Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 13. First celebrated in 1908 when a woman named Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother, Mother's Day is a tradition in many countries around the world, although the day varies by region. In the United States, Mother's Day is always the second Sunday in May. Treat your mother to a day of style and relaxation on what is supposed to be a sunny Sunday this weekend in Seattle.
Early Sunday Morning
Destination: Myano Nails & Spa
Get a spa mani and pedi for $40 at Myano Nails & Spa at 1521 Third Ave. Treat yourself and your Mom; it's not like you get a mani and pedi every week, right? (Or maybe you do.) Plus, once you have your nails, hands and feet trimmed, buffed and exfoliated, it will be easy to maintain that work for weeks in the future.
Late Sunday Morning
Destination: Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge
Nothing says Mother's Day better than brunch at Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge at 601 Queen Anne Ave. N., complete with a gourmet breakfast and mimosas (after your nails are dry, of course)! Try an Avocado and Roma Tomato Benedict on a toasted English muffin with homemade creole hollandise and breakfast potatoes or Crème Caramel French Toast with fresh strawberries and pecan butter, if you're in the mood for something sweet.
Destination: Pretty Parlor
Head over to Pretty Parlour at 119 Summit Ave. E on Capitol Hill for a bit of afternoon vintage shopping with your mom. This unique boutique features clothing from different eras and deisgners from all around the world. It's been voted Seattle's best vintage clothing shop and will surely have a treasure that fits your style and budget. If nothing else, it's always fun to try on old prom dresses with should pads and oodles of tulle.
Daughter Outfit Idea: Mint, Peach and Gold Accents
A flowy mint dress would look fantastic with comfortable gray heels, a peach purse and earrings and a ruffle cardigan. Leave the cardigan unbuttoned to display the shimmer of the dress; it's mermaid inspired!