Even though we celebrate mom’s all year round for the awesome effort they put into every single day, there is that one particular day that we celebrate them more than any other. This of course is Mother’s Day, which is rapidly approaching on May 8th. In the spirit of Mother’s Day and any other holiday, Manhattan Digest has found some super awesome places to take that special woman in your life, whether it is your amazing mother, fantastic wife, awesome sister, or even a great friend, these places will not disappoint. Take a look.
Cruising with the Spirit of New York
Treat mom to a sightseeing cruise down the Hudson with sophisticated dining on the glass-enclosed, European-styled Bateaux New York or lively, high-energy Spirit of New York. Boasting unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline and complimentary Bloody Marys, mimosas and champagne for all moms on board, both vessels offer a memorable experience – whether it’s elegant, prix-fixe dining with a live band and pianist or dancing on the open seas alongside an interactive DJ.
Super Mom’s Day Off
Celebrate mom with a “me” day, giving her the deserving moment to hang up the super hero cape and recharge with the Naturopathica Alpine Arnica Deep Tissue Massage. Available at Naturopathica Chelsea, Healing Arts Center & Spa, this intensive deep tissue body treatment is perfect for the super moms we all love. It uses a combination of Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy and Russian Massage techniques with the ‘best of Nature’s Pharmacy’ of Arnica, Sweet Birch and Magnesium to relax sore muscles, tendons and stiff joints. (60 minutes, $170; 90 minutes $235)
**Mother’s Day special – Get a complementary Lavender Protective Moisturizer SPF17 with orders $125+
Guerlain Spa Day
The Guerlain Spa in the Towers of the Waldorf Astoria New York is offering luxury pampering with 20% off gift cards of $300 or more (simply order online and print at home!). All Guerlain Spa treatments conclude with a complimentary make-up refresh and garment steaming. Signature services include:
– Urban Island Escape: coconut and honey-based body treatment
– “Milk, Haute Honey and Rooftop Herbs”: mani/pedi featuring the hotel’s rooftop honey and herbs
– Orchidée Impériale “Cure” Facial: visible-results facial meant to tone and renew mature skin
For personalized gifts, on May 4th the spa will offer complimentary engraving on any $100 Guerlain Boutique purchase. Some retail items are refillable, so recipients can replenish their engraved product for longer use. Gifts can be purchased at the Guerlain Boutique in the Waldorf Astoria lobby, or by phone, with national shipping available.
Local bites and wine in Central Park
New York Hilton Midtown, located only a few blocks from Central Park, recently launched picnic baskets from their gourmet market, Herb N’ Kitchen. For $68, the baskets include items from famed local vendors including Murray’s Cheese, two sandwiches, two signature salads, New York cheesecake and a bottle of sustainable wine along with a blanket, plates, and glasses.