Posts made in April 2019

Pre-Kentucky Derby Party

What fun it was yesterday to attend the Kentucky Society of Washington’s 38th Annual Pre-Kentucky Derby Party! I made new friends and got to tour The American Horticultural Society’s River Farm.

Hats were required and there were many to behold. These young ladies who shared our table decided they need MORE HATS. We can certainly arrange that!

The day started off grey and chilly but evolved into a perfect afternoon … and what a location on the road to Mount Vernon.

Thanks to my dancing pal Anders for introducing me to this fun group! Thanks also to new friend Miles for hosting us! More Derby celebrations ahead. So what are your plans?

Millinery Tea

When I taught millinery in a college fashion program years ago a student complained that there was “nowhere to wear a hat” anymore. Is this because we’ve thrown out the rules and no longer dress up? Perhaps. Should that halt us hat lovers? I think not!


We’ve taken casual to the extreme so maybe it’s time to rediscover a little glamor. In that spirit I invited friends over on Saturday for a Millinery Tea to celebrate Spring and this website update. We had so much fun visiting, trying on hats and nibbling goodies.

Moral of this tale is we should create our own occasions and just have fun with hats. What’s next? Derby Day? Easter Parade? Millinery Flash Mob? Let me know what you think.