Locals of USA

    Locals of Los Angeles: Karina


    One afternoon while exploring a new corner of Downtown, I stopped into Starbucks to get my tall Americano (the cheaper version of a latte). You know, the typical routine, except that this time I ran into someone who had seen my YouTube channel – a girl named Karina. We sat down together and chatted about everything from the latest exhibition at the MOCA to bigger things like her life, her son, and her “LA.”

    After our bonding session at Starbucks, I could tell she, too, also had the Shut Up and Go mentality, so when I went home, I checked her Instagram and found pretty much the exact description of what all the kids these days call “aesthetic goals.” And not only does she have the design eye, but she’s got a son that could give that one famous Instagram boy a run for his money – not that I’m trying to pit two children against each other in a fashion competition or anything.

    I hit up Karina by sliding in the DMs and congratulating her not only on how 100 she keeps her Instagram game, but also on how many cool places she had snapped around Downtown that I had never even heard of. This is how I knew I had to meet up with her again for a walk around Downtown.



    Age: 24

    LA neighborhood: Downtown

    What you do in life/job: Mom | Barista (part-time) | Student (part-time) | Intern (at a law firm 2 days/week)

    You’re carless in LA, like us, how do you make it work?

    While many will say a car is essential if you’re in LA, I beg to differ. I either take long walks, or catch the bus/train, which has exposed me to so many cool places I didn’t even know existed. I never have to worry about traffic, spending on gas, or hitting someone!

    School everyone about the LA public transportation right now.

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