Kerri Allen

Kerri Allen

wryly observing life & culture

award-winning journalist | new york times institute for journalism fellow | 300+ stories published worldwide in 10+ languages

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Tahoe article

Roll a Fatty, Shoe Some Snow: No Skis Necessary in Tahoe This Winter

Carving down a clear mountain trail in Lake Tahoe is bliss — cool wind in your face, sparkling snow in every direction — a true moment of peace. But those who don't ski or snowboard are often relegated to the less-than-singular experience of sipping cocoa in a lodge. It doesn't have to be that way.

Kerri allen plaza mexico california big article

Visions of Mexico Reimagined in the Suburbs of LA

I just can't love Los Angeles, no matter how hard I try. But I'm enamored with Plaza México, a little-known shopping and entertainment center in an open-air plaza in Lynwood, a neighborhood fourteen miles south of the city's center. Designed after the Mesoamerican city of Monte Albán, it's like nothing else in Los Angeles County.