Mother’s Day is just around the corner and I’m sharing my favorite ways to celebrate the hardest working women on earth…at least in my opinion! Whether you love to brunch with your family or spend some alone time at the spa, here are a few ideas that you should treat yourself to…or better yet, send this story link to you kids and hubby since if they are anything like my guys, they are scrambling to put together something fabulous!
Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch at The Kierland Westin
You had me at Kid’s Waffle Slider Bar! As if a kid friendly food station wasn’t enough, the Trailblazers Ballroom at the Kierland Westin will be decked out to the nines and the views of the Kierland Westin’s Golf Club and McDowell Mountains will serve as the perfect backdrop for a delicious champagne brunch celebrating mom. In addition to live piano music, the talented chefs are planning a menu that is slightly…ok, extremely more decadent than what mom is probably used to having at home!
I’d say the Breakfast Station, featuring build-your-own omelets and a smoked salmon table are both good places to start. The Lunch Station complete with fresh seafood, ceviche, a carving station and a hot buffet serving savory pork, chicken and fish is sure to win over mom’s palate! Freshly made salads, and side dishes, plus a magnificent Dessert Station featuring Sweet Shoppe delights and assorted pastries station round out the spread. Seriously, how are you not drooling yet? Mother’s Day can’t come soon enough! Until then…it’s back to picking up crushed goldfish crackers between my car seats and negotiating with my three year old to eat a bite or two of something green for dinner.
Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 13. Brunch is priced at $85* for adults and $35* for children ages 5 to 12 (excluding tax and gratuity). Children under age 5 are welcome with paying adult.*price includes champagne, sparkling cider, soda, coffee, tea and juice; does not include tax & gratuity
Lashes For Days
If you’re looking for a fun idea for mom, consider a gift card to Hush Last Studio in Scottsdale. As a mom, I think the best part of eyelash extensions is the time they save you getting ready in the mornings! Most moms would agree that time is a precious commodity and if I can do something to ensure 10 extra snuggling minutes with my little guy in the morning, I’ll take it! Hush is by far the most reasonably priced and highest quality lashe extension studio I have found…and I’ve tried 7. They are also offering moms (and anyone who is a fan of moms) a FREE volume upgrade when you book a new full set of lashes. Go Big or go home!!
Spend the Day at the Phoenician’s brand new SPA
Indulge in the Sonoran Signature Scrub, Massage & Wrap (1 hour, 50 min.)
This completely balancing and rejuvenating experience will leave you in a state of bliss. To begin, salt crystals are combined with desert sage and wild lavender for a smoothing body polish. Handcrafted Rose stones are placed on the vital centers and enhance a full body massage. Finally, nourish and relax inside an envelopment of healing aloe moisture while an acupressure facial massage and rejuvenating foot massage soothes and restores from head to toe.
Check out these other fabulous new spa features:
Rooftop pool with 360-degree views of the resort
An aromatherapy bar
Drybar for blowouts and styling
Full service nail salon
Fitness center for personal training
The Dorian Brunch
If you’re looking to keep the price point down while still treating mom to an exquisite brunch, head to The Dorian, located at 7419 E. Indian Plaza Drive in Old Town Scottsdale. Usually closed on Sundays, the hip restaurant is opening their doors for moms and offering their brunch menu from 11am to 3pm. The menu will feature popular items such as steak or salmon and eggs, eggs Benedict, lemon cake pancakes, bread pudding french toast, lox bruschetta, a blue cheese leek quiche, their signature bruschetta, a house charcuterie board and salads. Each entrée order will come with a complimentary glass of champagne so start preparing your toast to the lucky lady in your life.
Keep Mom Cute in the Kitchen
I’ve been obsessed with these adorable handmade aprons ever since I saw them on the Phoenix Fashion Week runway! Couture Aprons are one of a kind and each apron tells a story. They are styled and handcrafted with a detachable necklace perfect for the mama in your life. The goal of Couture Aprons is to provide moms with luxury hostess aprons for every occasion from special events to themed holiday soirees.
Tea for Two
Not your ordinary tea party…the Camby is putting a modern twist on tea time when they throw out the rules of traditional high-tea and give guests a refreshing respite from the Arizona sun. Served alongside afternoon bites, the libations feature playful takes on classic teas such as English Breakfast, Earl Grey, and Chamomile, each infused with a spirit or sparkling wine. The bites menu puts a twist on tea time favorites such as lady finger sandwiches with herb ricotta & prosciutto, fried green tomatoes, deviled eggs, and mango avocado crab salad sliders to round out The Camby experience. Each guest savors one of every dish from the prix-fix menu, a choice of tea cocktail served in a teapot and a finale of sweet treats! Options include chilled tea-infused cocktails, hot tea-infused cocktails, tea-infused champagne cocktails, as well as straight tea and mocktails.
Tipsy Tea Party takes place every Friday and Saturday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at The Bees Knees inside The Camby hotel in Phoenix.