New Season New Store

Yesterday we debuted our newly renovated store in Palm beach to James Bradbeer, President of Lilly Pulitzer Corp. We held our breathe as he walked through the front doors. In seconds the world could hear the sigh of relief. He loved it and even applauded us. It does look really great.
Splashey accents of the hottest pink known to man adorn the pillars and a few walls.
Fresh bright shiny white bead board trim all of the walls.
Crown molding to last one a lifetime.
New lighting and a new layout.
We put our leading lady front and center...Lilly Pulitzer.
Followed by the Queens court Trina Turk,Tibi, and Shoshanna.

The back of the store is more casual beach chic. Great big dressing rooms have its own giant room.

We can't wait to see everyone and show you around!

The Lilly Road

Road trip up to King of Prussia to Lilly headquarters was a blast.
Spring 2011 was presented to us and I have several things to say.

Oh My God......Can you say Mad Men? Everything this season is 50's flirty dresses and Lilly is on it. Over 40 amazing silhouettes are in this incredible grouping.

It starts with a POP in January with a print called Pop Purple Optical confusion and finishes up with Lillys Pink Big Squeeze. This grouping came from the pop cultural influence and features a one shoulder wonder!

The Whittaker will be here in January 2011 in two prints for $258.00.

The next section is dedicated to virgins....just kidding. The White Dress presentation is breathtaking. Very soft,lacy, and pure. Very Uma meets Pfeiffer. Dresses with a strap have a two finger rule, which all of us Moms know is great for graduation or religious events. We are excited about all 12 dresses in this group.

This is the Reeve Dress at $368.00 in our door February 10, 2011.

Not to give it all away at once we will tickle you with a little at

a time.

We heart Lifeguards

My fifteen minutes or rather 15 seconds of fame. Our local news covered a story about the towns budget and cutting our Ocean Rescue....yes Lifeguards. I sat through the entire meeting in great hopes this would not happen. Well, it did not!

Sisters and an Apple

Casey and I went to The Big Apple for two days, yes I flew. Yes, It was great and I had fun. so I can't wait until September when we buy for Spring.

We stayed at Le Parker Meridien ,which houses the famous "Norma's" restaurant. Incredible food and a must do for breakfast. I will try to julienne veggies for my egg white omelets. Amazing how the ordinary veggie omelet became a work of art by just changing the texture and shape of an ingredient. Huh? Food for thought... yeah yeah no pun intended. oh and do not get the $1000.00 caviar omelet, but if you do can I have a taste?

Off to the shows for our November/December buy. Milly's theme : Jackie O goes sailing. Very fresh bright yellow, true navy, cornflower blue all with bright whites + sailboats of course.

Tibi went Safari. Muted drab khaki,light lavender,safari beige and of course great sparkles. We found a few new lines,which you will see in the late fall. No no you can't know about it now. It wouldn't be a surprise then silly. Nanette outdid her self with embellishments galore in all the right spaces.

Great restaurant for dinner, Serafina between Park and Madison on 61st. Whole wheat aglio e olio, giant chicken milanese, and mouth watering salmon. Great neighborhood and people watching galore.

After I went for quite a long walk all over 5th and Madison soaking up the city, I ran into so many people from our area. No anonymity for me. Good thing I am an open book huh?

Randoms I came upon, of all people, two of the Lilly print designers....Jeff and Paige. I will be seeing you in a few weeks up in KOP to see Spring 2011. Then I headed right to the pink and green of Madison Ave. Good to see how the other half lives. Somehow it works for me a little better in Palm Beach, but the New York scene deserves a bought of Lilly now and then.

We (heart) The Love List

Not too long ago,I recieved a facebook message from a "friend". Her name is Jessica Graves and she has a blog named The Love List.

She was going to be in Palm Beach and wanted to stop by and chat. Thankfully I did respond back to Jessica and told her it would be great... blah blah blah. Out of sight, out of mind. Fast forward.

On Tuesday mid afternoon a groovy young girl walked in wearing Jules Reid with a Krystal Sasso necklace and turquoise blue nail polish. She of course caught my eye. As she approached me telling me she had written to me ect..... I thought to myself yet again..... by the skin of my teeth. Luckily, I was in the store with Casey writing orders for this upcoming season and thank God I was here to meet this fun and extraordinarily talented girl. A girl who had interest in writting about us? Who would have imagined.

We had cheesecake....yes cheesecake. Cheesecake solves several problems and soothes the mind. Well at least in our book it does. We had a lovely time with Jessica, our new friend, and we can"t wait to spend more time with her in person and on her blog.

Her blog is more delicious than any cheesecake around and we are so proud to be a part of it.

One page or Two?

Okay so sorry about any confusion from the three sisters.

We had two Facebook pages.

