Tonight marks the first of four evenings in June that Lilly Pulitzer will be hosting “Cocktails in the Garden” at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens with a dress code of “Lilly or Louder.” (the first 50 guests dressed in Lilly will receive a special gift bag!) June’s theme, “Hydrangeas & Honeybees,” will make for a beautiful cocktail party that includes a DJ, chef demos in their Edible Garden, and cultural performances. The event includes a specialty cocktail and dinner available at the MetroFresh cafe.
Shop Sailor’s Valentine (in pink AND blue!)
1. What inspired this print?
My husband Jack & I (yes, THAT Jack) always love visiting the beach every summer. It reminds me of when I was a little girl. We love to collect shells on the beach and go antiquing at the shops in the little beach towns. The ornate shell art that we’ve found in the vintage shops and the shells we have collected from our walks on the beach, were my inspiration for the Sailor’s Valentine print. I thought configuring the shells into a pretty pattern would make for a wonderful and fresh looking print for our Summer Collection that our girl would absolutely love!
2. How did you come up with its name?
Sailor’s Valentines are seashell mosaics that were created by sailor’s in the late 1800′s from the shell treasures he collected during his journey at sea as a gesture of love to their sweetheart.