Thanks, Mom!

For all the crap you’ve pulled, give her a great Mother’s Day.

We can’t help but feel a bit sorry for the moms out there. Think about your own; all these years, she’s stood by you, wiped away your tears, bailed you out of trouble and/or jail, and encouraged your dreams. And what do you do to thank her? A roadside bouquet and a Bath & Body Works gift certificate don’t quite cut it this Mother’s Day. Here are our top picks of things-to-do for you and the woman who has loved you as only a mother could.

Remember the time you were in high school and you wrecked your then-BFF’s car and Mama had to pay for the damage? Make the bad memories disappear by sparing no expense. Splurge on the monthlong Mother’s Day package at ESPA (at the Acqualina Resort & Spa, 17875 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach). For $295, she gets two hours of bliss that begins with a soothing foot ritual and culminates with a fabulous facial cleanse. Call 305-918-6844, or e-mail espa@acqualina.com. Close the deal by taking her to 1 Bleu, at the Regent Bal Harbour (10295 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour). From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., she can nosh on decadent modern Mediterranean cuisine. There are stunning ocean views, unlimited bloody marys and mimosas, and an insane dessert menu, all for $95 per person. Damn. Call 305-455-5400. If you’ve got the gas station blues and your bank account’s aching, you’ll need a more affordable option. There’s a three-course $25 Italian brunch at Blu Pizza e Cucina (900 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-381-8335) and a $23 create-your-own-omelet/design-your-own-pancake brunch at Andu Restaurant and Lounge (141 SW Seventh St., Miami; 786-871-7005). The perennially popular Segafredo Brickell (1421 S. Miami Ave., Miami) is offering a supercheap $14.95-per-person menu that includes unlimited bellinis. Mom is gonna love that. Call 305-577-9809.
Sun., May 11, 2008
 
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