It has been a BUSY summer here at the Pink Palace. Joanna kicked it off with a trip to Barcelona and the south of France. Those of you who guessed Barcelona were correct! What gave it away? She then headed north to a small french village and enjoyed bike rides on the dusty village streets and long nights relaxing by the pool with family and friends. Where 4 women offered to buy the Lilly dress (in euros) of her sister’s back! Next up I headed north to my homeland of Cape Cod. Two weeks on the lower Cape is heaven. Sand, saltwater and seafood the ultimate summertime getaway. Those of you who guessed Wellfleet…correct again! (Try the Pearl it’s a great new resto on Wellfleet Harbor.) After that, some of the crew was off to the Hamptons, dining amongst the stars and yoga class sitting next to Paul McCartney? The East Hampton Lilly Store even got a little face lift with some Lilly-fied touches on a visit from the Print Team…. Where have you been this summer? Share some of your adventures in Lilly. As Fall is approaching some fabulous trips are in the works for more members of the Lilly team, be sure to stay tuned to our latest adventures!
Rhianna heads north to visit friends and a summertime Lilly land… : )
“I left the Pink Palace for a few days to head to Cape Cod for my roommate Millie’s annual clambake. In truth, I am a Vineyard girl and don’t even eat seafood, but I was told this event was not to be missed! I arrived at her Cape house around midnight and was pretty exhausted. Still, Millie wanted to show me her dress for the clambake in the family’s big walk-in closet filled with fabulous vintage clothes that have been passed down from generation to generation. To my amazement, they had a ton of vintage Lilly(and in great condition too!)! Pants, tops, jackets and dresses in amazing vintage Lilly prints with remarkable trimmings were first worn by Millie’s mother and her aunts. This should have tipped me off that my weekend would be very full of Lilly……
It wasn’t just the clothes themselves, but the way that her whole family loved them that really stuck out to me. “Did you see my old Lilly prom dress?” her Aunt Beth asked me with pride. At a cocktail party they held, the vintage Lilly was worn by Millie’s sister and best friend – how cool to be able to wear the same dresses that the women hosting the party once wore?
All of her little cousins ran around the property in their Lilly- what colorful play clothes! Four year old Tom wore Lilly everyday I was there and his nine year old sister, Louise, would come back from sailing her Opti in her Lilly tankinis!
One night when we were all out on the dock, Millie’s cousin Asa accidentally kicked one of my Having a Ball Sandals into the water. “My Lilly sandal!” I gasped. As soon as these fellow Lilly lovers knew the sandal was Lilly, it became a definite mission to retrieve it! The next morning her cousin Eli walked up the dock in his Lilly trunks with a snorkel on his head proudly displaying the lost sandal!
Dancing on the Lilly-filled dance floor to the live band with people of all ages made me realize how incredibly multi-generational Lilly clothes really are. I felt really lucky to be a small part of something so widely shared and loved by so many different people of all ages. After this weekend I have decided to save all of my Lilly so that one day my daughters and nieces can wear “vintage” Lilly too!”
This pie transports me to my youth, making pie with my grandmother. I can literally still feel my little 5 yr old fingers burning when I went in to scoop up the berries that spilled over…..um, yes it’s that good. Thanks epicurious.
6 cups blackberries (1 3/4 lb)
1 to 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca
1 egg white, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon sanding (coarse) or granulated sugar
Make pastry dough.
Place a baking sheet in lower third of oven and preheat to 400°F.
Toss together berries, granulated sugar to taste, cornstarch, butter, lemon juice, water, and tapioca. Let stand, tossing occasionally, 20 minutes.
Roll out 1 piece of dough into a 14-inch round and fit into a 9-inch pie plate (4-cup capacity). Trim edge, leaving a 1/2-inch overhang. Chill shell while rolling out top.
Roll out remaining piece of dough into a roughly 16- by 11-inch rectangle. Cut crosswise into 11 (1 1/4-inch-wide) strips with a fluted pastry wheel or a knife.
Stir berry mixture, then spoon evenly into shell. Arrange strips in a tight lattice pattern on top of filling and trim strips close to edge of pan. Roll up and crimp edge. Brush top and edge with egg white and sprinkle all over with sugar.
Bake on hot baking sheet until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbling, 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes. (Check pie after 45 minutes: If edge of crust is browning too quickly, cover edge with foil or a pie crust shield and continue baking.) Cool completely on a rack before serving.
