Samantha Chic: The one that follows the Gilmore Girls theme: "Where you lead, I will follow..."

11.02.2016

The one that follows the Gilmore Girls theme: "Where you lead, I will follow..."

Gilmore Girls, A Year in the Life, Lorelai Gilmore, Rory Gilmore, Lulu, Kirk, Jackson, Lane, Stars Hollow, Washington Depot, Connecticut, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Netflix, Samantha Chic

So, I meant to post this last week, but then the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life trailer dropped and I just got to emotionally overwhelmed to do anything really outside of work.


Between the Luke's coffee day and the new trailer and my trip to Connecticut at the end of Oct. I've had quite the Gilmore Girls-filled past few weeks.

Gilmore Girls, A Year in the Life, Lorelai Gilmore, Rory Gilmore, Lulu, Kirk, Jackson, Lane, Stars Hollow, Washington Depot, Connecticut, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Netflix, Samantha Chic
Why was I in Connecticut, you might ask? Well, I had the extreme fortune to be able to attend the 1st Ever Gilmore Girls Fan Fest in Washington Depot, Conn. (the town that inspired the show), with my mother. I grew up watching the show with my Mom from ages 11 to 18 so when news about the fan fest broke in August, I knew that 1) I had to go and that 2) it'd be the perfect mother-daughter road trip. So I called her up not really expecting her to agree, but to my surprise, she did with any hesitation and we bought our tickets.

The Fan Fest took place from Oct. 21 to 23. It was about a 9-hour drive from my parent's house in Pennsylvania so we got up at 5:30 a.m. Friday morning and drove there in time to check in, check out the town, eat at a local tavern and catch the first panel.

Gilmore Girls, A Year in the Life, Lorelai Gilmore, Rory Gilmore, Lulu, Kirk, Jackson, Lane, Stars Hollow, Washington Depot, Connecticut, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Netflix, Samantha Chic

Friday night's panel included a lot of behind-the-scenes people who helped make Gilmore Girls happen including writers, producers, costume supervisors, casting directors and a dialogue coach (yes, they needed one to keep that Gilmore pace). I actually really, really enjoyed this panel, especially all the BTS secrets - like, did you know Ryan Gosling auditioned for a role but Amy Sherman-Palladino wasn't impressed and said his acting "fell flat"!?!? TV Line (who moderated the panel) has a lot more BTS information.

Gilmore Girls, A Year in the Life, Lorelai Gilmore, Rory Gilmore, Lulu, Kirk, Jackson, Lane, Stars Hollow, Washington Depot, Connecticut, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Netflix, Samantha Chic

Saturday was the rainiest, coldest, most dreary day I've seen in a while (it was a high of 44 degrees with 100% chance of rain and winds up to 40 mph), but still my Mom and I braved the elements to venture through different parts of the town and neighboring areas to be a part of the "real Stars Hollow."

Gilmore Girls, A Year in the Life, Lorelai Gilmore, Rory Gilmore, Lulu, Kirk, Jackson, Lane, Stars Hollow, Washington Depot, Connecticut, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Netflix, Samantha Chic

I got the chance to meet Lane, Jackson, Kirk and Lulu! We got tea and walked through the gardens at the Mayflower Inn, which is where AS-P stayed during her trip to Connecticut in 1999 and where she wrote the pilot episode. We watched screenings of fan-favorite episodes under a big tent while drinking lots of coffee and ho-cho (hot chocolate in Gilmore).

Gilmore Girls, A Year in the Life, Lorelai Gilmore, Rory Gilmore, Lulu, Kirk, Jackson, Lane, Stars Hollow, Washington Depot, Connecticut, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Netflix, Samantha Chic
The local hardware store had recreated Luke's Diner and passed out free coffee. Later, the local grocery store and bakery prepared cakes for a cake tasting (like when Rory and Lorelai sampled cakes at Weston's Bakery for Lorelai's wedding to Max - even though Sookie was making the cake).

Saturday night was also the cast panel moderated by the Gilmore Guys where 13 former Stars Hollow residents (Gypsy! Lulu! Miss Patty! Kirk! Tom! Andrew! Morey! Cesear! April! Lane! Brian! Zach! Jackson!) shared their favorite memories, thoughts on the show, and more. I'm not going to lie, it was a little odd seeing and hearing them out of character, but, again, I loved the behind-the-scenes information and special moments they shared.

Gilmore Girls, A Year in the Life, Lorelai Gilmore, Rory Gilmore, Lulu, Kirk, Jackson, Lane, Stars Hollow, Washington Depot, Connecticut, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Netflix, Samantha Chic

Sunday morning closed out the weekend with chats with fellow Gilmore Girls lovers, giveaways, a special tribute to Ed Herrmann (Richard), and a screening of the finale. We said goodbye to the "real Stars Hollow" and hit the road.

Gilmore Girls, A Year in the Life, Lorelai Gilmore, Rory Gilmore, Lulu, Kirk, Jackson, Lane, Stars Hollow, Washington Depot, Connecticut, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Netflix, Samantha Chic

But, I decided since we're in Connecticut, we needed to make it a true Gilmore Girls road trip and visit Yale University. I found Durfee and Bradford Halls, which is where Rory lived freshman and sophomore year, and also walked around campus trying to find landmarks from her tour when the Chilton girl came to visit.

Gilmore Girls, A Year in the Life, Lorelai Gilmore, Rory Gilmore, Lulu, Kirk, Jackson, Lane, Stars Hollow, Washington Depot, Connecticut, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Netflix, Samantha Chic

Overall, it was a super fun, super Gilmore Girls filled weekend. While Washington Depot, Conn., isn't exactly like Stars Hollow, on that weekend, it felt like Stars Hollow...

Gilmore Girls, A Year in the Life, Lorelai Gilmore, Rory Gilmore, Lulu, Kirk, Jackson, Lane, Stars Hollow, Washington Depot, Connecticut, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Netflix, Samantha Chic

In case you need some more Gilmore Girls to tide you over until Nov. 25, Buzzfeed put together a list of 17 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About The Making Of “Gilmore Girls” from the weekend.

Gilmore Girls, A Year in the Life, Lorelai Gilmore, Rory Gilmore, Lulu, Kirk, Jackson, Lane, Stars Hollow, Washington Depot, Connecticut, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Netflix, Samantha Chic

Gilmore Girls, A Year in the Life, Lorelai Gilmore, Rory Gilmore, Lulu, Kirk, Jackson, Lane, Stars Hollow, Washington Depot, Connecticut, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Netflix, Samantha Chic

Gilmore Girls, A Year in the Life, Lorelai Gilmore, Rory Gilmore, Lulu, Kirk, Jackson, Lane, Stars Hollow, Washington Depot, Connecticut, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Netflix, Samantha Chic

Gilmore Girls, A Year in the Life, Lorelai Gilmore, Rory Gilmore, Lulu, Kirk, Jackson, Lane, Stars Hollow, Washington Depot, Connecticut, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Netflix, Samantha Chic

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