Mother Nature smiled kindly on Fiesta revelers for the first day of "Night in Old San Antonio" (NIOSA) at La Villita. With cooling breezes, it was perfect weather for sampling favorite foods like: Maria's Tortillas, chalupas, beignets and succulent escargot. Or for dancing to jazz, swing, country western or a good solid German polka.
But, this year it seems to be all about the hats. A simple flower halo is always appropriate Fiesta wear , but flamboyant milliners' creations bejeweled with dolls, flashing lights, and cascarones made for a heady fashion statement that Carmen Miranda would love (and so do we!)