We hope you all had fantastic holidays and would love to hear what you have been up to. Here is a snippet of what Janie did over winter break- surprise, surprise! It involved champagne!
I love the holidays. I mean, love love love. I love the smell of the tree, how the lights make you look like you have a glow…oh wait, maybe that’s the champagne!
Every year I have the print team to my house for a very fancy and fun dinner party to celebrate all the hard work we do. It was a VERY cold and slightly snowy night last week that everyone came over. The fire was blazing and I made…champagne punch! Delicious and deadly. My daughter Sabrina was such a doll, she took everyone’s coat, poured them punch (which is now wall to wall in the bar but who cares, just a little sticky!), passed hors d’ouevres and TOOK PICTURES. She is 8 but clearly knows how to take care of her mother!
I had the table set for 14 with presents for everyone! Have you heard of a Jack Corner Pie? It’s when you wrap a present and attach it to a long ribbon, wind it around the table and have the other end attached to your place card. So the table was full of goodies and so many candles it looked like it might ignite. I just want to spoil the print team so much because I adore them more than words can say. We are like a family and we laugh and hug through everything together! Please note…since I didn’t have a date sweet Abraham was kind enough to step in. He is SO CUTE! Lucky me!
A yummy salad, a chicken and artichoke casserole and an ENOURMOUS chocolate cake later…and all we have to show for it is happy memories and these funny Polaroid’s. Hope you are having some very cheery parties with everyone you love. Sending tons of happiness from the print studio…Happy New Year!
We asked and they answered. Our talented group of artists, who continue to provide you with an endless supply of fabulous prints that decorate your frocks, have shared what they like to give during the holidays.
Victoria: Any Lilly jewelry! Especially the “Charmed” charm bracelet. It is a great piece and it goes with anything. Layered or alone, it always looks fabulous. I also like to give a Unicefdonation to help provide children with clean water. You can make a donation in someones name and receive a heart sticker that is great for finishing off a wrapped gift.
Stacey: I love giving out stationery and planners which are perfect for the new year. I like to tie homemade applesauce and cinnamon gingerbread ornaments to packages. They smell amazing year to year.
Jeff: I like giving printed Murfee scarves to those who have not been naughty. Their super luxurious fabrics, famous fun prints and the fact that they are one size fits all makes the Murfee the best gift any time of the year. I also like to give Spirits and Holiday cheer along with my highly sought after, long running tradition, homemade ornaments!
Paige: I love to give anything from the Lilly Originals Totes collection from makeup bags to overnight duffels. The duffels are perfect for carrying all of your gifts in and my family loves them for our summers in Harbor Springs. I also love to give the Bab’s wrap, the Murfees, Lilly bling (anything gold), swim trunks for all the boys….my Lilly list could go on forever! I love good presentation and one of my specialties is making holiday arrangements in beautiful vintage containers that can be used again and again.
Reba: I have been with the print department for 15 years, so those on my Christmas list have been spoiled with Lilly- anything printed of course! My favorite gifts to give are Murfees, ties for men always and I absolutely love the “Key to the Heart” necklace which is great for women of all ages. I also love to donate to the St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital. It is a great organization and it warms my heart.
Talented and generous! Thank you designers for all of your great gift ideas. Merry Merry!
Wednesday, December 15th
5PM – 7PM
From 5-7 PM at the Palm Beach store, master gift wrapper Carl will wrap your Lilly puchases! 10% of the evening’s proceeds will be donated back to the Children’s Home Society.
Lilly Pulitzer, The Gardens Mall, 3101 PGA Blvd; Palm Beach, FL.
Friday and Saturday, December 17th and 18th
10AM – 6PM
Calling all New York Lilly Lovers! Enjoy a special sale at the Madison Avenue store on December 17th and 18th. Lots of your favorite Fall items will be on sale. Please join us from 10AM – 6PM.
Lilly Pulitzer, 1020 Madison Ave; New York, NY.
We introduced you to Abraham, our dress designer, a few weeks ago and many of you fell in love. He hosted an festive tree trimming party last week and look at the results! We wish this little outfit was lifesize.
We drooled over this image while paging through the holiday mini issue of Lonny Magazine. We love interior designer Eileen Kathy Boyd’s design philosphy: FEAR NOT THE USE OF COLOR!
Sound familiar? To see more of Boyd’s fabulous home click here.
Cocktail Attire? We’ve got you covered! With so many holiday parties to attend we are sure you will be completely outfitted after checking out our fabulous dress selection. Cheers!
Tuesday, December 14th
11AM – 12PM
Philadelphia Lilly Lovers – tune into one of our favorite morning shows! Lilly will be featured on the 10! show – NBC at 11AM.
Wednesday, December 15th
6PM – 9PM
Time to pop open the bubbly with your best girlfriends at the Ardmore store! From 6PM to 9PM enjoy champagne and treats as you shop for holiday goodies!
Lilly Pulitzer, Suburban Square, 95 Coulter Road; Ardmore, PA.