The refined and sensual Captive de Cartier watch cultivates the mystery surrounding its enigmatic form. The radiant roundness of the dial is enhanced by an alluring jeweled clasp. A watch hemmed with diamonds to charm the passage of time and its gem-set hours in a collection that is at once extravagant, dazzling, and elegant. Submit to the spellbinding Captive de Cartier watch, yield to its gentle dazzle and enjoy the radiant pleasure of time… A watch that is overtly seductive, in homage to Cartier’s greatest watch making heroines. Captive de Cartier Watch for Ladies Debuting in May. Cartier 9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour 305- 864-8793


The Grill on The Alley (305.466.7195) at Aventura Mall has created a special Mother’s Day brunch menu she will not soon forget. Available on Mother’s Day from 11:30 am – 3 pm, the stellar menu includes traditional Toasted Bagel and Lox (with cream cheese, tomatoes, red onion, capers and zest of lemon), a twist on Mom’s favorite dinner salad, the Cobb Omelette (with diced chicken, green onions, avocado, tomatoes, bacon and bleu cheese), the Egg White Omelette (with mushrooms, tomatoes, scallions and an avocado-tomato salsa served with sliced vine ripened tomatoes), Blueberry Pecan Pancakes (served with warm maple syrup and topped with powdered sugar) and the Filet Mignon Benedict (two poached eggs on grilled filet medallions topped with béarnaise sauce). Now if that meal doesn’t make you mama’s favorite, we don’t know what will! Looking for a gift to give mom at brunch? Click here for fabulous gift ideas from over a dozen Aventura Mall retailers. Or present mom with the Aventura Mall gift card. With 280 stores, a dozen casual and fine dining options, posh spas, and a 24-screen movie theatre, Aventura Mall is certain to please. Visit or call 305.935.1110 for additional mall information and hours. 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura 786-629-9229


Estate jewelry is the focus of Jackie Abraham and Co., concentrated on buying and selling vintage, estate & antique, diamonds jewelry, as well as modern jewelry and investment quality solitaires, wedding bands, anniversary rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and pre-owned watches. Bring in unwanted jewelry to trade for a period piece or Jackie’s specialty, jewelry from the Art Deco Period. The contemporary selection offers exclusive French brand Dinh Van, a wearable and timeless collection perfect for the active Mom! Jackie Abraham Jewelers 1027 Kane Concourse, Bay Harbor Islands 305-868-4336


The American Nicaraguan Foundation, along with hosts Maria Amanda Rodriguez and Theresa Cardenal-Pellas, cordially invite you to a Mother’s Day trunk show, featuring Colombian Handbag designer Adriana Castro’s unique creations, Paola Pacheco’s high-end jewelry pieces, Innovating Accessories by Ananay, Brand Name sunglasses by Spiffy Shades, and Skin Care Products by Goldfaden. 10% of all sales will be donated to The American Nicaraguan Foundation. RSVP 305-374-3391 or to Cocoplum’s Club House 155 Isla Dorada Blvd., Cocoplum 305-374-3391 (RSVP)


Light up spring with the irresistible high spirit and candy colors of the Cosmic Collection by Louis Vuitton. In a creative collaboration with Takashi Murakami, the celebrated Japanese Neo-Pop artist behind such cult reinterpretations of the luxury brand’s monogram canvas as Monogram Cerise, Eye Love Monogram, and Monogram Multicolore. For Cosmic Blossom, Takashi Murakami’s vision playfully pairs the iconic Monogram flowers with flower faces, a recurrent theme in Murakami’s art, that are impossible not to smile at back! Fun, frivolous and cute, Cosmic Blossom is available in three silkscreen-printed canvas colors with a glossy finish that will effortlessly transition from city to beach. The limited-edition Cosmic Blossom collection is available in Louis Vuitton stores from 15th April 2010. Louis Vuitton 9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour 305-866-4470


Enjoy a British afternoon tea menu and Mother’s day concert at the picturesque SOLEA in The W Hotel South Beach. Known for his fresh approach to outdoor gourmet cooking, Executive chef Michael Gilligan will prepare a high tea menu of tea sandwiches, Devonshire clotted cream, cheddar cheese scones, and fairy cakes and cookies for children of all ages. The Magic Flute, Mozart’s famous German singspiel, will be performed by the Center For Emerging Art Chamber Ensemble with the story book narrated by Ava Rado, which tells a charming, fantastic story that includes a bird seller, a captured princess, a prince who wants to rescue her, an evil Queen of the night, a priest and, of course, a magic flute. Seating is limited and RSVP is required. Solea, W Hotel South Beach 2201 Collins Avenue, South Beach 305-938-3111 (RSVP)


Introducing the latest fragrance from Bond No. 9 Saks-en-Rose, a modern interpretation of a classic rose scent with notes of dates, amber and musk. This light and floral scent features a contemporary blend of top notes including lantana leaves, dry dates and spicy mace. With just the right hint of musk, the scent lightly segues into the floral heart of a pink rose. Traditionally the pink rose has been bestowed as an expression of admiration, elegance and appreciation, making Saks-en-Rose the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. Available exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue. Saks Fifth Avenue 9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour 305-865-1100


Clean your favorite jewelry pieces, including necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings, with powerful professional steam action, and without the need for soaking, chemicals or harsh abrasives. A built-in spotlight enhances visibility when cleaning. The Sharper Image jewelry steam cleaner includes tweezers for handling jewelry and a custom-designed tool for holding multiple pieces. Available online at Bed, Bath & Beyond and at select Sharper Image store locations.


