Monday, March 2, 2009

Out of the Salon


I have some news that may disappoint. For the next week or so the Gossip Guides will be on a bit of hiatus. Never fear though, it is all in the order of business to supply you with more gossip! Lauren and I will be venturing back to our beloved London. We have a busy schedule of getting measurements at our favourite mantua makers, going to balls, seeing the latest sporting events, and rejoining the old discussion groups. As you can guess, this busy schedule prevents us from updating until next week sometime. But before you begin a Lady Spencer-like chastise, I promise to take a lot of fabulous pictures to share the experience.

Until next week my doves,
Heather

24 comments:

Ms. Lucy said...

Will miss you! But do come back with more juicy gossip,tarts and more of that wonderful eye candy we can't get enough of!

Madame Berg said...

Hope you'll have a really good time (but of course you will!)

Polonaise said...

Safe travels to you both!! Are you going anywhere else, like Bath? I know you'll have a wonderful time.
I can't wait to hear all about the fabulousness you saw.
Don't forget to include a masquerade!

Heather Carroll said...

We might go up to Bath for some tea at the Jane Austen Centre actually!

Polonaise said...

Yay! Have you ever been to Bath? If not, when you're walking up the hill to the JA Centre, look in the window of the house on the JA Centre corner. If there's no glare you can see part of (what is supposedly) an old powdering closet. All one can see, really, are the tiles and part of a lovely wall, but the thrill is still there.

You can tell how much I just love Bath!

Eliza Ward said...

Have fun!!

Katy said...

Boo, everyone's going to London but me. I'm desperate to get my hands on some boxes from Laduree (and the delicious things inside them wouldn't be bad either).

Paul Miller said...

You must not stay up too late, dr Heather - nor ar you to play at faro.
Have fun!

Eliza Ward said...

Oh, I hope you still see this: I was just reading "The World of Interiors" and there's an exhibit on Palladio and his legacy at the Royal Academy til mid-April!!

Heather Carroll said...

@Paul- Haha! Of course not...

@Eliza- Thanks for letting me know. There are just too many diversions in London right now!

cota said...

you and lauren must so exited!!! i envy you guys, so have fun, spend lots, take lots of photos, etc....
will miss you!!!
bye

Heather Carroll said...

Thanks and will do!!

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

Hi Heather, I will in London next week! How funny that we should all be venturing across the pond in March. Must be those low airfares!

Lauren said...

Cota- we will be spending plenty! It's penciled in to my itinerary - spend money on fabulous things !!

Elyse said...

Wow, have fun!

Ingrid Mida said...

I hope you'll be going to the hat exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum. It looks enchanting!

M.A.the2nd said...

I hope you have a wonderful time ~ I am new to this but am so in love with the 18th century. I am an interior designer and have just created my own blog "18th Century ~ Passions & Obsessions & Other Beautiful Interiors". I love London and the Laduree shop at Harrods is divine!! Boxes full of macaroons and the most delectable interiors! I hope I can interact with like-minded souls!
Cheers
M.A. the 2nd

M.A.the2nd said...

Post Script
I must tell you my daughter's name is Georgiana! The perfect name ~ strong yet feminine!

Judy said...

I'm a trifle jealous of your good fortune to be traveling to the metropolis.

karen said...

I just discovered this blog and have read it back to the first post (same with Marie Antoinette's). What fun! I hope your success continues, it's just great to pick up history in such an accessible manner.

I have a question for you. Can you think of any 18th century figure whose portrait was painted in the 18th century but who survived long enough to have a photograph taken in the mid 19th century?

Polonaise said...

Karen,

Isn't this a wonderful addiction? I believe Princess Mary had her photo taken with Queen Victoria, one of V's daughters and Prince Edward. As I recall, she was older than the hills and had a very close bonnet on. It's in one of the books on George III's children.

Eliza Ward said...

You're right; Mary, daughter of George III, had portraits done when she was young, and then had a photograph done with Queen Victoria and family when she was older. They're in the paperback edition of "Princesses" by Flora Fraser. And indeed, Mary unrecognizably wrinkly in the photo.

karen said...

Polonaise and Eliza: thank you! I found a few portraits of Princess Mary as a child and a young woman before 1800 and couldn't find the picture you mentioned, but I'll google the Fraser book. I wonder if there are any other women who lived as long and were both painted and photographed. Sort of fascinating. But then, I was born before the fax machine....

Polonaise said...

Haha! You're not alone. I was born before the fax, the VCR, cable television, you name it!