All posts tagged: hats

Kasteel de Haar Utrecht

Society networking: herring, castles and hats

The location: Castle De Haar. The dresscode: Tenue de Ville with hat. The occassion: the first herring catch of the year… Yes, I attended this oldest dutch networking event, as I was invited by a customer of ours.    Herring The typical dutch tradition of eating herring… I always find it somewhat funny, that foreigners cannot imagine eating raw fish like that. Well… ever had Sashimi? Yes, I happen to love herring. So this was a true treat. The “54e Nationale Haringpartij” had ten fishmongers representing their location, and were judged on originality in representing the herring. So, we tried herring on ryebread, herring sushi, herring salad, herring soup… I was actually quite glad there also was some paella as well. I was too late for the Oysters though, bummer… Schuitemaker Vis, from Katwijk, won the contest.  Society networking This was the 54th version of the event, a true society and closed networking event. As I got the invitation one day before (great planning..) I had to quickly origanise a hat. (Yay! A hat event!) …

Hat

Hats: dare to wear

It’s Kingsday today. Besides visits to the local flea markets and being amazed by the orange stuff people dare to wear on a day like this, one of the fun parts to me is always The Hat. The Hat – of course, Maxima’s. Next to Prinsjesdag here in the Netherlands, and the Royal Ascot event in the UK, I don’t really know of a Hat Event besides the occasionally spring or summertime wedding. Frankly, I am a little bit jealous. Wearing a hat is something that I really like to do. Although, finding the actual event for it is really hard. So… when cán you wear a hat? I am the proud owner of a Fedora, a Beret, a Cloche, a Panama, a Fur hat. I even used to own a white cowboy hat with swarovski stones. (Which seemed like a good idea when I was 16 and in London. Threw it away when back in Holland and Dutch people started to ask questions about the Naked Cowboy.) But the Sun hat is actually the only …