Friday, May 13, 2011



M A Y   S A L E





10:00 - 5:00


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Palm Beach Invades Charlotte: Lilly Pulitzer Home Collection

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade. 

That is exactly what Lilly Pulitzer did in 1959.  While her husband was busy tending to his family's orange groves, Lilly, a newly wed and also new to Palm Beach, started a juice stand.  Soon, Pulitzer's clothes had become stained from the juices, but instead of viewing them as ruined, she saw them as color inspiration.  Lilly took the inspiration and ran with it, designing a line of brightly colored dresses.  The line's fresh look resonated with people across the country and quickly became a trend in the most notable resort towns.  And as you know, the rest is history.  Lilly Pulitzer® can be found in stores throughout the States and has evolved into a household name. 

Lilly Pulitzer® has now taken the brand to the next level, finding a home in our home, not just in our closets.  Lilly Pulitzer Home® is a new collection that includes furniture from beds to coffee tables and desks, from dining room tables and chairs to settees and sofas. 

Collection now available exclusively through
L a u r a  P a r k  I n t e r i o r s
at Cotswold Marketplace

Monday, May 2, 2011

I don't think we're in Kansas anymore...

When Dorothy awoke after a tornado tore through her home, she realized she and Toto were not in Kansas anymore.  But for a lot of people in the South, they did not wake up to a magical land filled with witches, talking tin men, walking scarecrows, and singing lions.  Unfortunately, people found ruin and destruction with every turn of a corner.  Now, thousands of people have to start the rebuilding process.  It is a shame to have to start afresh when not by personal choice, but due to the choice of Mother Nature...

Of course, it got me thinking...  Where do you start the rebuilding process?  How do you even know where to begin when so much of what you know how been destroyed?  Does an event that is as destructive as the tornadoes were, leave such a scar that you pick up and start somewhere new, free of all memories of what you lost?  Do you try to recreate the home and community to be what is was before, as you remember it?  Or do you start from scratch, leaving behind the memories of the familiar, and push towards something new and fresh?  How do we even begin to put ourselves in the shoes of the people who are struggling with these questions... 

Out thoughts are with all of those affected by the devastating tornadoes.  Your ruby slippers are your strength and courage.