A Philly Lilly Warehouse Sale Weekend!

Posted on November 17, 2011 in More Fun by | 3 comments

Our friends here in Philly put together an AH-MAZING list of 30 Lillyfied things to do in Philly this holiday.  Coincidentally, (not at all, actually) we have a VERY GOOD reason for you to visit Philly in December – the Lilly Warehouse Sale!  So obviously the number 1 thing on your list is to SHOP LIKE A CRAZY PERSON but number 2 and 3 and 4 and 5 and 6?  Well how about eat, drink, spa, sight see and brunch?? We’re pree-ty sure we know our Lilly Lovers and we think a Philly Lilly Warehouse Sale weekend sounds like a girlfriends getaway worth planning.  So have a looksie and share this list with your bestie!


From Lilly Pulitzer’s King of Prussia location, Philadelphia is only a 30-minute drive away, meaning Warehouse Sale visitors can pack even more into their visits. Thanks to an easy-to-navigate grid layout, the city (like some boots) is made for walking—or cabbing. Check out the suggestions below for great trip ideas, and for even more, go to (official visitor site) and (insider blog).

Fabulous Food
1. Escape the chilly air and cozy up inside Bistrot La Minette, a charming and authentic French bistro with Chef Peter Woolsey, who studied at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, and his wife Peggy, who hails from Dijon, at the helm. 6th & Bainbridge Streets
2. If your whole table agrees, order the reasonably priced and filling tasting menu at Old City’s Zahav, where James Beard Award-winner Mochael Solomonov serves up authentic and delicious Israeli food. 237 St. James Place
3. Throw a party for your taste buds with a visit to Iron Chef Jose Garces’ Chifa. The blend of Latin and Asian cuisines is both flavorful and memorable, as are the wine, beer and cocktail lists. 707 Chestnut Street
4. Do as Philadelphians do and BYOB—bring your own bottle. Pick up your favorite wine from a state store and bring your appetite to one of the city’s hundreds of BYOB restaurants: Lolita, a BYOT where guests pour tequila in their fruity margarita mixes; Kanella, a Greek spot that will have you planning a trip to the isles; Pumpkin, a small American restaurant that’s big on local ingredients; Mr. Martino’s Trattoria, perfect for that South Philly Italian you’ve heard so much about; or Koo Zee Doo, a family-style Portuguese eatery in the trendy Northern Liberties neighborhood. (Hint: BYOBs are known for their cash-only policies, so call before you dine.)

Read More

In the Guest House with Rebecca Byrd of Palm Avenue

Posted on November 16, 2011 in More Fun by | 2 comments

Each & every store in our family of Signature Stores has a unique history… but today, we’re happy to share the very unique & inspiring story of Rebecca Byrd, owner of Palm Avenue.  Rebecca & her husband have a brood of 4 beautiful children who live a happy & typical life in Greensboro. But the story of how they came to be a family of 4 is not so typical.  Hear from Rebecca and stick around for the end where you can find out how to buy a custom designed Murfee to benefit the cause Rebecca & her family now hold very close to their hearts- we think you’ll see why…

I joined Jane Stephens and her group from Amani Foundation for a “vision/mission” trip to Kenya in 2006. My sister Claire and my brother Frank joined me on my travels. Our goal was simply to be educated on the plight of orphans in Kenya due to famine, AIDS, and tribal conflicts – upon our return, we planned to share our stories to benefit the cause. 

Read More

Store of the Week – Bloomingdale’s 59th Street

Posted on November 14, 2011 in More Fun by | Comment

Come Find Us!
59th Street & Lexington Avenue – Between 59th & 60th
New York, NY 10022
Connect with Bloomingdale’s online and on Facebook!

Lilly Pulitzer LOVES Bloomingdale’s and we couldn’t think of a better marriage of brands since we’ve joined forces many years ago. Our flagship Lilly store is located at Bloomingdale’s 59th street on Lexington Avenue between 59th and 60th. We love bringing color to New York and our new space on the 3rd floor always stands out – just as you would expect from Lilly!

