The historic 53-room hotel just blocks from the Worth Avenue shopping district offers a traditional Afternoon Tea. The tea features a number of English treats including freshly baked scones and clotted cream, and homemade strawberry jam.
Vino Van Gogh
Contact: 153 NE 4th Ave., Delray Beach; 561-272-5272
This studio offers paint parties led by an artist who will help you recreate the nightly featured painting. Mom can enjoy a glass of wine, while the artist provides step-by-step instructions. Group painting classes are also available.
Lion Country Safari
Contact: 2003 Lion Country Safari Road, Loxahatchee; 561-793-1084
Spend a day at Florida’s only drive-through safari and walk-through amusement park. Annual pass holders receive free admission and parking. The passes can be purchased online or at Lion Country Safari’s main office.
The Forbes Five Star resort is offering special room rates, spa deals, and a Sunday brunch so you can make the whole weekend all about mom. Room rates for Mother’s Day weekend start at $199 per night. (Use booking code: MOTHER). The “Queen Mother” spa package (90 minutes for $295) includes hand drawn bath of exotic florals, oriental teas, and precious oils combined with a hand washing and polishing of the skin, a delicate dry buff, and a warm butter and silk massage.
Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa
Contact: 3800 North Ocean Drive, Riviera Beach; 561-340-1700
The all-suite beachfront Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa is offering mothers the ultimate spa-themed staycation. The resort’s Ultimate Spa Retreat is designed to pamper mothers and daughters with a 50-minute spa treatment at SiSpa and access to all spa facilities, including steam room, heated marble beds, relaxation room with hot tea bar, private whirlpool, and waterfall showers. Rates start at $504.
Anthony Vince Nail Spa
Contact: 2605 S. State Road 7, Suite 440, Wellington; 561-790-4883
Located next to Whole Foods on State Road 7, this nail spa is the perfect respite for a hard-working mom. The spa offers a variety of services, including hot stone paraffin and aroma therapy pedicures.
Kaffee’s Garden Spa
Contact: 4100 South Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561-833-4483
Owner Kaffee Keldie began her career in California before relocating to Florida in 1986. After working at the Elizabeth Arden Salon in Palm Beach, she opened the full service spa in 1998. The spa offers a variety of skincare and rejuvenating services, including its new dry salt therapy room with a Himalayan salt wall and zero gravity chairs. Its Mom’s Day Off package includes a one hour body massage, a mini spa facial, a spa manicure & pedicure and a choice of a healthy lunch served in the spa’s Quiet Room.
If you’re looking for something that goes against the grain — if flowers and chocolate just won’t cut it for your mom, wife, friend, sister or other special mother figure — why not try something a little more off-beat?
From skydiving to a shooting range, Palm Beach County has a lot to offer if you’re trying to find something to really wow Mom.
The Sheriff’s Shooting Range, located in western Palm Beach County, will be open to the public on Mother’s Day weekend. Those looking for a place to shoot long arms can use the outdoor range on select weekends. The fee for residents is $10. The range is located off of State Road 80 roughly 12 miles west of State Road 7.
Mama Gizzi’s Gourmet Pasta Shop
Contact: 2212 North Dixie Highway, Lake Worth; 561-642-9996
Mama Gizzi’s Gourmet Pasta shop on Dixie Highway in Lake Worth will prepare a 5 course gourmet meal for those looking to throw mom a large party. You pick the menu, and they will do the rest. The shop also has “No Drama Mama” kits that are perfect for a family looking to whip up a quick gourmet Italian meal for their hard-working mom.
Gumbo Limbo Turtle Walk
Contact: 1801 North Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton; 561-544-8605
For the mom who loves nature: Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton hosts guided Turtle Walks, where participants learn more about sea turtles while taking a walk along the beach at night. Guests are given the opportunity to observe sea turtles nesting in the dunes along Boca Raton’s shoreline. Sales start May 9 for this year’s first Turtle Walk, but we’re sure Mom will love this gift, even if she has to wait a little while for it. Go to Gumbo Limbo’s Turtle Walk webpage to buy a spot and get more information.
The family owned and operated business has been serving the Wellington area since 1991. The shop offers floral, plant, and orchid arrangements in addition to an expanded line of silk and artificial flowers and permanent botanicals.
Contact: 450 S. Old Dixie Hwy. Unit 6, Jupiter; 561-746-1288
For more than six decades, this family owned and operated business has served the Jupiter area. The shop has a variety of Mother’s Day arrangements and decorative vases, including Waterford Crystal. Plants, orchids, silk and artificial flowers are also available. Floral arrangements can be paired with a number of gift items, including chocolates.
Love’s Flower Shop
Contact: 411 7th St. Suite 10, West Palm Beach; 561-659-0772
Love’s Flower Shop opened in downtown West Palm Beach 15 years ago. The shop specializes in tropical arrangements, but offers a wide variety of other flowers, plants and blooming gardens. Arrangements can be paired with a number of gift items, including bath products and essential oils.
Among the Mother’s Day options available this year: Hoffman’s Chocolates High Heel Shoe for $29.95 and a Sweet Purse Basket starting at $26.95. Hoffman’s Chocolates has been gracing the taste buds of Palm Beach County since the company opened its first store in downtown Lake Worth four decades ago. The company celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2015.
The Sugar Monkey
Contact: 2402 North Dixie Highway, Suite 2, Lake Worth; 561-689-7844
After working as the executive Pastry Chef of Café Boulud Palm Beach, Jennifer Reed decided to open her own Palm Beach County-based cake studio and sweet shoppe. The Sugar Monkey, located in a storefront on Dixie Highway in Lake Worth, offers a wide variety of cupcakes, cakes, and other treats that are sure to please any mom on your list.
Contact: 16950 N. Jog Road, Delray Beach; 561-403-5192 / 205 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach; 561-223-2992
The European-style bakery and café has locations in Delray Beach and downtown West Palm Beach, offering a variety of confections. It is lead by French master baker Patrick Lézé, a veteran of some of France’s best known bakeries and executive chef at the Patrick Lézé patisserie in Palm Beach.
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Contact: 171 S. State Road 7, Suite 300, Royal Palm Beach; 561-530-4529
This specialty shop offers 10 different varieties of bundt cakes, which are made on site every day. Franchise owner Seema Matani, an avid baker, said she decided to open the shop after learning about the Las Vegas based company from her sister. Matani’s franchise opened about three months ago in a storefront on State Road 7 just south of Southern Boulevard. In addition to cakes, the shop offers a variety of Mother’s Day-themed gifts.
All Aboard’s rail work is set to close Okeechobee Boulevard at the Florida East Coast Railway tracks for four days in May. At the same time, more than 1,400 guests staying at hotels scattered across West Palm Beach are expected to descend on the convention center for a large convention.
The county’s Tourist Development Council voted Thursday to send a letter to All Aboard and city officials urging them to delay the work, which is scheduled to start Friday, May 13 at 8 p.m. and end Tuesday, May 17, at 6 p.m.
Jorge Pesquera, president and CEO of Discover The Palm Beaches, the county’s official tourism marketing organization, said tourism officials are working to bring the same convention group back to the area in future years. The road work, he said, could hinder those efforts.
“They are looking at us for a second booking,” he said. “We are working very hard to get them to stay. The experience this time around is critical for us.”