Raised in the Georgetown section of NW Washington, D.C., Zara attended an all-girls private school within walking distance of her home. When it came time to apply to colleges, she submitted only one application: to Georgetown University. (Yes, still within walking distance of her childhood home, though she did choose to live in a townhouse a block from campus.) Born in the 20007 zip code, Zara fully intends to live out her entire life within it’s tiny borders. So far, she’s doing a great job of it.
Married at 24, Zara legally separated from her husband at the age of 29. A long, ugly divorce followed, with Zara holding her ground, resulting in the transfer of The Henry Catron Hotel, among other properties, into her sole ownership.
Keep an eye on this space for hints about the thrills in Zara’s story.
Keep an eye on this space for hints about the love in Zara’s story.
Helaina Karras owns “The Darlings,” a fleet of restaurants she designed that incorporates the particular lifestyles and favorite foods of the Priya Club members. Each woman eats and drinks for free at her namesake establishment.
Divorce is an awful, terrible, bitter journey. Just ask Zara Kane.
The awful part is that everything that was once private is not only made public, but is entered into the record books, for all to read. The terrible part is that she has two small children, the oldest in kindergarten, who will never know what it is to grow up in the same house with both their parents, as a loving family. The bitter part comes from being traded in for a “new” model before she’d even reached the age of thirty.
Zara blasts this song in the car, on repeat, everywhere she goes…so long as her children aren’t with her. She holds it all together when she’s with them, her precious babes, but everyone else gets a full dose of crazy as this angry, hurt woman comes apart.
And what has become of the old, and loved, Zara Kane? The Priyas have no idea. But they do believe in Edmund Spenser’s assertion: “For there is nothing lost, that may be found, if sought.”
Paging Zara Kane!