The Coast News Group

Design a one-of-a-kind hat

SOLANA BEACH — This Del Mar horse racing season, Circa on Cedros is partnering with hat artist Yumi Richards for a hat-decorating event from 1 to 4 p.m. June 22.Guests will be encouraged to select a vintage-era Yumi Richards hat to serve as a base for decorative embellishments including flowers, feathers, ribbon, brooches and more to ensure each hat is one-of-a-kind. Once embellishments are chosen, Richards will be adding the final, custom touches that set the tone for true-to-form horse race fashion. The Del Mar Racetrack gates are slated to open July 17, providing Circa on Cedros guests and summer race attendees with ample time to plan race-day attire around their newly customized headpieces.

Hats range in pricing and are based on number of embellishments and style chosen. Even those just looking for ideas or insight on hat trends for the upcoming races are encouraged to attend.

Circa on Cedros strives to showcase local designers and artisans with handpicked pieces throughout its Cedros Avenue gallery. Yumi Richards, a 17-year veteran to the hat industry, specializes in timeless headwear with understated elegance. For more information regarding Circa on Cedros, visit