Mother’s Day is just around the corner (8 May). Here’s how to celebrate in Singapore, mama!
It’s time to celebrate YOU, mama! Take a break with our guide to all things dining, pampering and presents this Mother’s Day. You will DEFINITELY want to be forwarding this link on to hubstar and the kids!
To get yourself something personalised and unique, Gifts Less Ordinary is your one-stop shop for personalised, mama-friendly gifts. Among our faves are custom stationery, charm bracelets with little ones’ names and birthdays, and beautiful Singapore-themed artworks and prints.
Gifts Less Ordinary, www.giftslessordinary.com
Hint the hubby on a beautifully gift wrapped Wild For Flowers bouquet to feel truly spoilt, mama! They’ll even be delivered right to your doorstep during the Mother’s Day weekend.
Sophie at Wild for Flowers, Tel: (+65) 97330534, email@example.com, www.facebook.com/sophieatwildforflowers. Bouquets start at $70.
Each piece of Taula jewellery is designed in-house or curated through trusted partners before being crafted in precious metals and coloured gemstones. In addition to the Taula Boutique at The Central (Clarke Quay), you can also find them at their pop-up store at Cluny Court from Friday, 6 May 2016 to Sunday, 8 May 2016 for their Storewide Sale – 20% off first item, 30% off the second and 40% off the third!
Taula, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street #02-49, The Central @ Clarke Quay (Yellow Zone) – Clarke Quay MRT stop on Purple Line, Tel: (+65) 8480 2849, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.taula.com
Buy a Rose Body Wash and Rose Body Cream and get a complimentary vanity bag at Aromatherapy Associates, mama! Softening and moisturising aloe vera is combined with essential oils to create this luxurious everyday treat for the skin, to gently cleanse and leave the skin glowing, silky-smooth and delicately rose scented. The dermatologically tested and paediatrician approved range also means you can lather up your little ones in it too!
Aromatherapy Associates, www.aromatherapyassociates.com, www.facebook.com/AromatherapyAssociatesSingapore. Available at Sephora.sg for $174
Bye bye plastic fantastic, hello gorgeous flowers that LAST! Available to buy online by the stem, bouquet or arrangement, Silk Flowers Singapore aims to supply outstanding artificial flowers so you don’t waste gorgeous blooms brightening up your home. Check out their At Home service, which brings flowers to you in the comfort of your own home and arrangements can be done on the spot.
Silk Flowers Singapore, www.silkflowerssingapore.com. Mother’s Day bouquet specially priced at $75 (green hydrangea/cream & pink rose/cream snowball).
Activities and Pampering
Whether it be a growing bump, a new little bundle or an active toddler, you’ll find something that suits you at Focus Pilates. The low-impact exercise creates flexibility and increases endorphin production – those great hormones which promote happier moods and a more restful sleep! Their Prenatal and Postnatal Packages are especially designed for expecting and post-delivery mamas, to get them feeling their best. Focus Pilates is offering a pampering gift bag with the purchase of any Prenatal, Postnatal or Off Peak Private Kick-start package this May.
Focus Pilates, 302 Orchard Road, #08-03/04 Tong Building (next to Paragon), Singapore 238862. Focus Pilates’ Mother’s Day offer is valid on Prenatal, Postnatal and Off-Peak Private Kick-start Packages sold between 1 – 31 May 2016. Prenatal Package at $515, which includes two 60-minute Private Sessions and five 60-minute Prenatal Group Classes. Postnatal Package at $515, which includes two 60-minute Private Sessions, five 60-minute Prenatal Group Classes and one 30-minute Real Time Ultrasound Session with a Physiotherapist. Off Peak Private Kick-start Package from $495, which includes five 60-minute Private Sessions with an Instructor.
Charlotte Puxley Flower Arrangement Class
Known for their lovely style reflecting the English countryside adapted to the tropics, the ladies at Charlotte Puxley will teach the techniques of applying your own creativity though flowers, how to arrange table flowers in unique ways, how to look after them, and what flowers to choose depending on the occasion. Bring home two different table displays, both in vases that are included in the class! You also won’t be left with an empty stomach, mama, as all students will be fed with Teaspoons of Love cake and The Seventh Duchess teas.
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Charlotte Puxley, 79 Chay Yan Street – 01-02, Tiong Bahru, Singapore 160079, Tel: (+65) 9863 3510. The class will be held on Saturday, 7 May, 10am – 1pm at $285 per person.
