Ethan Hawke discussion with Radu Ciorniciuc, Director of Acasa, My Home documentary

Message from Ethan Hawke:

Dear  Alex Fund supporters and friends,

While on the jury of the Sundance Film Festival this year, I saw Acasa, My Home, a new documentary from Romania; it was simply staggering.

I was not surprised that it won the Jury Prize for cinematography, as it was astonishingly beautiful – as if Terrence Malick went to Bucharest. Naturally, I was drawn to the film because I have gotten to know Romania through my mother’s work there, as well as through my own participation in The Alex Fund. It revealed a part of Bucharest I never knew existed. It also exquisitely captures the struggle between having an independent, authentic life and surviving in society, something I believe we can all relate to. I really look forward to revisiting the film, and having the opportunity to talk about it with the filmmaker, Radu Ciorniciuc.

I encourage you to sign up to see this extraordinary, prescient film – about how we interact with nature – next week, and I hope you will join our discussion on Thursday, May 7th at 9 pm EST (8 pm CST). Feel free to call Wendy Kahn (917-622-2542) if you need help getting started.

Ethan Hawke invites you to an exclusive screening of Acasa poster directed by Radu Ciorniciuc

Watch the film at your convenience from May 5 – 7, 2020

Join Ethan Hawke in his living room (from the privacy of your own) at 9 pm EDT Thursday, May 7 for Ethan’s discussion with the director & realtime questions from viewers

Watch the trailer here: ACASA

Your tax-deductible donation to this event will provide emergency aid to Romania’s most vulnerable families affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Please make a minimum donation of $25 to get your access codes to the film and discussion.


For more information, contact Wendy Kahn 917-622-2542 OR contact

New York – Feb 21 2020


EuroCircle is happy to present our next European social event honoring Random Acts of Kindness week (Feb 16-23) & reconnecting our fellow friends and members of the community.

Join us for cocktails at one of New York’s most beautiful locations.
Mention “EUROCIRCLE” at the door to receive a wristband for the drink special.

Valev Laube, The VL Studios (Estonia, also Happy Birthday! 🎉)
Miriam Vakhitova, UN Development Programme (Russia)


Look for the birthday guy!!!

New York – Jan 24 2020

EuroCircle’s Winter Wonderland Party

** Everyone must say “EUROCIRCLE” at the door to receive a wristband for our drink special. ***
In addition, it is easier to recognize the fellow EuroCircle members with the recognizable wristband.

6 pm to 11 pm

$10 Vodka special

Your Hosts are:

Sherry Mila, Serbia. Sherry runs Eurocircle Philly and Eurocircle Travels Around the World. Ask her about our next group trip.

Anette Isabella Nilsen, Head Of Digital at GRADIENT Experiential, Norway/Finland

Tanya Bulgarian Rose, guess where she is from? Tanya is an ecommerce entrepreneour and social media expert.

Nanchka Ngu, Vietnam. A graphic designer with a passion for exotic cooking, “Nancy” is a recent transplant to NYC and we look forward to her cohosting more parties.

New York – Oct 10 2919

Business Networking with Nordic & Baltic Professionals

Date: Thursday, Octover 10 2019 6 pm to 11 pm

This event is organized cooperation with The VL Studios featuring professionals from the Nordic and Baltic region of Northern Europe.

Please say “Eurocircle” at the door – all guests will be given a wristband for the drink special

· Reserved table on the South Side for the EuroCircle Host – go tere

· $10 vodka drink special from 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM for all Eurocircle guests (via the wristband)


Malena Belafonte, Malena Belafonte & Pink Pirate Agency (Denmark)
Marianne Halvorsen (Norway)
Valev Laube, The VL Studios (Estonia)
Heli Sirviö, Columbia University Faculty, (Finland)
Eha Urbsalu, Viking Beauty Secrets (Estonia)
Rene Eskengren, (Sweden)

New York – Sep 05 2019


***Make sure you tell the hostess you are on the EUROCIRCLE guest list to get the wristband for drink specials.***

Strike a pose.

Join Eurocircle as we celebrate European style and the start of NY Fashion Week. Our cohosts for the evening are the who’s who of east coast fashion and design. (To be announced).

Drink specials from 6:00- 8:30, and please try the Eurotini, our signature cocktail.

