Victoria, British Columbia
A Tarot birthday! I just loved walking into the hundred-year-old elegant hotel with the name “The Empress” emblazoned across it, like the title on a Tarot card. I felt as though I were walking straight into Tarot Trump #3! The doorman with his shiny brass buttons opened the door for us, and the hostess spoke in a hushed tone with a crisp British accent. The tea room was decorated in sensuous pink and purple. The china was fine and elegant. There were sandwiches with the crusts cut off, scones, Jersey cream, jam, pastries and, of course, tea. High tea with a Tarot Trump, Queen Victoria, Empress of India! and with my lovely husband, as I celebrate being Empress of My Life.