Nor sure what to get your mom this holiday? Read on to find the perfect present just for her!
Want to splurge on an elegant meal by the sea? Shutters on the Beach’s One Pico offers a delicious prix fixe Mother’s Day brunch, with choices like asparagus quiche and chocolate terrine. No only is the food delicious, but the view is unbeatable.
By Terry’s Crème de Rose moisturizer captures that je ne sais quoi of France - rich and romantic, with a touch of luxury.
Pure pampering does exist, and Le Merigot does it like no one else. The spa has some great specials for Mother’s Day, including the Queen for a Day package, which includes an anti-stress body wrap, aromatherapy massage, European facial and champagne. Heaven!
One of my favorite authors, Anne Lamott, bowls me over again with Some Assembly Required. This fearless and compassionate account of a mother coming to terms with her teenage son’s unconventional choice to become a father is inspirational in the best way possible.
For the lady with everything, Osea’s Sea Minerals toner may be the one thing she has overlooked. Moisturizing and rich in antioxidants, this spray restores balance while offering up a dreamy glimmer of the ocean.
Completely natural, Astara’s Activated Sea Mineral Mask works wonders to remineralize the skin. A “raw, botanical and energized” product, this mask doesn’t skimp on results.
EmerginC’s Scientific Organics uses the wonder of Kombucha in its cleanser to gently scrub skin without any harsh drying. This line gets great results without resorting to environmentally damaging chemicals.
The epitome of cool, right down to the Japanese writing on the box, Koh Gen Do’s Fresh Face Cheek Color in Coral Pink brightens you up without too much frill. For girls more Mara sisters than Kardashian, this is your go-to blush.
With nail polish colors coming in every hue, Priti NYC still manages to come up with something fresh and new. Peporomia Pixie, a mossy green, is perfect for summer.
A flower’s shelf life is limited, so why not gift The 50 Mile Bouquet instead? This book, written by Debra Prinzing with photographs by David E. Perry, inspires, informs and delights with its tales of sustainable flower farmers.
Both heavenly and earthly, Anjolie Ayurveda’s Aromatherapy Body Oil emanates calm. The Neem & Tulsi scent is light and fresh, and works perfectly as an after-shower moisturizer.
FOR MOM & BABY
Surprisingly, a lot of mommy and baby skin care lines are far from natural. Medicine Mama’s Baby & Mama Gentle Nourishing Skin Cream works wonders to relieve sensitive and dry skin.
Pixi’s Eye Bright Kit takes concealer to a whole other level. With a combination brightener, highlighter and cover-up, this quad can help fake a good night’s sleep.
Sometimes, a world of ills can be glossed over with an application of the right mask. Embryolisse’s Hydra-Mask does this exact trick by replenishing moisture and leaving behind rejuvenated skin.
Suki’s Intensive Nourishing Cream comes with the added bonus of a brightening complex to leave skin looking decidedly more youthful.
As concerns over plastic water bottles increase, BKR steps into the breach with ingenius glass bottles, sheathed in silicone sleeves – both safe and cool.
Summer brings its own stresses on hair. Sally Hershberger’s Hyper Hydration Super Keratin Spray calms all of your strands’ woes by restoring and locking in a ridiculous amount of moisture to majorly reduce frizz.
For ocean-loving ladies, The Seaweed Bath Co.’s Citrus Scented Body Wash cleans completely, without a girly perfume. In tandem with their body cream, a less-is-more girl could use nothing else and be left with luscious skin.
Do French people do everything better? Pamela Druckerman seems to think so. In Bringing Up Bebe, she counts the ways and lets us Americans in on some of their secrets.
FOR MOM & BABY
Dolphin Organics’ baby products, for parents and kids, have a juicy citrus smell reminiscent of creamsicles. The hypoallergenic bubble bath, baby shampoo and lotion clean without leaving a residue or any uncomfortable dryness.
Busy and apt to multi-task, many women don’t get the chance for facials. KenetMD pH polisher brings all the benefits of professional care right into your own bathroom with a product that leaves skin radiant.
A fantastic new concept, gel polish, by Nutra Nail, miraculously staves off dings and smudges, and it comes in great colors, like raspberry and tangerine.
It’s hard to beat the newly refurbished Hotel Bel-Air in terms of pure glamour, and with the addition of Wolfgang Puck as head chef, it’s the place to beat for Mother’s Day brunch. A stroll by the swans, a sip of champagne and a bit of lobster should keep you in your mom’s good graces for the remainder of 2012.
The right mascara can transform a face from blah to glamorous, and Eyeko’s Curvy Brush mascara does just that. It curls, lengthens and accentuates to the max.
EVO’s Liquid Rollers Curl Balm puts the va-va-voom back into frizzled locks. No-nonsense and reliable, this cream easily soaks into hair, bringing great shine and control.
Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother created immediate controversy. This Chinese-American mom’s struggle to get the best out of her daughters both intrigues and horrifies.
Some women need an excuse to take a minute for themselves, and Malie Organics luscious Mango Nectar Body Cream provides just that. Irresistibly rich and delightfully fragrant, this lotion provides a mini van.