Saw this adorable mug on a great blog e*photography. We love all creatures here at Lilly and we always love coffee. Throw in some office humor and we’re sold.
Since Operation Smile was founded in Norfolk, VA in 1982 they have helped over 130,000 children across the globe. They work in over 51 countries helping children born with cleft lips and other facial deformities. There are over 500 student organizations across the U.S. building awareness and fundraising in American schools. The types of facial deformities they work with not only affect the physical health of these children but they greatly affect their ability to partake in childhood activities and friendships. We are proudly partnering with Operation Smile for our in-store event at 1020 Madison Avenue tomorrow night from 6-8pm. 10% of proceeds will be donated from sales both Wednesday and Thursday (if you are unable to attend the event). Come mingle and meet some great New Yorkers involved with this amazing organization. Click here to learn more on their website.
No one loves the sun more than us!! And we always wear our sunscreen! A study this spring showed that 31% of Americans never wear sunscreen! Ah!!! We love to tan but more importantly we’d love to be mistaken for our daughters’ sisters! So remember that this summer when you’re on the beach make sure you’re covered with sunscreen and don’t forget to reapply. Here’s a little note from our friends at Supergoop…
Summer Sun Safety with Supergoop! SPF 30 (say that 7x fast!)
The LILLY PULITZER LIFESTYLE is about celebrating and defining summer style. We want everyone to enjoy the summer months, but do so safely–be it putting floaties on your toddlers, or applying broad spectrum SPF 30 suncare, we must protect ourselves and our entire family.
We are excited to have you partner with DOCTOR T’S SUPERGOOP! to help spread the word about the importance of daily sun safety. By encouraging families to form these habits early in life it is not only protective but also increases the likelihood that children will continue to practice these habits. Supergoop! SPF 30 makes this daily routine fun and simple for the entire family.
Stop by Madison Avenue, East Hampton and Palm Beach Gardens for your free Supergoop! SPF 30 Flip-Top Tube as a gift with all purchases this July!
Click your heels cause there’s no place like Lilly!
We scoured the web for some recipes to use our Lilly-fied Ruby Red Grapefruit juice. Please test them out and report back! Sadly, we were not allowed to make them all and sample at the office today. It’s 5 o’clock, what are YOU waiting for!?
Beach Blanket Bingo Mocktail
3 oz Florida’s Natural Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice, 3 oz cranberry juice, soda water, lime wedge for garnish
Pour the juices into a collins glass filled with ice. Top with soda. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Simple Summer Cocktail!
5.5 oz Florida’s Natural Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice, 1.0 Tonic, 2.0 oz Vodka
Mix together with crushed ice in a glass and garnish with mint leaves
What are the interns up to you ask? Check out this week’s question Rhianna asked the girls.
What is one funny or interesting occurrence that has happened as a Lilly intern so far?
Samantha Wolf: While working the register at the warehouse sale I saw a really great looking pregnant woman (I’m talking- looked like she had a beach ball under her dress, no weight any where else) and asked when she was due and she said “Oh they’re inducing me tomorrow!” Nothing like doing anything for Lilly.
Danielle Fichter: One interesting thing that happened to me as a Lilly intern occurred when I got a chance to spend a day with one of the designers. I was helping her look through old Vogue magazines and we found some vintage Lilly ads from the 1970s! They’re awesome and I actually have some decorating my desk right now!!!
Last week we hosted an on-campus event at a local DZ sorority house and brought the Lilly store to them! 30 girls sipped cocktails and shopped racks hand picked for them! Girls who spent over a certain amount were able to place an order for a polo with their letters on it! We had so much fun that we’d love to party with more of you! We can come to you or you can take over your local Lilly store for private shopping. Let us know if you’re interested. Send your sorority, school and contact info to email@example.com. Hurry get on our Fall calendar to make sure your sisters are stylish for the school year!
This past weekend In the Pink on Main Street in Chatham, MA celebrated Lilly’s 50th Jubilee! We took over the front lawn with vintage garments enticing vacationers to stop inside and try on something new…no one was leaving empty handed! As the day progressed we served cupcakes and cocktails and danced to the bandstand music across the street. It was a good old fashioned New England weekend complimented perfectly by pink! Stop by Mashpee Commons as the Retrospective and the Lilly Jeep travel up-cape for another party this Saturday!