wildest dreams

“why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations.”
– jane austen
by the time thursdays roll around, my mind is racing off, dreaming up grand adventures of every shape and color 🙂

where shall we whisk off to this week?

inspired by my neverending adoration of miss jane austen’s magnificent tales, i have been imagining a weekend escape to the romantic english countryside of rowsley, just a hop & skip from the famed austen locales of chatsworth {hello mr. darcy!} and peak district
and tucked inside this land of handsome manors, lush sprawling greenery and romance galore is a perfect inn that celebrates all things english – the peacock at rowsley.
{the peacock at rowsley}

it’s exterior has the charm of old england and the interior has the glamour of mid century. the cast of the most recent version of pride & prejudice as well as brilliant historic authors like henry wadsworth longfellow, called this inn home at one point in their lives…and i hope one day i do too! isn’t it marvelous?
now it’s your turn, my fellow jet setters! what far away land are you dreaming of this week?


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  1. Vivienne wrote:

    Lovely, just lovely. I would love to visit those places!

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  2. Barcelona. Always Barcelona… oh those pictures! Mr Darcy!!!


    November Grey

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  3. Jen wrote:

    These locations are so fantastic. I would die to visit them…

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  4. Samantha wrote:

    I adore Jane Austen! I would love to visit the haunts of her stories someday! My heart is always dreaming of Rome, my one true love! Piazzas, wine, and fabulous fountains around every corner : )


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  5. Wouldn’t that be amazing? I’m dreaming of a little Mexican getaway-a few margaritas and lots of napping on the beach!

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