Hello-Hello, welcome to a Friday. It has been an insane week, it seems like forever ago that we were gathered in front of our varying viewing platforms to watch the royal wedding.
A little Friday Fun is in order, and we start with a look at a delightful experiment, the first Lilly Pulitzer “lifestyle store” that opened in Raleigh this week.
Palm Avenue is the first Lilly store combining apparel and accessories with the new Home Furnishings & Accessories collection, the shop moved into a new location to accommodate everything.
We have some lovely photos inside the new store from our flickr friend castaff.
It’s fun to see how well the furniture and accessories are integrated into the store.
Palm Avenue also has photos, they are viewable on the store’s Facebook page.
The store’s official grand opening gala is this Thursday, the 12th.
There were a number of celebrities at the event, including someone we really hadn’t associated with a preppish style, Ronnie Wood.
From the Grazia story:
“For Tommy Hilfiger himself, attaining Pure Prepdom is a little more complex: “You need colour, you need madras, and you’ve gotta have seersuckers. You need to be holidaying in The Hamptons or Nantucket, and you should be wearing anything red, white and blue to look nautical. And even if you don’t know how to sail, you should pretend.”
Also on hand, model David Gandy.
We are way behind the times with our next topic, hopefully not everyone has already seen the story. We are speaking about Ralph Lauren’s “L’art de l’Automobile” exhibit in Paris that opened last week.
The designer is widely considered to have one of the finest collections of vintage sports and racing cars in the world, many of the automobiles are on view in the exhibit. The exhibition is at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs museum, the Lauren family looked elegant for the opening night gala, below (from L to R) Andrew Lauren, the designer and Ricky Lauren, David Lauren.
Some notable names were on hand for the party, including India Hicks (L) and Melanie Thierry (R).
If interested in learning more about the exhibit or the collection, click here to visit Mr. Lauren’s official site for the show.
We have a few quick Sales & Savings opportunities to share, the first actually pertains to establishments owned by the gentleman seen above; the Polo Ralph Lauren “Private Sale” (cough-cough) runs through Monday, with an additional 15% off already reduced merchandise. Use promo code MAY0511 to receive the savings.
Over at Brooks Brothers the Friends and Family event is underway, offering 25% off all purchases.
The 25% is good at both regular and outlet stores. Use promo code 06FRIEND at checkout.
We leave you with a few news photos you may have missed in the frenzy of the week, all on the same topic. Now, some of us were somewhat dismayed at the Philip Treacy fascinator worn by Princess Beatrice to the wedding last week.
Little did we know how popular the hat was going to be.
Until next time, may everyone enjoy some refreshing and restorative spring air this weekend.