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Lilly Pulitzer at the 2011 Carolina Cup

Posted on April 6, 2011 in More Fun by | 3 comments

We had a beautiful and exciting day at Carolina Cup on Saturday and it was a sea of Lilly at the races! It was so great to see everyone out and about having a great time in their Lilly. We were THRILLED to have so many people stop by our tent to say hello and pick up some Lilly goodies!

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Let them Eat Cake! [print]

Posted on April 5, 2011 in Inspiration by | 7 comments

This week’s spotlight Spring print is absolutely delicious! We asked Paige, who designed the print, exactly what (besides the obvious!) inspired her.  She had a great story to tell so we thought we’d let her tell you herself!…

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April Pack for Paradise

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Long-regarded as one of the most beautiful and elegant boutique resorts in the Caribbean, Round Hill Hotel and Villas caters to the needs of its sophisticated guests with discreet impeccable service and warm Jamaican hospitality. Situated on a lush 110-acre peninsula just west of Montego Bay, Jamaica, the property hosts a guest list of cultural icons, Hollywood A-listers and jet setters from around the world who enjoy timeless glamor and understated luxury along with pristine natural beaches and the inimitable Caribbean waters.

For 5 days and 4 nights, guests awake to magnificent views of the Caribbean Sea, either from the classic-chic pristine Pineapple House guest rooms or from one of the 27 private villas, most with stunning views and private pools. After an authentic, delicious breakfast cooked to order and served overlooking the sea, spend the day relaxing by the resort’s double-edge infinity pool, sipping a rum punch on the private beach or taking advantage of the colorful offshore coral reef with spectacular snorkeling. Tubing, water skiing and glass-bottom boats, windsurfers, hobby cats, pedal boats and kayaks are also available for guest use.

Those looking for the ultimate in relaxation can unwind at The Spa at Round Hill with a variety of soothing facials, massages and body therapies incorporating natural treatments with Jamaican herbs and botanicals along with results-oriented luxurious facial and body products. Located in a beautifully restored 18th century plantation house on 10 acres of lush beachfront lawn, the Spa features ten treatment rooms as well as a Garden Loft set amidst the lush Jamaican rainforest. The waterfront lawn is the perfect location for post-treatment relaxation, afternoon yoga classes or massages by the sea.

Take in the vivid Caribbean sunsets each evening while enjoying a cool tropical drink before a fantastic al fresco dinner at the Grill at Round Hill or on the Seaside Terrace overlooking Round Hill Bay. Warm and relaxed in feel while luxurious and pristine in design, it is no wonder Round Hill has welcomed longtime and repeat guests to this prized Caribbean hideaway for more than half a century.

For more information visit www.roundhill.com

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Customers may stop by any of our retail stores to enter as well. Click here for contest rules.

A Twitter Party with Janie and Shopafrolic!

Posted on April 4, 2011 in More Fun by | 5 comments

You know we’re all about throwing parties but this will be a first for us- a party on Twitter! (and yes, a first because there will be no food & refreshments either!)  But… we will make up for that party faux pas by doing 9 (yes 9!) great giveaways during the night!  So now that you’re listening, how ’bout some details…

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Store of the Week – S.M. Bradford Co.

Posted on April 3, 2011 in More Fun by | Comment

Hilton Head Island is a favorite destination spot for East Coasters but from the way Brad and Claudi Emmert describe Hilton Head Island, it’s a wonder more people don’t live there year ’round! Vacationing during the summer months or hunkering down for a Hilton Head winter, S.M. Bradford should be at the top of your must-visit list!

Location: The Village at Wexford, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Store Hours: Monday – Saturday 10 – 6

Find them online or connect with them on Facebook! (and find their Lilly on all the fashionable ladies at the Heritage PGA Golf  Tournament in April!)

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Signs of Spring!

Posted on April 1, 2011 in Inspiration by | Comment

Just in time! What is just popping its pretty yellow head up this time of year? Daffodils!  There is no flower that screams Spring like daffies. So happy!  Is it any wonder we were inspired to honor the daffodil in our spring collection?  Absolutely not- it was a no-brainer!

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Go Strapless for Spring!

Posted on March 31, 2011 in More Fun by | Comment

1. Blossom Dress in Classic White Daffies 2. Franco Dress Gingham 3. Patterson Dress Printed 4. Wyatt Dress Printed 5. Keetan Dress Printed 6. Franco Dress Engineered Dobby

What girl doesn’t love a strapless dress? You can be flirty, cute, sexy, chic, fun, stylish, and best of all- comfortable.

We have a strapless that not only fits your personality and event but also fits your shape. That’s right girls, this strapless stays up! NO tugging, just lots of laughing all through your perfect spring fling.

(A little chilly yet where you are?  We can help with that! Check out all these coordinating lovelies!)

In the Guest House with Jane and Liz of Shopafrolic

Posted on March 30, 2011 in More Fun by | Comment

Our house guests are hosting us next Tuesday, 9pm ET, for a Twitter Party – look for more details about it on Friday!

