Janie’s Summer Beach Reads!

Posted on July 22, 2010 in More Fun by | 3 comments

We asked Janie what she likes to read in the summer, there is nothing better than catching some rays and enjoying a good read… tap into your inner bookworm Lilly Lovers!

Hi Friends!

Believe it or not…in addition to designing and being a fabulous MOM…I read constantly. I come a from a big family of readers…we just tear through them and pass them on! When I am traveling I bring at least 2 books…scared that I could finish one and be BOOKLESS for a flight. Purgatory sounds like more fun.

Soooo, I have been reading some pretty racy things this summer. I will tell you all about them. In addition there are just STAPLE amazing summer reads. A little juicy. Maybe some glamorous people, in glamorous places, doing glamorous things. I love a little candy coated history…throw in a dash of chic-lit and your summer is complete. Here’s my list…and please, please, please tell me your fav’s, I will go get them!

Glamorous people doing glamorous things…

The Gold Coast by Nelson Demille

The pages are on fire as you turn them. Modern version of The Great Gatsby. TDF. Takes place in the Hamptons…really…what could be more glamorous than that!

Chic lit..

CLEARLY anything by Candace Bushnell. I just tore through The Carrie Diaries which I KNOW is for teens…but hey, buy it and share it with your babysitter. There is no age limit on this – fun for all!

History-ish…fiction but seems ‘real’. This is for all of you that loved The Help (which I adored…I grew-up in Georgia and related to a lot of the book, very good!)

The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

Takes place 1800′s in the height of slavery. A glimpse into life on a plantation. Really good.

Adventure! We have that…

The White Rhino Hotel by Bartle Bull

I stole this from the description:  Bull’s novel is a steamy adventure filled with lust, villains, heroes, and antiheroes. The plot focuses on an ensemble of colonists and natives as they struggle to survive in a Kenya opened up to British veterans in 1919. Most of the action centers around Anton Rider, a gypsy from England.

So let’s recap…steamy adventure, lust, a gypsy. AHHH. Sounds fabulous right! It is.

Travel…always fun to read a book that transports you. In this case to Provence, so lovely!

A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle

I have actually read all of his books and you should too, but start here. I just grabbed his latest The Vintage Caper and will let you know how it is.

You can ALWAYS throw in some classics, like Valley of the Dolls or ANYTHING by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I adore every book he wrote because they are soooo incredibly CHIC!

Wait, almost forgot racy. Don’t read this is you can’t handle it and don’t get mad at me if you don’t like it…

Sugarbabe: The Controversial Story of a Woman in Search of a Sugardaddy

I’m just saying…summer is for racy page-turners right?!?!?!?

For all you bathing beauties who need a little help “focusing” on the beach we have adorable printed Sun Readers now! If you need ‘em these are TDF. Sunglasses and readers combined.. did I mention the limited Lilly prints?! They’re available in 3 strengths (1.5, 2.0, and 2.5) Call your local Lilly store to order now… or you can comment on my post with your favorite book and you’ll be entered to win a pair for free!

Well, now you have me dreaming of reading my book on the boat soaking in some rays (ps I will be wearing sunscreen thanks to my LOVE Mary Lane in Winter Park who sent me a goodie package after the memorial day burn! Thank you ML!xx). I will also be wearing my Lilly Pulitzer aviators. I adore them. They have been though a lot with me. They are a little scratched because I abuse them TERRIBLY but I just can’t move onto another pair, I love them too much. Probably a hat to protect my newly colors (uuuuber blonde!) hair. The white regan over a bikini. Skinny Mckims in gold.

Regan Maxi Dress Solid

THIS IS THE GOOD LIFE!!!!!  Oh wait, I have to work now. IT WILL BE THE GOOD LIFE THIS WEEKEND!  Sending tons of love!

xx,  Janie


Posted on July 22nd, 2010 at 6:00pm

Oh my, I need those Lilly Readers! My favorite book of all time is Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, but the best book I’ve read so far this summer is Linda Grant’s The Thoughtful Dresser!


Mary Lane

Posted on August 1st, 2010 at 5:21pm

Janie, you always wear it SO well and I knew a little sunscreen would help!
LOVE Fall!



Posted on August 4th, 2010 at 11:06pm

I LOVE the Shopaholic series. Her fascination with a scarf at the beginning of the first book reminds me of when I purchased the Daiquiri Pink Grand scale scarf and then began thinking about the Shorely Blue Grandscale scarf…..which of course I HAD to buy because I LOVE this pattern so much and I can always use another scarf…….they ARE so versatile. Except now I can’t help but think about the cute Panda tote bag………hmmmm……
I also am enjoying Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert and am dreaming of wearing my Lilly to these wonderful destinations………….