Happy Birthday Grace Kelly! (and Happy Birthday Dad!)

Happy Birthday, Grace
Happy Birthday, Dad
We love you


Mackenzie Childs Candy Cottage

I'm so dying to go to NYC this holiday season to see the MK Courtly Check Candy Cottage! See a glimpse at this Youtube video here.
It seems magical!


Invitation to Taste of Success!

I want to extend an invitation to any followers in the DC area to a special event this Thursday evening.
The 4th Annual benefit event for StreetWise Partners, "Taste of Success” is a celebration
at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C.
A premier tasting and sampling event, the evening will bring together notable restaurants and business professionals in the to honor StreetWise Partners’ program to improve economic opportunities for low-income individuals.

At Taste of Success, prominent area vendors will treat attendees to a selection of the area’s best food
and drinks. Firms represented will include the Advisory Board Company, Cambridge Associates, Charles River Associates, the Corporate Executive Board, Deloitte, Kaiser Associates, KPMG, PwC, and many others.

The best restaurants and vendors will be at the event, including Circa; Room 11; El Tamarindo; CafĂ© Saint-Ex; H Street Country Club; Capitol Lounge; Luke’s Lobster; Casa Nonna; Pitango Gelato; Heinken; Amstel Light; Elephant & Castle; Popchips; Stella; Hoegaarden; Leffe; Old Dominion Brewing Company; First Vine; Calvert Woodley; Acacia Bistro; Buddha Bar; Founding Farmers; Shake Shack; Breadsoda; Scion; Think Food Group; Lyon Hall; The Liberty Tavern; NorthSide Social; Bobby’s Burger Palace; Mio Restaurant; District ChopHouse & Brewery; Medium Rare; and ShopHouse.
Event Details
When: Thursday, October 20, 7pm – 10pm
Where: The Carnegie Institution for Science, 1530 P Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

How: Event tickets are $65 and can be purchased here.



Breast Cancer Hope

Pink is not just a color it’s the strength, Hope, Faith, Courage for the woman who are Survivors of BREAST CANCER. Be tough enough to wear Pink and spread the awareness of Breast cancer.


Poppy King meets Kate Spade!

From the perfect lipstick to mergers and acquisitions.

LESSONS OF A LIPSTICK QUEEN follows Poppy King's extraordinary journey through the world of business and teaches you how to be more entrepreneurial in your own life.

If an eighteen-year-old girl's search for the ideal matte lipstick can turn into a multimillion-dollar company, anything is possible. When Poppy King finished high school, all she had to show for herself were some lackluster grades and a hundred and one ways to get out of phys ed. Within three years, however, she became the president of her highly successful lipstick brand, Poppy Industries.

In Lessons of a Lipstick Queen, Poppy reveals how she managed to launch a multimillion-dollar business, extracting valuable lessons from the experience as she goes along. Through King's example, you can learn how to become a real entrepreneur- from recognizing a good idea and finding financing. to marketing yourself and your brand, to approaching the media, and avoiding common pitfalls. In a world where everyone is looking to get ahead it's essential to think like an entrepreneur. Much more than just a guide to success. Lessons of a Lipstick Queen is a candid adventure story designed to take you on a journey of self-discovery.

POPPY KING is an internationally renowned trend spotter, color expert, and innovative business leader. Today, King lives in New York City and has recently launched a new line of lipsticks called Lipstick Queen, available at fine retailers.

"Poppy King is the Henry Ford of lipsticks and she shows you how to be a picky entrepreneur without losing your flossy-flossy"

- Simon Doonan, Author of Eccentric Glamour

A percentage of proceeds from this book will be donated to K.I.D.S Kids in Distressed Situations which provides goods to children who are ill, living in poverty or victims of natural disaster. To learn more click here.

Also available in Canada in Chapters and Indigo stores and www.chapters.indigo.ca


My new Sheets!

I've been waiting for months to sleep in my bed because I couldn't find sheets I really love. Finally I stumbled upon these gorgeous candy striped high thread count linens by a wonderful little company called Ziccibea ...... and I knew I was destined for sweet dreams in own bed again soon!  These are the most fresh fun frette-esque textiles for bedding I've seen in a long time. The brainchild of design school best friends Shoshana and Yali, these sheets are just one of the many ideas generated in their creative factory in New York City. 
Ziccibea creates "custom" bedding designs to work with clients' interiors. Most sheets are not designed that way, probably the very reason why I was hung up for so long on being able to find sheets I liked well enough to put in my newly re-done bedroom interior. The two women entrepreneurs combined 20 years of design experience and created the Zicci Bea brand to provide quality and affordable options for the home, with an emphasis on design. Their textiles embody the company's belief that a home is more than just a place to live. It’s an escape and retreat from the rigor of the real world. Ziccibea has truly enhanced my "escape". 
Furthermore, the linens further embody a spirit for sustainability through their "Healthy Earth Commitment": bedding produced at a plant that is strictly regulated through the Oeko–Tex certification process — using no pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, fragrances or dyes."

Sweet dreams!

Coordinating Palette of Ideas:


kate spade & lilly pulitzer clothing for sale!

 Franco Multi-patch dress sz.0 Brand New with tags. Selling for $70 shipped!
NWT jubilee laffy daffy dress size 0 $90 Shipped

Lilly Pulitzer size 2 ladies pineapple skirt - $10 shipped!


Summer Sale! 4th of July discount & prices reduced

Email me at melanielillian@me.com if you're interested in any items below. Take an additional 10% off when you buy two items or more! Happy summer sale shopping :)

 Lilly Pulitzer Gold/Creamy Beige ballet flats with coral detail - like new - size 6.5/7. $55

 Lilly Pulitzer Cork Wedge Sandals in silver. There is some toe-mark on the interior, but otherwise great condition! Size 6.5/7 - $30

Cute Sailor Stripe Summer Cotton Top - Size M. $8

Lilly Pulitzer Holiday Collection Chartreuse Green Silk Skirt - Size 0-2. This skirt is just darling! However, after almost two years of hanging in my closet I can't find enough events to wear it to! I think it would be perfect for a holiday soiree! Matching green silk belt can be tied in bow. $50 reduced to $48

Lilly Pulitzer Shift with Lace Ribbon Detail at Hem - Size 4. Lined and piping along the top. $65 reduced to $58

Lilly Pulitzer Britt Halter Dress - Size 0 - Brand New with Tags attached. $40 reduced to $38
Lilly Pulitzer Tumbler Travel Mug in Private Property pattern - Brand New! Retails for $21.95. Asking $14 reduced to $12

 Vineyard Vines Girls Size 14 Capri Pants. White chino with "Pink Barefoot" cuffs that can optionally turn up. There is a light pen stain on the bottom left leg, shown below. $15 reduced to $12

Banana Republic Pique Martin Style Capris White Size 0. Flat silk-lined pockets in back. $18 reduced to $15

(needs to be pressed a bit - these iron beautifully however)

 J. McLaughlin (also needs ironing) Brand New with Tags Black/Cream Tuxedo Top - Size 0. From 2010 Winter Collection. Silk Collar. This was too big for me so I never wore it, but I wish it fit because it's perfect for wearing with skirts and suits! Leotard bottom tucks in and keeps it nice and flat. $60 reduced to $50
Le Creuset Mini Cocotte Metallic Charcoal. Brand New without lid. Retails for $60.
Asking $12 reduced to $8