FYIDC: Best Bets — Mother’s Day Edition

by Editorial

Keep mom’s special day going beyond Sunday with our editor’s picks.

By Anne Kim-Dannibale

Sunday, May 12 is Mother’s Day, and there are plenty of fine brunches to be had around town. But after the mimosas and smoked salmon, what next? We have a few ideas to keep mom’s special day going before and well into the week ahead.

From left: Rebecca Minkoff “Amourous” tote ($495), Josie Natori bead and sequin tunic ($475), SK-II Facial Treatment Essence ($195) and Essential Power Cream ($205).

Shop ‘Til She Drops

Saks Fifth Avenue
Tysons Galleria
2051 International Dr.
McLean, VA 22102

Take the guessing game out of the picture and take mom shopping for what she really wants. If she just can’t decide (and what woman can with so much to choose from at Saks?), suggest a few can’t-miss options like these pictured above.

“Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s” by Matthew Miele. (Courtesy photo)

Girls on Film

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s
Friday, May 17
West End Cinema
2301 M St. NW
$11 adults; $9 seniors/students

Few retail destinations these days carry such iconic weight as Bergdorf Goodman. Matthew Miele’s lively documentary is more of an ode to the storied department store, featuring every single fashion heavyweight you can think of. But the best part? Personal shopper Betty Halbreich, who steals the film.

“Roses” Vincent Van Gogh, 1890. Gift of Pamela Harriman in memory of W. Averell Harriman. (Courtesy photo)

Smell the Roses

Vincent Van Gogh’s “Roses”
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
National Gallery of Art
6th St. and Constitution NW

The National Gallery of Art has plenty to offer when it comes to visual stimulation, but we think mom may take to Van Gogh’s “Roses” best. After admiring the Dutch master’s interpretation of this Mother’s Day perennial, head over to the gallery’s Pre-Raphaelite exhibition, which closes May 19.

Block Party

Tabula Rasa’s Mother’s Day Weekend
Saturday, May 11-Sunday, May 12
731 8th St. SE
Treatments/Sessions $10-$150; Register and purchase here

Can’t decide what to get mom this year? Event meeting space Tabula Rasa is lining up a smorgasbord of fashion, beauty and health and fitness experts for an all-out Mother’s Day extravaganza. Get advice, touch-ups, mini-manis — even photos — in one fell swoop at hip Barracks Row.

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