Mother’s Day is the way we celebrate and thank our moms (and grandmas and aunties!) for everything they do. This special day and spring go hand in hand with the profusion of flowers and garden walks, delicious brunches and beverages and a whole new fashion palette. Show her you care with treats traditional and unique from these North Shore shops and restaurants, places and spaces. Find all the specials and events for Mother’s Day.
The Flower Shop in Glencoe
SPOIL MOM ROTTEN WITH A BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET
The colors, scents and opulence of a fresh flower arrangement always dazzle the senses. The Flower Shop in Glencoe (693 Vernon Ave., Glencoe) promises to blow her mind with May gorgeousness of peonies, lilac, ranunculus, hydrangea and everything in between. Tell Saville Flowers and Gifts (1712 Sherman Ave., Evanston) mom’s favorite colors to get a classic European floral design with a touch of the extraordinary. Do a fun twist and make it sweet with a spray of fresh baked and hand-decorated cookies by Cookies by Design (2081 Tower Dr., Glenview).
The Hampton Social, Westfield Old Orchard, Skokie
BRUNCH OUT (OR TAKE HOME)
Celebrate Mother’s Day all day at Hampton Social (Old Orchard Rd. & Skokie Blvd., Skokie) where every mom gets a glass of sparkling rosé Sunday, May 9. Let Kneads and Wants (8042 Lincoln Ave., Skokie) handle breakfast with their Weekend Family Brunch (pre-order for 4-6 people). The spread includes a whole quiche, scones, croissants and a salad. Hangar Two by Tangled Roots Brewing Co. (1100 N. Milwaukee Ave., Glenview) lets your taste buds take flight for a Mother’s Day Menu of Chicken & Donuts: Maple Bacon Donuts with Blackened Chicken Strips on spicy honey dressed arugula. Saranello's (601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling) Mother’s Day Brunch/Curbside Family Menu buffet boasts carving stations or multi-course meal to-go with Mimosa kit or bottle of wine. Enjoy brunch or a fresh, fine Italian dinner from Tocco (507 Chestnut St., Winnetka) or brunch special with Bananas Foster French Toast and Mimosa Kits or Spicy Maple Bacon Bloody Marys from Ten Mile House (1700 Central St., Evanston).
Madison Grace, Evanston
FIND THE PERFECT PRESENT
Shower mom with special treats with a stroll through Westfield Old Orchard (Old Orchard Rd. & Skokie Blvd., Skokie). It’s easy to pick from Nordstrom’s curated selection, Amazon 4-star, North Shore Exchange, Crate & Barrel and acres of shops full of beauty care and luxury goods. Ayla’s Originals (1511 Sherman Ave., Evanston) sports early May specials on all jewelry, gifts and accessories like scarves, kimonos, purses. Spring prints at Madison Grace (612 Davis St., Evanston) mingle with a special Mama’s and Mimosas Sip and Shop Saturday, May 7. The Glen Town Center (Patriot Blvd. at Navy Blvd., Glenview) with Evereve, Apricot Lane, Notice: Accessories for Living (also located in Evanston) and all the rest have plenty of pretty options.
EVEN MORE IDEAL GIFT OPTIONS
BlackSheep General Store, Glencoe
SHARE A SPECIAL EVENT
Take mom on the Evanston History Center’s 46th annual Mother's Day House Walk-By “Prairie School: The Hidden Story” on Mother’s Day (or any day after, as often as you like!). Hear stories of Evanston’s unique Prairie School architecture focusing on homegrown architects with international reputations. Swank new event space PALMHOUSE (619 Howard St., Evanston) enchants with a Mother’s Day Market & Afternoon Tea (11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.) where you can shop with mom AND treat her to a tea party (get timed tickets).