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Hats On The Annual Ladies Day at the Devon Horse Show

The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair was transformed into The Enchanted Garden, the theme this year for the annual Ladies Day on Wednesday, May 29. Ladies were invited to gather with their girlfriends and their most festive hats for a beautiful afternoon in the Devon Pavilion, with live music, raffle prizes, a cocktail reception, and fabulous gift bags.

Then some of the ladies participated in the fabulous Hat Contest which included a panel of esteemed judges including SAVVY Main Line publisher Caroline O’Halloran , television personality Carson Kressley and Adam Joseph, 6ABC Meteorologist who honored the ladies in several categories.

Karen Toole Ebbert catches all the action as her daughter Amber Toole (black hat) looks on.

One of my favorite milliner’s is Beth Beverly who specializes in wearable mounts and unusual home decor. Her hats have won awards at the Devon Horse Show, Brandywine Polo and Radnor Hunt Clubs. She’s very creative. She’s never passed a road kill that she hasn’t seen a beautiful after life in.
Terra Moné, Terra Moné Beauty in Narberth and philanthropist Marla Green

Dr. Thanuja Hamilton and Janelle Burrell, CBS3Philly

Elena Samane and Tatiana Lumiere at Ladies Day
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Megan Tidmore, Kelly Ward Becker, Melissa Rice, Jaime Lyn Curley, Meghan Kelly, Rayna McGrath, Tina CorradoFour Girls on A Mission
Conni McDonnell, Nancy Rainer Walker, Donna Coughlin, wearing a colorful Nicole Miller dress, and Maripeg Bruder, Board President at Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center
Annette Brennan, Sharon Bozentka and Joanne Brogan began making their hats in February meeting weekly for wine, chitchat and millinery.
Nicole Klein, MaryAnn Blair, Joe Blair, Devon Horse Show & Country Fair Foundation – Board Member, and Jennifer Lynn Robinson
Best in Show, Pamela Targan, a former art teacher is wearing a custom dress. The seamstress sent her extra material which she used to create the hat.

After competing in the hat contest and celebrating in the Pavilion some ladies headed to a very special luncheon at Terrain Gardens at Devon Yard.

The crew from Bloomingdale’s
Lula and daughter Dakota Ashbury enjoyed the day with her sister visiting from England. I chatted so much with them I forgot to ask her name. Lula is married to famous puppeteer Anthony Ashbury, who worked on Little Shop of Horrors, and was a friend of Jim Henson. Together Lula and Anthony owned a gem of an eatery in Pittman NJ called Sweet Lula’s.
I asked Lula how they came to settle in Pittman, after living in the UK and then for years in Connecticut. Lula told me she looked up quaint towns in the New Jersey, and Pittman, NJ along with Moorestown, NJ popped up. They chose Pittman, NJ and have never looked back. This is basically how they found the Devon Horse Show Ladies Day. Since Lula’s sister was visiting for the summer, they did a search on fun women’s event and found this “lovely event.” In a matter of two days they all went out and bought sun dresses and hats. They had a magical time, and look forward to visiting again next year. For more photos check out my column at CBS3Philly
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20 Photos of the Most Memorable Radnor Hunt Race Fashions and Hats

20 Photos of the Most Memorable Radnor Hunt Race Fashions and Hats

The Radnor Hunt Races celebrated its 87th Anniversary on May 20, 2017. Thousands of guests were on hand to watch seven races, including the Preakness which was shown on TV screens high above the ground, after 6 Radnor Races concluded. Despite the gloomy weather, most guests dressed in their derby finest, although I did see a few ho hum dull colors dotting the landscape this year which was surprising; attendees enjoyed parading the grounds while party hoping from tent to tent, or enjoying  the races at tailgate parties, in sponsor tents or by pulling up a chair along the fence. All proceeds from the Radnor Hunt Races benefit the land and water preservation programs of theConservancy | Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.
PS Please don’t take a photo off for 2 days, but instead link to the site to share the love. Thanks, and my mortgage thanks you too.

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Alexander Hankin always delivers, his shoes are amazing with him are two beauties
Molli Weisband (she has the cutest Havanese named Frankie) and Jocelyn Waldes, who has already crossed Cuba and Marfa off her bucket list.

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This whole damn bunch is doing derby dress proud
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Tiffany Arey wearing the most exquisite hat HD1_3383 (Custom)

Eileen Wixted and Elizabeth Wixted
HD1_3395 (Custom)Jake Stacey, Frank Marcucci, Lesley Brown and Jeff Stacey
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Jenn Frederick and Kristy Sevag
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Corey Cohee, Kelli Cohee, Rebecca Howell and Isaac Howell

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Family fabulous:  Garrett Smith, Judy Quinter Smith, Stephanie Smith Desjardins and Garrett Desjardins Radnor
Not a bad thread in this bunch
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Ladies in waiting
Lana Salerno, Ava Salerno, Maya Salerno and Maggie SalernoRadnor

Fashionable, fun and fabulous
Celina Dubow

 

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Perfect Pair – Nicole Keshishian and Meredith West

 

 

 

 

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Best Dressed Couples: Gillian Beale-King,  (Live by the trinity of what is true, good, and beautiful.”) Alexander Christ
with Stacey Kracher in Nicole Miller and Brandon M. Morrison, Chief Operating Officer at PRDC Properties (740 Sansom St)

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Won for most beautiful and rightfully so from hat to toe they both look amazing
Millinery designer Zoya Egan and her husband James Egan

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Paul de Janosi and Lydia Brown, co-chair of the 2018
Academy of Music 161st Anniversary Concert and Ball

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Winner of Best Radnor Hunt Race Derby Day Dressed:
Dave Maser, Zoe Maser and Allison Young, co-chair The Academy of Music Young Friends
Mommy and Me matching dresses

Tomorrow check back for Preakness at the Piazza Best Dressed.
That’s gonna be a hard one, everyone looked amazing

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Check out Philly Style Magazine today for several parties I covered last week including the

Bulgari Private Cocktail Party
and
Bourbon Bash 3