Born and raised in Lima, Peru. I’ve lived in different places such as Florida, New York, California; U.S., as well as Switzerland, France and UK. I’m a Marketing Communications professional with international experience (U.S., Peru, France) in different sectors such as cosmetics, foreign trade bank, pan-European R&D Programmes and gastronomy; in different company sizes, structures and cultures. Many years ago, I had a career break, moved to Paris, studied at the French school of culinary arts, Le Cordon Bleu, and officially became a chef. I trained with creative and talented chefs in two gastronomic restaurants and an international catering company in Paris. Today, I am a Food and Travel Blogger (solangelavander.com) sharing my favourite homemade recipes; healthy, fresh, colourful, and full of flavour, as well as travel tips of places I visit around the world, photograph and highly recommend. My aim is to share, inspire and give ideas to those who like to cook, travel and enjoy the good things in life.