Letter From The Publisher: Summer 2016

Our Premise

The first edition of this magazine was launched in February with the definition ELYSIAN prominently displayed on the back cover: Greek in origin, the word ELYSIAN means beautiful or creative, divinely inspired, peaceful and perfect.

Though we felt confident that the filled a regional, women-centric need, we frankly did not expect the categorically positive response to be so specifically directed toward the beautiful visuals and informative content. For your kind responses, comments and input, we are forever grateful. Digitally we were able to track our readership. It was fascinating and validating to learn of your interest in the most frequented, section entitled, Women of Distinction. In light of the experimental curiosity of our readers, each edition of ELYSIAN will continue to explore the private lives of four extraordinary women and delve into the intricacies and nuances of how these women came to achieve notable uniqueness.

This edition, we included our first Landmark- Women of Distinction, Fern Mallis, who founded Fashion Week New York and served as Charleston Fashion Weeks’ lead judge in March. It was a distinct honor and privilege to join Fern in her New York brownstone as she shared life’s journey.

Our goal is to build a breadth of knowledge around areas of importance identified by the authentic ELYSIAN reader. Spotlighting the arts, culture, beauty, style, dining, drink, philanthropy, health, fitness, home, travel and exploration, we endeavor to become your regional resource.

Thank you once again for your support of ELYSIAN.


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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