Tomorrow night, Downton Abbey‘s back for a fifth season. Excited? Us, too. So we pulled together a little something to tide you over until the PBS premiere: three simple ways to get the Crawleys’ look at home.

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January 3, 2015

So you’re out chatting about the series premiere of Downton Abbey (that whole Matthew business had to be a sick joke, right?) when someone says those four words that immediately kill the mood: “I don’t watch TV.” It’s a sentence usually followed by “I’d rather read” or “I’m too busy.” Well, you know who can watch TV and read up on current affairs? The leader of the free world, that’s who.

Obama Watching TV

That’s right, TV addicts. You have President Obama on your side. Whether he’s working his way through AMC’s Breaking Bad (which he’s way behind on) or partaking in a Homeland marathon, the POTUS still manages to fit in a few cable dramas here and there. Feeling better about your lengthy DVR list? Yeah, me too. Now if only I’d learned he also loves chocolate and red wine – then I’d really feel better. Well, sort of.

Read more about President Obama’s favorite shows on the New York Times.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor 

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December 30, 2013

Now that this season of Downton Abbey is coming to a close (tear), we’re determined to keep the English influence going. In honor of the lords and ladies, hosting an Anglo-inspired tea party seems like the best way to cope. So we’re throwing on our best 1920s ensemble (cloche hat optional), preparing the cucumber sandwiches and tea, and inviting all of our favorite friends. Luckily, you’re one of them.

Everything You Need to Host a Downton Abbey–Inspired Tea Party

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By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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February 17, 2013