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Beach Bash Palm Beach 2018

December 29, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm


Over 600 fashion-loving guests danced the night away at Lilly Pulitzer's Beach Bash helping save sea turtles, their ocean home and Palm Beach's iconic coastline.

Over 600 philanthropic influencers attended the social highlight of the season: Beach Bash Palm Beach,
presented by Lilly Pulitzer, on Saturday, Dec. 29 at The Beach Club on Palm Beach. The fete, now in its 13th year, is Lilly Pulitzer’s largest annual charity event, and it raised critical funds for The Sea Turtle Hospital at Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC).

Outfitted in their brightest Lilly Pulitzer attire, notable guests enjoyed vibrant resort-wear fashion, Rosé by Whispering Angel, Frosé by The Palm, flowing libations, featuring Funky Buddha Brewery, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and the very popular Field of Greens Handmade Juice Stand. Guests danced the night away to pulse-quickening tunes and a live Junkanoo band. The Beach Club chefs prepared a delicious menu to keep guests energized so they could spend the entire evening enjoying the sights and sounds of Palm Beach’s signature must-attend event.

The event’s theme, For the Love of Palm Beach celebrated 60 years of Lilly Pulitzer and the glittering heritage of Palm Beach fashion and lifestyle. World-renowned Event Designer Bruce Sutka curated the décor, with heavy nods to Lilly Pulitzer's history in Palm Beach, which included glimmering lanterns, posh cabanas, a trellised dance floor and projections of Palm Beach, the ocean and some of the brand's most vibrant resort wear prints enveloping guests in the event’s signature theme #ForTheLoveOfPalmBeach. Beach Bash guests also enjoyed a lash and braid bar by Anushka, entering Kendra Scott’s buried treasure jewelry pull, and an exclusive silent auction that included Palm Beach staycations, shopping sprees and more. Guests left with a Lilly Pulitzer swag bag which included a Lilly Pulitzer Beach Towel and a sea turtle adoption of Shelly, a current sea turtle patient at LMC. Shelly is named in honor of Lilly Pulitzer's longstanding partnership with LMC, Palm Beach's sea turtle and ocean conservation hub. Read more about Shelly here.

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 60-ish anniversary throughout 2019 and continues to create authentic printed styles straight from the in-house print design studio.

For more information, please contact Tracy at: 561.627.8280 ext. 103
or tgulick@marinelife.org.

* Must be 21 years of age or older to attend Beach Bash Palm Beach.

View 2018 Beach Bash Palm Beach photos here >


Lilly Leas Ferriera, Chair | Nick Kassatly, Co-Chair
Kent Anderson | Billy & Katie Benjamin | Jett & Eve Beres | Giovanni Di Stadio & Jack E. Lighton
Sean Ferreira | Robert & Kimberly Gimson | Stacy Kassatly | Paul & Danielle Lawler | Kelly Ring
Nick & Nicole Sargent | Tyler & Camila Sargent | Carter & Meghan Taylor | Savannah Wentley

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Thank you to our generous sponsors for their continued support of Beach Bash Palm Beach and Loggerhead Marinelife Center!

Presenting Sponsor
Lifeguard Sponsors

Valet Sponsor

Cabana Sponsors


Christopher Asplundh Hali Asplundh Matthew Asplundh
Bill & Katie Benjamin Robert & Kimberly Gimson The Mullen Foundation

In-kind Sponsors



December 29, 2018
8:00 pm - 11:59 pm


Tracy Gulick
561-627-8280 ext. 103


The Beach Club
755 N. County Road
Palm Beach, Florida 33408
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