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Zen Moment

| June 15, 2015 | Parties National

Iconic fashion designer Donna Karan came to Aspen in March to celebrate the opening of Urban Zen, her lifestyle boutique that also helps support the foundation of the same name. A group of 40 guests was invited to sit in on a conversation between Karan and Aspen Magazine Editor-in- Chief Cindy Hirschfeld, which was also filmed by Aspen 82.

Donna Karan, Marni Lewis, Lisa Ruberti

Karan inspired the audience in talking about her foundation’s integrative therapy program, which trains caregivers in hospitals and other institutions to incorporate yoga, acupuncture, reiki and alternative treatments, as well as the importance of practicing philanthropy true to one’s values. She also highlighted Urban Zen’s cultivation of artisans in Haiti, which includes funding a brand-new vocational center in Port-au-Prince. Afterward, guests sipped wine while Karan assisted them in shopping for the perfect outfit and accessories from Urban Zen’s globally inspired collection. -Photos by Jordan Curet


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