In collaboration with Poppy Flora Studio, Angelina will be offering a memorable, one-off flower arrangement workshop for mothers and daughters who are looking to try their hand at creating attractive centrepieces. Two sessions will be available on Sunday, 1 May, 2016, with each accommodating 10 mother-daughter pairs. Morning session participants will get to enjoy Angelina’s splendid brunch menu, while those attending the afternoon session will conclude with cocktails and pastry tasting.
Angelina Singapore, #01-82, Capitol Galleria, 15 Stamford Road, Singapore 178906, Tel: (+65) 6384 0481. Morning session at 10:30am and afternoon session at 3:30pm. Priced at $250 per mother-daughter duo. Book a class here!
We’ve never doubted that kids love clay, but can you imagine loving it too, mama? Bring the fam out for a day of clay play with Amooo’s and take home a ceramic photo frame and 2 ice cream bowls!
Class takes place Sunday, 8 May 2016 at Midview City, Blk 26, Sin Ming Lane, #02-127, Singapore, 573971 (near Bishan/Marymount). Choose between 10:30am – 12:30pm or 2:30pm – 4:30pm, $150 per family of up to 4, limited to 6 families per session.
Mum’s The Word: Mother’s Day Panel
This Mother’s Day, the Singapore Committee for UN Women aims to unlock the key to balancing career and motherhood. Join us for an invigorating panel discussion with some of Singapore’s most inspiring women, who have handled the challenge effortlessly.
RSVP for this free session here, mama!
If an all-out relaxation is what you’re craving, the Asian Wellness Spa at One Farrer Hotel has a whole list of amazing treatments that will leave you feeling great! Their 90-minute Silk Road Warrior treatment is the perfect antidote for stress, which starts with a comforting herbal foot soak laden with healing herbs, followed by a focused massage on the neck, back and legs accompanied by the use of acupuncture afterwards. For a pampering session that will last longer, try the Fatigue Management Gift Certificate. With a therapeutic approach to manage fatigue through homeopathic formulated products and guidance from our Mind Specialist, the 30-day management programme is inclusive of Customised Targeted Check Electromagnetic Patches, Homeopathic Formulated Supplements, Herbal Bath sessions, Stress Relief Massages, and Mindfulness for Fatigue and Stress Relief sessions.
Find it: Silk Road Warrior priced at $219++ and Fatigue Management at $2388++. To purchase, call (+65) 6705 7854 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s a cool way to eat to your heart’s content this Mother’s Day: how does having 12 complimentary meals till the end of the year sound? We’re talking 12 restaurant recommendations packed into a neat book, where you can have 1 complimentary main course with every 2 main courses you order. At the end of the meal, the chef or restaurant manager will have your book signed, making it a keepsake item and memorabilia of restaurants you’ve visited! The concept first originated in Sweden and is now launched here as a yearly publication. Restaurants featured for EATSingapore 2016 include El Mero Mero, Kilo, Long Chim, SAHA, Cheek by Jowl, and Luxe to name a few.
EATSingapore retails at $65, but order before Sunday, 8 May 2016 with the code SASSY15 and you’ll get $15 off!
Lewin Terrace collaborates with Newby Tea to present a menu along the theme of “Fresh, Beautiful and Healthy”. Available only on Sunday, 8 May, 2016, the Mother’s Day Brunch and Afternoon Tea are inclusive of free-flow Newby Teas Silken Pyramids range. The brunch buffet spread will feature more variety of food, while the afternoon tea will have a wider variety of desserts.
Lewin Terrace, 21 Lewin Terrace, Fort Canning Park, Singapore 179290, Tel: (+65) 6333 9905. Mother’s Day Brunch (11:30am – 2:30pm) and Afternoon Tea (3pm – 6pm), both priced at $68++ per person. For an additional $68++, diners can opt for free-flow of sparking, red and white wines.
Singapore’s highest restaurant at 282 metres above sea-level is the place to celebrate Mother’s Day with unparalleled views of the city. Indulge in a decadent spread at Stellar at 1-Altitude that includes lobsters, oysters, prawns, crab claws, sushi and sashimi, while taking in a view like no other. Mamas will also receive a special gift!
Stellar at 1-Altitude, One Raffles Place, Level 62 Singapore 048616, Tel: (+65) 6438 0410. Mother’s Day Seafood Spectacular happening on Sunday, 8 May, 2016 from 12pm – 2:30pm. Priced at $95++ per person and $45++ for kids under 12 (free for kids under 6!).
