Mother’s Day Guide

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Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Father’s Day and Siblings Day.

What does Mom want, though?

Show the mothers and grandmothers in your life some love with a special piece of customized, designed jewelry from the Kendra Scott collection. Kendra Scott’s Spring 2018 pieces feature shimmering gold and abalone shell in striking combinations.

In collaboration with Clinics Can Help, the Palm Beach Gardens’ Kendra Scott boutique will hold an in-store, wrap-up party to help shoppers pick the perfect gift for Mother’s Day (May 13, 2018), and 20 percent of all sales will be donated to Clinics Can Help.

Guests will also enjoy light bites and non-alcoholic beverages on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event will take place at Kendra Scott, The Gardens Mall, 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Lower Level, Nordstrom Court.

RSVP to Maureen Ashe, Director of Community Outreach, Clinics Can Help, 561-640-2995; [email protected].


Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden announced that it would be hosting the 14th annual Connoisseurs Garden Tour, a Mother’s Day Tradition, May 12-13. This year’s Tour is presented by Art By Nature Garden Center in Palm Beach Gardens.

From 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday, May 12, and from 11 am to 4 pm on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, participants can visit seven extraordinary private gardens: two each in Palm Beach Gardens and Wellington, and one in Delray Beach, Lake Worth and West Palm Beach.

“What is unique about our annual Connoisseurs Garden Tour is that guests can visit the gardens at their own pace and sequence,” says Rochelle WolbergCurator-Director at Mounts Botanical Garden, Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest public garden.

The seven private gardens on this year’s Connoisseur Tour include:

Maria Cotts

7339  155th Place North in Palm Beach Gardens

This lovely 2-acre home is an orchid and bromeliad lover’s paradise, partially covered with creeping ficus and large beds of 40 different varieties of bromeliads. As visitors enter the back of the home, they will see  a stunning cornucopia of plants and colors, such as a jade plant growing on a pergola, a stunning vanilla orchid scrambling up a tree, and fabulous pieces of drift wood amidst a lovely patio and pool area. It is a breathtaking first view, but it won’t take long before guests notice a very large shade house filled with over 20 varieties of orchids and other exotic plants, all beautifully maintained.

John & Virginia Rosser

7085  154th Court North in Palm Beach Gardens

This isn’t so much a garden as a wildlife sanctuary for birds, butterflies and bees. Visitors can roam the two acres under oaks, cypress and pine trees with native tillandsias attached to many trees. There are benches to sit and be one with nature while enjoying the sounds of the clucking chickens, rustling squirrels and rabbits, or the drumming of pileated woodpeckers. The plants have been chosen to entice the butterflies, caterpillars, and pollinators which encourage migrating and nesting birds to stop and enjoy a feast. The rear of the property is an apiary for several colonies of bees. There is also access to a canal behind the property with water fowl, tilapia, bass and other fauna of interest.

Greg & Loren Slaydon

807 Avon Road in West Palm Beach

Built in 1925, this historic home in Flamingo Park has  a charming front yard and entry. As visitors stroll through the carport with a pecky cypress ceiling, they will be greeted by a flock of unusual and diverse flamingos and many statuaries the owners have collected for years that fill many niches throughout the property. The back yard is anchored by two massive old mango trees and features many sitting areas nestled in the midst of pockets of bromeliads. Guests can rest or linger under a bougainvillea-covered arbor and listen to the fountain while enjoying a cool beverage.

Tom & Kimberly Helms

9443 Granite Ridge Lane in Wellington

This Mediterranean charmer has succulents, cactus and bromeliads nestled among rocks or covering walls that fill the sunny front yard. The entry features handcrafted vertical succulents cascading around the porch area. The side of the house is partially covered by an amazing cypress tree and a walkway filled with colorful potted plants that leads to the backyard. Spread throughout, the garden has a fine collection of desert roses. The back is surrounded by a fence covered with bougainvillea and lined with masses of brightly colored plants and natives for butterflies and pollinators. In addition, the garden is filled with the sound of running water and chirping caged birds.

Fred & Biddy Fishback

4939  125th Avenue in Wellington

Nestled in the heart of the equestrian community, this 10-acre Royal Palm-lined property offers a spacious front yard with a large pond and dramatic waterfall surrounded by an array of tropical foliage. As plant-lovers walk around the house they are greeted by a dry riverbed garden en route to a beautiful outdoor entertainment complex, complete with a large pool, Chickee hut and Chickee bar built by the Miccosukee, and the crown jewel of the property  an amazing, huge outdoor kitchen all beautifully landscaped. As a bonus, the owner will display many cars from his collection including vintage Cadillac’s, hot rods, muscle cars and award-winning Lamborghinis.

