(Image courtesy of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila)

Motherhood is heroic, involving countless of sacrifices physically, mentally, and emotionally, not to mention financially. This Mother’s Day, pay tribute to the most important woman/women in your lives and show them how much you appreciate and love them.

No material thing or gift can surpass a mother’s love, but a thoughtful token of appreciation to make her feel extra special is ideal. Running out of ideas on what to give or do? We know, it’s the thought that counts, but why not treat your superwoman to something fit for a queen?

A relaxing staycation

Flow Spa at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila (Image via marcopolohotels.com)

An intimate weekend getaway creates countless memories. Marco Polo Ortigas Manila offers a Mother’s Day special, which includes an overnight stay on May 13-14 in a Premier Room, breakfast for two adults and two kids age 6 to 12 years old, and a 90-minute relaxing spa for her.

Every vacation is never complete without a sumptuous meal. Treat her to a culinary treat at Cucina or celebrate with the whole family and indulge in an authentic Cantonese spread at Lung Hin. Enjoy some afternoon delight at Connect Lounge, with sweet and savory treats and free-flowing coffee and tea.

To know more about the hotel and its promotions, visit www.marcopolohotels.com. Follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/MarcoPoloOrtigasManila or @MarcoPoloManila on Twitter or Instagram.

A healthy buffet treat

Salad of edible flowers, asparagus, quinoa pomegranate, calamansi, and vinaigrette

This Mother’s Day, Sofitel Philippine Plaza pays homage to mothers who have instilled a happy and healthy lifestyle as their legacy in a weekend celebration from May 12 to 14, 2017. Join top sports and fitness celebrities Gretchen Ho and Hidilyn Diaz and their inspiring moms as the Spiral Master Chefs present colorful and nutritious specialties, treating moms to a sumptuous journey of taste.

Instant prizes also await mothers courtesy of Nuxe Paris. Zara will be awarding the most stylish mom during Mother’s Day Brunch on May 14, 2017. Enjoy live musical entertainment as featured performers serenade the queens on their special day.

For inquiries and reservations, please call (02) 832-6988 or email H6308-FB12@sofitel.com.

Spiral Restaurant at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

Dine as a family and eat your hearts out with a gastronomic spread at Crowne Plaza Manilla Galleria’s Seven Corners, which features global food choices served at seven interactive cooking stations. Sample the all-time favorites such as the US Rib Eye, Tandoori Chicken, and Suckling Pig. A culinary journey awaits the whole family for just Php 2,500 ++ for lunch or dinner buffet.

The finest meat selections and steaks at Seven Corners [Image courtesy of Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria]

Moms eat unlimited dim sum for free at Xin Tian Di [Image courtesy of Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria]

If Mom is into authentic Chinese flavors, Xin Tian Di is the perfect place to be. Satisfy everyone’s appetites with dishes to warm the heart through the special Mother’s Day Menu, which features sumptuous meals such as the Braised Duck Breast & Taro with Bean Curd Sauce and Tiger Prawns & Sea Cucumber with Whole White Pepper. Healthy options are also offered like the Handmade Green Tea Noodle Soup with Fish Balls & Enoki Mushrooms and Salmon Belly & Fried Tofu with Mint Leaves. Everyone’s favorite Dim Sum Unlimited buffet just got even better! Moms eat for FREE when accompanied by 2 paying guests. For only Php 1,200 nett, enjoy over 60 selections of Dim Sum varieties at Xin Tian Di.

For more information and reservations, please call 633-7222 or email fandb.reservations@ihg.com.

The finest for a fine lady

Jewelmer Joaillerie Mother and Child Pendant (Image via Instagram @jewelmer)

Every woman loves—and deserves—a beautiful piece of jewelry. Jewelmer Joaillerie’s Mother and Child pendant signifies a loving embrace and an inimitable bond. Crafted with rare and exquisite golden South Sea pearls set in 18-karat gold and diamonds, the pendant depicts a sacred link, conjuring the warmth of a mother’s love.

The gift of beauty

(From left:) Sisley ‘Izia’ Eau de Parfum, Dahlia Divin by Givenchy, Jo Malone Michael Angove ‘Red Roses’ soap, Nuxe Nuxellene Ieclat, and L’Occitane Almond Refining Concentrate.

