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Party Time Trunk Show Style

Posted on July 27, 2011 in More Fun by | 1 comment

Oh how we love the entrepreneurial woman.  How could we not?  We’d be nowhere if it wasn’t for one young woman with a flair for fashion, a bevvy of stylish & fabulous friends, a way with entertaining and trouble sitting still.  In fact, that combination has added up to some incredibly successful brands we all know and love (like this one, this one, and this one) & some brands & ladies we’re just now falling in love with. (like this one, this one, & this one)

And the way that each & every one of them started their business was to roll up their sleeves & get working – working on getting their product in front of friends who would ultimately fall in love with their brand and spread the word.  And that’s where Lilly comes in.  We throw a mean party- this you know. We loooove to meet new, cool, stylish people- also not a surprise.  But did you know we love to host those parties, with those peeps, in our stores?  Well now you do!

We call them “Trunk Shows” but like much of what we do, they’re just another excuse to have a party.  If you’re an entrepreneur and would like to host a Trunk Show at one of our corporate retail stores, let us know!  We’d love to play host to your fancy friends and help you get the word out about your baby. (because when it’s your business, it’s your baby!)

Find a Lilly Pulitzer store closest to you and contact us at sociallyyours@lillypulitzer.com to get this party started!

Store of the Week – In The Pink

Posted on July 25, 2011 in More Fun by | 2 comments

We ventured north to the Cape & Islands of Massachusetts to feature the six In the Pink Signature Stores that serve their Summering customers on the islands and their year ’round customers looking for some warmth & color in the northern chill of Winter.

Visit In The Pink!
5 South Water Street, Nantucket, MA
133 Newbury Street, Boston, MA
33 Main Street, Edgartown, MA (Martha’s Vineyard)
483 Main Street, Chatham, MA
18 Market Street (Mashpee Commons), Mashpee, MA
199 Main Street, Falmouth, MA
Shop with them online and join them on Facebook and Twitter!

A little background: In The Pink was founded by Gordon and Sandra Russell in 1997. They opened their first store on Nantucket, becoming the nation’s first Lilly Pulitzer® Signature Store. Since the initial opening of the Nantucket location, In The Pink has grown to six locations in Massachusetts and has become one of the nation’s largest Lilly Pulitzer retailers.

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Polo Perfect!

Posted on July 21, 2011 in More Fun by | 1 comment

POLOS. The perfect summer staple, they are a MUST in every closet…and Lilly has 5 fabulous styles in HOT summer colors that will make you look (& feel) COOL!  The question is, what’s the diff & which one’s for you??

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In the Guest House with Bettina Alonso of Oceana

Posted on July 20, 2011 in More Fun by | 1 comment

As we get closer & closer to our Hamptons Splash event, we thought it would be the perfect time to play host to Oceana’s Vice President for Global Development, Bettina Alonso.  Lilly prints are constantly inspired by the sea, sand & sun and we love the good work Oceana does to preserve our Lilly Lover’s playground! We also have a special place in our hearts for marine wildlife and even the gorgeous coral so many of them live in – what’s not to love?! (well maybe these- we don’t love them so much)  We’ve asked Bettina to fill us in on what Oceana is up to in hopes it will convince you to support them by coming to our event on July 30th!

What are the mission and goals of Oceana?

Oceana is the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation. Our teams of scientists, lawyers, and economists advocate for specific and concrete policy changes on an international scale that tackle issues like pollution, and preventing the irreversible collapse of fish population, marine mammals, and key habitats. We have a track record of securing tangible victories for the oceans all around the world.

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July Pack for Paradise

Posted on July 18, 2011 in More Fun by | Comment

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Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort offers one of the most complete resort experiences in North America and was voted the #1 Resort by readers of Emerald Coast Magazine. Sandestin is a 2,400-acre destination for all seasons and for all ages. The resort invites guests to enter a world with 30 charming neighborhoods from the beach to the bay, featuring 1,400 condominiums, villas, town homes and a wide variety of hotel accommodations. A member of Beaches of South Walton, Sandestin features more than seven miles of sugar-white sand beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a fitness center and spa, a full service Marina. Plus, the Village of Baytowne Wharf, a pedestrian village features boutique shops, casual and fine dining restaurants and nightlife.

Sandestin is also home of Barefoot Princess, the original Northwest Florida Gulf Coast Lilly Pulitzer signature store. Barefoot Princess is located in Sandestin’s charming Village of Baytowne Wharf.

For more information on the resort and overnight accommodations, call 1-866-91-BEACH or visit www.sandestin.com.

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Store of the Week – The Pink Paddock

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Lilly Lovers do NOT be confused.  This week’s Store of the Week is in Saratoga Springs, NEW YORK which is no where near Sarasota, Florida :) I mean, we understand why, by default, our minds go south when we think Lilly but where, oh where, do you think the New York polo lovers & socialites get their Lilly??  You guessed it- The Pink Paddock!  Find out more about the owners & their adorable shop in Lilly’s childhood summertime town!

Come find us!
358 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
Store hours- Mon-Wed 10-6, Thurs-Sat 10-8, Sun 11-5
Connect with us on Facebook and look out for us on site, every match of the season, at Whitney Field, home of Saratoga Polo!

