I have actually been on a work trip for the past week and this was the perfect poolside read. I am about halfway through the book and will be finished by this weekend. The book is written by Kathryn Livingston, who started as a staff writer at Harper's Bazaar and then became an editor at Town & Country. More recently she has worked at Time Inc and Tiffany & Co.
In the middle of the book there are several pages of photos from throughout Lilly's life: her childhood, her first marriage, her children, her second marriage, her business, and all of her famous customers like Jacqueline Kennedy.
The book takes you from the very beginning of Lilly's fashion business (the juice stand days when she was a mother to three young children) to the brand's revival in recent years. I am interested to read that last chapter as I met James Bradbeer and Scott Beaumont when I went to the Lilly Pulitzer Martha Stewart special in New York back in 2009. Relaunching a brand is never easy so I applaud them for bringing Lilly back!
I highly recommend picking up this book. If you are looking for something fun to read at the beach or pool this definitely fits the bill! Lilly Pulitzer truly lived a colorful life!
Please note: I was sent a copy of the book to review. All opinions and words are my own