Karan’s Urban Zen Merges Food & Fashion

Urban Zen has a new Sag Harbor home starting this Memorial Day weekend.

Owner and fashion designer Donna Karan has joined forces with her daughter, Gabby Karan De Felice, owner of Tutto il Giorno, to create an experience that brings together food and style in the Main Street space that was formerly Muse, overlooking the bay.

“Urban Zen is my passion, where all the things I care about most come together: creativity, compassion, and community,” said Karan. “We’ve always had an Urban Zen home in Sag Harbor, a place where it all comes together. Now we have a new Sag Harbor home, with a taste of my daughter’s restaurant Tutto il Giorno, to make it the ultimate Urban Zen summer experience.”

The retail space will offer apparel, home décor, furniture, accessories, books, art, objects of desire, beauty products, and essential oils. Urban Zen will provide the Hamptons style experience, while Tutto il Giorno curates the summer menu.

The 2000-square-foot outdoor patio aims to bring the Hamptons community together, as a place to hang with family and friends and to have a bite.

The venture marks the mother and daughter’s hand-in-hand return to Sag Harbor, where it all began 10 years ago.

“The warmth and synergy, established 10 years ago, continues. Come indulge with family and friends — shop, hang out, have a drink, and grab a bite. It’s the ultimate, Hamptons style experience. We’re so excited to share it with you,” said Karan.

Tutto il Giorno will bring fresh, light-fare Mediterranean cuisine to the space, with a farm-to-table experience. They will debut the Tutto “Cestino” concept, an aperitivo menu created by Executive Chef Agostino Petrosino, available from 4 to 9 PM every day. Select wines, champagne, and special cocktails will also be available for toasting.

“[My husband] Gianpaolo and I, along with our close friends and partners Gally and David Mayer, opened Tutto il Giorno 10 years ago in Sag Harbor for a restaurant experience that captured his Naples upbringing with lazy days of boating to Ischia and Capri,” said De Felice.

“Our vision has expanded to restaurants in Southampton and New York City. Now we return to Sag Harbor by way of my mother’s new Urban Zen experience. It’s a fresh-air sampling of the kind of beloved food and outdoor atmosphere Tutto is known for. Come by and say hello this summer.”

The space will be open daily from 10 AM to 9 PM. The venue will serve up a variety of community events throughout the summer. They plan to offer a series to bring like-minded individuals and organizations together for art shows, book signings, conscious conversations, dinner parties, and trunk shows.

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