Today we are introducing you to Karina Barbieri as our BethieLife Woman Crush. This native Venezuelan has taken Houston by storm with her extraordinary style and philanthropic generosity. Karina has made it her mission to give back to the Houston community and make a positive impact on others. Welcome, Karina!
I was born and grew up in Venezuela. My husband brought me to Houston. We were living in the Netherlands when my husband told me he was needed in Houston for “one” year but we already have been here more than eight years. Even after sixteen moves, Houston is the place we have spent the most time.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three beauty products would you like to have with you?
A lipstick, a moisturizing lotion and my inseparable Cartier perfume.
Other than my beautiful mother I have always loved Coco Chanel style.
Flan and Grand Marnier Souffle
Be persistent and grateful.
Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Cartier, Roberto Cavalli and Dolce & Gabbana at the River Oaks district.
Now I am focusing on my new phase as an entrepreneur growing my families medical business in other countries and on my charitable activities in Houston.
Baking cakes and going shopping.
Mockingbird Bistro Wine Bar
Eat healthy, shower with cold water and use sunscreen.
Desserts, high heels and music
In Europe: Modena, Venice, Paris and St. Petersburg.
In USA: New York City
In Latin America: Caracas
To live in Paris and be an ambassador for my country Venezuela.
Life is Beautiful – It is a movie about the victims of the Holocaust. Whenever I get the chance I will watch it again.
Philanthropist and Entrepreneur
I am over the age of 39!! … Well after my three children and keeping myself natural, I am very proud of what I see in the mirror when I look at myself.
In general I like to make jokes even in situations that are not very pleasant. My children love that about me.