Spring is just around the corner and there are several occasions that you just might be starting to think about. That's right - Easter Sunday, Derby Day, and Memorial Day weekend. Not to mention a summer filled with parties and sunny polo matches.

Peter Beaton Hat Studio on Nantucket (visit the store on Federal Street or shop online) can have you looking your best in a hat made of lock-stitched leghorn straw. Each hat comes with a pre-tied grosgrain ribbon and signature striped hatbox. A perfect gift that will be treasured and enjoyed for many years.

Spring 2010 with Peter Beaton

Custom floral trims may be added to a hat for an additional charge.

And if you will be heading to the Derby (May 1st this year) you may want to write down PETER BEATON’s recipe for the perfect mint julep (begin the day ahead for best results):

First make the syrup: combine 2 cups of sugar & 2 cups of water and boil for 5 minutes. Let cool. Place in a container with several sprigs of fresh mint. Refrigerate overnight.

When it's time for cocktails, pour 2 ounces of bourbon and 1 tablespoon of syrup over crushed ice in a chilled mint julep cup and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint. ~

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