Anne Elliot Abroad Luncheon

“If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad.”

Jane Austen (Northanger Abbey)


On Saturday, December 8, 2018, JASNA Greater Phoenix members and friends gathered to celebrate the holiday season, enjoy a delicious luncheon, and raise a glass to our dear Jane for her birthday.

The luncheon featured international dishes befitting an Austen heroine abroad and we commemorated Jane Austen’s birthday with cake and a rousing toast!

Special Appearance:  After the luncheon, we were treated to a salon-style concert by Salonnières, with violin, piano, and soprano, featuring music from the Regency era and festive carols to ring in the holidays.

All in all, it was a delightful afternoon of music and merriment!

Please enjoy some highlights of the day, below. (Click to scroll through the gallery.)