I wrote a travel feature story about the Kentucky bluegrass region for Country magazine.
I attended the Kentucky Derby Party at the Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee this year with my husband and a few friends. It was really fun to see everyone so dressed up (a rarity for this town!) I had to coordinate my outfit around my Derby hat, which is black, white and red, so I wore my gold Chanel skirt with a black cashmere tee and my dark red patent leather Lanvin heels. My friend Amy made an adorable seersucker dress that she paired with a vintage hat. My husband Dirk wore his new seersucker blazer. We had a great time and I even picked the winner! Hooray Orb!
I should have posted this sooner, but to be honest I was kind of pouting that Bodemeister didn’t win the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. I think he ran the best race and was by far the strongest horse in the field, but he still lost. Unfortunately he just ran a little too fast–I doubt any horse today could keep up that pace for a mile and a quarter. I guess I’ll just add him to the list of very good horses who came up short on the first Saturday in May. At least all horses and jockeys came back safe. I do wish that I would have kept I’ll Have Another in my exacta strategy, instead of changing to Union Rags at the last minute. I sure would have liked to win $300.
But whatever, next up is the Preakness Stakes on May 19. I’m looking forward to that day especially because it’s also my 5th wedding anniversary. Dirk and I were married on Preakness Day in 2007, the day that Curlin redeemed his Derby loss and took home the black eyed Susans. Maybe Bodemeister can do the same thing.
I almost forgot to give a shout out to the my hat designer, Lisa Hatch. She has a studio in downtown Milwaukee and she does great work. Look her up if you are interested in a custom design.