Mother’s Day: Behind the Scenes of Quarantine with Four Fabulous Moms
We know being at home with children for eight weeks straight will test the patience of most moms. But some manage to keep it cool and chic. In honor of Mother’s Day, SocialMiami found four of Miami’s most glamourous parents and asked if we could please have a peek into what’s happening in their homes right now. Good news, they said “YES!” Read about the secrets of staying in from Gabrielle Anwar, Julia Rea Bianchi, Lydia Touzet and Alison Zhuk.
Kids names & ages: Willow, 27. Hugo, 19. Paisley, 16.
Best part of quarantine with kids: Having a captive audience for my humor.
Guilty pleasure: Making my 19 yr old son sit on my lap to talk with me.
Favorite item from my closet: Anything that doesn’t hurt.
Favorite item in typical days: Anything that doesn’t hurt.
Mother’s Day wish: That every mother checks out ThePlayhouse.org
Julia Rea Bianchi
Kids names & Ages: Trent Bianchi, Ransom Everglades Senior
Best part of quarantine with kids: Spending quality time with my son before he leaves for college. We binge watched six seasons of “Lost!”
Guilty pleasure: Veuve Clicquot Get Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label (750ml) at ReserveBar. Shop now!
Favorite item from your closet these days: Throughout quarantine I tried to wear clothes I had not worn in years. You know the ones that had gotten “lost” in the closet.
Favorite item in typical days: Satin black pants are a wardrobe basic!
Mother’s Day Wish: I wish that humanity will learn great lessons from the pandemic. I hope we will have a new appreciation for one another and for our planet. And that we will treat both with newfound respect and kindness.
Kids names and ages: Rudy 20 Jack 18.
Best part of quarantine with kids: Sleeping in and dinner time.
Guilty Pleasure: Relaxing in my yard, reading and having wine daily!
Favorite item in closet: Workout clothes Workout clothes for all the strong moms out there. Shop Mother’s Day
Typical favorite item: Jeans a button down shirt and a Birkin!
Mother’s Day wish: Normalcy.
Kids names and ages: Asher 15, Ariya 13, Kaden 9, Shilo 9.
Best part of quarantine with kids: Real quality time! Lots of backgammon games.
Guilty pleasure: (Too much) TV and white wine.
Favorite item from your closet these days: My fur slippers.
Favorite item in typical days: My high heels.
Mother’s Day Wish: To be able to hug and kiss my mommy!
Brett Graff is SocialMiami.com’s managing editor and has been a journalist covering money, people and power for over 20 years. Graff contributes to national media outlets including Reuters, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Maxim, and the PBS show, Nightly Business Report. A former U.S. government economist, her nationally syndicated column The Home Economist is first published in The Miami Herald and then on the Tribune Content Agency, where it’s available to over 400 publications nationwide. She is broadcast weekly on two iHeartRadio news shows and is the author of “Not Buying It: Stop Overspending & Start Raising Happier, Healthier, More Successful Kids,” a parenting guide for people who might be tempted to buy their children the very obstacles they’re trying to avoid.