Over 600 fashion-loving guests danced the night away at Lilly Pulitzer’s Beach Bash helping save sea turtles

Over 600 philanthropic influencers attended the social highlight of the season: Beach Bash Palm Beach, presented by Lilly Pulitzer, on Saturday, Dec. 29 at The Beach Club on Palm Beach. The fete, now in its 13th year, is Lilly Pulitzer’s largest annual charity event, and it raised critical funds for The Sea Turtle Hospital at Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC).

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Outfitted in their brightest Lilly Pulitzer attire, notable guests enjoyed vibrant resort-wear fashion, Rosé by Whispering Angel, Frosé by The Palm, flowing libations, featuring Funky Buddha Brewery, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and the very popular Field of Greens Handmade Juice Stand. Guests danced the night away to pulse-quickening tunes and a live Junkanoo band. The Beach Club chefs prepared a delicious menu to keep guests energized so they could spend the entire evening enjoying the sights and sounds of Palm Beach’s signature must-attend event.

The event’s theme, For the Love of Palm Beach celebrated 60 years of Lilly Pulitzer and the glittering heritage of Palm Beach fashion and lifestyle. World-renowned Event Designer Bruce Sutka curated the décor, with heavy nods to Lilly Pulitzer’s history in Palm Beach, which included glimmering lanterns, posh cabanas, a trellised dance floor and projections of Palm Beach, the ocean and some of the brand’s most vibrant resort wear prints enveloping guests in the event’s signature theme #ForTheLoveOfPalmBeach.

Beach Bash guests also enjoyed a lash and braid bar by Anushka, entering Kendra Scott’s buried treasure jewelry pull, and an exclusive silent auction that included Palm Beach staycations, shopping sprees and more. Guests left with a Lilly Pulitzer swag bag which included a Lilly Pulitzer Beach Towel and a sea turtle adoption of “Shelly”, a current sea turtle patient at LMC. Shelly is named in honor of Lilly Pulitzer’s longstanding partnership with LMC, Palm Beach’s sea turtle and ocean conservation hub.

All proceeds benefited The Sea Turtle Hospital at Loggerhead Marinelife Center and its continued mission of ocean and sea turtle conservation.

The 2018 committee included event Chair Lilly Leas Ferreira and Co-Chair Nick Kassatly, as well as Sean Ferreira, Stacy Kassatly, Kent Anderson, Billy & Katie Benjamin, Jett & Eve Beres, Giovanni Di Stadio & Jack E. Lighton, Robert & Kimberly Gimson, Paul & Danielle Lawler, Kelly Ring, Nickolas & Nicole Sargent, Tyler & Camila Sargent, Carter & Meghan Taylor, and Savannah Wentley.

The 2018 sponsors included Presenting Sponsor Lilly PulitzerAristokids P.B. Girls Club, P.B. Boys Club, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, Jupiter Medical Center, Private Oceans, 3550 South Ocean, Hamilton Jewelers, Koger Cosmetic Clinic & Medspa, LEEDS Custom Design, The Gardens Mall, Seabreeze Building, The Mullen Foundation, Hali & Scott Asplundh, Bill & Katie Benjamin, Kimberly & Rob Gimson, Whispering Angel Rosé, The Palm, Anushka, Field of Greens, Funky Buddha Brewery, Foxtail Coffee Co., Kendra Scott, Prep Obsessed, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.