Your mom, your nana, your granndmother, your daughter- they are all one-of-a-kinds. No one can hold a candle to the person who has done so much for you in your life, inspired you every single day and made you feel like you will always have someone in your corner. Last year, we asked you to tell us about that woman and the stories we received absolutely melted our hearts. We’re looking for your stories (and pictures!) again this year but this time, we want to celebrate your mom’s (or grandmom’s, daughter’s, great-grandmother’s) uniqueness. You know, she’s just got that thing- that something special that just makes her an ORIGINAL- a one-of-a-kind; just like a Lilly print.
And that is why we want to honor her with a one-of-a-kind, original piece of Lilly artwork! Our print designers created this amazing, original oil painting (4 feet by 6 feet!) for our 2011 Spring catalog and so many of you asked about it that we couldn’t wait to give it to one of you. But we couldn’t just give it to anyone – it has to be the one person, the one story, that absolutely melts our heart- just like you did last year.
So tell us, who will you be celebrating this Mother’s Day? And tell us why she’s an original. Does Lilly bring you together- help you cross the generational divide? Well we can’t wait to send you (or her) this piece of original artwork from Lilly. And a prize from Lilly wouldn’t be complete without something Lilly to wear so we’re throwing in a gift card as well!
Here are the prizes:
Grand Prize: Original, 4′ x 6′ “Lilet” print oil painting canvas and a $250 gift card to lillypulitzer.com.
2nd Prize: Lilly Pulitzer clutch and a $100 gift card to lillypulitzer.com.
Submit your oh-my-melt-your-heart-what-else-can-I-say story and pictures here.
And since there are only 2 winners, you might want a back up plan. Full giveaway rules available here.
In 1987, Ira and Marion Moore bought a little specialty shop on Sea Island, Georgia. Being located next to the Cloister, a world renowned five star resort, the shop was fittingly named the Cloister Collection. In May of 1994, a second Cloister Collection was opened in the Shops of Sea Island located on Saint Simons Island. This shop has become one of the twenty Lilly Pulitzer Premier Signature Shops in the country. The last thing you’d expect to find at a strip mall in a small coastal town, as stated in the March 2011 edition of Coastal Living Magazine.
The Cloister Collection is located in the Shops of Sea Island at 600 Sea Island Road Suite 13 on Saint Simons Island, Georgia. The store is open Monday thru Saturday 10:00-5: 30 pm or you can book an exclusive after-hours shopping event for you and your guests. You can visit our website, (which is currently under construction but bookmark it and come back!) or find us on Facebook.
Posted on April 29, 2011 in More Fun
Today we are featuring Gordon Russell, Owner of “In the Pink,” a collection of Lilly Pulitzer Signatures Stores across New England, here in our Guest House. We’re so excited to feature Gordon, pictured above with one of his sons, because he’s doing some amazing work to support MitoAction and we’re proudly partnering with him and MitoAction for their upcoming, 2nd annual Sandra K. Russell Derby Day benefit. Sadly, Gordon lost his wife, Sandra who was also his business partner, after she battled with mitochondrial disease. At Lilly Pulitzer, we lead a colorful life, and COLORFUL takes on a lot of meaning in our world. Sandra, a long-time Lilly lover, set a wonderful example for so many in leading a colorful life, reminding us how color can be therapeutic in all of our lives. Gordon has since joined MitoAction as a board member and gratefully gives his time and energy to support this wonderful organization who helps families like his. And of course, we’re happy to spread the word about the great things Gordon and MitoAction are doing and get the word out about their upcoming Derby Day (buy tickets here!) to honor Sandra and raise awareness and funds for MitoAction. Here is Gordon to tell us a little bit about how this all got started…
Posted on April 28, 2011 in More Fun
Ah yes, the event of the decade (as some are saying) has arrived and if you work in a Pink Palace, you can’t help but get excited!! And sure, a Royal Wedding is something to get excited about but let’s be honest, we’re suckers for love and marriage- royal or not! Tomorrow’s noble nuptials are a very good excuse opportunity for us to talk about all things wedding- how about YOUR wedding?? You’re always sharing your own fun, beautiful and inspiring wedding photos so why not let your photos WIN you something?!?
