Ringling in bloom luncheon.Everyone loves Lilly--Pulitzer, that is--and devotees poured into the Ringling Museums courtyard and loggia loggia
Hall, gallery, or porch open to the air on one or more sides. It evolved in the Mediterranean region as an open sitting room with protection from the sun. It is often a roofed, arcaded open gallery on an upper story overlooking a court, though it can also be a for a "Fashion, Flowers & Food" event that was part of this second annual four-day floral celebration. The guests--mostly female--oohed and a ahed over the fashion show revealing Lillys new spring looks (all inspired by gardens) and then tried not to look in too much of a hurry as they rushed the exits to pick up those great swag bags, complete with a Lilly scarf.
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Early form of theatrical lighting. The incandescent calcium light invented by Thomas Drummond in 1816 was first employed in a theatre in 1837 and was widely used by the 1860s. newsletter featuring the latest parties at sarasotamagazine.com
Photography by Rebecca Baxter