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Hats On! Brooklyn Takes on Britain

May 8th, 2011 · 2 Brilliant Opinions · Random Things That Make Me Smile


Three generations, my niece, big sister and Mom

Inspired by the Royal Wedding and back from London with a boatload of tea, yesterday we hosted a pre-mother’s day tea and luncheon for our family and friends.  We had a beautiful day here in NYC and the party planners insisted that we move everything outdoors.  What a bevy of beautiful ladies in hats!

So why the hats?  Well, a woman will buy a dress or shoes for herself  without much prodding. She may even splurge on a special item for a child, boyfriend or husband. For a woman to buy a hat for herself requires some planning, forethought and commitment to be kind to herself.   For me, it always seems so much easier to be kind and supportive of others than to be kind to myself.  Take some time to be good to yourself.

Me in my Hat

My family and friends were all glowing… enjoying their day, their hats and themselves.  These women continue to inspire, support and sustain me.

Loved this fascinator

Looking Regal

@SelfishMom in a gorgeous hat

courtesy of SelfishMom.com

Sweet Niece


@gogreenbabygo in a hot pink hat

courtesy of gogreenbabygo.com and ultimateunprofessional.com


Garden view


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2 Comments so far ↓

  • Nicole C

    What a brilliant idea! It looks so beautiful. You’ve inspired me to host a tea. Btw both you & Selfishmom looked quite lovely in your hats.

  • Ann

    Nicole – I cannot begin to tell you how much fun we had. @SelfishMom looked fantastic. I got my hat in Paris while on vacation. One guest told me she is going to try to host a tea at her church. There was so much joy… I might be making this an annual event.

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