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LET'S HYGGE! LET'S HYGGE!

P R O N O U N C E D

GLOOMY DAYS , LONG NIGHTS AND FRIGID WE ATHER GOT YOU DOWN? YE AH, WE FEEL YOU. BUT THERE’S A WAY TO GET

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THROUGH IT BY EMBR ACING THE UNIQUE ASPECTS OF THE WINTER MONTHS . THAT’S RIGHT, LET’S DO AS THE DANES DO AND HYGGE!

Merry Winter! Pull your parkas and heavy quilts out of storage, because it’s time to get toasty.

Take this time to enjoy the little

SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN

things in life and don’t get too hung

While the weather sometimes makes

up on the demands of healthy eating.

leaving the house a hassle, good

DON'T DEPRIVE YOURSELF

We’re back with the Winter WINK. Now that you’ve

Eat the cake. Take the nap. You

officially survived

company and social connection is an

deserve it!

2018s final retrograde in one piece, it’s time

HYGGE

essential aspect of hygge. Plus, it’s

IS THE DANISH

just good for the soul!

to treat yo' self and

CONCEPT OF COZINESS

others! As we move

AND ENJOYING LIFE’S

forward into a new

SIMPLE PLEASURES. HERE

year, we’re sharing

ARE SOME TIPS ON HOW YOU

with you our tips

CAN ACHIEVE HYGGE AND

and tricks to getting

MAKE WINTER MORE

through holiday travel

BEARABLE!

mayhem, surviving the plummeting temperatures and what to wear and serve at this season’s parties! HEAT THINGS UP!

Read on for all the fun!

UNWIND AND REACH FOR SOMETHING SOFT

You can’t hygge properly without a

There are few things more hygge than

flickering flame, ok? Whether you have

pausing to appreciate your downtime.

a working fireplace, an arrangement

Grab yourself a cup of something hot,

of candles or a TV with a fake fireplace

put on some fuzzy socks and smother

video…it’s an essential part of hygge-ing,

yourself in fluffy pillows and cozy

so get your glow on!

throw blankets. Now, just relax.

Just Call Us Santa MAD - LIBS PUZ ZLES WERE ALWAYS A LOT OF FUN AS A KID

If you’re reading this, you may or may not be aware

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that last December we

for a Christmas-themed mad-libs laugh.

released the first-ever edition of WINK! We

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YOU a gift!

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want to celebrate our WINKiversary by giving

of this issue is a way to score a surprise gift. All you have to do is read on to find it and follow the instructions. We look forward to gifting you!

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Traveling near and far is a reality

H O L I DAY T R AV E L H A C K S

for most of us during this time of year; and it’s no secret the holidays make for one of the busiest travel seasons. Organizing a suitcase, navigating busy terminals and making it to your destination without any broken Christmas presents can

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be a stressful ordeal. In an effort

stress and anxiety?

to alleviate any pre-travel anxiety,

Holiday travel.

we’re sharing our tried-and-true travel tips and tricks that you can use all year long!

ORIGINAL PENGUIN 'THE EARL'

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RO LL ' E M U P. Believe it

MAK E AN I N - F LI G HT

DO N ' T FO RG E T YO U R

BOAR D I N G PA SS . We all

or not, you can save a lot of

GAM E P L AN . In-flight

S U N N I E S . Ever notice celebs

pretty much have our phones

packing space by rolling your

boredom can be rough, so

are always photographed

in hand 24/7, so switching to

clothes instead of folding

have a game plan of how

wearing sunglasses in the

a mobile boarding pass makes

them. And if you're lugging

you’d like to spend the

airport? Because same…so it

it easy to pull it up and flash

presents, you’ll need all the

duration of your flight

must be important! Check out

it when necessary. Gone are

extra space you can get! Pro

before you get to the airport.

our newest sunglass releases

the days of worrying you’ve

tip: pack an extra carry-on

Whether it’s reading a book,

to stay on trend and turn

misplaced your printed-out

duffel in your suitcase for any

downloading a few podcasts

heads while shuffling through

boarding pass.

baggage you come home with!

or planning to get some shut-

the airport this holiday season!

eye, having a plan will make the time go much faster.

