LET’S INDULGE MOM
Compiled by Barbara Kuntz
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, May 13, in fact. Start your shopping now for that perfect gift to say thanks for all she does. We have ideas to share, and we’re going over-the-top with some suggestions. After all, she deserves it!
Watch as your mom’s face lights up with delight when she receives a dazzling chandelier. This particular fixture is of colorful, hand-blown Italian Murano glass, circa 1920, and features all original parts and new wiring. Measurements are 14 inches in diameter and 24 inches tall.
Brown, 2940 Ferndale St., 713-522-2151, www.shopbybrown.com
DIY CAVIAR SERVICE
A traditional caviar service needs just a few ingredients to present to Mom in a most elegant way. Start with fresh caviar, with an ounce or so per person kept in the coldest part of your fridge before serving. A decorative glass bowl with crushed ice is next, along with a mother-of-pearl or bone spoon for scooping the caviar onto plain crackers or white bread. To the side, offer crème fraiche, diced onion, fresh chives or even hard-boiled eggs. And don’t forget the beverage, whether it’s an ice-cold shot of vodka or a flute of her favorite champagne.
GUARDIAN ANGEL NECKLACE
Give the person you love the protection, guidance and hope of an angel to watch over her everyday. The 18-inch necklace by Michal’s Imports Ltd. is adorned with Swarovski crystals. Choose from silver or other finishes and multiple stone selections.
Help Mom find her Zen with enrollment in a yoga class. While learning the poses, she’ll gain relaxing meditative powers…and thank you with her newfound uber state of coolness and inner peace. One of our favorite spots is family-owned and -operated Cherry Blossom Yoga with its professional staff and clean and inviting studio. Wherever you choose, remember: A woman’s work is never done, so give your mother the chance to chill out!
Take her away from it all with a day at her favorite spa. From massages to facials to foot and hand treatments, you’ll find numerous packages available. Even treat her to lunch at the salon while she’s being pampered throughout the day.
BUTTERFLY GINKGO PHOTO FRAME
Slip one of Mom’s favorite photos into this 6-by-8 inch frame by master metalsmith Michael Aram to celebrate her day in a beautiful way. This collection takes a graceful nod to the representation of flora as fauna, showcasing Aram’s fascination with the ginkgo Biloba, which grows double leaves reminiscent of butterfly wings. The frame is made of natural and oxidized bronze.
Available through several department stores and www.michaelaram.com
SPARTINA 449 BOHO HIPSTER
Mom will love this classic bag in “Moonglade” fabric to keep her things organized and readily at hand. A band of embroidery, removable pom-pom fob and webbed cotton cross-body strap keep it cool, with the interior featuring a zip top, inside zip and double-slip pockets. If Mom prefers red, check out the “Light Bermuda” style with a floral print.
Available at Bering’s, 6102 Westheimer Road, 713-785-6400; 3900 Bissonnet St., 713-665-0500; www.berings.com