Houston – Oct 29 2016

Flamenco Andaluz presents “Dia de los Muertos”, a theatrical performance in celebration of the Mexican holiday. The presentation will take you on a journey through the history of rituals and urban legends with storytelling, flamenco singing, dance and guitar. Guests are invited to participate by bringing photos of their loved ones and placing them on the altar in the theatre.

*2 perfomances are offered: Saturday October 29th at 7:30pm and Sunday October 30th at 2:00pm.
*General admission ticket price is $25.
*Tickets can be purchased at http://diadelosmuertos2016.eventbrite.com/

The FrenetiCore Dance Theatre is located at 5102 Navigation Blvd, Houston, Texas 77011.

EuroCircle member, Marisol Monasterio, will be our host for this event. Please message Marisol if you have any questions.
2 EuroCircle events will be created for both dates.

Hope you can attend


New York – Oct 27 2016

Join us for our Annual European Masquerade Party!
No Cover when you say EuroCircle at the Door!
DJ Chris Bachman will be spinning tunes for us throughout the night!

Dress Code:

Masquerade Mask or Costume, Optional and Not Required
Great drink specials and food available for purchase.

Look forward to seeing you all on October 27th!

Your Hosts:

Michelle Rivera, Puerto Rico
Diana Cristea, Romania
Henry Picado, Italy and Costa Rica
Pasquale Maio, Italy New York Italians
Jelene Ignjic, Serbia
Alexandra and the EuroCircle NY Team
EuroCircle New York Page (previous events and event photos)
EuroCircle New York Facebook Group

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Heels and Kitchen: The World Is Your Oyster Says Vaiva From Lithuania

We love to feature entrepreneurial Europeans to the other Europeans and everyone else who shares our love for Europe, its culture and people. Chicago is one of the hubs that has a lot of Europeans.
However, you don’t meet so many Lithuanians – we were thrilled to learn about Vaiva’s business.

Who are you?

My name is Vaiva Grama ,I’m originally from Lithuania and I came to Chicago in 2002 .

What is the name of your business?

Heels And Kitchen

What type of business is that – a cool name?

It’s a Traveling Oyster Bar

What’s the reason for starting?

Well, I always enjoyed cooking from a young age and always looked for interesting ideas to cook and entertain people. I love oysters and most seafood so I thought who doesn’t like fresh oysters and champagne?!! It’s perfect for any occasion from a wedding cocktail hour to a birthday party or any other special occasion you might have or simply just to enjoy fresh oysters.
We also offer a few menus to choose from and we can decorate to suit your theme.

I didn’t want just to be another catering business who brings food and leaves, so we offer the whole experience from discussing the various kinds of oysters and best ways to eat them to having our Oyster Girls mingle around your party while shucking and serving your guest right on The spot. We also offer wonderful entertainment , including our most popular entertainer Noelle. She is an amazing violin player who can make your cocktail hour come to life! Noelle has worked with Jenifer Lopez, Andre Bocelli, Mark Anthony and many other celebrities.

It’s NOT your traditional catering , so if you are looking for something new and unique to wow your guests a Traveling Oyster bar is a way to go.

Where are you located?

We’ll travel anywhere in Chicago and surrounding areas.

Who is your role mode?

I’m trying to be my own role model, and every day try to be better than I was yesterday …. at the end of the day I’m the one who has to live with myself and like myself.
To become our best selves, we first have to be our worst selves. So make your mistakes, and take them in stride; they’re just part of the road map leading to the person you always wished you could be.

How do you define success?

Success is looking back at your life when you are in your last moments and possessing a great amount of pride of your creations, accomplishments and legacy, while having little to no regrets about what you didn’t do and what opportunities you missed out on. if I can die feeling this way, I believe this is success.

What do you miss the most about living in Europe?

I think what I missed the most about living in Europe is a time spent with family and friends. I simply miss those days where I was just baking a bread with my grandma or I was just walking in Old Town with my dad. When you can’t see them anytime you really appreciate the times when you get to.

What is the biggest disappointment in humanity?

My biggest disappointment in humanity is that we find the time to drive an hour to the mall for new shoes or across the country for a wedding dress but seem not to find time to go visit our loved ones who lives near by. We change our priorities and forget a true meaning of life.

What do you want people to know?

I just want say to everyone out there who might be struggling, who might just moved to a new country and don’t have any friends or family or don’t speak the language, I want to say that no matter where life is taking you, try to always look deep inside of your heart and tell yourself I’M GONNA BE OK.



Email Vaiva Here!

Enni Korpela – New York State of Mind

EuroCircle Team in NYC noticed this lovely and energetic young lady from Finland in New York City and wanted to find out a little bit more about her.

My name is Enni Korpela, I am 23 years old and I come from Jyväskylä, Finland.

My hobbies are yoga, gym and blogging about New York. I am studying business at JAMK University of Applied Sciences (Jyväskylän ammattikorkeakoulu).  When I decided to start study business, I had no idea what or who I wanted to be in the future. Only thing I knew was that I wanted to live abroad someday, work with different people and do something good for our society. I had no idea that New York could open my eyes that way it did.

I had my second year in school and my teacher sent me an email about open trainee position in Consulate General of Finland in New York. In that point, I knew very little about their amazing work and what they exactly were doing. I read their intro for this position and I got very excited. After two months I got a message that the next step was to move to New York and to be their trainee for next six months.

It was not my first time travelling to New York, it was actually my 15th.

Even though I knew the city already, I still was very scared to move abroad for the first time. Working at the Consulate General of Finland was the best thing ever happened in my life. I enjoyed every moment working there. I love New York but I think I loved my work even more. Every morning I woke up happy and smiling because it was time to go to work. My job was to interview visa, passport and residence permit applicants. I also put those applications into systems and answered to inquiries about visas. Meeting new people every day and talking with them about their desire to travel to Finland was very pleasant.

I also got to meet Finland’s current  President Sauli Niinistö and his spouse Jenni Haukio as well as Minister for Foreign affairs Timo Soini.

Living in New York was very hectic. I did not expect it to be that hectic as it was. Everyone hurries to work in the morning and in the evenings they hurry to get home. Even though the constant hurry and the city made me feel pressure to do something every day, I loved the feeling New York gave me. I felt like I am home and everyone was very kind to me. I loved being between these crazy tall buildings and living in this city where every day was full of events.

I was very active about finding interesting events. For example, I got to meet my idol Olivia Palermo and I had amazing opportunity to take part in New York Film Festival.

During the week I wanted to wake up at 6 am and get to work by 9 am. I lived in Washington Heights that is on the top of Manhattan.

Every morning I sat on the subway about 30 minutes reading books and staring at the local people.  During the mornings at work I interviewed our visa and passport customers.  After the lunch I put their applications in the system. When I had done that we had a team meeting or the staff gave me some other assignments.

I usually got home around 4pm or 5pm. Many evenings I walked or shopped in Soho, got groceries on the Upper West Side or went to some events. I enjoyed New York life to the fullest. When I was walking by myself in the streets, I did not feel lonely because there always was so many people around.

When I am thinking back, I feel very bereft because part of my heart is still in New York. When writing blog posts about my life there New York is on my mind every day. New York has always place in my heart and I hope I will live there someday in my near future. It is my favorite city in the world and always will be.


Website: http://dreamingnny.blogspot.fi/
Linkedin: https://fi.linkedin.com/in/ennikorpela