My Magical PBS SANDITON Lawn Party & Screening Event!
I enjoyed the most thrilling evening sponsored by PBS and Masterpiece Theater to celebrate Season 2 of SANDITON, their most popular TV series. I’m giving away SWAG from the event, so keep reading to learn how to enter!
SANDITON is a British historical drama television series inspired by an unfinished manuscript by Jane Austen, which follows spirited Charlotte Heywood (Rose Williams) as she navigates the new seaside resort of Sanditon. I absolutely love the show. It feeds my Jane Austen addiction!
I won tickets to the PBS event by entering their online contest and submitting a photo of myself in my “best SANDITON-inspired costume.” With a wardrobe of Jane Austen/Regency era gowns and accessories that I’ve made for JASNA events and conferences, I had a lot of costumes to choose from, and I was excited to be chosen.
I attended the event with my dear friend Jane Boltz as my plus one. Jane is an avid Austen enthusiast and expert seamstress and costume designer. Since SANDITON Season 2 features the militia, Jane dressed up in her redcoat military uniform—and it was a hit.
I wore my favorite purple ballgown with an embroidered black velvet spencer and feathers in my hair. Jane and I won 2nd place in the costume contest!
The event was held at the stunning Bel Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades, at a historic 1927 Spanish-style mansion perched on the bluffs with lush grounds and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. The weather was simply ideal. The festivities began with croquet on the lawn. Fun!
We were treated to champagne, wine, and delicious appetizers including finger sandwiches and salads in a glass that would have been right at home at an English High Tea.
A sumptuous buffet dinner and dessert reception followed, along with a trivia contest with such questions as “Who cut the pineapple?” (Answer: Arthur Parker). I won a Jane Austen mug for answering the question “What was Tom and Sidney Parker’s favorite game?” (Answer: Vingt-et-un.)
Check out the Masterpiece Theater and Jane Austen SWAG!
The event culminated with an advance screening of the final episode of SANDITON Season 2, which was absolutely wonderful.
Jane and I felt lucky to be included in this magical evening. It was a night to remember forever.
As a thank you to you, my dear readers and friends, I’m giving away this PBS tote bag and a pair of Masterpiece Theater socks to one lucky winner!
HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment below!
To enter, simply leave a comment below telling me about your favorite Jane Austen novel, film, mini-series, or TV series, and/or what you like about SANDITON. Do you have a favorite character, scene, or episode? What do you hope will happen in SANDITON season 3?
Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. Winner will be announced on 5/9/22. Good luck to everyone and I look forward to hearing from you!
UPDATE: WINNER ANNOUNCED
The winner of my PBS SANDITON SWAG GIVEAWAY is: Velvet V.B.
Congratulations, Velvet! The goodies are being sent your way.
Thank you so much to everyone who entered the giveaway. I appreciated your enthusiastic response and am delighted by all your comments. SANDITON is indeed a wonderful series and I can hardly wait to see what viewing pleasures await us in Season 3!
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