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.)



Posted on December 8th, 2009 at 8:36pm

We can’t wait to see you Janie! xoxo, C.Orrico



Posted on December 12th, 2009 at 3:37am

hi ,i want to make frinds with you ,i do think that you live a wonderful life ,see the photo , i love it very much in deed.
looking forward your repaly ! thank you


Susan Hill

Posted on December 19th, 2009 at 11:50pm

I am sooooo sorry not to be travelling with you… are my perfect travel companion……I am just getting back from Sea Island, Georgia……stayed at the Cloister – Oh My!!!! What a perfect southern hotel….all the amenities and next time I will try the spa……might move in if my husband lets me. Check out Cloister Collection if you happen to be there – they have such a great selection of Lilly!

Anyway – snowing like crazy in Pennsylvania now that I am home and I am drinking hot chocolate maybe tomorrow make great snow men! Just in time for Santa to arrive!

Anyway, the tale of the Murfee Scarves continue – everywhere I go, they are sold out – hurry and get them right now….just bought 4 more for just me! I am worth it, right? Okay, maybe I will give one to my Mom – with her Main Sail Fleece Jacket in Lilly’s Pink….she is just so cute!


Beth Dunn

Posted on December 21st, 2009 at 11:50am

I live for PB! My cousin was just at the 4Cs there. Staying in lux hotels is a total love of mine too. Enjoy! xoxo



Janice Gibson

Posted on January 8th, 2010 at 7:14am

Oh no Missy…I love fancy hotels and room service. I love the Gardens Mall Bloomies. I love C. Orricco. These are a few of my favorite things! I have become such a hotel, food, and shopping snob! I can’t help it.