Return to the Mothership

You’ve long suspected Mom’s a Cylon: Her rapid speech, failure to comprehend technology, and the belief that you should mate with any male of the species give her away.

But if it weren’t for her, where on Earth would you be? This Mother’s Day, extend her a sign of peace.

Treat her to a state-of-the-art Somme Institute manicure at Frenchy’s Day Spa (3131 East Madison Street, suite 103; 206-325-9582). She can show off her polished pinkies during high tea (sandwiches, scones, petit fours) or Sunday brunch at The Georgian (411 University Street; 206-621-7889).

Made from vintage glass and tableware, Style Garden’s cake plates (Bouncing Wall, 2225 Queen Anne Avenue North; 206-285-9255) are a crafty way to display Mom’s favorite eats. A hand-poured and perfumed reed diffuser from Seattle’s Saint Parfum comes with matching candle if purchased at Essenza (615 North 35th Street; 206-547-4895) before Mother’s Day.

When she’s on the move, she’ll love a Matta scarf (A Mano, 1115 First Avenue; 206-292-1767), while Native totes (Velocity Art and Design, 251 Yale Avenue North; 206-749-9575) depict the landscapes of Ecuador, Thailand, Utah, or Peru in a soft microfiber that stays wrinkle free.

Perfect for intergalactic missions everywhere.

For more motherly advice, check out the Everywhere Mother’s Day Guide.

411 University St
@ 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
3131 E Madison St
@ Lake Washington Blvd
Seattle, WA 98112
1115 1st Ave
@ Spring St
Seattle, WA 98101
251 Yale Ave N
bt Thomas & John Sts
Seattle, WA 98109
615 N 35th St
bt Fremont Pl & Evanston Ave
Seattle, WA 98103