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A Big Step Towards a National Women’s History Museum

This time last year, we blogged about the movement to build a national women’s history museum on the Mall in Washington, D.C. Recently, the initiative took a major step forward when Congress passed legislation creating an eight-member commission to study the … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Repurpose Holiday Gift Boxes

Hanky Panky incorporates the “3 R’s” of environmentally-conscious living—Reduce, Reuse & Recycle—in just about every aspect of its manufacturing and corporate operations, including the striking gift packing for our Signature Lace Thong multi-packs. Hanky Panky gift boxes are made of … Continue reading

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Goats, Don’t Forget Your Red Underwear Today

Happy (Chinese) New Year! The Year of the Goat kicks off today, with fireworks, pageantry and celebrations across Asia and in Chinatowns around the world. According to the South China Morning Post, the Chinese animal zodiac, or Shēngxiào, was an … Continue reading

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Gal-entine’s Day

Tomorrow is for celebrating the thrilling frission of romantic love. I am going to listen to Sam Cooke’s “Cupid” and reread my favorite passages in The Once and Future King (no one does the wounded lover pout like Guenever, or is … Continue reading

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Goblin Market – sisterly bond with fantasies, fears and underpinnings

In our own Hudson Valley there is a very special performance at the Philipstown Depot Theatre, a darling, repurposed train station in Garrison, NY. This enchanting production of Goblin Market, a chamber musical adapted by Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon from the … Continue reading

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Inspiration Behind the Print: Red Rose

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Hanky Panky brings you Red Rose, a new print for lace and mesh. Red Rose is a modern take on a timeless symbol of romantic love. Unlike last summer’s Vintage Rose print, which had the … Continue reading

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Hanky Panky Eau de Parfum—Indulge Your Inner Flirt™

Over the years our laces, with their intricate depictions of the natural world of leafy flowers and stems, have provoked me to wonder how they would smell if they came to life. This was the inspiration to create a Hanky Panky fragrance, a scent … Continue reading

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What Are You Doing New Year’s?

December is rushing by and it’s (already!) time to think about your New Year’s Eve plans. Whether you’re going to a champagne gala, having a quiet dinner with friends or cozying up with the cat to binge-watch a season or … Continue reading

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Moves That Speak Louder Than Words

[Doug Varone] is that rare choreographer with a gift for expressing emotion through dance. —Dunning, Jennifer. “Physical Side of an Emotional World.” New York Times, Jan. 10, 1994. If Euripides is right that “every man is like the company he [is] wont to … Continue reading

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Show Your Love With Lace

When my stepmom gave my dad a pair of Icebreaker merino wool boxer briefs last winter, it was The Perfect Gift: luxuriously soft wool to cosset him, sporty functionality to affirm his love of outdoor pursuits and therefore, his manliness. … Continue reading

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