Yummy Blackberry Pie

Posted on July 29, 2009 in More Fun by | Comment

This pie transports me to my youth, making pie with my grandmother. I can literally still feel my little 5 yr old fingers burning when I went in to scoop up the berries that spilled over…, yes it’s that good.  Thanks epicurious.

Pastry dough

  • 6 cups blackberries (1 3/4 lb)
  • 1 to 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon sanding (coarse) or granulated sugar
  • Preparation

    Make pastry dough.

    Place a baking sheet in lower third of oven and preheat to 400°F.

    Toss together berries, granulated sugar to taste, cornstarch, butter, lemon juice, water, and tapioca. Let stand, tossing occasionally, 20 minutes.

    Roll out 1 piece of dough into a 14-inch round and fit into a 9-inch pie plate (4-cup capacity). Trim edge, leaving a 1/2-inch overhang. Chill shell while rolling out top.

    Roll out remaining piece of dough into a roughly 16- by 11-inch rectangle. Cut crosswise into 11 (1 1/4-inch-wide) strips with a fluted pastry wheel or a knife.

    Stir berry mixture, then spoon evenly into shell. Arrange strips in a tight lattice pattern on top of filling and trim strips close to edge of pan. Roll up and crimp edge. Brush top and edge with egg white and sprinkle all over with sugar.

    Bake on hot baking sheet until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbling, 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes. (Check pie after 45 minutes: If edge of crust is browning too quickly, cover edge with foil or a pie crust shield and continue baking.) Cool completely on a rack before serving.

    A Loving Mug Shot

    Posted on July 27, 2009 in More Fun by | 1 comment

    Saw this adorable mug on a great blog e*photography. We love all creatures here at Lilly and we always love coffee. Throw in some office humor and we’re sold.

    Lilly Pulitzer Loves Operation Smile

    Posted on July 21, 2009 in More Fun by | 5 comments

    Since Operation Smile was founded in Norfolk, VA in 1982 they have helped over 130,000 children across the globe. They work in over 51 countries helping children born with cleft lips and other facial deformities. There are over 500 student organizations across the U.S. building awareness and fundraising in American schools. The types of facial deformities they work with not only affect the physical health of these children but they greatly affect their ability to partake in childhood activities and friendships. We are proudly partnering with Operation Smile for our in-store event at 1020 Madison Avenue tomorrow night from 6-8pm. 10% of proceeds will be donated from sales both Wednesday and Thursday (if you are unable to attend the event). Come mingle and meet some great New Yorkers involved with this amazing organization. Click here to learn more on their website.

    Follow The Sun…

    Posted on July 20, 2009 in More Fun by | 6 comments

    No one loves the sun more than us!! And we always wear our sunscreen! A study this spring showed that 31% of Americans never wear sunscreen! Ah!!! We love to tan but more importantly we’d love to be mistaken for our daughters’ sisters! So remember that this summer when you’re on the beach make sure you’re covered with sunscreen and don’t forget to reapply. Here’s a little note from our friends at Supergoop…

    Summer Sun Safety with Supergoop! SPF 30 (say that 7x fast!)

    The LILLY PULITZER LIFESTYLE is about celebrating and defining summer style.  We want everyone to enjoy the summer months, but do so safely–be it putting floaties on your toddlers, or applying broad spectrum SPF 30 suncare, we must protect ourselves and our entire family.  

    We are excited to have you partner with DOCTOR T’S SUPERGOOP! to help spread the word about the importance of daily sun safety.  By encouraging families to form these habits early in life it is not only protective but also increases the likelihood that children will continue to practice these habits.  Supergoop! SPF 30 makes this daily routine fun and simple for the entire family.

     Stop by Madison Avenue, East Hampton and Palm Beach Gardens for your free Supergoop! SPF 30 Flip-Top Tube as a gift with all purchases this July! 

    My best,


    Ruby Red Sippers

    Posted on July 16, 2009 in More Fun by | 2 comments


    Click your heels cause there’s no place like Lilly!


    We scoured the web for some recipes to use our Lilly-fied Ruby Red Grapefruit juice. Please test them out and report back! Sadly, we were not allowed to make them all and sample at the office today. It’s 5 o’clock, what are YOU waiting for!?



    Grapefruit Mocktail!

    Beach Blanket Bingo Mocktail


    3 oz Florida’s Natural Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice, 3 oz cranberry juice, soda water, lime wedge for garnish


    Pour the juices into a collins glass filled with ice. Top with soda. Garnish with a lime wedge.


    Grapefruit Cocktails!

    Simple Summer Cocktail!



    5.5 oz Florida’s Natural Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice, 1.0 Tonic, 2.0 oz  Vodka


    Mix together with crushed ice in a glass and garnish with mint leaves

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    Intern Update!

    Posted on July 15, 2009 in More Fun by | 3 comments

    What are the interns up to you ask? Check out this week’s question Rhianna asked the girls.

    What is one funny or interesting occurrence that has happened as a Lilly intern so far?


    Samantha Wolf: While working the register at the warehouse sale I saw a really great looking pregnant woman (I’m talking- looked like she had a beach ball under her dress, no weight any where else) and asked when she was due and she said “Oh they’re inducing me tomorrow!” Nothing like doing anything for Lilly.


    Danielle Fichter: One interesting thing that happened to me as a Lilly intern occurred when I got a chance to spend a day with one of the designers.  I was helping her look through old Vogue magazines and we found some vintage Lilly ads from the 1970s!  They’re awesome and I actually have some decorating my desk right now!!!

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    Sorority Soiree!

    Posted on July 14, 2009 in More Fun by | 9 comments

    Last week we hosted an on-campus event at a local DZ sorority house and brought the Lilly store to them! 30 girls sipped cocktails and shopped racks hand picked for them! Girls who spent over a certain amount were able to place an order for a polo with their letters on it! We had so much fun that we’d love to party with more of you! We can come to you or you can take over your local Lilly store for private shopping. Let us know if you’re interested. Send your sorority, school and contact info to Hurry get on our Fall calendar to make sure your sisters are stylish for the school year!


    ITP Paints Chatham Pink

    Posted on July 13, 2009 in More Fun by | 1 comment

    This past weekend In the Pink on Main Street in Chatham, MA celebrated Lilly’s 50th Jubilee! We took over the front lawn with vintage garments enticing vacationers to stop inside and try on something new…no one was leaving empty handed! As the day progressed we served cupcakes and cocktails and danced to the bandstand music across the street. It was a good old fashioned New England weekend complimented perfectly by pink! Stop by Mashpee Commons as the Retrospective and the Lilly Jeep travel up-cape for another party this Saturday!

    Here Fishy Fishy

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    Found this..totally adoreable whether it’s for the kids’ bathtime or for mom’s relaxing escape. It’s always important to add those little unexpected elements to life. Plus- having this guy in the drain is MUCH better than the real deal haha… Cheers and Happy Bubbles!

    We are back in the juice business, at least for a little while!

    Posted on July 10, 2009 in More Fun by | 1 comment

    Who will find it first?  You could win the dress of your choice!  Go to for contest details!