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Essentially Lily, 2005

By Lilly Pulitzer and Jay Mulvaney

    The Ultimate Gift for Pulitzer Fans

A Calendar in Color that Prompts Every Feminine Trait Known to Woman

   Like soul food, this little hardback calendar is a must for fans of Lilly Pulitzer’s style, if not Lilly’s fashions. A quick glimpse at any page of Essentially Lilly 2005 will cheer up the woman lucky enough to use this week-at-a-glance planner.

   By Lilly Pulitzer and Jan Mulvaney, this calendar lacks the month-at-a-glance feature, probably to keep the pages open and light. It makes up for that lack with Lilly’s flair—for everything from a chic recipe (not easy to do for some women who have come to think of cooking as drudgery!) to perky little “Didja know?” kinds of trivia. There are even prompts about Lilly’s coming collections. Spring. Summer. And Yeah!!! Her famous resort from spring to her specialty resort designs.

   This planner also makes up for the loss of some practicalities with essentials like reminders for changing the clock for daylight savings time. This is, after all, a self-proclaimed “social butterfly calendar.” And social butterflies have priorities. So, though she throws in seasonal quotations from Shakespeare and Nathanial Hawthorne—a calendar requisite it seems—she concentrates on what she is known for, pizzazz, color, fun, and happy designs.

   Find this calendar published by HarperResource where you find all your good books, at your bookstore or online.

The Book

HarperResource / HarperCollins
Nonfiction / Calendar
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NOTE: Rating 4 ½ of 5

The Reviewer

Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Reviewed 2005
NOTE: Reviewer Carolyn Howard-Johnson is the award-winning author of This is the Place, Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered and The Frugal Book Promoter: How to do What Your Publisher Won’t
© 2005