Thursday, March 05, 2009

Spring Fling


It really is coming. I think. I mean, it always does, right? The forecast calls for 65 on Saturday. My daffodil stems are poking up. The snow is melting... slowly under that East Coast icy crust.Last Saturday dear Rachel hosted the first annual Fabulous Hat Bruncheon. And it was fabulous. Swankified, even, to borrow a phrase from Galinda.
Fabulous hat winners, as voted upon by the Carlyle staff

It did good for the soul to dress up and hit the roads of Shirlington. Heads turned everywhere as we paraded up the street to the Carlyle.Everything from Dorian's New Mexico cowboy hat to Marni's tiara to Alica's vintage pillbox hat...

And oh! The Carlyle! Grand, indeed. I had eggs benedict over crab cakes. Had to take a picture, which doesn't do justice to the deliciousness that ensued. Oh my!

I haven't really been a hat person (except for when JB and I used to do yard work in sunny AZ. That in and of itself almost required that we wear big floppy hats, not so much for the sun, but just for the experience.). I've converted. Anything to march out those winter doldrums!Thanks to Robin for loaning us these two beauties...

Yes, we did listen to My Fair Lady in the car on the way. It was the perfect Fabulous Hat music. Who dons a hat better than Audrey Hepburn? (although Julie Andrews was singing in this version, but just imagine... that horse race...)

6 comments:

The Harkness Family said...

How fun. You look so cute in that hat!

Annie said...

Fun! I don't look good in hats and always envied those that can pull them off! What a fun idea for spring!

The Wyler Family said...

you look adorable! what a fun day! and that food looks delicious!

Laurel said...

if i move there, can I come next time? i think i'm going to start my own "spring fling" cult here...

Laurel said...

btw, you could NOT look more like Audrey Hepbern or Doris Day.
ADORABLE.

Smarties said...

How fun is that? You look adorable. Maybe we could try for tea at the Orangerie sometime? (I dreamed I was in London on Study Abroad with OUR group last night and I woke-up so sad.)