One of the things that is so special about Lilly at Bloomingdale’s is the excellent customer service we offer. We have trained at Bloomingdale’s specialists and personal shoppers who together, can help you find the perfect ensemble for every occasion! We recently moved our floor space on the third floor and are now located on the left side from the escalator neighboring our friends Kate Spade and Rachel Roy.

We have a lot of exciting events taking place for the holiday season – just last week we partnered with the New York Junior League to celebrate Lilly Pulitzer’s birthday. We always have beautiful gifts with purchase that our customers love (like the ones from Lilly’s birthday last week!).  Lilly loves to make her customers smile and will continue to delight her with new events all the time! (check back in the beginning of December for another one!)

Please stop by our shop at 59th Street for a personal consultation with our fabulous specialist Jessica, who’s sure to make you look and feel beautiful!  Our store hours are Monday- Saturday from 10am – 8:30pm, Sunday 11am-7pm. And as the holidays approach, please stop by to see our festive window displays – they’re sure to put you in the holiday spirit!

Packing – Vacation Anticipation!

Posted on November 11, 2011 in More Fun by | Comment

Oh how we love packing for our Resort destinations.  Sure- we take ten times longer than the Mr. but finding brunch and lunch, shop & bop, wine and dine outfits for days on end, is a duty we don’t endure- we ADORE!  We imagine how each outfit will look as we partake in the leisure activities we have planned. Each ensemble requires a test, a try, a head tilt, a twirl before it goes into the totally-taking-this pile (which is toweringly tall because over-packing is just how we do it!)  Imagine you’re vacation bound – which Lilly filled suitcase screams “so long!” to you??

1. Mounds of Minnies: Minnie McKim / Little Lilly Shift / Sand Bar Bikini / Little Cassie Knit Dress

2. Colorful Cassie: McKim Sandal / Trophy Polo / Lana Top / Cassie Top / Coral Siesta Cuff / Coral Siesta Necklace

3. Perfect Paley: Resort Chic Wedge / Opening Night Clutch / Paley Cardigan / Carded ID Wristlet

4. Glam Galore: Resort Chic Wedge / McKim Sandal / Upscale Bangle / Fit to be Tied Belt

5. Magical Murfee: Murfee Scarves

A Day of Celebration!

Posted on November 10, 2011 in More Fun by | Comment

Store of the Week – Pink Narcissus

Posted on November 7, 2011 in More Fun by | Comment

Pink Narcissus, run by two Tallahassee natives, Laura Steen and Juli Downs,  just opened this past May as an “official” Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store.  Of course, as one of Tallahassee’s premier boutiques, Narcissus had carried Lilly for 15 years before finally deciding to open as a Signature Store. And the timing couldn’t have been better.  They were just in time for graduations of all ages!  Here’s a little more from Laura…

Come Find Us:
1350 Market St.
Tallahassee, FL. 32312
Store Hours:
Monday-Saturday 10-7, Sunday 12-5
Visit us online and Like us on Facebook!

My Lilly Story: Our original store, Narcissus, carried Lilly Pulitzer for 15 years which is where I fell in LOVE with everything Lilly! Now I get to share my love and knowledge of the resort chic lifestyle with my own customers at Pink Narcissus.

We love being located in Tallahassee. It’s absolutely the perfect blend of families and college kids making for fun days & party nights! And another reason to love Tallahassee?? They voted Pink Narcissus as the “Best of Tallahassee” for  “Best New Business,” “Best Women’s Clothing Store” and “Best Kids Clothing Store”!  We were very excited about that & know Tallahassee is excited about getting Lillyfied!

Read More

Sweater Weather!

Posted on November 4, 2011 in More Fun by | Comment

1. Shere Wrap 2. Tootsie Sweater Wrap 3. Connell Sweater 4. Shere Sweater Coat

We admit it – we like cashmere. Can you blame us??  It’s warm, it’s cozy and in these styles- it’s adorable!   The Shere is a staple, wrapped or worn, and we’re absolutely loooving the new, oh-so-clever, Tootsie wrap! It’s a wrap without the fuss! (seriously- the Tootsie is genius in Cashmere)  And be sure to introduce your skinny jeans to the Connell – they’ll be cold weather BFFs!