All mothers, regardless of age, deserve to stay beautiful. A lovely scent to let her remember you, like Sisley Izia, a bouquet of fragrant flowers in a bottle, or Dahlia Divin by Givenchy. A luxurious bath experience courtesy of Jo Malone Michael Angove soaps. Let her pamper herself and give her that extra boost of confidence with high-performance anti-aging skincare products from Nuxe, and L’Occitane Almond Refining Concentrate to help her get rid of those stubborn cellulites she’s been complaining about.

(From left:) Babyliss ‘Curl Pods’ for easy, fabulous curls, VS Sassoon 25mm Tourmaline Ceramic Straightener, and Max Factor Velvet Matte lipstick in Marilyn

If she’s into hairstyling, make her everyday experience enjoyable with the best products from Babyliss and VS Sassoon. If makeup is her guilty pleasure, she’ll definitely love Max Factor’s Velvet Matte lipsticks. For the ultimate beauty treat, invite her to some girl bonding time through a personal makeup class at MUD Studio.

For the ultimate luxurious pampering session, treat her to a rejuvenating Gold Facial at SvelT’i or a brightening White Laser at The Aivee Clinic.

Sisley, Nuxe, and L’Occitane are available at Rustan’s Department Stores. Jo Malone is available at Jo Malone SM Aura Premiere, Greenbelt 5, and Rustan’s Shangri-La. Max Factor, Babyliss, and VS Sassoon are available at leading department stores nationwide. SvelT’i is located at 5/L South Insula Bldg., Timog Ave. QC. For inquiries and appointments, call (02) 332-7546. The Aivee Clinic is located at Burgos Circle, BGC, Alabang, and SM Mega Fashion Hall. For more information, visit www.aivee.ph. MUD Studio is located at 2/F Serendra, BGC.

The gift of time

Anne Klein Mother of Pearl watch set (Image courtesy of Anne Klein/Rustan Marketing Corporation)

A functional classic timepiece suits all personalities. Anne Klein delights the stylish moms with its Mother of Pearl Watch Set, which includes pieces in stunning two-tone gold and pink or navy dial with pearling indexes, paired with glamorous bangles, one embedded with Swarovski Crystals.
Anne Klein is available at leading department stores and distributors nationwide.

A delightful (cooking) experience

Anchor Hocking 11-pice bakeware set

Tefal Birsto Red Cookware Set

Homemakers deserve a pleasurable time whipping up delicious meals for the whole family. Superior quality pieces elevate every cooking experience, making each cook feel like a pro. Tefal’s Bistro Red Cookware Set of nonstick pans boast superior enamel coating for easy cooking and clean up. Anchor Hocking’s 11-piece bakeware set, on the other hand, is great for those who have the passion for baking. If your mom enjoys being the queen of the kitchen, these will definitely make her day!

OXO Handheld Spiralizer

Cuisinart Food Processor

Mommies who have a palate for the healthy will enjoy the handy OXO Handheld Spiralizer that creates vegetable noodles, curly fries, garnishes and more. Cuisinart Food Processor helps make meal time less of a chore, eases chopping and shredding with its stainless steel mixing blades that reduce food preparation time in half.

Oneida ‘Mooncrest’ flatware

Presentation is key for any meal. Let her show off a stunning spread with Oneida’s Mooncrest Flatware, elevating any simple meal into a five-star feast.
Anchor Hocking, OXO, Cuisinart, and Oneida are available at Rustan’s Department Stores. Tefal is available at leading department stores nationwide. [Images courtesy of Rustan Marketing Corporation]

A woman of style

Paul & Shark Spring/Summer 2017 campaign (Image courtesy of Noble House/Paul & Shark)

—and substance, of course! Clothes and accessories add up to every woman’s good looks and confidence, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice comfort! FitFlop honors superwomen, especially mothers, with stylish steppers that provide ultimate comfort and ease. If she likes travelling or simply to dress up, an ensemble from Paul & Shark’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection will give the perfect pix of classic and trendy, luxury and comfort.

Gold (Image courtesy of FitFlop Philippines/ Primer Group of Companies)

FitFlop is available at FitFlop and Res|Toe|Run stores. Paul & Shark is available at Shangri-La East Wing and Shangri-La Resort & Spa Mactan.

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