The Karma Foundation: über-Elite Philanthropy

November 15th, 2011

By Merilee Kern, CityRoom Contributor and Executive Editor, “The Luxe List”

You may be familiar with the word “karma” – the idea that every action taken by a person generates energy that is then returned back in kind. The belief that by bringing happiness and success to others the universe will return the favor. It is this guiding principal that distinguishes the Karma Foundation’s private membership lifestyle organization from all others. This über-elite social group boasts philanthropy-driven networking, revelry and access…and delivers on its promise in spades.

Taking root in Beverly Hills, California in 2005, The Karma Foundation was established as a way for power players world-wide to gather, meet, greet, expand their business influence and socialize. This is facilitated by the organization through elite socials held in the most luxurious settings and through its high caliber “Kandy” events intended to enrich the members’ lives and expand their spheres of influence while benefiting noble charitable causes.

…Read full story about Karma on CityRoom Stories / Travel.


Chef’s Recipes: Lombardi’s Salmon Picatta, Risotto Cakes, & Pinot Grigio

November 9th, 2011

Lombardi's Restaurant at the Everett, WA Marina

Enjoy this fabulous multi-step recipe for Salmon Piccata with Risotto Cakes from Lombardi’s Italian Restaurant– One of the best restaurants in the City of Everett, WA (the  largest city in Snohomish County, about 35 miles north of Seattle). Chef Christopher Viner pays homage to the seven honored ingredients of Italian food:  olive oil, garlic, pasta, tomatoes, olives, basil, and love. But, he does it with a modern twist. Chef Viner recommends Banfi San Angelo Pinot Grigio to accompany his dish.

The perfect fall dish for a late fall day… Click here for the full recipe on CityRoomStories / Gourmet.



By Linda Kissam, Journalist, CityRoom Contributor

Today’s Daily Literary Quote

November 8th, 2011

Louis Ferdiand Celine

“To hell with reality! I want to die in music, not in reason or in prose. People don’t deserve the restraint we show by not going into delirium in front of them. To hell with them!”  – Louis-Ferdinand Celine (French Author)


- Editors,

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