Pink. The Color of the Year. Our Color Everyday.

Posted on February 7, 2011 in More Fun by | 3 comments

All week long, we’re celebrating our most favorite color….which OF COURSE is PINK! We do have love affairs with other colors but it’s safe to say pink is our most “committed relationship.” So now you’re thinking, doesn’t Lilly celebrate pink every day? Well obviously we do. But it’s not just the heart shaped holiday around the corner prompting us to celebrate pink even more this week- actually it’s the recognition our good friends at Pantone gave pink when they announced the selection of Honeysuckle Pink as the 2011 Color of the Year. We couldn’t be more thrilled that they are telling the world what we’ve known for years; the color pink is known to lift spirits, instill confidence and even elevate our psyche. And Honeysuckle Pink just happens to bear a veeeery close resemblance to one of our longtime favorites, Hotty Pink.

Janie Schoenborn, Lilly Pulitzer Print Design Director, will tell you “Pink simply makes the world a better place. Whether you are dipped in it, wrapped in it or just using it as an accent…painting your house pink…painting your nails pink…dying your poodle pink…eating pink lemonade ice cream…or watching Pretty In Pink. There is no color quite like it. It has put a smile on our face for over 50 years being Lilly Pulitzer. Makes 2011 look like a pretty fun year!”

Oh, and yes it is true, we DO work in a pink building. We’re literally surrounding ourselves in pink and we feel pretty happy, confident, powerful and courageous every day!

February Pack for Paradise

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** This giveaway just got cooler! SM Bradford Co, the Lilly Pulitzer signature store located in Hilton Head Island, will be treating this Pack for Paradise winner (and their guest) like a rockstars!  SM Bradford will host the winner(s) in their store for a private shopping experience complete with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and some Lilly Pulitzer goodies!  As if winning the getaway wasn’t enough- we’ve just sweetened the deal!  Be sure to enter now! **

Lilly Pulitzer wants to send you on one of two trips to paradise! Hilton Head Island, S.C. is the classic American resort destination for travelers of all ages. Offering 12 miles of pristine beaches, 24 golf courses, 350 tennis courts and 8 marinas, guests can enjoy endless recreation options including sailing and boating excursions, shopping, dining, art and cultural events and year-round entertainment. Venture to the top of the iconic, candy cane striped lighthouse for beautiful island views, enjoy a luxurious spa treatment or relax on the beach. However visitors choose to spend their vacation, (like visiting Lilly Pulitzer signature shop, SM Bradford Co!) they can be sure Hilton Head Island offers something for everyone.

To get more information about the contest and featured resorts, click here. To enter this month’s Pack for Paradise in Hilton Head Island, click here.  Click here for sweepstakes rules.

Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve

Posted on February 4, 2011 in More Fun by | 2 comments

1.Sweetheart Sweater 2. Wynne Top 3. First Base Murfee Scarf 4. Men’s Necktie 5. Key to Your Heart Necklace 6. Little Lilly Flower Power Shift 7. Set in Stone Sandal 8. Small Original Tote

As you can see, we are READY for Valentine’s Day. But who can blame us? We deeee-light in any occasion to wear more PINK! And we are confident you do, too.

So, go ahead, wear your heart (and your art) on your sleeve!  xx

Feb 5th – Fashion, Flowers, and Food

Posted on February 3, 2011 in More Fun by | 1 comment

Saturday, February 5th
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Join us in the Museum of Art Courtyard for a Lilly Pulitzer fashion show and luncheon at the Ringling Museum of Art!  This beautiful event will feature wearable art, fine food, and of course, flowers, on the Museum’s loggia overlooking the Courtyard garden. $75/$65 for Museum members.
John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art

5401 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
(941) 359-5700

Feb 7th-13th – Allianz Championship Women’s Executive Pro-Am

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February 7th – 13th

Lilly Pulitzer, Boca Raton Town Center, will host the Inaugural Allianz Championship Women’s Executive Pro-Am! A Lilly shop will be on site throughout the tournament.

2401 Willow Springs Dr
Boca Raton, FL
(561) 241-6800

Feb 10th – Shop & Share with All Saints School

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Thursday, February 10th
10AM – 7PM

Join the Winter Park girls for an all-day shop & share with All Saints School.  Proceeds from the day will benefit the All Saints School.

118 North Park Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 539-2324

Sunny is a State of Mind

Posted on February 2, 2011 in More Fun by | 3 comments

It’s yet another bleary day here in the East and we’re just dying for some sun.  Lillyland (our Facebook page) is always the sunniest place to be online and today, we looked to our fans for a little sunshine.  And boy did you deliver!  You shared some of the most adorable, bright, shiny and FUN pictures – all of which brought a smile to our faces and a little sunshine to our hearts!  Just what the Pink Palace ordered! Thank you for that. We thought we’d share a picture that gets us in a Sunny state of mind (blog titled inspired by you, Donna!) -a typical Palm Beach vista- pink in the foreground, blue in the background and sunshine all around!

