My Night as an Upstairs Guest
March 3, 2015 Leave a Comment
Downton Abbey: It’s addictive, charming and … over … for now. As we begin our Downton detox and await Season 6’s 2016 premiere (Maggie Smith’s last season), you may find yourself missing your favorite Sunday night show.
We’ll each find different ways to cope with the absence of Downton. Take me, for instance. This past weekend, I dressed up in full Edwardian garb for Wisconsin Public Television’s An Evening Inspired by Downton Abbey. The event was an opportunity to revel in the Downton lifestyle for a good cause, and it distracted attendees from the grim truth that the season would come to an end the following day.
I couldn’t think of a better way to spend an evening. As adults, we get far too few opportunities to dress up and transport ourselves to a different time. The food was delectable, the company was charming and the music was incredible. Be sure to check out photos from the event.
It’s nights like An Evening Inspired by Downton Abbey that make me so proud to work for Wisconsin Public Television. Our mission is not only to offer quality content over the airwaves, but also to offer quality outreach events throughout communities, taking the time to connect with the many supporters who make our station possible.
Now that the event’s over, I’ve traded my costume for contemporary clothing, but I’ll definitely remember my Downton evening fondly. (Side note: if anyone knows how Edwardian women pulled off those hairstyles without hairspray, please let me in on the secret.)