Carin Rodebjer started Rodebjer in New York, inspired by the city’s courage, humor and sense of escapism. One woman that embodies all that is the brooklyn-resident Marjon Carlos; the editor and journalist behind the instagram series 'your favorite auntie'.
– What are your thoughts and feelings about New York?
New York, it’s a hell of a town, and I have a lot of love for it, I’ve lived here for almost 20 years and it’s still one of the most inspiring, motivating, competitive, exhilarating places that I’ve ever been to and I’m just a proud New Yorker.
– What’s your favorite spot in New York?
My favorite place in New York is Riis Beach, people don’t really think about beaches in New York, but it’s a really great place to escape and just feel like you´re totally away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
– Where in New York do you go to feel inspired?
I get the most inspired on the subway, there is no better place to people watch and to be alone with your thoughts and just focus in on something and learn something or see something new.
– What was the most exciting part of launching ‘Your Favorite Auntie’? Was it an idea you had brewing?
The most exciting part of launching Your Favorite Auntie, was the forming of community. I have really felt isolated and alone and it was wonderful to be able to check in with people every week and meet new friends and just see the type of impact you can make in real time. That was wonderful. Your Favorite Auntie was an idea that I've been thinking about for years now and we were in quarantine so I just did it and that was really exciting - not having any distractions or any hesitations about it just going for it.