"This is too good to be true!!" I squealed with excitement as I opened this invite; which I have kindly received from Ralph Lauren's team a few weeks ago; inviting me to a luncheon hosted by the Countess of Carnarvon at Highclere Castle; better known as THE castle where British TV drama Downton Abbey is filmed. I'm a huuuge fan of this series! So I couldn't believe my eyes. The luncheon was held to showcase Ralph Lauren's A/W 2012 runway collection. Unfortunately for me, I was unable to go due to personal commitments.
So what's the connection between Downton Abbey and Ralph Lauren? Apparently, Ralph Lauren announced last September their first-ever sponsorship deal to support PBS’s Masterpiece shows, the conglomerate that airs celebrated period dramas such as Downton Abbey, Upstairs Downstairs, Sherlock and Wallander. In fact at Ralph Lauren's A/W 2012 runway collection, the curtain was raised on the show by the theme music to TV hit Downton Abbey.
Highclere Castle is the principal location for the early 20th century British period drama Downton Abbey, which explores the lives of the aristocratic Crawley Family and their servants during the reign of King George V. The grand, inspiring castle is one of the most treasured residences in the United Kingdom. It has been home to the Carnarvon family since 1679, and is now the home of the eighth Earl and Countess of Carnarvon.
What can I say, could've, would've, should've but... didn't *sob!*. Oh well. My second best chance would be this I guess. Thank you Ralph Lauren team And Chalhoub group for this amazing opportunity. The invite itself has become one of my most memorable moments in my blogging career.