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About myhataffair

This blog is about my life-long passion for wearing ladies hats. I will be blogging on a year-long event series that features my prized hat collection.

“It Might As Well Be Swing”

In today’s environment of instant celebrity and superstar burnout, it’s hard to fathom the full extent of Frank Sinatra’s fifty-plus-year career and the impact it had on generations of people across the world. But it’s no surprise that my friends … Continue reading

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Top Chef of the Year Tampa Bay

I designed and special-ordered this hot pink hat from my favorite shop in New Orleans. I was thrilled to be able to wear it for the first time to the 2012 Top Chef dinner organized by my friend Maria Lewis, … Continue reading

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Cup of Hope Annual Tea

For me, few things compare to supporting a good cause while wearing a beautiful hat. Proceeds from the fifth annual Cup of Hope Tea Party in Tampa will benefit the efforts of Bay Area Legal Services to provide aid to … Continue reading

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Top Chef Tampa Bay

I have been saving this beautiful deco style blue hat with a veil for a special occasion. I was very excited when my friend Maria Lewis, Director of Development for The Child Abuse Council, invited us to a one-of-a-kind culinary … Continue reading

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I Love Paris

I’ve been told that I have “the gypsy in me” – probably from my Hungarian ancestors. Fortunately, several of my friends have the same wanderlust, so we found ourselves planning a trip to Paris for Christmas. Having a friend who … Continue reading

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Hosting My Hat Affair Party

If you are following my blog, you know by now that I have been collecting hats for many years. Along the way, I picked up some vintage fox fur stoles that were very popular in the 30’s and 40’s. I’m … Continue reading

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Big Cat Rescue Fur Ball

As a devoted viewer of “Animal Planet”, I was thrilled to be invited to the 2010 Fur Ball. Big Cat Rescue was celebrating in a big way with an evening of wild fun and a feast fit for a king … Continue reading

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Annual Dueling Chefs

Being a big fan of “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Celebrity Chef”, I was definitely looking forward to our own version of a chef competition at a beautiful club in downtown Tampa. The event promised great cocktails, good food and the opportunity … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Day in the “Gayborhood”

I have always loved Portland, Oregon. When my friends David and Steve invited me to LaFemme Magnifique (an International Beauty Pageant for drag queens), I was excited and intrigued. In my last blog, you will see some of the photos … Continue reading

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LaFemme Magnifique International

Charles Aznavour is one of France’s most popular and enduring singers and song writers. He became a major success in the 70’s and has collaborated with many of music’s legendary performers including Andrea Bocelli, Placido Domingo, Liza Minnelli , Luciano … Continue reading

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