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Chapellerie [ʃapɛlʀi]

English translation: hat shop

Everyone remembers the Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss and that unique red & white broad striped hat. I was delighted to learn while reading the NY Times this morning that Dr. Seuss not only decked out his characters in hats, he also collected them and brought them out for guests to wear for amusement while dining with other guests at his home. An exhibit will begin on Monday at the New York Public Library celebrating the 75th anniversary of "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins" and some of these hats will be on display.

La Chapellerie is a hat shop in Les Baux-de-Provence in the South of France. Subtle colors, fine textures, layers of fabric and ribbons give each hat it's own unique personality. Hats instantly add a new twist to your look that can be mysterious, fun, adventurous or just plain utilitarian in heavy rain or freezing cold temperatures. The next time you pass by a hat shop, go inside and try a few on, chances are you will find a hat that will make you smile and feel like a new person! Chef Grenouille's signature Chef's toke is a perfect example of a hat that adds an air of whimsy to the great Chef's personality!