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Kentucky Derby – Hat-tastic

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Giddie up horsey!  Ah, the Kentucky Derby, did you watch the race?  I did.  It is always exciting to cheer the horse you want to win.

I was partial to Mucho Macho Man.  But the Kentucky Derby  is not just about horses, you know.                                                    It is also about the HAT.

The word derby is a dead give away.  Derby is a type of hat, “a stiff felt hat with a round crown and a small curved brim”, but the hats that are worn, by the women attendees, are far from small or stiff.

Hats! What a way to make a statement.  No matter how large, frilly, lacy, tiny, or wacky, wearing a hat is definitely an attention getter.

I am happy that the tradition of hats is still in play at Churchill Downs.  At one time a hat was a necessary part of a wardrobe.  I understand you could not leave home without one.  Whoa to those who did not wear a hat. You were labeled a common beggar if you did not have one on your head, this was a standard rule for both men and woman.  Hats played an important role in the history of horse racing for many centuries, going as far back to the world famous Royal Ascot in the United Kingdom, where a dress code was strictly enforced.

Hats are still in vogue, but not always worn.  I happen to love a great hat.  I really use it to keep the sun off my face, but I found out that when you put on a hat you suddenly transform into someone else.  I have had people comment, “Great hat”, “Looking good” and “You look like a famous person”, who knew a simple hat would attract so much positive attention.  Remember the Easter Parade?  Now that was a hat show. The more outlandish the hat the more attention it was given.

The next time you want to complete your outfit top it off with a great hat, and watch the transformation.

Your friends will be saying,”You look hat-tastic.”

Check out the top 10 hats at the Kentucky Derby 2011

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Food and Health

National Women’s Checkup Day

In honor of the 9th annual National Women’s Checkup Day, there will be a live webcast this Monday, May 9, hosted by Monistat.

Beverly Hills OB/GYN Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz will answer women’s health questions.  This is a great opportunity to ask questions regarding women’s health concerns.  You can send  your questions in advance, or e-mail nwhw@hunterpr.com and they will do their best to get them answered live!

Date: Monday, May 9, 2011

TIME: 4:00 p.m. PST / 7:00 p.m. EST

WHEREwww.ustream.tv/monistat –  set a reminder by clicking on ‘Join Crowd’

Go ahead, send you questions.  I think we all have the same concerns and confusions regarding women’s health.  Again, make your health a priority, Monistat Brand has.  Remember Sunday is the kick off of  National Women’s Health Week





Living Social – Manhattan by Sail

Can you stand it a booze cruise in Manhattan.  And it’s a beer cruise!

Beer lovers, this is the cruise for you.

According to Living Social, “They’re legendary.”   It is a one-hour and forty-five minute sail around the city that includes six craft beers, cheese and crackers, and a laid-back lesson in beer history, courtesy of Manhattan By Sail.

Beer-Tasting Harbor CruiseWhat a  Saturday afternoon experience. Cost $52 –down from $105.  It sailing on a topsail schooner known as the Clipper City, “a 158-foot-long replica of the lumber-hauling boats that filled New York harbor 100 years ago. It’s equipped with spacious decks, tons of seating and access to incredible views of the Manhattan skyline.”

All aboard, smooth sailing.

Only 2 days left for this deal.


South Street Seaport – Pier 17
(At the end of Fulton Street on the East River)
New York, NY, 10038