Name: Karina Carlson
From: Arlington, VA
Neighborhood: Columbia Heights, DC
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
Top 3 restaurants in DC
NuVegan (where are my fellow vegans at?!)
Fave ice cream/gelato
Jeni's Ice Cream (they have plenty of non-dairy ice cream)
D R I N K
Top three places to get zero-proof cocktails Columbia Room (so swankyyyy in there)
Fave #madeinDC beverage brands
Element Shrub and Sunomi [Switchel]!
Fave coffee and/or tea shops
Calabash [Tea & Tonic]
Fave juice/smoothie spots?
P L A Y
Fave music venue 9:30 (always my #1)
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
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)
Cooking for friends