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Panda Express!

Posted on February 4, 2010 in More Fun by | 1 comment

FedEx Express is donating their services to transport two of America’s Giant Pandas back to China today. Per a contract with China regarding the loaning of their parents to the zoos these two must be returned to live in China and help further grow the panda population.

Mei Lan a 3 year-old female born in Atlanta and Tai Shan a 4 and a half year-old male born at the Smithsonian Zoo in Washington, DC will be flying in style today as they set off on a fourteen and a half hour flight from DC to Chengdu, China.  (On a custom-decaled plane no less!)

Mei Lan

Tai Shan as a baby! So cute!

The pandas will be transported to the airplane by FedEx trucks in specially designed travel containers. They will also have caretakers making the journey alongside them. Once in China Mei Lan will be going to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Pandas Breeding and Tai Shan will be headed for the China Wildlife Conservation Association’s Nature Reserve in Sichuan.

We wish them both safe travels and a happy new life in China. They will be missed dearly!!

We’re Back In Bethesda!

Posted on February 2, 2010 in More Fun by | 1 comment

Oh how we’ve missed you all!! We’ve been so busy these past few weeks and the time has flown by!

We just had to stop in and share how excited we are about the new store opening of  Pink Palm in Bethesda, MD! Owner Lizanne Jeveret has done an amazing job with the space transforming it into a beautiful Lilly oasis.

They officially opened their doors yesterday to a crowd of Lilly Lovers who couldn’t wait to welcome Lilly back to the area.  Pink Palm has an outstanding location on the Shops on Bethesda Row (right across from the Apple Store!) Come stop by and meet store manager Amber, she’ll be happy to help you. The new Spring prints and colors are sure to cure any case of the winter blues…we promise!

Pink Palm Bethesda

4867 Bethesda Avenue

Phone: (301) 913-9191

Open:  Monday- Saturday 10am-7pm

Sunday 12pm-5pm

Lizanne and her husband David also own Pink Palm locations in Charlottesville, VA, Mclean, VA and Richmond, VA.  All absolute stops on any Lilly Lover road trip.

If you or anyone you know is interested in joining the Lilly family by opening your own store please don’t hesitate to contact us!

We’d love to hear from you at viashopinquiry@lillypulitzer.com

Sweet Dreams Are Made Of These…

Posted on January 12, 2010 in More Fun by | 2 comments

Janie could not wait until tomorrow to tell you about the Garnet Hill new bedding collection so here’s your sneak peak! (We’re having some issues with adding images so check our Facebook Page for a special new album!) Read More

American Red Cross Beach Bash!

Posted on January 4, 2010 in More Fun by | 1 comment

Greetings from Palm Beach and Happy 2010!

We just couldn’t wait until New Year’s Eve to uncork the champagne and bring in the band! On Wednesday, December 30th (yes, New Year’s Eve’s Eve) Lilly Pulitzer celebrated the wonderful work of the American Red Cross at The Beach Club, in Palm Beach. Guests were greeted with “Pink Lilly” cocktails and fire dancers (why not!), and were even offered the opportunity to pose with real live mermaids, upon entering the ocean-side   venue (yes mermaids are real in our world). The dress code for the “Beach Bash” was Lilly or Louder, and guests did not disappoint! From well worn and long loved, vintage Lilly’s to beaded chiffon maxi dresses from our current collection, the clothes were clearly the hit of the evening! We want to thank our friends at the American Red Cross for all their amazing work and dedication!

Wish you were there? Now you can relive every moment! Later this week we’ll be posting video footage from event along with tons of party pics. We’re even going to play a little game of “Who Wore It Best” and you get to vote!

Fear not, if you were unable to attend this ahh-mazing Palm Beach event we’ve got another one headed your way the end of this week. Lilly Pulitzer’s grandson Christopher Pulitzer Leidy will be wowing the Palm Beach Gardens Lilly Pulitzer store with his breathtaking under water photography.  See our facebook event section for all the details!! Hope to see you there.

Xx

“A Sea Change” With Ocean Conservancy

Posted on December 21, 2009 in More Fun by | 1 comment

Good Morning! We hope everyone is having a wonderful Holiday season thus far! We can’t wait to hear about your plans and adventures. Today we thought we’d reflect for a moment about why our Resort line is so special to us this year. Vikki Spruill the CEO of Ocean Conservancy wrote in to tell us just a little bit more about what she does and why she loves Lilly! Enjoy and come in to “sea” the collection soon! (couldn’t resist that one)

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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.)

xx

Tis’ The Season…Finally!

Posted on November 30, 2009 in More Fun by | 2 comments

We L-O-V-E the holidays over here at LPHQ and are thrilled they have finally arrived! We have come out of our turkey coma and can’t wait to start decorating! We have all of our lovely Via  Shop friends flying in the next couple of weeks and you can bet that Pat will have the tree up and dazzling us all in no time. For now, here’s Janie, getting in the Christmas spirit and checking in and say hello to everyone!

