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We’re buzzing about this print!

Posted on July 13, 2011 in Inspiration by | Comment

The print team was in love with the honeybee and snuck them into a handful of prints this summer, including Take It Higher in Jade Green & Bright Navy. You might be saying to yourself, “What’s to celebrate about this annoying insect that interrupts my lazy afternoons sipping sweet tea on my porch?” Well funny you should ask…

The bee has a lot of symbolism & mythology surrounding it.  We love that bees, the hive specifically, symbolizes what’s great about community and how working together brings great results.  How very practical. Buuuut… we might be a teensy more drawn to the Queen Bee because she symbolizes regalness and royalty.  (and isn’t it just timely with our visit from Kate & Wills?!)  Or maybe you’re more the astute type and would appreciate that wearing bees may make you look smarter because they’re also a symbol of knowledge & intelligence.

We’re certainly not experts on bees (unless googling makes people experts!) but we just think they’re plain sweet.  We hope you do too!

Store of the Week – The Pink Palm

Posted on July 11, 2011 in More Fun by | 4 comments

This week, Mary Osiason, owner of The Pink Palm in Tampa, shares her pride of being one of the first Signature Stores to open in Florida almost 10 years ago!

Come find us!
Store address: 1532 S. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, Florida
Phone: 813-259-9780
Store hours: Monday-Saturday 10-6
Check us out online and on Facebook!

A Little Bit about us – Opening The Pink Palm in Spring of 2002 was a dream come true!  I love all the ladies who work with me; Johanna, Dee, Cindy, Brianna and Darby! Of course I may play favorites to my daughter, Rachel (pictured in some of the store photos) who also works at the store. My wonderful husband oversees the financial end of the business and Teddy, our Wheaten Terrier, is a customer (and our!) favorite.  Since opening, we have brightened the lives of many Tampa Bay Ladies and Girls.

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Not Everyone Likes to Chill Out

Posted on July 7, 2011 in More Fun by | 2 comments

Yes, it is July and yes, it is ninety degrees outside so why, oh why are we talking about sweaters?!? Because doesn’t it seem, no matter how hot it is outside, headed indoors = freezing by way of over-airconditioning??  So that friends, is why we want you to cozy up with Lilly this summer so you’re not chilled out.

Our Connell Sweater is the perfect wrap sweater for throwing on when you’re lunching with the ladies, shopping, or just running errands. (seriously- why are grocery stores so fafafa-reeezing?!?!)  Expect to see a lot of this fav sweater in fall and resort too!

Besides stashing an armload of candy in your oversized Docksider tote (we won’t tell if you don’t!), grabbing our Clara Sweater to throw over top of your oh-so-adorable Lilly dress is an absolute MUST if you’re headed to the movies this summer.  It also makes the perfect accessory when you grab a bite to eat after the movie and inevitably sit right.below.the.huge.vent. (is it just me that manages to do that every time?)

Our Savana Shawl- not a sweater, now is it?  No, but it is the PERFECT Wedding accessory.  It takes you from church to ceremony in a breeze! (pun intended- couldn’t help myself)  It’s perfectly packable too- roll it up in your purse, leave it in the back seat of your car or keep it folded over your chair at work.  (the only place it won’t really fit is in your date’s pocket with your keys, phone, lipgloss & drivers license- get a purse already!)

After all, nobody likes a cold shoulder ;)

In the Guest House with Joyce and Nicki of Macaroni Kid

Posted on July 6, 2011 in More Fun by | 1 comment

We always like to bring fun and interesting folks into our Guest House to have a little chat. Today we have the lovely ladies from Macaroni Kid. We’re suckers for entrepreneurial women (can you blame us??) especially those that hail from chic spots, like the Hamptons. So today, we introduce Joyce & Nicki, two well-connected, beach-loving Hamptonite moms and long-time best friends who concocted a fabulous idea over a bottle of wine one night in 2009… (coincidentally, a lot of Lilly ideas start that way too!)

Why did you start Macaroni Kid?

We saw a need in our small and seasonal community, to spread the word about the latest and greatest news, family activities and events that were always happening in our fun town. We always thought “I wish I had known about that!” So, we piloted a hyper-local free e-newsletter covering everything from story time at the Bridgehampton Library to kite flying on Cooper’s beach; the newest ice cream hot spot off 27 and of course, the Summer sale at Lilly in East Hampton. Apparently we weren’t the only moms in town craving this info because the response was overwhelming. Macaroni Kid was born!

How has Macaroni Kid grown so fast?

As we said, the response was overwhelming and pretty soon, all of our friends wanted in. (Lilly knows all about the power of friendship & business building!) Although the two of us are still loving life and publishing right in the Hamptons, Macaroni Kid is now in 370 communities across the country and we’re growing at a rate of 15% a month! We now have hundreds of “Publisher Moms” in local communities nationwide helping parents answer the question “What are we going to do today?!”

Tell us a little bit about life in the Hamptons as the original Macaroni Moms:

It’s hard not to feel the Lilly love around here! In fact, shopping in East Hampton is one of our favorite Saturday afternoon activities, along with heading to the CMEE Museum or Candy Kitchen in Bridgehampton (where Nicki got her 1st job back in high school!) Of course, the fabulous restaurants (we love B. Smiths and Suki Zuki) aren’t torture either. But as much as we love mingling at Hampton hotspots, we also appreciate the less-inhabited areas, like Scott Cameron and Road D Beaches, the hiking trails in the winter, and our own backyards for a good-old barbeque, just the kids and the dogs!  We’re just ordinary moms with extraordinary friends – friends who have helped us turn Macaroni Kid into an amazing, nationwide community.

We’re proud to partner with these supermoms and their Lilly Lover friends across the country with a $400 Lilly Pulitzer giveaway! Just “like” Macaroni Kid on Facebook and check out the “Macaroni Kid Wants to Know” tab to be entered!  We love that these ladies never gave up on their great idea, rallied their friends to build their business and that they absolutely live a colorful life!

Store of the Week – Village Palm

Posted on July 5, 2011 in More Fun by | 3 comments

Come find us!
17110 Kercheval Avenue in the Village of Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Store hours- Monday-Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-5:30, Sunday 12-4
Check us out Online or on Facebook!

Owner Sarah Thompson-Kreisler is here to tell you why customers drive all the way from Canada to get their Lilly fix from her!

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