This time last week, 20 of us were rolling into work after a really
tough fun weekend in South Carolina for the 80th Anniversary of the Carolina Cup! The Lilly team flew in to Columbia, SC on Friday, meeting up at Pink Sorbet, one of the event sponsors, for a Carolina Cup shopping event. There were lots of last-minute shoppers looking for the perfect cup dress, matching bow ties for their beaus and a big ol’ hat to top off their look. They munched on adorable (and yummy!) cookies, had some lemonade, got some kisses from the store mascot and most were smart enough to pick up a Lilly-printed umbrella for the forecasted showers that awaited us. The Lilly team headed to dinner, gorged on pizza, and took guesses on which dress would “win” the Carolina Cup. A few of us grabbed some dessert at the YogHut on campus and headed back to our hotels for some last-minute preparations.
The Lilly team met at 6:30am in the lobby of our hotel & sleepily headed to Starbucks to get our day started. Needless to say, our Lilly-clad, 20 deep group got some looks (because let’s admit it- we looked super cute!!) but we grabbed out lattes, put on our boots and hopped in our cars to start the 45 minute caravan to Camden, SC for the day’s festivities! We pulled into the gates and descended on our tent to start the set up. The chilly, wet weather couldn’t dampen the fun as we blew up balloons, set out boxes (and boxes and boxes) of animal crackers and koozies and set up shop for our soon-to-be mobbed tent. The sprinkles didn’t keep people away for long – very soon after the gates opened, college girls (and their beaus) hailing from USC, Clemson, UNC, Duke, Furman, App State, and Davidson (just to name a few), made a bee-line to our tent, determined not to miss the Lilly freebies, a chance to talk to our designers, getting their pictures taken by our VERY excited team and watching (and entering to win!) a Lilly printed canvas come to life- painted by our Print Designer, Ashley. What they didn’t know, was we were making a video to capture the fun and Lilly-ness that IS the Carolina Cup. Check out this quick video that captures the spirit & energy of our girls at this festive event!
We had an absolute BLAST!! We were blown away by all the Lilly love and will practice our cooler dancing for 2013! Thanks for being great hosts, welcoming us with open arms and we promise to see you next year!