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Mar-a-Lago New Years Eve 2017

New Years Eve Mar-a-Lago PEOTUS Trump style

New Years Eve at Mar-a-Lago once again!  What an honor it was for me to be invited by The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences to present the Club and its Founder PEOTUS Trump with a special award. This was the third consecutive year that I...

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Dolce Vita Photo Session Karen Lynn Dixon

Dolce Vita is the premier luxury magazine in Ecuador. It was an honor to be interviewed them during the months when I was visiting Quito. I had the privilege to work with a spectacular group of professionals to prepare the photos for the the interview. The...

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Ecuador

Royal Tour Ecuador NYC launch

The Royal Tour Ecuador NYC launch was a huge success.   President Raphael Correa attended the event and introduced the one hour TV Production along with TV Host Peter Greenberg at The AMC Lowes Theatre Lincoln Center in NYC.   Royal Tour Ecuador features a special insider tour that...

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Day Trip to Cascais, Portugal

If you are visiting Lisbon, it is easy to take a day trip to Cascais.  This charming beach town is located approximately 30 minutes outside of the capital city.  It's a scenic coastal town that has a nice mix of beaches, restaurants, shops, as well...

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Flavorful Portuguese Cuisine at Cantihno Do Avillez

For flavorful Portuguese Cuisine in Lisbon, there is Cantinho Do Avillez.  Here you can find an array of robust and beautiful dishes that are both memorable and delicious.   [caption id="attachment_43315" align="alignnone" width="800"] Welcome to Cantinho Do Avillez in Lisbon[/caption] Some Flavorful Portuguese Cuisine at Cantinho Do Avillez...

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Limited Production Wines from Portugal

Limited Production Wines from Portugal may be hard to find outside of the country, but they can certainly be found in a traditional wine bar in Lisbon, such as Vestigius Wine Bar.   Although Portugal is home to over 250 varieties of grapes and two UNESCO protected...

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Visiting Time Out Market Lisbon Portugal

Visiting Time Out Market, also known as the Mercado da Ribeira or Mercade 24 de Julho, is a culinary treat.  The space is one of Lisbon’s oldest fresh food markets. Its history dates back to 1892.   Back then, fishermen would moor their ships across the way,...

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Tasting Menu at Belcanto in Lisbon

The Tasting Menu at Belcanto is superp.   If you are looking for an elevated, yet still authentic dining experience in Lisbon, Belcanto is the place to go.  It is the only restaurant in Lisbon to have two Michelin Stars.  Belcanto is located in the...

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Operation Santa Claus 2015

Operation Santa Claus 2015

Operation Santa Claus was my first opportunity to provide community service as an Alumni of the FBI Citizens Academy NYC.  The annual event is hosted by Community Mayors, Inc., since 1875. The organization benefits over 50,000 special needs children in NYC every year.  Their motto is: No...

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My Training in the FBI Citizens Academy

My Training in the FBI Citizens Academy

One of my 2015 highlights was my participation in the Academy of New York Field Office of the FBI citizens. I graduated last November and today, I am proud to be an ambassador for the FBI for the community of the luxury hotel in New...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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Superwings, A Taste of the Caribbean in Brooklyn

For a taste of the Caribbean in NYC, Superwings is the perfect destination to indulge in an array of tropical flavors.  I had the chance to meet Colette Burnett, the Founder and CEO of Superwings, during a visit to Trinidad.  Upon my return to NYC,...

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New Bolog, Karen Lynn Dixon

Welcome to my new Blog

I am very sad to share that during the renovation of this website there was an unfortunate technical mishap. My blog got lost.   A backup? They thought they had one, and although they tried diligently to recover it, there was no success.   We were left with only...

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