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Sassy Mama’s Guide to Mother’s Day 2015: Best of Dining and Gifts!

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Mother’s Day – the one day of the year where every mama should take a break and enjoy all the sweet perks of motherhood! Use this holiday as an excuse to get your family to roll out the red carpet and show you the TLC that you deserve. From lavish brunches to shopping sprees, we’ve outlined foolproof ways to make sure YOU feel like royalty this Mother’s Day. (P.S. – leave this window open for your hubby to see and you might just be pleasantly surprised!)

Mother’s Day Gift Guide


Flower Power at BoConcept
Every mama loves receiving a bountiful bouquet for Mother’s Day, and even better when the beautiful buds are presented in a gorgeous vase to match! Popular home decor store BoConcept is partnering with chic florist The Stalk Room this Mother’s Day to present a range of stunning floral arrangements. The florists at The Stalk Room are experts in flower arrangement, and presented in BoConcept’s beautiful vases, these bouquets are sure to sweep mum off her feet. Bring mum and have her choose her favourite arrangement, or order ahead of time and surprise her at home! And don’t forget to check out BoConcept’s selection of unique, stylish home furniture and accessories in-store if you’re looking for the perfect gift to complement the flowers!

When: From 7 May until stocks last 
Where: BoConcept, 73 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2668 0027

Mother's Day 2015 - Sense of Touch

Spa at Sense of Touch
What’s better than treating Mum to a lengthy, relaxing spa for her special day? Sense of Touch is one of our favourite places to unwind in Hong Kong, and they’ve got a few special customised treatments for mum this Mother’s Day! The Mama Mia! package starts with a specialised massage combining blended aromatherapy massage oil that is the ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation for both body and mind. Move on to a moisturising facial with a combination of active ingredients infusing the skin with echinacea and giving your skin a natural moisture boost. This treatment also comes with a limited edition Sense of Touch designer diary and a special shoulder pad with natural herbs and a custom embroidery message worth $780. For mums-to-be, the Mom To-Be Heavenly Retreat Treatment pampers both mama and baby with a full-body massage and repairing facial for that healthy spa glow! Finish this off with a perfect polish and a gift of organic essential oil-infused cream for growing tummies. What’s better than a spa for one than a spa for two? Join mum for the Mother and Daughter Duet Treatment, and bond over a customised taster facial, massage and express pedicure.

When: Available through 31 May, 2015
Where: All Sense of Touch locations
How much: $1,680 for Mama Mia! Treatment, $1,780 for Mom-To-Be Heavenly Retreat Treatment, and $1,880 for Mother and Daughter Duet Treatment
Mother's Day 2015 - MischaShop Kapok
Hop online at Kapok and pick up something special for Mum with a special Sassy Mama reader discount on Mischa and Marie Turnor products! Choose from a wide range of Marie Turnor bags and clutches in a range of spring colours to accessorise with Mum’s outfits as the weather warms. While you’re at it, why not pick up one of Mischa’s signature prints – we’ve got our eye on this mini bucket bag in a classic red colour!

When: Now through Mother’s Day
Where: Online at Kapok – use code ‘sassy-m15‘ to enjoy a 15% discount! 

Art of Silk
Fresh flowers are beautiful, but they can become droopy all too quickly, especially as Hong Kong’s humidity rises! If you want to gift a beautiful bouquet with staying power, check out The Silk Flower Co for a range of stunning floral arrangements that look just as beautiful as fresh, handpicked flowers. The Silk Flower Co bouquets focus on luxurious quality and elegant design, and make great gifts for showing someone special how much you love them.

Where: Order online here. Personal message included at no extra cost. 

Mother's Day 2015 - The Powder Room/Green Gate

Tea 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, mama, especially in these fun prints! Let the kids disappear for their Saturday morning of sports while you sit at home and enjoy a cuppa or two in some peace and quiet!

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

Mother's Day 2015 - Smallprint HK

Smallprint HK Handcrafted Jewellery
Celebrate Mother’s Day with the handcrafted, silver jewellery pieces from Smallprint HK, that can be personalised with your child’s handprints, footprints, fingerprints or drawings. These little treasures make beautiful and touching keepsakes, and are perfect for gifting a new mama! Smallprint stocks a range of simple and elegant pendants, bracelet charms, keyrings and cufflinks, with personal engravings added for free. Fingerprints need to be taken in person, but for the ‘High Fives’ and ‘Little Kickers’ range you can simply use a complimentary Magic Inkless Print Kit, which cleverly allows you to capture your little ones hand and footprints without any mess! Happily, the kits are also super easy-to-use (even if you have a squirmer!) and safe, even for newborns. Then, either photograph or scan the images and email them back to the ever-so-helpful owner of Smallprint, Olivia. Pieces can then be turned around in 5 – 7 days from taking the print, if needed, leaving you with a gorgeous little handprint or footprint to treasure, rather than one to clean off your walls!

How much: Pendants are available from $1000 upwards, charms from $600 upwards and keyrings from $1700 upwards, depending on chunkiness and size, here.

Mother's Day 2015 - kikki.K

kikki.K Special Stationary
This 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, kikki.K stocked up on a beautiful range of peach- and navy-themed stationary kits to make 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, 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

Mother's Day 2015 - UberTunique

Bejewelled 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. Definitely point hubby in the direction of this cool store for other reasonably priced items you’re coveting…

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 butter

Fragrance 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. What more could a mama ask for than perfume and flowers?

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

Mother's Day 2015 - The9thMuse

Accessories 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 $900 


Mother’s Day Dining

Mother's Day 2015 - Catalunya

A 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 - Gaylord

Mayfare Mother’s Day
Spend $1,500 or more at any Mayfare restaurant from Friday, 1 May – Sunday, 10 May and enjoy a complimentary photography package worth $2,500 from Venture Studios! Mayfare restaurants are celebrating Mums with this very special offer and a host of tasty menus to delight appetites. There’s more – tell Mayfare how your Mum has inspired YOU and be in with a chance to win a grand photography package worth $8,000 (4 winners) or Mayfare dining vouchers (10 winners). Dine at Gaylord and sample vegetable samosas, kebabs, tikkas, and authentic mouthwatering curries, or head to Namo for a relaxing Mother’s Day Harbourside Brunch of delicious Thai delicacies, an antipasti buffet and grilled specials.

When: 1-10 May
Where: Mayfare restaurants including Gaylord, Namo, Tamarind, Siamama

Mothers’ 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)

Mother's Day 2015 - Yamm/The Mira Hong Kong

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 family-friendly brunch to please all.

When: 9-10 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 - Sino Group

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 between Friday, 8 May – Sunday, 17 May 

Mother's Day 2015 - City Garden

Orchids 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! This is a sweet spot to bring the family and unwind away from the crowds.

When: Sunday, 10 May
Where: 9 Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong,

Mother's Day 2015 - Island Pacific Hotel

Spring 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 - Tapeo

Tapas 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 - Umami Concepts

Umami Concepts
Get a taste of uniqueness with Umami Concepts’ signature waffle brunch and complimentary beverages. Mamas can have a little me-time while the little ones create art with hand-carved woodblocks in springtime themes. Take home a Cuisineart waffle maker at the end, valued at $590! With limited availability, it’s advised to book quickly.

When: Saturday, 9 May
Where: 2/F, 35 Bonham Road, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
How much: $2,000 for a party of 4

Mother's Day 2015 - Boqueria

Dinner 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 Crudo de Navajas (razor clam crudo with fresh chilli and mint), 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 - Passion

A 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
Where: Locations around Hong Kong

Happy Mother’s Day to you and your families!

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