It was Palm Springs meets Palm Beach when fresh, fun-loving Trina Turk arrived at C. Orrico this weekend -- and the response was unbelievable!!!! We had so many of favorite customers, as well as first-timers in the store to meet the woman who's palette is retro-fresh and whose designs are effortless, yet playfully sophisticated that the designer who came in unsure of what to expect went home almost speechless!
Over 300 people Saturday afternoon made for a welcoming committee like only Palm Beach could bestow. We were honored to share Trina with our friends, and we were thrilled that you all made her so welcome. Because if Palm Beach has the desert, the mineral springs and the classic movie star glamour, we have the lush tropical jungles, killer fountains -- and YOU!

Having sold almost al the Trina Turk for spring in stock -- and it was fabulous -- we're getting more in. So don't fret if your size is missing, we're trying to reload.... and take comfort, too, in how amazing the summer is. Trina brought samples, and if you didn't see, you can go on faith: it may be her best collection yet! Turquoise, cerulean, mango, verdant greens...

Oh Boy!

The entire Orrico Family welcomes Master Ryan James Munder Jr. into the world on this Easter Sunday at 5:00pm. 8lbs 2 oz and 20 1/4 inches long of handsome love. I was privileged to drive Nicole to the hospital this afternoon to meet her very anxious husband, Ryan. She was a trooper on the ride there. In between contractions, exactly 4 minutes apart, we managed a few giggles. I went back to the hospital to meet this very anticipated bundle of joy and was honored to hold him. He is precious, and yes, as beautiful if not more than his parents.

We love all three of you. Congratulations.


The 3rd annual Bootlegger Ball was held to benefit the Make a Wish Foundation at Mar A Lago. The night was filled with stars and diamonds thanks to David Morris and 50 wishes that were granted tonight. Champagne glasses were filled with a special treat. One real diamond in the ruff to be found amongst 99 other cubics. One lucky winner. There were trips to South Africa, Paris, London and Las Vegas. Our favorite, Kenney Chesney tickets and custom built play houses all made for a very lucrative evening for such a wonderful benefit. What a glorious evening.

We can't wait until the 4th annual Bootlegger Ball next year. Nicole, Andrea, Crissy and Darcy together made a magical night for everyone involved. Thank You.


You know it's season when we're hosting what feels like the best parties in the world... with everyone we love... only it's ALL of our out of town friends coming in during the Spring Break break. And when all you wanna do is get your pals from everywhere dressed in the prettiest looks, catch up on their families, beaus, achievements and weight loss secrets, getting away for an actual meal is not just impossible, it's unthinkable...
After all, who might you miss for something as silly as food?

Still, with the new sleek six 6 (!!!!) Kathie as our role model, we're taking a cue for the mostly vegetarian Orrico sister and her trick for maintaining her energy during these crazy days of "ohmygoodness, it's been so long... wait'll you see this amazing little dress/pair of shorts/darling pair of shoes...": Hamburger Heaven's Black & White.

The Black & White, for the uninitiated, is a hand scooped vanilla ice cream, heavy chocolate syrup extra thick milk shake. Made as only Cindy and the girls at Hamburger Heaven can do it!!!

Thick enough to satisfy and fill up your tummy. Plenty of calcium to build your bones. Sugar to burn in the afternoon stretch. And... of course... enough chocolate to release your way-high-to-great-pleasure zones in full-throttle throes.

Anyone coming to PB who wants a real Palm Beach experience need only wander half a block North on South County Road, You don't even need to get in the line; get it to go. Nothing like a Black & White to walk the streets and sate your every hungry... well, every hungry except what're you wearing tonight! (But, hey, we've already got that covered for you...!)

Classic Palm Beach Style AND Wet T-Shirt Contest

Leave it to Kathie... Only our sister could be drinking a kamboucha, the fermented juice beverage that is way good for you, and somehow end up creating a geiser in a glass bottle. But that's just what she did yesterday, right there at the cash register/counter!
Opening her cold delicious beverage, there was spontaneous combustion, covering her in her frilly Lilly polo that merges the best of play with tiny tuxedo ruffles and soaking a good bit of the carpet. Thankfully, no one's merchandise was near the explosion, but... one of our good humor customers from D.C. couldn't help himself
Chuckling as only a man with a true sense of comedy can, he looked at the drenches Kathie, let out a low whistle and said, "Now you guys really have got it all: Lilly Pulitzer, every other great line AND a wet -shirt contest."
Thankfully, everyone else remained in their Lilly, Milly, Tibi, Trina, GoVan Go and beyond. But for that one moment, the Cinderella sister looked like the epitome of springbreak in Ft Lauderdale.


