I’ve seen the premiere episode of the next season of “Downton Abbey” but don’t worry I won’t divulge any details!
What I will tell you is where to watch and get ready for the season.
The episode airs at 9 p.m. Sunday on Georgia Public Broadcasting, and GPB has been celebrating for weeks in anticipation.
For starters the crack techno staff at GPB has assembled another montage of “Maggie Moments,” featuring some of the Dowager Countess’ most delicious witticisms.
Here’s the video:
GPB aired the video at its Dec. 18 gala, held at its Midtown studios. Here’s a link to a recap and photos from that fun night.
And the Buckhead Ritz-Carlton is getting into the spirit of things with a cleverly branded promotion, “What is a weekend?” (Pronounced Downton-style as week-END, the title pays homage to the Countess’ curiosity over the notion that there is a difference between the week and weekend, since her days are all uniformly filled with leisure).
The “What is a weekend?” package, available Jan. 3, 4 or 5 and priced from $359, includes overnight accommodations in a deluxe guestroom, Royal Afternoon Tea for two, butler-placed turndown amenity of eye masks, two glasses of sherry and English biscuits and valet parking.If you’ll be trotting off to your country estate this week-END and have time only for a spot of tea, the Buckhead Ritz-Carlton plans a Downton-themed Afternoon Tea Thursday through Sunday with delectable savories, warm scones and sweets accompanying the tea service. Seatings are at 2:30 and 3 p.m. and the price is $44 per person. If you could use a drink, Royal Afternoon Tea at $60 per person includes a glass of Heidsieck Monopole, along with strawberries topped with whipped cream and Grand Marnier.
Ring downstairs and have your servants call 404-240-7035 for information and reservations.