6 May, 2015
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Sassy’s Guide to Mother’s Day 2015 in Hong Kong

6 May, 2015

Mother’s Day – the one day of the year when we show arguably the most influential women in our lives how much they mean to us! While we think our mamas deserve appreciation everyday, this holiday is a great excuse to really roll out the red carpet and show the leading lady in your life some TLC. From lavish brunches with the family to splurging on her favourite goodies, we’ve outlined below foolproof ways to make sure every mama feels like royalty on Mother’s Day 2015.

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE

SHK-Featured-GiftFlowers-Mother's Day 2015Flower power!
Who doesn’t love a bouquet of fresh flowers to brighten up a room? Your mama will adore these Classic Peace Pink Roses from Gift Flowers HK ($699) that come with their very own vase. The soft pink premium roses and delicate carnations make for the perfect gift this Mother’s Day, and don’t forget to write your own personalised message to go with them! Or if you’re looking for something more cheerful and bright, then the Mixed Eustoma Bouquet ($899) is ideal. The purple eustoma mixed with the champagne roses creates a dreamy bouquet that’s sure to put a smile on your mum’s face. Simply order online and your Mother’s Day gifting will be done in one swift click!

Where: Order online from www.giftflowers.com.hk

Mother's Day 2015 - The Powder RoomTea for Two
Treat yourself to something from The Powder Room, such as some of the items from Green Gate. You can never have too many tea pots and crockery, especially in these fun prints! Settle down with a cuppa or two on a Saturday morning after a hectic night…

Where: Room 403, 4/F, 15 Queen Victoria Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Items start from $55.

Mother's Day 2015 - kikki.Kkikki.K Special Stationary
kikki.K, a popular Swedish brand, recently launched its first flagship in Harbour City, and we couldn’t be more excited to have a go-to place for picking up all our stationary! With Mother’s Day around the corner, they’ve stocked up on a beautiful range of peach- and navy-themed stationary kits to make your mama feel extra loved, from a special ‘Thank You’ journal to a ‘Mum’ diary for recording special thoughts and dreams. Stop by the store now before these sell out fast!

Where: Shop 411, Level 4, Ocean Centre, Harbour City Shopping Mall, Canton Road, Hong Kong

Don’t Forget the Flowers!
Because no Mother’s Day can be complete without flowers, Delivery.com is helping you celebrate Mother’s Day with floral gifts of every size, colour, shape and price range. Create a custom bouquet, or buy an arrangement from Flortitude wrapped in leaves or decorative parchment. Choose from flower arrangements at Jeannette’s, a Hong Kong staple since 1950, specialising in everything from elegant potted orchids to over-the-top bouquets.

When: Now until Saturday, 9 May
Where: Order at www.delivery.com.

Mother's Day 2015 - Uber TuniqueBejewelled Crush
Refresh your jewellery box with some of the exquisite items from Über tunique. The statement rings and simple bracelets will lift any outfit and will suit a business meeting or date night with the other half. The Audrey Pearl bracelet is delicate and sophisticated while the Clair Oval Earrings in Montana adds a pop of colour to a monochrome dress.

Where: Shop B, G/F, 7 Mee Lun Street, Central, Hong Kong; G/F, 3 St. Francis Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: The Audrey Pearl bracelet is $190 and the Ottoman Hands Crystal Snake ring is $350.

Mother's Day 2015 - Caudalie x bread n butterFragrance and Flowers
For a special Mother’s Day promo, French skincare brand Caudalie has teamed up with bread n butter fleuriste to make the holidays extra special. Snag a Rose de Vigne fragrance from Caudalie’s renowned spa on Gough Street and then head up to PMQ to redeem an exquisite complimentary rose bouquet from bread n butter fleuriste.

When: Sunday, 3 May – Sunday, 10 May
Where: Caudalie, 3 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong

Mother's Day 2015 - The9thMuseAccessories to Please 
The9thMuse is one of our go-to stores for thoughtful gifts, and with Mother’s Day coming up, now’s the perfect time to pop in and browse their range of beautiful jewellery and accessories. Pick up a little something special for Mum (or yourself!) – we’re loving the elegant Dani Necklace with matte gold plating, the classic Selena Earrings, and the 100% cashmere Daakos scarf that’s perfect for stepping into spring. We also love their Arielle Crossbody bags (pictured above) which are stylish yet practical with a removable shoulder strap and several pouch pockets.

