“A Sea Change” With Ocean Conservancy

Posted on December 21, 2009 in More Fun by | 1 comment

Good Morning! We hope everyone is having a wonderful Holiday season thus far! We can’t wait to hear about your plans and adventures. Today we thought we’d reflect for a moment about why our Resort line is so special to us this year. Vikki Spruill the CEO of Ocean Conservancy wrote in to tell us just a little bit more about what she does and why she loves Lilly! Enjoy and come in to “sea” the collection soon! (couldn’t resist that one)

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Janie Flys South

Posted on December 8, 2009 in More Fun by | 5 comments

I have been on the best TRIP EVER. There is so much to tell you about that I am going to have to break it up. This is how it will roll…

TODAY I am going to chat about my hotel and how much I worship staying in fancy hotels.
TOMORROW I will gush about the Palm Beach Gardens Bloomies and the PB ZOO.

Then I will go on and on about our visit to Santa in the PB Gardens mall and our vist to the Lilly store.
Right after that a full installment on vintage shopping in PB and a wonderful visit to C. Oricco.
THEN, if I haven’t decided to move to Florida permanently I will write about my vist to our newly decorated Boca Raton store that is TDF.

OK, HOTEL. Not to be spoiled but…maybe I am a teeny tiny bit spoiled when it comes to hotels. Admittedly, when I was in boarding school, the Ritz in Boston was my “Eloise moment.” I would take the train into Boston and check into the Ritz on Newbury Street. My Dad would fly in but I would aaaalways get there first and order:

hot chocolate
humongo bowl of clam chowdah (love ya boston)
a virgin (wink wink) bloody mary
a cheeseburger

Hmmm, had QUITE a stomach ache after that. My Dad would come off the elevator and be able to find my room from the room service tray (and the techno beat as I had a rager with my friends and almost got us kicked out of the hotel. HOLLA!)

ANYWHO, I am Miss Hotel. I love room service more than life. I have lovingly passed this passion/genetic predisposition onto my daughters and we are all more than happy to MOVE in to a hotel for the weekend and only visit the spa, watch millions of movies and order tray after tray of room service…

So THIS WEEKEND, I have been staying at The Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa, just north of Palm Beach. LOVELY. It was newly acquired and revamped by Marriott and is 5-star all the way. My idea of heaven.

It just so happens that we are doing a pretty insane PACK FOR PARADISE promotion that, if you haven’t read about it already, please please please get your head out of the clouds and get on this. Ladies! Lilly Lovers! This is right up our alley. NOT TO BE MISSED. You see, it’s a weekend getaway giveaway (say that 5 times fast) to a new fabulous resort every single month for a whole year! So put it in your calendar now to pop into the Lilly Pulitzer store or your favorite Via Shop and enter for these each month. December’s Paradise: Four Seasons Palm Beach…one my favorite places on earth, amazing for a trip with the kids but even better for a retreat without.

NOW…EEEVERY once in awhile you’ll find an extra chance to getaway with one of our department store friends who will send you to a different exclusive resort paradise…today I’ll tell you about one of those chances. It’s the incredible Marco Island Florida Resort & Spa also by Marriott. Judging by the stay I am having at Singer Island, we have outdone ourselves with this prize! YAY. ENTER. You can find this at many participating Dillard’s doors around the country so check with yours to see if they are one. Must enter before the end of the year. I want a full report on the spa-ing and the room service EXCESS. Please feel free to invite me as your plus one. (I’m not kidding.)