Monday, March 25, 2019


Do you believe in fate? that sometimes you are just meant to meet someone? Well this happened to me this weekend when I met the wonderful Philip Wright from Walter Wright Milliners.

I initially met Philip on Friday at BurJuman, we had popped in to see the hats on display and have a bite of lunch. We chatted briefly went on or way. That night I kept thinking about Philip so this morning I got in the car and headed down to Burjuman where we chatted for two hours!! I could have stayed all day if I am totally honest.

Anyway Philip is a Milliner, a fourth generation Milliner to be exact, in 1889 his Great Grandparents set up Walter Wright Milliners at Albion Road, Luton, where operations are still run to this day. You would think that it was a natural progression for Philip to work in this business but that was not infact the case, Philip joined the family business after a spell as he puts it as a "suit". I would imagine thousands of people around the world are very glad that he did. Philip's hats aren't just hats they are pieces of art, I was too scared to touch them but did try on a fabulous silver creation, which you may all see as just as I did a photographer popped up from the Gulf News and Philip and I were *papped*.

For the last two years it has been a Walter Wright hat that has won the "Best Dressed Award" at the Dubai World Cup Style Stakes. I will be very surprised if this year he doesn't make it a hat trick. Some of the hats that the ladies were trying today were truly amazing. Philip told me that "hats need homes" and that he ensures every hat has a good home. In our house that saying is cats need homes!

Anyway I can't wait to see Philip again, and I am pretty sure I will be heading back to BurJuman at some point this week just to say Goodbye. If you want to meet Philip, you can find him at BurJuman, every day from 10 am til 10 pm until the 26th of March.

Mention GA and you will get an extra special discount and that's a promise!!

(edited to say that Phil is back in town from Sunday until the 30th of March at Burjuman)

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