Jane Austen Festival 2018 Day 4

by Emily Smith “Without music, life would be a blank to me.” – Emma DAY FOUR – Sunday, September 16, 2018 I started my day off by going on a Jane Austen walking tour, and had the opportunity to meet Freddie, the best dressed Regency pooch at the festival.  In...

Jane Austen Festival 2018 Day 3

by Emily Smith “It is such a happiness when good people get together – – and they always do.” – Emma  DAY THREE – Saturday, September 15, 2018 I awoke in the morning and donned the first of the Regency gowns that I made myself for the trip and hiked...

Jane Austen Festival 2018 Day 2

by Emily Smith “My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation.” – Persuasion DAY TWO – Friday, September 14, 2018 The pre-festival activities were scheduled to start in the afternoon, so I took...

Jane Austen Festival 2018 Day 1

by Emily Smith   Celebrating 200 Years of Persuasion I first learned about the Jane Austen Festival back in 2013 when I read Mr. Darcy Forever by Victoria Connelly, a modern Sense & Sensibility spin-off.  While reading this novel, I was so enthralled with the...

Regency Costume Etiquette

  Regency Costume Etiquette by Ian Watson   My first time at a Regency Ball My costume I wore proudly But the MC stopped me at the door And disparaged me (quite loudly) “Boots are not allowed” he said, “For dancing on this floor Take them off immediately And...