Under the mastery of design greats Phillip Lim and Rachel Roy, Grace Sun wasn’t always headed for a thriving career in fashion design. As the co-founder and Creative Director of a multi-million dollar internet business, Grace Sun was at her peak professionally, yet as both her career and fashion label prove, she is a woman who pushes boundaries. In the Spring of 2007 after 9 years in graphic design industry, Grace Sun produced her first collection, removing any doubt that she made a risky career move. Born to a mother who stimulated her love of the arts, Sun began designing her own clothes at an early age. Graduating from the University of Michigan with a concentration in graphic design, Sun founded her own company at the age of 24 but eventually tired of the lack of creativity in her position. Looking to transition her experience into a more creative profession, Sun enrolled in Parsons School of Design. While studying at one of the most prestigious fashion schools in the country, Sun joined the design teams of Phillip Lim and Rachel Roy. “It was hard starting from the bottom, but I knew I had to learn the business from the ground up. I needed to absorb all that I could from people who have proven to be successful in the fashion industry,” says Sun. “It’s not easy being an intern when you are in your thirties, but it motivates you to learn quicker.” Learning everything from pattern making to sewing a button, Sun gained knowledge that was invaluable when launching her namesake designer collection. Sun’s collection melds the designer’s two loves of fashion and graphic design, creating a harmonious balance of form and function. She plays on the dichotomies of the uptown chic vs. downtown cool, ornate elaboration vs. clean minimalism and the precious vs. hard edge. Sun’s design aesthetic is epitomized by feminine silhouettes paired with a masculine structuring. Greenwich, Connecticut meets the Greenwich Village, Grace Sun designs for the social elite and ladies who lunch on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The Grace Sun woman can best be described as she who works, plays, and balances life while maintaining an air of whimsy, sophistication and confidence. After trading in business for creativity, Grace Sun has successfully forged a name for herself in the fashion industry. Look book available online at Grace Sun.


Named editor’s favorite by InStyle magazine, this tinted, anti-aging treatment by Le Metier de Beaute offers amazing lightweight coverage that leaves skin luminous and flawless. Light diffusing pigments help fade away lines and instantly impart a renewed radiance and healthy appearance to skin. With SPF 20, Peau Vierge helps guard against the damaging effects of the sun while the tinted treatment fluid stimulates collagen production to increase blood flow; lessening dark circles, smoothing fine lines, blurring blemishes and tightening pores within a week of once-daily use. Peau Vierge Anti-Aging Complex Tinted Treatment Fluid, $125. Neiman Marcus at the Village of Merrick Park 358 San Lorenzo Avenue, Coral Gables


On Mother’s Day, send Mom a beautiful gift basket of blooming tulips and daffodils, baked fresh just for her. These vibrant cookie flowers are a sure way to brighten her day! Cookie’s by Design Cookie Bouquet, $51.99.


1160 Hair 1160 Kane Concourse, Bay Harbour Islands 305-866-7939


Nespresso 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach 305-538-5995


Jay Strongwater’s jewelry collection began as modest gifts for his mother and soon after was seen sparkling on runways and in fashion magazines. Following this success, he turned his attention to home and then to beauty, using his trademark old-world, handcrafted techniques and Austrian crystals. The ornate and beautiful frames make a memorable and unique Mother’s Day gift. Available online at Jay Strongwater for Neiman Marcus.


Every mom is known to spoil their children rotten.. Well now it’s time to return the favor! Spoil your mom this Mother’s Day by gifting this funky Village Medium Zip Pouch in Limeade Print from Cole Haan (305.931.0125), available at Aventura Mall for $58. If lime green is not her cup of tea, this adorable pouch also comes in gold metallic, optic white and raspberry. Perhaps mom is looking for an everyday carry-all? If that’s the case, get her Cole Haan’s Raleigh Small Tote for $348, which comes in the same array of dazzling, summer brights as the zip pouch. Still not sure what to get mom for her special day? Why not let her decide? Give mom the Aventura Mall gift card! With 280 stores, a dozen casual and fine dining options, posh spas and a 24-screen movie theatre, you simply can’t go wrong with an Aventura Mall gift card. Looking for more options? Click here for additional fabulous gift ideas from over a dozen Aventura Mall retailers, sure to make mom feel the love this Mother’s Day. For additional mall information and for mall hours, please visit or call 305.935.1110. 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura 786-629-9229


The critically acclaimed feature film Valentino: The Last Emperor has captured the hearts and imaginations of worldwide viewers with unprecedented access to the high temples of Haute Couture. The film follows the legendary designer and longtime business partner Giancarlo Giammetti for the final two years of their careers, showing the struggles facing the men during the final act of a nearly 50-year career at the top of the world’s most glamorous and competitive game. The struggle of art against commerce is at the center of the film. In the end, however, the story proves to be not one about money or expensive clothes, but about love. Valentino: The Last Emperor DVD signed by Valentino Garavani, $199


Chopard Boutique 9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour 305-868-8626


Accessories you simply must have are handmade in dark Belgian chocolate with delicious polka dot designs. One purse and one pump are packaged in a fabulous leather-look box. Due to the perishable nature of this product, it must be shipped via Rush delivery. Orders will be delivered within one week. This item cannot be returned. Available online at Saks Fifth Avenue, $52


Fran Brooks and Barbara Courshon, the founding partners of Initially Speaking, create jewelry and gifts that are of the highest quality, surprisingly versatile, completely unique, and individually designed – all at wholesale prices. Initially Speaking offers signature, initialed jewelry or fashion pieces, initialed creations for the home or office and other stylish designs. Initially Speaking encourages updating outdated possessions and make everything old, new again! Available online at Initially Speaking.

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