My boyfriend and I made a weekend trip to Victoria, BC. I had been there before (some years ago now), but now that I live in Seattle visiting Victoria is even easier. There were only two things I knew I wanted to do: go to Butchart Gardens and take tea at the Empress Hotel. Since I wasn't dressed in loli I'm not posting the garden pics - there are just from the Empress. But if you're ever there you should make sure to visit the gardens because they are some of the best I've seen :)
This is what I wore. You will have to forgive my lack of socks or stockings - these shoes arrived in the mail RIGHT before I left for the weekend and turned out to be a 1/2 size too small. I promise socks next time :) If you want to see the parasol print here is just the dress My bf also neglected to tell me my petti was showing :P
My shoes. They originaly came with plaid bows, but I replaced them with red ones to match my dress. I also made some red/gold bead dangles to match my hairpiece.
Exterior of the Empress
Just a small section of the beautiful tearoom at the Empress
Our server was kind enough to take our picture :)
The food was absolutely delicious as was the tea. I wish I had a pic the china...it was decorated with pink flowers & crowns - it was SO pretty! Though I have to say they really take advantage of the fact that Victoria is a tourist town. Seriously it cost WAY too much. Oh well, I had fun and got free bags of tea to take home :D