According to a fellow Pennsylvanian, spring is just around the corner! Hold on tight. xx

Photo courtesy of Thad Hayes Interiors

Store of the Week- The Joggling Board

Posted on January 31, 2011 in More Fun by |

Happy Monday, Lilly Lovers! We are very excited to kick off  our “Store of the Week” (SOTW) series that we’ll be running here on the blog and on Facebook to highlight Lilly Pulitzer Signature Stores around the country. As you can imagine, all of the store owners have a special Love for Lilly and love to show it off in their colorful and fabulous stores. We wanted to celebrate each store’s uniqueness and bring you their personal Lilly story.  This week, we’re featuring Amy and her store, The Joggling Board

Store owner: Amy Bunn

Location: 11096 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

Store Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00-5:30

Find them online: Website :: Facebook

A Little About Joggling Board: Embodying the “Arrogantly Shabby” lifestyle of Pawleys Island, South Carolina, The Joggling board has become a staple to this Southern community. Established in 1977, The Joggling Board carries a wide variety of clothing, shoes and accessories for both women and children. Children’s sizes are available in girls from infant to size 16 and in boys from infant to size 12. The Joggling Board has also been a full Lilly Pulitzer Signature Shop since 1995. For almost 16 years The Joggling Board has sold Lilly Pulitzer’s beautiful clothing, shoes and accessories for women, men and children. We are here to help you with all your shopping needs. From family beach pictures to the Carolina Cup, the Joggling Board undoubtedly has the perfect outfit for you! “We believe elegance can be casual. We believe gracefulness is compatible with fits of laughter. We believe it’s completely acceptable to be sexy. We believe in dinner parties, charity Parties, beach parties, and parties in general… We believe in living a colorful life.” Lilly Pulitzer.

Our Store is unique because: We started as a children’s store in 1977 and evolved into a lifestyle store, clothing your babies, children, grandchildren, teenagers, mothers and grandmothers. We have something for everyone! Life, Lilly and the pursuit of happiness & Peace on Earth!

South Carolina Islanders, be sure to visit Amy and tell her you saw this post. Tune in next Monday for another Store of the Week and let us know how many of you have shopped our featured stores!

Warm up with Spring!

Posted on January 28, 2011 in More Fun by | 1 comment

This week’s weather was record-making. And while being able to say “remember the snowacane and thundersnow of 2011?” might be fun in 10 years or so, right now, not so much. We want WARMTH – We want SUN – We NEED SPRING! OK- so there’s not a lot we can do about Mother Nature but we can do our part.  Today,  the Spring ’11 line arrived and we think these spring goodies might just warm you up…
1. Payley Cardigan 2. Murfee Scarf Dip-Dye 3. Paige Ruffle Sandal 4. Don’t Be Koi Necklace 5. Sea & Be Seen Tote 6. Pencil Me In-Case 7. Ric Rac Bangles

And if those colorful delights don’t warm you right up, well the lovely ladies of Lillyland (you know, our Facebook fans) had some great ideas to THINK SPRING when the weather just won’t cooperate. (funny enough- these ladies seem to enjoy cocktail hour as much as Lilly herself!)

Some of our favs…

Amanda C: “Turn on the JB tunes and start up the blender … even virgin ‘ritas will put you in the mood!”
Andrea M: “Crank up the heat in your house and try on your Lilly dress with sandals. A little summer music works well with this (so you can watch your new dress flare out as you spin!)”
Donna C: “Retail Therapy at my Lilly store makes me feel warm and cozy!”
Patty V: “Oh I just grab my pink Murfee scarf and wrap up tight..Ah such a springy feel with my down vest!”
Elizabeth L: “I turn on my heated seats in my beetle, blast the heat, open the sunroof and go get an icecream cone with rainbow sprinkles. If it snows in the car I look like a snow globe.
Danielle D: “I’m having a “summer party” this weekend! Lilly dresses, bathing suits, beach boys and buffett music, island drinks with umbrellas in them, and crankin’ the heat : )”

Matchbook Strikes Our Fancy

Posted on January 26, 2011 in More Fun by | 1 comment

Inclement weather strikes the Pink Palace again! The morning arrived with a hefty dose of snow and for tonight? A “snow-a-cane”. Clearly the local news has run out of nicknames for snowstorms. Perhaps it is due to the multiple reports they have had to cover. Global warming? What’s that? Although we live amongst palm trees and  coveted mood enhancing prints, we too must pull on our Wellies and brave the storm.

If you are lucky enough to be snowed in today, curl up with a good read. May we suggest the newly launched Matchbook Magazine? The highly anticipated online publication was released late last night. Do you remember our friend Jane Lilly Warren from Lox Papers? She graciously created one of her meticulous inspiration boards for Lilly a few months back and we all fell in love with her and her designs. She and her sidekick, Katie Armour of the neo-traditionalist, have paired up to create a lifestyle digital magazine coined as a “field guide to a charmed life”

As you know, we are big fans of entrepreneurs and encourage everyone’s creative ambitions. Well done girls! We are honored to be one of your inspirations.