Where: 12/F, Unit 1204, 1 Lyndhurst Tower, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Prices for Mother’s Day gifts start from $610

Mother's Day 2015 - Timothy OultonDiamond treats
Treat your mama to a stunning Diamond Tealight from Timothy Oulton. Perfect for mums who love accessories for their home, this will add a touch of glamour to any living room. After all, diamonds are a girl’s best friend…

Where: G/F, 17 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong; 15 St. Francis Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Mother's Day 2015 - KoturClutch for life
For a truly special and personalised gift for your mama, create your own Minaudiere from experts at KOTUR. Choose from four colour and three fonts for a bespoke bag for mum which she can use for life. If mum is a bit more trendy, KOTUR has some other cool clutches perfect for spring, including this Espey Snakeskin one in Pink.

Where: Available online at www.koturltd.com
How much: The bespoke Minaudiere is$4,612, the Espey Snakeskin clutch is also $4,612

Mother's Day 2015 - EllermannFloral arrangements
For a sweet treat, order an arrangement from Ellermann x Ladurée. Mum will get to enjoy the smell of the fresh blooms and the taste of the Macarons from the Parisian patisserie. We like the Petite Rose Hamper, where mum will get an arrangement of mixed roses and a box of six macarons for $980. Add a bottle of Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé Champagne for an extra $620.

When: From now until Sunday, 10 May

MOTHER’S DAY DINING

SHK-Featured-Mayfare-MothersDayMayfare Mother’s Day
Treat your mama to something delicious at one of Mayfare’s restaurants this Mother’s Day. The popular restaurants around town include one of our favourite Indian restaurants, Gaylord, where you can munch on authentic curries and even indulge in a special lunch buffet for just $175 per adult. Or spice it up at NAMO (check out our review of NAMO Avant Thai) and enjoy a harbour-side brunch for just $208, which includes incredible Thai antipasti delights and free-flow prosecco for just an extra $100. Not only can you choose from a selection of scrumptious cuisines with Mayfare, but if you spend $1,500 or more at any one of their restaurants from 1-10 May, you’ll receive a complimentary photography package at Venture Studios, valued at a whopping $2,500. That’s your gift and dining options sorted… two birds with one stone!

When: Promotions valid from Friday, 1 May – Sunday, 10 May
Where: NAMO Avant Thai, Shop G18, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, TST East, Kowloon, 2739 1133; Gaylord, Ashley Centre, 23-25 Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, 2376 1001 – see all Mayfare restaurants and their locations here.
How much: Spend $1,500 or more at Mayfare restaurants fromFriday, 1 May – Sunday, 10 May and receive a complimentary photography package (worth $2,500) from Venture Studios. Tell Mayfare how your mum has inspired you for a chance to win a grand photography package worth $8,000 (4 winners) or Mayfare dining vouchers (10 winners). Mother’s Day Lunch Buffet ($175 per adult; $98 per child) and Mother’s Day Set Dinner ($288/person) at Gaylord, Mother’s Day Harbourside Brunch ($208/adult; $138/child) and Mother’s Day Tasting Dinner ($288/person) at NAMO Avant Thai.

Mother's Day 2015 - CatalunyaA Taste of Catalan
This year, Catalunya does it big with an award-winning Sunday brunch featuring an Iberico spread, a seafood variety, and dessert parade. Be sure to try Chef Josep Pep Casas’ signature Iberico Pork Loin Roast served with spiced pineapples and seasonal root veggies. End it with churros con chocolate, strawberries and cream, and seasonal Catalan fruits. Mamas, keep your eyes peeled for a special gift, while stock lasts!

When: Sunday, 10 May
Where: G/F, Guardian House, 32 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $630 for adults, $110 for children

Spring at Spasso
Get an exquisite Italian-style Mother’s Day brunch at Spasso, featuring five cooking stations alongside a buffet filled with seafood, cold cuts, antipasti assortments, and hand tossed pizzas. Opt from main course selections like risotto, pasta, meat, fish, or chef’s signature dish. If you’re not yet stuffed to the brim, get in on the dessert platter of ice cream, pastries and fresh fruits!

When: Saturday, 9 May – Sunday, 10 May
Where: Sino Group of Hotels G5-8, 12-17 Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong
How much: $348 for adults, $208 for children

Mother's Day 2015 - W Hong Kong - KitchenMothers’ Month at KITCHEN
Don’t miss out on W Hong Kong’s ‘Family Fun’ series, which continues this month with “Mothers’ Month”at KITCHEN! Mamas are invited to experience a gastronomic journey at KITCHEN, complete with a delicious themed buffet and dessert corner inspired by the latest collection Prada Candy Kiss by the famous graphic artist Vahram Muratyan. Mum will feel like a queen at W Hong Kong, as she’s wined and dined and pampered like royalty.

