Dear Babe,

I can’t get a reservation for high tea at the Palace Hotel, this holiday season. Is there anywhere else you’d recommend that I go?

Hot for High Tea

Dear Hot,

Yes! Go to the Fairmont Hotel for their high tea. It’s WAY better than the Palace’s tea in any case. The food is fresher, the service is better and the scones are definitely far superior.

See you there,

Nagging questions holding you back? Babe Scanlon’s got your answer. A SF native, she’s been figuring this place out far longer than she cares to admit, and now she’s ready to share. Email her at babe@sfappeal.com and let the veil of confusion lift. Please do keep in mind: Babe Scanlon is not presenting herself as an expert in anything that means you can sue her or the Appeal if you take her advice and your life tanks. Her recommendations are just that: recommendations.

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Babe Scanlon is a writer living and working in San Francisco. She's worked as an archaeologist, computer game designer, agent at Agent Provocateur and hypnotherapist. She is controlling your mind at this very moment.

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