Friday, May 18, 2012

More Magazine June 2012 Issue

Some of you may recall that just a month or so ago, I had a blast doing a photoshoot for More Magazine.  (If you didn't read the post and have nothing better to do today, click here).

The photoshoot was for an article that the talented writer, Margot Dougherty (of Conde Nast Traveler, Town & Country, Los Angeles Magazine fame) worked on for about a year now.  Margot flew over from Los Angeles after reading the article that appeared about me on the New York Times and took the time to know me for the months that followed that initial meeting.  She has been not only a wonderful writer to work with, but on a more personal level, a constant support and friend throughout my struggle to find direction in this new career path I have taken for myself.  Margot has truly become part of my small circle of wonderful women I have had the fortune of meeting since I took the plunge in 2009 into a new world that I had dreamed about for so many years.  For this and more, I thank you, Margot, and all of my wonderful new friends at More Magazine.  And although I wish I could tell you that I had a girls' lunch with actress Madeleine Stowe (who graces the cover of the same June issue I'm in), at least I can say now that she and I are only one (1) degree of separation (as Margot also interviewed her for this issue).

So with no further ado, I present to you the June 2012 issue of More Magazine.  Hope you enjoy reading the article as much as I enjoyed telling my "second act" story. (And if you don't have the x-ray vision necessary to read the fine print of the article below -- sorry, I tried but couldn't make it any bigger -- pick up a copy at Whole Foods or Barnes and Noble or wherever More Magazine is carried.  It's a great magazine notwithstanding my story).



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  1. We were classmates in high school (Spanish class) And was impressed by your outgoing personality, somehow I got a sence that you were going to be a triumphant individual. I often wondered what had become of Karina, and now I see my intuition was right.
    Muchisimas felicidades!

  2. Dear Anonymous, gracias por escribirme! Which of the 32 girls in my Spanish class are you? Cabrini High does hold many dear memories.

  3. Great article! Many people don't have the courage to make their dreams real and you have set an example for them that with persistence and hard work dreams can become reality. I also enjoyed the article about your home in Southern Living!

  4. Your story is extremely inspiring and really resonated with me. When I saw the piece in More, I instantly visited your blog. I worked in a corporate environment for years and finally left to start my own interior decorating business. It's a huge leap, but it's so satisfying to do what you love. You really stood strong in the face of loss and change to come into your own and I admire your courage and strength.

  5. Melissa, thank you so much for your comment and I'm so glad you are enjoying the articles!

  6. Dear Iris, I went to visit your blog and store and you also deserve a big pat on your back for doing what you love. Thanks so much for leaving a comment!

  7. What a wonderful story. You are so inspiring! I love the fact that you found what you loved in the midst of your own life chaos, and that it brought you a sense of joy. A wonderful reminder that the things we love may not be so far away if we only sit down and pay attention to them. The products you create are so lovely and beautiful. I wish you much continued success.

  8. Dear Karina a grand felicitations for this wonderful article! I remember the day I met you, the first day of opening your delightful shop on Magazine Street!

    Kudos to you all around!



  9. Hi! I just read your article in More today and had to look you up. What an inspiring story and I'm so glad you found what you are passionate about! I cannot wait to checkout your 1stdibs storefront. Do you still have a shop on Magazine street? What's it called? I live in Baton Rouge and would love to see your collection.



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