We have an amazing number of little tidbits today, so we jump right in with a look at a story we enjoyed reading in our Journal last Friday; Palm Beach: An Insider’s Guide is tied to the city’s upcoming Centennial anniversary, and offers a look at one of our favorite spots:
“It’s not for everyone, but if you’re tired, so tired, of the Twitter Age, it’s your Lilly Pulitzer bag: The rules of conduct abide, as does cocktail hour. And the “careless people,” as F. Scott Fitzgerald called them, keep their riches mostly un-embarrassing.
November to April is known as “The Season” in Palm Beach, Florida’s 16-mile-long Atlantic coast barrier island that completes the Preppy Triangle (Manhattan and the Hamptons also included).”
We have never heard that triumvirate of communities described as “the Preppy Triangle,” but it makes sense… no? The story by Peter Davis is a delightful read, although with the link we are using, for some reason one must scroll quite a ways down the page to get to the story and accompanying photos. While we have spent very little time in Palm Beach of late, we must say that the locale looks quite appealing at this time of year, gripped as we are by a cold spell here in The Great Midwest. Sigh.
As explained by the Palm Beach Daily News, the pattern shows iconic Palm Beach scenes:
“Indeed, the Pulitzer house on South County Road, now on the market by the way, is one of several locations depicted in the toile-style pink-and-green print applied to the oversized silk-cashmere fringed scarf.”
There are more wonderful posts from a number of our cyber-pals about their oh-so-excellent-adventures to the “For the Love of Lilly Exhibition” in Boynton Beach, the Preppy Pink Blondie as well as Preppy Panache recently shared news of their excursions.
On a related note, we can’t remember if we previously posted this next tidbit or not, but the Palm Beach Daily News reports that Lilly Pulitzer has been dubbed the “Queen of Prep” by exhibition director Lori J. Durante.
“Lilly Pulitzer Rousseau is a legend in her own time. She created a Palm Beach look, featuring bright Key West fabrics, which has been a favorite with resorters since the fashions came out in 1959.
Re-Lilly’s Sue Trader shared her photos from the exhibit (she is seen with Lilly in the photo above) in an absolutely fabulous post about that shows many vintage pieces from the exhibit, including this box purse from the 1970s.
The show runs through May 11, so there is still hope all those of us yet to make the trip.
“The engagement was announced on Twitter and Facebook.
So perhaps it was fitting that Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding guests should receive a save-the-date letter from the Queen by fax.”
In reality, protocol dictates that other royals be given an early notice or invitation to events, The Telegraph has more:
“However, the full handwritten invitations, embossed in gold, will be sent to all 1,800 guests by the Lord Chamberlain’s Office next month.”
Our only point of confusion involves the lack of a fax here at the Prepatorium.
The Milly Minis collection is now available, we love the sailboats on this coverup for toddlers and little girls, along with the green and navy Shift Dress. Cute treasures for the Princess in your palace!
One final note about our contest giving away a copy of this:
“Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn?” is signed by best-selling author Pamela Keogh, and the big winner also happens to be an author, La Belette Rouge! Miss LBR, if you can email or message us with your shipping information, we’ll have your book on its way tomorrow!
Until next time, g’bye!