Awash in genteel elegance, the Willard Hotel’s Peacock Alley transforms the faint fairy-tale dreams of childhood into a lovely tea-party reality for grown-ups. Petite tables for two or three are placed amid flowering urns filled with bursting, blooming branches; the tea service that follows in this sumptuous setting is decidedly thoughtful and filled with all manner of cherry flavors. A tower of delicately diminutive sandwiches and carefully crafted sweets tempts every discerning taste. The vast tea selection includes specially blended cherry-infused offerings. Linger for a while, savoring the last sips amid crumbs of scones and delighting in this fleeting season of incomparable beauty.
Text Brittany Williams
Photography Kate Sears
To learn more, read “Cherry Blossom: Spring’s Splendor ” on page 56 of the March/April 2009 issue of Victoria.