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