6:00 PM Doors Open

DJ Yuki Love– Yuki Love is a UK based international DJ and a regular on the decks at the hottest London Fashion Week parties. Instagram:

Genevieve Laurent–Fashion Designer, Laurent & Altieri
Genevieve is the CEO of Laurent & Altieri, an importer of genuine, handcrafted leather bags. Sourced from artisanal craftsmen in Italy, they create sophisticated accessories for the modern working woman who wants a bag that fits all occasions.

Sherry Mila- Eurocircle Travels Around The World

Special Giveaways

Laurent & Altieri Co.

Negris LeBrum

November Rain

7:00 PM


Genevieve Laurent

8:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Sherry Mila

Moving in the Right Circles

New York – Aug 28 2019

EuroCircle’s End of Summer International Networking

NOTE: Everyone must say “EuroCircle” at the door (you will receive a wristband for the drink special).
$10 vodka drink special for everyone with a wristband (no shots, no cocktails). The type of vodka will be the venue’s choice.
Mark your calendars for August 28, as EuroCricle has partnered with The VL Studios to bring you an End of Summer International Networking at The Fleur Room.

This is an evening dedicated to all innovative professionals in New York City from diverse backgrounds and international recognition. A unique opportunity to creative new connections while enjoying 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline.

The VL Studios is a New York-based digital design and marketing boutique focused on online brand building in the digital space. They’ve worked with clients from luxury fashion to tech.

The Fleur Room
105 West 28th Street (6th Ave)
New York, NY 10001

Hosts of the Evening
Valev Laube, design & marketing (EuroCircle, The VL Studios)
Osvaldo Mejia, marketing (The VL Studios)
Diina Tamm, entertainment productions & dance performance (The VL Studios)

We look forward to connecting you with a wide network of people with international experience and background.

New York – Jun 19 2019

EuroCircle’s Global Creative Professionals Networking Eventt

Mark your calendars for June 19, as Eurocircle has partnered with The VL Studios to bring you Global Creative Professionals Night.

This is a unique networking opportunity to create connections between business executives in creative industries. Join us on Wednesday, June 19, for an inspiring evening of networking at one of New York’s most exclusive, elegantly designated Boîte, The World Bar. This events is open to all guests looking to create meaningful connections with professionals from all over the world.

The VL Studios is a New York-based digital design and marketing boutique focused on online brand building in the digital landscape, from branding, design to brand acceleration and marketing.

Location: The World Bar, 845 United Nations Plaza
New York, New York 10017

Hosts of the Evening:

Sherry Mila – EuroCircle New York
Valev Laube – The VL Studios
Wassim Askoul – The VL Studios

We look forward to connecting you with a wide network of people to inspire your next project, business venture, or personal goal.

Cash Bar with drink specials 6:30-8:30
Try our signature cocktail, the Eurotini.

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New York – May 22 2019

EuroCircle’s Parisian Spring Soiree at Empire Rooftop

Join your friends at Eurocircle as we celebrate spring, warm weather and cocktails under the stars.

Our party theme Spring in Paris, so dress chic like the Parisians, grab a cocktail, and come out to play.

We are bringing back our signature cocktail, the Eurotini, and happy hour pricing is in effect 6:30-8:30 pm. You won’t want to miss us.

Sherry Kumar
Valev Laube

Meet Marina Simovic – a Manhattan-based certified Stretch Therapist and a professional Reiki Practitioner from Bosnia and Herzegovina

 I had the pleasure of interviewing Marina Simovic, Marina was born and raised in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She moved to New York almost 20 years ago (as of 2019) with a suitcase and a passion to help people in their health and wellness. Originally she was in the USA just for a short stay not more over a year to improve her English language. At the time she was a student at Mostar University close to my hometown Ljubuski close to Medjugorje.
After one year Marina simply fell in love with New York. Passion for health and wellbeing inspired her to be certified in a Stretch theraphy. Marina operates as a fully certified Stretch Therapist and a professional Reiki Practitioner.  She concentrates her efforts on stress reduction and relaxation which promotes health and wellness. Over the years, Marina has perfected the art of helping other people’s bodies, emotions and the spirit which have lots of benefits

Can you tell us more about what brought you to this specific career path? It is not exactly the most common or known path to choose.

What brought me to this specific path was my passion and dedication towards healthy lifestyle and making difference in people’s life.
I was a long distance runner in between two major stages in life, high school and transition to college. Since I come from a very small place in Europe ( Bosnia and Herzegovina) people thought sometimes that my running was weird and I was not fitting in with other girls my age- but nevertheless I continued to do so.

As  an adult my passion continued, and I worked in a big Export- Import company- where employees would have extremely destructive eating habits and no specific diet or physical activity. So, I would cut and place  articles and healthy recipes,  on our company kitchen display and talk with people about working out.

