The Travers Stakes

Ever since 1864, the Saratoga Race Course has held the Travers Stakes Race.  This race is the oldest major thoroghbred race in the United States.  The race spawned from a successful meeting that was held at the Horse Haven.  John Morrissey, boxing champ and US congressman, was so thrilled be the success of the meeting…

For The Love of Hats

As many of you know, Polly and I are members of the group called the Hat Ladies of Lexington.  Recently we attended lunch at a fellow hat lady’s home.  We were blessed to be in the company of Sue, a lovely woman with a great personality and a pure talent for hosting.  Sue invited us over take a…

Learning From the Best

Some of you may know a little about me from the blogs I write for Polly.  My name is Anne and I have been interning with Polly for about a year.  I am currently a senior at the University of Kentucky.  I am majoring in Integrated Strategic Communications, which is a communications degree specialized in…

Hat Teas

Often, ladies will mention that they love to wear hats, but don’t often have the opportunity to wear them. Why not invite your friends to tea and suggest that they each wear a hat? The hat doesn’t have to be fancy, just something they love wearing and feel comfortable in. Recently, I joined a tea…

Hats for the Garden

Hats and gardening go together well. One can stay much cooler while gardening in a hat. In addition, hats protect your skin from the ravages of the sun. My father, a farmer, has always worn hats and today, looks much younger than his 77 years of age. Hopefully, I have inherited the same gene! To…

Where To Wear

People often say to me, “Oh I love your hat, I wish I could wear one!” or ” I love hats but never know when or where to wear them.” I’ve faced these taunting questions too. When I first started interning with Polly, I was so excited because have a deep love for fashion, but…

Wedded Bliss

 June has always been the traditional month for weddings. With wonderful weather, carefree days and the kids out of school, this was always a popular month for wedded bliss. However, many brides are now choosing July for their weddings. And of course, the date 7/07/07 will be a very popular date for many brides. Veils…

Del Mar Hat Day

July 18th is the opening day at Del Mar Race Track. It has become the West Coast’s Derby Day and Ascot rolled into one. Why? It is known as “Hat Day” or rather “The One and Only Truly Fabulous Hats Contest”. I have been busy designing hats for my clients to wear at at Del…

Another Great Place to Wear a Hat

We have noticed an increasingly popular fashion at weddings, hats! More and more brides are choosing a charming hat to wear at their weddings over the traditional veil. Especially popular among beach and outdoor weddings, hats can offer a bride a unique and classy look. Bridal hats come in as much variety as veils do,…