On Wednesday, Lataysha, Kim, Danielle and myself went to the Windsor Arms for their High Tea. If you have never been, then it is an experience you should have at least once. Danielle and I have been fortunate enough to have gone a few times at various venues for Mother's Day with our mother & grandmothers, and for Bridal Showers etc.
Nicole Humphries-Voorhoeve, Guest Blogger
Born in Sydney, Australia and raised in Vancouver, Nicole Humphries-Voorhoeve spent time in Toronto where she made waves as a singer-songwriter, television producer and writer. She’s back in Vancouver (for now, until she heads to New Zealand in June for a year) where she lives with her husband and young son.
To scrub or not to scrub? These are the kinds of questions that come creeping up in the days leading up to a facial appointment. To help us decipher what’s appropriate pre-facial spa etiquette, we enlisted the help of Heather Hill, manager of spa operations at the Windsor Arms Hotel Spa in Toronto.
Standing in the grounds of Casa Loma – a towering, grey stone castle – it would be hard for most people to believe they were in Toronto. The attractive home, built in the early 20th century and the biggest, by far, of its time in North America, means house on a hill, and was dreamed up by Sir Henry Pellatt, a famous entrepreneur who made his fortune in electricity and railroads. With its manicured gardens, tall turrets and secret passageways, it feels as if it should be in the middle of Scotland, not Canada’s largest city.
My mom was visiting from Ottawa over the weekend, so it was a perfect time to book “Afternoon Tea” for some mother/daughter bonding. Seeing as my mom is from Glasgow, she has always adored scones with clotted cream and the whole “afternoon tea” ritual.