When: Saturday lunch buffet through end of May
Where: KITCHEN, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $518 + 10% surcharge for adults including free-flow sparkling wine, $184 + 10% surcharge for kids, kids under 12 eat for free (special pricing applies on Mother’s Day weekend)

A Thai Feast
Can’t get out of town for Mother’s Day? Enjoy the next best thing and jet off to Thailand at Yamm at The Mira Hong Kong. Indulge Mum with a delicious Thai-themed buffet complete with free-flow sparkling wine, and feast on fresh oysters, roasted lobster, prime rib and some more Thai specialties. You’ll be dining in style at The Mira with a brunch to please all.

When: Saturday, 9 May – Sunday, 10 May, brunch and dinner
Where: Yamm, The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, TST, Hong Kong
How much: Brunch starting from $438 for adults

Mother's Day 2015 - The Kinnet CaféHealthy treats
Take mama for a healthy lunch at The Kinnet Café in Sheung Wan. They’ll get to enjoy the super nutritious fare for free! Choose from a hearty breakfast, a delicious lunch or some quality time over afternoon tea. Dine with a group of three or more and mum eats free. Enjoy!

When: From now until Sunday, 10 May
Where: 3/F, 33 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Floral Desserts
The Sino Group Hotels are celebrating Mother’s Day with 10 floral-themed desserts you won’t want to miss out on! If you’re lingering near TST, head to The Royal Pacific Hotel & Towers and sample Cafe on the PARK’s exquisite Daisy Mango Chiffon Cream Cake, layered with freshly cut mango filled with whipped cream, and topped with edible daisies and orchids.

When: Saturday, 9 May & Sunday, 10 May
Where: The Royal Pacific Hotel & Towers, 33 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Lunch buffet is $368 for adults, $268 for children; Dinner buffet is $588 for adults, $408 for children; Afternoon tea buffet is $238 for adults, $188 for children.

Mother’s Day at CHOPE
Surprise your Mum on her special day by making a reservation through online booking network CHOPE, and receive a free Hard/Soak Gel Manicure at iNail Workshop worth $420 if you’re one of the first 100 reservations! Mum will love a break from household duties to spruce up her nails and enjoy a relaxing beauty treatment. Be among the first 200 reservations and receive a Petit Bonheur luxury skincare coupon worth $200. Petit Bonheur stocks a variety of Asian skincare brands and natural serums void of artificial colouring and chemical fragrances. Mama is sure to love these extra special goodies, so book now through CHOPE.

When: Book here from Friday, 8 May – Sunday, 17 May
Wherewww.chope.co/hong-kong-restaurants

Mother's Day 2015 - City GardenOrchids in Bloom
A symbol of feminine beauty, the vanilla orchid is the centrepiece at Cafe Lagoon this year. With mini eclairs filled with vanilla cream, rose-flavoured white chocolate mousse cake, the pastry chefs have the sweetest treats in store for you. Alfresco seaside dining for you and your family also make this destination one for the books.

When: Saturday, 9 May – Sunday, 10 May
Where: 1 Castle Peak Road, Gold Coast, Hong Kong
How much: Saturday – $628 for adults, $358 for children; Sunday – $658 for adults, $368 for children

A French Affair
Head over to Cocotte this Mother’s Day for a special menu that draws inspiration from Chef Petrous’ upbringing in Auvergne. Start off with Green Gazpacho with cucumber, fresh basil, green olives, heirloom tomatoes and avocado. Then move on to Steak Tartare “Cocotte Style” with the resto’s famously tender, hand-chopped filet mignon topped with fresh quail egg yolk, capers, croutons and salad leaves. For mains, splurge on Salmon and Asparagus Tagliatelle and wash it down with a special Lychee Melon Martini. Don’t forget dessert!

When: Sunday, 10 May
Where9 Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/CocotteHK

Mother's Day 2015 - Island Pacific HotelSpring Daffodils
No flower signals rebirth and motherhood quite like the daffodil, to which the Island Pacific Hotel is making its focal point this holiday. Try the daffodil-inspired Orange Spring Cake, made exclusively for the Mother’s Day dinner buffet.

