Field Trip to Downton Abbey

Downton Field trip

Well, we didn’t exactly visit Downton Abbey, but the exhibit “Dressing Downton, Changing Fashions for Changing Times” at the Driehaus Museum here in Chicago made it feel pretty close to the real thing. The gorgeous former home of Samuel Mayo Nickerson, which has been meticulously restored and beautifully furnished, made the perfect setting for the fabulous costumes on display.

Here is a small sampling of what inspired us.

We ended the morning with shopping at the gift shop and a delightful lunch at Troquet River North. An added bonus was that the sun was shining and the temperature is climbing toward sixty degrees. All in all, a perfectly lovely day.

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