May is well underway, and it’s that time of the year to celebrate motherly love. Whether she’s your mom, grandmother, wife, girlfriend, sister, friend, whoever she may be, here’s some hot spots around the country to take your significant lady this Mother’s Day.
Alice’s Tea Cup
Whoever says tea cup parties are for kids, has it all wrong. At Alice’s Tea Cup, the decor and theme may take you back to the nostalgic days as a kid, but it’s far from a kid’s world. You’ll get to indulge in quality food like the popular smoked salmon and poached eggs dishes, and sip on your choice of their delicious custom tea blends while enjoying their freshly made scones. Don’t forget to set up your reservation for Sunday tea time. It’s sure to be a busy day at Alice’s. Afterwards, you, mom and the rest of your party can head over to Central Park for a nice afternoon stroll.
Captain Kirk’s San Francisco Sailing
Nothing beats a nice, private cruise along the waters of the SF Bay while you sip on fine wine and the food of your choice. Set sail and pass through the city’s famous landmarks, such as Angel Island, Alcatraz and of course, the Golden Gate Bridge. If that’s not enough fun for the day, finish off with dinner in North Beach or the Marina.
Lake Austin Spa Resort
For those in the Austin area this weekend, Lake Austin Spa Resort is one place you’d want to consider. Treat your mom to one of the 100 different spa treatments, hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms with private views overlooking the beautiful, private-gardens. The serene, natural environment surrounding the resort adds another element of R&R you won’t find anywhere else.
Angelenos might not have even heard of this gem located a few miles from downtown in La Cañada Flintridge. Descanso Gardens is a 160 acre, urban retreat of gardens, woodlands and flowers. Be sure to stop by the Rose Garden and the cherry blossoms by the tranquil, Japanese-style, zen garden.
Take mom on a shopping spree at The Windy City’s popular, Magnificent Mile. Burberry, Chanel, Ermenegildo Zegna, Armani, Gucci, the list goes on. Then recharge with some fine dining like “Fig and Olive” or “Balsan.”