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It's memorial day weekend, the unofficial start to summer.  The weather where you are may not be perfect, but you can live it up like you are in Palm Beach with a little help from Lilly Pulitzer. 

Lilly's Pulitzer style & influence

I adore Lilly Pulitzer, her bright colors, fun patterns and cheeky sense of humor. You can not help but be happy when you are wearing a piece of Lilly.  It's no wonder interior designers find inspiration in her fashions; her sophisticated but casual, vibrant, playful bold use of color with multiple layering of patterns. Here's some inspiration for you... 

 

bright & fun, lilly pulitzer style

Dana Gibson

I have to include a few pictures from my hometown gal Dana Gibson!  Fun fact: I grew up across the street from her grandparents, whom I adored!  Her grandmother was a talented painter, so it's no wonder Dana has an eye for color and design.

pink lemonade margarita

Lilly believed that you should live every hour likes its happy hour.... so here's a fun recipe for pink lemonade margarita to kick off your memorial day weekend - enjoy! 

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Recipe

pink lemonade margarita

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 (12 ounces) can of frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 3 (12 ounces) cans of cold water – (just use the empty pink lemonade can)
  • 1 (12 ounces) can of tequila
  • ½ (12 ounces) can of Grand Marnier
  • Ice cubes – (I like to use crushed ice)
  • Salt to rim the glasses
  • 1 lime, wedged

DIRECTIONS

  1. Pour the (thawed) frozen lemonade concentrate into a pitcher, and fill the can with cold water.
  2. Pour into the pitcher and repeat twice for a total of 3 cans of water.
  3. Fill the can with tequila, and pour that into the pitcher.
  4. Fill about half of the can with Grand Marnier, and pour it into the pitcher.
  5. Chill in the fridge for at least an hour before serving. Or blend mixture with ice to make a frozen version.
  6. Serve over ice in salt-rimmed glasses with a lime wedge!