The MILLY Road Trip Series continues, giving you the inside details so you can plan the perfect summer vacation. Next Stop? Lake Placid.
Situated amongst the gorgeous mountains of the Adirondacks, the town of Lake Placid is a hub for outdoor activities and relaxation. Having hosted not one but two winter olympics, it has a rich sports history as well. We highly recommend Lake Placid as your next stop on your summer road trip. So, we’ve mapped out the perfect day just for you – just keep reading!
Don’t forget to pack some travel essentials, here’s some suggestions that you need before you leave for you trip: this, this, and this.
Jump out of bed and start off your gorgeous day by grabbing a hearty breakfast at The Good Bite Kitchen. Situated right on Main Street this tiny vegetarian breakfast/brunch place has a lot of character and delicious food.Don’t forget to don your MILLY Bella dress before you head out!
After stuffing yourself until you can’t anymore, why not take a nice break to digest on the lake that gives this town its name? We hear the best way to explore the lake is by boat… and we recommend Captain Marney’s Boat Rental – they’ve been in business for 29 years and rent everything from speed boats and pontoons to kayaks and canoes! So throw on your MILLY Antibes Bikini and hit the water.
You get back from the boat, grab a quick sandwich, grab your MILLY Palmetto Tote and are ready to explore. Why not bring the family along to Fort Ticonderoga for a little American history? It has engaging exhibits and entertaining interpretive events that show you the rich history of the Fort – perfect for the whole family!
Your ready for your next meal – this time feeling something a little more fancy for date night with the hubby.Well we’ve got the perfect place, The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn. Romantic and cozy, the Mirror Lake Inn features a gorgeous view of Lake Placid from its dining room.So, throw on your best heels and an electric blue MILLY Butterly Sleeve Dress and you’ll be ready to dine in style.
We hope you liked our perfect day in Lake Placid - check out our other MILLY Roadtrip Series post like Vail, Colorado here.
MILLY designer and founder Michelle Smith tells us about her recent trip to the Amalfi Coast in Italy (we’re sure you saw the gorgeous instagrams), and gives us some tips on where to go and what to see! Check it out.
MILLY GOES TO ITALY…
MILLY designer and founder Michelle Smith tells us about her recent trip to the Amalfi Coast in Italy (Have you seen her gorgeous Instagram photos?), and gives us some tips on where to go and what to see! Check it out.
As a designer, I’m a visual person so I love traveling to picturesque places for inspiration and relaxation. Beach locations are my favorite, hence my passion for designing MILLY Cabana swimwear, but I also love to take in culture, so Italy has a special place in my heart. The Amalfi Coast is pure eye candy at every turn.
After a flight from New York and a ferry ride from Naples, my family and I pulled into Capri and were instantly blown away by the view. Traveling along the coast of the Mediterranean on the famously steep and narrow cliff-side road with many (scary!) twists and turns, there are spectacular views of cliffs dotted with picturesque villages and luscious green trees - Instagram bait galore!
We started off our days with a typical Italian breakfast - gorgeous fruit and pastries and a steaming cup of caffé e latte is my idea of perfection.Italians do love their coffee - they have it down to an artform.
We start our days off going for a swim, me in my favorite MILLY Lanai bikini and my daughter Sophia in her matching MILLY Minis swimsuit and hit the road to explore the coast.
We love checking out the scenic cliff-side villages - one favorite was the city of Ravello, filled with spectacular churches, gorgeous gardens and quiet, adorable streets. I am lucky enough to have the only children in the world who love to shop so we happily explored the streets.
The Gardens of Villa San Michele to take in the panoramic views of Capri as well as Mount Vesuvius and the Sorrentine Peninsula.
By midday, we’d be craving some water time! heading down to a hotel (I recommend the Hotel Santa Caterina) by the cliffs to take a refreshing swim in crisp blue water of the Mediterranean. Our boat trip in Capri was one of our favorite days of the trip.
