Welcome to Mademoiselle Clifford
"No matter what the occasion, flowers and tea always seem to make it brighter"
Whether its traditional High Tea or a soup & sandwich quick take away, a variety of teas including the world renowned Harney's Teas or hand made tea infused soaps we have a great selection of gifts for you and your loved ones at Mademoiselle Clifford's Floral Emporium & Tea Room.
In April 2009, my dream of opening a flower shop and English tearoom came true when I opened Mademoiselle Clifford in Hudson, Quebec. 5 years later we are going strong like a great cup of tea!
At Mlle. Clifford, sumptuous locally grown flowers refresh you while succulent homemade scones with Devon double cream and strawberry jam will delight.
We boast a very diverse assortment of floral and gift items. Choose from our most popular items or describe your ideas to our floral designer and we'll create a unique basket or arrangement consulting just for you at no extra charge. Throwing a wedding or baby shower? We'd be thrilled to be a part of your special day. Either host a High Tea for a wedding or baby shower, anniversary or birthday or we will prepare the flowers for your wedding day, graduation, birthday, Valentine's Day and all the many other events that flowers are the gift.
So come in out of the cold Hudson winter, or escape the heat of the summer. (free wi fi). Relax, refresh and spend time with us. Enjoy and we welcome you 6 days a week at Mademoiselle Clifford's.
Mademoiselle Clifford's on CTV
Here is the link to our CTV Montreal feature on Mademoiselle Clifford's Tea Room and Brigadoon B & B. Both located in Hudson Quebec.
We're Featured in Canadian Living Magazine & Canadian Florist Magazine Jan 2015
Our Tea Room and Flower Shop has been featured in the May 2013 Canadian Living magazine. The article titled "Canada's Best Afternoon Tea" celebrates their readers favourite places to have afternoon tea. We are honoured that our visitors have recommended us!
Our most recent national magazine was Canadian Florist Magazine January 2015. We continue to be of interest because of what we have been able to do here at Mademoiselle Clifford's by blending the tea and floral world and both being one of the top rated tea rooms in Canada to offering beautiful fresh flowers to the local community of Hudson, Rigaud and St Lazare. http://www.canadianfloristmag.com/component/option,com_annexeditor/Itemid,94/
Title of Article: Experience Wanted (January 2015 Issue/Features)
by: Michelle Brisebois
Clifford opened her store five years ago as a florist and then, after six months, added the tea room. Her teas are premium and her scones are incredibly popular. People see her store as a place to congregate. One young woman who regularly came in to sit, sip and knit, met her husband there. You can bet who did the wedding flowers, and the baby shower was hosted there too!
Clifford has brought her arranging area out into the open so customers can watch her create an arrangement while they enjoy their soothing cup of tea. The act of giving customers a chance to decompress and soak in the atmosphere has definitely had a positive impact on floral sales. Customers will often finish their tea and pick up some flowers to take with them. When Clifford asks them if they need a gift card, they’ll often reply, “No, that’s ok, thanks. They’re just for me.” By savouring a cup of tea in her shop, customers are reminded of the importance of being good to oneself, taking time to enjoy a sensory experience. The flowers are a way to take a piece of the shop’s ambience with them when they leave.
And, of course, the tea itself often boasts a floral element as part of its make-up. A custom blended Greenwood tea has cornflower petals as part of its composition to celebrate the blue colour in the Quebec flag. Kyoto Rose tea (created to honour Prince William and Kate Middleton at their wedding) has rose petals as part of its blend.
When we asked Clifford if she felt like she was running two separate businesses, she emphatically stated that they fit perfectly together and run as one. Clifford’s store operates in a town with a large British population, so she correctly identified that there was already a built in audience for fine tea.
Floral Features: Mother's Day May 10th 2015