Goodwood Park Hotel
This grand dame of a heritage hotel welcomes mamas and families for a delectable treat ranging from sumptuous buffet spreads, fine Continental cuisine, English Afternoon Tea as well as Sichuan and Cantonese fare at Coffee Lounge, Gordon Grill, L’Espresso, Min Jiang and Min Jiang at One-North respectively! Coffee Lounge will be offering a Lunch-cum-High Tea Buffet of international dishes, including a roasted rib eye on the carvery, hot appetisers, laksa, chicken curry and desserts. At L’Espresso, its ever popular English Afternoon Tea Buffet with open-face sandwiches, hot dishes and pastries might appeal to mamas as well. For mamas that have a penchant for dim sum, then the Mother’s Day Semi Dim Sum buffet at Min Jiang will get you excited!
Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221, Tel: (+65) 6737 7411. Available on Saturday, 7 May, 2016 and Sunday, 8 May, 2016. First seating at 11.30am – 1pm.
At Kai Garden, Chef Fung Chi Keung will ensure that all mamas are well-looked after and treated to the very best of Cantonese delicacies with a special Mother’s Day Nourishing Birds Nest Menu. Look forward to uncompromising use of fresh seasonal ingredients that both mums and the family will be able to savour.
Kai Garden, 6 Raffles Boulevard #03-128A/128B, Marina Square Singapore 039594, Tel: (+65) 6250 4826. Mother’s Day Nourishing Birds Nest Menu available from Sunday, 1 May, 2016 – Sunday, 8 May, 2016. Priced at $108++ per person and $1,388+ per table of 10, available both for lunch and dinner.
Japan and Italy are a match made in heaven at at Terra this Mother’s Day – with the Japanese Spring in bloom, Chef Seita offers his delectable Omakase of authentic Italian cuisine to celebrate the vibrant, fresh and unique flavours of the Japanese spring. Quote “Mother’s Day Promo” for a complimentary glass per guest per table!
Terra, 54 Tras Street, Singapore 078993, Tel: (+65) 6221 5159. Receive a complimentary glass of champagne when ordering the Spring Omakase, priced at $128++, $168++ and $208++ per person. Reservations* and pre-order of the Omakase is required. Omakase is available for dinner from 6:30pm – 11pm (last order at 10pm). At an additional $88++, a wine pairing can be tailored by Terra’s Sommelier Sho.
If you’re planning on a day indoors with the fam, mama, don’t skimp on the celebrations and treat yourself to a special cake instead! Satisfy your sweet tooth with Bakerzin’s devilish mix of chocolate and banana, covered with smooth extra dark chocolate mousse and draped in a rich layer of fine Amedei Italian chocolate. The moist Choco-nana cake is made from chocolate hazelnut sponge cake, layered with tantalising banana filling sprinkled with dark nougat chips to balance the palate. As they say, simply delizioso!
Bakerzin, www.bakerzin.com. Available from 9 to 30 April 2016, the Choco-nana cake is priced at $8.50/per slice, $42 (approx. 1 kg for 5 – 7 persons) and $80 (approx. 1.6 kg for 11 – 13 persons). Visit any Bakerzin’s outlet 1 day in advance to pre-order.
Specially for the Mother’s Day weekend, The Carvery at Park Hotel Alexandra will feature a beautiful pork loin stuffed with green peppercorn served with apricot and ginger sauce and perennial favourites like the juicy Rotisserie chicken, New Zealand roasted leg of lamb and rotating cuts of premium roast beef. In addition to the feast, mothers will be treated with a special Queen Bee cocktail of fresh pineapple juice, yellow Chartreuse, egg white and house-made flower and honey syrup, as well as a tantalising dessert of mango & passion fruit Blancmange with Port wine poached berries.
The Carvery at Park Hotel Alexandra, 323 Alexandra Road, Level 7, Singapore 159972, Tel: (+65) 6828 8880. Available on Saturday, 7 May, 2016 and Sunday, 8 May, 2016, 11:30am – 3pm and 6pm – 10pm. Adults $68++ (inclusive of coffee or tea), $78++ (inclusive of three cocktails or house pours and coffee or tea). Kids $38++.
Take the fam out for a relaxing and luxurious weekend brunch at Crystal Jade Prestige; the group’s latest concept with a picturesque view of the Marina Bay area! Highlights include an exclusive Signature Weekend Brunch, with option of free-flow Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label champagne, as well as a new Xiao Long Bao flavour, Abalone with black truffle at Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao 0r Jiang Nan.
