There’s nothing else in this world that could mean more to me than my mother.  I’m sure many of you feel the same about your mothers!  They really are such blessings in our lives.  I know that most of us don’t show our appreciation enough throughout the year.  Thankfully, we have Mother’s Day.  Never forget to tell your mom that you love her.  Trust me, those words can go a long way.  Longer than any gift can!  I dream of the day I could become a mother and nurture my own children the way my mom did to hers.  I truly believe all moms are superheroes.  To those who have lost a mother, how do you do it?  I applaud you.  I count my blessings daily, making sure I count my mom twice.  ♥  Don’t forget to make his mom feel loved, too.  After all, she did raise the man you’re in love with!  😉 I have created a list of some last minute gift suggestions, places to take mom, and a few suggestions for creating the perfect space at home for the perfect mommy.  Hope my tips are helpful!

Gifts to buy:

What could be better than gifting her this beautiful piece of art by Michael Aram.

Michael Aram Enchanted Cheese Board


You could never go wrong with gifting a candle.  Here’s one of my favorites by Fornasetti!

Fornasetti | Candle


A stunning cake dome.  Nothing says I love you like home baked either. (especially for your mother-in-law) try baking her a dessert and presenting it on her gift! 😉

Sir Oliver’s Pedestal Server


Utterly obsessed with these Gucci moccasins!  These would be perfect for a fashion forward mama.

Gucci | Princeton Moccasins


This gift really doesn’t need an explanation.

Cartier | Juste un Clou


And if you want to get sentimental, skip on the splurge. Find an image of you and mom that you really love, and blow it up! I did this for my mom a few years ago and she’s kept it till this day like a treasure.  This is also a great gift for the grandma’s and aunties in your life!  Be sure not to forget them.  Simple things, like flowers and chocolates will really warm their hearts.

Places to go:

I love brunching on Mother’s Day!  The Ivy is the perfect place to do just that.  It always feels like we’re sitting in a garden. Perfect ambiance.


Ysabel in West Hollywood is a super cute + happening place in LA right now.  I have not been for brunch yet, but dinner has been fabulous on many occasions.  I have heard great things for brunch as well!  Check it out:


For the homebodies:


If you’d rather skip out on the chaos of going out, you can still have the same experience at the comfort of your own home!  Breakfast in bed, lunch outdoors or even an intimate dinner is always a good idea.  Make an effort to make a few of your mom’s favorite dishes to eat.  Pop open a bottle of her preferred poison, and cheers!  It’s the thought and effort you put into it that really counts.  You can still make the day all about HER.  Try something fun, like homemade sushi.  Or barbecue without men involved.  The possibilities are endless.  Get creative!


Hope you enjoyed!



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May 3, 2016
Hi mary Jan what can us men do for our moms that doesn't involve going out? lol
    Mary Michelle
    May 3, 2016
    Hi! Great question! You can always surprise her in the morning with flowers, make sure she gets them once she wakes up. This way she'll know you hadn't forgotten. Dedicate the rest of the day to her. Tell her you don't want her to be in the kitchen. You can order take out or make a meal (on the grill!) I'm sure she will be impressed. Take her car to the car wash, surprise her with a gift on her seat. Hope this helps!
May 3, 2016
Great tips! I love that cheese board! Love your blog
May 13, 2016
A general question regarding one of the items you mentioned. Would you suggest the Gucci Princeton loafers with or without the fur? Which would you say is a better choice for everyday use, work/lunch/errands etc.thanks!
    Mary Michelle
    May 16, 2016
    Hi Pegah! I personally love the one with the fur. I definitely think you can wear them very often! They are so chic. xo