I could say it’s not one thing that led me to this career path – it was a gradual development along the way.

May I ask you to share the most interesting experience you have had since you started your career?

The most interesting experience I have had since I started a company, was probably encountering so many interesting and different people. I had so many different corporate events, fairs, fashion- official events such as US Supreme court technology and arts. I have enriched my life with so many different people and grow so much as an individual. I can actually sit with a person from any walks in life and we would have a great conversation about anything that is beneficial and interesting commonality to both. I am so grateful for every day which is an adventure in my profession.

What advice would I give to other women who may want to take that next step and following their dreams or either running or starting their own company?

Dear ladies, be kind to yourself- take care of yourself-emotionally, physically, mentally and financially.

Along the way to your dream, make meaningful connections with people- long lasting and genuinely care about people.

On your way to the top-  you might or will change professions, what ever  impression you leave on people will be everlasting.  They will support you no matter what you choose to be. It is YOU- NOT YOUR BUSINESS.

Is there a funny (scary?) story that you could share that happened to you since starting your company?

Funny/Scary story – I could write a book 🙂

Couple of them – I did a corporate event with a group of people we work with and they mixed the emails so we were not welcomed because they had another vendor there – in the meantime I brought 4 people to help me with this event- to my surprise they were not angry or mad at me – but they set up the table regardless and let me handle everything with HR department even though I was not directly involved – They said we knew you will handle this- talking about confidence of my team- but also they know how passionate and committed  I am. On the side note I talk a lot so they had no doubt in their mind that all will end well.

The second scary/funny part happened in US Supreme court when they took possession of my laptop prior to the event- and I was on the list to participate as a vendor and had a presentation on that laptop.

I actually had to write an email, for someone from HR to come downstairs and convince guards that there is no treat because of electronic device- only presentation about – you will never guess – Forgiveness meditation – that was recorded with no issues later on.

If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, what would you tell her and why? What message(s) would you like for her to know?

If I could go back to the time- I would not change or say anything because I would not be the same person as I am today. I worked diligently to become who I am today – and I kind of like myself and what I do.

Can you share 3 of the best words of advice (quotes) you’ve gotten along your journey? We would love  to hear a story or example for each. We all could use some inspiration.

ADVICE #1 Be the best version of yourself- when you are a best version of yourself in life nothing will stop you.

You will encounter people who are not your match sometimes, but you have to strive to be the best then you will attract the best for yourself and you will strive to recognize the best in people.

Do not lower your standards, your prices your character to please people.

Be the best you can and you will have the best in life.

ADVICE #2 Be the type of the person that makes everyone you come across feel perfectly ok with being exactly who they are.

When you allow people to be who they truly are you shine a light upon their path that maybe no one was recognizing that in them before.

Only for that they will respect you and share and openly communicate with you and genuinely connect.

When you come to a place of such there is no greater award then creating from a place of authenticity and integrity.

ADVICE #3 Wake up with a purpose.

Whatever you do professionally pursue, let it be purposeful. When you wake up and start your day – your excitement and zest for life is connected to that purpose.

Your only question should be: How can I bring value and change someone’s life Today?

We all need a little help along the journey — who have been some of your mentors? Can you share how they made an impact?

My mentors – great question by the way… Anthony Robbins is one of them. And not just because of his business mindset but also for a vast love towards humanity – and I felt that upon meeting him- big giant with even bigger heart.

Overall, human capacity to love and connect is or are my mentors- names are irrelevant.

You are a person of great influence. If you could inspire a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. 🙂

Movement that will change people’s lives.

I think I am already slowly building that momentum- I teach people how to be purposely connected, Reiki emotional healing, Essential oils, Detox free home, Meditation and also building community around that.

Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share how that was relevant to you in your life?

Favorite Life Lesson Quote- Learn and apply.

In life I learned so many things – but then I learned without application of learned lessons, lectures or words it’s just accumulated knowledge.  To really create a difference words have to be put in action- therefore you are creating movement and change.

I also learned to have boundaries with people and situation – not everything in life requires your immediate attention- be still, release and let go.

Your story is very inspiring, Marina. Not to mention even most Europeans have not  met  many people (if any) from your country – just like most people do not know anyone from Finland. Not a huge country.  Thank you so much for joining us!

And for those of you who wish to to connect with Marina – and maybe try some stretch therapy or reiki:

You can find her number and address in Manhattan (30s) at the Flexhealing website