It’s nearly Mother’s Day, the one day a year where your mom can actually live her life. The last thing you need is another family brunch that subjects you to scrutiny — like why your last boyfriend didn’t work out or when you’re having kids. There are tons of ways to treat your mom well aside from a prix-fixe situation, but to save you the trouble, we’re rounding up a few ideas for you. Below, find some NYC happenings and activities that show mom how much she means to you.
After working hard all year, there’s nothing mom wants more than some R&R. Treat her to a luxury staycation through Mr. & Mrs. Smith’s convenient booking service. The site has great rates for boutique hotels and services that will have her say “you shouldn’t have.”
If your mother has a green thumb, she’ll love having the Brooklyn Botanic Garden as her stomping grounds. The sight of new blooms popping up this spring is a better gift than any bouquet from the store.
If you’ve got a taste for the finer things in life, chances are you learned from the best. Spoil your mom by taking her to Le Labo for a luxe custom fragrance.
Sweat it out this Mother’s Day at Soulcycle. A TTS fave, the studio is hosting “Moms Who Rock”-themed Soul Survivor classes on Sunday at select locations. In NYC, head to the 77th street location for a class.
If your mom is an art-lover, there’s nothing better than some QT spent in a museum. The Whitney’s Biennial exhibition is in its final month and will be having a special before-hours tour for mothers (check their site for details).
The next-best thing to brunch for a foodie mom is, well, being around food. The Food Book Fair runs May 11th through May 14th, with an array of a-la-carte workshops and demos. With sessions led by bloggers and seasoned restaurateurs (Mario Batali ring a bell?), there’s something sure to spark every home cook’s interest.
Written by Kirby Kelly
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