Ladies Who Lunch: Edmonton Rutherford House

One of my favourite Christmas traditions is date day with my bestie, Taryn. Years ago we decided to forgo gifts for each other and instead schedule a day just the two of us. We've done everything from the Nutcracker ballet to a slumber party style night in with Christmas movies and matching pj's. Just us girls.

This year we trekked out into the blizzardy day to the Rutherford House for High Tea.  It was a delicious afternoon of cucumber sandwiches, turkey pot pies and a three-tiered dessert tray.  Oh, that dessert tray.  Scones and raspberry butter is the. best.  Raspberry and butter - together at last.  mmmmm....

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It almost feels like a time warp sipping tea and eating off of dainty little dishes. I wish everyday could be that leisurely... plus it's fun to say we're "ladies who lunch".

Christmas Date Day 2008
Hope you're enjoying your the holiday season so far!

18 comments:

  1. forgoing gifts for time is such a wonderful idea! i would love some raspberry butter right about now - yum!

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  2. I love the idea of sharing an experience rather than giving a gift. Looks like you had fun!

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  3. YUM! I can imagine how lovely that raspberry butter tastes!

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  4. Love your matching penguin PJs :-) And mmmmm, scones with raspberry butter sounds delicious!

    I think spending time with your best friend is much more meaningful & special than buying gifts for each other. What a great Christmas tradition :-)

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  5. I just had my annual Christmas brunch with my two best girlfriends and it was awesome. I love those women to pieces. Thank GOD for GOOD girlfriends!

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  6. Aah you too are so cute!! My bestie is in Australia and i'm in the UK so its a bit more difficult! but we always make time for afternoon tea somewhere posh when she visits! This post makes me happy. Rachie xo

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  7. Haha the lunch looks fabulous but I love your Penguin Pajamas best! :)

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  8. That looks like so much fun! I would go crazy over all those cute tea cups and dishes!

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  9. Great tradition Christine. I think I'd be giddy over tea - I'd always be imagining Alice in Wonderland.

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  10. What a wonderful idea! My bestie and I just started the tradition also! Brunch and babble :)

    Happy Holidays!

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  11. What a fun tradition, girl! You look adorable in the last picture (:

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  12. What a beautiful tradition! I get to see Meg next week and can't wait!

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  13. what a fun tradition and memories! i love this idea~ looks like you guys had a great time:)

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  14. What a lovely tradition! Happy Holidays to you both.

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  15. Aww you guys are too cute! I've never been to high tea, but it is definitely on my list of "to-dos!" My girlfriend and I just had a day as such- the two of us, baking, listening to Christmas carols, drinking hot toddies, and wrapping prezzies in our pj's! Isn't girl time so necessary?!

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