Although I've been a hat lover for a long time, the dreaded "hat head" syndrome often curtailed my hat fetish. However, I've noticed that my hair seems to be cooperating a bit more now that it's grey, short, and styled with a somewhat.... shall we say..."unkempt" look (I can always say "It's on purpose!" no matter how wild it looks!)
A dear friend recently celebrated her birthday with a High Tea gathering at Lovey's Tea Shoppe in Pacifica, and wearing a hat was a requirement. I went a rather unconventional route (for high tea, that is), and showed up in my favorite black fedora - a bit beaten up, but dressed with a silver pin that used to belong to me British Mum, who always enjoyed an afternoon out for High Tea :) By the way, if you're local, I can highly recommend Lovey's (which is the little sister of Lovejoy's in San Francisco). Although the fare is far from my usual healthy eating habits, the quality of the ingredients was clearly very high (Strauss organic cream!), and even the white bread triangles tasted like "real" food. And it was abundant! I arrived with my hunger on, and couldn't possibly eat it all!
|(Not what I wore to Tea, other than the hat...|
I was a bit more "dressed")
Three of the women at the party had all been to High Tea with Mom and me in years past, so the pin, along with a necklace of hers that I wore, assured that the Mumsy was there with us. :)
This post is for you Mom, with love :)
90-something and still doing her crossword puzzles :)
Another hat - at her memorial gathering last year in my back yard :)