Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Mom’s are the ultimate selfless multitaskers. Even though it’s the farthest thing from effortless, they can somehow help the kids with their homework, make dinner, plan a birthday party, and fold laundry while simultaneously volunteering at the humane society, coordinating the next family vacation, and working a full-time job, all with total grace and thoughtfulness.
We know it has kind of become a tradition to give mom a card, present her with a bouquet of flowers, and take her out to brunch to celebrate Mother’s Day, but why not try something new this year? Make the mothers in your life feel like the queens they are from sun up to sun down.
Mom is always taking care of others before taking care of herself, so make a point to pamper her from head-to-toe this Mother’s Day—literally!
First, take her for a blow out at Sweet Tea Salon where she can sit back and enjoy a luxurious shampoo and head massage that culminates in a fresh style of her choice and big smile on her face.
Next, skip the box of chocolates and treat her to a chocolate massage at Purple Orchid Spa & Salon. She’ll feel all the stresses of daily life melt away with this Swedish massage which uses grape seed oil scented with decadent chocolate. (Actually, we take that back, go ahead and get her a box of chocolates, too).
Finally, it’s time for a foot treatment and pedicure at Namaste Nail Sanctuary. From a warm water soak to a classic polish, mom will love this opportunity to revitalize her very foundation. Take the experience to the next level by adding on an exfoliation treatment, fire and ice massage, or hot towel wrap.
Now that mom is looking and feeling great, it’s time for a little retail therapy.
Has she been dropping hints that she wants to upgrade her wardrobe? Swing by Laura’s Boutique for dressy and casual styles from the designers she loves. Turn an ordinary shopping trip into a full-blown experience with a comprehensive wardrobe consultation offered by the boutique!
If your mom is more of the Martha Stewart type that excels at the home arts, she’ll love the fantastic variety of home decor, furniture, art, gifts, and more at Market on Main. This boutique market concept has quality goods from 20+ local artisans and curators, so she’s sure to find the statement piece she’s been looking for to further make her house feel like home.
If she prefers unique finds and classic treasures over modern trends, head up to Landrum and peruse their many antique malls and shops. Whether she’s been searching for a specific piece that her mother had or simply has a soft-spot for heirlooms, these rarities will make her day.
Speaking of heirlooms, give mom a night off from crafting those home-cooked meals you love so much and let her enjoy all the flavor without any of the work at Heirloom – A Milltown Eatery. Sample a few small plates over a glass of wine or craft cocktail before feasting on classic southern dishes like chicken-fried steak, or blue ridge trout, or the garden vegetable wrap.
After dinner, take in an exhilarating performance at the Chapman Cultural Center or check out the latest exhibit at one of their partner galleries and museums. Scope out their events calendar to see all of the entertainment options scheduled during your visit.
Let mom rest, relax, and experience southern hospitality at it’s finest at a quaint, historical bed and breakfast located in a park-like setting just off the beaten path, or in the luxury of a modern, contemporary hotel that is overflowing with amenities (an EXTRA special treat for all the new moms out there).
After such an eventful day, it’s nice to know you don’t have to go far for a great night’s sleep. Let mom savor every last second of her special day and save the trip back home for the morning.