Make Mom Proud!

   Mother’s Day comes but once a year, the poor dears. Carrying baby in her belly for nine months was tough enough, not to mention all the meals she had to make, all the frills she had to forsake, all the carpooling, the pooh-poohing, the soccer games, the ballet and piano lessons, the hair-pulling, the boyfriends, the girlfriends, your messy room. Then one day you left home. Now that you’re on your own, don’t forget who taught you how to make bread pudding from heels of bread, who showed you how to iron a button-down shirt, who said I-told-you-so when you got married the first time. Ah, yes, Mamma mia! What have you done for her lately? Suggestions?

For starters, breakfast in bed served on a Fornasetti tray: An Aranciata Mimosa in a beautifully etched Salviati crystal champagne flute. One yellow rose lying next to a frothy cappuccino in a Paul Smith graphic coffee mug. Soon as she picks it up she’ll see what’s underneath — an I-Love-You coasterby Ruff House. Awwww. Instead of the Sunday New York Times, get Mom a year’s online subscription on her brand new Apple iPad 2. Splurge with Paul Smith’s vintage-striped leather cover that doubles as a stand. Special! Tuck these into her napkin — festive Kenneth Jay Lane beaded earrings for day, Philippe Audiber‘s gold cuff, Yvone Crista gold danglies for night.

Why not surprise Mom with a new gift every hour? Say you wouldn’t be who you are today if it wasn’t for her. (You can lie a little.) Now start pampering. Tell her you prepared her bath. A plush Missoni bathrobe and flower-powered towel await her. Light the room with Malin+Goetz new Absolute Rose candle. Apres tubber, give her lovely Santa Maria Novella body milk to slather all over. That pink, star-shaped bottle of Bond No. 9’s Madison Avenue looks absolutely Shiaparelli on her toilette next to its sister jar of Bond’s Rose Body Cream. See the grass-green Deco-Moderne rose-blossom centerpiece wound around the perfume cap? Presto — wrap its double rows of beads on your wrist, and it’s a bracelet. Detach the rose and wear it as a brooch. Double-duty spritz glam, thank you, ma’am.

Then take Mom and Dad to lunch! Drape this hot pink Lanno leather necklace around her neck. Stunning! Weighs nothing. Then slide this gorgeous Serpui Marie clutch under her arm. Guaranteed to instill purse envy across a crowded room. When the check comes, smile and sign it with this elegant white Faber Castel pen, then pop it into her purse. She’ll thank you later.

At cocktail hour back home, help Mom put her feet up, then slip these comfy Yosi Samra rose-gold portable ballerina flats on her tired toesies. One martini later, light Mom’s cigarette with a hot Babalu pink DuPont lighter — it’s small and chic — petite and sweet, just like Mom on a good day.

Hey, you’re not excused yet. It’s payback time all day. What’s left in your bag of tricks? Light a candle, not just any candle — Malin + Goetz’s relaxation special — the Cannabis candle, a contrast of fresh citrus with wood-oakmoss, enhanced with sweet patchouli. Don’t worry. It’s legal, be it addictive, and, well, an aphrodisiac. It’s the perfect accompaniment to M+G’s Detox Face Mask Treatment. Apply. Close eyes. Breathe.

G’night, Mom. G’night, Dad.

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Author:cyn. zarco

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