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Lilly Loves the Junior League!

Posted on April 13, 2011 in Inspiration by | 9 comments

We’re very excited to welcome Susan Danish, Executive Director of The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., into our Guest House today.  Building better communities through service is something very near and dear to Lilly’s heart and the Junior League and their members embody that ideal so partnering with the Junior League to create a custom Murfee was an easy decision.  We asked Susan to tell us a little more about the Junior League so we could share it with all of you…

Tell us a little about the Junior League

The first Junior League was founded in New York City in 1901 and today there are 292 Leagues in four countries – Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States. There are 155,000 members. Junior Leagues are organizations of women who, through their volunteer leadership and activities, work to improve their communities. Each Junior League is a volunteer led and run nonprofit organization that assesses the most pressing needs in its community and then either creates a program or partners with other organizations, businesses and / or local government to create or build programs that address those needs. Through the decades Leagues have tackled issues like domestic violence, women and alcohol, early childhood education and literacy, human trafficking, childhood obesity, the environment and more.

Junior League members have gone on to found nonprofits, sit on nonprofit boards, run nonprofits, hold appointed or elected offices. Today in the U.S., there are Junior League members in the Senate and House, and one of our most prominent members was the first women appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, Sandra Day O’Connor. Junior Leagues are diverse organizations who welcome all women who share their passion for giving back and doing so in a meaningful way.

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Printed Perfection

Posted on April 12, 2011 in Inspiration by | Comment

We know you love hearing the insider stories behind our prints and we love showcasing the amazing work our print designers do on a daily basis. (It’s not very Lilly-like to brag but this stuff is cooool!) Our latest delivery celebrates the fine art of block and stamp printing. And like all of our prints, these were created by hand… literally, down to the carved linoleum and wood blocks used in this technique that give these incredible prints a chic yet slightly imperfect look!

Check out the above creation of our Punch Pink Stamped print made by our beloved print designer, Rebecca! She spent all afternoon carving this layout. Can you spot the giraffes hidden in the leaves?? Flash forward from block carving, to print, to amazingly fun spring styles. Wear this art with a smile knowing so much love went into creating it for you!

And be sure to check out the Worth Blue Pressed print by Jeff and the Painter’s Block and Multi Rollin prints by Stacey.

Store of the Week – The Lazy Daisy

Posted on April 11, 2011 in More Fun by | 2 comments

The Lazy Daisy is located at 919 Azalea Lane in Vero Beach, Florida.  Owner, Julie Knight, has been a fan of Lilly since childhood. Her earliest memories include wonderful trips to the Naples store with her Grandmother to purchase her Easter dress and bikini!! She continues to carry on this tradition at the Lazy Daisy, a 100% Lilly Pulitzer store that has been dressing generations of Lilly Lovers for the last 15 years.  “Many of the customers that we dressed in Minnies, we are now fitting in white dresses for high school graduations!”

The Lazy Daisy has earned many bragging rights throughout the years, from Signature Store of the year, to the best Customer Service Award.  However, their favorite “bragging rights” are the compliments that come from their customers who say they have the best selection of any Lilly store they have been to.  They love Lazy Daisy’s small town feel, toys for the kids and rocker for Grandma.  Their goal at the end of the day is to create a memory for each generation of customers that come through our door – clearly that’s working with their customers!

Vero Beach was just voted a top vacation destination for 2011 so be sure to visit Lazy Daisy in-store or on Facebook or e-mail them at lazydaisy@somanystores.com.  They would love to show you some of their favorite spring items! (like the Blossom Dress in First Impression!!)

Spring Break or Bust!

Posted on April 7, 2011 in More Fun by | 1 comment

Be sure to enter the Sunglass giveaway below!

One of the best things about Spring Break is the anticipation of it. Maybe it’s just us, but packing (and shopping!) for Spring Break is almost as fun as actually going on Spring break! (notice we said almost) For weeks, the piles on the window seat get higher and higher, the bags that once collected dust under your bed are pulled out and dusted off and the sandals from the back of your closet are moved to the front. It seems like it’s been winter FOREVER and you cannot wait to welcome spring in all your Lilly revelry!

And whatever you do, DO NOT forget to pack your sunglasses. Do you realize they are one of the most important accessories you can bring? Why oh why? Let us count the reasons…
- Catch the red-eye flight out after exams but don’t want to miss a minute with your gal pals? Hide those bags behind a pair of shades!
- Speaking of red-eyes, perhaps you stayed out a weeeeeee bit passed your bed time? Red-eyes be gone! (or at least be hidden)
- What Lilly girl doesn’t love sunshine?! But what party-throwing Lilly girl hasn’t thought this the morning after: “It. Is. Too. Bright. Out. Here.”
- OMG. Do you see that guy 3 chairs down?! Don’t look noooww. Yup. You need sunglasses on if you’re going to steal a glance and go unnoticed.
- OR… perhaps you WANT TO be noticed. These adorable shades can do that too. Perfect for looking chic and being beach-ready.

Now the most difficult choice – WHICH sunglasses to choose? We love the Pepper! The hint of print is so chic and this style is also offered in an Rx sun lens through local opticians. We will choose 4 lucky winners at random to receive a pair of the Pepper sunglasses pictured above. Enter HERE now!

And because wearing just sunglasses on Spring Break would raise quite a few eyebrows, we thought we’d throw out some pieces we think would be perfect for you to add to that pile and then stuff in your bag.

1. Beachy Brief in Green Bean Daisy Darling 2. Murfee Scarf Dip Dye in Hotty Pink 3. Pepper Sunglasses 4. Nook Cover in Secret Garden 5.Cotton Paley Cardigan in Hotty Pink 6. Halsey Dress in Green Bean Stamped- coming soon!! 7. Koozie in Hotty Pink Bloomers 8. Don’t Be Koi Sandal

Contest ends Friday, April 15th at 4:00PM ET. A random winner will be selected and notified via e-mail. See complete contest rules here.

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

You don’t have to tell me twice! (enter here)

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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