Letter From The Publisher: Spring 2016

Our Premise

Greek in origin, the word Elysian means beautiful or creative, divinely inspired, peaceful and perfect. It is with this idea in mind that our magazine ELYSIAN is launched. ELYSIAN strives to serve the reader with both beautiful visuals and alluring content. I am forever grateful to the team of professionals that has come together in South Carolina to tackle such an endeavor.

As a woman left motherless by breast cancer, much of my life has been spent searching for exceptional women to emulate… women personifying grace, intelligence, kindness, sophistication, inner peace and beauty. As a young lawyer entering the workforce in the mid 1980s, it was challenging for me to find relatable female role models. So too were my findings in later years when I was recruited into the business arena.

In light of these experiences, each edition of ELYSIAN will explore the private lives of four extraordinary women. Intimate interviews will delve into the intricacies and nuances of how these women came to achieve notable uniqueness. Excerpts from candid interviews will be published in the printed edition, while our digital presence will are the actual interviews.

Most importantly, ELYSIAN is for the curious individual. While ELYSIAN is woman-centric, it is also a regional resource, spotlighting the arts, culture, beauty, style, dining, drinks, philanthropy, health, fitness, home, travel and exploration. These extrinsic experiences build a breadth of knowledge that encompass the authentic ELYSIAN reader.


Karen Floyd

Karen Floyd

Karen Floyd is an American businesswoman, former prosecutor and judge. Floyd is the founder and CEO of multiple businesses and the current publisher of ELYSIAN magazine. Floyd has long been a champion of women as a businesswoman and active philanthropist, supporting women and children-centric initiatives all over the globe. Throughout her career and travels, Karen often encountered a sense of disconnectedness among highly accomplished women. In 2015, Karen was inspired to publish ELYSIAN magazine, a space where self-reliant independent women could hear the stories and struggles of others and feel a sense of kinship with women around the world.

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