Monday, April 20, 2015


Lucy and I spent all of last week exchanging emails on a very important subject: Derby food. More specifically: who was buying what of our favorite junk food. This includes, but is not limited to, the following delicacies.

 Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos.

Mini Brie Bites from Trader Joe's.

Skim lattes from Starbucks (to power us through the drive to Kentucky).

And assorted gummy candies.

On Friday night, we were being wild and adventurous and spent our Friday night in. Once her boys went up to bed, we broke out the hot glue gun and chatted while we created the magic that is the Derby hat.

"You realize," Lucy said, as she sewed ribbon around her hat, "that we are two weeks out and we have every single meal planned?"

I had booked all of our dinner reservations months ago.

She had called and ordered us box lunches. (Fun fact: you can bring in lunch to the Derby and it's much tastier.)

We would have breakfast at the hotel and pick up coffee and donuts at our favorite bakery on the way to the racetrack. 

And we spent the week meticulously planning all of the extras.  

Yep. We were definitely two weeks out and had every meal planned out and it's basically a miracle that neither of us has gone online to browse menus and choose what we're going to order at each of our dinners.

We might have a problem.

But, speaking of the hats...



Danielle said...

Travel food is important. Also, if you know there is a fave place at your destination, you must go there. Like one of the only reasons I go up to Utah is to have Great Harvest's delicious cinnamon rolls. Once I have that, the trip has peaked and its time for me to go.

Nice hat! Does it match the dress?

A said...

Wheeee! Thanks! It matches the dress. Cannot wait to wear the entire ensemble and show it off to you guys. Way more pink, colorful, girly than my taste but perfect for the Derby.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Ha, we are cut from the same fabric. I'd had the trip planned out to the t like you do, and I'd probably be perusing menus as well. ;) This is such a fun tradition!! I love your hat!! It will look great with your dress!!

Mrs. Architect said...

FABULOUS hat! I can't wait to see pics!!!!

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