The Dowager's Tea Dress
Shirley McLaine wore this!
Yum! Loves me a sharp dressed man! I think men should still dress like this!
After the exhibit, we toured the gardens. We couldn't have asked for a more luscious day; 75°, light wind, no humidity, bright sun. The best weather to tour the Payne gardens. The gardens are tucked all over and each of them has some sort of surprise to discover.
A hidden little arbor niche with a bench.
This fountain is beside the Carriage house in the Rose Garden
This is in the rose garden as well. Love the purple flowers. Everything looked so lush!
Hedge corridor from the Carriage House to the main house
Back yard at Main House
After the Garden Tour we were ready for a nosh so we went to a fabulous little restaurant called Gardina's Wine Bar and Cafe. We had a fig and blue cheese croistini appetizer that was amazing and my pear and brie pannini was heavenly as well.
What a perfect day! Downton Abbey, beautiful house and gardens, scrumptious lunch and time well spent with dear friends....who could ask for more!
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