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Downton Abbey Weekend Experience


Thank You!
Madame X
vanessa_lynne
Thank you to all that attended and helped plan this weekend. My mom and her work friend Celeste had a fantastic time! That was the first trip Celeste has taken in over ten years. You all helped make sure it and my mom's birthday were truly special. Thank you, thank you!!!

Formal Dinner update
Nadya Lev
madamekat
The formal dinner is indeed still at the Dandelion Pub at 7pm!  Our reservations are split between two tables, which means our food will arrive faster LOL.

http://thedandelionpub.com/

Where To Park near The Dandelion Pub:

There are a ton of parking lots and garages in the "Rittenhouse Square" area of Philadelphia! Here are a few for your consideration:

Central Parking at 36 S. 19th Street
http://us.justdial.com/PA/PHILADELPHIA/Central_Parking/near_19th_St,ranstead_St/NCRLCentral_Parking2990576-UGhpbGFkZWxwaGlhLFBBIFBhcmtpbmcgTG90cyBHYXJhZ2VzIDE4dGggU3QsU2Fuc29tIFN0/map

Parkway Corporation at 1845 Walnut Street (18th and Walnut Sts)
http://us.justdial.com/PA/Philadelphia/Parkway_Corporation/near_Burns_St,race_St/0130550698-UGhpbGFkZWxwaGlhLFBBIFBhcmtpbmcgTG90cyBHYXJhZ2VzIDE4dGggU3QsU2Fuc29tIFN0/map

Interpark 1728 Samson Street (17th and Samson Sts)
http://www.centercityphila.org/life/go.php?ptid=24

LAZ Parking 201 S. 18th Street
http://www.centercityphila.org/life/go.php?ptid=51

But like any other major city, just drive to the area and pick one! Cost is about $20 give or take a few bucks.


Sunday Tea RSVP List
Madame X
vanessa_lynne
Similar RSVP Needed for the Tea on Sunday in order to make our reservation at the Hotel du Pont. Please comment here if you will be attending and any guests accompanying you. Please post by Monday, October 13th.

Official Dinner RSVP List
Madame X
vanessa_lynne
Official Dinner RSVP list. If you don't see your name here, comment ASAP!

Vanessa
Marilyn
Matthew
Stephanie
Beth
Celeste
Maggie
Gloria
Kat
Judy
Steve

Dinner RSVPs Needed ASAP!
Madame X
vanessa_lynne
Attention!
Alright, folks. We are working on our final preparations for the dinner and we're going to need a firm RSVP from everyone (including any guests) on whether they can make it to dinner on Saturday, November 8th at 7PM in downtown Philadelphia (between Rittenhouse Square & Washington Square).

The final RSVP number will determine which of two places we make a reservation at - both are fabulous, but we need to plan accordingly for our group size.

Please RSVP no later than Monday night at midnight for the dinner. I will add you (and any guest names) to a pinned post here & on Facebook in the dinner event notice. Thank you!!

A Reminder!!
Nadya Lev
madamekat

A reminder that this event is coming up!!  Are you coming to all three events or just one or two?  Let us know as soon as you can :)

Nov 8th : Costume Formal Dinner at Dandelion Pub in Philadelphia

Nov 9th: Winterthur Museum tour to see Downton Abbey costumes at 10am **EVERYONE IS RESPOSSIBLE FOR PURCHASING THEIR OWN TICKETS IN ADVANCE!!!**

Nov 9th: Afternoon Tea at the Hotel Dupont in Delaware at 3pm


Upcoming dates
Nadya Lev
madamekat
Hello, Ladies!

We talked over dinner at the Colombian Firehouse about making sure Stephanie's Annual Pumpkin Tea is scheduled around this event. Stephanie assures us it's fine, so no worries of a conflict!

*kisses to you all*

New teens era Butterick Patterns!
Nadya Lev
madamekat

Just in time for our Downton Abbey Weekend Experience!  New teens era patterns!

http://butterick.mccall.com/new-sewing-patterns-pages-147.php?list=2

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and they look like these...

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Photos
Nadya Lev
madamekat
Looks like we've chosen the venue.  If all goes well, we'll be having our formal dinner at The Dandelion in the ritzy Rittenhouse Square district of Philadelphia.

The building is actually two very elegant turn of the century townhomes converted into a restaurant!  The inside is really lovely!  And the mascot is a lion dressed as an Edwardian dandy, so really we had to have it here.

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These two seemingly separate townhomes are the restaurant!
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You can't miss it...it's got the mascot on the lantern!
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If you go in the corner door, walk through the bar to the hostess desk in the next building (or just use the other door). This is the waiting area:
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Upstairs in one of the dining rooms.  This is the one we'd like to get for our event:
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More dining areas:
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The "dog" dining room features a very cool bar at the end and has portraits of dogs everywhere:
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Another dining room:
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As you can see, no matter where we are seated, it's beautiful!

Welcome!
Nadya Lev
madamekat
DowntonAbbey1
Downton Abbey Weekend Experience

You have been formally (as much as LJ counts as formal) invited to attend a weekend gathering, circa the 1910s in Philadelphia and Delaware for a small group of friends. Events are linked through this group and include a formal dinner Saturday night, touring the Downton Abbey costume exhibit at Winterthur Museum and afternoon tea on Sunday. Please RSVP to each event so we can push information to you as needed.
Save the date!

Saturday November 8th: Formal Dinner in Philadelphia, Pa (restaurant TBD)
Sunday November 9th: Tour the Downton Abbey costume exhbit at Winterthur Museum in Delaware
Sunday November 9th: Afternoon Tea in Delaware (location TBD)

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