By Debbie Lloyd
The English Lakes area is an absolutely beautiful region. My first tour of the area happened soon after an artist friend of mine contacted me to let me know that she had just seen the movie "Miss Potter" illustrating the life of Beatrix Potter in England's Lake District. She quite glibly asked if I would build a painting tour for her to lead in this lovely corner of England. She didn't realize that I was thinking of looking into this very region to build a walking tour for Today’s Woman Traveller.
Ottawa, Canada’s capital, is the perfect place for a girls’ weekend! Most of the city’s best activities are within a short, 20-minute walk or drive from most downtown area hotels. For the most part, you can come to town, park the car and head out to have fun!
Afternoon High-Tea at the Fairmont Château Laurier: Located in the middle of Ottawa’s downtown core, Zoé’s Lounge at the iconic Fairmont Château Laurier hotel exudes old-world class and charm. Here, the afternoon tea service is available daily, offering a Canadian Tea and a Traditional Tea, both of which offer delectable small sandwiches and desserts worthy of any Instagram gallery. Choose your tea from the Château’s tea sommelier or, if you want to start celebrating early, opt for a glass of Moët Chandon champagne as well.