Planes, Trains and Yesteryear
If I could go anywhere right now, I’d travel back in time. Ever since Midnight in Paris, and even Mad Men, I’ve been aching to live life as it used to be lived. Granted those times weren’t without their own issues, but I think at the same time it gives us an appreciation of the time we live in now. This week Margaret gave me a sneak peek at the newly launched Orient Express, A Journey Like No Other campaign which highlights travel around the world through the classically elegant Orient Express trains and hotels through a cast of characters which are treated more like episodes – than videos – in an ongoing tale of travel. While they are tales of luxury in a way I typically don’t find myself traveling, I think the campaign does an interesting job of capturing your attention through a unique style that fosters daydreaming. I’m selfishly finding myself dreaming about Venice… but you can dream about their various destinations here.
In a similar spirit of yesteryear, I can’t wait for the new American tv series, Pan Am, debuting this Sunday. Sometimes referred to as Pan Am, the Real Stewardesses, it sounds like a bad twist on some of the more unfortunate reality series of today. But what it does is take a Mad Men style setting of the 1960s and tell the story of travel and elegance of the past and the legendary Pan Am stewardesses who embodied a certain style and persona beyond just a career on an airplane. One thing is for sure – times have changed.The series debuts on ABC (US) Sunday, Sept 25th at 10pm.