Afternoon Tea for Two at the Empress Hotel

Tulips at the Empress Hotel in Victoria BC CanadaSuch a special treat! My girlfriend Barbara and I took the ferry over to Victoria BC for the weekend. Together we decided to dress up in our Cherry Velvet dresses and splurge on Afternoon Tea at the Empress!

two ladies dressed in Cherry Velvet dresses in front of the Empress Hotel in Victoria BC People come from all over to enjoy the famous Afternoon Tea in the beautiful grand Lobby Lounge of this 110 year old hotel. The finest, ethically sourced tea and exquisite treats are served on special hand painted china originally picked out by Queen Elizabeth and King George VI in 1939.

Cherry Velvet designer and her friend enjoying afternoon tea at the EmpressBarbara wore her favourite Diane dress in the Petalicious print and I wore the new Sookie Dress in 'One in a Melon'. Both of us are wearing Fluevogs and managed to squeeze in several visits to the Victoria store as well.

Empress Afternoon Tea china and treats enjoyed by Cherry velvet designer Diane Kennedy

Our 'Lady Londenderry' choice of tea was served in a big pot for each of us along with a timer to perfectly time the tea. First course was a delicious scone with clotted cream and jam. Next we had finger sandwiches; cucumber with dill, egg salad, curried chicken, ham w/cheese, and smoked salmon. Saving the sweet treats for last; a Lemon macaron, Cherry Mousse in a chocolate cup, lemon pound cake, and chocolate fruit gelee. Our whole assortment was gluten free and it was fresh and delicious!

Plus size woman wearing a Cherry Velvet dress called Petalicious

Cherry Velvet designer Diane Kennedy wearing the Sookie dress in One in a Melon print

After tea we took some time to enjoy the floral fireworks! They sure know how to plant tulips in Victoria! 

Hopefully one day you'll get a chance to enjoy afternoon tea as we did in this incredible historic hotel! 

XOX Diane

Tulips at the Empress Hotel in Victoria BC Canada

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