Did anyone see “The Duchess” starring Kiera Knightley and the lovely house that she lived in? Well we’re playing at a masquerade ball there on the 30 December! Now, where did I put the extra-large pocket hoops??? Details here http://www.chatsworth.org/whats-on/events/enchanted-masquerade-ball
Enjoy a champagne reception and canapés served in the Painted Hall accompanied by Simply Strings musical entertainment. Enjoy a walk through the north wing of the house decorated for Christmas followed by a sumptuous four course dinner served in the Carriage House Restaurant with live entertainment.
Last month we had a super gig, we were playing in London, at the launch of a new freeview channel, “Drama” And what do we associate more with drama in this country than costumes? Especially of the Jane Austen variety. So, we donned our empire line frocks and dug out the Pleasure Gardens concert programme. A good time was had by all and we even got a compliment from Celia Imrie!
Hetti and I couldn’t stop drooling over the lovely dress worn by dancer and costume-maker Lyzz Lynch..check out those sleeves!
Here is a pic of us rocking the Festive Gift Fair at the NEC last weekend. One day, I’ll have a tree like that…
I’m not one of these women that goes gaga over shoes. In fact, I find it rather hard to get excited about shoes. But I do get excited about these ones…18th century-tastic shoes by American Duchess, a small shoemaking company based in the US. I think that the ladies of Lady Georgianna need a few more well paid gigs so that we could buy some….we could even start a shoes fund…I’m gonna stop writing now and look at the shoes….mmmmm