STRATA Resident in Allentown, PA

Apartment Tour: Meet Carmen

Carmen Lalama, @Carmen_lalama

Carmen, a STRATA resident in Downtown Allentown, has perfectly captured her STRATA Life on Instagram. You can scroll through her feed daily for new apartment decor and the hottest spots to hang out in the city. On October 10 you will get an inside look at Carmen's #STRATALife as she takes over the @STRATAFlats Instagram stories feature for a day. 

Name: Carmen 
Location: STRATA - Allentown, PA
Time lived in: 10 months

What made you move to Downtown Allentown?: The convenience of being in the middle of everything. 

Where is your favorite place to grab a drink or a cup of coffee?: I love going to Queen City BBQ to grab drinks with my husband or friends. I love having Starbucks so close so I can grab coffee when I need it.

What is your ideal way to spend the weekend in Downtown Allentown?: I love waking up and grabbing breakfast at Billy's Diner. Going for a work out. Spending time on the rooftop reading a good book. Going out for dinner and grabbing drinks with friends. 

STRATA West Apartment How did you make your apartment, home?: My husband and I picked pieces that remind us of places we have been around the world. Some pieces are actually things we bought on vacation. It's very cozy! A lot of neutral colors and lots of plants :)

What is one thing you love about STRATA that most people haven’t heard of?: I think it's pretty cool that we have our own private elevator to Rite Aid lol. We don't even have to leave the building when we need something. 

What’s something you’ve been meaning to try but just haven’t gotten around to it?: Well I had not tried a painting class [at Roey's Paintbox] until recently. I wanted to try it since we moved in and we finally did it! It was so much fun!

What’s the best way to start your day at STRATA?: Getting a work out in and going to the rooftop to unwind. After unwinding, make your way to the game room for some fun!

What is the most relaxing place Downtown?: I love the park by the ArtsWalk. It's so relaxing. My husband and I go there sometimes to paint. The fountain is beautiful to look at.

Where do you usually hang out when you have friends visit?: We start in the apartment and then we make our way to the game room or the rooftop. 

Thanks, Carmen! 

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Get an inside look at Carmen's #STRATALife. Watch her Instagram takeover here. ▼