Meet Karina Carlson


Karina Carlson

Name: Karina Carlson

From: Arlington, VA

Neighborhood: Columbia Heights, DC

Instagram: @thisiswellread

Website: Well Read

Q: Do you consider yourself booze-free?

A: Not totally but I love supporting the lifestyle!


Q: Why is it important to be a booze-free ally?

A: Personally, addiction runs in my family and I know it's important to celebrate and support those in recovery for making (and continuing to make) the decision to be sober and let people know they are not alone. Being an ally also shows that there is nothing wrong with being sober and that you can be A TOTALLY FUN AMAZING PERSON without alcohol in your life.

Q: What do you love most about DC?

A: The architecture of the city is the most stunning I've seen. It's not lost on me how beautiful our city is.

E A T

NuVegan Café

Top 3 restaurants in DC

NuVegan (where are my fellow vegans at?!)

Zaytinya

Elle


Fave ice cream/gelato

Jeni's Ice Cream (they have plenty of non-dairy ice cream)


D R I N K

Columbia Room

Top three places to get zero-proof cocktails Columbia Room (so swankyyyy in there)

El Techo

Iron Gate

Fave #madeinDC beverage brands

Element Shrub and Sunomi [Switchel]!

Fave coffee and/or tea shops

Elle The Cup We All Race

Calabash [Tea & Tonic]


Fave juice/smoothie spots?

JRINK


P L A Y

9:30 Club - A DC Gem

Fave music venue 9:30 (always my #1)

The Anthem

Songbyrd


Best booze-free date idea Picnic at Meridian Hill Park! Sundays are fun for people watching.

Top museum or art gallery pick Phillips Collection (First Friday is my favorite)


Fave #madeinDC small biz/brand Underbares


Most quintessential DC pastime

Running around The Mall!

R E N E W

National Arboretum

Fave nature spot in the DC area The Arboretum


Fave nature getaway within 2 hours of DC Shenandoah -- hands down


Fave fitness option Barre3 14th St.


Fave wellness/woo/substance-free community or thing to do Well Read (duh, haha)

Fitness classes

Volunteering

Cooking for friends

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