Word to Ya Motha

2012 Mother's Day events and gifts


This Sunday show her you’ve been listening.

Be yourself.
Your aversion to pearls and brunch came from somewhere. Celebrate offbeat genetics with a glass mirror, leather, and cotton cord necklace (pictured) by Brook&Lyn (use code BLOOM at checkout for free two-day shipping) and a fried rice and chicken dinner at Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya.

Make your bed.
Give her a break from the fluff and fold with a slumber party at Williamsburg’s new industrial yet dreamy Wythe Hotel. Pack a shopping tote for perusing the nearby Brooklyn Flea in the a.m.

Always wear your seat belt and sunscreen.
Hail a cab, buckle up, and head to the Met for a first peek at Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations (opening tomorrow). Postviewing stories about how everyone used to dress are inevitable; find a sunny spot in the park and soak it up.

Learn to multitask.
lierac paris at ovando!Get the two-for-one orchid and Lierac product package from Ovando, or stop by Eataly for picnic supplies and artisanal goods from the store’s new beauty department. We’re into Boeri’s olive oil face cream, Davines sustainable shampoos, and Brooklyn-made Love Nature NYC soaps.

If they cook you breakfast, seal the deal.
Mom’s a keeper, too. If you can’t treat her to boozy brunch at Corkbuzz or Whitehall, bring her breakfast via Babycakes’s new heart-shaped waffle maker. Moms love that kind of (maple) syrupy business.

That’s just our advice.

Photos: Courtesy of Brook&Lyn; Ana Schecter / Courtesy of Ovando