Welcome to the Shaftesbury soiree! There shall be dinner and dancing and plenty of refreshments as well as good conversation with the Charleston elite. Of course the event is by invitation only and only the best of Charleston have been invited. For instance, I hear the handsome Rutledge brothers are coming all the way from their plantation. I do hear that the younger son, Morgan, is bringing a surprise guest tonight, a lady who has only recently arrived in Charleston. Oh, I do hope her family is well placed and she has good connections. I would hate to have a mere commoner among us. But then again, Morgan has impeccable taste so I'm quite sure the lady measures up. Even so, I have heard rumors there will be those who do not belong to our society trying to sneak into the party. Interlopers! So, let's do be on the lookout.
So, do come in and join the festivities! Have some strawberry cake and basil lemonade!
|Hot ham biscuits!|
|One must have shrimp when in Charleston!|
And wear your favorite gown!!
|Regency gown c. 1810 that you will see Gwyneth Fairchild in! Inspired by the styles of the Orient|
The gown above belongs to Mariah Wenham of Summerville, South Carolina. It is a tad old fashioned but quite cool for today's stifling weather. (CFP) The pearls are lovely and subtle. And of course, they don't clash with Adelia's gorgeous black pearls!
Book giveaway: Leave a comment and your email address for a chance to win either a paperback or an ebook copy of Veil of Pearls. Pat Iaccuzzi has a lovely doll with a tiny black "pearl" necklace as a giveaway!