Falling in Love with Lilly

February is one of the best times of the year because we are surrounded with flowers, love and of course Lilly! For Valentines week we rolled out our latest line. The collection featured some of my favorite things: pink, flamingos and pearls!

Celebrating the day of love in the place you love is certainly ideal. The Breakers was beautifully decorated with roses and the courtyard was glowing outside of the store. I found the perfect Valentine’s Day outfit just in time for date night.

I even accessorized with the new hot tropics Mckim sandals to pull in the pink. To top it off, my friend created a  fabulous flower display for the special day. What better way to celebrate than V-day than with your best babes?

Looking for a unique bouquet in Palm Beach?

Head on over to Greensical.com to support my fellow girl boss in her new business!

Outfit Details: Top, Denim, Shoes and Accessories all by Lilly Pulitzer.

Lilly Pulitzer Beach Bash

Being a fan of Lilly Pulitzer and working for the brand for so  many years, I have always dreamed of attending their annual bash in Palm Beach. As I moved to the area this month, my dream became a reality, not only starting work at Lilly at The Breakers, but also attending the legendary Lilly event.

As we walked into The Beach Club, we were greeted with rose’ glasses and photo flashes. We made our way to the bar under the printed palms, and spotted several socialites. I had the pleasure of meeting Tinsley Mortimer, one of my favorite Real Housewives of New York. She was so sweet and shared her secrets of the Palm Beach social scene.

As the party progressed, the room opened up and we popped over to our tables to pop some bottles. The dance floor was flooded with a fabulous bohemian band and the attendees gathered all around. My date and I joined in and danced the night away.

We had a blast listening to the band and playing in the photobooth. The evening ended with a nightcap and a Palm Beach swag bag. What better way to celebrate our love of Lilly than with your best babes on the beach? I can’t wait for next year!

Easter Pups

Easter was an ‘egg’xtra special one last year. Every bunny had a great time with our precious puppies. I helped host Life’s a Beach’s 8th annual ASPCA Adoption Event. A portion of the proceeds went to our local shelter, and we invited some of their sweet faces to be adopted.

The first couple came by and scooped up our first pup. The coolest part was that they adopted one of our dogs last year, and then came back for another! They fell in love with their new furry friend and couldn’t wait to take him home. We also had a bundle of puppies up next at our event, but there was actually a line out the door waiting for them before they headed our way!

I have to say, one of our cutest characters had to be Hank. He was a sweetheart, who was still in search for his forever home. We later hosted a party in his honor to meet his future family.

After working with these adorable dogs, I couldn’t wait to head home and play with my own. Meet Coco and Gigi, my own little cuddle pups we adopted from Carolina Poodle Rescue years ago.

As you can see, I was more than ready to spend Easter with my furry fam! You know I can’t resist a great matching moment, and the babies looked best in their new bandanas. Love my ladies in Lilly!

Dresses: Lilly Pulitzer  .  Location: Life’s A Beach, a Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store in Duck, NC

For more information on saving the pups, please visit this link: ASPCA

Brunch at the Breakers

I tend to say ‘it’s always sunny and 75 in my head.’ I close my eyes and dream of the beach, but when I open them, I am stepping out of the plane in Palm Beach! My sister just landed a job there, so of course I was on my way before she could say when. The weekend was a special celebration of her new job, little sister’s graduation, my promotion to manager, Father’s Day and my mother’s birthday. It was the perfect excuse to bring my fab fam back together.

We shopped for hours at the best boutiques, and we hit the town to dance the night away at a Dierks Bentley concert. There were many memorable moments but the one I will never forget would have to be brunch at the Breakers. We drove through the gates, passing the palm trees on the promenade. We pulled up to lambos lining the valet. Walking into the lobby, I was in awe of the grand design of this luxury resort. I couldn’t wait to peek out into out to the Palm Courtyard.

Checking this location off my list, I must say, made me a bit emotional. I have always dreamed of being at the Breakers, and walking through the square and  into the mecca: Lilly Pulitzer.

The store was everything I envisioned, full of fabulous fashions and sprinkled in shells. The dressing rooms were my favorite part, each with their own personality. I left the shop with the signature palm beach breakers tote, what a treat!

Just when you think it couldn’t get any better, we were off to a mimosa brunch at The Circle. We made our way into the grand dining room, and couldn’t wait to sip champagne beneath the crystal chandeliers. We tasted fabulous treats as we were serenaded by harp hymns. What a perfect ending to a posh trip to Palm Beach!

Location: The Breakers, Palm Beach

Julie Caftan: Lilly Pulitzer  .  Breezy Tote: Lilly Pulitzer

Life Under the Printed Palms

The only thing that could get me off the beach, is if I’m headed to another. Last week I left the Carolina coast and made my way down south to the sandy shores of Naples Florida. I couldn’t wait to drop my bags in the suite and hit the beach!

My first full day I hit the pool to soak up some sun. I met some fab Lilly ladies in the loungers, and some handsome fellas in the hot tub. What could make this day better? Only a few frozen drinks to sip under the sunshine.

Once the rest of the buy trip babes trickled in, it was time to get back to business. We had breakfast bright and early at Broadwell’s, overlooking the golf course. After that we were off to the Imoklee room to view the exclusive Lilly Pulitzer Resort 2017  collection. We were in awe of all the fabulous winter fashions and fabrics and couldn’t wait to shop for our store.

That night we put down the line sheets and picked up the champagne. I met my besties at the open bar and buffet and hit the terrace to see the sunset. It was a perfect photo-op beneath the palms. We made our way to the beach bar and watched the band jam before we hit the bed.

On our last day of paradise, we finalized our orders and hit the sand for one last break before our flight. I had the best time catching rays and catching up with up with friends.

This must be why they call this the Lilly dream job. What better way to work and play than on vacay? Follow along for more of this life under the printed palms…


Baggage: Lilly Pulitzer  .  Swim: Lauren James  .  Gizelle Maxi: Lilly Pulitzer

Location: The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club