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Friends and Film Sets

This past week three of my best friends from college came to visit me in the city; for one, it was her first trip. With that being said, she composed a detailed itinerary of what she wanted to accomplish. When I received this via email the only thing crossing my mind was “wahoo buddy, I am in for a long four days.”

For those of you who know me I hardly follow itineraries. I am more of live in the moment and go with the flow kind of girl. Trying to play the role of a “good hostess,” I did my best to abide by it…

We went to Times Square, the Empire State Building, Wall Street,  and the 9/11 Memorial. We also failed at an attempt to see the Statue of Liberty (naturally we missed the last tour by five minuets). Once she felt that she was shopped out and enough was checked off her list it was my turn to give a little tour. So we hit some of my favorite places:

We went to the Ainsworth (Alabama football bar) to watch the “Tide Roll”, had lunch on the roof of Eataly, and finished up at the Frying Pan. After leaving there we wondered over to the Chelsea Piers where much to  my surprise they were  filming Law and Order SVU. It was a closed filming but we managed to sneak past security into their studio. OH.MY.GOSH. it was awesome! I got to see Ice T’s adorable dogs as well as the set. Once people began to notice we were not part of the crew (I think this may have had something to do with my friends outfit….tennis shoes and jeans….. a big no no if you ask me) we were asked to leave. Yeah, being asked to leave by actors dressed as cops was not my proudest moment, but it was still awesome and one of my few claims to fame!

Being so far from home, I rarely get the chance to see my friends and miss them dearly. I had one of the best weekends in a long time and look forward to their next trip up here!

Celie and her friends at the Fying Pan.

Tagged ainsworth, celie mayhall, chelsea piers, frying pan, new york city, statue of liberty, times square, touring, tourist, wall street, weekend

Collections and Cocktails

So Spring 2013 market is finally over at the Karen Kane showroom. No more back-to-back appointments, sample rack scavenging, or belated blog posts. All-in-all we believe the market show was a huge success!

Buyer’s from all over the country came in to see the Spring 2013 line and many raved about Karen’s congruence with trend.  Our colored lace bodies, which flowed from month-to-month received much applause, as did our multitude of spring dresses (including a new LBD package that every girl must have in her closet). Our dabble in peplum gained popularity as did our printed pants, various motorcycle jackets, and new wrinkle-resistant travel fabrication.

Some best sellers to be on the lookout for next Spring:

February’s Indigo Bay:

1. Small Stripe Motorcycle Jacket, $222

2. Rolled Sleeve Pocket Shirt, $98

3. Kaleidoscope Print 3/4 Sleeve Dress, $119

4. Tie Front Pocket Shirt, $98

5. Ikat Border Printed Pull On Pant, $99

Indigo Bay












March’s Coral Reef:

1. Whimsical Print Tie Shirt, $88

2. Mirror Print Exposed Zipper Dress, $128

3. Ombre Cowl Neck Top, $79

4. Snake Print Cascade Wrap Dress, $158

5. Coral Crochet Tank Dress, $119

Coral Reef












April’s Electric Tide:

1. Linen Motorcycle Jacket, $188

2. Aztec Burst Maxi Dress, $158

3. Exposed Zipper Lace Tank, $108

4. Reflection Print Sleeveless Dress, $128

5. Paisley Keyhole Scarf Top, $88

Electric Tide













We finished off market “week” (I use parenthesis because it really spans the course of three), with a cocktail party for one of Karen Kane’s nationwide accounts, Macy’s. The party, planned by our very own Assistant Account Executive, Sydney, was huge success! Our own retail merchandising Director, Shawn, came up with the fabulous idea; and her delightful husband, Michael, offered up his professional bartending skills for the event. He even developed two specialty cocktails, the Macy’s Margarita and the Cucumber Gimlet, for which we’ve provided recipes below:

Macy’s Margarita:

- 1 shot Patron Silver tequila

- 1 shot St. Germain

- 1/4 grapefruit, juice squeezed fresh

- Ice (fill to top of glass)

- Sour Mix

- Drop Agave syrup

- Salt (for rim)

Mix all drink ingredients in shaker w/ice. Pour over fresh ice in salted margarita glass. Garnish w/fresh slice of grapefruit.

Cucumber Gimlet:

- 2 shots Bombay Sapphire gin

- 1/4 cup muddled cucumber

- 1 lime, fresh squeezed

- 1/4 cup simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water)

- Ice (fill to top of glass)

Mix all drink ingredients in shaker w/ice. Pour over fresh ice in tall Collins glass. Garnish w/fresh slice of cucumber.

The hors devours spread at the cocktail party. Yum!

The Karen Kane New York Showroom



















Now that the fun has ended, it’s back to our regular weekly schedules here at Karen Kane. They are nothing short of exciting though, I must assure you. Don’t worry though, we are now back to our regular blog posting schedule of Monday – Friday.

Hope you stay tuned!

The Karen Kane team during market.

Tagged ashly juskus, celie mayhall, courtney richardson, fashion, karen kane, market, new york, recipes, showroom, spring 2013, sydney holladay, tiffany bowe

Life’s A Grape!

Fall is upon us and Summer is slowly whisking away… so before it faded, I had to do one of my rituals: Wine tasting on Long Island!

Long island is home to over 60 vineyards and 42 are open to the public. I gathered up the girls from the city and headed to the island for a fun filled day. We visited seven wineries with my favorite being Sparkling Point as our last stop. To be out of the city and enjoying the nature all around us was wonderful! Being from the South I am use to the lush greenery surrounding me everyday so it felt amazing to be back in those surroundings. We ended our tour dancing the night away at Claudio’s overlooking the ocean. It was perfect! If you ever get a chance to visit the wineries on Long Island I promise they won’t disappoint.

So “Cheers” to a wonderful past weekend with wonderful friends and “cheers” to the next one in store!

Happy Friday everyone!

My fellow “Southern Belle”, Celie, and me in one of the vineyards!


Dusk settles in.



Some of my favorite vineyards: Clovis Point, Sparkling Point, Duck Walk Vineyards, Pindar Vineyards & Palmer Vineyards

Tagged celie mayhall, Clovis Point, Duck Walk Vineyards, long island, Palmer Vineyards, Pindar Vineyards, Sparkling Point, summer, sydney holladay, weekend

Meet the New Karen Kane Blog Team

Meet the team of Karen Kane women writing for the re-launched blog, Karen Kane Coast to Coast. The refreshing new blog is an ode to the Karen Kane lifestyle, covering a broad array of topics from fine food and family, healthy living and fitness, cultural events and travel, and, of course, fashion. Don’t worry, we will still keep you updated on all things Karen Kane from sneak previews of the lines, trend stories behind the collections, celebrity press and magazine coverage, online sales, and even behind-the-scenes stories from the LA factory and New York showroom.

The stories will be written by our six contributors below, women from all over the country who love working for Karen Kane and working it into their busy lifestyles from day-to-day. To learn more about them, click here.

Happy reading!

"The Boss""Resident Californian""Southern Belle"E-Commerce Buyer"Sunshine Mom""The Comedian"












From left to right: Tiffany, VP of Sales, New York Showroom, Courtney, Regional Merchandiser, California, Sydney, Assistant Account Executive from Alabama, New York Showroom, Ashly, E-Commerce Buyer, New York, Ali, Regional Merchandiser, Florida, and Celie, Showroom Assistant from the South, New York.

Tagged ali buckley, ashly juskus, blog, celie mayhall, courtney richardson, karen kane, sydney holladay, tiffany bowe

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