Janie is back to share her plans for Memorial Day Weekend….busy, busy- we’ll be sure to ask her for pics to share next week!
I am on the train. Right now. Blogging to you. I aaaadore my job but the thought of a long weekend has me c-o-m-p-l-e-t-e-l-y giddy right now.
I have the events, the outfits, the cookouts, the gardening…the make-the-most-of-every-second weekend planned.
Tonight? Lobster night at our golf club. So excited. Going with my very good friend Wendy who makes me laugh until I can’t breathe – love her! The problem with lobster…stinky. Clothes need to be wash and wear! I am planning on the long petula with a wedge. Having cocktails on the grass requires a wedge, I love our new Lilly wedge because it is…you guessed it…the highest one we make
Tomorrow? Tennis clinic at 7:30am. Will I make it? Not promising anything BUT it is a new cardio clinic where they blast Beyonce as the girls and I run around in our whites. Sounds pretty fun right!?!
Tomorrow night – cookout. Bathing suit and cover-up. New skinny mckims. I am brining this new delish orzo salad I learned how to make at a cooking class called ‘cooking with herbs’. Lots of basil and parsley – v v v good for you. No mayo. Semi-healthy I promise.
Sunday..you won’t believe it. Another lobster night (different place) followed by some crazy band! Yay! Kick the shoes off!!! I am thinking the Blossom dress?
Monday…the Devon Horse Show. What a treat! My girleees love the spinning strawberry carni ride and I like the cute horse show shopping. Oh – there are horses too. I know, v important to watch promise I will pause from the shopping, pink lemonade and yummy naughty food to watch the horses I think I’ll wear my carson patch shift. Kinda have to right? When in Rome!
Isn’t it just HEAVEN that Tuesday seems so delightffully far away! Hurry train. I need to get home and get this weekend started!!! Have fun everyone – summer is Lilly time and summer starts NOW NOW NOW!!!!!!! xx, Janie
Wrapping up an amazing week of Lilly loving in Massachusetts our journey is coming to an end…
FINALLY – we would have been exhausted at this point if it hadn’t been so much fun! – the next morning, we arrived in Mashpee! The in the pinkstore in Mashpee is located in Mashpee Commons, where it seems to me you can get just about anything, including your Lilly of course! And thankfully, in case you are wondering, this is THE Cape location that is open year-round to get your Lilly fix!
Now, the only in the pink store that we missed on this trip was in Hingham…but this is a store that YOU won’t want to miss! Located in the Derby St. Shoppes, you can pop in this store any time of the year & get a GREAT selection of Lilly items – be sure to check it out for yourself! Even pop in on your way to the ferry if you need to stock up on some Lilly essentials…like a murfee scarf perhaps?
Thank you all for sharing in my fun trip as I toured the amazing and truly unique in the pink locations. If you are looking for a very Lilly-fied escape, I think you can see what my recommendation is J Our perpetual muse Jackie would definitely approve! So don your best Shift Dress and hit (ALL) the fabulous in the pink stores this summer!
Stay tuned tomorrow for a quick recap of the trip from our Visual Director Jose!
Hi everyone it’s Jen back again to share more on my amazing trip in In the Pink Lilly Land! …
Bright and early the morning after we toured the Newbury Street store, we were off to Nantucket, which of course necessitated a ferry ride! (How fun!!) Now, I did make us work a bit on the ferry (groan!), but the good news is that we were planning some really fun events for this coming summer (so you will be glad that we worked, even when the view from the ferry was so spectacular)! Discovering Nantucket and the in the pink store there has been one of the best parts of my job – I think every Lilly store should be so bright & sunny (and of course just steps away from a beautiful harbor!). Alicia, the Store Manager is a year-round Nantucket Islander & has really showed me the ropes! The best part is that she makes me think of what Lilly herself must have been like when she was Alicia’s age – need I say more to make you want to meet her?!
The next morning we were on one of those super tiny Cape Airflights – and I’ve learned that you have to pray for NO FOG, or you’re stuck (but at least your “stuck” somewhere so beautiful)! But thankfully we had a glorious day for weather, and we were the only 4 people on the plane – so we kind of convinced ourselves that it was a private arrangement LOL! Rebecca from in the pink is a bit of dare devil so she sat by the pilot (wow!), while Jose, Jess & I held hands in the back because we were a bit scared! But within 20 minutes we were stepping out on wonderful Martha’s Vineyard!
