HOB is very very happy to spread the news: Dubai Confidential is organising a Downton Abbey Tea Party on the Tuesday 19th March at the Polo Club, from 2.30pm until 3.30pm. I just love seeing more vintage in this city so a big Merci for that initiative. For those who are not familiar with Downton Abbey drama, let me explain. The series follows the lives of the inhabitants of the stately home named Downton Abbey. Originally, these houses were the home of hundreds of servants, working for a powerful family. To be honest, the show is pretty romanticized but it does expose the trials and tribulations of a privileged family and her, rather close relationship with what they called at the time, the "downstairs". It is definitively not a historical documentary, but what I personally love about it is the aesthetics. Every little detail, piece of cutlery, of lace, every dish, or suit is meticulously studied and if the story might not be accurate, the scenery definitively is.
To get a better idea of the show, click here to check the post I wrote about it last year.
And if you feel like going back to the 1920's for an afternoon, rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday 14th March, the fee is 140aed/person.
The british milliner Valerie Corona will attend and present her latest collection, sounds perfect right before the Dubai Races World Cup. The antique and vintage jewellery shop Audrey's Cat will also be there to showcase their little treasures.
If you read HOB on a daily basis, this tea party is for you. Reminds me it might be time to think about outfits for the coming events, last year Grazia spotted my 1920's outfit, now do I stick with the Art Deco style or do I choose an other era...?
For more information on the Tea Party, click here.