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Pink Retreat Returns to Palm Beach: A Tapestry of Activities Vibrant Colors and Empowerment

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Pink Retreat Returns to Palm Beach with a Kaleidoscope of Activities

Prepare for a splash of vibrant colors as Pink Retreat takes over Palm Beach and West Palm Beach from June 20-23! This annual gathering of Lilly Pulitzer enthusiasts promises an unforgettable experience with an array of activities designed to ignite your creativity and celebrate the iconic brand.

With 500 registered attendees, this year’s event boasts a record-breaking turnout. Discover The Palm Beaches, the official tourism marketing agency for the county, has proudly stepped in as presenting sponsor, making this a truly special occasion.

A Tapestry of Diverse Activities

The Pink Retreat is not just about beautiful dresses; it’s about embracing life’s vibrant hues. Dive into the following activities designed to immerse you in the rich culture and charm of South Florida:

  • Embark on a guided walking tour of Worth Avenue, exploring the iconic shopping destination.
  • Unleash your inner chef at Ganache Bakery, where you’ll create delectable cookies.
  • Sail away on a picturesque catamaran ride, soaking up the stunning coastal views.
  • Attend a journaling workshop, capturing your thoughts and experiences in a creative and reflective way.
  • Embark on a culinary adventure with a food tour of West Palm Beach, savoring the diverse flavors.
  • Learn the art of croquet, a classic and charming garden game.
  • Create your own mermaid mosaics, a unique and imaginative keepsake.
  • Take Latin and Caribbean dance classes, moving to the rhythms of our vibrant culture.
  • Participate in tassel-making with renowned fashion designer Amanda Perna, adding a touch of flair to your accessories.
  • Groove in a silent disco, immersing yourself in music without uttering a word.

Signature Events that Spark Memories

Beyond the diverse activities, Pink Retreat offers signature events that have become synonymous with its vibrant atmosphere:

  • Welcome Party: Kick off the festivities with a grand party sponsored by West Palm Beach and the Downtown Development Authority.
  • Lilly Pulitzer Talk: Discover the latest collection and behind-the-scenes details from technical design manager Linda Marie Iem.
  • Orrico Sisters’ Talks: Relish the memories of Lilly Pulitzer and Palm Beach life shared by the Orrico sisters of C. Orrico.
  • Gilded Age Afternoon Tea: Step back in time at the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum for an elegant tea party with delectable treats and fascinating stories.
  • Ladies Night: Enjoy an exclusive shopping experience at the Gardens Mall, with special discounts and surprises.
  • Pink Party: Dance the night away at the National Croquet Center, surrounded by the vibrant colors of the brand.
  • Farewell Brunch: Share your experiences and bid farewell over a delicious brunch at the Art Gallery of Camilla Webster.

A Haven of Inclusivity

Pink Retreat embraces diversity in all its forms, creating a space where women of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life feel welcome. This inclusivity extends to the representation within the brand itself, as Williams proudly noted:

“Women can come to The Pink Retreat and see themselves represented in that way,” she said. “I think that’s pretty amazing.”

Rebuilding and Revitalization

After the challenges of the pandemic, Pink Retreat has emerged stronger than ever. A dedicated marketing campaign by Discover The Palm Beaches and the unwavering support of previous attendees have fueled an impressive increase in registrations.

“We can come together no matter what you believe or how you vote,” Williams said. “It’s just a weekend where we can let our hair down and have a good time.”

Embracing the Vibrant Tapestry of South Florida

This year’s expanded activities aim to showcase the cultural richness of South Florida. From the rhythmic dance classes to the tantalizing culinary experiences, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with the local flavor and create lasting memories.

“It adds more diversity to their world, and more flavor and more vibrancy,” Williams said. “I think it’s really important for them to see and touch and smell and experience the different cultural aspects of South Florida.”

A Legacy of Empowerment

Pink Retreat is more than just a weekend getaway; it’s a celebration of the female spirit. Williams expressed her pride in the inclusive space she has created, where women can feel empowered and inspired.

“I think because I’m a Black woman doing in this in the Lilly space, that is traditionally mostly white women, a lot of women felt comfortable coming out of the Lilly closet, if you will,” she said.

Celebrating the 65th Anniversary

This year’s Pink Retreat coincides with Lilly Pulitzer’s 65th anniversary, marking a milestone for the beloved brand. Throughout the event, attendees can expect special surprises and acknowledgements of this momentous occasion.

Whether you’re a long-time Lilly Pulitzer enthusiast or simply seeking a vibrant and empowering getaway, Pink Retreat 2023 promises an unforgettable experience. Immerse yourself in the kaleidoscope of colors, embrace the diversity, and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.