Crystal Jade Prestige, 8A Marina Boulevard, GP #02-01/02 Marina Bay Link Mall, Singapore 018984, Tel : (+65) 6509 9493. For every weekend from Sunday, 1 May, 2016 – Tuesday, 26 June, 2016 between 11:30am – 3pm, the Crystal Jade Prestige Signature Weekend Brunch is available at $58 per person ($48 per person for DBS/POSB/Jadeite members), or $98 per person ($88 per person for DBS/POSB/Jadeite members), inclusive of free flow of exquisite Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label champagne.
If you’re a huge Catalunya fan, you’ll be excited about their updated menu. With a series of new tapas and also a brand new Grilled Seafood segment, the culinary team presents five new tapas for sharing, including the SG50 commemorative Chilli Crab Txangurro tapa that has been made permanent due to popular demand. The updated menu presents more options for customers with dietary concerns to choose from our increased variety of gluten-free, vegetarian and non-pork options – great for mums who love a healthy diet. You can even share a Cold Cuts Platter or Grilled Seafood Platter for the whole family!
Catalunya, The Fullerton Pavilion, 82 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049327, Tel: (+65) 6534 0886
The picturesque White Rabbit boasts their traditional Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch this May. Expect another indulgent spread featuring fresh oysters, Angus steak and Maine lobsters, with bouncy castle and candy floss for the little rascals out at The Rabbit Hole. There will also be an extra special something from Yves Saint Laurent Beauty for all mamas!
The White Rabbit, 39C Harding Rd, Singapore 249541, Tel: (+65) 6473 9965. Available Sunday, 8 May, 2016, 10am – 3pm. Prices are from 98++ per person for the first seating including a glass of Torresella Extra Dry Prosecco.
Begin your celebration at The Salon at Hotel Fort Canning with a scrumptious buffet lunch spread and indulge in bountiful selections of Salmon Carpaccio, Smoked Duck and mixed Mesclun salad, fresh Prawn and Mussels, slow-roasted Beef Rump with Yorkshire pudding, Chicken Piccata, Singapore Laksa and more. Make sure you don’t miss the dessert station mama, which will be brimming with sweet treats like Opera Chocolate Cake, wholesome Pecan Pie, decadent Tiramisu, classic New York Cheesecake and a selection of fresh fruit. Plus, every mama dines free with three paying adults for selected partners and credit cardholders!
The Salon at Hotel Fort Canning, 11 Canning Walk, Singapore 178881, Tel: (+65) 6799 8809. Available Sunday, 8 May, 2016, 12pm – 3pm, Adult $58++, Child (4 to 12 years old) $34++, Child under the age of 4 dines for free.
Love yourself some authentic Cantonese dim sum? Book a brunch sesh at Cherry Garden, where you and the fam can enjoy a delicious feast of Melt Café’s international favourites or Dolce Vita’s tantalising champagne brunch spread. Alternatively, you can bask in the stunning city skyline views with the hubs in the extravagant Japanese-inspired afternoon tea at Axis Bar and Lounge.
Mandarin Oriental, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797. Mother’s Day Dim Sum Brunch at Cherry Garden on Saturday, 7 May, 2016 and Sunday, 8 May, 2016, 11am – 1pm and 1:30pm – 3:30pm, priced at $76 per adult and $42 per child (7 – 11 years). Mother’s Day Brunch at Dolce Vita priced at $168 including free flow of “R” de Ruinart, beer, wines, cocktails, soft drinks, juices and mineral water. Melt Cafe Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch on Sunday, 8 May, 2016 priced at $128 per guest inclusive of free flow of soft drinks and juices, and $178 per guest inclusive of free flow of Veuve Cliquot brut and rosé, wines, beers, selected cocktails, soft drinks and juices. Axis Bar and Lounge afternoon tea priced at $42 per adult and $80 for two.
For a yummy, quick treat, Oxwell & Co. is offering a free glass of fizz and pudding for every mama that walks through the door! If you’re walking in with the hubby, he won’t mind while you enjoy your freebies either because the menu is absolutely stellar – roasts, fish and chips and cocktails galore, all under one roof!