VERA WANG 'V475'

ZAC POSEN 'DOLLY'

KENSIE 'MAKE BELIEVE'


JUST ROLL WITH IT LOOKS THAT WILL TAKE YOU FROM DAY TO NIGHT? OVERDONE. HOW ABOUT LOOKS THAT WILL TAKE YOU FLAWLESSLY FROM THE BOWLING LANES TO THE DANCE FLOOR? INTRODUCING ORIGINAL PENGUIN'S F/W COLLECTION.

ABOUT THE COLLECTION

BOWL-D CONCEPT

An eclectic mash-up of retro-sport

Built on heritage, Original Penguin’s latest

menswear moments and novelty flair,

campaign takes it back to the days of grimy

this season’s collection pays tribute to

alleys and dimly lit lanes. Returning to the

an important time in Original Penguin’s

brand's former hometown in Minneapolis,

history—a time when dance floors all around

they took over a time-forgotten bowling

the world were packed with funk-fueled

alley for a bit of sport and a whole lot of

stompers, and the legend that is Earl Anthony,

good times.

reigned supreme as the King of Bowl.

LOCATION Bryant Lake Bowl – Minneapolis, MN

ABOUT EARL ANTHONY ´´

April 27, 1938 - August 14, 2001

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Nickname: Square Earl

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Occupation: Ten Pin Bowler

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Career Highlight: Pro Bowling Association (PBA) Hall of Famer

A real Hambone!

The '70s brought bowling into the pro sports limelight and nobody was more superior than Earl Anthony. Known for his left-handed stroke, self-contained temperament, stylish crew-cut and iconic eyewear, the bowling Hall of Famer was the league’s first milliondollar man.

THE UPDATE Original Penguin’s ‘Earl’ polo has been a flagship piece in its menswear collection since its inception. Much like his polo, Earl’s eyewear got a makeover, too.

e? Recognize thes We revamped Earl’s iconic frame. We call it...'The Earl'

'70s EARL

Upgrad in look lat g his his car er in du b b e d e e r . . . w e 'The Eathis one rl 2.0'

'80s EARL


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Bowl-d Eyewear ORIGINAL PENGUIN EYEWEAR DESIGNER, JASON WEHLAGE, DOESN’T SPARE US ANY DETAIL AS HE TAKES US THROUGH THE DESIGN ELEMENTS AND INSPIRATION FOR THIS SEASON’S FOUR FEATURED STYLES. THIS COLLECTION IS A TOTAL STRIKE; JUST SEE FOR YOURSELF !

THE EARL The most winningest PBA bowler of all time!

THE SHADY

THE BARTENDER ...because you gotta have a bartender at a bowling alley!

THE JACK SUN

ST YLES TO SPARE Check out other Original Penguin styles that reference the bowling alley theme!

THE LAYNE

Like bowling lane with a 'Y'

THE EARL 2.0

The '80s update


@LIAMFORSHORT WEARS ORIGINAL PENGUIN 'THE SUSPENDER'


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Gift Guide NOT YOUR T YPICAL

DO SOME GOOD We love a good gift guide to get us in

The holidays are magical for so many reasons—quality time with family, time off work, food galore and presents

the holiday spirit,

just to name a few. And while the kid at heart in all of us is so excited to receive, there’s something so special about

but it’s important

finding the perfect gift for someone you love! This year, why not give a gift that keeps giving? These goodies work

to remember what

double-duty for a good cause and are a wonderful gift for anyone to receive!

this time of year is all about. Since a charitable heart is in-style year-round, here are some simple ways you can spread kindness and give back to those in need this holiday season.

GIFT DONATIONS We all know someone that is impossible to

ReNew your wardrobe

But first, coffee for a cause

shop for during the

Is there a better combination than a gourmet cup of Joe

holidays. Instead of

part of the climate crisis solution by eliminating all virgin

and a four-legged-friend? Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co.

buying them a gift,

plastic from its supply chain by 2021. Their new collection,

gives back to the animals by using 20% of their profits to

consider making a

ReNew, is outerwear crafted from materials made out of

fund innovative and impactful rescue programs through-

recycled plastic bottles.

out the country.

