Everyone wore a hat. Everyone enjoyed a delicious luncheon consisting of tomato bisque, two kinds of quiche, sliced ham, chicken tenders, applewood smoked bacon, salad, fruit, green beans, collard greens, buttermilk biscuits, corn bread, chocolate banana pudding, warm peach cobbler, and a mini crème brulée at every place. Everyone chatted happily. Everyone listened enthralled as Sissy regaled us with stories, reminisced about her mentor Ida Stewart, who was the head of cosmetics at Estée Lauder and Mrs. Lauder's right hand woman, and offered inexpensive and sophisticated ideas for dressing hats, wearing hats, maintaining hats, and traveling in style and comfort.
Here are a few of the beautiful hats on display!
The event was so much fun we've decided to do it again, perhaps over the Holidays, when Sissy can instruct us in the wearing of winter hats and furs, adding tips for making the Holidays even merrier!