Oxwell & Co., 5 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069688, Tel: (+65) 6438 3984, www.oxwellandco.com
Park Hotel Clarke Quay
Brizo Restaurant & Bar at Park Hotel Clarke Quay has planned an exciting array of activities and gourmet treats for mamas and the family. Mamas dine for free with every two paying guests at the scrumptious lunch and high tea international buffet on Sunday, 8 May! You’ll also receive a delectable handcrafted chocolate cake ‘handbag’ and an opportunity to receive a one-night weekend stay at Park Hotel Clarke Quay.
Brizo Restaurant & Bar, 1 Unity St, Park Hotel Clarke Quay, Singapore 237983, Tel: (+65) 6593 8855, email@example.com. The Mother’s Day Lunch & High Tea Buffet is available from 12pm – 3pm, at $70++ per adult and $35++ for children between 6 and 12 years old, inclusive of a drink.
Having a whole cake with only one flavour may not be your cup of tea, so why not have 10 flavours at once?Singapore’s only online cheesecake specialist Cat & the Fiddle presents Fickle Feline 2.0, the latest creation for Mother’s Day that will leave you spoilt for choice! With 10 different slices in the Fickle Feline 2.0 and 16 other amazingly indulgent cheesecake flavours to choose from, you’ll find the perfect flavours for the whole family (they’re non-alcoholic!). Make your order online now mama and have it delivered right to your doorstep. It’s easy as…cake?
Cat & the Fiddle, 171 Kampong Ampat, KA Foodlink #05-04, Singapore 368330, Tel: (+65) 6287 0077, www.catandthefiddle.com
Salt Grill & Sky Bar and Salt Tapas & Bar
Enjoy breathtaking views of the city skyline, and savour a sumptuous three-course lunch or a four course dinner menu prepared at Salt Grill & Sky Bar, mama! Salt Grill offers a more decadent lineup with the likes of delicious meats, cheese and desserts, while Salt Tapas offers a more casual and laid-back dining option of a la carte brunch and tapas. BONUS: Guests who book in for Mother’s Day at Salt Tapas will receive a FREE cake with their meal!
Salt Grill & Sky bar, 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard, #55-01 & #56-01 Singapore 238801. Guests can opt for a 3 course set lunch at $68++ per person or a four-course dinner menu priced at $128++ per person. All mothers will receive a carnation and souvenir photo, while guests can receive a complimentary lunch set voucher for one with a minimum of four paying adults per table.
Salt Tapas & bar, #01-22A, Raffles City Shopping Centre, No 252, North Bridge Road. Make a reservation ahead of time and enjoy a complimentaryHazelnut Royaltine Delice dessert.
An elegant 4-course menu of European dishes await at ZOTT’S for Mother’s Day! The menu will be offered on Sunday, 8 May 2016, from 11:30am – 4pm to give you a festive alternative, which comprises of seafood and poultry, with the sea bass with artichokes and bouillabaisse fond being one of the signature dishes of Mediterranean origin. Yum!
ZOTT’S TRUE ALPS, 97 Amoy St., 069917 Singapore, Tel: (+65) 6223 0913. The 4 course set is priced at $54++. To mark the occasion with a sparkling wine, we offer Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Brut from Italy at $10++/glass, $54++/bottle.
For a real treat, consider being chauffeured for an exquisite meal that arouses all five senses at OCF, nestled in the heart of Singapore at the Old Parliament House. Helmed by rising star and homegrown talent Chef Jonathan Koh, savour classical French cuisine, with both a 3-course set menu and various small-plate dishes for your choice. 4 lucky mamas who dine at OCF will also receive a $50 dining voucher each, perfect for a return meal or a visit to their sister all-day bistro at Suntec City, Olivia & Co!
Olivia Cassivelaun Fancourt, 1 Old Parliament Lane #02-02, Singapore 179429, Tel: (+65) 6333 9312, firstname.lastname@example.org. Available on Saturday, 7 May 2016 and Sunday, 8 May 2016, 3 courses (Entrée, main and dessert) for $40++, Small-Plate Prices: From $30++ to $50++, Wine Pairing: 2 glasses for $26++
You are the grande dame of your home after all, mama, so get the hubs to treat you to an exquisite Mother’s Day lunch or dinner on at Osteria Art! With a childhood spent in a true blue Italian kitchen, Chef Andrea De Paola has snuck in his family’s heirloom dishes passed down from his nonna and mama, inspired by their Amalfi Coast heritage, to the spectacular restaurant.
Osteria Art, 55 Market Street, #01-01, Singapore 048941, email@example.com. OF MOTHERS & GRANDMOTHERS Menu available a la carte or as 4/5/6 course menus.