Of course, no trip to Italy is complete without sampling endless amounts of gelato. We loved Buonocore Gelateria and visited several times…
Italian cuisine cannot be rivaled - we can highly recommend Terazza Tiberio, Dal Paolino and Il Geranio, lovely people and local specialties.
I included some of my Instagrams of the trip above—check them out!
MILLY is on the move! MILLY has teamed up with Hampton Free Ride to get you where want to go in style. The Free Ride is an environmentally friendly free shuttle service between many different points in East Hampton.
Enjoy the ride to the beach, and don’t forget to check out the giveaway goodies inside.
Tweet a photo of yourself on the free ride using hashtag #MILLYMOMENT.
Happy #WomanCrushWednesday! In honor of our soon-to-be birthday girl, we’re giving our #WCW to the amazing Gisele Bündchen.
We admire the Brazilian beauty as she’s a woman of many talents: a supermodel, wife of Tom Brady, mother of two, actress (check her out in Taxi), philanthropist and current Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program. She does what she wants, and won’t let anyone hold her back.
Oh and don’t let us forget, she was named 89th most powerful woman in the world according to Forbes. No big deal.
We’re not sure how she does it, but we want to thank our #WCW Gisele for not only being a supermodel, but a role model!
Want to learn more on how to become a feminine power house like Gisele? Well check out our post on one of our favorite summer reads, #GirlBoss, here!
With each collection, Michelle Smith, founder and designer of MILLY designs signature prints that act as roadmaps for the ready to wear season. Here, we give you a behind the scenes look at how a print comes to life.
What Makes It Special:
Michelle Smith’s exclusive winter orchid print features strokes of bold pink florals against black and white tones. The fabric, hand-chosen by Michelle from a high-end Italian mill, is hand-drawn with charcoal and painted with acrylic paints in a fluo shocking pink. A blend of cotton and viscose faille, the fabric is structured and body-skimming but light enough for pre-fall weather.
How to Wear It:
MILLY Winter Orchid Ava gown…turn heads at an evening event. This gorgeous gown will no doubt flatter your figure with its structured bodice and full skirt.
MILLY Winter Orchid dress…this shift dress is easy and effortless. Pair it with the MILLY Perry Frame Clutch and you’re ready to have a fun night out.
MILLY Winter Orchid 3/4 skirt…the trending midi skirt is elegant, timeless, and perfect for the chilly temperatures. Team it with pumps and your legs will look miles long.
MILLY Piper Dress…Flirty meets edgy in this sleeveless dress. The lined bodice and pleated skirt lends a tough spin to the pops of pink.
Want to learn more about prints? Then check out our other Print Studies where you get a behind the scenes look at the prints we love.
We spy some styling sisters (and a MILLY tee!). You’ve definitely heard of this duo. Just months after her gorgeous weddings (yes, we mean two) model and highly respected fashionista Poppy Delevingne took to the streets of London in our MILLY Sorry For Partying Tee!
She’s pictured with her sister Cara Delevingne, known for her down-to-earth persona, adventurous social media accounts, and super bold eyebrows. The sisters are a power duo - Poppy was the face of Louis Vuitton Summer 2012 collection and Cara is fashions it-girl, setting trends and making headlines left to right. The trendy sisters are an inspiration to the fashion world and beyond.
It’s our favorite time of year—bikini season. To make beach-going easy for everyone, we’ve calculated your best bikini “equations” from the MILLY Cabana swimwear collection based on showing off your best assets. Read on…
1) Are you vertically blessed? This is the perfect formula to flaunt hose legs! The MILLY Marapa V Neck Sleeve Tunic will cover everything but your gorgeous gams. Add in the Antigua Bikini and bring a little blue into your cute look.
