Today, the trend-piece mongers over at the New York Times "Style" section turn their attention to the recent taste for Downton Abbey-centric social gatherings. If you were not aware that people like to gather in a room and watch delightful television together, now you are. If you were already holding your own Downton viewing parties, then hey! These people have a lot of good ideas. Some menu suggestions: cream of parsnip soup, steak and Guinness pie (respect to Branson), Pimm's cup and Eton Mess. (It's a dessert. Nigella Lawson looks very nice while making it.) The fascinator/tiara look is happening at some parties, if you are really, truly committed enough to wear feathers in the name of Downton Abbey. And of course, there's a drinking game — drink every time the Dowager Countess says something funny — though Vulture feels the rules could be a bit more imaginative. Drink every time Sybil looks confused? Add your own.
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