On Friday, I finally got around to using the coupon I purchased last year from Deal Find Vancouver— A 2-for-1 coupon for high tea at Fairmont Vancouver.
Around the same time I bought the coupon last year, my sister received one as her birthday gift. It was such an awesome deal, and I remember making arrangements in my head as to when me and my sister would go, and who else we would go with.
Fast forward to one year later, and I still hadn’t used the coupon yet…
In fact, not only had I not used the coupon, I almost forgot about it and by the time I did remember (mid-February) and called Fairmont to make a reservation, absolutely all the Saturdays in March were booked up (the coupon couldn’t be redeemed on Sundays)…and the coupon expired on March 28, 2012. D’OHHHHH.
I wanted to book for March, since it was my birthday month, so I just made a reservation for Friday March 9 late afternoon because it would be just a week after my birthday. I hadn’t consulted with anyone before making the reso, so I hoped that I would be able to convince my sister along with two of our friends to get off work early and come to high tea.
My, how well that turned out. I ended up going to high tea with my older sis, my 16 year old sis, and my Dad! We had never had high tea together before, and I think it was my Dad and younger sister’s first time too. But you know what? We had such a great time! The tea, pastries and finger foods were so delicious, I don’t know why we don’t go to high tea more often! Lots of funny stories were shared, which brings me to what I think is a great part of high tea–the conversation and chit chat that takes place over the scones and the Earl Grey Lavender teas.
Photo credit: Eunice Koh