Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Inspiration: Downton Abbey

It's the last week before James goes back to school in Toronto and we're doing a few things together in the meantime. Like watching Downton Abbey. We don't have a TV, so we've been watching online, computer on the coffee table/trunk, all of us on the chesterfield. The problem is that PBS is geo-blocked here in Canada. Fortunately, James figured out a way to download the episodes. It's probably illegal, but sometimes you do what you have to do.
I've always loved the easy, flowing elegance of Edwardian fashions. If you're old enough, think Meryl Streep in "Out of Africa". So, when I was casting about for a new name for the slimmer, shorter re-make of "Chocolat", I naturally thought of "Downton". The final version isn't ready yet, but I've given up on the Cascade 220 in "Bluestone" in favour of Louet Gems merino in "Eggplant".

 Stay tuned.