One for a group and one for local business.

We have kept the local business page because after all we are locally global.....not an oxymoron in the least.

We started a great campaign too!

With every 50 new members a random follower will be selected to recieve a $125.00 C. ORRICO Gift Certificate! So far we have selected 3 winners!

Congratulations to Susan Ramano Trader, Ashley Jackson, and Kate Benjamin!

When we hit 1200, 1250, 1300... members we will be giving away more great prizes. Plus a special surprise when we hit 1500!

National Wear Your Lilly Day...with Lilly herself.

So some people woke up yesterday thinking it's just another hot summer day in Palm Beach. Wrong!

A few lucky people were blasted into Pink orbit while shopping in our store right next to the one and only Jungle Queen herself, Lilly. After all it was wear your Lilly day and it was National.

Well at least a marked holiday in our books.

If you were on the ball or at least instinctively, as usual had your Lilly on ,we bestowed upon you a gift certificate as reward to shop and get more. We handed out scags of them in and out of the store.

An adorable family of four got the special treat of receiving their Gift right from Lilly herself. Luck of the draw she was in birthday shopping for her own daughters Liza and Minnie.

We hope the Kranich family will remember this day forever and Alexandra loves her Cameron capri pants.

What a special moment. and Thank you for supporting us.

WE Love to CRASH

So a few weeks ago was the famous Family Disney Trip. Staying as always at The Boardwalk Hotel in our fav room right off the pool. If any one watches DIY network and the show Yard Crashers with Ahmed Hassen will enjoy this one.

My husband loves this show but even more so his "man-crush" on Ahmed has me wondering a bit sometimes. I get it.... he can do yards like no other + he is funny and a guys guy. Cute too.

Well we are at the pool and my husband is starring at this guy for a bit and then jumps up from his chair and like a star struck girl (small exaggeration) screams "AHMED" Oh My God!!!

He, Ahmed, couldn't have been more personal and adorable. After all he was on a family/work vacation at Epcot's Garden Show at a speaking engagement ans we were groping him verbally and a lil' physically.

Our yard is still dull but maybe one day he will remember us!

Spring Safari

Thanks to our friends at The Palm on Park - we now have photos to show from Kathie's trip to NYC and the Spring Safari!

Kathie with Janie, the head print designer at Lilly, and Jen who owns The Palm on Park

Jen - one of our very favorive Lilly girls! - and Kris, one of the managers at The Palm on Park

Jack, one of the print designers. Jack and the other wonderful Lilly artists were painting original works of art in the lobby, which were later auctioned off.

Actor Steve Guttenburg made it to the event - but we think he forgot about the dress code, Lilly or Louder!

Coming this Summer...

a Lilly printed beach cruiser!
Lilly has partnered with Van Dessel Sport to created this one-of-a-kind bike, featuring a washed out version of the Full Sun print - this time in soft pinks, greens, and yellows. The bike is available for $450 and will begin shipping the week of August 1st. Pre-orders yours now by emailing us at Stop traffic, save money on gas, and look absolutely adorable!

Inspiration Velocified

If you want to get inspired while on two wheels than sign up for a Velocity Cycling Class.

This two man owned, several wonderful person operated, something square foot workout mecca is located on the nothing 5th block of Clematis. Chris and Blake are an experience along with your fellow 15 other riding companions. If you are up to the challenge book a reservation if you can get in!!!

One hour of the most amazing, beautiful ride you can take.

Be Velocified.

Follow the pink brick road

Just when we thought Palm Sunday would run its usual course of spring breakers popping in after church before brunch to get their latest pretty girl dresses for Easter we had a pleasant surprise.

My sister said to me, "Don't freak out but turn around!" Sorry, I freaked a little, gave him a great big hug and told him I loved him. Okay, I freaked out. so would you!

He was exchanging a Lilly suit his wife had gave him. By the way he is a 33 waist and a size medium in the Capri Swim trunk. Great six pack for a 49 year old brilliant doctor.

We really do love you Dr. Oz and thanks for choosing C.ORRICO.

Tea Time

Last Friday and Saturday morning Pink Loves Green- our Minnies store- was the setting for a very special tea.

Each day 20 little girls (and three little boys!) sipped tea (ok, pink lemonade), munched on sandwiches and other snacks...

colored Easter themed pictures...

and even got the chance to meet the Easter Bunny!

We had a great time and we are pretty sure the little ones agreed- on Friday we overheard Kendal telling her mom, "I don't want to go, can I live here?"

Spring is in the air....

We have all new Milly in the house. Rose pink and Sage green comprise the color palette just in time for the blooming flowers. Gold lame infused and ball fringe for a playfull touch. just loaded online and it is going fast in the store. have fun shopping.

