You guys are going to love this month’s Mom MVP! We’re taking a closer look at local milliner, Cassie McGregor of The House of MacGregor. If you aren’t familiar with the term millinery, think hats! Oak Cliff-based Cassie McGregor knows the language of hats. Cassie has been creating hats using traditional millinery techniques since 2002. Raised in Dallas, Cassie began taking evening hat making classes for fun at the Fashion Institute of Technology while living in New York City. It was love at first hat! After many years of running her own label on the side, Cassie decided to hang her hat in Dallas for good. She owns and operates her own atelier near the historic Bishop Arts District. When Cassie isn’t at the studio or chasing her three adorable daughters around, you might find Cassie and her husband Rob cooking up a storm in the kitchen or dining out in the city.
“Hi! My name is my name is Cassie MacGregor and I own The House of MacGregor over in Oak Cliff. We are a custom hat shop and we make men’s and women’s straw and felt fedoras plus special occasion hats for horse races and weddings. We also have a wide selection of other designer’s hats in our studio located above Bolsa Restaurant. I am also kept busy by my four kids, three of whom are five and under!”
What is your favorite meal? I love a good green chile stew on a cold day. I am currently day dreaming about being cold enough for that to sound good.
What is your favorite kitchen tool? My Le Creuset red dutch oven. It was my first present from my husband and I use it more than anything else in our kitchen.
What do you do to recharge your batteries? I take yoga classes at SYNC Yoga 2-3 days a week and I don’t think I would be very livable without it! We have 4 kids and it is the main way I squeeze in self care time.
What is your go-to hostess gift? You can never go wrong with wine or flowers.
What is your entertaining must-have? I have a very colorful, striped Missoni table cloth that was a present from my mom. It makes any dinner party look cheerful and happy plus the stripes cover up food stains well.
What it your favorite holiday to host? Thanksgiving is a big deal in our house. We start the day by hosting a neighborhood Turkey Trot in our front yard that ends with mimosas and homemade goodies from all our friends. Then we have to cut ourselves off from the mimosas so dinner will be ready before 10:00!
Visit www.thehouseofmacgregor.com to learn more about the hats and be sure to pop by this sweet mama’s shop – I know I’ll be making a visit soon!