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Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store Salebration!

Posted on June 22, 2011 in More Fun by | 7 comments

We’re happy to tell you that some of our family of Signature Stores are running a 2-day savings event! Visit your favorite participating store or website* June 23-24 to see what kind of fabulousness is still available!

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Store of the Week – The Pink Crab

Posted on June 20, 2011 in More Fun by | 7 comments

Come find us!

16 Market Space
Annapolis, MD 21401
Store hours- Monday – Saturday 10-6 Sunday 11-6
Connect with us Online and on Facebook!

Owner’s Names: Steve and Margaret Smith

A little history from us: We started buying Lilly product for one of our other stores, Wilmington Country Store, in Greenville, DE in the late 1990’s. WCS was actually one of the first stores to carry Lilly Pulitzer after it was relaunched- we’ve loved Lilly since the early days! We decided to open our Annapolis store dedicated completely to Lilly Pulitzer and opened The Pink Crab in 2002.

Our favorite Lilly Story: Steve fondly recalls a memory of a Lilly buying trip from the early days…We were all in Palm Beach to buy for an upcoming season and Lilly Pulitzer (Yes, the REAL LILLY, pinch me now!) hosted a party at her house for us. Not only was the house TDF, the party was amazing! Of course things got a bit carried away, as they usually do when the Lilly group is involved. A big group of people ended up jumping in Lilly’s pool- fully clothed in their favorite Lilly’s! We knew then and there that this was a group that liked to have the kind of fun that we did!

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Garnet Hill Dorm Room Chic Bedding Giveaway!

Posted on June 17, 2011 in More Fun by | 4 comments

Enter to win!

My 1st year dorm room at UVA was a labor of Lilly Love. I was determined to have a dorm room outfitted in Lilly. Problem was, it wasn’t currently being made! I had to track down all the pieces I needed/wanted (shhh…on eBay)….and finding 15 different bedding items in the same pattern is a chore! But, where there’s a will, there’s a way!

LUCKY FOR YOU, you won’t have to do that! Garnet Hill has an amazing line of Lilly bedding! Even better, we are doing a Garnet Hill Bedding Giveaway- perfect for a Lilly Lover’s dorm room! See below for all the amazing details…Let’s just say, I am pink and green with envy!
~JC, Marketing Intern

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Easy Breezy Summer Style

Posted on June 15, 2011 in More Fun by | 1 comment

We asked Abraham– “What are your favorite easy, summer dresses?” He was quick to answer with these 2 picks!:

Esmeralda is a great throw-on style! Similar to our Nettie, it combines woven and jersey fabrications great for a summer day out and about or a swim cover up!

See it in: Worth Blue Holiday SeersuckerClassic White Regatta EmbroideryBeach Club Blue Take Me Away

Flor is an easy pull-on dress. Dress her down or dress her up for a fun day or a flirty night out!

See it in: Bright Navy Hot FunShorely Blue On the Half ShellClassic White Fallin’ in LoveBright Navy RibbitMulti Jumping the Line

June Pack for Paradise

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

ENTER TO WIN!

Located under the always-sunny skies of the Kohala Coast on Hawaii’s Big Island, Hilton Waikoloa Village, a 62-acre Pacific playground on the Waikoloa Beach Resort, is an alluring destination unto itself. From dolphin encounters in the on-property Dolphin Quest lagoon and snorkeling with tropical fish and rare green sea turtles in the private ocean-fed lagoon to relishing in savory dishes created from Big Island ingredients at nine on-property restaurants and indulging in island-inspired treatments at the Kohala Spa, guests can explore, relax and pamper without ever leaving the resort property.

Hilton Waikoloa Village and Waikoloa Beach Resort are gateways to cultural immersion, engaging travelers in the area’s rich history through Hawaiian experiences, stories and cuisine. From hula dancing and ukulele lessons to storytelling under the stars and the Legends of the Pacific Luau, Waikoloa Beach Resort offers ways for vacationers to become a part of the Hawaiian cultural experience.

Guests of the Big Island will experience once-in-a-lifetime adventure as they hike through lava fields on the rim and in the crater of Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano, climb to the snow covered peak of Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, discover some of the world’s rarest life forms as the Big Island hosts 11 of the world’s 13 climates and houses 1,660 species of flowering plants and 45 species of birds found nowhere else on Earth and zipline over some of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls including Akaka Falls.

For more information about Hilton Waikoloa Village, visit www.hiltonwaikoloavillage.com or call 1-800-HILTONS.

Click here to enter the June Pack for Paradise!

Store of the Week – Mint Julep

Posted on June 13, 2011 in More Fun by | 2 comments

When in Atlanta, Lilly fans beeline it to Mint Julep. Mint Julep is located in the prestigious Peachtree Battle shopping center in the heart of Buckhead- home to many high-end boutiques and lunch spots. So gals, grab a girlfriend a make a day out of it!

Mint Julep opened its doors seven years ago in Alpharetta, moved into Buckhead onto Pharr Road in 2007 and has been in their “forever” spot in Peachtree Battle since August 2010.

Owner, Elizabeth Meredith has deep roots with Lilly Pulitzer. Back in 1999, when Lilly was launching its comeback, Elizabeth worked on the wholesale side as the Southeastern sales rep. “I loved the company and the core values of the Lilly brand so instead of hanging up my pink and green when I started a family in 2003, I became an entrepreneur and opened my own Signature Store.  It is a fun perspective, to have been on both sides, and it certainly makes selecting the right mix of merchandise even easier!”

The girls at Mint Julep… Teri, Maggie, Kate, Tracy, Merelise and Annie, hope to see you in the store soon! (or find us online or on Facebook!)

Lilly Pulitzer Furniture – Janie’s Favs!