Lilly Lovers

Received a great surprise in the email today! Anne, one of our favorite online customers, was kind enough to send us a photo of herself and her husband dressed to the nines in their Lillys and ready for a night on the town! Anne and John, you guys look great! Thanks for passing along the photo- it is such a treat to see our internet customers enjoying their purchases!


This seasons Vineyard Vines Collection is all about the seashore....+ Seahorses. You know how much we love the "baby carrier" of the group. Navy, Turquoise and Conch pink rule our world of the Whale! Thanks Ian and Shep for yet again another great group. Say Hi to all the girls we love up there... Adaire + Demi kiss kiss xoxo

C.ORRICO Goes Wild

President's Day weekend
and it's all for a good cause!

Special showing and sale of
Chris Leidy's
underwater photographs

and 10% of ALL profits goes to dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches

For those who are snowed in and can't make it to Palm Beach this weekend, Chris' photos can be found online at

BEFORE and Again.....

We have found the greatest tshirts on the planet Earth. These original hand silk screened printed cotton tshirts are the bomb of C. Orrico right now and we don't want our cyber girls to miss out on them.

Before and Again is named appropriately because the front is screened in one pattern and the back looks the same but wait..... look again. It is slightly varied form the front.

They come in long sleeve, crew neck short sleeve and v neck short sleeve. We have every combination available in the Palm beach store and now online.

Sizes range from X small ( 0-2) Small (2-4) Medium (4-6) Large (6-8) X Large (10-12)

Also they DO NOT shrink in the wash. We tried it out.

Are you ready...

something big is happening at C.ORRICO this weekend! Started out by getting the kids store in tip top shape- thanks to the newest Lifeguard Press goodies!

Planting Polos

Spend a little green, and plant a little green! Lilly Pulitzer has partnered with American Forests and for every polo purchased this Spring Lilly will plant a tree. Who says it's not easy being green?

We Love MILLY...

We have pre Spring in at last. The second it arrived the weather actually changed from freezing to mild. The prints are a basic lead in to the Hot Spring colors coming soon. The link print is to die for and the mini shirt dress with the chain belt is a must have. See the collection at or come and have a visit with the girls on County Road.

Carrie + Tibi + Self Magazine

Carrie Underwood was once again on the cover of Self Magazine and this time she's in Tibi! Carrie is showing off the Ocean Reef shorts in blue/green. Lucky for you we have them in two color ways.

We think she looks great in the shorts and so can you. Be a Cover Girl, let us help you.

Jules Reid + C. ORRICO = Trunk show

We love a reason to have an event and what is better than a unique clothing line coupled with a fabulous designer, a little bite to eat and a few giggling fun sisters. So we are having the first of many Trunk Shows in 2010.

Jules Reid Personal Appearance with her
Spring and Summer Collection 2010

January 15 + 16 2010

12p to 6p.
Palm Beach Store
Jules Reid brings her love of rich patterns, vibrant colors and whimsical details to her signature collection for Spring/Summer 2010. Jules Reid infuses 1970’s inspired print with classic sophisticated silhouettes. Flirty dresses, modern tunics and flowing Kimonos reflect Jules’ free-spirited personality and her exquisite personal style. Unabashedly bold patterns, unique hints of detail around hems and necklines add a feminine twist to Virginia, Beatrice, and Eloise some of Jules Reid’s top-selling styles.

As a young child, Jules and her family moved to India and since then she has spent a lifetime inspired by the exotic patterns and high voltage colors found in her mother’s saris and the painted elephants of Jaipur. Jules Reid moved to New York and began a career as a Wall Street powerhouse broker. She then took a risk and followed her childhood dream and true passion by founding her own interior design company. Jules work echoes her innate sense of design and dynamic personality with her use of bold colors and fabrics. “Designing beautiful interiors developed my sense of color and texture, but I have always been drawn to the fashion industry. Now I am designing my own patterns and fabrics – a true designer.” Jules uses silk, Italian cotton; ikat and knit jersey textiles in her collection to achieve a vintage bohemian feel combined with the sculpted feminine silhouettes of French couture.
Jules Reid is created and manufactured in New York City.

New year = New Blog

The C.ORRICO Blog New Year Resolution is...... to blog more.
We realize that you do want to know what is going on in our store. You do want to know who is shopping. You do want to know what everyone is buying. So we will bring that to you... You,our friend and our customer for the past twenty four years. Wow, that means that next year is the Big Silver Anniversary. 25 years! We have tons of surprises and events in the works. The actual date is November 30, 2010.
We will keep you up to date and need to have your input. After all you have been the main player in the story of C. ORRICO.
Thanks for the past twenty four years and may 2010 be your best dressed year ever. Certainly better than the year of the stirrup pant....hahaha

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