September 26, 2018

For the last two years Breeders’ Cup has been treated to the warm, sunny weather of California, and this November we go back to historic, beautiful Churchill Downs. This has many racing fans asking, “Help! What do I wear to Breeders' Cup?"

One only has to think back thr...

April 9, 2018

So, I go down to Keeneland this past weekend for their opening weekend of races, and Trunk Shows and it snows! That is not why I love Keeneland – although any day at Keeneland, rain, snow or shine is a great day!  I have blogged about Keeneland before and love this tra...

January 26, 2018

We are fortunate to attend so many racing events each year and love to report back on the lifestyle and fashion! This year we attended Pegasus Cup 2017, The Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes, many Saratoga racing events, Keeneland Racing events, Arlingto...

November 29, 2017

“Take some more tea” The march hare said to Alice.

~Lewis Carroll

Hats and High Tea – a wonderful combination when you think about it! The image of beautifully dressed ladies having tea and lunching on delicate pastries as they chat with their girlfriends in beautiful se...

September 29, 2017

Pennsylvania is a love for me. I grew up there! I love the landscape, the people and the climate. I even love the sky - the gray skies. Anyone who has spent time in PA knows that there can be long but beautiful gray days!

I grew up in southeastern Pennsylvania outside...

April 14, 2017

“I am going to the Kentucky Derby and I am not sure what to wear! Help!” We hear this often and we always tell a customer not to worry, we will help you through the entire process from making the right choice to shipping your hat(s). We always say our goal is to make s...

March 21, 2017

Whenever I am invited to Kentucky, I make my best efforts to get there.  I have always said that if I didn’t live in NYC, I would gladly live in KY, it reminds me of where I grew up in Pennsylvania.

So, when Rodes asked me if I would make a trip in March for a runway f...

February 21, 2017

Hey have you heard about Equestricon? Every racing fan and enthusiast in the country is talking about it! This inaugural event kicks off this coming August 13-15 in beautiful and quaint Saratoga Springs NY, home of Saratoga Race Course. If you have never been to Sarato...

February 13, 2017

I am often asked where do all the ideas come from for my creations? For me it all starts with – where will this hat be worn? I am known for my racing hats but have many other collections so this question is always where it starts for me. Which collection am I thinking...

February 6, 2017

When you think of Mardi Gras you think of New Orleans and Bourbon Street right?  Would it surprise you to know that Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama is the oldest annual carnival celebration in the United States? It started in this beautiful city in 1703, a full fifteen y...