We were asked to be part of a wonderful charity event benefiting WXEL, our local public broadcasting service, at Mar A Lago. Woman with Wings and Wisdom. C. Orrico presented a fashion show of Lilly Pulitzer Spring 2009. The guest speaker was Suze Orman...clearly a woman with wisdom, I did not see wings, but I am sure she has a set. The theme of the event was Lilly Pulitzer, 50 years of a colorful life. Lilly was our guest. She definitely has wings. Wisdom goes wihout saying.

Suze was uplifting and empowering. She paid tribute to Lilly herself with a personal story. It brought the audience to a teary eyed standing ovation. It was a story of Suze being down and out. No money,credit cards to the hilt, no job. She said she was at the low of lows. A friend had invited her to Palm Beach and with an invite to Lilly's for dinner. Suze said she could not believe they were eating at the infamous Lilly Pulitzers house. Sheepishly Suze went. When she arrived at the house Lilly treated her as if she knew Suze her whole life. She made Suze feel like an amazing individual who was the most important person to Lilly herself. Then Suze realized she made everyone in the room feel this way. What a wonderful woman. No matter a dignitarie or a car detailer....Lilly treats all as equal.

1 comment:

BLC :o said...

Oh la la, what a fabulous event (and picture)! Xoxo-BLC

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