Monday, May 16, 2011

Hats and High Tea

One day, I will be one of the lovely ladies at the Derby with my massive hat atop my head, sipping a mint julep in the stands.
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Because if I wanted the in-field experience, I can get it on the cheap right here at Atlanta Motor Speedway...

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Until then, I will have to make due with attending similarly fantastic events around here where I can wear a fabulous hat and live the high life.

Enter High Tea. A tradition often reserved for Ladies Who Lunch and grandmothers, this Sunday afternoon outing has gotten even more popular for the younger ladies crowd with recent infatuation of certain British celebrities ...

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Luckily for me, Wendy at ATL Events put together a gals outing for us over the weekend, right in our backyards at the Four Seasons in Midtown. Park 75 does a lovely tea service, complete with cucumber sandwiches, pastries, scones, lemon curd and oh yes, tea. I had the chai and it was divine!

But nothing would be complete about a high tea without the hats. We dressed the part, and pulled out all the stops for our mid-afternoon fun! 

Sarah, Katie, me, Nicole and Wendy at Tea! Thanks Wendy for the picture!

I paired a green J Crew halter dress with linen Nine West pumps and a Panama Jack hat, to keep things springy and simple. I have yet to purchase one of the bigger Derby hats, but this one went from beach to Buckhead with the addition of some jewels and makeup!



For those of you looking to have High Tea around Atlanta, there are a number of affordable and chic places. A quick list is here, but hit up @ATLEvents for her recommendations, as she is a High Tea fan!

Thanks Wendy and ladies for the wonderful outing!

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4 comments:

Jana A said...

Ooh, how fun! I'll have to take my group of Ladies who Lunch to tea! I love it!

Katherine Malone said...

Jana - it's perfect for a Ladies Lunch! Scones for lunch = bliss!

Maryanne said...

The Atlanta Motor Speedway hat really made me chuckle. Perfect!

Katherine Malone said...

Mom - it did for me too! Can you believe the infield people wear those things?! :)