Raised in Sydney, Australia of Greek descent, Meli was influenced with the food, language, traditions and cultures of her heritage.
It was at 15 when Meli began work at her uncle’s popular Greek Seafood restaurant where her passion & curiosity arose in this field. She continued her work in some of the best Greek owned Seafood restaurants in Sydney, as well as a stint at the Hilton Hotel and part time as a Latin/ Brazilian Ballroom dancer.
With her parents unconditional love & encouragement, especially Mama Lucy, to “follow your heart & dreams” in 1993 (at 26), Meli was ready for her own restaurant. She decided to take a world trip, to expand her knowledge in her chosen profession.
When she landed in South Beach, Miami in September 1993, her restaurant dream was put on hold due to her encounter with the great flamenco guitarist, Alex Fox. Life became about travel, dance & music. Thanks to her dancing & entertainment experience, Meli (aka Liza Luna) became Fox’s agent/concert producer/dancer/wife. A performance for President Clinton in 1998 was the ultimate high.