We had the good fortune of connecting with Laura Luna and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Laura, what do you think makes you most happy? Why?
When I’m spending time with my family, my friends, my children, I am experiencing happiness. Watching my children learn and play, catching up with friends on weekends, the simple things can be extremely fulfilling for me. I truly believe that human connection is the most important factor in human happiness.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Of course being in Washington DC we would have to start off at the National Mall . We would do a waking tour of the monuments, the Washington monument, Lincoln Monument, Martin Luther King Jr. monument, and the White House are must sees. I would also spend a day visiting the Smithsonian museums. My favorite museums are the American Indian museum, African American museum, the Portrait Gallery and Natural History Museum. There are so many fun neighborhoods in DC, current favorites are Georgetown, U Street, H Street and The Wharf. We would spend a day at Georgetown which has the best shopping and a great waterfront with fun bars and great restaurants. U street has great restaurants like El Centro DF, Vinoteca, and a great night life like Marvins, and SaintX. H street has fun laid back bars and nearby is the Union Market which has small food vendors and is constantly bustling with people enjoying time with friends and it’s great for people watching. Finally I would take my friend to the Wharf which is a recently renovated area. There is always an event going on at the wharf and Hanks Oyster bar is always a delicious place to go to for fresh oysters.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My family who immigrated to the US and opened the door for me to create the life I have today.