You know when you have friends that you adore but have a tiny, tiny (in a Lilly way not a stalker way) bit of jealousy for them? I mean, they just dress cool and they’re funny – everyone wants to be around them and hear what their take is on everything. Well, two prime examples of this for moi are my friends Jane Wagman and Liz Lange. They have effortless style, they are HILARIOUS…and they always make me feel like I am running with the cool crowd. Jane taught me the magic of spray tans and an excessive worship of costume jewelry. Liz gives golden advice and introduced me to her TDF friend Jonathan Adler. These girls run in the fast lane and they take Lilly along with them. We are SOOOO excited to do anything with them…ever. SO, it is a natural DUH that we would want them housed permanently in our GUEST HOUSE. Welcome girls – share your chic wisdom! xx  – Janie

Give us the lowdown – what is Shopafrolic and why will our readers absolutely adore you?
Liz & Jane: Shopafrolic is a site/newsletter dedicated exclusively to fashion and shopping. I started it in partnership with my chic sister.  First I wanted to help women look fab when they were pregnant and now I just want to help them look fab ALL the time!  So if you sign up at shopafrolic.com you get daily shopping advice from us! Every day we email you 3 items that we can’t live without (a fashion item, an accessory and a beauty item).  We tell you why we like it/how to wear it and we link you to the website where you can buy it.  We don’t always post things we both like and we will always tell you why. On Thursdays we have famous guest editors do the picking; everyone from Tory Burch to Nina Garcia!

Earmuffs, Jane. Liz- what is it really like working with your sister??
Liz: Working with my sister is truly a dream come true (Jane – you can take off the earmuffs!) I actually asked her to be my partner back in the day when I started Liz Lange Maternity. She is the ONLY person whose taste I trust, the only person I can go shopping with… and she’s my best friend. As a matter of fact, we just got back from a trip to Paris together, one of the best shopping cities in the world!

What inspires your style? Any inspiration on your latest trip to Paris?
Liz: I would describe my style as being very upper east side chic (if I do say so myself!). Though I love to wear mini lengths and sky high heels, the silhouettes I choose to make my uniform are fairly classic: shift dresses, A-line skirts, slim pants, simple sweaters, fun blouses, trench coats, cardigans and pea jackets. No chunky platforms for me! That said, I do LOVE color (that’s what draws me to Lilly!!)

Jane: Liz is so consistent in her style while I can go a bunch of different ways – sometimes I like to be upper east side chic as well but I will usually throw in something unexpected like pink pumps or a huge vintage red lacquer cuff or a colored fur coat. I always like to look a tiny bit like I just escaped from the insane asylum. To me, like decorating, fashion is super fun and if you are not experimenting and taking risks, there’s no point! I’m sure I make fashion mistakes (or maybe not) but I don’t care!  And Paris was amazing. There were so many little boutiques of lesser known names. Liz and I wandered into an amazing shoe store called Minelli where every pair of shoes were under $100 and so uber chic. We both walked out with bugling shopping bags.

Surely your mom introduced you to Lilly at a young age – what’s your earliest memory of Lilly Pulitzer?
Liz: One of our mom’s favorite vacation destinations is Palm Beach (today we love taking our children there too) and when I think of mom back then, it is in a Lilly dress and Jack Roger “Navajos.”  She loves classic American brands.

Jane: Our mother always made us dress up. When I look at pictures of Liz and I as children on sunny family vacations, we were always matching; Lilly or Florence Eismann dresses with white cardigans and mary janes.

Do you don Lilly now? When/where do you tend to wear your Lilly?
Liz: I am in awe of Lilly these days! I have some vintage Lilly; particularly an original blouse in a kelly green print which I pair back to white jeans as well as more current Lilly dresses than I care to admit to! For warmth in Paris I took two Lilly cashmere ruffle wraps with me, one black and one red.  These days, Lilly is a family affair as I have been buying it for my 10 year old daughter since she was a baby!

Jane: I live very near the Lilly store on Madison Avenue. I am always stopping dead in my tracks to admire the new items in the window (and inside). I love how Janie and the entire Lilly team have maintained the integrity of the original Lilly sensibility while making it modern. It is so wearable for every age from infant to grandma. I don’t know any other brand that can say that. You always hear “mommy and me” but “Grammy and me”!?! I wear a ton of Lilly in the summer-my absolute favorite shorts are Lilly. I can’t get enough of the cute patterns- I love it all!

Any parting last words for our Lilly Lovers?
Jane & Liz: Even if for some crazy reason you are not a print/pattern type of girl and an iconic Lilly print is not for you, (how can that be???) today Lilly has gone beyond their signature prints. You can find the best shapes in fun solid colors and even in black. And I love the accessories, particularly the adorable flats and sandals and the great bags from clutches to totes.

You can find Jane & Liz shopafrolic-ing online, on Facebook and on Twitter.

Hot to Trot

Posted on March 29, 2011 in Inspiration by | 1 comment

Hot to Trot is a print that will go the distance this season. It’s post time for our horse race season celebration and what better way to tip your hat to Lilly than by gracing the grandstands in this thorough-ly fabulous print?!?

This print was created by designer Stacey Novelli. Surely she had visions of thoroughbreds running the steeplechase or a colt bolting out of the chute at the starting bell but she admitted that she maaaaay have been subliminally influenced by her two year old’s obsession with the princess-rescuing white stallions in her collection of Disney movies.  Maaaaybe….

Either way, you can bet on this print to be a winner!

Find it here in the Franco Dress or the Classic Shift.

Store of the Week – The Cabana

Posted on March 28, 2011 in More Fun by | Comment

As if Grand Cayman wasn’t beautiful enough, Leslie Bergstrom, owner of The Cabana, still thought it was missing something- a Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store! With the gorgeous backdrop of Grand Cayman, the bar was very high but Leslie hit the mark with her absolutely stunning store.  We’re excited to spotlight The Cabana on this week’s Store of the Week!

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