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Florida toes in the sand-the dressy look
Florida toes in the sand-the dressy look.

Say the words Florida Style and likely you will receive a variety of reactions from out of state people. Those of our friends from sophisticated locales such as NYC or Toronto may smile indulgently at us as if we were children and say something like oh you mean like Jimmy Buffet?

Well Florida Style means many different things to many people. To some of our visitor friends from up north Florida style means toes in the sand as much as possible and thus a daily routine of flip flops and shorts over bathing suits or maybe for a more dressy look dressier shorts and flip flops for dinner.

Well yes, Jimmy Buffet is indeed an worldwide symbol of the Florida lifestyle and just how great it can be. He let the secret out of just how stress free living in paradise can be and he built an empire out of it in the process. So Jimmy Buffet is no laughing matter to Floridians.

Jimmy Buffet living the Florida dream
Jimmy Buffet living the Florida dream.

But take for a moment that other iconic Florida brand, I’m speaking of the one and only Lilly Pulitzer. Lilly Pulitzer and her husband Peter Pulitzer moved to Palm Beach in the 1950’s where Peter owned several orange groves. Showing her creative and zesty entrepreneurial side early on, Lilly designed a series of floral patterned shift dresses that she could wear while selling her juices at the fruit stand they owned.

The original and iconic Lilly shift dress. An instant classic.
The original and iconic Lilly shift dress. An instant classic.

The Lilly Pulitzer dresses became an instant hit and a must have for every woman in Palm Beach and just like that a style icon and a brand was born. The rest is history. Today Lilly Pulitzer is a lifetsyle brand coveted by woman around the world and her bright fun patterns can be found on everything from table settings, bed linens and outdoor furniture to jeeps, airplanes, paddle boards and even bicycles! There are 3 local Lilly Pulitzer stores in the Manatee/Sarasota areas. You can find the clothing at the St. Armands Lilly Pulitzer, the University Town Center in Sarasota and right here on Anna Maria Island at the Island Cabana on Pine Avenue.

Lilly Pulitzer patterend jeep. Every Florida girl’s dream!
Lilly Pulitzer patterend jeep. Every Florida girl’s dream!

So the next time you are craving a cheesburger in paradise, throw on a Lilly dress, grab your Lilly beach cruiser and head on over to Duffy’s Tavern on AMI for your burger cold draft beer and some iconic Florida style!

Perfect for beach cruisin Florida Style!
Perfect for beach cruisin Florida Style!

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