When: Saturday, 9 May – Sunday, 10 May
Where: 152 Connaught Road West, Hong Kong
How much: Saturday lunch buffet – $178 for adults, $148 for children and seniors; Saturday dinner buffet – $408 for adults, $268 for children, $288 for senior citizens; Sunday lunch buffet – $268 for adults, $238 for children and senior citizens; Sunday dinner buffet – $428 for adults, $308 for children, $328 for seniors

Everlasting Beauty
This holiday, wind down with a Blossom Cocktail at Gradini Ristorante E Bar Italiano at the Pottinger Hong Kong, a mixture of peach schnapps, cherry blossom liqueur, coconut juice and prosecco – not to mention chilled with blossom-filled ice cubes! Their Mother’s Day brunch is sure to satisfy bellies big and small with a fantastic range of dishes to span East and West.

When: Sunday, 10 May
Where: 74 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Mother’s Day Brunch – $598 per person; Mother’s Day Set Dinner – $688 per person

A Berry Delicious Treat
Frites, the Belgian brainchild of Concept Creations is at it again this holiday, offering generous portions for you and your family to happily indulge in. A must-try is the homemade Summer Berry Sorbet with blueberries, strawberries and raspberries – all topped with a touch of decadence in the form of rum, honey and lemon juice.

When: Sunday, 10 May
Where: G/F, Oxford House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Island East, Hong Kong; Shop 6, 1/F Causeway Centre, 28 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Mother's Day 2015 - TapeoTapas Fix
Tapeo, Hong Kong’s signature tapas bar is serving a traditional a la carte menu this holiday, with a not-to-be-missed dessert. Try the “Filo Cigar” – a freshly baked crispy pastry tube containing a tropical blend of kumquats, raisins, grapefruits, star fruit, orange, and dragon fruit. Topping this off is a saffron-rich cream, a sweet note to a savoury tapas meal.

When: Sunday, 10 May
Where: UGF, Au’s Building, 15-19 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong; GA01-03, G/F Lei King Wan, Site A, 55 Tai Hong Street, Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong

Greek’s Finest
A taste of the Mediterranean awaits you this Mother’s Day at Souvla with savoury a la carte options and traditional Greek desserts. Don’t leave without trying poached figs and apricots, topped in a sweet rose syrup and stuffed with cream cheese and Greek honey, all while coated in sesame lace crisps. Striking a delicate balance between sweet and fresh, this party for your tastebuds is too good to pass up.

When: Sunday, 10 May
Where: 1/F, Ho Lee Commercial Building, 40 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong

Peruvian Paradise
No one does Peruvian cuisine in Hong Kong quite like Chicha, the multi-award winning restaurant headed by chef Arturo Melendez. Mother’s Day here features a Custard Basket filled with lucuma mousse and a berry mix in a Chicha Morada reduction. On the side you’ll find mouthwatering golden choux pastry buns stuffed with manjar blanco flavoured cream cheese.

When: Sunday, 10 May
Where: G/F, 26 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong

Mother's Day 2015 - BoqueriaDinner on the House at Boqueria
Get in the Spanish spirit this Mother’s Day with a FREE dinner for all mamas at Boqueria! Yep, you heard that right, mamas dining with their families will have their portion of the bill removed after dinner – it doesn’t get better than that! Feast on Ostras en Mojo Rosso, fresh oysters (1/2 dozen), charcoal grilled boneless lamb leg, and of course Chef Robert’s renowned paellas. Don’t forget to toast mum with a bottle of Jaume Serra Cava Brut ($388/bottle) from Boqueria’s exclusive wine list, or sip on Sparkling Apple Sangría which blends cava, Spanish brandy, apple cider, apple and pomegranate ($90/glass, $328/pitcher).

When: Sunday, 10 May
Where: 7/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hotel LKF by Rhombus, Hong Kong, 2321 8681

Aberdeen Street Social
Brunch for mum is on the agenda at Aberdeen Street Social, featuring the best modern British cuisine. Complimentary chocolate treats and brunch and champagne at dinner will add a touch of sparkle to your day. Brunch options featuring lobster Benedict, Peking duck salad, or avo on toast with poached eggs are a favourite amongst many mothers. At dinner time, enjoy crowd pleasers like raw Hokkaido scallops, pine smoked kale, and an assortment of yummy purees.

When: Sunday, 10 May
Where: PMQ, G/F, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong

Mother's Day 2015 - PassionA Passionate Affair
No cake-loving mother will go through Mother’s Day without enjoying a dessert-sized, heart-shaped white chocolate and raspberry mousse cake from Passion by Gerard Dubois. Dark chocolate lovers can indulge in signature Mont Blanc or Creme Brulée desserts, all from the creative genius of patisserie Gerard Dubois.

When: Saturday, 9 May & Sunday, 10 May
WhereLocations around Hong Kong

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