Mom-entous Occasion

Written by Kristen Hwang Category: Lifestyle Issue: May 2014

 

Jewelry
Show your mother what a gem she is with this stunning custom-designed pendant from Jewelry By Gauthier. The pendant is 14 karat white gold with a 7.12 carat cushion cut pink tourmaline and 13 round, brilliant cut diamonds weighing a total of .32 carats. Now that’s a bejewled blitz. $7,980.
Jewelry By Gauthier
4211 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale
480-941-1707, jewelrybygauthier.com


Brunch
Pop the bubbly and pour the orange juice for a special day with mom and mom-osas. House of Tricks offers a three-course brunch on their patio from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The lush gardens surrounding the patio and the gurgling goldfish pond lend a charming atmosphere to any meal. If mom’s personality has a spicy side, take her to Blue Adobe Grille in Scottsdale, where from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., moms get complimentary mimosas with the brunch buffet. Or pair fine dining with fine art at Palette inside the Phoenix Art Museum, where a prix-fixe brunch ($50 per person, reservations required) will be served from 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
House of Tricks
114 E. Seventh St., Tempe,
480-968-1114, houseoftricks.com
Blue Adobe Grille
10885 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd.
Scottsdale, 480-314-0550, blueadobegrille.com
Palette at Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
602-257-2191, phxart.org/palette

Spas
Nothing says “Thanks for putting up with it all” like a massage or a mani-pedi. Let mom put her feet up with a local spa special, such as a two-hour massage and facial package at New Serenity Spa in Scottsdale ($148), or a 90-minute customized flower essence scrub and massage at VH Spa at Hotel Valley Ho ($145).  
New Serenity Spa
15609 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale
480-998-6991, newserenityspa.com
VH Spa-Hotel Valley Ho
6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale
480-421-7777, vhspa.com


Cleaning
Mom spent your childhood picking up after you, so let somebody pick up after Mom, for a change. Tempe-based Wave House Cleaning Service offers basic cleanings for $69.99, and “deep cleanings” (i.e., ready for moving in or out) for $104.99, with no time limits. Scottsdale-based Eco Mama Green Clean uses environmentally friendly, recyclable cleaning supplies that won’t introduce harmful chemicals into the home or agitate allergies. Call for estimates.
Wave House Cleaning Service
480-238-2473, wavehousecleaning.com
Eco Mama Green Clean
480-544-6262, ecomamagreenclean.com