Ideas & Advice
To thank the special women in your lives this Mother's Day, here are ten treats and gifts we think they'd enjoy.
For a gift that's both symbolic and stylish, look no further than Poh Heng's Embrace pendant. Its concentric circular design is emblematic of a mother's all-round qualities and multiple roles she plays in life - a mother, daughter, wife, friend and a woman in the corporate world. Artfully crafted with 18K gold and glittering diamonds, it's an elegant addition to both formal or casual wear. $980, available at all Poh Heng stores islandwide. See also: CHOOSING THE IDEAL DIAMOND RING: 6 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Jade's got a rep for being old-fashioned but these exquisite pieces from Lee Hwa Jewellery are far from it. In green or white, these modern takes on the traditional jade bangle and rings are dressed with exquisite rose gold and diamond floral motifs. See also: MODERN SI DIAN JIN JEWELLERY FOR YOUR WEDDING AND AFTER Available at all Lee Hwa Jewellery boutiques in May. Your wedding's not just your special day but for your mom as well. And these statement gold plated beauties peppered with glittering Swarovski crystals are just right for giving her outfit that dash of glamour. From $249 for the ring to $1,090 to the necklace, available at the Swarovski stores at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and TANGS at Tangs Plaza. If there's anything that irks a woman, it's wrinkles. So we're pretty sure Mom will be more than delighted with Laneige's Time Freeze range that promises to turn back the clock. There's the Time Freeze Face-Fit Roller that effectively contours the face. To use, massage face with the roller for 5 minutes, before applying the sleeping mask for firmer, more elastic skin. From left: Time Freeze Essence EX, $90, Time Freeze Face-Fit Roller, $77, and Time Freeze Firming Sleeping Mask, $63. Infused with botanical extracts and natural ingredients (think floral-scented herbal ingredients like chamomile, geranium, maca root, and wakame extract), the organic Absolute Age Recovery skincare range from Australian beauty brand Canvas promises to minimise wrinkles, fine lines and give skin a healthy, youthful glow. From left: Absolute Rich Cleanser, $80.90, Collagen Firming Mask, $151.50, and Skin Renewal Refiner, $102.50, available at www.canvasbeauty.com.sg. There's nothing quite as delighfully pampering than partaking in high tea. And Nesuto Patissier offers more than your average high tea bites. Rose Panna Cotta with Sakura & Lychee Gelee, Char Siew Tamago Mini Wraps, Wagyu Beef Toasts, Japanese Black Sesame Tarts and Kani & Ikura Somen are just some of the tantalising treats available, all served in a lovely Sakura-inspired display stand. For Mother's Day, the patissierie has also created Simple Elegance, a simple, delicious confection of vanilla sponge base sandwiched with strawberry jam and layered with vanilla and grand marnier crème diplomat. Price: $45.90 for the first person; and $24.90 for the second pax. Available daily from 12pm to 5pm. Only by reservation with 2 days advance notice. Available till 31 May 2018. The cake is avaiilable in 16cm (feeds 6-8 pax – $65.00) and 20cm (feeds 12-16 pax – $88.00). Available for order now at https://nesuto.oddle.com Enjoy a mouthwatering brunch at Ellenborough Market Café. The sumptuous spread features seafood on ice, Peranakan and local creations such as Kueh Pie Tee, Ayam Buah Keluak, Babi Pongteh and Laksa and carvings and a complimentary serving of Braised Buddha’s Temptation for every mother, plus free flow of juices. And we've got a pair of tickets to be won! Check out our Instagram page to find out how. For enquiries and reservations, please call +65 6239 1847/ 1848 or email firstname.lastname@example.org For the special Queens of our hearts, TWG has just got the thing. Its Mother's Day Set menu comprises a main, tea and dessert at $38. For the main course: Succulently pan-seared slipper lobster served with a pearl couscous ragout with Wagyu chorizo and king oyster mushrooms, accompanied by a langoustine emulsion and sprinkled with crushed African Ball Tea leaves and fried ebi - boy, that's a (delicious) mouthful. And that's accompanied by a specially concocted Breakfast Queen Tea (available for purchase), a vivacious green tea delicately infused with a fresh hint of sweet lemon and notes of noble rose. Available from 7 May 2018 to 11 May 2018 at TWG Tea Salon & Boutique in Republic Plaza; and from 7 May 2018 to 13 May 2018 at TWG Tea Salons & Boutiques in ION Orchard, Takashimaya and Marina Bay Sands. So you've booked the perfect location for a great meal. Take it up a notch and present her with a stylish outfit, too. These pieces from MARYLING come in luxuriously flowing silhouettes and fun, modern prints that look great for both brunch or dinner. From $960, available at MARYLING, Takashimaya L3 (Ladies Wear Department). If she's got a passion for cooking, she'll definitely appreciate the Hemlagat Foodies Collection by Swedish lifestyle retailer kikki.K. It's got everything from meal planners to aprons and kitchen tools, and all in stylish hues of mulberry, gold and grey, as well as the cutest illustrations.