Posted on February 3, 2011 in Uncategorized by
Less than 15 minutes from our Pink Palace headquarters is the soon-to-be home of the newly relocated Lilly Pulitzer retail store in the divine Suburban Square. The print design team has been lending their fine art skills to create in-store magic, Lilly style- this time with our friend here, the Giraffe! (he’s a bit naked now but rest-assured, he’ll be in his Lilly finery by opening) And we couldn’t help but get excited by the window dressing, teasing all the passers-by with what’s to come.
Stay tuned as we roll out details for our blowout Grand Opening bash happening on Thursday, March 10th at 6:30. This is one party you won’t want to miss! xx
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
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
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
Posted on February 2, 2011 in More Fun
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
Feeling like the Queen of Hearts lately?
Wondering what a smooch [dare we say, first base] would be like from your best friend’s brother? (your secret’s safe with us!)
Are you signing off your BF texts with SWAK?
We get it. You’re in LOVE. That’s what Valentine’s Day is all about! We get that too. Just be sure to leave room in your heart to fall in love with Lilly’s Valentine’s prints! xx
Posted on January 31, 2011 in More Fun
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!
Posted on January 28, 2011 in More Fun
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 : )”
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.
Posted on January 25, 2011 in More Fun
Wondering what this fantastic looking number is? It’s just the start of happiness heading your way. Yep, yesterday we packed up 26,796 items, kissed the boxes and shipped them out the door. That’s a lot of puckering- chapstick is a must in our distribution center. And that was just day 1; the packing and kissing is well underway today too. But curiosity got the best of us and we just had to peek for ourselves. So we took a quick run through to see it literally rolling out the door. Turned out not to be that quick after all the “oooh-look at this!” and “no wait, THIS will be my first purchase of the season!” stops along the way. Snuck in a quick pic in our excitement (ahem, we’re better photographers than this but the box wasn’t waiting for anyone!) and excitedly guessed what we thought was packed in there…could it be a gorgeous new Conrad Sweater, a hot to trot little turq Kiki Dress…loving that cool Optical Confusion novelty design or a sweet little Brileigh top in Daisy and Confused?!
Right or wrong, what we are sure of is that whatever was in that box, you are going to LOVE it. So we witnessed it- should be hitting a store near you soon.
HERE COMES SPRING! Thank goodness, we are ready!