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Summer Blues

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Store of the Week – The Pink Palm

Posted on July 11, 2011 in More Fun by | 4 comments

This week, Mary Osiason, owner of The Pink Palm in Tampa, shares her pride of being one of the first Signature Stores to open in Florida almost 10 years ago!

Come find us!
Store address: 1532 S. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, Florida
Phone: 813-259-9780
Store hours: Monday-Saturday 10-6
Check us out online and on Facebook!

A Little Bit about us – Opening The Pink Palm in Spring of 2002 was a dream come true!  I love all the ladies who work with me; Johanna, Dee, Cindy, Brianna and Darby! Of course I may play favorites to my daughter, Rachel (pictured in some of the store photos) who also works at the store. My wonderful husband oversees the financial end of the business and Teddy, our Wheaten Terrier, is a customer (and our!) favorite.  Since opening, we have brightened the lives of many Tampa Bay Ladies and Girls.

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Not Everyone Likes to Chill Out

Posted on July 7, 2011 in More Fun by | 2 comments

Yes, it is July and yes, it is ninety degrees outside so why, oh why are we talking about sweaters?!? Because doesn’t it seem, no matter how hot it is outside, headed indoors = freezing by way of over-airconditioning??  So that friends, is why we want you to cozy up with Lilly this summer so you’re not chilled out.

Our Connell Sweater is the perfect wrap sweater for throwing on when you’re lunching with the ladies, shopping, or just running errands. (seriously- why are grocery stores so fafafa-reeezing?!?!)  Expect to see a lot of this fav sweater in fall and resort too!

Besides stashing an armload of candy in your oversized Docksider tote (we won’t tell if you don’t!), grabbing our Clara Sweater to throw over top of your oh-so-adorable Lilly dress is an absolute MUST if you’re headed to the movies this summer.  It also makes the perfect accessory when you grab a bite to eat after the movie and inevitably sit right.below.the.huge.vent. (is it just me that manages to do that every time?)

Our Savana Shawl- not a sweater, now is it?  No, but it is the PERFECT Wedding accessory.  It takes you from church to ceremony in a breeze! (pun intended- couldn’t help myself)  It’s perfectly packable too- roll it up in your purse, leave it in the back seat of your car or keep it folded over your chair at work.  (the only place it won’t really fit is in your date’s pocket with your keys, phone, lipgloss & drivers license- get a purse already!)

After all, nobody likes a cold shoulder ;)

In the Guest House with Joyce and Nicki of Macaroni Kid

Posted on July 6, 2011 in More Fun by | 1 comment

We always like to bring fun and interesting folks into our Guest House to have a little chat. Today we have the lovely ladies from Macaroni Kid. We’re suckers for entrepreneurial women (can you blame us??) especially those that hail from chic spots, like the Hamptons. So today, we introduce Joyce & Nicki, two well-connected, beach-loving Hamptonite moms and long-time best friends who concocted a fabulous idea over a bottle of wine one night in 2009… (coincidentally, a lot of Lilly ideas start that way too!)

Why did you start Macaroni Kid?

We saw a need in our small and seasonal community, to spread the word about the latest and greatest news, family activities and events that were always happening in our fun town. We always thought “I wish I had known about that!” So, we piloted a hyper-local free e-newsletter covering everything from story time at the Bridgehampton Library to kite flying on Cooper’s beach; the newest ice cream hot spot off 27 and of course, the Summer sale at Lilly in East Hampton. Apparently we weren’t the only moms in town craving this info because the response was overwhelming. Macaroni Kid was born!

How has Macaroni Kid grown so fast?

As we said, the response was overwhelming and pretty soon, all of our friends wanted in. (Lilly knows all about the power of friendship & business building!) Although the two of us are still loving life and publishing right in the Hamptons, Macaroni Kid is now in 370 communities across the country and we’re growing at a rate of 15% a month! We now have hundreds of “Publisher Moms” in local communities nationwide helping parents answer the question “What are we going to do today?!”

Tell us a little bit about life in the Hamptons as the original Macaroni Moms:

It’s hard not to feel the Lilly love around here! In fact, shopping in East Hampton is one of our favorite Saturday afternoon activities, along with heading to the CMEE Museum or Candy Kitchen in Bridgehampton (where Nicki got her 1st job back in high school!) Of course, the fabulous restaurants (we love B. Smiths and Suki Zuki) aren’t torture either. But as much as we love mingling at Hampton hotspots, we also appreciate the less-inhabited areas, like Scott Cameron and Road D Beaches, the hiking trails in the winter, and our own backyards for a good-old barbeque, just the kids and the dogs!  We’re just ordinary moms with extraordinary friends – friends who have helped us turn Macaroni Kid into an amazing, nationwide community.

We’re proud to partner with these supermoms and their Lilly Lover friends across the country with a $400 Lilly Pulitzer giveaway! Just “like” Macaroni Kid on Facebook and check out the “Macaroni Kid Wants to Know” tab to be entered!  We love that these ladies never gave up on their great idea, rallied their friends to build their business and that they absolutely live a colorful life!