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An Affair Steeped in History

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HISTORY OF AFTERNOON TEA The storied tradition of afternoon tea began in 1840 in England when the seventh Duchess of Bedford found herself peckish around 4pm. Dinner was served fashionably…

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Live Colourfully. Empress 1908 Gin.

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The Fairmont Empress has been delighting guests with beautifully crafted cocktails since opening its doors in 1908. In celebration of a complete restoration of the hotel, Fairmont Empress has partnered…

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Caffeine Scene: Teas (and Coffees) From Around the World

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The world consumes 2.25 billion cups of coffee and 8,000 tons of tea every day—and each cup is a cultural journey unto itself. Roam a downtown street in almost any major…

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Design and Decor Reign at Fairmont Empress

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If you’re a fan of the sumptuous sets by production designer Michael Howells in the fascinating British television series Victoria, you’ll marvel at how 21st century designers mixed historic and modern elements to…

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