Austin – Jan 11 2019

EuroCircle’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

Join us to celebrate the official start date of EuroCircle – 2o years ago in NYC.

Once upon the time…the new CEO of Telemundo Ibra Morales had dinner at the City Hall Restaurant in Tribeca about 20 years ago.
The owner of the restaurant came by to say hello and Ibra made the historic move that started EuroCircle. We got the Rose Room (no rent) for the first event on Monday, Jan 11 1999
provided we wil have at least 100 p. Otherwise there would be a significant amount of rent to be paid.

Of course at the time there really was no emails, no social media…so all had to be taken care via phone, word of mouth or faxes.
Nevertheless, we had 185 people at the first event at that super luxurious Tribeca space.

Soooo…..on Friday, we’ll have an extended happy hour until 8 pm at W Austin.
Parking for valet is $10 for 3 hours. Otherwise parking is available on the street, or State of Texas parking lot.

Swedish Lucia Choir & Christmas Bazaar

SWEA is extending an invitation to all EuroCircle members to join them for Christmas Bazaar and Lucia Choir.


On December 9th we’ll have Swedish coffee bread for sale in our café, a raffle, and other fun stuff! Kids can meet Santa and we’ll lead you through traditional dancing around the Christmas tree.

Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 200 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78752.

Christmas Bazaar opens at 3.00 PM.
Dance around the Christmas tree at 4.00 PM.
Lucia Choir Concert starts at 5.30 PM.

Entrance fee: $5 for adults and $1for children under 12 years.

Bring your family and friends, we look forward to welcome the Christmas holiday with you!

RSVP at Facebook

SWEA is a global non-profit for Swedish, or Swedish-speaking, women who have lived or are living abroad.
We have about 70 chapters in more than 30 countries and next year will mark the 40th anniversary of the organization;
SWEA Austin has a little over 50 active members but our reach is bigger than that in the Austin community. We uphold the important tradition of screening the Eurovision finale, as an example (together with SACC)

Every year we arrange a Christmas bazaar and perform a “Luciatåg” ( More at Wikipedia )to celebrate St. Lucy Day(Dec. 13th).

This event is popular with Swedes and Americans alike, we’d love to see our fellow Europeans there aswell!

Austin – Nov 20 2018

EuroCircle’s Pre-Thanksgiving Mixer at Faregound

Photos by Ezio Ambrozetti

Our special thanks to Gabi Vitui (and Happy Birtday as it was her birthday as well. Gabi hosted the evening
on her birthday and got us name badges

Fareground is inspired by the idea that to make a place everyone wants to go, you have to have something for everyone.

The lobby space at One Eleven was not just redesigned. It was totally repurposed it by giving it purpose. It’s where culinary meets community.
Where work meets play. And where you’ll meet what’s happening next in Austin.

You can pick up food and come to the bar – or get a drink and sit at the lounge area.
We’ll be hanging out at the bar area to say hello to all of you.

It is one of the coolest spaces with a wonderful outdoor space as well (weather permitting)

Fareground is located at 111 Congress Avenue, in the subterranean level and plaza of One Eleven at the corner of Congress Ave and Second St.
Coming in from the street first comes the sprawling patio – a very popular space on a nice day.
Inside Fareground – semi-circle of vendors like Contigo, Easy Tiger, Contigo curated by the ELM Restaurant Group and anchored by Fareground Bar in the
middle. Wine, beer and cocktails (everything from French 76s to Bloody Marys) available
A second bar—this one located at street level—is still in the works.

Austin – Dec 15 2018

EuroCircle Austin Holiday Party &  Market

Join us between 6-9 pm for a Happy Hour & Holiday Market!  We are also celebrating Paulina’s birthday.

Some of our European friends who are also European food vendors will share their amazing products with us!

You will be able to enjoy delicious samples and purchase holiday gifts.

Come and enjoy treats from Paris in a BiteThe Stroop ClubLua Brazilian Cheese BreadBelle Vie Farm and Kitchen and more!

Dance the night away after 9 pm to some Disco music! 🙂

Looking forward to celebrating with y’all!

Paulina, David, Emma & Adnan

Austin – Oct 11 2018

Fall Rooftop Party at Eberly

Photos by Ezio Ambrosetti

Special thanks to Katya Aman and Yelena Lantsova for the amazing cake.

Rare opportunity as their rooftop is open only for private parties. It is fully covered with a small open area for “balcony” ( stairs on the side of the building)

Our DJ is from Italy – Francesco Paulo Tuzzolino

Special drinks:
Old Fashions, Manhattans, Margaritas, Moscow Mule, Negroni’s will be $12
Beer – Lonestar $4
Wine by the glass $7
*They will have all of the other options too, but these will be on special pricing.

Complimentary valet parking,

Yelena, Francesco, Paulina, Adnan, Nicole & Kaisa
(you can create eurocircle profile with your facebook login when you are here…just go to register page and sign in with facebook – and check you have AUSTIN as your eurocircle city)

Austin – Sep 07 2018

Joint International Mixer at W Austin Living Room

Every year we like to organize a couple of joint international mixers with other local international groups.
This time the photos were taken by Ezio Ambrosetti

Extended happy hour until 8pm, DJ.

