Mother's Day is upon us and it is important to let the mothers in our life know how special they are, whether they are your mother, wife, daughter, sister or friend.
Moms put family first, making sure every one is taken care of. They are often the managers in their households - confirming doctor's appointments, parent-teacher conferences, dentist appointments, etc.. Moms try to make sure everyone has what they need - snacks, soccer cleats, a favorite binky or sippy cup. This might be at the expense of going to spin class, blow drying her hair, shaving both legs in the shower, maybe even at the expense of taking a promotion at work to prevent being away from home.
It is not just their sacrifice, but their love that sustains us. Knowing your mom will yell the loudest at your violin recital (despite your mortification), she will threaten the life of anyone who makes you cry, and will cry with you in laughter and sorrow.
There are many things available to make mom feel special this holiday. If mom is a fan of fresh cut flowers be sure to stop by Blooms in the Loop. The Deal of the Day offers bouquets from $35 to $150 with additions of stuffed animals, balloons or chocolates for an extra charge. If mom has a green thumb, stop by Schnucks and buy some seeds and plant mom an herb, vegetable or flower garden. She will be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor all summer long.
If mom is not up for earthy crunchy fun, try a little pampering to make her feel special. A Cut Above the Rest salon in University City offers manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing as well as hair cuts and color. Help mom feel rejuvenated with a little treat to the salon. Tangerine Salon in University City also offers an a la carte menu of cut and color services.
There are many restaurants in University City that will help you treat mom to a decadent meal. If sushi is her weakness, try Nobu. Nobu, winner of the 2010 Best Sushi award from the Riverfront Times, offers nigiri sushi, rolls and tempura, as well as dishes like yakitori and noodle bowls.
One of the wonderful things about University City is the diversity of cultures and cuisines. Flaco's Cocina has a great menu of Caribbean and Latin flavors. Mom is sure to enjoy the bright, vivid and colorful decor which is refreshing and inviting. The menu items are made from scratch, using fresh ingredients resulting in pristine flavors - shrimp, scallop and seasonal fish ceviche, fish tacos, carne asada and much more. Also on tap are wonderful hand crafted cocktails. Small and intimate, this restaurant is great for a small Mother's Day celebration.
Just make sure you let mom know how much you appreciate her and everything she does. Make her feel loved and special.
Happy Mother's Day!