They gathered as they do each week at this time, to relax, unwind and cast off the cares of another busy week. They mill about, cheerfully renewing old acquaintances and making new ones while sampling bonbons and other delicacies made especially for them. They need this time for themselves; you can see it in their eyes. Indeed, this may be among the last bastions of civilized society: afternoon tea at the Phoenician,... More >>>