To celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee I joined with lots of other ex-pats, and others with connections to Britain, to go to a lunch to raise money for the Victoria Nursing Home in Ossining, New York.
One of the things British ladies do well is hats, so I felt sadly underdressed without even a fascinator.
So many splendid chapeaux.
Pale spring green was a popular color.
The talk by Peter McGowan, a Yeoman Warder from the Tower of London --(yes, you know, a Beefeater!) was wonderfully entertaining. Most popular question: "Have you actually met the Queen?"
More hats on parade.
Even the Queen's contemporaries were beautifully dressed.
On a completely different note, and from a completely different part of my life, Maryam Montague's lovely new book Marrakesh by Design has just come out.
I spy Robert's drawings on page 141. Maryam will be in New York on May 16th signing copies of the book See details here.