Patience and Love for Vintage Hat Repairs

2017-10-18T09:35:04-04:00Categories: Elegant Hats|Tags: , , |

Philanthropist Meera Gandhi has been working to inspire people to live a life of inner peace and happiness.  While this quest has taken her all over the world, she recently decided to visit the historic town of Hudson.    This gave me an opportunity [...]

We Need to Decide Whether to be Happy

2017-10-03T14:03:12-04:00Categories: The Kitchen Sink|Tags: , , , |

As I sit here drinking a morning cup of coffee, marveling at the sunflowers and rolling hills of southwest France, I can’t help, but be happy and appreciative of life. This brief moment of introspection came about because I received some sad news concerning [...]

The Road of Discovery for Millinery Skills

2017-10-03T14:03:13-04:00Categories: Elegant Hats|Tags: , , , , |

Do you ever feel like a perpetual student?  I sure do. I'm forever taking workshops in a quest to perfect my millinery skills. Case in point, I will shortly be attending a millinery workshop to learn advanced skills working with parasisal straw.  Taught by [...]

Quick Hat Tips for the Perfect Accessory

2017-10-03T14:03:13-04:00Categories: Elegant Hats|Tags: , , , |

So often people wonder into my hat shop and declare that they can't find a hat that looks good on them.  Really, now?? I wonder if they think they can't wear shoes for the same reason...  Finding the right one does take a little [...]

Mother of the Bride Dresses and Hats

2017-10-03T14:03:14-04:00Categories: Wedding|Tags: , , , , , |

Times have changed.  In the glory days of couture, a fashionable woman ordered a bespoke gown along with a coordinating hat. Wearing a gown without a charming hat or fascinator would have been akin to going without make-up or jewelry. Something simply not done. Completely [...]

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