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Derby Party at Parker’s Blue Ash This Saturday

Want an excuse to wear a fancy hat and get dressed up for the Derby? There’s a super chic Derby-themed party at Parker’s Blue Ash (which is an awesome restaurant all decked out in horse racing decor) on Saturday where you can watch the races, sip on some yummy mint juleps, and shop (….is there a better combo?!) Check out all the details below!


Kentucky Derby Party 2016

Saturday, May 7th, 2016 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm

$10.00 admission (50% will benefit the Special Olympics program at Winton Woods Riding Center)

Join us for “the greatest two minutes in sports” during our third annual Kentucky Derby Party.

Special Derby Fare Menu: Kentucky Hot Browns,  Kentucky Burgoo,  Warm Pimento Cheese just to name a few!

Drink Specials:

$7.00 – Mint Julep with Commemorative Derby Glass

$7.00 – Parkers Punch


Win – Best Ladies’ Derby Hat (Dinner for two)

Place – Most Original Derby Outfit (Brunch for two)

Show – Most Stylish Gentleman (Brunch for two)

$10.00 Derby Draw We will draw horses from hat. Derby winner awarded a Commemorative Mint Julep Stainless Steel Cup

Raffle Tickets Just $2.00 gets you a ticket to win this limited edition, framed print to commemorate the 142nd Kentucky Derby.

Guests can purchase tickets at the restaurant before or on the day of the event.

All prizes and drawings will be awarded at 7:00 pm.

Chapeau Couture Opens Shop at Kenwood Towne Centre

Danielle Delaine, owner and designer for Chapeau Couture Hat Boutique

Hats off to my friend Danielle Delaine! She just took her business, Chapeau Couture Hat Boutique, to a new level by opening up a new storefront inside Kenwood Towne Centre across from the Coach store!

She’s scheduled to be there during Spring and Summer months every year! Perfect timing with Derby season right around the corner! I always get a ton of emails from readers wondering where to get a fab hat this time of year, so here’s your answer!

Danielle is not only the owner but she’s also the designer of these haute couture hats, and she has a ton of new designs to fill up her new shop (see some of my fav designs below)! Plus, she has a no-duplications hat policy. So you don’t have to worry about seeing your hat on another fashionista at your fete! 

And to give you even more reason to show off your new hat purchase, she’s also coordinating an event called “Brims and Bow Ties” (way fun!) on May 10 in Washington Park. You can buy tickets here or at her new boutique in Kenwood Towne Centre.

Check out her Facebook page and Twitter account to get event, store, and design updates! Enjoy and happy hat shopping!


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Christine Moore Trunk Show at Soho Next Weekend

Now THAT, my friends, is a HAT! And not just any hat… a Christine Moore hat.

They’re bold, they’re bright and they’re coming to Cincinnati next weekend. Soho Boutique in Hyde Park is hosting a trunk show April 6 and 7, and it’s your chance to snag one of these haute couture hats. See below for more information about the event that I copy/pasted from Soho’s event listing on Facebook!

Christine Moore Trunk Show
Soho Boutique in Hyde Park, 2757 Observatory Ave.
If you’re look for a hat for Derby, Oaks, a Tea or a Fundraiser this Spring, then this is the event for you!!!

Christine A. Moore hats appear to be everywhere these days!! The New York City-based milliner’s hats were worn by Jennifer Lopez in a photo spread in September’s Vanity Fair. Katy Perry and Lady Gaga have also worn Moore’s creations in recent issues of fashion magazines. Elegance, unique design and comfort are what Christine A. Moore Millinery is about. She is known for her finishing work and attention to detail. All embellishments are handmade and unique to her design. Each hat is individually made with great care.

We will be having the trunk show during regular store hours, which are Friday 11-6 and Saturday 11-5!!

Race Over to Soho Boutique to Find Your Derby Hat!

While most of the men in Cincinnati are ecstatic about baseball season starting up so they can watch the Reds, us women have something else on our minds. Every spring people from all over come to place their bet at the Kentucky derby. And of course, every woman is frantically trying to find a hat that completes their outfit.

With the derby hat being the most essential fashion statement at the races, it’s no wonder women are doing their best to find their one of a kind hat. In my own experience, with going to the derby, the only place I knew of that sold derby hats was a store called Miss Martha’s in NKY but it’s since closed. The only other place that usually sells hats are the department stores, and then when I do find one I have to worry that someone else won’t be wearing the same one… which results in the whole “who wore it better?” scenario.

Well, all of our worries can come to a rest thankfully, because Soho Boutique in Hyde Park (read a great write up about the owner and boutique by Cincy Chic here!)  is now carrying a fairly large collection of derby hats. It’s one of the only boutiques in Cincinnati I’ve come across that is carrying derby hats. Plus, with the unique appeal of each hat, which you won’t find at the department stores, you’re sure to find something unique to you – and won’t have a twin at the derby.

I’ve included a few pictures of the hats that are currently there, and I’ve also included a photo of my friends and I at the derby last year! I hope to see all you lovely ladies at the races this year placing your bets in fabulous hats!

Thanks to BreeAnna Smith, my intern, for helping put this blog post together.