Photo Credit (Hammacher Schlemmer.com)
Having just received my new shipment of Resort ’08 goodies, I caught myself daydreaming over something I saw on the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog a few years back. Due to overwhelming popularity this thingy actually sold out. For a mere $91,000 what water baby could resist the coolest clubhouse on the high seas? This 150 sq ft. self sustaining ( IT HAS AC!) room can house 2 people in a king size bed, a bathroom, and mini bar for added luxe. The top is surrounded by a wrap around deck perfect to master that healthy glow.
When someone actually manages to get one of these please invite me over so I can take some legit pics. Grazi!
Ps: This can be towed by a boat so you can island hop!!
(Photo credit: thefoodsection.com)
It’s getting to be entertaining season and oysters better be on your guest list. It is said oysters are best eaten in months that end in “r”- making them perfect for the holidays. If you can’t handle the heat of tabasco and want to class-it-up past cocktail sauce try champagne-vinegar mignonette. Found this recipe on epicurious. (*If youre not ready for raw oysters you can prepare per recipe.)
Good Luck & Happy Shucking!
- 2 teaspoons Champagne vinegar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped shallot
- Pinch of coarsely ground black pepper
- Pinch of sugar
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
Stir together vinegar, shallot, pepper, and sugar and let stand 30 minutes.
Now, here at Lilly Pulitzer, we know a thing or two about eccentric people in Florida (we were kind of started by one)… When I found this online today I knew I had to share.
This man built a castle of coral in his yard, AT NIGHT so no one could see. The hunks of coral are too heavy for the normal man to lift so it seems this is sort of a mystery. No joke, the article actually says his neighbors claim he “levitated the blocks, some weighing 30 tons”. Read more here.
Just finished a movie with the bf, and thought I would share this with you all. I remembered that I saw this on SwissMiss blog about a month ago- she finds the coolest stuff! I’ve always wondered what to do with those extra tabs once I open up my DVDs from Netflix ; )
Here’s the link to Netflix Oragami. I heart craft time. And movie date nights.
Since I know you’re all thirsting for some more juice on the Parsons event, Joanna- ”The Jubilee Extraodinaire” sent this to share…
“Anyone who’s anyone was out on the town last night in celebration of Lilly Pulitzer’s 50th Anniversary Jubilee! A downtown meets uptown crowd packed the Sheila Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. Fashion press, fashion trade and fashion fans were spilling onto the sidewalk clamoring to see the anniversary retrospective, which was unveiled at the event. The chaotic crowds at the front door would have made even Gossip Girl proud!
In true Lilly fashion, the room glowed in bright pink light, highlighting a vintage collection from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. Lifelong Lilly supporters like Wendy Vanderbilt and Holly Dunlap mixed and mingled with downtown types like Justin Tranter, front man of rock band Semi Precious Weapons. In similar contrast, comfort foods like mini pigs in a blanket and grilled cheese, all Lilly favorites, were passed on sliver platters. Guests sipped PINK! champagne by Yellowglen Vineyards and pink “Lillies” provided by Hendrick’s Gin. as the Alex Donner Orchestra provided show stopping tunes on a limited edition Lilly Pulitzer piano from Steinway & Sons (would you expect anything less?!).
As Lilly herself likes to say, “every hour is happy hour”… Amongst a happy crowd and happy clothes, that was certainly the mood last night.”
Hi all! Just checking in from the studio on the West Side in NYC. We’re finishing up the Summer Catalog today. Make sure you’re on the mailing list for this one. The clothes are so fab the models are begging to take them home!!!
We kicked off our 50th Jubilee celebration last night at Parsons New School of Design in NYC. We had over 700 rsvps- yikes! The exhibit showcased our vintage retrospective collection that is full of Lilly originals that are to-die-for. The whole evening was incredible. If you want to be a part of this nationwide party be sure to stay tuned so you don’t get left off the guest list!!
Above: The view from 5th Ave -FIERCE.
Just wrapping up the last day of shooting in sunny Miami Beach. The Summer 2009 photo shoot was amazing!! We did have a close encounter in the hotel with a Lilly Lover who attacked us in the elevator when we were bringing the racks down… nothing a little neosporin couldn’t cure.
Here’s a sneak peak of the jeep on the beach- you didn’t actually think I’d post a pic where you could see the clothes did you? haha. They’ll be hitting stores in April, maybe I’ll post a better sneak later this week…
Hope everyone has a spooky, thrill-filled Halloween today! Just for fun I thought I’d throw on some pics from our company pumpkin contest. Boo!
** Incase you’re wondering who won- it was the munchkins- *cough* my department *cough*