The in the pink store there is also located about a stone’s throw away from what is probably one of the best waterfront views EVER – kind of made me forget that I was working! Like Nantucket, it gets a little sleepy around Edgartown in the winter, but the good news is that the in the pink team has been hard at work unloading a mountain of boxes of fresh Lilly product!!
Thankfully the 4 of us were on hand to help! You have to love that feeling of all of the best summer Lilly prints spilling out of the boxes – just the sight of it makes your heart skip a beat because you KNOW that summer is finally here! Dresses hung, mannequins styled, doors open – the in the pink store in Martha’s Vineyard is READY for YOU!
Now the ferry ride back to Hyannis was a little bit choppy (blah!) – but this was worth it because we were heading toward one of my favorite spots in the whole country – the Cape! A good insider secret is that, when in the pink was looking to open a store in Chatham, they just happened to stumble upon… a PINK HOUSE! It obviously was meant to be, and the only way to describe this store is CHARMING! It’s the kind of thing that you have to see in person to love as much as we do – I actually have caught a lot of people taking pictures of the store because they think it’s so adorable!
More fun to come tomorrow!
Hey Lilly Land! Another amazing feature on a fabulous store! This week we are inviting Lilly Lover and Pink Palace native Jen Raines to take over the blog and share with us all about her travels! Look forward to more posts by Jen this week! Enjoy…
If you haven’t stopped by Leapin Lizards in Ridgewood, NJ lately, you don’t know what you’ve been missing! Last summer, this store was taken over by Jackie Rick-Nellis, a Ridgewood local and long-time Lilly Lover! When it was looking as though Ridgewood might lose its only source of Lilly Pulitzer, Jackie stepped in and decided to make the store her own – we could NOT be happier that she did! Jackie’s contagious energy & many community connections make her a fabulous person to own a Lilly Pulitzer Via Shop! Every time we turn around she’s made another great improvement to the store or added another personal touch!
And if you haven’t seen her busy in the store, you very likely might have seen Jackie out and about in Ridgewood, supporting many local schools & other organizations that are close to her and her family. This charitable flair is oh-so-Lilly and we are very proud to be associated with Jackie’s community efforts! As the highlight of Jackie’s very full Spring event calendar, she is supporting a wonderful event hosted by the Oasis Foundation in Ridgewood on May 13th. This event will be held at Wyndberies Restaurant. For full details, please call Leapin Lizards!
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250 E. Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Our friends at In the Pink in Massachusetts are coming together for a benefit to support mitochondrial disease this Saturday! If you’re in the area please attend! The Derby, a fabulous location and cocktails…what more could we ask? How about a Hat Contest sponsored by Lilly Pulitzer?! As promised tips on Derby hats from Janie are below! Cheers!
Saturday, May 1st 2010
5th floor Rotunda,
The Liberty Hotel, Boston
Cocktails & Gourmet Treats
Auction, Games, Raffles, Fabulous prizes &
Ladies Hat Contest
Watch the live Kentucky Derby race in high style!
Click here to reserve your tickets now
or call 800-239-7939 to reserve by phone.
In memory of Sandra K Russell, who died from MELAS in 2008, proceeds go to support MitoAction’s mission of patient support, education, and advocacy for those suffering from mitochondrial disease
What to Wear:
Cocktail classy. (Ladies, hats encouraged!)
Janie here with some Derby Hat tips!
LET YOUR HAT BE AN EXTENSION OF YOUR PERSONALITY
It used to be that it was improper for a woman to leave the house without her hat. Times have changed! We are not accustomed to wearing over-the-top fashion hats! If you are more conservative, wearing a hat IN ITSELF is a big step. Choose a hat with a brim that suits your face and frame. Make sure that you will be comfortable….you won’t loose yourself in your hat or topple over form the weight If you are more daring, honey this is your moment to shine. There are no rules…just go for it.
HATS DO NOT MEAN IGNORE YOUR HAIR
Just as much attention should be paid to your gorgeous locks, if not more so. The hat will draw attention to your hair and face, so be sure to ciof! Try not to tuck every last strand or wisp into your hat, let your hair be a part of this experience. Choose your favorite lipstick to bring out your eyes.