Jim Trinchini & Nancy Byrne

4841 Dolphin Drive in Lake Worth

This whimsical property, comprised of many specialty gardens, reflects the personality and passion of the owners. The tour begins on “story island” a picture-perfect fantasy land of fairies and mythical creatures surrounded by water features and fragrant flowering archways. Follow the signs through a custom-made orchid house and enter an area with a large variety of tropical plants including a Zen and butterfly garden as well as a finch aviary and Koi pond. The tour concludes at the Friendship Garden, where propagated cuttings will be available for purchase to benefit Mounts.

Mitch & Gina Sinberg

605 Wiggin Road in Delray Beach

delightful front garden welcomes guests even before they get to the enchanting house. Lovely crushed shell pathways direct visitors through a beautifully planted large backyard. Sitting areas throughout the garden beckon plant fans to stop and enjoy the calm and relaxing atmosphere created by a tropical paradise of every shade of green. Children of all ages will gasp in delight at the sight of the most fabulous and usable playhouse, plus there is both a putting green and spacious pool area.

How to Get Tickets for the Connoisseurs Garden Tour:

The cost to participate in the annual Connoisseurs Garden Tour is only $20 for Mounts members and $35 for nonmembers.  Children 12 and under are free.

(Note: A ticket to this year’s Connoisseurs Garden Tour includes admission to the eco-friendly exhibition,WASHED ASHORE: Art to Save the Sea, which runs through June 3 at Mounts Botanical Garden).

Tickets may be purchased at the Garden Shop at Mounts Botanical Garden or online They are also available at Art By Nature Garden Center and Green Garden Supply in Palm Beach Gardens, Amelia’s Smarty Plants in Lake Worth, Delray Beach Garden Center and Johnny Mango’s Produce in Delray Beach, Giverny Gardens in Jupiter, and Uncle Bim’s Garden Center in West Palm Beach.


For more information, please call 561.233.1757 or visit   


Most often, it is celebrated by sharing a great meal, and Palm Beach County has a plethora of great restaurants to choose from.  If you’re not sure where to go, don’t fret! We’ve picked a few of our favorites below.


Make reservations now for a nice brunch or dinner with MOM!


For an unforgettable Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 13, ​laud your favorite matriarch ​with red roses, live entertainment, and holiday noshing with all the trimmings at Galley at Hilton West Palm Beach. 

Galley and executive chef Miguel Santiago are celebrating the gastronomic holiday with a Sunday brunch buffet laden with traditional classics, including bespoke omelets, ​egg white frittatas, and ​fluffy croissants. Cheers-worthy cocktails include endless Bloody Mary’s, mimosas, and sangria ($12-15). Mothers will swoon for Galley’s ‘Wood Grill Specialties’ (Florida c​o​bia, New York strip steak, and Italian chorizo); ‘Tapas Display’ (mini beef empanadas, and green papaya-and-grilled chicken skewers); ‘Greens & Flour’ (lobster mac & cheese, wood-fired pizzas, and fresh salads); and ‘Sweet Endings’ (mini cheesecakes, petit fours, macaroons, and tiramisu).

Mother’s Day brunch buffet is $69 per person; $25 for children under 10. Mother’s Day brunch hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations are recommended. 

For more information or to make a reservation, call (561) 231-6100 or visit Follow us on Instagram at @galleywestpalmbeach.   

Galley at Hilton West Palm Beach is located at 600 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33401.


Spend a leisurely Mother’s Day with your favorite Wonder Woman at MIA Kitchen & Bar in Delray Beach. Executive chef Blake Malatesta has created a gastronomic tasting menu, and a trove of bottomless classic cocktails, that will spoil your mom on her special day.

Matriarch-approved starters include a decadent Bagel & Lox Platter with cold-smoked wahoo, seasoned focaccia, egg yolk, roasted garlic crème, and pickle onion salad; Crab Benny stars a buttermilk biscuit topped with a lump crab cake, roasted tomato relish, and a rich Dijon hollandaise; and Quiche Laurent is a masterpiece of crispy pork belly, caramelized onion, aged goat cheese, and truffle eggs.

Tuck into entreés that will make days with mom memorable, like Grilled Florida Lobster with roasted mushroom risotto, caramelized onion, crispy prosciutto & arugula salad, and brandy crème; heavenly Seafood Au Gratin with Key West pink shrimp, lump crab, caramelized onion, cabbage, sambuca cream, and garlic bacon crumble; and the Chicken Pot Pie with braised chicken leg and thigh, chicken sausage, onions and peppers, Florida rice, and tomato sherry crème will make you want to be a kid again.

No one leaves the table without finishing dessert. Appeal to mom’s taste buds with a Strawberry Shortcake Parfait, featuring vanilla and black pepper pound cake, strawberry served “2 ways,” and drizzled with white chocolate crème; or Rhubarb Tarte Tatin, a sweet showstopper of crispy pastry loaded with ricotta, honey, candied pecans, and cinnamon-brandy drizzle.

