The Gift Of Pampering:
Le Petite Retreat Day Spa
331 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
When mom steps into Le Petite Retreat Day Spa, she will feel appreciated and loved as she is whisked away into a tranquil sanctuary. The indoor-outdoor French-inspired spa offers clients a variety of delicious fruits, purified water and herbal teas while they wait for treatments. The spa also encourages you to arrive early to experience a complimentary aromatherapy “muscle-soothing neck warmer.” Treat your mom to the Renewal Spa Package, which includes the spa’s exclusive ionic detox foot bath, stress reducing deep tissue massage and the premium Coppertino bath experience. In addition, massage guests are treated to a foot massage on the house during your treatment that will leave you feeling serene and renewed.
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1609B Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Although a simple beauty treatment, a manicure will make mom feel like royalty. At Bellacures, each client is offered a comfortable, over-sized chair where she can sit back, relax and escape the real world for an hour. Mom will love the Bella Hands Manicure, featuring either a sea salt scrub or walnut scrub, a clay mask and a hot towel wrap moisturizing hand treatment with butter cream and almond oil. If your mom frequently gets manicures (or would like to get them more often), sign her up for the Bellacures Mani Now program, a preferred customer program that offers discounts and other personalized services.
11659 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Celebrate your mom with a mother-daughter blow dry and makeup application. Blow Angels, known for creating beauty at an affordable price, is running a Mother’s Day special – schedule mom for a blow out and you get one too, for half the price. The beauty angels at Blow Angels will have your hair in tip top shape and use only professional salon products including Bumble and Bumble, Moroccan Oil and It’s A 10. And, don’t just stop there – book appointments with Blow Angel makeup experts for a makeup application and lesson. Simply choose from the Blow Angels look book and pick a super natural glow such as Angelic or tap into mom’s wild side with Femme Fatale.
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A Little Retail Therapy:
10250 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90067
www.katespade.comAlthough “Sex & The City” is in syndication, the iconic fashion of Charlotte York is still a trend and is evident in Kate Spade’s spring collection. Mom’s friends will be buzzing about her Mother’s Day gifts this year, especially if it’s a Signature Spade Leather Maxie (white or flame), a Signature Spade Leather Jane (acid yellow) or the cool Pool Party Clutch (pool blue). Add in Spade’s Mulholland Drive Cocktail Ring (yellow and turquoise) and the Jawbreaker Cuff Bracelet and mom will sing your gift-giving praises. Just in time for Mother’s Day, Kate Spade also launched Mom’s The Word daisy stud earrings and Mom Always Said bangles.
Brunch and A Shopping Trip:
Neiman Marcus Café
6550 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Canoga Park, CA 91303
www.neimanmarcus.comMother’s Day café hours: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last seating at 4 p.m.)
Start off Mother’s Day with a ladies brunch at Neiman Marcus Café. The Mother’s Day Brunch is a prix fixe menu for $45 that includes one starter, a main course and a mouthwatering finale. Brunch goers can choose starters: lobster bisque, wild arugula salad or Asian-spiced Jonah crab wontons. Main entrees include pan-seared halibut, grilled filet mignon or a lobster cake salad. Top it off with NM Café’s triple chocolate cake, caramel macadamia nut cheesecake, apple tarte tatin or lemon sorbet and seasonal berries (with biscotti and mint). The celebration continues, as each mother will receive a complimentary rose and complimentary Mother’s Day valet parking. Don’t let the festivities stop there – take mom shopping. Neiman Marcus debuts many designer spring collections including Ella Moss, Chloe, Trina Turk, Burberry and Vince.
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Jennifer Geisman is a freelance writer and faithful beauty junkie living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.