Trina Turk is quick to laugh, to notice an architectural element that stands out, to draw on her Southern California background for inspiration. Since 1995, she’s been inspiring forward thinking women who believe that fashion doesn’t mean being a victim, embracing her figure flattering clothes with a vehemence that made Barney’s NY, Fred Segal LA and Saks Fifth Avenue embrace the West Coast-based designer who threw the rules out the window from the very beginning – and leading her to relationships with Nordstroms, Neiman Marcus and many fabulously chic tastemaker boutiques around the nation.
Having quickly evolved into a multi-million dollar business based on creating wearable skirts, pants, blouses and dresses that are chic, yet casual. Turk is the kind of free-spirited look that transcends age, location and even occupation. It is that rosetta stone approach to pretty that makes the Palm Springs-based arbiter of day-to-night, office-to-dinner something more than standard issue wear-alls.
With influences ranging from Nancy Drew to Marlo Thomas’ “That Girl” and the many variations on Mary Tyler Moore, the 2005 Fashion Achievement Award winner at the Los Angeles Fashion Awards is a perfect mirror for the certain girl who makes C. Orrico her world.
And this is quick taste of the esprit du vie who shall be gracing the Palm Beach store for a very rare personal appearance on March 22.

CO: Your clothes are so wearable, yet they’re superchic, supercute, super sexy. How do you do it?
TT: I think if a woman is going to be sexy, she has to be very comfortable, especially in her clothes. Let’s be honest: fussing with an outfit just isn’t sexy.
CO: And that comes from a practical place?
TT: Well (laughing) I know what I do in a day. You’re busy, active, working… When you’ve got a lot of stuff going on, you put on your outfit, then you don’t want to think about it again.
CO: Well, what inspires you?
TT: Fabrication… Fabric is something we love, and it’s the most important part of what I do! We just got back from Premiere Vision, which is the premiere show for fabrics that happen two times a year in Paris. We were looking at the new developments, what’s coming and that gets you inspired. Plus I have a huge collection of vintage things.
You have to put that fabric together in a style that makes people want to put it on, something that looks great on them. But it starts with the fabric.
CO: Is anything else inspiring?
TT: I’m very inspired by my environment in Los Angeles. It’s super diverse. I love the architecture, all the cultures that are going on here….and then the thing I love about Palm Springs is how mid-60s and ‘70s it is. Their architecture and being in the desert! There’s a lot of prints and color… they’re definitely not shy. No, it’s very cocktail by the pool, very bold fashion.
And in Palm Springs, it’s a place where I can’t wear black. It truly begs for color.
CO: You started your career with OP… Did Ocean Pacific influence you?
TT: I didn’t realize it at the time. But I learned how to do the prints, to work with color, even how to work with combine color to make beautiful fabrics.
It was just junior clothing, but it gave me the tools to do what I’m doing today.
CO: Do you surf?
TT: I never learned how to surf… My brother was the surfer. I spent a lot of time at the beach. When you’re a kid in Southern California, you don’t know it’s “a culture,” you just live in it, and it manifests. But it’s not something you’re thinking about…
CO: Still escape is a big part of what your clothes provide! Even sitting at work…
TT: Our women are professional… a lot of interior designers, graphic designers, realtors. These are women who have a bit more freedom and creativity in how they look going to work. And they all understand the varying modes of escape: it can be the Cayman Islands or a massage, but they embrace that.
We get a broad range of women who understand that… We get Moms and teenagers, both shopping in our store; maybe not buying the same pieces, but they’re both finding things they love. In Palm Springs, we’ll even get older customers, who have a very young attitude and have taken care of their bodies; they want clothes that reflect that, which is great.
So we try for a classic American look, and I’d prefer people to think it’s chic more than sexy. If we err on the side of chic, then I think we’re okay.
CO: That’s certainly Palm Beach! Is there anything you hope to see while you’re here?TT: I’ve only been there in the summer, so this is my first visit ‘In Season.’
I hope to see people wearing wild colors, walking around. I hope to see what I have in my head. I may not, but it would be so cool to see people wearing all the brightest colors… and my husband and I are also looking forward to seeing all the vintage furniture stores on Dixie Highway.
CO: So you’re going to have fun while you’re here?
TT: We have fun all the time. People sometimes think I’m this really happy person, because of the line… but it’s really because we all love what we do. That leaves its mark: the happiness and the optimism just come out in the clothes.


It's not just Palm Beach Fashion Week... It's also the Miami Film Festival, and there've been some constellations floating north to take in the island's nightlife. 2006 Superbowl Champ Indianapolis Colt QB Peyton Manning has been seen enjoying the vibe at Cucina the last few nights, and our favorite quirkgenue Drew Barrymore checked out the mirror ball and disco apocalpyse as well.
It's not that Palm Beach is necessarily better -- that depends on what YOU like -- but it certainly has its own flavor, and it's yummy enough to attract the glitterati! For us, though, we're all about the penne a la vodka... and seeing our friends on the veranda.
Meanwhile it was also about the lovely cocktail party out by the Ritz Carlton's pool. Lots of Lilly Resort and Spring floating around the gathered masses of people from here, there and everywhere taking in a style so singular it really can only happen here.

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