Calling all Vancouverite mommies. Get ready for an epic day/week/month of treats, pampers, and straight up living your best life. Lots of local and international businesses have been prepping for months to deliver the best, luxurious experiences that you deserve. From fashion to staycations, we have selected the best of the best only for you, Mom. Send this article to your loved ones and let’s hope they take the hint.
Fashion, Outfits, Bags, and Accessories. All from eclectic to quiet luxury items. Think – how can I elevate my everyday needs?
Asymmetrical Bag Cloud
The Lug mules
Charlize linen midi dress
Korean-Canadian scented candles
Jo straw rancher hat
Rain or shine coat
Duo I freshwater pearl necklace and bracelet set
Elliot 14-karat gold huggie earrings
Showing your mom you care doesn’t have to be expensive. We’d all love to send our mom’s away for a trip of a lifetime, but it’s not always feasible – but staycations are. Here are some of the most unique or most pampering kinds of trips in your backyard.
Wilderness Resort Getaway
Klahoose is an all-inclusive resort is only accessible by boat or seaplane. If you want to be off-the grid, this one should be your choice. It’s an all-inclusive eco-resort in the British Columbia coastal wilderness of Desolation Sound. Wake up to the views and sounds of the ocean, relax in the wood sauna and then take in all the nature with outdoor morning yoga, kayaking through the mountains or boat tours and then wind down with a campfire at night and guided Indigenous story telling.
Keep it simple and stay at Vancouver’s only urban resort, you will feel like in a true retreat. They have a heated outdoor pool, cedar barrel saunas and world-class amenities (from Peloton bikes to the VIDA Spa) that makes it the ideal wellness break. They even have a special on now through May 31, when you book a stay of four nights or more, you get complimentary self-parking and a $50 daily resort credit to use at the hotel’s three dining venues (H Tasting Lounge, H2 Kitchen + Bar, and T&Co.) and for in-room dining services.
Rainforest Ritual experience
The Willow Stream Spa is offering an immersive experience called the Rainforest Ritual that’s a journey through the elements. Starting with scents that will transport you to a forest using notes of cedar, fir and pine, followed by a recharge pacific sea salt scrub and a detoxifying bath soak in a Japanese style Ofuro tub. There is also a heated Canadian Wilderness Oil massage, using hot basalt stones on the back and feet before removing impurities with a glacial clay mask for face and feet. The experience ends with a healthy lunch, and toast to the rainforest with a complimentary glass of Moët & Chandon for each guest.
FOOD + DRINKS
The way to everyone’s heart is through the stomach. Here are the top restaurants offering a special Mother’s Day brunch from seafood to buffets.
The famous Mother’s Day Seafood Brunch Buffet is back this year. Enjoy towers of fresh seafood including oysters, marinated P.E.I. mussels and poached tiger prawns, plus chef’s carving station featuring Herb Rubbed Canadian Prime Striploin, Salmon Wellington, Seafood Paella and Whole Atlantic Lobster. Make sure you make a reservation because they are offering it for one day only. All moms get a free glass of Prosecco, as they should.
Spoil moms with a special Mother’s Day Sunday dinner on the rooftop hangout of Parq Vancouver. Enjoy Slow Roasted Prime Rib served with Yorkshire puddings, Mashed Potatoes, Crispy Brussel Sprouts and Au Jus. Check out the special features too, like ‘Momma Said…’ cocktail, inspired by Forrest Gump’s famous quote (Cognac, Coconut milk, Crème de Coco, Kahlua) and a complimentary dessert cart with mini baked Goodes, chocolates and candy.
Here is for the moms who like an extra boujee brunch – add a custom bouquet of flowers for $85 and have it ready and waiting on your table when you arrive. Obviously bubbles will be available. Pop in to casino Level 2 on the way in or out for a complimentary photo booth session from 1pm – 5pm.
Sip and brunch dock side for a relaxing afternoon spent with your loved ones. Dockside’s regular brunch is already special, but this special brunch, is buffet style that’s as decadent as the panoramic views of False Creek and the mountains.