You know that show? The driving force behind televised drama, which brought a little known station to the forefront of popularity? From inspiration to infatuation, it grew to take over the worlds of fashion, decor, limited-edition collectible Barbies, and just about everything else. With me? If not, your “castaway” lifestyle seems to be a success, so head on over to our Out in the Middle of Nowhere post, as that might be more your speed. But for the rest of us hanging on the edge of our seats, the end is near! We’re counting down the days to the final chapter of Mad Men, premiering April 5th!
As I’m sure you know, Don, Peggy, and the staff left for a vacation before season 7 could culminate. “Where did they go?” and “What did they do?” Read on to see where I picture the Mad Men spending their time off.
Don Draper: Las Vegas
Is he in NYC? Is he in LA? Nope, now a days… he’s in Vegas. I wish this could be more original, but Don just screams Las Vegas. Can’t you see him shuffling chips at a blackjack table, drinking the night away with a pair of showgirls, or waking up in a disheveled, high-roller’s suite at the Hard Rock? I mean come on. Where else?
Peggy Olson: Prague
Peggy’s a go getter. She’s interested in trying something new, but not trying to reinvent the wheel. Slightly off the beaten path, and offering a wealth of difference from nearby Western Europe, Prague sounds like it’d fit the bill. I also see Prague as kind of two sides to the same coin; it can be this amazing city of culture, or a total shit show… much like Ms. Pegs.
Roger Sterling: Bangkok
What most of us would consider a relaxing getaway would barely raise an eyebrow for Roger. No, he needs the, “This place is like being on LSD, but I didn’t actually take any drugs, it’s just that f***ing crazy here,” type of experience. Enter Bangkok.
Joan Harris: Paris
So sexy, yet so busy. Such a temptress, yet remarkably refined. So secretive, yet so much to explore.
Betty Draper: Monte Carlo
The dream of becoming a princess, the glitz, the glamour, the princess thing again, the money, and the royalty princesses! Family trip to Monte Carlo. On second thought… solo trip to Monte Carlo!
Pete Campbell: Are you crazy!
Pete Campbell doesn’t have time for vacations!
Megan Draper: Cancún
Cancún has that allure of secluded beaches, free minds, bodies, and spirits. Unfortunately, the idea can be a lot better than the reality, and after a short time, it’s just kind of annoying.
Stan Rizzo: Kingston, or…
Maybe Amsterdam, or perhaps Colorado Springs. Need I say more?
Ted Chaough: Saint Petersburg
I can envision Ted getting off a plane in Russia with about four suitcases in hand and a bewildered look on his face. Something about the architecture, colors, and intrigue of the foreign.
Bert Cooper: Florida
Because anything else could be uncomfortable.
What do you think? Did I get it right, am I way off? Leave a comment below, or take to social media and let us know!