand, then boogie the night away uninterrupted. 🙂

YES we hired a DJ – Jeff Kline.

Holiday party drink specials:

– $4 light beers
– $7 house wines

Special EC cocktail menu @ $9/each:
* Bees Knees
Gin (or vodka) Lemon, and Honey syrup
* Kir Royale
Creme de Cassis, Champagne, Lemon peel
* Blinker
Whiskey, Grapefruit, Raspberry syrup
* Mexican Mule
Tequila, Lime, and Ginger beer

Szilvia and the EuroCircle team

Invididualism in Europe (Map)

This map is based on the data from Hofstede Centre using Hofstede’s cultural dimensions theory. In 1965, Hofstede founded the personnel research department of IBM Europe (which he managed until 1971).

Wikipedia described his theory: “Regarding the individualism index, there is a clear gap between developed and Western countries on one hand, and less developed and eastern countries on the other. North America and Europe can be considered as individualistic with relatively high scores: for example, 80 for Canada and Hungary. In contrast, Asia, Africa and Latin America have strongly collectivist values: Colombia scores only 13 points on the IDV scale and Indonesia 14. The greatest contrast can be drawn comparing two extreme countries on this dimension: 6 points for Guatemala vs. 91 points for the United States. Japan and the Arab world have middle values on this dimension.”

Source: Eupedia

Philadelphia – Dec 02 2015

Space is limited, only 15 tickets available, for ladies only. (please LOGIN to get the ticket info)

Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres.

Dress code: Dress like your inner goddess, or the woman you aspire to be.

Join EuroCircle for an intimate gathering of Philadelphia’s most stylish women, in the city’s most exclusive atelier.

Designer Bela Shehu presents NINObrand, the coveted women’s line described as the fashion brand of the future, with an aesthetic both modern & classic.

Sherry Kumar of EuroCircle, presents the Goddess Principles Concept, defining what it means to be a Goddess in every aspect of a woman’s life, tonight, from the perspective of developing a personal brand.

Together, they will consider what it means to have a signature style, in a relaxed and playful way. We will sip champagne, mingle, and have an opportunity to try on styles that are ahead of the curve.

6:30 Champagne welcome

7:00 Doors Close

7:15 Talks by Bela Shehu & Sherry Kumar

followed by personal styling by Bela.

Please arrive early. Doors close by 7:00 pm.




Atlanta – Nov 4 2015

Greetings everyone:

Please join us for our next gathering which will take place at Cinebistro in Brookhaven.
This is perfect venue for our group and we always had great turn-outs in past years so I hope you can join us yet again for our monthly get-together. Complimentary appetizers will be on hand as well as some drink specials and parking is free and all around the venue.

Please remember to invite your international & like-minded friends and hope to see everyone next week!!!

EuroCircle Atlanta