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86th Annual Virginia Gold Cup

More than 50,000 attended the Virginia Gold Cup in The Plains, VA!

Gold Cup with Sisters

The weather was more than perfect.. and my company couldn’t get any better at Gold Cup. My two sisters Jenny and Tricia joined me in The Plains for the day. I enjoyed judging the hat contest and tailgates. From derby pie to mint julep jello shots… it was quite the tasty task. We watched a couple races and then headed to downtown Middleburg to get a bite at The French Hound.


My sisters… Tricia and Jenny

Hats Hats Hats

A winner..what a shot!

Too young for the infield.. maybe next year baby 😉

Our Royal Hats

This morning we broke out the feathers. I LOVE Andrea’s “fascinator” yep that’s what those mini hats Kate Middelton made famous are called. Check out my interview with Royal Insider Hilary Fordwich too below. We chat what to watch for Friday and how the royal couple are supposedly going to honeymoon. 

Watch this morning’s interview

Handmade Hats

If there’s one upside to the cold weather it’s CUTE hats! Ironically I found this awesome gal in California who makes beautiful handmade and crocheted hats. Adora wore one today… and I can’t wait to put her in the other three! I got the hats through Ellie Bellie Designs‘ Etsy store but since then they’ve moved to their Facebook page.

I also got a cream crocheted hat with big black rose pin, a grey hat with sequins and tiny black rose and a monkey crocheted hat that is absolutely precious on!

Oh Snap! Carolina Cup and my raceday awards

I spent  my weekend in historic Camden South Carolina for the annual running of the Carolina Cup. Of course it was COLD due to the winds but anything is better than rain. We made it by about 3 tailgate spots before both Jennifer and me decided our dresses weren’t cute enough to freeze for and  broke out our cardigans. Best dressed? Goes to our pal NBC associate producer Sarah Gregory who rolled up in a full blown fleece. Most Entertaining? Guys in khaki and button ups mud wrestling in College Park. Biggest Win? the last Lilly koozie from the designers appropriately patterned tent. 

OMG: Jack Rogers Knock Offs 19.99 
Virginia Gold Cup: Becky’s Fund Investing in Hope All Inclusive Ticket

[Right: Rebecca, Virginia and my former colleague WIS TV anchor Hannah Horne]

Favorite Tent: Lilly Pulitzer’s Amelia Baxley, Anne-Marie Cheek and Erin Cabrey

The Men: SC Attorney General candidate Alan Wilson & Robert Ellis in a barbaro inspired tie!

Score: The last Lilly koozie!

Old Partners in Crime: Now Lexington Medical’s Jennifer Wilson & NBC’s Sarah Gregory

Glory Days: Mud bath in ‘College Park’.

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