At Lilly Pulitzer this is our favorite tip every day, hat or no…be confident. If you adore it, wear it with pride. Confidence speaks volumes…so get out there and have fun! Wear your hat, don’t let your hat wear you!
Do you Derby? The week ahead is mighty busy but Janie had to drop in. She’ll also be writing about Derby Hats later in the week so stay tuned!
The newest and by far the cutest member (sorry guys) of the print studio has just arrived…. read on for the details!
SSSSHHHHH. We have a secret in the print studio. I may get fired but we are all in SUCH HEAVEN that I have to spread the word. We have a puppy. She is sitting in my lap RIGHT NOW and her name is LOLLIE. She is a Japanese Chin and she weights about 3lbs. She is ABSOLUTELY the sweetest yummiest most adorable thing in the entire WORLD. Torie, one of our fabulous print designers rescued her, so she does have more of a home than just the print studio…but we like to call her ours. A mascot!
As you may know Lilly Pulitzer had a wild crew of print designers in her day. They lived in Key West and had a free-loving family studio. We want to carry on the tradition. As Lilly tells it, when the Key West studio would get chickens, they ended up in prints. When the bougainvillea exploded into hot pink flowers after a cold snap…it turned up in the print.
So as you can see EVERYTHING that goes on in our lives – and in yours (when you send us emails or pics) end up in our prints. We have a guppie print coming up called Oscar & Chloe…they were some swimming friends we had in the print studio for awhile. AND NOW LOLLIE!
What critters do you have running around to love? Please send pics and their names
OH, and if I get in trouble for housing the cutest critter in the world, I have a defense. She has an EXCELLENT sense of color. Her favorite shade of all? Duh…pink. It matches her belly.
Did you know we made a special print so you can show your friends you’re all about going green? Reduce, Re-use, Re-Lilly! Check out the new addition to the Originals Collection NOW!
Helllooo Lilly Land!
If you don’t know by now…well I am going to have to spank you. This year Lilly celebrates LILLY LOVES GREEN…and the year is flying by. I am having a complete heart attack that when I walked into our Ardmore, PA store yesterday the SUMMER product was already on the floor. I just made plans for Memorial Day… and my pool opens in 15 days. I need to get bikini ready asap! WHEW, let’s not focus on that right this second. I can put off the gym for a few more days right?
SOOOOO, I get a lot of calls and emails from friends saying “Janie I want this, love this, hate that” (rarely get the hates). My email is full of fun tid-bits from around the Lilly world. EVERYONE tells me what they think of the line…and I love it. I learn SO MUCH from what people love and don’t love. For a while ALLLLL I could hear about was the panda. Which thrilled me because it was one of my fav prints ever! The latest to clog my in-box? DEFINTELY our new ‘queen of green’ print. Especially in accessories! It is a hit and here’s why…
it helps you raise awareness for the green cause
it has lots of cute Lilly hidden messages in it
hmmmm…when a print is right it is RIGHT! the best part, it comes three ways! More to love So if you love it you can love it more. For clothing it has a white ground and in accessories we popped it with pink. and how can we forget the print comes blown-up and green for our reusable shopping tote!!!! SPECIAL. LOTS OF IT!
I bought out the store yesterday of Queen of Green SOOOO if it is sold out fast don’t tell me I didn’t warn you! Just send me an email
We are so excited to celebrate PINK TANGERINE, a new Via Shop located right on the water in beautiful Kennebunkport, Maine!
Owners Brian and Caroline Lane have carried the Lilly line at their fabulous Green Tangerine boutique for years! But not surprisingly, Kennebunkport’s Lilly Lovers wanted even more Lilly, prompting Brian and Caroline to open Pink Tangerine right next door!
We LOVE the charming New-England setting of the store – could the pics be any cuter??? And if you are familiar with Kennebunkport, you already know that Caroline is recognized among locals for her great taste & fashion sensibility – we are confident that Lilly is in great hands in Kennebunkport!
Not wanting to deprive local Lilly Lovers of their Lilly fix late last summer, Pink Tangerine had a soft opening last year, which was of course very well-received! And this summer will be even better – Pink Tangerine has gotten much love and care during the winter months, and we can’t wait for you to see this beautiful store with all its finishing touches! Congratulations Pink Tangerine & here’s to a sunny summer in Maine!
11 Western Avenue
(207) 967 – 8308