Rachel Orr

Travel Series

The Lily in

Soon after The Lily launched in 2017, Ashley Nguyen and I had an idea for a travel series. It became what is now “The Lily in." Instead of the 'Instagram-famous travel blogger' we set out to find women to hat could compile a short travel guide of their favorite spots in an unfamiliar city short travel guides.

I hired a typographer from each city we featured to do the lettering in a way they felt represented their city. It had a short run of six months but we loved it. I also got to write about my trip to Montreal here. Check out the six cities we featured below.

City: Portland, Oregon
Illustration: Katie Beasley

City: Busan, South Korea
Illustration: Soo Kim

City: Barcelona, Spain
Illustration: Rafa Goicoechea

City: Montreal, Quebec
Illustration: Etienne Savaria 

City: Dallas, Texas
Illustration: Lilco Studio

City: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Illustration: Jelena Njegus

The Goodbye

The Lily’s travel series is constantly evolving. Our newest series is called “The Goodbye,” in which we feature personal essays by women as they prepare to depart a beloved place they've called home. The essays are a memorial of places, moments and experiences and a farewell to the city each woman is leaving behind. For the visual element, photographers from each city to photograph the locations in the series. Typographer, Kasi Turpin designed the series logo.

City: Washington, D.C.
Photography: Anna Meyer


City: San Francisco
Photography: Diana Fu