As I was attempting to think of a great birthday present for my mom, I remembered that she is obsessed with everything British. I knew that I had to combine my love of food with something that she likes (considering it is her birthday present), so I decided that afternoon tea was the perfect fusion. After extensive research, reading blogs, reviews, and pouring over delicious looking pictures, I settled on the Windsor Arms Hotel Tea Room
Once finished my four-year degree at The University of Guelph’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management in Toronto, I found myself on a jet plane. I would spend the next three years on an unforgettable adventure marching through 50 countries on all corners of the globe. During my travels I became obsessed with showcasing the best local eats and connecting culture to the kitchen. I was a travel blogger with a penchant for food photos.
Built in 1927, Windsor Arms gained a distinctive reputation as an intimate luxury hotel during its 64-year history. Closed in 1991, the hotel re-opened its doors in 1999, headed by developer and owner George Friedmann. Mr. Friedmann completely rebuilt the hotel, providing first-class luxury suites fitted with the latest communication and technology for the 21st century, while maintaining its Neo-Gothic architecture. The Windsor Arms has been a preferred haunt for celebrities, political dignitaries and discerning guests who found a treasure in Toronto's trendy Yorkville.