Katie Durko Karvinen

The Set

June 8, 2021

THE SET | Katie Durko Karvinen

The Set - Katie Durko

Katie Durko Karvinen does it all. She’s the co-founder of uber successful digital media agency (The Edit), mother to adorable baby Ryland, mononymous Instagram stylemaker… and she still manages to make time to be an amazing friend and person. In fact, she was my very first friend in California – we locked eyes across the table at our USC Annenberg orientation 15 years ago and sealed our fate over Facebook wall posts until we could become IRL BFFs that spring.

Katie is the cool girl you want to hate but literally can’t once you meet her because she’s so hilarious, authentic, and loyal. She’s so pretty and so chic and so cool, but, even more so, she’s also SO smart and SO driven and SO funny. It’s actually hard to think of Katie without breaking into a smile because she is so boldly and unapologetically herself.

When she’s not running her business (and even while she is), Katie is usually making you jealous of her own life on Instagram. She has been everywhere you want to go, and is probably already going to the next hotspot before you even know you want to go there (#bookedbyarbiter, of course). Read on to learn more about her travel style…

THE SET (as in, jetset) is a blog series that gives a peek into the travel styles of the jetsetters we adore and admire… Because we’re all a little voyeuristic sometimes – and who isn’t looking for a little distraction right now?

NAME: Katie Durko Karvinen / @katie
OCCUPATION: Co-founder of The Edit
HOME AIRPORT: LAX
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WHAT’S YOUR SIGN: Virgo
AISLE OR WINDOW: Aisle
CARRY-ON OR CHECK: Carry-On
LUGGAGE: RIMOWA
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CARRY-ON ESSENTIAL: Portable phone charger
TRAVELING SHOES: Sneakers
CAFFEINE FIX: Falt White w/ Oat Milk 
MOVIE OR BOOK: Movie
AIRLINE: Delta
AIRPLANE DRINK: Champagne
REAL WORLD DRINK: Spicy Margarita
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UNPACK OR LIVE OUT OF SUITCASE: Live out of suitcase
UNIFORM: Tee + Jeans
ALWAYS PACK: Too many swimsuits
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ALWAYS FORGET: Headphones
SOUVENIR: Ceramics
ROOM SERVICE ORDER: Crème Brûlée
EXERCISE ON THE GO: Walking
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GUILTY PLEASURE: Always splurge on a hotel room upgrade
PRO TIP: Book your trips with Arbiter for the added perks 😉
BUZZ-WORTHY: Vaccine Passports
BOUTIQUE HOTEL OR SLAVE TO POINTS: Boutique Hotel
CITY OR COUNTRY: Country
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MOUNTAINS OR SEA: Sea
OCEAN OR POOL: Ocean
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WINTER DESTINATION: Whitefish, Montana
SUMMER SPOT: Positano, Italy
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FAVORITE AMERICAN CITY: NYC
FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL CITY: Paris
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DREAM TRAVEL COMPANION: My husband
HONEYMOONED IN: Lanai, HI
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HOTEL I WISH I LIVED IN: Il San Pietro di Positano
HOTEL LOBBY: Plaza Athénée Paris
HOTEL BAR: The Bowery Hotel NYC
HOTEL POOL: Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc
HOTEL RESTAURANT: Cap Rocat
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ON MY RADAR: Sublime Comporta, Mezzatorre & Hotel Lou Pinet (going to all 3 this summer!)
BUCKET LIST: African Safari
TOP TRIP: Summer 2019: Mallorca, Amalfi Coast, Provence, Paris
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LAST CHECKED INTO: Soho Beach House, Miami
UP NEXT: San Miguel De Allende
TRAVEL MOTTO: Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world, you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life — and travel — leaves marks on you.” — Anthony Bourdain
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