3) If you have a wicked waist - this formula is for you! There are very few who can rock a bandeau (and avoid those tanlines), so take advantage of your awesome abs and rock the MILLY Maxime Underwire Bikini, in pink tiger print. A great thing about this bikini is that you can add on straps if you’re not feeling the bandeau look! Pair this crazy tiger print with a simple silhouette in our MILLY Guadas tunic. The colors match perfectly.
4) Love your arms? Show them off in the MILLY Elsie Bay bikini - the zig zag print is super cute and you can show off your arms in this bandeau top. Topped with the MILLY Beliz Criss Cross dress, you’ll rock that skimpy top !
Now your ready to flaunt that bikini bod ! So put on that sunscreen and head to the nearest pool, beach, rooftop… wherever you need to go to get some rays.
And while your poolside, make sure you relax and enjoy some great MILLY summer cocktail recommendations ;)
Pre-fall is just around the corner, so it’s time to get your mini something she’ll absolutely adore before school starts! Inspired by Michelle’s daughter Sophia, MILLY Minis Childrenswear is a collection of beautiful pieces modeled after ready to wear MILLY clothing. The pieces are made of the same luxurious fabric and prints as other MILLY products, making it possible for your mini to dress up just like mom.
Following our MILLY mantra, the Pre-fall MILLY Minis line is feminine with an edge. It features super sweet blush colors and sequins, but also mixes in sleek black pieces as well.
We picked out three of our pre-fall favorites that you just need to check out.
1) MILLY Minis Lace Biocolor Sheath. Light blush on the top and black on the bottom and made of gorgeous lace material - this gorgeous dress will make your Mini feel like a princess! Fun fact: Lea Michele and J.Lo have been spotted in a similar print!
2) MILLY Minis Novelty Seal Pullover. Featuring a charming image of a seal holding a sequins ball, this sweater is the perfect item to keep your Mini both warm and super happy.
The MILLY East Hampton store has some exciting in-store events happening Thursday & Friday every week throughout the summer - come visit! 54 Main Street, East Hampton.
THURSDAYS 3-5PM- MILLY Minis Summer Party!
Bring along your mini and enjoy some petite summer fun here at the MILLY East Hampton store - treat her to a complimentary dessert jar by DANI for MILLY and shop MILLY minis and get a MILLY beach gift with any purchase over $250!
FRIDAYS 10AM-12PM - MILLY Manicures!
Come into the store and indulge in complimentary MILLY Manicures and Pampelonne Rosé Lime refreshments. Added bonus? The first 10 guests receive a $50 gift card valid toward your purchase that day or the year!
What should you do after you visit the MILLY East Hampton store? Check out Michelle’s Hamptons Cheat Sheet here.
MILLY Beach Reads commence! Want to know the best way to pass your time at the beach? By indulging your mind.
This week’s read: #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso.
We’re super into girl power here, our founder and designer Michelle Smith is an inspiration. That’s why we love this book. #GirlBoss is a look into the life of Sophia Amoruso, founder and CEO of Nasty Gal, the online clothing store. Fun fact we learned from the book? Nasty Gal started as an online eBay store where Sophia sold vintage clothing! The book is an unconventional rollercoaster ride through Sophia’s journey in the world of business. We highly recommend this book
Heres a quote:
"sometimes you break the rules, sometimes you follow them, but always on your own terms. You know where you’re going, but can’t do it without having some fun along the way. You take your life seriously, but you don’t take yourself too seriously. You’re going to take over the world, and change it in the process. You’re a badass." -Sophia Amoruso, #GirlBoss
Plus, while your reading #GirlBoss pool or ocean side, why not don a MILLY unique bikini to help out that summer bronze?
Keeping checking in on the MILLY MAG for more Beach Reads, Road Trip ideas and behind the scenes info about MILLY!
Foxes, British singer/song writer and fashion trendsetter (also the voice of our favorite summer song, Clarity by Zedd) debuted her new music video, Glorious. And lo and behold, she’s killing it in a MILLY Honeycomb Mesh Bomber Jacket. We dare you not to fall for her.