Mother’s Day Guide 2013
Mother’s Day is fast approaching and SocialMiami has compiled a fabulous list of dining choices. So treat your mom, step-mom, grandma, a motherly mentor, a loving aunt, or whomever you choose to celebrate on Mother’s Day to a fantastic meal. And to all the mothers out there, SocialMiami wishes you a happy Mother’s Day.
CELEBRATE MOM’S SPECIAL DAY “TUSCAN-STYLE” AT ALL SOUTH FLORIDA BRIO LOCATIONS
Sunday, May 12
Let Mom relax and enjoy delectable Tuscan-style cuisine at BRIO Tuscan Grille locations in South Florida on Mother’s Day. BRIO is the perfect setting for a memorable Mother’s Day experience, offering delicious brunch, lunch and dinner cuisine. There’s a menu especially for children, a light menu and more for pleasurable dining in a delightful Tuscan villa-like ambiance. The featured Mother’s Day cocktail, the BRIO Bellini ($7.50), is a refreshing mix of Peach Nectar, Peach Schnapps, Prosecco and crushed ice. All South Florida BRIO locations open at 10 a.m. on Mother’s Day. Reservations are highly recommended
The Falls in Miami 305-234-0012
The Village at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach 954-362-1600
The Shops at Pembroke Gardens in Pembroke Pines 954-431-1341
The Shops at Boca Center in Boca Raton 561-392-3777
CityPlace in West Palm Beach 561-835-1511
The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens 561-622-0491
WIN A DIAMOND PENDANT AND CHAIN, COURTESY OF RAYMOND LEE JEWELERS
Through May 12
To celebrate amazing women and all they do in the lives of their loved ones, Raymond Lee Jewelers, a longtime Boca Raton jeweler, is hosting a Mother’s Day Facebook contest through May 12. The coveted prize is a 14K white gold and diamond circle pendant (1.20 karat total diamond weight) and chain valued at $2,495, symbolizing never-ending love between mother and child. To enter, just post a photo of yourself with the woman you are nominating plus the reason why she is a “gem” on Raymond Lee Jeweler’s Facebook page. The photo that gets the most votes (through May 12) will win. Encourage your family and friends to vote for your photo. Facebook users can vote once per day. The winner will be announced on May 12.
Raymond Lee Jewelers
22191 Powerline Road, #12B, Boca Raton
561-750-7808 or 1-800-329-GEMS
http://www.raymondleejewelers.net/ & Facebook
A WEEKEND OF INDULGENCE FOR MOM AT ACQUALINA RESORT & SPA ON THE BEACH
Through May 31
South Florida’s luxurious beachfront retreat, Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach, recipient of the 2013 Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award, is celebrating mothers throughout the month of May with two exclusive packages. Treat your mom to an escape from the everyday stressful life with an unforgettable getaway to Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach, or invite her to a sanctuary of exquisite excellence and relaxation at Acqualina Spa by ESPA. The “All About Moms Vacation Package” will pamper her with an oceanfront accommodation, four 50-minute body or facial treatments, one healthy spa lunch for two, in-room welcome amenity and complimentary Internet starting at $650 per night with a minimum three-night stay. Or treat your Mom to “Spend the Day at the Spa” offering relaxation and rejuvenation at Miami Beach’s luxurious Acqualina Spa by ESPA. She will be greeted with pre-treatment thermal suite use and tea from Tea Forte’s 2013 Spring Collection. Her retreat continues with a soothing foot ritual, a 50-minute ESPA full body massage, a 50-minute ESPA Skin Radiance Facial, a healthy lunch and tea and cookies served poolside. Acqualina Spa by ESPA will send Mom home with a gift so she can continue enjoying luxurious skincare at home. The full day of bliss is $295 plus 20% service charge. Acqualina Spa by ESPA is open Monday – Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Complimentary valet parking is provided.
Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach
17875 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach
1-877-929-9285 (To book the Vacation Package)
1-855-750-2740 (To book spa packages)
MOTHER’S DAY GIFT PROMOTION AT SOUTHLAND MALL
Through May 12
Spend $75 or more on the same day and receive a complimentary set of Mini Body Lotion and Fragrance Mist from Bath & Body Works that’s perfect for Mom! Just bring your receipts to the Guest Services/Information kiosk (located by DWS) to redeem your free gift.
20505 South Dixie Highway, Miami
MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH AT INTERCONTINENTAL AT DORAL MIAMI
Sunday, May 12 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
You’ll be the favorite this Mother’s Day when you treat Mom to a sumptuous gourmet brunch buffet at InterContinental at Doral Miami. Mom will be greeted with a glass of pink Champagne, a goody bag with a gift and a certificate for a free make-over with a beauty specialist. The whole family will enjoy a relaxing and delicious brunch along with live entertainment. Brunch is $34.95 for adults and $16.95 for children 6 to 10; children 5 and under are free. Reservations are required.
