Blog buddy "Petite Tresor" formally known as "Preppy Princess" was kind enough to send her copy of Quest's March issue to me ...
... but before we show the actual retraction, let's recap shall we ...
The January issue had Lilly and her daughters on the cover wearing Bonannos.
Needless to say, we were thrilled!
Inside they did a 10 page spread on "Family Trees" showing prominent Palm Beach families and their Florida Fashion sense ...
Pitt / Nye Families
Callaway / Keith Families
McMakin / Kemble Families
Pulitzer Family (wearing Bonanno's)
Oh, but what's this ... under this picture it says ... sandals by Jacks! I was heartbroken for my brother.
The photo editor later admitted she assumed they were Jacks and went with it.
Smith / Burke Families
... now that you have an idea of what the coverage looked like and you could see the mistake they made ... hundreds of you e-mailed or called demanding a retraction ... finally ... this is the retraction from Quest Magazine March issue, located on page 10, bottom right corner ...
It gets better ...
in case you can't read it, it says,
"The sandals in our January story "Family Trees" were misidentified.
They are by Stephen Bonnano, The Original Palm Beach Sandal.
It's bad enough they misspelled "Bonanno", but they were so vague.
9 families in the photo shoot, 10 pair of sandals from various designers, I thought they could have at least mentioned which family was wearing our sandals? Don't get me wrong, I am greatful they did something, but jeez ...
I've vented on this "Quest" topic for the last time.
Thank you to everyone who was supportive and understood the frustration we were going through at the time. We appreciated your e-mails, phone calls and visits.
Now on to bigger and better ...