#188: Laina Berry
Laina Berry on Ricari Studios, Old Homestead Steakhouse, 12 Corazones, and more.
Cool people like cool things, which is why we asked Laina Berry to share a taste of her taste on Perfectly Imperfect.
Laina is a medical student, DJ, artist, and meme maker based in New York City. She’s an admin of @patiasfantasyworld, a prolific and iconic meme account she runs with her friends Patia Borja and River Moon. Under the moniker DJ Mistervacation she’s performed alongside Azealia Banks + Telfar Clemens, on Boiler Room, and for MoMA PS1’s “Warm Up” series. She just dropped a single under the name REALIST!C and will be performing as an artist for the first time this fall. Berry also has a new song dropping “very very soon” produced by her sister River Moon. Lucky for us, Laina is here to tell us what she’s been into.
Without further ado
Laina Berry (instagram)
💆 Ricari Studios
I recommend going to Eyren at Ricari Studios for a lymphatic drainage massage. We’re more sedentary thank we’re supposed to be, so lymphatic massages helps to get your lymph flowing so you’re not blocking up your system. Immunity is so important in this bacteria ridden world we live in and I want everyone to be up on their health and wellness!! Eyren has hands sent from God!
📺 12 Corazones
Even if you don’t speak Spanish this show is honestly hilarious. Throw on the subtitles. I like watching real life reactions and reality TV or game shows are a fun light hearted way to enjoy Penelope Menchaca is such a great host and there’s different themes for different episodes. The contestants each are introduced by their Zodiac sign, and then they do a little skit or challenge to feel each other out and then choose their match.
Sybil is a really interesting movie about a woman who has 16 different personalities multiple personality disorder, also known as dissociative identity disorder. It cuts kind of deep so *trigger warning* to anyone with childhood traumas. But her relationship with her psychiatrist becomes so obsessive that you wonder if the shrink is making the illness worse just by being so intrigued by how different she is.
🌠 Primal Astrology
Back at it again with the astrology!!! I think it’s cool to look at people’s primal astrology, especially in little private settings. Primal astrology is a mixture of the year you were born in Chinese Astrology and your sun sign. I like teaching people about themselves and it’s fun to think of each other as these little animals running around. It sounds crazy when you first look up the animal but then when you really read about the compatibility and career goals and personality each animal has a lot of amazing features. And it shows you celebrities that have the same animal as you. It makes a lot of sense to me since I have the same as Amy Lee (the lead singer of the most iconic band to have ever existed Evanescence), Jay-Z, Cicely Tyson, and Lucky Luciano who created the mafia. I’m a swordfish for example. Apparently I like to shock people with my appearance… like they do with their carrying “sword.”
🐄 Old Homestead
I know going to a steakhouse is cheesy--- and I don’t even eat steak but Old Homestead put that wooooork in when they formulated that garlic bread. I’ve never had anything like it. It’s like a parmesan fondue with bricks of garlic bread stacked up like Manga, it is one of the best appetizers I’ve ever had. The crab cakes are great too, a nice jumbo lump crab without all that filler and a beautiful aioli.
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