During Derby-time in Louisville, it seems like every other storefront you pass, there are hats in the window - even if it’s not a dress shop. Heck, florists, art galleries and candy stores get in on the act. It’s Derby; hats are EVERYWHERE.
So, for those out-of-towners who may score a last-minute ticket to Derby, don’t worry about finding a hat in your hometown. There is a HUGE selection here. I’ve heard many-a-story about last-minute buyers hitting the stores on Derby morning and finding a fabulous chapeau. Yes, Virginia, it can be done.
Kate Middleton attending Ascot. Oh, what a fashion plate she is - eight more days until the wedding. Woo hoo!
And, for those those ladies flying out the day after Derby, Hats for Hope always has a table set up at the airport for those who would like to donate their hats to the charitable organization. Hats for Hope raises funds for the American Cancer Society and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer by holding a annual hat auction and cocktail party. Some hats are new, some are donated (cleaned, of course) and all are fabulous. Many out-of-town guests who attend the Derby have no itention of ever wearing their hats again. So, they donate the hats to Hats for Hope, get a nice tax deduction and help a good cause. Win, win, win!
Dear readers, will you be donning a hat for Easter, Derby, a wedding or other special event in the near future? If so, do tell!
By the way, our power was restored yesterday afternoon. As I was driving home with the kids, I saw three utility trucks leaving our of neighborhood. It was like seeing the cavalry coming to our rescue! Thanks to everyone for your kind words! And, In case I don't have a chance to blog during the rest of Holy Week and into Easter Sunday, I wish you the happiest of Easters. Celebrate the Reason for the Season, enjoy time with your families and dig into those Easter baskets. My Lenten chocolate fast will be coming to end this Sunday and I plan to eat myself into a chocolate haze. Yum!!
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