We love a reason to celebrate! Good thing there are lots of unique holidays during the summer months that give us reason to!
Put on your party pants, people!
We are back with another issue of wink!
In this issue, we’re toasting to adventurous weekends, spontaneous escapes, random
And this one is all about Summa, Summa, Summa Time (sing it like the Fresh Prince!)
reasons to celebrate and all things Summer fun!
LISTENIN' Speaking of Summer fun, check out our
playlist we have on repeat! It's filled with
A JOKE DAY
perfect upbeat songs to deliver you good
vibes and put you in the summer mindset:
A Monday we actually like!
How does NASA plan a party? They planet!
We are not worthy!
Not encouraged, but you have the perfect excuse…
Heaven on ear th with an onion slice
BE LATE FOR
Spread a little sunshine in your office!
Speaking in code is fun! Sprinkled throughout this edition, you’ll find four words that perfectly describe that summertime feeling. Here’s hoping you have a summer full of all things happy!
Party BEYONCÉ, FEAT. ANDRÉ 3000
Happy if You're Happy MATT AND KIM
no tears left to cry
Girls Like You MAROON 5, FEAT. CARDI B
Little of Your Love HAIM
PLAY ON SPOTIFY
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Summer Sipping Well friends, we’re halfway through the year and the weather is finally in our favor—this calls for a drink, amirite? Take a look at some of our newest releases and the cocktails they
COOL DOWN WITH THIS QUINTESSENTIAL COCKTAIL— HINTS OF MINT AND LIME MAKE FOR A SUMMERY, FRESH TREAT.
just-so-happen to pair well with. Ok, so maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but any excuse is a good excuse to sip on these Instagram-worthy beverages while donning your favorite Kenmark Eyewear shades and
¾ ounce simple syrup 2 sprigs mint, plus more for serving 2 ounces white rum ¾ ounce fresh lime juice Club soda for serving
soaking up some sun.
Muddle simple syrup and 2 mint sprigs in a cocktail shaker. Add rum and lime juice. Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously for about 20 seconds. Strain cocktail through a strainer into a glass filled with ice. Top off with club soda and garnish with mint!
DIVE RIGHT INTO THIS REFRESHING COMBO OF BLUE CURACAO, LEMONADE & VODKA.
PAIRS WELL WITH ORIGINAL PENGUIN 'THE FALKEN SUN' IN ELM
1/8 cup Blue Curacao 2 ounces white rum 1 cup lemonade lemon or maraschino cherries for garnish
Add 1/2 cup ice to glass. Add Blue Curacao, rum and lemonade to each glass. Stir to combine! Use a lemon slice or maraschino cherries to garnish!
THIS TROPICAL TONIC WILL TRANSPORT YOU TO A PLACE OF RELAXATION AND BLISS.
1 1/2 ounces tequila 3/4 cup orange juice 3/4 ounce grenadine syrup Orange slice or maraschino cherries for garnish
PAIRS WELL WITH LILLY PULITZER 'RUARI' IN BLACK
In a highball glass filled with ice, pour in the tequila and orange juice. Slowly pour the grenadine into the glass over the back of a spoon or by drizzling it down the side of the glass, allowing it to settle at the bottom. Garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry.
Sriracha Bloody Mary
HEAT THINGS UP WITH A QUICK AND EASY TWIST TO THIS SPICY FAVORITE.
2 ounces vodka Worcestershire sauce Sriracha Lime Liquid Smoke Bloody Mary mix
PAIRS WELL WITH VERA WANG 'FARAH' IN APRICOT
In a tall glass, mix bloody mary mix, vodka, a splash of worcestershire sauce, juice of half a lime and two drops of liquid smoke. Cater to your friends that prefer a mild spice by adding 1/2 teaspoon sriracha or add 1 teaspoon sriracha for those who prefer a serious kick to their tastebuds!
Check out a few more of our favorite pairings!
PAIRS WELL WITH ZAC POSEN 'ZADIE' IN BURGUNDY ZAC POSEN
'K ANE' IN ELK HORN WITH
'V466' IN K ALEIDOSCOPE
'KERRI' IN GOLD WITH
A PIÑA COLADA
WITH A CHERRY
A LEMONADE SPRITZER
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Lilly Pulitzer Known for its bright, colorful designs, this iconic American resort wear brand started with a juice stand and a shift dress. Now, the brand celebrates nearly 60 years of happiness and optimism through their hand-painted prints. Each design was created in the Lilly Pulitzer Print Studio and has a certain sunny disposition you won’t find anywhere else. Creatively designed in order to hide the stains from her days working a juice stand, Lilly’s prints exemplified who she was—an inclusive, rule-breaking and colorful woman.