Darling clothing company Everlane is committed to being

donation in their name to a charity.

VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME Visit your local soup kitchen and serve a warm meal or spend a few hours at a homeless shelter. It will bring some warmth and joy to those in need!

For the little one

Indulge and Impact

every one sold, Cuddle + Kind will provide a whopping

who appreciates the act of self-care. Proceeds go to

10 meals to hungry children around the world through

helping women survivors of trafficking, prostitution and

organizations like United Nations World Food Program,

addiction by providing safe housing, economic indepen-

Children’s Hunger Fund and many others.

dence and a community of supporters.

What makes these hand-knit dolls so special is that for

Thistle Farms products will make a perfect gift for anyone CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSET Closet feeling a little overstuffed? Donate your gently used coats and sweaters to your local homeless shelter. We bet someone in need will really appreciate them!

PERFORM SMALL ACTS OF KINDNESS Never underestimate the weight of generosity

Recipe for change

Doing good in style

and kindness. Buy a cup

Every charm bracelet in Alex and Ani's Charity by Design

of coffee for the person

bring a smile to anyone’s face. Not only because they’re

collection supports a non-profit organization. We thought

behind you at the coffee

delicious, but because they come from Greyston’s Bakery

this bangle was rather EYE-catching, plus 20% of the

which uses an “open hiring” system to creates opportuni-

purchase price for every one sold is donated to the David

ties for individuals who face barriers for employment.

Lynch Foundation.

This assortment of delectable brownies and blondies will

shop or bake a dessert for your neighbor. Kindness doesn’t always require grand gestures!


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DIY HOLIDAY SWEATER LEARN HOW TO MAKE A FESTIVE HOLIDAY SWEATER WITH OUR MARKETING ASSISTANT, BREE HERSHFELD!

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Beginning at the top of your tree, zigzag the

Now that your tree is made, hot glue the skirt to the

start by cutting your felt into a triangular tree

garland downward to cover the felt tree and hot

bottom of your sweatshirt (any fabric cut into a half

shape, like the example shown above.

glue the garland as you go to secure.

moon shape will do.) Then, glue your tree on top.

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After your skirt, tree and lights are secure...

Once you have decorated your tree and skirt

right corner of your tree. Begin pulling the mini-

it’s time to decorate the tree! Hot glue mini

to your liking, finish off your masterpiece by

lights through the hole. Scatter the lights along

ornaments to the garland and add gift boxes

adding the topper. We used a curly gold gift

your tree and secure the wire with safety pins.

and toys to the skirt.

bow for ours!

Now prepare to bet long! nigh complimented all


HOW TO THROW AN EPIC

Holiday Party It takes a lot of work to pull off a good party, but it takes a hero to make it EPIC. If you are up for hosting the most mind-blowing, truly great, once-in-a-century-awesome party that will create lasting memories…well, you’ve come to the right place for some expert advice. The secret ingredient to have your guests wake up the next morning and say aloud, “WOW, what a party!” is this— a legendary charcuterie spread.

MEAT, PLEASE!

Choose a variety of cured meats and salami. You can’t go wrong with prosciutto, capocollo and soppressata!

SO CHEESY!

Select a variety of soft cheeses like mozzarella, brie and truffled goat cheese. Now add in hard cheese options such as sliced cheddar and Merlot BellaVitano. The options are endless, so be adventurous!

SPREADABLE TASTINESS

Add in some cured olives and fancy spreads like Dijon mustard and fig jam. A little bit of sweet and a little bit of spice is just how we like it! Now add a variety of crackers and sliced baguette to spread that goodness on.

GARNISH

Throw some grapes, dried fruit and nut mix on that board! Add some fresh herb sprigs like rosemary, for the finishing touch.

TIME TO GRUB!

First, you try a slice of cantaloupe wrapped in prosciutto. Whoa, delicious. Then, you spread some fig jam onto a salami and cheese covered baguette slice. Also, good. Cured olives over a slab of mustard on a cracker—could it work? It does. Point being, there’s no wrong way to cheese board. Now go gather around the charcuterie and party on!

NE W YE AR, NE W ME Kenmark Eyewear employees share their resolution for a strong and balanced life ahead in 2019!

