Saturday, May 5, 2018
It took this photo of my dressing table and accessories to inspire women my age to gather their beautiful things together in one place simply because they love them. I call this photo "My Favorite Things."
Friday, May 4, 2018
I've invited my good friend Mary Gayle to be a guest blogger today to help you get ready for going to Churchill Downs. She and her husband entertained out of town business guests for years. I don't think anyone has better advice for me to share with you.
10 Tips for Attending the Kentucky Oaks and Derby
1. Comfy shoes.
2. Bandaids, ibuprofen, etc.
3. Poncho, clear is nice so your dress can still be seen.
4. Foldable, lightweight tote bag and paper hand towels to wrap Mint Julip and Lilly glasses to take home.
5. Snack mix in clear baggies. Food lines can be long and you need to keep food in your stomach if you are drinking alcohol.
6. Cell phone service is scattered, make sure your family knows this.
7. Loose change to tip the bathroom attendants. They are wonderful and most have mints and other handy things.
8. In case of a chill, stick a scarf in your bag.
(Or tie it to the handle of your handbag to look chic! Pam)
9. Place your Derby bet way before post time. Men are notorious for the last minute bet. There may be lots of shoving and stepping on toes.
10. Sing "My Old Kentucky Home" loud and proud! You are already a winner because you are lucky enough to attend!
Should you have the winning ticket and want to wait to avoid lines you have weeks to go back and collect.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
If you plan to wear a hat to the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby please pull the brim down on your forehead. If you try to keep your bangs from getting messed up you could end up looking like you are wearing a costume. Face it...your hairstyle is going to get trashed by your hat so you might as well pull that brim down to keep the sun out of your eyes. Don't be a "Little Debbie," "Annie Oakley" or "Polyanna" at Churchill Downs.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Sunday, October 15, 2017
I duplicated this Pinterest picture in 2013 with items that are not as expensive. The Pinterest Leopard print coat is Vintage but I found one on the @normtompson website that has the same look for $189.00 and comes in Plus sizes. The chambray shirt and boot cut jeans are from Oldnavy and Gap. The bag in the picture is by the designer "Celine" but I think the Ralph Lauren bag is just as pretty. The red shoes worn by the model are Miu Miu but I like the red, suede booties by G by GUESS and cost $79.00 at Macy's. I don't know what brand of sunglasses the model is wearing but you can't miss with Ray-Ban's in basic black. Minus the handbag and sunglasses, my outfit costs $401.00. www.kentuckyfashion.polyvore.com
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Friday, May 5, 2017
Food items in clear plastic bags (maximum size 18” X 18” - no trash bags)*"Box" lunches in clear plastic bags or containers (maximum size 18" X 18" - no trash bags)
Water and soft drinks – plastic bottles only (sealed, clear and unopened)
Purses, but none larger than 12” in any dimension (subject to search)
Baby/diaper bags – only if accompanied by a child (subject to search)
Small cameras – none equipped with detachable lenses or lenses of 6” or more **BinocularsSunscreen (non-glass containers only)
Small personal music systems, radios and televisions** (No boom boxes)
Cellular phones, smartphones and tablets
**Seat cushions smaller than 15"X15" that do not contain metal arms and/or backs, zippers, pockets or flapsStrollers (ONLY if carrying a child)
Chairs (Gate 3 ONLY)
Blankets & tarpaulins (Gates 1 & 3 ONLY)
* Limit of two bags per person
** Patrons could be required to turn on electronic items
Banned Items on Kentucky Derby Day
Coolers (Styrofoam coolers, ice available at infield purchase points)
Cans (any size or type), glass bottles or containers
Pop-Up or Patron Tents– no poles or stakes of any kind
Laptop Computers and Camcorders
Cameras with detachable lenses, or equipped with a lens that is 6” or larger
Purses larger than 12" in any dimension
Luggage (includes briefcases)
Weapons (including knives)
Fireworks, noisemakers, air horns, laser lights/pointers, mace or pepper sprays
Drones and remote controlled aircraft
Animals (with the exception of service animals for guests with disabilities)
Any items deemed dangerous and/or inappropriate
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