Category: Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey — is Civility the Real Draw?

Ahhh – Downton Abbey is back and my weeks crescendo from Sunday night to Sunday night. Don’t we all love their world? Doesn’t it seem so much simpler than our own daily rounds? But to them, I’

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Downton Abbey Inspired Dinner Party Anyone?

Throw a Downton Abbey-Inspired Dinner Party! To go along with the dinner party make sure you enter to win a Downton Abbey-Inspired Gift Basket here. Attend to these 12 steps and you’ll have a wi

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Cocktail Hour at The Abbey

There’s a lot of interest in hosting an authentic (well — as authentic as it can be without being held in Downton) DA-inspired dinner party. So let’s delve into the topic; really a

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The Star of Downton Abbey: Highclere Castle

I find every aspect of Downton Abbey irresistible: the costumes, the actors, the story line, the music, and — above all — the glorious setting of Highclere Castle, known to its legions of fans sim

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Sandra Bullock to Join Downton Abbey cast for Season 5?

Sandra Bullock to Join Downton Abbey cast for Season 5??? Yes, please!! Rumors are flying around the Internet. She reportedly loves the show, is looking for a home near its filming location, and pumpe

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What’s new for Downton Abbey Season 5?? (Spoiler alert!)

I’ve been scouring the Internet this morning (avoiding yard work, if you must know), looking for hints of what we can expect in Season 5. Here’s what I’ve found:   Lady Rose (actress Lily J

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Menu for Downton Abbey Inspired Dinner

This week I made a presentation at a book club (I love doing this—one of my fav things to do). The ladies told me that they threw a Downton Abbey party for one of their meetings. Showed me photos—

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Gorgeous George (Clooney, that is!) to get married at Downton Abbey???

Rumors are flying. Step aside Kim and Kanye. (Who on this planet isn’t sick of them, anyway?  The least elegant couple on earth. But I digress). Here’s the scoop:   George’s fiancé, Amal

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Downton Abbey Season 5 won’t Disappoint: Episode 1 Review

Downton Abbey is back and the opening episode of the period drama’s fifth season does not disappoint, placing numerous long-running storylines and a plethora of new subplots into the chute and setti

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‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5 Episode 2 review

‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5 Episode 2 review The second episode of Downton Abbey’s new season finds Mr. Carson and Lord Grantham at odds over the site of the WWI memorial: the cricket pitch at Down

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‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5 Episode 3 review

‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5 Episode 3 review The third episode of Downton Abbey’s new season opens with Lord Gillingham scrambling to his room as the hotel maid delivers Lady Mary’s breakfast tra

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‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5 Episode 4 review

‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5 Episode 4 review We are at the halfway point in the 5th season. Relationships are strained and tension runs high at Downton as we reach the halfway point of the fifth seas

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‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5 Episode 5 review

I am enjoying this season so much. Stop by and see my review. Episode 5 opens as Aunt Rosamund arrives to solve Lady Edith’s predicament with “the farmer’s child.” As it happens, she only make

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‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5 Episode 6 review

‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5 Episode 6 review Here’s my review of Episode 6 of the current season (5) of Downton Abbey — hot off the presses. I’ve finished watching the season —

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‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5 Episode 7 review

‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5 Episode 7 review Lady Edith’s disappearance is front and centre this episode. Rosamund and the Dowager Countess decide they must tell Cora, but Mrs. Drew beats them to i

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‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5 finale review

‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5 finale review The season finale opens to sunny skies over Downton as everyone above and below stairs prepares for the wedding of Lady Rose and Atticus Aldridge. Lady Rose

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‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5’s best moments

‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5’s best moments Downton Abbey served up yet another delicious season, full of wit and charm, intrigue and insight, with a second helping of memorable one-liners from the

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‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5 Christmas Special review

  This year’s feature-length festive special is brimming with the things we love: sumptuous dinner parties, carols by the Christmas tree in the great hall, and happily-resolved plot lines. Not

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Wish List for Downton Abbey Season 6

  ITV announced last month that Season 6 of Downton Abbey will be the show’s final season. With the last ever episode due to air on Christmas Day, following eight episodes this autumn, we had a

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Our wish list for the final season of ‘Downton Abbey’

  Tom and Sybbie are off in America and Lady Mary is lonely and bored. She’s grown weary of discussing the building plans for Pips Corner with her father, along with the majority of the audienc

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