Mother’s Day Gift Guide

This Sunday is a really special day for me. As a new mom, it is my very first Mother’s Day. Now that I have joined this elite club, I can give even better insight on what gift to give your mom. If your mom is like mine, then she doesn’t really need anything from me, but it is always nice to give her a gift to remind her how much you care about her. If you’re buying for a new mom, anything that ties her to her baby is a great gift. A picture frame with a special captured moment would put a smile on her face. For any mom, monogramming is a great way to go. It’s personalized and shows you care. Other fun ideas that I have featured on this gift guide are gardening gloves, a fit-bit bracelet, and of course, a Diptyque candle. I feel that it’s wrong to have a gift guide without a Diptyque candle, and as always, fresh flowers and her favorite bottle of champagne are perfect. Anything that can be shared between the two of you is a good choice as well. Whatever you choose for your mom, as long as it comes from the heart, she’ll be sure to love it!


Also, if you need some ideas for activities or places to take her to brunch, check out these past posts: 10 Mother’s Day Activities in NYC & Best Brunch Spots For Mother’s Day.



Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day Gift Guide

1. Anthropologie – Celestial Coaster Set | 2. J.Crew – Beaded Tassel Earrings | 3.  J.Crew – PJ Set | 4. La Mer – Starter Kit | 5. Anthropologie – Homegrown Monogram Mug | 6. Fitbit – Alta Tracker | 7. Kate Spade New York – Wristlet | 8. Diptyque Candle | 9. Terrain – Gardening Gloves | 10. Kate Spade New York – Infinity & Beyond Pendant | 11. West Elm – Picture Frame


Mother’s Day Gift Guide

This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day, when you honor your mom with a special treat to show your love.  It’s a very sweet holiday and, since I am about to be a mom myself, a very important one.  It’s supposed to be another lovely spring weekend so take your mom out to brunch, shopping for the new summer collections, or a day of pampering.  For some moms, like mine, bringing a bouquet of flowers and a bottle of her favorite champagne is a great way to say I love you.  When we were kids, we would make our moms a handmade gift and it would melt her heart.  So if you are the creative type, I am sure this will make her feel very special.  I am not, so champagne it is!  For the occasion, I have put together a few of my favorite little items that your mom will be sure to love.  Just remember, she will love anything that is straight from the heart.

Also, if you need some ideas for activities or places to take her to brunch, check out these past posts: 10 Mother’s Day Activities in NYC & Best Brunch Spots For Mother’s Day.


Mother's Day Gift Guide

1. Kate Spade – Strut Yourself Pouch | 2. KT Collection – Beaded Earrings | 3. Rosana – L’Alphabet Porcelain Tray | 4. Anthropologie – Witherbee Soap Bar | 5. Kate Spade – Picture Frame | 6. Humble Chic – Watercolor Floral Scarf | 7. Voluspa – Candles

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10 Mother’s Day Activities in NYC!

kate1 1. Enjoy a day at the spa!  Pamper her with amazing spa treatments like; mani/pedis, hot stone messages, or a facial.  Here’s a link to my favorite spa located in SOHO; Haven.

2. Show her a good time at the Mother’s Day Garden Party hosted by the Botanical Gardens. Enjoy food, music, games, and the beautiful scenery.  It’ll be a fun time for just the two of you or the entire family!

3. Take in a show!  Check out this link for discount theater tickets.  If you don’t have a show in mind, here are this year’s Tony Award nominees.  See if there are any on this list she’ll enjoy.  I recommend Beautiful: The Carol King Musical.

4. Here is our list from last year of our favorite brunch spots in NYC to take mom.  If you’re looking for an evening activity, wine and dine her at Uva on the UES.

5. Appreciate some art by attending the Met’s Costume Institute exhibit!  Spend the afternoon looking at the beautiful gowns by couturier Charles James.  See what all the Met Gala fuss was all about.

6. Afterwards, have a fun time walking through Central Park share a picnic, rent bikes, or just sit and talk.

7. Indulge yourself by treating her to Magnolia Bakery for cupcakes to get a true NYC experience.  Afterwards, enjoy some mother/daughter window shopping in SOHO.

8. Take her out to a ballgame.  If your mom is a baseball fan the Mets will be playing the Phillies this weekend!  Check out our Citi Field food guide here.

9. Another fun outdoor activity for mom would be a stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge.  Start on either side and enjoy a leisure walk and gorgeous views.

10. Be a kid again by taking your mom to Coney Island!  Roller coasters, hot dogs, cotton candy, and fun in the sun, what’s not to love?  I have a confession though.  I’ve never been to Coney Island.  So, please let me know in the comments what I’m missing, and I will schedule a trip.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and I wanted to share with you my favorite gift ideas.  Is there anyone out there who deserves to be pampered and showered with gifts more than your mom?  Show your mom that you care with these creative and special items that I’ve selected.  When picking the perfect gift, I always like to think about something my mom wants but she wouldn’t normally buy herself.  Hope these ideas inspire you to find the perfect way of saying, “I appreciate you Mom!”.


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FOR THE HOME: Diptyque ‘Tubereuse’ Scented Candle | PAMPER HER: Laura Mercier – Almond Coconut Milk Scrub | SWEAT TREATS: Palais des Thes – Indulgence Tea Set | PRETTY ACCESSORIES:  KT Collection – Beaded Teardrop Earrings and Humble Chic – Blue Bird Floral Scarf | FROM THE HEART: Family Tree Print 

Best Brunch Spots for Mother’s Day


Taking your mom out for a Mother’s Day brunch this Sunday?  Here are our top favorite NYC brunch spots that are perfect to show your mom that you care.

Cookshop (Chelsea) – I suggest Cookshop if you are brunching with a larger group this mother’s day.  It is spacious so you wont feel cramped at a larger table.  Their drinks are excellent and their brunch is tasty and unique.  I recommend the Heuvos Rancheros or breakfast sandwich.  Can make reservations

EJ’s Luncheonette (UES) – This isn’t your typical diner and it’s my favorite brunch spot in the area.  They have all of the staples you expect to see at a NYC diner but quality is top-notch and it’s more of a casual joint compared to the other brunch spots on this list.  It is also very family friendly.  The french toast and EJ’s special breakfast plate are my favorites. Cash only, no reservations but not a long wait

Friend of a Farmer (Gramercy) This cozy cafe is a lovely place to bring your mom for brunch.  It’s very quaint and homey with fireplaces  and charming rooms tucked away.    With their fluffy blueberry buttermilk pancakes and fresh maple syrup you’ll feel transported to a Vermont country inn.  No reservations for brunch it’s very popular so expect a bit of a wait

Hundred Acres (SOHO) – This is my favorite brunch spot in the area.  Lovely rooms that makes you feel like you’re sitting down to a farm table while the other your in a lovely garden.  Fresh market ingredients that are fresh and creative.  Try the goat cheese thyme bread pudding with a poached egg.  Seriously…  Can make reservations

Prune (LES) – A fantastic spot for dinner but also highly recommended for brunch.  It is a small room so the wait can be a long one but it’s worth it!  Their bloody mary’s are to die for and after trying their pasta carbonara you’ll wonder why you don’t eat pasta for breakfast every day.   No reservations

Tipsy Parsons (Chelsea) – This is my new favorite brunch spot in the city.  Tasty farm to table dishes that are seasonal and packed full of fresh market veggies. This charming bistro style spot is small so expect a wait.  However you can reserve the large communal table in the back if you have a larger party.  Try the mushroom toast with soft scrambled eggs and the shrimps with grits.  (expect a review soon since I will be spending mother’s day brunch there) Reservation for large groups

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