Went for a swim with our friends’ dogs today and then off to meet up for a boat ride out to a small “island” beach. Took the boat out of a Lilly summertime-mecca of sorts. (If you know this town you will understand. ) Nearly scorched my feet off trekking over the sand but dominated in a game of Frisbee to make up for it. The seals seemed very interested in the bright colors of my Lilly swim suit. A late afternoon cocktail on a rooftop deck at The Pearl overlooking the harbor and the best food on earth..oysters….
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This week Rhianna asked our lovely interns: If you could give every Lilly Lover in the world one item in our stores now, what would it be and why?
See what they answered!
After taking in some gorgeous work at the The Picasso Museum, (when you visit here this place is not to be missed) I could not help but notice I was sporting my Sherman Tunic in blue and white embroidery ( see I told you I’ve been wearing it non-stop)… While Picasso’s blue period was desperate and sad, Lilly’s blue periods are always a refreshing break from the pinks and greens…
Speaking of Lilly’s blue periods, I’m currently sitting poolside in my minnies “elefrance” shift, an oldie but goodie. We’ve hopped from on to another locale since I last checked in, and i’m sipping Rose as I type. I actually think it makes me more productive and should consider incorporating into my daily routine.
Beyond my shift, hands down, my favorite travel companion is Stefan, my sister’s boyfriend. Stef is hosting us at his family’s house. He and his family may actually rival Lilly herself for the title ‘hostess with the mostess’. Stef’s been leading us by bike throughout the lazy streets of this little village, every now and then pointing out the best pastry shop or the divey-est local bar. Last night, we had the most incredible Confit de Canard, whipped up by Stef’s grandmother Nicole. Adorable is an understatement, Nicole is everything one would expect out of a fabulous grand-mere, impecably stylish, an incredible cook and so gracious and welcoming. I’ve already offered to move in and be her servant.
The atmosphere reminds me a bit of Lilly’s house in Palm Beach… The door is always open, the dress code always entails bare feet and every hour is happy hour!
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Our time here has been flying, with most activities centered around great meals… Dinner reservations start at 11pm over here, making our ressies in NYC seem like the geriatric special… To prepare for the cuisine, I’ve been watching Mario Batali and our girl Gwyneth Paltrow’s program on the Food Network. An impeccable chef AND guest designer for Lilly Pulitzer…is there anything Gwynie can’t do?
My travels have provided the perfect opportunity to test drive some new styles from Lilly. I’ve literally been living in my Sherman tunic dress, and now (proudly or embarassingly, however you want to describe it) own it in 3 different prints. It was perfect for a jam packed day of sightseeing and earned extra credit as the sun set for cocktails.
We spent the afternoon today touring a certain someone’s world famous Gardens… as it happens, a part of this town is owned by friends of LP, The Count and Countess de Lesseps. Small world! Is anyone else thinking that the Real Housewives Global would be mildly entertaining?
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