Off to California tomorrow

I will be away for a few days on a working holiday in California to attend the Jane Austen Society of North America – Southwest Chapter’s Winter Symposium on Saturday, December 3rd in celebration of Jane Austen’s birthday (December 16) and a day long event, Do Not Physic Them: Medicine on Jane Austen’s Time. In addition to the great guest speakers, and lovely luncheon, four of my authors: Diana Birchall, Syrie James, Laurie Viera Rigler and Brenna Aubrey will be reading excerpts and signing copies of my book, Jane Austen Made Me Do It.

On Sunday, I am visiting the happiest place on earth. NO, not Disneyland, but the Janeite equivalent! The Huntington Library and Gardens in San Marino is one of my favorite special places. When I lived in California, there was rarely a month that I did not visit it. I am really looking forward to a walk through the beautiful gardens, high tea in the tea room, and viewing stunning late 18th and early 19th-century portraits by prominent artists Thomas Gainsborough, Thomas Lawrence, Joshua Reynolds, and George Romney in the Thornton Portrait Gallery.

Thornton Portrait Gallery at the Huntington Library and Gardens

On Monday, I am heading south to San Juan Capistrano to visit my sister and mom. California sunshine here I come!

I have schedule posts to publish while I am away. Enjoy!

Cheers, Laurel Ann

© 2007 – 2011 Laurel Ann Nattress, Austenprose

8 thoughts on “Off to California tomorrow

  1. Sounds like a great trip! But you know that you really must post when you return of all the Jane Austen things you learned. (-;

    Have a lovely trip to SoCal.

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