4.25.2013

Time for Tea and Mint Juleps at the Washington Duke Inn in Durham, NC

I recently had afternoon tea at the luxurious Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club in Durham, North Carolina.

Afternoon Tea at the Washington Duke Inn

I loved my experience, and as I suggested in my column on Skimbaco Lifestyle this month, afternoon tea is a great way to reconnect with a loved one. A really good afternoon tea will leave you full for hours, and have you dreaming of your next visit.  Afternoon tea at the Washington Duke is elegant and refined, but also inviting enough for children. In fact, I think I will take my mom, and Baby Diva there when we have that girl's weekend I referred to in my Triangle Mom2Mom column this week.  My daughter has had the Christmas tea at the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte at an even younger age so she's ready for this experience.  The Washington Duke will even substitute pink lemonade in place of tea for children.

My son, on the other hand, was apparently born to drink tea.  I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. 


My friend, Kim, who wrote the great parenting post this month on using reward charts for positive reinforcement, and I took my son and her daughter to tea at the Washington Duke Inn for my son's 7th birthday after the holidays. They surprised him with this magnificent tiramisu. 



Afternoon tea at the Washington Duke Inn is served in the Fairview Dining Room. It's quiet enough for conversation. Allow yourself about an hour and half to fully enjoy the experience. Soak up the atmosphere and don't rush.  Tea is served from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday through Sunday. Reservations are required.

And if you are looking for a place to watch the Kentucky Derby this year then the Washington Duke Inn will be the perfect place to sip on that Mint Julep. 


Join them on May 4. 



Want to Go:
3001 Cameron Boulevard
Durham, NC




Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I am a fan of the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club, and am recommending it for tea based on my own experience.   Since I write about luxury hotels, I do have an ongoing relationship with many luxury hotels in the Triangle area, and like to help  promote things of interest.  The tiramisu was given to my son complimentary. 

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