I've been remiss in posting on my Closet Canuck blog -- mainly because I've been going through withdrawal due to not being able to travel to Canada from the US since March of 2020. That's because the US/Canada border has been closed since that time -- the longest I have not visited our friendly neighbors to the north. The current status is the border will remain closed until June 21, but according to recent reports, that date will most likely be extended once again. O Canada!In the meantime, I'm going to fantasize about taking Amtrak Cascades to Vancouver BC, where I will sign up for one of the oh-so unique Afternoon Tea in the Window events at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The venue is the hotel's street-level window display on Georgia Street (pictured above). Tea goers will enjoy an intimate afternoon tea experience surrounded by custom art created by Mandy Lau, a Vancouver-based fashion illustrator. Lau has created an exterior street scene inside an interior -- a semi-fantasy world for passersby to stop and peer into. It was created both traditionally with graphite and ink, and digitally. The street scene perspective was illustrated to provide a sense of depth, with the focus on the tea table and the diners.
The unique tea experience, priced at $69 per person, is available Monday through Friday with a single 2PM seating. It will run through the summer. Now in its third year, Afternoon Tea in the Window sold out in 2019 and 2020, and is expected to do so again this year.
For those who don't make the cut to do tea in the window, there is the regular afternoon tea service at the hotel's Notch8 Restaurant. Seatings are available on Saturdays and Sundays at 12PM and 2PM. In addition, Notch8 is relaunching its weekend brunch beginning June 5.
Afternoon Tea in the Window ~ Online Reservations
Notch8 Restaurant's Afternoon Tea ~ Online Reservations