Whatever Mama Wants

Today’s the day to pay homage to the woman who carried you in her belly for nine miserable months, and around the country red roses are flying out of the flower shops. That’s right, it’s Mother’s Day and guess what, uninspired husbands and lame-o kids? Your mama is sick of getting the same gifts every year. If you really want to show her that she is appreciated, take her favorite things into consideration. What could make your mom happier than spending time with her loved ones? Whether she’s into fine dining, spas, or sports, there’s something fun to do with mom today.

Just because your mom didn’t seem blown away by the Publix bouquet you presented her with last year doesn’t mean that she doesn’t want flowers. You just need to step your game up, is all. Preorder and stop by the Emilio Robba Boutique (358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables; 305-774-9648) on Saturday, May 12, and you can pick up a complimentary flower pin to go with a lasting silk arrangement.

Mother’s Day is the ideal opportunity to take the family out for brunch, and there are some special menus available today. Sushisamba dromo (600 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-673-5337) has created a Japanese, Brazilian, and Peruvian-inspired brunch that will include your choice of four menu items for $35 a person. We’ll have the poached lobster, South American frittata, pan-seared Chilean sea bass, and Asian pear pancakes, thanks. Ideas Restaurant (2833 Bird Ave., Coconut Grove; 305-567-9074), will be opening its doors for the first time ever on a Sunday, in order to host a spectacular three-course Spanish lunch for $45 a person. Yo quiero Serrano ham, por favor.

If your mama needs a new pair of shoes, take her to the Calder Race Course, (21001 NW 27th Ave., Miami; www.calderracecourse.com), where there is free admission and a complimentary rose for the first thousand ladies. She can blow her well-earned winnings on a spa day at the Ritz-Carlton (One Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach), on the “Give Me an M” spa package today. For $300 she can sip mimosas while being treated to a manicure, massage, facial, and makeover. Call 786-276-4090 for reservations.
Sun., May 13
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Patrice Elizabeth Grell Yursik