Food Fashionista was created to share my life and love of travel, food and the discoveries I’ve made along the way. You’ll find posts and features on my favorite dining experiences around the world, travel adventures, memorable culinary and lifestyle events, and more. Think of Food Fashionista as your globetrotting bff & feel free to also connect with me via social media on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Mika Takeuchi, Creator + Globetrotter + Entrepreneur + Dreamer
Hello and thank you for visiting! I started FOOD FASHIONISTA back in 2007, but have enjoyed an international love affair with gastronomy, travel and style long before that. Born in Tokyo, Japan just minutes away from the 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.
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 global digital marketing, social media and branding consultant working with select, high-profile brands.
I’m passionate about living a healthy life for mind, body and soul and am an avid Yogini. So in addition to my food and travel posts, you’ll also find some wellness and inspiration thrown in to this mix- since everyone could always use some extra positive vibes and energy in our lives.
From a multi-course meal at one of the many three-star restaurants around the world to an incredibly delectable five-dollar find at the local Farmers’ Market, my dining style is as eclectic as my wardrobe. As I always says “If you enjoy food, you enjoy life.”
Thanks for dropping by!
If you wish to say hello, or have questions about collaborating or working together, you can contact me via e-mail at mika @ foodfashionista.com