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Afternoon Tea in the Window


A street-level window display on West Georgia Street, previously reserved only for retail advertising, has now been transformed for the leisurely taking of Afternoon Tea, where people watching is at its finest. But who is watching whom?  

Two afternoon tea goers will take their seats in the Hotel Vancouver window surrounded by custom art created by Mandy Lau, a Vancouver-based fashion illustrator. Lau, inspired by thoughts of afternoon tea and enjoying time with family and close friends, was pulled towards the idea of an exterior street scene inside an interior – a kind of fantasy world for passersby to stop and peer into. Created both traditionally, using graphite and ink, and digitally, the street scene perspective was illustrated to provide a sense of depth, with focus always resting on the tea table and the diners at the center of it all.

Afternoon Tea in The Window is available for a limited time starting August 1 through September 21, 2019, Monday to Friday, with one reservation per day available at 12:00 p.m. Priced at $59 per person (maximum two diners per booking), reservations can be made by phone only, from Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at 604-443-1843. 

For a more traditional afternoon tea experience, Notch8 offers a Hotel Vancouver 80th Anniversary Afternoon Tea daily, on now through September 21, 2019 at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Priced at $59 per person and $29.50 for children 12 and under daily, reservations can be made at 604-662-1900 or by clicking here.