Whichever sweater you choose, you’ll wow in warmth!

In the Guest House with Kathryn Deane, Author of “Bermuda”

Posted on November 2, 2011 in More Fun by | Comment

When Kathryn M. Deane, long-time Lilly Lover and co-author of “Bermuda“, approached us about doing some events at our Lilly stores to promote her new book, it was a quick “Yes, of course!!” How could we resist helping spread the word about a book that talks about one of our favorite Resort destinations all while giving 100% of the proceeds back to the island through 4 wonderful organizations?!? (well exactly, we couldn’t!!)  Of course we wanted to know a little bit more about Kathryn & what inspired her to write the book (and just how she got Michael Douglas to write the foreward!) so we invited her into our Guest House to fill us in!  Here’s a bit more from Kathryn…

1. What do you love most about Bermuda and why did you choose to do a book about the island?

To me, Bermuda is such a timeless place. I see photos of my parents sailing on their honeymoon in Bermuda in the 1950s. I remember exploring the island with my brothers and sisters in the 1960s and 1970s and bringing my children there in the 1990s. And now they are in college and love to come to the island to be with their family and friends. Bermuda has an enduring beauty both in the beaches and the water and in the life and vibrant culture. That’s what we tried to capture in the book—how Bermuda is such a great community made up of extraordinary people. It’s a place that truly has it all and the photographs we put in the book show how much there is to do and see there. There are incredible artists, business people, politicians, visitors & locals, museum curators, children & families, and scientists, all going about their lives in this place of breathtaking natural beauty.

Read More

Store of the Week – C. Orrico Naples

Posted on October 31, 2011 in More Fun by | 1 comment

To say that C. Orrico Naples is a bit of a fairy tale place to shop for Lilly is not a stretch & stepping foot inside this store will surely make you feel a little like a princess- a Lilly princess, that is. The Orrico Sisters know their treasure of a store will delight Lilly Lovers & anyone who lives a Lilly lifestyle!

Come find us!
255 13th Avenue S.
Naples, FL 34103
Check us out online & on Facebook!

The Start
Our Naples gem of a store came to life in November 2001 – we had finally become bi-coastal. We are tucked in a beautiful spot- a street off of the famous Third avenue in historic Naples. The old world charm of this quaint section of town has now been lit with the pink and green flame. The C. Orrico Naples Signature Store was the first to carry the entire lifestyle line in all of Naples and the west coast of Florida. Being the pioneer store in that area we have grown to be quite an established destination.

The Look

Read More

Resort 2011 – A Glam Start to a New Year in Lilly!

Posted on October 25, 2011 in More Fun by | Comment

The start of the Resort season is a big deal around here.  See… it’s in our DNA as a brand- we were born into the Resort lifestyle so we absolutely cherish this time of year.  It signals the best times in life with family & friends – it’s ageless, effortless and colorful (of course, Lilly kind of invented that part of it)  And while everyone else starts their year in Spring, of course we start ours with Resort.  Would it make sense any other way?!?

The best part of  starting a new year is kicking off a new, fun theme.  Our theme this year is “Lilly in Bloom.“  Each season, which also has it’s own guiding theme, we’ll be tipping our hat to the colorful florals that make us all so happy (and look so darn pret-ty!)  Resort 2011 starts us off with “Jungle Glam.” 

Our theme (read: obsession) is resort chic gone Jungle Glam.  It’s all about colors that make you smile, dresses that FORCE you to stay out all night, and sweaters that demand to be stacked, then gifted, restacked… but never regifted.  Tunics are a girl’s best friend because they are worn over teeny bikinis, over jeans, over resort white pants, over EVERYTHING!  Prints are clutch-your-stomach, make-your-eyes-pop, have-to-have frenzied! And tinsel (aka: big baubles!!) should be hung from everything!

Our cheeks are pink with the glow of an all-out, jungle-glam, lilly-filled EXCESSIVE holiday!!  Resort product hits store shelves and online FRIDAY!