July Jones

July 25th

My friends Juliann and Kent hosted a small Mad Men Season 4 party tonight. We came together for a light meal, heavy drinks and a great episode of television. I had a bit of fun dressing up for the event and channeling my best Betty Draper. (As a 5’10” brunette, there isn’t much we share. A twitter friend said rather than January Jones, perhaps I’m July Jones. Indeed!)

Mad Men Season 4

Mad Men Season 4

Mad Men Season 4

Mad Men Season 4

Mad Men Season 4

The prep also included making Nigella Lawson’s gin and tonic jello mold. While the mold came together beautifully, transporting it to the party in 100-plus degree heat was fatal. Next time, I’ll make this for New Year’s. The few spoonfulls we ate before having to throw the runny mess away were delightful.

Mad Men Season 4

Mad Men Season 4

Mad Men Season 4

Mad Men Season 4

Mad Men Season 4

Mad Men Season 4

Mad Men Season 4

Mad Men Season 4

Mad Men Season 4

Mad Men Season 4

Here is to hoping the relationships in this show get better. Betty is becoming my least favorite character on TV. Don is still as gorgeous and charming, but lacks the bravado of season’s past. It seems Peggy is the only one who time has been kind to; she’s developed quite the backbone and her sass is admirable.

Without a doubt, I wish I’d lived in this era. No doubt I’d have been bored, but to experience it for a day would have been delightful.

-k

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  1. JennieD July 25, 2010

    The jello mold tasted rather yummy. I hope it makes another appearance when the weather cools.

  2. What an awesome get together! Love the pearls.

  3. fun party. boo on your dessert not surviving the heat. my mom watches that show, but i’ve never seen it — hum, now you have me curious to tune in!

  4. You and me both!!! I am a 40’s-50’s babe! What a fun time!!

  5. Dang, gal, that looks like FUN! Love the creativity!

  6. That sounds like so much fun! I love Mad Men 🙂 I’m a 5’9″ brunette myself so I’m not sure which character I’d be able to pull off – I like the idea of July Jones 🙂

  7. Lisa AC July 26, 2010

    It sounds like a lot of fun. Next time you have Jello though, transport it in a cooler of ice. That should keep it solid until you get where you’re going.

  8. I looove Mad Men, too, but it’s really all about Don Draper for me. I don’t care that much about any of the other characters (Peggy and Betty a little) but I did like this episode. I love the idea of sitting at my desk and having a few “highballs” during the day…now that would make me like my job a whole lot more. Funny to think that used to be acceptable.

  9. I don’t know crap about Mad Men, but I know I love a good G&T, so I will put that recipe on my list for cooler weather. Though, the time I had “edible cocktails”, I came away annoyed, but I think it was because they were so small.

    A jello mold sized cocktail is about my speed.

  10. Your pictures are looking really great! New camera? I haven’t been by here in awhile and your site looks wonderful.

    Funny, I keep watching Mad Men, but I find myself yelling at the tv a lot. You couldn’t pay me enough to live in that racist, sexist time period. I do love EVERY SINGLE lamp that they have on set, though. And the clothes… so dreamy.

    Also, thank you so much for the mention of the gin and tonic jello. I’ve made margarita jello, but a G&T sounds excellent.

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