September 2015

The LX Factory in Lisbon, Portugal

During the Nineteenth Century the present LX Factory was an industrial area that was home to many manufacturing companies.  For decades to follow, the 23,000 square meter space remained abandoned and ignored.   In 2012 the space was re-opened. After a massive conversion of the abandoned lots into...

Osaka Restaurant in Quito

Osaka Restaurant – Nikkei Cuisine in Quito

During a recent trip to Quito I was introduced to Osaka, a Nikkei cuisine style restaurant with several locations throughout Latin America.   Some of my most favorite culinary discoveries occur in my travels when I meet the perfect fusion of two different cultures.  The dishes appear...

Party dresses, Maria Rosa, Quito, Ecuador, Karen Lynn Dixon

The Best Wedding in Quito

I met some wonderfully talented wedding professionals while presenting a Living Your Luxury Seminar for the Association of Bridal Consultants in Quito.   A few of them agreed to collaborate together for a photo shoot during my visit.  The location was the penthouse of Sylvia Reyes,...

Star Chef Team Benefits Italy Charity

Star Chef Team Benefits Italy Charity

  Now in it's 11th consecutive year, 'Stars on Lake Orta' celebrates five of Piedmont Italy's Best Chefs.  Each Chef prepares a gourmet dinner that benefits local charities.   The organizer Le Stelle sul Lago d’Orta Onlus works with Comunitá di Saint’Egidio, a local Catholic charity in the region...