Photographing Lilly Pulitzer’s House

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Living room detail of Lilly Pulitzer’s home featured in Vanity Fair.

One of our past editorial assignments sent us to the Palm Beach home of the one and only Lilly Pulitzer.  Photographing Lilly Pulitzer house in Palm Beach was a wonderful opportunity.  Lilly was delightful and charming!  She greeted us at the door and gave us full run of the house.  Each room had a story, which Lilly was more than willing to share.  The property was surrounding by lush, tropical Florida gardens.  When we were ready to break for lunch, Lilly insisted that she make us lunch saying, “You won’t get a better meal in all of Palm Beach!”   She was right!  Dining at her small kitchen table, we enjoyed homemade liver wurst sandwiches, although I must admit liver wurst is not a favorite of mine.  Lilly entertained us with colorful and captivating stories of old Palm Beach.  At the end of a long day of shooting, Lilly stood in her doorway and waved goodbye saying  “Come and visit anytime, my door is always open.”  That was Lilly.


Photographing Lilly Pulitzer house in Palm Beach
Front entry complete with hats, bags and an “L”

2 June 2016