I love hats.
I wear one every Easter and every Mother’s Day, and you won’t have to ask me twice to wear one to a tea party or bridesmaids luncheon. Lavender, being my favorite color, is the hue of a couple of my hats, and I do have others in both straw and felt.
Many reasons I like hats–they’re pretty, they’re fun, they complete an outfit. Even better–they enable you to sleep longer because you don’t have to do your hair. For that reason alone I don’t understand why moreÂ women aren’t flocking to hats.
Saturday is a day I look forward to. Not because it’s Cinco de Mayo giving us all a reason to eat more Mexican food, but it’s Derby Day. The Kentucky DerbyÂ Â (www.KentuckyDerby.com), outside a royal wedding, just may be the ultimate hat destination.
Watching theÂ Kentucky Derby was a tradition that goes back to a time when my dadÂ and I would watch on that first Saturday of May. He, ofÂ course, was interested in the horse race,Â but nowÂ that he’s gone I toast him still and check out all the hats.Â Â
Who will have the best this year? Pass the mint juleps…let’s watch the show.