When 21-year old Lilly eloped with Peter Pulitzer, they escaped the hustle and bustle of New York City for the sun and the sand of Palm Beach. In the shadow of Peter's citrus groves, Lilly opened a juice stand. To disguise the juice stains on her clothing, she had a sleeveless dress made from colorfully-printed cotton.
Lilly Pulitzer the clothing label was born. The "classic shift dress" shot to international fame and demand when Lilly's old schoolmate Jacqueline Kennedy née Bouvier, now the First Lady, was photographed wearing a "Lilly" while on vacation. "Jackie wore one of my dresses – it was made from kitchen curtain material – and people went crazy. They took off like zingo. Everybody loved them, and I went into the dress business."
–Essentially Lilly, A Guide to Colorful Entertaining
Juli Downs, Tallahassee
Having earned her Bachelor's degrees in Design and Fashion Merchandising from Florida State University, Juli has been selling Lilly clothing at Narcissus for over 25 years. The clothes sold so well, she opened Pink Narcissus as Tallahassee's first Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store. As a native of Tallahassee, Juli knows what fashion makes Floridians smile.
Christina Liscinsky, Tallahassee
Christina worked at Pink Narcissus while earning her Bachelors degree in Retail Merchandising and Product Development from Florida State University. She is now one of the Assistant Mangers at the Tallahassee location. She grew up in Jupiter, FL and has over 7 years of retail experience. She lives by “ Anything is possible with sunshine and a little Pink”!
Laura Wittenberg, Tallahassee
Born and raised in Tallahassee, Laura studied Fashion Merchandising at Florida State University. Working at Narcissus through college, she fell in love with the Lilly Pulitzer way of life. She has managed Pink Narcissus since it opened in 2011. Her favorite Lilly saying is "Life's a party, so dress like it!"
Samantha Smith, Gainesville
Samantha was born and raised in Tampa, FL and has been a Lilly Lover since birth! She graduated from the University of Florida in 2015 with a degree in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology. Samantha lives in Gainesville, FL with her husband, Andrew, and their two dogs, Emmitt and Ellie. She absolutely loves her job and cannot imagine doing anything else!
Emily Morgan, Gainesville
A recent graduate of Florida State University, Emily is no stranger to the Gainesville community. She grew up in Gainesville and is excited to be the manager of Gainesville's exclusive Lilly Pulitzer store. She loves the Lilly lifestyle and wouldn't have it any other way!
Erin Teeters, Daytona Beach
Born and raised in Ormond Beach, Erin is very familiar with the Florida lifestyle. After earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising at Florida State University, she moved out of the area but in 2013 an opportunity brought her back to her hometown. Now married with a young son, Erin enjoys spending time with family and relaxing at the beach. She is absolutely thrilled to be a part of the Pink Narcissus family and ready to bring her roots and her passion together in the new store!
Alex Watson, Daytona Beach
While working at Narcissus during her time Florida State University, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Retail Management, Alex fell in love with the fashion industry. She is so excited to be back working with the company as the manager of our newest location in Daytona Beach! She grew up in Marianna, Florida and has quickly become “Lilly Obsessed!” She loves connecting with her customers, and telling the Lilly Story!
Kristyn Hasel, Panama City Beach
Kristyn in a born and raised Florida girl that grew up with a “Sunny State of Mind!” She began her retail career 8+ years ago while attending the University of Florida. After graduating, she continued her passion for building relationships with her customers and fellow associates by moving into retail management. When not at work, Kristyn loves spending time at the beach with an iced latte in hand! Kristyn is so happy to have found her home at Pink Narcissus PCB where her love for retail, Lilly, and the beach all come together to create her dream job!
Anna Bencivengo, Panama City Beach
Anna is a Lilly lover all the way from Washington DC, who just recently moved to the Panama City Beach area. As an Air Force wife, she is happy to be relocated by the beach so she can finally enjoy warm weather year round. Dog mom of two, Anna enjoys spending time with her fur babies and exploring new places in Florida. Anna is a colorful addition to the PInk Narcissus PCB team and loves helping our customers find their perfect Lilly outfit!