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Monday, March 7, 2016

The Downton Gala presented by WMHT

What a wonderful time we had at the Downton Gala, held by WMHT at the beautifully appointed Desmond Hotel in Albany.  The evening began with champagne and picture opportunities along with an impressive silent auction.


Here is my dress – an actual photo of me, in my dress.  I must say, I felt perfectly garbed for the evening.  I also felt a little blind because I did not wear my rather contemporary glasses.  The pictures came out mostly ok anyway!



And, here is the dress I spent so much time on over the late summer and fall.  This is the dress that started it all.  So becoming on my friend, don’t you think?


And our “dates” (well, husbands) were looking dapper as well. 


The crowd came fully dressed for an evening of 20s frivolity.  Most of the gentlemen wore tuxedos and the ladies were beaded and styled to the nines.  There were some very nice displays, including some lovely frocks!





The tables were set in grand Downton style, with fresh floral arrangements and elegant candelabras.




We had a wonderful time at the Gala – and we even took home a case of wine from the silent auction!  Thanks, WMHT, for a wonderful evening prior to the stateside airing of the final episode of Downton Abbey!  Now what will I do with my Sunday evenings?

5 comments:

  1. You look fabulous. You can clearly see that a lot of work went into those dresses. It looks like a beautiful evening. (And I can sympathise with the glasses!)

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    1. Thanks for your kind comments. Yes, it was quite a bit of work, but very much worth it! It was a really great party. The glasses are always such a dilemma - to see or not to see, that is the question!

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