InterContinental at Doral Miami
2505 N.W. 87th Avenue, Doral
305-468-1400, Ext. 4318
MOTHER’S DAY 5K RUN/WALK AT ZOO MIAMI
Sunday, May 12 from 7 a.m. to noon
Mom will stay fit and enjoy the morning with the whole family at the Mother’s Day Run/Walk at Zoo Miami. There will be lots of fun post-race activities too! This competitive yet fun and family-friendly event will help raise awareness and funds for the Zoo Miami Conservation Fund. Presented by Plan Ahead Events Greater Miami, the event fees range from $30 to $40. You can register online.
12400 S.W. 152nd St., Miami
MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND AT MIAMI CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Kids can show their moms how special they are at Miami Children’s Museum! On both Saturday and Sunday the Museum will host a Mother’s Day Tea with sweets and tea for especially for moms and other important women in kids’ lives. Children will have the chance to make cards and small gifts in the Museum’s art studio – no moms allowed! On Sunday, the Miami Children’s Museum is offering free admission to mothers for the entire day.
Miami Children’s Museum
980 Macarthur Causeway, Watson Island, Miami
CELEBRATE SPECIAL LADIES AT FAIRCHILD GARDEN’S MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH AND MOTHER’S DAY TEA
Sunday, May 12, brunch 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., tea at 3 p.m.
Thank your mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, aunts and any special woman in your life with a visit to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Make reservations for the Mother’s Day Brunch or Mother’s Day Tea, or just bring the whole family and explore the Garden’s lush 83 acres, including the new Wings of the Tropics butterfly conservatory, for an unforgettable Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day Brunch, held in the Garden House from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., will feature the flavors of Europe with this year’s theme, “A Taste of Italy.” Travel through the Eternal City with dishes like Chianti laced rosemary roast beef, roasted Tuscan vegetables, fresh baked focaccia and more at the Savory Station. Enjoy classic brunch items with an Italian twist, including cornetto pastries, ricotta coffee cake and sweet Italian sausage at the Breakfast Station. Complement the main course with tre-colore, Caesar and Caprese salads. Finish it off at the Dessert Station, complete with a gelato bar, mini cannoli and baked biscotti. Buon appetito! Brunch is $55 for adults and $27.50 for children 5 to 12 years old; free for children 4 and under. Mother’s Day Tea, overlooking the Garden from the Visitor Center, will feature unique and delicious teas with sweet and savory snacks, served by volunteers. Relax with the soothing melodies from guitarist Rob Friedman who will be playing for your enjoyment. The Tea is $27 for Fairchild members, $37 for non-members and $17 for children 12 and under.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables
305-256-8399 for Brunch reservations
305-663-8059 (Marnie Valent) for Tea reservations
MOMS ROCK! MIAMI SCIENCE MUSEUM OFFERS MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL
Sunday, May 12
In honor of all moms, Miami Science Museum is offering moms free entry for the day with a paid child’s admission on Mother’s Day. Moms and their children/families can enjoy a fun-filled day at the Museum, which features a wonderful array of family-focused exhibits, a historic planetarium, rehabilitative Wildlife Center and Clinic, award-winning educational programs, and much more.
Miami Science Museum
3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami
JAZZ ON MOTHER’S DAY
Sunday, May 12 beginning at noon
The ladies in your life will enjoy the music jazz saxophonist Chris Mitchell, who will be performing live, as they savor Mother’s Day specialties prepared by Chef Matthew Oetting. Unlimited Champagne and crostini bar will accompany choices of appetizer and entrée. Cost is $70 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
210 23rd Street, Miami Beach
Sunday, May 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The best thing about Mother’s Day is that it always falls on a Sunday. Head to Cecconi’s for a Sunday Feast and let your lovely Mom pick a cocktail of her choice, on the house.
Cecconi’s Miami Beach
4385 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
UNLIMITED MIMOSAS FOR MOM
Sunday, May 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Treat Mom to some of The Forge’s wonderful signature dishes and unlimited mimosas. $85 per person.
The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar
432 41st Street, Miami Beach
GIFT CARD WITH PURCHASE ON MOTHER’S DAY
Sunday, May 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
All locations of The Cheese Course are offering a $5 gift card for every $25 purchase.
The Cheese Course
3451 N.E. 1st Street, Midtown Miami
786-220-6681 (call for additional locations)
TREAT MOM TO A ONE-OF-A-KIND GIFT
Nothing could be sweeter than delicious handmade chocolates for Mother’s Day! Plus, you’ll be making a difference in the life of a child! Family Counseling Services of Greater Miami, along with Romanicos Chocolates, are offering a unique and meaningful Mother’s Day gift opportunity. Make a donation to Family Counseling Services, and someone special in your life will receive a box of 16 exquisitely handmade Romanicos chocolates. Your donation of $38 shipped within Florida, $40 shipped to the East coast and $48 shipped to the West coast, made by May 7, will guarantee delivery by Mother’s Day. Family Counseling Services is a non-profit organization that provides specialized mental health services for families by focusing on the prevention and treatment of emotional trauma to foster resiliency in children from infancy through adolescence. Featured on the Food Network, Romanicos was named Romanicos Chocolates are melt-in-your-mouth, delicious works of art. Confections are made in small batches, totally by hand with the finest ingredients and lots of love. Romanicos has been featured on the Food Network and was named among the ten best chocolatiers in the country.
Family Counseling Services