Tori Richard on Tour

As you may know, over the past few years I have worked for Lilly Pulitzer, most recently as the manager of Life’s a Beach in the Outer Banks, NC. I am excited to announce that I now have accepted the position as the Mid- Atlantic Sales Representative for Tori Richard Honolulu.

I was first discovered in the Outer Banks and everything after that fell into place. I packed my bags and shipped off to Charlotte. As soon as work started I was whisked off to several states, all around the Mid- Atlantic area, from Maryland and Delaware to the Carolinas and Georgia.

After the holidays, I made my way down south to sell Summer 2018. We made it to Myrtle Beach, Wilmington, Atlantic Beach, Beaufort and New Bern… and that was just week one. We visited several stores and showed off our latest styles.

The next week we toured anywhere from Savannah and St. Simon’s to Charleston and Pawleys Island. My favorite part of my territory is covering all of the coastal towns. Once we made our way through the Carolinas and Georgia, we were off to Florida.

This trip was at the top of my list as Florida is my absolute favorite. Our first stop was Ship Chic, our concept shop in Tampa. We then made our way to Sassy’s boutique, a shop in Vero Beach. We made a stop in Stuart and saved the best for last, Palm Beach!

We were on to to Worth Avenue for brunch with none other than the Orrico girls, and headed back to chat at their C. Orrico store. We shopped, we gossip, and showed off Summer. Once we were off, it was time to stroll down the palm tree path to the city’s jewel, the Colony Palm Beach.

I have always dreamed of visiting this iconic address, and I couldn’t wait to check in and sip champagne. Walking past the Polo lounge and the palm leaf lined halls, I was off to sleep in my suite.

The next day we were back on the road to visit the Sandpiper store in Marco Island and Naples. I couldn’t wait to drop in to Boca Grande to visit Ariel, along with the Lilly store next door. We ended our tour in St. Armands Circle at the Columbian in Sarasota. We sipped mojitos and strolled through the shops and headed home.

Our last Florida excursion sent us to the Surf Expo in Orlando. We had a blast browsing the booths and setting up to sell our Summer lines. After appointments all afternoon we were off to Rocco’s Tacos for a sip of socializing.

We had a great weekend of networking with everyone from entrepreneurs to surfers and more. I can’t wait for the Atlanta Market next week, when Tori goes back on tour!


Angel Family Christmas

My favorite time of year is the one most full of cheer, and I couldn’t wait for Christmas to be here. I made the best of being in the Outer Banks one last time before I finally headed home for the holidays.

There’s nothing like Christmas to bring the family together. I was more than ready to hit the road home to Rock Hill, SC. We started Christmas Eve early with the Candlelight Service at church, and ended it with our annual drive through our neighborhood to look at lights.

Waking up the morning of is always more memorable than the last. The kitchen was covered in Christmas brunch and the living room was lined with gifts. We were more than ready to pour some mimosas and get into the presents.

I couldn’t wait to join my family around the tree and trade gifts. I must say santa sure got it right with these gifts. Although, its not just what’s under the tree that matters most, but who’s around it.

Once the sun went down, these little elves were ready to hit the town. What better way to celebrate than at an ugly Christmas sweater party? Follow along to see what these girls get into in the New Year…

Christmas Blouses: Vintage  .  Pajamas: Ralph Lauren  .  Accessories: Victoria’s Secret & Lilly Pulitzer

Location: Rock Hill, South Carolina

Southern Skyline NYE Grand Ball 2018

As 2017 came to an close, we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than to attend the  New Years Ball. We popped champagne, put on our fur, and hit the dance floor.

Walking down the red carpet, this party was packed with celebs and concerts, from Southern Charm to Cheat Codes. From front row to VIP, the Meridian was the place to be in Charlotte, N.C.

As the clock stroke 12, the band started to jam, the crowd made it rain, and we were covered in champagne.

This year was a wild ride, but we couldn’t wait to go out with a bang! And what better way to ring in the New Year than with 4,000 of your closest friends?