Mom, it’s your day

Still at a loss for how to celebrate Mother’s Day? Let WAG help.

First, present Mom with an unusual outfit, courtesy of Bloomie’s. We love the mint green Joie Dolores B leather jacket – this spring’s hottest item – paired with a shimmery Elie Tahari skirt and, for that soupcon of edge, a Robert Lee Morris charm bracelet in moody blue. For a brighter touch, give Mom Tahari’s Sour Watermelon dress, paired with the designer’s Andie Lime jacket (

Now that she’s all spiffed out, why not take her to Moderne Barn in Armonk? From noon to 8 p.m. May 12, the well-loved eatery is offering a three-course prix-fixe menu. Dishes include fried soft-shell crab with green papaya, cabbage, red onion, red pepper and cucumber slaw, toasted peanuts and ponzu aioli; a seafood risotto of mussels, clams, shrimp, calamari and tomato; ricotta gnocchi with porcini mushrooms, asiago cheese and a sherry cream sauce; and old-fashioned strawberry shortcake. The cost is $55 per person (plus tax and gratuity), and $30 for children under age 12.  (914) 730-0001,

Another great choice for brunch or dinner is Douro Restaurant Bar in Greenwich, which serves nouvelle Mediterranean cuisine. For reservations, call (203) 869-7622 or visit

We’re not through yet. Surprise mom with a whimsical, romantic botanical tea set from Wedgwood’s Cuckoo Serveware, also at Bloomie’s. She can use it to enjoy a cup of Lady Grey while popping in one of her Jane Austen or “Downton Abbey” DVDs or perhaps reading “Still Here Thinking of You: A Second Chance with Our Mothers” (Big Table Publishing, $15; $7.99 e-book) by local authors Vicki Addesso, Susan Hodara, Joan Potter, and Lori

Finally, give mom the best present of all – tell her that you love her (even though you know you both drive each other crazy).

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