She still loves you, even though you poured honey all over the dog and made a crayon mural on her dining room walls when you were 4. And she overlooked that time you banged up her mom-mobile when you were 16 and trying to learn how to parallel park. We won’t even mention that unauthorized house party you threw the next year.
Now it’s your turn to do something for mom she’ll actually appreciate. This Sunday, take her for a bite to eat, get her a spa service and thank her for her unconditional love. After all you’ve put her through, she deserves it.
FOOD AND FACIALS: What better way to show mom how much you appreciate her than by taking her to a brand new spot? Let mom fill up on a brunch of gourmet cuisine at Essensia and then send her off for a mini spa service courtesy of Aveda at the Palms. The restaurant officially opens its doors just in time for Mother’s Day.
GROOVY KIND OF MOM: Take mom for a day of music in the park at Groove in the Grove. Let her do her mom dance to music by Jon Secada and Maxi Priest. Plus there will be art, fashion and other things your mom is sure to get a kick out of.
R&R FOR YOUR M-O-M: The Ritz-Carlton on Key Biscayne knows exactly what your mom wants and needs: a break. For Mother’s Day, the spa will make your mom feel like her old self, the self she was before she drove you here and there, washed and ironed your clothes and made sure you had a hot, nutritious meal every night.
Post-spa, take her for a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, Cioppini. Brunch comes complete with an entire room full of desserts. Fun for you, more fun for mom. Just make sure to make reservations at 305.365.4286 first.
GARDEN PARTY: Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden has a couple of options for you to treat mom to this year. Let mom feast on a brunch of her favorite things amid flowers at the Garden House. Or, if she prefers, take her for tea on the Veranda. No need to wear a silly hat and talk in a faux English accent. But if that reminds you of teatime when you were a tot, go for it.
IN THE AREA: Your mom’s been talking about this new Area 31 place she’s heard so much about. Sounds like a hint, hint for Mother’s Day brunch, if you ask us. Plus, if you haven’t been there yet, it’s the perfect chance for you to taste fish caught in a UN designated area of the ocean. From noon to 3 p.m. let mom peruse the hot and cold buffets that features house-baked breads, waffles and a ceviche bar. And then get that woman a mimosa.
HEALTHY MAMA: Mom always wanted you to have a balanced diet. Now you can introduce her to the world of wellness at Canyon Ranch for Mother’s Day. Start with an organic ocean-side brunch from Canyon Ranch Grill. Then send her off for a complimentary manicure at the salon. The best part is it only costs you $39. Happy, healthy and affordable—your mom will be proud.
MATRIARCH AND MEAT: Mother’s Day is the perfect chance for you to check out The Betsy Hotel’s BLT Steak. The newly opened hotspot offers up a prix-fixe brunch for just $24, complete with cocktails with cutesy Mother’s Day names like “Mother’s Little Helper” and “A Flower for Mom.” Just don’t let mom have too many little helpers. Save some room for the Almond Brioche French Toast and other goodies from touted Chef Laurent Touroundel. Chances all you’ll leave fat and happy.
LAZY SUNDAY: Maybe all mom wants this Mother’s Day is a chance to sleep in. After all, you’ve been keeping her up for years, first for feeding purposes. Then worry. Sushi Samba Dromo keeps Mother’s Day brunch going until 4 p.m. So you can slept late and then slip over for Asian Pear Pancakes and the obligatory mimosa. Too bad you can’t just go in your PJs, too. Maybe next year.