RECIPE FOR THE PERFECT PRINT SEE OUR FAVORITE LILLY PULITZER STYLES THAT USE UNIQUE PRINTS STRAIGHT FROM THE STUDIO!
e out th Checkmples! te
STEP 1 Gather inspiration from travels around the world!
KLEA IN TORTOISE AQUA
STEP 2 Concept and sketch ideas
SYDNEY IN GREEN HAVANA
Hand-paint each colorful detail of the prints in the Lilly Pulitzer print studio
STEP 4 Apply to eyewear, dresses, clothing and all the accessories you love! LINDY IN TORTOISE CRYSTAL
AQUADESIAC PASCHA PINK
SPOT THE 'LILLY' DID YOU KNOW EACH UNIQUE PATTERN FEATURES A HIDDEN 'LILLY'? CAN YOU PERFECT MATCH
SPOT IT IN THESE PRINTS? THE ANSWERS ARE ON THE BACK PAGE!
EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT PATRICIA G.
FAVORITE PART OF YOUR JOB?
LAST GOOGLE SEARCH?
My customers and the relationships that
Mountain Cabin Rentals. Mountains are my
Sales allows me to make.
favorite retreat—serene and peaceful.
WHAT MOTIVATES YOU?
LAST PHOTO YOU TOOK ON YOUR PHONE?
Knowing that what we do helps people and
Date night selfie with my husband
makes them feel better about themselves.
Regional Manager “Pat”
WHAT BRINGS YOU HAPPINESS?
YOU NEVER LEAVE YOUR HOUSE WITHOUT?
I have two old English sheepdogs that keep me sane!
Phone, phone charger, iPad and handbag!
Love them to the moon and back!
MOST USED APP?
Joining the company in
Email and Facebook
1999, Pat Gantt has made her mark at Kenmark
Eyewear and paved the road to BossLady status
The Fighter by Keith Urban
as the Southeast Regional Manager. Get to know Pat
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAMS?
and all her southern charm!
Duke and Panthers Football!
CHARMAYNE J. Accounting Manager
WHAT DO YOU DO AT KENMARK EYEWEAR?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WORKOUT?
I mainly handle all aspects of payroll, process commissions,
I like a good total body workout, followed by some sprint
and I am the employee benefits administrator
intervals outside or on the treadmill.
DESCRIBE YOUR FITNESS JOURNEY
ADVICE FOR BEGINNING YOUR FITNESS JOURNEY?
I have always been an athlete since middle school. I started
Be sure you have a goal when starting out, and be proud of the
out with Volleyball and Basketball and ended my high school
small accomplishments you make throughout your journey.
career with track. After the birth of my son is when I really
Also, always challenge yourself.
focused on weight training. I wanted to get my body back
and then some! She’s the Accounting
Meal prepping for the week is just as important. I try to cook
BIGGEST FITNESS ACCOMPLISHMENT?
Manager at Kenmark
Oliver & Sheba
all my food for the upcoming week on Sunday, and group my
Eyewear, but outside of
My biggest fitness accomplishment was becoming an
meals per day. That way, in the morning all I have to do is
work she’s a loving wife
International Federation of Bodybuilding (IFBB) Figure Pro.
grab and go.
and mother of two, athlete,
I competed two years as a Pro in the sport of bodybuilding.
IFBB Figure Pro, and goalgetter. Learn how she takes advantage of all 1,440 minutes in a day.
A D AY I
HE LIF E
"I retired from "Get out of bed."
competing, so this
"Spend 15 minutes getting
"Out the door and on
my son up for school."
my way to work!"
is my laid back daily routine. While competing,
*Ugh* 6:30 AM
I would add another cardio session at lunch, and there is no room for snacks!"
"Alarm goes off."
"Go down stairs to the
"Fix my breakfast, usually 3 egg whites +
basement for 45 minutes of
1 whole egg. I eat it at work around 9:30,
cardio on the treadmill!"
but my first meal at this time is a protein shake and a greens supplement."
"My day at Kenmark!"
TRA IN WIT H RENEGADE ROW
Keep body in a straight line as you row the weight.
Whether you are a seasoned gym-goer or new to fitness, here are two of Charmayne’s go-to full-body workouts that are sure to take your fitness to the next level. Follow along and you’ll be toned, trimmed and feeling like your best self in no time!
LUNGE WITH LATERAL RAISE
Place two dumbbells on the floor about shoulder width apart. Start in the top position of pushup position with your hands on the weights.
Pull the dumbbell all the way to ribs.
Angle your pinky up to help engage the muscles when lifting
Keep knees at a 9 00 angle!
STEP Start with good posture; legs
Step out into a lunge, while lifting
straight and dumbbells in each
dumbbells out to your side until
hand hanging down to your sides.
arms are shoulder height.
