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Top off the holiday with a hat


SOLANA BEACH — You know you’ve wanted one ever since the Royal wedding. You can add some real glamour and sophistication to your holiday finery this year. Learn tips and tricks of making your own hat from an artist who has made them for Yoko Ono, Donatella Versace and Princess Mary of Denmark.Design your own cocktail hat or fascinator at designer Jill Courtemanche’s hands-on workshop from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at her new shop 410 S, Cedros Ave.

Create a fabulous fascinator or charming cocktail hat, learning basic millinery techniques and the art of hand-stitching to craft your hat using felt, feathers, netting, ribbon and more. Little or no sewing experience is required. The class cost is $85 and all materials are provided. Call (858) 876-6353 to register. For more information, visit


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