Valet parking is $10 with a ticket for 3 hours. They should provide our team the tickets to hand out

This event is hosted by multiple European groups and a couple of more international groups such as:

  • Consulate General of Ireland, Paul Breen, Vice Consul
  • Global Austin, Christina A. Ceballos, Executive Director
  • International Multicultural Community – Theo Andrew
  • French in Austin
  • Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of Texas,  Martin M. Morales – Austin Chairman
  • Danish Club of Austin
  • AIN – Austin Intercultural network – Shalini Komarla
  • SACC – Swedish American Chamber of Commerce of Texas, SACC Austin
  • APS – Austin Polish Society and of course
  • EuroCircle Austin

Austin – Aug 10 2018

Photos by Ezio Ambrosetti

EuroCircle is proud to present its classiest event of the year, the exclusive EuroCircle White party.

Rummage through your closet, go shopping if you have to but come dressed to impress. Every shade is okay as long as it’s white, or has some white. It’s more important you show up so don’t worry if I’d you aren’t in white.

Enjoy the evening from the breezy Tillery patio with a fantastic view of the sun setting over Lady Bird Lake.

This fine dining establishment has been exclusive reserved for the evening for the enjoyment of our guests. Tillery features a lounge, a comfortable bar, and high tables (indoors and outdoors) shaded by tall trees and a breezeway patio very accommodating to a cocktail social..

Tillery will provide a limited menu of appetizers for the evening. Happy Hour prices* with $3 off all specialty cocktails and $5 draft wine and select beers are also on the menu.

The more the merrier, and this evening is going to be one to remember, so please be sweet and do your good deed of the day by spreading the word amongst your friends.

Adnan, Emma, Kaisa, Katya, Gabi and Paulina


Austin – Jul 15 2018

EuroCircle’s World Cup Finals Viewing Party

There will be some international crowd watching the final game at Jack&Gingers in the Domain on Sunday morning… feel free to join the watch party! arrive as early as possible to secure a good spot!
About the venue:
Irish, British & American grub & an extensive beer list served in airy digs with sports on TV.

Austin – Jul 03 2018

We are all set for Happy Hour at the Belgium Bar, Mort Subite Tuesday, July 3rd, starting at 5pm.
This is our second event at this location.
Address: Mort Subite: 308 Congress, Austin 78701
We can of course hang out longer but we have happy hour until 7pm.
Our happy hour is $1 off all drafts, bottles, wines, and cocktails.
There is a food truck located outside and behind the beer garden/patio. Lucky’s Puccias and Pizzeria. Puccia is a southern Italian sandwich, the bread is made to order in a wood-fired oven. The food truck is open from 6-10pm on Tuesday.

We hope you can make it and look forward to hanging out

Emma and Paulina

Aly Modleski from Ukraine – Balancing Life as a Mom & Artist in Austin

EuroCircle is always looking for the local Europeans to feature at the website.  It is wonderful to hear different stories how people ended here under the sun in Texas. I noticed Aly at social media with her art and
got so curious I contacted her. I asked her to tell us about herself and her art.

Please introduce yourself?

My name is Alyona Modleski, and I’m from Kyiv (often known as Kiev), the capital of Ukraine. I’ve held many positions since obtaining my Masters in Banking and Finance.  I was employed within several banks, have worked for the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, multiple Non-Government Organizations and as a United Nations office volunteer for humanitarian projects in civil rights, health, and youth rights.  Most recently, I was working at Daymon Worldwide, private brand marketing company.

My hobby and passion have always been art and painting. Since relocating to Austin in September 2015, painting has become my main occupation.

How did you get started in the art field?

My passion for art started from my family’s tradition of exploring Kyiv art fairs that would occur on Kyiv Day. Every year, on the last weekend of May, my parents, my younger brother and I would stroll along Andriyivskyy descent (Ukrainian Montparnasse) and all together we would select a small oil painting to purchase. Soon, every room of our family condo had a city landscape or a floral still-life work.

I started painting professionally six years ago, and oils have always been my main medium. 

I learned technical skills from contemporary Ukrainian artists and underwent training with the American artist Elizabeth Locke who taught me academic skills of centuries-old Dutch schooling.

What is art to you?

Art and specifically oil painting is a form of meditation to me. It’s a way of my self-expression and sharing my emotions and experiences with this world. When it is only me and the canvas, I can “let out” my inner self. The product of this meditation is always surprising, often even to me. I believe art to be the most authentic and natural way of communication with our minds, soul, and nature.

What is special about your art?

I paint mostly with the old-fashioned oils. This medium is a lot more “hassle” than with the so commonly used today acrylic paints. It requires more technical skills and much more time for the artwork to dry. Oil painting allows for a classically modest and at the same time bright and intense look.  The result of my work is a painting that has unique charm and style that I believe is only achieved through oils.

How do you define success?

Success is the feeling of satisfaction and a balance between our expectations, ambitions and actual achievements.

Did life in Austin effect you as an artist?

Oh yes, absolutely! Austin is a wonderful young city that has a fresh vibe. This culture and energy are very inspirational and refreshing to any artist. It gives me new themes and ideas to experiment with my painting. And Austinites are the most friendly and welcoming people I’ve ever met.

How do you maintain a work/life balance?

I don’t haha 😊… But I am trying hard to learn this skill! Four months ago I became a mom to a beautiful baby girl and since then every day is an unpredictable amazing adventure. I’m also a step-mom to two wonderful children and wife to a fabulous husband who helps make this all work and balances the impossible.


Do you do commissioned art?

Yes, I do. No job is too big or too small to consider, and I paint many types of subject matter. For anyone who would like to have a view of their home city in the office or are thinking of having a painting of their bridal bouquet in their living room, you are welcome to CONTACT ME HERE VIA EMAIL

I make paintings from a photo and create “freestyle” abstracts in a color palette that the client finds pleasing. We always discuss a theme, size, and style of the future painting with my clients beforehand.


Aly at Facebook