Row one weight up towards the side of your body while balancing on your other hand and feet. Hold for one second at the top.
Don't let shoulders slouch!
yo u r Make sure goes r e ev n ee kn toes. over your
Keep your chest forward and up, engaging abs.
Bring shoulder blades together.
Exhale and return to the starting
Alternate legs. Repeat 10-12 times
position, lowering arms slowly back
on each side.
to your side.
"Make it home. Eat, take a "Workout time!"
been one of the kids’ snacks."
t-absor …but it’s 'fas
bing' 8:00 PM "Eat dinner and watch
My Mon-Fri workout split is:
a fast absorbing carb. Lately it’s
and get ready to train!"
Alternate sides. Repeat 10-12 times on
"Post-workout protein shake and
Return the weight slowly to the start position.
my shows. I like sci-fi, superhero stuff."
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MINI DRESS, $140 TOPSHOP.COM
STOK DRUM GRILL, $130 TARGET.COM
HOLOGRAPHIC STICK, $28
NEW BALANCE SNEAKERS, $78
SIMPLY VERA HEELS, $70
LEAVE IN CONDITIONER, $28
WEEKEND WEAR Ahhh… the sun is finally shining, the pools have opened, and our weekend calendars are filling up. You know what that means... Summer is HERE! Whether it’s a BBQ party, a night out on the town, tropical vacation, concert or festival— we've got you covered with some fully-accessorized summer style inspiration featuring some of our favorite sun styles. TROPIC LIKE
BEACH BUM HAT, $20
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CAPRI SWIM TRUNK, $32 LILLYPULITZER.COM
OUAI DRY SHAMPOO, $24 THEOUAI.COM
First stop of the day was the hearty Southern breakfast joint, Hominy Grill. We somehow managed to be seated in the outdoor garden in under 10 minutes despite the long line. We noticed there was also a walk-up coffee bar right outside if you're in a rush! The country platter with pancakes, eggs and housemade sausage was definitely worth the wait.
with Shelbi Collins and Laura Howard 11 AM
Two of our Kenmark staffers on assignment set out to explore the city
Next, we took a stroll through the lush, green, historic Marion Square—It's a
of Charleston, South Carolina, uncovering its southern charm all in
perfect spot for setting up a picnic in the grass or just enjoying some casual
the short span of one day! After plenty of research and preparation,
dog-watching. Bonus points if you spot someone walking their pet goat! We caught a glimpse of that sight and our day was instantly improved.
they began their day of discovering all that Charleston has to offer— the coast, the history, the sights, the eats, and they even met a few furry friends along the way, too! Here's what they recommend if you're headed down South this Summer.
POUNCE CAT CAFÉ & WINE BAR
After wandering around a bit more, we stopped into Pounce Café for some Southern style iced teas to cool down from the hot sun and bond with a few furry felines. All the cats that stroll around the shop are adoptable, too! So if you like a solid snuggle with your wine, coffee or tea—this is a must-do for you.
R AINBOW ROW
Probably one of the most instagrammable sites in Charleston, we had to walk along the famous "Rainbow Row." This street with its pastel-colored, historic homes are prime photo-ops that hold a ton of historical significance. Each one is labeled with a plaque detailing their fascinating stories.
CHARLESTON CIT Y MARKET
By late afternoon, we had made our way over to Charleston City Market. It's a bustling market hall that spans 4 city blocks, sitting right between the College
of Charleston and the waterfront. It’s filled with handmade woven baskets, delicious treats and quirky souvenirs and more. It's a must-see!
With all the beautiful homes in the area, we had to take at least one mansion tour. The 35-room Gilded Age, Calhoun Mansion, is filled with antiques from floor to ceiling, each piece holding a rich history. Although the current owner of the house remains a mystery to the public, we were surprised to find out he actually lives there and his bedroom was even open for viewing!
Even though it has been coined as a “tourist only” place by the locals, their fresh seafood platters were calling our names. We did have to wait a bit to snag a table here, but there was a server outside supplying us hungry patrons with tasty hushpuppies.
SUMMER BUCKE T LIST Before summer ends, see how many activities you can cross off!
Did you spot the 'Lilly'?
TAKE A SPONTANEOUS ROAD TRIP
If you didn't manage to find them on page 5, here's a little help...
SEE A MOVIE AT THE DRIVE-IN
RIDE A ROLLER-COASTER
AQUADESIAC PASCHA PINK
PLAY MINIATURE GOLF
CATCH FIREFLIES AT NIGHT
PICK FRUIT FROM A FARM
NAP IN A HAMMOCK
STARGAZE IN THE GRASS
GO ON A BIKE RIDE
EAT SOME WATERMELON
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