Shake what your mama gave ya this weekend, but give a little back to her in the process–‘cuz you know all that fabulousity didn’t come from nowhere!  Yes, it’s that time of year again, where we give thanks to the amazing, beautiful, woman from whose loins we were fruited. Show the leading lady in your life just how special she is by going off the beaten mail-order flower path, and down the gilded road less traveled.

Did your invite for the Royal Wedding get lost in the mail, too?  Well, if you’d still like to celebrate in traditional British style, bust out your best ‘head piece’ for Afternoon Tea the Mary Cassat Tea Room and Garden at the Rittenhouse Hotel.  Served seven days a week, between 2pm and 5pm (with reservations highly suggested) the beautiful salon offers a charming retreat amidst the city squall. 
Go all out and opt for the Queen Victoria Tea–bubbly included.  $30 per person, tax and tip excluded.  To reserve, call 215-546-9000.

Stressed from all the long hours you clocked in at work this weekend? Chances are, good ‘ol Mom is too–on top of carrying the residual stress of squeezing your butt out of her JJ, 29 +/- X number of years ago.  The least you could do is treat her to a little relaxation and restoration. Soothing Old City spa, Terme di Aroma, is currently offering up a special Mother’s Day package that includes a ½-hour Escape Facial plus a 1-hour Aroma Therapy Swedish-style massage that’s guaranteed to melt her tensions away with their calming blends of soothing essential oils. 
$110 for the Escape Spa Package–good throughout the month of May. To purchase a gift certificate, or make an appointment, call 215-829-9769.

Chances are, if you’re reading this blog, you possess an appreciation for fine art and fashion–and, we’re willing to bet your little fashion-plate of a mother does, too.  In that regard, we highly suggest checking out the Roberto Capucci:  Art Into Fashion exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  We went a few weeks ago and were in absolute awe over sheer beauty, intricacy, and presentation of his creations–which, while seen as dresses, are truly sculptural works of art. Take your time, musing over the other amazing women who once donned these creations. 
$22 per adult ticket. Tickets may be purchased online here.

From all of us at VG—Have a Happy Mother’s Day!

One response to “MOTHER, THERE IS NO OTHER!

  1. Very neat ideas for Mother’s Day, Natalie! The Roberto Capucci exhibit sounds really special, too! Thanks a bunch! (Loved your title: “Mother – There is No Other”. Sweet!) 🙂

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