“Why we love Kerrisdale”
“Jennifer Hungerford and her seven-year-old daughter Victoria are the unofficial ‘tea party tourists’ of Kerrisdale. It’s a tradition they started when Victoria was three, and since then they’ve had tea parties all over the neighbourhood.
“’She’s big into tea,’ Jennifer says with a smile as her daughter picks a peach and pistachio frangipane tart from the three-tiered tray in front of them. Today they’ve chosen the Secret Garden Tea Company on West Boulevard, their favourite local tea party purlieu.
“’My grandmother was English and we had tea every Sunday when we visited,’ she explains. ‘It’s something we don’t really do at home ceremoniously like she would do, but when we come here it sort of feels like what she would normally have.’
This is why people love Kerrisdale so much, I realize, turning my attention back to my own pot of steaming vanilla rooibos. There’s something here for everybody that reminds them of home and heritage…”