Celebrate the Palm Beach lifestyle at Lilly Pulitzer’s iconic Beach Bash this December

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Celebrate 60 Years of the Palm Beach Lifestyle at the Ultimate Palm Beach Party, Lilly Pulitzer’s Iconic Beach Bash Palm Beach

Over 700 philanthropic influencers will raise funds to benefit Palm Beach’s sea turtle and ocean conservation hub: The Sea Turtle Hospital at Loggerhead Marinelife Center


Our iconic Lilly Pulitzer once said, “If you don’t have any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.”  Beach Bash Palm Beach, now in its 13th year, is Lilly Pulitzer’s largest annual charity event.  Saving sea turtles never looked so good!

This year’s theme, For the Love of Palm Beach will celebrate 60 years of Lilly Pulitzer and will salute the new Lilly Pulitzer store on Palm Beach’s iconic Worth Avenue.  Lilly Leas Ferreira is Chairing the event for 2018.  Ferreira is Lilly Pulitzer’s granddaughter, and she has curated a powerful new host committee tasked with exceeding the event’s philanthropic goals.

“Beach Bash has always been a great event, but this year, we have a new level of community support and excitement surrounding the Bash,” said Ferreira. “The committee is going above and beyond, and we can’t wait to celebrate For the Love of Palm Beach in support of Loggerhead Marinelife Center.”

On Saturday, Dec. 29, from 8 p.m. to midnight, over 700 guests will spend a beautiful evening at The Beach Club on Palm Beach for one of the most anticipated celebrations of the social season.

Decked in their brightest Lilly fashion, guests will enjoy:

  • Rosé by Whispering Angel and Frosé by The Palm
  • Blow-out and make-up bar by Anushka
  • Fresh juice creations by Field of Greens
  • Flowing libations, featuring Funky Buddha Brewery and Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • Trying their luck with the Kendra Scott jewelry pull
  • Heavy bites in the Beach Club’s bistro
  • Exciting entertainment, dancing and performances
  • Décor by world-renowned event designer Bruce Sutka
  • The Lilly Casita, a new lounge and cabana area
  • A lavish thank you bag, featuring surprise items for each guest

“We are thrilled to help celebrate 60 years of Lilly Pulitzer fashion and lifestyle at this year’s Beach Bash Palm Beach,” said Jack E. Lighton, LMC president & CEO. “Beach Bash Palm Beach is one of the most iconic philanthropic events of the social season and will help to showcase Palm Beach’s most treasured environmental assets: sea turtles, magnificent beaches and azure blue ocean waters.”

The 2018 Beach Bash Palm Beach Committee includes event Chair Lilly Leas Ferreira and Co-Chair Nick Kassatly. Additional host committee members are: Sean Ferreira, Stacy Kassatly, Kent Anderson, Billy & Katie Benjamin, Jett & Eve Beres, Giovanni Di Stadio & Jack E. Lighton, Robert & Kimberly Gimson, Paul & Danielle Lawler, Kelly Ring, Nickolas & Nicole Sargent, Tyler & Camilla Sargent, Carter & Meghan Taylor, and Savannah Wentley.

Beach Bash Palm Beach tickets start at $250 per person prior to event; $325 at the door. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Private cabana sponsorships are available.

As of this date Beach Bash Palm Beach sponsors include: presenting sponsor Lilly Pulitzer, Jupiter Medical Center, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Hamilton Jewelers, Whispering Angel Rosé, Anushka, Field of Greens, Kendra Scott, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Funky Buddha Brewery.

For more information or for sponsorship opportunities, visit marinelife.org/beachbash or contact Tracy Gulick, director of development, at tgulick@marinelife.org.


About Loggerhead Marinelife Center:

Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a nonprofit sea turtle research, rehabilitation and educational institution that promotes conservation of ocean ecosystems with a focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles. The Center features an on-site hospital, research laboratory, educational exhibits and aquariums, and also operates the Juno Beach Pier, which hosts world-class angling and sightseeing. Situated on one of the world’s most important sea turtle nesting beaches, Loggerhead Marinelife Center is open daily and hosts over 350,000 guests free-of-charge each year. The Center’s conservation team works with 76 local and international organizations across six continents to form partnerships and share conservation initiatives and best practices that are core to its mission of ocean conservation. The Center is expanding and has launched its Waves of Progress capital expansion campaign, designed to accelerate and amplify LMC’s conservation and education impact. When complete, the facility will offer one of the world’s most advanced and unique experiences for guests and scientific partners. For more information, visit marinelife.org or call (561) 627-8280.


About Lilly Pulitzer:

Lilly Pulitzer speaks to generations of rule-breaking, sun-followers who celebrate the spontaneous bohemian spirit of Lilly Pulitzer. The company’s effortless fashions are truly born from an original. It all happened by accident, when in 1959-ish Lilly (McKim) Pulitzer—a stylish Palm Beach hostess and socialite whose husband Peter Pulitzer owned several Florida citrus groves—needed a project of her own. With Peter’s produce, she opened a juice stand on Via Mizner, just off Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. Lilly Pulitzer’s business was a hit, but squeezing oranges, lemons, limes, and pink grapefruit made a mess of her clothes. Realizing that she needed a juice stand uniform, Lilly asked her dressmaker to design a dress that would camouflage the stains. The result? A comfortable sleeveless shift dress made of bright, colorful printed cotton in pink, green, yellow and orange. Although her customers liked Lilly’s juice, they loved her shift dresses. Soon Lilly was selling more shift dresses than juice, so she decided to stop squeezing and focus on designing and selling her “Lillys.” Lilly Pulitzer became a fashion sensation and a creator of authentic American resort wear as we know it. The brand is celebrating their 60th anniversary throughout 2019 and continues to create authentic printed styles straight from the in-house print design studio. To learn more about Lilly Pulitzer’s 60th Anniversary celebrations, head here.