In 2019, I want to: keep a journal;

notice the little things; find the good in others; turn my phone off more;

make a meal for someone; and work on my scrapbooks so my children don’t grow up to be jpegs!

My New Year’s resolution in 2019 is to eliminate soft drinks from my diet and initiate world peace. Oh, and if the

Rolling Stones need a new guitarist, I’m their man!

I want to be more compassionate,

empathetic, and feel more deeply and passionately. Next year will be the

year that I come back to the person I

desperately want to be. I would like to

make 2019 the year that I “feel” better.

DAW N RUI Z

MIK E CUNDIF F

S U S A N PA R K E R

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

DIRECTOR OF PURCHASING AND LOGISTICS


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Employee Spotlight

KEEP THE CONVERSATION FLOWING

THIS OR THAT WITH TINA!

TINA CRAWFORD

SMALL-TALK TANK ON LOW? HERE ARE

CHERRY DR. PEPPER

VP of Sales Development

SOME CONVERSATION STARTERS TO GET THE

or

FAVORITE FRAME:

PARTY STARTED:

CHERRY COKE

“Anything Lilly Pulitzer” If Kenmark Eyewear had a home

What’s your favorite social media account?

REAL CHRISTMAS TREE

office mascot, it’d be something

or

like Tina Crawford in an Energizer Bunny costume. If you need a boost

If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?

FAKE CHRISTMAS TREE

of energy, a midday laugh, advice on the slot machines or simply anything done well and right…

GREY'S ANATOMY

she’s your go-to gal! A veteran in Where do you want to travel to next?

or

the company since 1989, Tina is

RIVERDALE

now the VP of Sales Development. Get to know Tina in all her glory!

What’s the strangest compliment you’ve ever received?

If you could be any animal, what would you be?

What was your first instant messenger screen name?

PECAN PIE or HOLIDAY COOKIES WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT THE SEASON?

WHAT’S ON YOUR WISH LIST?

Spending time with family and buying

World peace

for others

NETFLIX

ANY HOLIDAY SHOPPING TIPS?

BEST GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?

or

Use someone else’s money, haha!

HALLMARK MOVIES

Shop online and always price match!

Homemade magnets my kids made at school I still have them!

WHAT'S YOUR PERFECT GIFT?

Hitting the lottery Cross your

AND THE WORST?

fingers!

EARLY MORNING or

Talking Tina doll. Apparently I talk too much!

Imagine that!

LATE NIGHT

Featured Shops We love creating beautiful eyewear. It’s kind of our thing. We also love it when our customers love our beautiful eyewear, too! Check out what

LODESTAR FAMILY EYE CARE PALMER, AK

two of our customers

SPRING HILL , TN

had to say about their

Lilly Pulitzer was our best-

favorite Kenmark

selling Kenmark Eyewear line

Eyewear brands!

in 2018. People love it! Women love it for it's classic but colorful style, and little girls go

We want to feature you, too! We want to know what your favorite frame is! Now through Feb. 18,

crazy for all the beautiful prints. We don't have many motherdaughter Lilly twinners but that is a unique selling feature of this line and it's just too cute!

snap a photo of your

K ARA REYNOLDS, OD.

Kenmark Eyewear

CLINICAL DIRECTOR

best-seller and email it to us at marketing@ kenmarkeyewear.com. Use the subject “Sneaky WINK” and tell us why you like that style! To show our appreciation, we’ll send your shop a super cool surprise gift in the mail!

SPRING H I L L EYECARE We added the Kensie line to our office this summer, and they have been flying off the shelves! We love that Kensie is trendy with a great price point. Patients of all ages and face shapes are reaching for the Kensie! JEANNE HEINZELMAN


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this year! Well,

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deserve a lump of

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to help people stop

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; donating in

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I know you have a long journey tonight, so I have left you a plate of eat and a glass of

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to the

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to drink. I also left a bowl of

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to

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for your reindeer. Sincerely,

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P.S. I'd like to put in a request for 2019; I really want a like to learn to

COME SEE US IN 2019 Visit us at these trade shows to grab goodies and check out what's new!

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