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Shopafrolic!

Posted on November 17, 2009 in More Fun by | 4 comments

I love words. I love tongue twisters and a play on words. I love funny and nice and happy. I love shopping. LIFE IS SO GOOD WHEN EVERYTHING YOU LOVE comes together.
I got a call from my friend Jane…and before I tell you what she said I have to give you the 411 on Jane. WOW IS JANE CHIC. I aspire to look like Jane, dress like Jane, have witty cocktail conversation like Jane, be creative like Jane. OK, I know it sounds a little stalker-ish, but I promise if you met her you would want to be like her too. Jane is a graphic designer with ON RECORD, the best taste e-v-e-r. Her apartment was COMPLETETY decorated by Jonathan Adler whom I also worship in a weird stalker way. LOOK AT HER FOYER…

(pic courtesy of jonathanadler.com)
Doesn’t that make you want to move-in immediately!

Jane is not alone in this world. Not only does she have a lovely husband (funny and easy to be around) and kids…she has a sister. And they are BFFS. JUST SO YOU KNOW, Jane’s sister is the very famous maternity designer Liz Lange. I am not making this up. As you know, Liz was an editor at Vogue, launched a maternity line that EVERYONE wore and is now the premier maternity designer for Target. Good taste clearly runs in this family.
SOOOOOOO, back to what Jane said.
SHE SAID…Janie we have a new project!!!!!!!!!!! It is a web site called Shopafrolic and it handpicks the coolest and the most fashionable (no matter the price high or LOW) things IN THE WORLD. Edits the vast universe of style FOR YOU. These two sisters are in the stores, on-line, at events…they can buy off the rack or design themselves…and BOY do they know how to pick winners.

On their blog you will get the latest in ‘fashion finds’. You will get the best feedback from them (yes, you can write in!) on your fashion conundrums. And my faaaavorite part are their fashion tips! Some of the most notable…

Shopafrolic: treat every color as a neutral and never worry about what goes with what
Janie at Lilly: as the design director at Lilly Pulitzer I want eeeveryone to shout this to themselves when they look at their closet…color rules!
Shopafrolic: wear white all year long
Janie at Lilly: this is almost a duh but needs to be said again and again, forget any old rules that are holding you back!
Shopafrolic: wear open toed strappy shoes all year long
Janie at Lilly: especially if they are completely over the top
Shopafrolic: when in doubt go for the bold and the gold
Janie at Lilly: YES, Jane and Liz. I knew I adored you. EXCESS is awesome. We are kindred spirits.

And the best…
Shopafrolic: never forget that you are beautiful and you are worth it, because you are!
Janie at Lilly: I second that!!!!!

So, please all you Lilly lovers, please meet my friends Jane and Liz and become bff’s with Shopafrolic!

Pack Your Bags For Paradise…It’s On Us!

Posted on November 13, 2009 in More Fun by | 3 comments

Alright, with a name like “Pack for Paradise” who would NOT want to get in on this. Pack for P-A-R-A-D-I-S-E. YOUR SUNPASS to SUN_DELICIOUS and SUN_CHIC resorts world wide. Heaven. Heaven. Heaven.

Starting NOW, Lilly Pulitzer is offering YOU and one guest a chance to escape to paradise ALL YEAR LONG!! Lilly Pulitzer will shine its’ pink spotlight on one resort property each month, November 2009 through November of 2010, offering customers the chance to enter to win a trip for TWO to a luxe (that means posh, tdf and everything fabulous in the world) resort destination. Stop what you are doing, DROP EVERYTHING and run to the nearest Lilly Pulitzer store or Via Shop to enter… no purchase necessary!

Prize packages include:
2 day, 3 night stay for one winner and one guest.
Junior suite on resort property
Breakfast included (yum)
Roundtrip airfare

…and much much more!

OHHH, that means surprises form us like…
A 10,000 Islands guided Wave Runner tour for two off Marco Island or a swim with the dolphins courtesy of the Kahala Hotel & Resort. Sounds pretty INSANE RIGHT. We said DROP EVERYTHING didn’t we?

Here’s a sneak peek at some of our Resort partners for the next year:

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort to provide: Naples, Florida
Four Seasons Resort: Palm Beach, Florida
Tucker’s Point Resort & Spa: Hamilton Parish, Bermuda
Sanctuary Cap Cana Golf & Spa: Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

Stayed tuned and visit your nearest Lilly Pulitzer retailer ASAP! The next winner could be lucky lucky lucky YOU.

A Crowning Glory

Posted on November 10, 2009 in More Fun by | 1 comment

This week we have lots to celebrate but we are especially proud to be celebrating The Princess Project. A non-profit organization dedicated to giving young girls the opportunity to have an amazing prom night and feel like a true princess. We asked them to share some details about their mission so here you go!

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