We think this restored antique Parigine chair is befitting a Princess and since a one Ms. Kate Middleton will likely have a wedding present or two to spare, we want to share this gift with YOU instead! Here’s how you can win:
Posted on April 27, 2011 in More Fun
Lilly Pulitzer has been helping Lilly Lovers lead a more colorful life for over 50 years. Last week was no exception. In partnership with our friends at the Make a Wish Foundation, Lilly Pulitzer welcomed 6 year old aspiring Fashion Designer, Kylee, for a magical visit to the Pink Palace. Kylee and her family joined us for a day of print, painting, designing…and of course SHOPPING!
Posted on April 25, 2011 in More Fun
This week we’re headed to the deep south where The Pink Door staff’s warm and welcoming southern drawl is backed up by their customer service and family-friendly store…
Once upon a time there was a little girl who wanted to have a pretty dress, just like the one her mommy wore. So, her mom brought her to The Pink Door in the heart of Memphis, where they met the store’s owner, Mimi Taylor, and Mimi’s daughter, Semmes Humphreys, the Store Manager. After trying on several Lilly dresses, the little girl emerged from the dressing room and proclaimed, “I like this one, Mommy, because it reminds me of you.”
“Press #1 to hear about our newest fashions” is something you will never hear when contacting The Pink Door. Our focus is on that little girl, her mom, and on customer service, whether on the telephone,online or in person. We know our customers quite well and our employees are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about all things Lilly! We often host special events at our store to introduce our customers to the latest Lilly fashions and accessories. Many ladies love to come in with their girls (of all ages) to dress them in the latest Lilly. And for the “littlest ones” who need to be entertained while Mom shops, we even have a toy box stuffed with toys just for them.
The Pink Door is located at 4615 Poplar Avenue in the popular and upscale Laurelwood Collection Shopping Center. Come visit us anytime in person, on our website or on our facebook page and we’ll help you find something that reminds you of how much fun Lilly can be!
1.Colorwheel 2.& 3.Butterflies 4.Blue eggs
We love anything printed and are particularly fond of this collection pulled by our talented graphic artist. Have you dyed or decorated any yet? Make sure you send us your favorites! Wishing you a wonderful weekend filled with lots of Lilly. Spring is finally here!
Posted on April 21, 2011 in More Fun
This week we are so proud to host Molly Andrews in our Guest House. Molly is the creator of Chairloom, a local Main Line design service that specialises in the reinvention of antique furniture by reupholstering pieces with fun, fresh fabrics. We love her creative vision, her passion for reusing and reinventing and her childhood memories of Lilly clothing. She used to watch her Lilly clad grandmother rescue injured pelicans with her bare hands and walk them gently to the vet. Now that’s a woman to be admired! With Earth Day this Friday we thought her story was the perfect focus. A few weeks back, we gave Molly some of our left over Summer 2011 fabric, she provided a chair that she found while sifting through a thrift store and we headed to her upholsterer. It was amazing to watch the chair’s transformation. Upholstery is a true art and now one of our lucky readers will be the proud owner of the finished product. Entry details will follow soon but in the meantime check out our q&a to learn more about Molly Andrews and Chairloom.
Posted on April 18, 2011 in More Fun
Back to the islands we go for our Store of the Week- this time it’s Boca Grande! The beautiful island of Boca Grande, FL is home to The Palm on Park, a small shop is a small town- both with great big hearts! They admit their store isn’t a “lets-just-stop-by” kinda place but after reading this and seeing their Lilly pink nightly sunsets (pictured above), you’ll definitely want to drive out of your way to say hello and shop with these ladies!
Location: 444 4th Street, Boca Grande, FL
Store Hours: 9am-5pm Monday through Saturday, year round!
Find them online or connect with them on Facebook
A little background… Our store owner is Jennifer Burch and I’m Kris, Boyden- the store manager. We were one of the first accounts to sign up with Brad & Scott when they bought Lilly from Lilly! The brand never went out of fashion here- ladies were always trying to find it- mostly in thrift stores at the time. When the brand started up again, we started growing with it! We started in a little corner of Ariel LTD and quickly outgrew that spot, moving into a separate store thus becoming “The Palm on Park” in 1998. We are now selling to our fifth generation of Lilly lovers!!! More than one grandmother reports to us, after picking up their visiting grandkids from the airport, the first question the little ones ask is “When can we go to the Lilly store???? We want to go to the pink and green store!!!!!” It’s such an honor for us to be a part of their yearly family traditions.