Debi Lilly [Bio] – Women Driving Excellence 2015 Honoree
Entertaining & design expert and author, Debi Lilly believes in elegant and easy design ideas for all. She is on a one woman mission to inspire, educate, and share her twenty years of celebrity party planning and stylist tips, tricks and DIY designs to elevate celebrations for any occasion, everywhere, coast to coast. These and more of her stylist secrets are shared in her book and magazine, “A Perfect Event”.
Recently she was named Best Wedding Planners in the US by Martha Stewart, Top Innovator 2014 by Biz Bash, Top Pinterest Expert by Refinery 29.
Working for more than ten years on The Oprah Winfrey Show as Oprah’s “Favorite Pro”, she planned Oprah’s 50th on air live birthday party celebration and designed florals, décor, styling and gifts for countless of other shows including the legendary “Oprah’s Favorite Things”, “World’s Largest Baby Shower”, “Million Dollar Wedding” to name but a few. Frequently featured as an entertainment expert on Oprah.com, Martha Stewart, InStyle Magazine, Brides, and more, she trains each summer at Le Cordon Bleu Paris. Debi is an entertaining contributor for ABC, CBS, Fox, Windy City Live, WGN and more.
With Safeway Albertsons, the #2 grocer in North America with 2,000 retail stores, Debi launched an exclusive décor line of 500+ Debi Lilly Design products. Her entertaining collection includes hundreds of affordable, accessible, trend forward floral, home fragrance, candle, gift and gourmet products, all located in the convenience of the grocery aisle. Additional brand partners include Martha Stewart, Bloomingdales, Room and Board, Pampered Chef, Modern Luxury, and more.
A remarkable talent, Lilly is committed to the personalization of every for client including Miss Winfrey, OWN/Harpo Studios, Martha Stewart, Dom Perignon, Moet Hennessy, Bentley, Lamborghini, Harry Winston, Cartier, Bulgari, Leo Burnett and more. Lilly prides herself on being involved in all aspects of her events, from her own custom invitations and floral design to tabletops and gifting.
In addition, she deftly balances a demanding career, her retail concept store of the same name, event space DL Loft, and a young, community focused family.