We couldn't imagine a better opportunity to break out the Lily Pulitzer duds of our former Eastern seaboard school girl days (except maybe a party for Lily Pulitzer, we suppose) than these two local upcoming events.
J. McLaughlin's newly-expanded Charles Street location (34 Charles St., Boston) will play host to a book party for Beacon Hill resident and Boston aficionado John D. Spooner's "No One Every Told Us That: Money and Life Letters to My Grandchildren" on June 28 from 6-8 p.m. The founding McLaughlin brothers, Jay and Kevin, and brand president/CEO, Steven Siegler, will also be on deck to shake hands and chit chat over cocktails.
Meanwhile, boutique bauble queen Angela Moore will host a fashion show and champagne breakfast on July 12 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame (194 Bellevue Ave., 401-324-4057) at 9 a.m. in Newport. ATP World Tour tennis players (so far, Bud Collins -- who is quite a dapper dude, if you ask us) and other local celebs will strut in style to raise funds to "enhance and maintain" the Hall of Fame. This year's theme is a "Salute to Newport Nautical Style" and will include looks by Jack Rogers, Julie Brown, Fila, and Moore herself.
A complimentary after-party is to follow at the Angela Moore brick and mortar location (190 Bellevue Ave.) from noon-6 p.m., where we're told there will be bubbly and "informal modeling." (The latter of which is inevitable after a full day of champagne.)
Tickets to the Hall of Fame fashion show are $80 and can be purchased online.