Hat Tip: Winter Storage

Where do summer hats go when the weather turns nippy? Do they fly south with the birds and butterflies or do they go to ground and nap until spring, dreaming of horse races and teas? For the visual alone, I’d like to believe that hats are migratory; however, if my pretty summer hats don’t rise…

The Guys in the White Hats

I walk without flinching through the burning cathedral of the summer. ~Violette Leduc, Mad in Pursuit Labor Day officially brings the curtain down on my favorite season; fortunately, there are, in Kentucky at least, 3 more weeks of Indian summer, I plan to revel in every hot, humid, sticky moment. However reluctant I am to…

Quick Change Brides

Spinning like a top, you shoulda seen her go I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll I find myself at an awkward age as a wedding guest. My friends, even the Serial Brides are done with weddings, and my off-spring are years from qualifying. (Yon House rule: section 4, paragraph 6…

Tips for Picking a Summer Hat

Picking out a hat to wear in the summer isn’t very hard. Here are a few tips: 1. Buy a hat made from natural straw instead of synthethic. Sewn synthetic straws are heavy and don’t breathe. Many of the cheaper hats are made from this material. Parisisal, Sisal and Panama straws all are cooler hats…

Hats at the Belmont?

It’s funny, but people always assume that our business shuts down after the Kentucky Derby. Yes, it is quieter. However, I stay busy designing hats for the summer races as well as weddings and charity events all year long. Believe it or not, clients buy Kentucky Derby hats all year round! I am working on…