Tess the London Taxi
Tess, is a taxi. A real British taxi to be exact. Just one of the things that distinguishes Mary Ann’s Tea Room in the Central West End from any of the other Tea Rooms in the area.
Tess was purchased and imported from England, by Tess Giuliani (a cousin-in-law of the former Mayor of New York City) some 20+ years ago. Giuliani, a well-known interior designer, used the taxi as “a weekend folly” as quoted in the June 2014 edition of Design NJ Magazine (Fox, 2014).
Karen Halper, owner of Mary Ann’s Tea Room, purchased Tess after meeting Giuliani. The two women felt as if they were kindred souls. Giuliani was pleased when Halper sent her pictures of a renovated "Tess" with new leather interior.
Halper is excited to offer "pick-up" service to individuals within the Central West End (a limited area of availability). Stepping into Mary Ann’s Tea Room is like taking a step back into the early 1900’s. Tess helps to make your personal tea experience one that you won’t soon forget.