I’ve just enjoyed a little midwinter getaway in Banff, Alberta.
Over the years I’ve accompanied hubby on countless business trips. I’ve travelled with him from one end of Canada to the other (and back again.) We’ve hit every major city and some not-so-major cities. I feel quite blessed to have had the opportunity to explore Canada this way—while staying at the best hotels.
This week we’re at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta. We’ve stayed here a few times but it just never gets old. Simply exploring the “castle” is enough, but throw in Willow Stream Spa and Afternoon (High) Tea and it’s nothing short of luxurious.
I’m not shy about exploring or eating by myself when hubby is in meetings (who has time for that?) so yesterday when I decided to enjoy the ritual of afternoon tea, I requested a large table, in a corner, with windows on both sides …
I didn’t want to bother the waiter so I took these photos myself … balancing my camera against my chin as I poured tea (hoping it would hit the strainer … and for the most part, it did!)
I really wanted to spread all the delicacies across the table amongst the teacups, linens, and silverware.
My plan would have been to stand on a chair and take a top-down ;) but for the most part I simply sat and drank my tea(s) while eating fruit, delicate sandwiches, scones, cakes, cookies, and profiteroles while enjoying the view …
After a couple of hours I asked the waiter to pack up the leftovers and I headed back to my room. Needless to say, I skipped dinner last night :)
Today we’re heading home for one night and then we’re off to Quebec … I’m hoping to be able to share a bit of that as well.
Have a lovely day!