Perched atop Bolsa in Oak Cliff is a magical workspace called House of MacGregor, a five-year-old specialty hat store run by local milliner Cassie MacGregor. On a recent afternoon, women shuffle in and out, many with small children clinging to their legs, and then leave clutching massive boxes that seem to defy gravity. Some swing them by their strings and some cradle them in their arms, but no matter how they choose to support these delicate paper crates, their faces glow.
Inside sits MacGregor. She's young and charming, radiating a glittery energy that manifests in every hat she sews. Her little shop has a treehouse vibe, and when inside you feel a natural willingness to celebrate life's little excesses.