Posted on June 10, 2011 in More Fun by | 3 comments

June is a BIG month for us. Of course, it’s Lilly Lover Days & the warehouse sale, which are big all on their own but what’s extra special about June this year??  The Lilly Pulitzer furniture collection launches!!!  You all have been patiently waiting while we’ve teased you with yummy pics of our happy, happy furniture line and now we’re happy to say- let the ordering begin!

Right now, product can be ordered online through Neiman Marcus and Horchow or through Palm Avenue, Raleigh (phone orders taken at 919-828-2980) Later this summer the line will also be available on lillypulitzer.com

It just so happens that this is a big month for Janie too – she’s moving!!  So of course we wanted to know which Lilly Pulitzer pieces she would be filling her new home with (we think the timing is more than a coincidence!)  Here’s the list of must-haves she wanted to share:

1. Marisol Jewelry Chest (MSRP $1,699) …because I collect vintage jewelry, I may need 6 of these!!
2. Tessa Chair (Custom Upholstery $$ determined by fabric) …Neeeed this (is THIS print)!! The perfect, chic, accent chair to flank my white sofa!
3. Boulevard Arm chair in Salmon Pink (MSRP $649) …these WILL be at either end of my dining room table. Pink lacquer is TDF and if you are going pink, you have to go Lilly!
4. Aster Writing Desk (MSRP $1,699) …eeee can’t choose white or mahogany. Love them both!!!!!
5. Tangiers bedroom collection (MSRP $899 – $2,999) …want it ALL. This collection is inspiring me to redo my bedroom. In white- modern but old school palm beach at the same time.

Adding Color to the 2011 Devon Horse Show!

Posted on June 8, 2011 in More Fun by | Comment

Lilly Pulitzer was back and better than ever at the Devon Horse Show last week! We’re almost positive our friends in Devon posted “Lilly or Louder” on the attire for the races…or so you would have thought! Mom’s, grandmoms and children of all ages turned out for the oldest horse show in the country wearing some of their favorite Lilly’s…and we were there to see it!

Last Wednesday, Lilly Pulitzer sponsored a hat contest, followed by a sit down ladies luncheon for over 200 guests. We had beautiful, warm weather (and by warm we mean 90 degrees warm) but even the heat didn’t stop some of the Main Line’s loyal Lilly fans from coming out and dressing to the nines in their favorite looks from our Spring and Summer 2011 collection. The day began at 11:30 where guests and hat design contestants were encouraged to make the most Lillyesque inspired Derby hats and parade in front of a panel of judges. Members from Lilly corporate chose a first, second, and third place winner, awarding a tote filled with goodies to the winning hat. (what a tough decision that was!)  These contestants weren’t joking around…dressed head to toe in Lilly footwear, dresses, jewelry…and then creating a Lilly inspired hat…they had the total package!

And our fun didn’t end there. Following the hat contest, we hosted a very Lilly lunch in the gazebo. The set up was beautiful (if we do say so ourselves)…Lilly printed tablecloths adorned each table, printed Lilly Chinese lanterns hung from the ceiling, along with Lifeguard press reusable shoppers for the first 100 ladies that arrived to the luncheon! Guests enjoyed a catered lunch, courtesy of our friends at the Devon Horse show, and settled in after their meals for an informal fashion show of our Summer 2011 collection. Janie was on site to MC the show and speak to some of the fun print stories behind our summer clothes. The hot hot heat didn’t stop our Lilly models (both Minnies and Moms!) from strutting their stuff down the runway and throughout the grounds at the horse show. Luncheon guests were able to chat with the models about each of the looks, get a feel for the clothes, and write down some of their favorite styles on a Run of Show list, detailing each look. We’ll admit, we were glad when it was over so that we could get back inside near the AC!

A big thank you goes out to our King Of Prussia and Ardmore store staff and the retail team for all of their help, we couldn’t have done it without you!

Beautiful photography by Brenda Carpenter Photography

Store of the Week – Life’s a Beach

Posted on June 6, 2011 in More Fun by | 2 comments

There are so many things about this week’s Store of the Week that embody the Lilly spirit- the waterfront location, the beautiful & colorful store, the pink & green oversized “critter” out front of their store (you’ll just have to visit to find out what we mean by that!),  the energetic & fabulous store staff and even their store name- Life’s A Beach!  And who can argue with that?!

Come find us!
The Waterfront Shops
1240 Duck Rd,
Duck, NC – Outer Banks
Store hours- 9:30am – 9pm, 7 days a week in-season!

Find us online, visit our blog, Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter – we’re everywhere you are!

Our store history: Life’s A Beach first opened their doors in 2001, nestled into a small space in the northern Outer Banks Beach town of Corolla. The store was starting to grow out of its space, when an opening became available in the Water Front Shops in Duck. Life’s A Beach owners Mary & Brendan Magner, soon made the move southward to open in its current location overlooking the beautiful waters of the Currituck Sound. After an expansion, and other renovations over the years, Life’s A Beach continues to be THE one stop shop for all your Resort Chic needs on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

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Pink Palace Summer Interns!

Posted on June 3, 2011 in More Fun by | 4 comments

We pine all year long for the arrival of our summer interns and I am HAP-PPPYY to say that they’ve arrived!!  (most of them, that is)  Our summer interns always bring a lot of sunshine, smiles and energy to an already colorful Pink Palace so we love, love, love when they start!  They might just be interns but we have them working on some preeety cool stuff (and no, we don’t consider getting coffee for people cool) :) but it’s no cake walk either.  (though I think we’ve had cake twice already since they’ve been here. I digress…)  The bottom line is we are so excited to have them here, they’re excited to be here and we hope to share some of their experiences with you here on the blog!  Welcome to our interns!!!……….

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