Food Fashionista was created a decade ago to share my life and love of travel, food and the discoveries I’ve made along the way. You’ll find posts of my favorite dining and travel experiences around the world. Feel free to also connect with me via social media on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
Hello and thank you for visiting! I started FOOD FASHIONISTA back in 2007, but have enjoyed a close-knit relationship with gastronomy, travel and style long before that. Born in Tokyo, Japan just across the street from the former world-famous Tsukiji fish market, I was the youngest regular at sushi bars with my father and favorite stuffed animal in tow. I can still see my father breaking the wooden chopsticks in half so they were my size. From Japan, I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and eventually worked in restaurants, retail and the corporate world before starting my own business.
Throughout the years, I’ve worked years front of the house in restaurants, have consulted with premier chefs and brands, and know the industry from a unique perspective as both a patron and insider. I was a Brand Ambassador and Explorer for MICHELIN, Ambassador for Mondavi & Frescobaldi’s Wines, official blogger for Nespresso and a contributing author of the book “Creating a Meal You’ll Love” with all proceeds going to Share our Strength – fighting childhood hunger. Back in 2004, I started an online fashion boutique and now along with Food Fashionista, I am a digital marketing consultant and a travel & lifestyle writer working with select, high-profile brands and clients.
From a multi-course meal at a three-star restaurant around the world to an incredibly delectable five-dollar find at the local Farmers’ Market, my dining style, like life is all about balance.
I always say…“If you enjoy food, you enjoy life.” Thanks for dropping by!
If you wish to say hello, or have questions about working together, you can contact me via e-mail at mika @ foodfashionista.com