Mom always had her hands full with you.

Reservations are recommended. Mother’s Day hours are 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bottomless cocktails will be served from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. A regular dinner menu will be available.

For more information or to make a reservation, call (561) 499-2200 or visit

MIA Kitchen & Bar is located at 7901 W. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33446. Follow MIA on Instagram at @ MIA_Kitchen_Bar.  


Loving (and hungry) families seeking to make this Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 13) really special will want to spend it at Caffe Luna Rosa in Delray Beach, where they will have an exceptional dining experience at brunch or dinner — just steps away from the ocean.

“We understand that Mother’s Day is a special day for moms and we want to make it memorable,” says Executive Chef Ernesto DeBlasi. “However, I would urge people to arrive early because we expect a big crowd.” 

Recognized as one of the best places for Sunday brunch in South Florida, Caffe Luna Rosa offers a relaxing atmosphere with outdoor and indoor seating.

Mother’s Day brunch specials prepared by Day Chef Marvin Barrera include grilled shrimp and fresh berry saladwith goat cheese, watermelon radish and citrus vinaigrette, and filet Mignon and shrimp fried rice with julienne vegetables and a chili ponzu sauce drizzle.

In addition, the regular brunch menu includes an outstanding selection of omelets and other egg dishes as well pancakes, waffles and French toast.

Guests who enjoy eggs Benedict will be pleased to see wide selections, ranging from the traditional to the unique including eggs Benedict with lump crab meat or with pastrami/corned beef hash.

There are also salads, sandwiches and main plate dishes available throughout the day.

As the sun goes down, the casual atmosphere turns a little more elegant, making it the perfect choice for a special Mother’s Day dinner.

This Mother’s Day, Chef DeBlasi will be offering up such specials as a Maine lobster cocktail that includes chilled Maine lobster meat with cucumber “spaghetti,” plum tomatoes and blood orange vinaigrette. 

Main courses also include gnocchi Cardinale, house-made potato gnocchi pasta with jumbo lump crab, organic spinach and a San Marzano cream sauce and pan seared filet mignon medallions with roasted mushrooms, buttered asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes.

To find out more, visit or call 561-274-9404.


Celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day at City Cellar, and enjoy a premier dining experience for brunch or dinner at this CityPlace landmark restaurant. Toast mom with unlimited chilled mimosas or endless Bloody Mary’s ($13). Enjoy the expansive brunch menu that features an array of fresh palate pleasing dishes, creatively prepared under the watchful eye of Chef Andris Salmanis and his culinary team.

Brunch offerings include savory eggs benedict, omelets, Belgian waffles, avocado toast, breakfast pizza, and homemade biscuits with sausage gravy. Also, on the menu, City Cellar’s house made signature brunch dishes; the smoked Scottish salmon plate with lemon aioli, or blue crab Florentine with spinach, poached eggs and hollandaise on brioche. Not to worry if you’re treating mom to breakfast in bed, City Cellar will also be serving dinner for an evening out with mom, complete with menu and wine specials.

Brunch is served from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Dinner is served from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Reservations are encouraged, please call, 561.366.0071, or for more information, visit citycellarwpb.

City Cellar Wine Bar and Grille is located at on the second level of City Place at 700 S Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, and offers indoor and outdoor seating.


The Flagler Museum’s Café des Beaux-Arts will offer a special package for Mother’s Day on Saturday, May 12th from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and on Sunday, May 13th from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tickets for Museum Members are $30, $50 for non-members, and $20 for children under age 12 (includes museum admission, tax, and gratuity). Reservations are required.

The celebration of Mother’s Day began during the Gilded Age, when in May of 1914 Congress established it as a national holiday. In the spirit of this tradition, the Flagler Museum invites all mothers and their families to enjoy an elegant Mother’s Day Tea at the Café des Beaux-Arts. In honor of Mother’s Day, each mother will receive a special flower corsage.
For more information, or to purchase tickets please call the Flagler Museum at (561) 655-2833 or visit
If your mom is cooler than other moms, don’t take her to brunch on Mother’s Day–take her out for cocktails at Death or Glory in Delray Beach. Every ‘cool’ mom (read: every mom) will get a complimentary cocktail and a raffle ticket for a fabulous basket.

Death or Glory is located in the historic Falcon House, which was originally built in 1925. Its name was derived from the battle cry motto of the Queen’s Royal Lancers, and made popular in the 1979 song “Death or Glory” by The Clash.  Its canopied, outdoor Tiki Bar and sophisticated, yet laid back vibe, is a popular hangout for Delray Beach locals, as well as a unique dining destination for visitors.

Some cocktail options include Party Like It’s 1999, which is served is in a big, copper disco ball and serves 4-8 people. It includes Absolut Elyx Vodka, pomegranate cordial, grapefruit and apple cider ($65). Or try the Swipe Right with gin, lychee, pink peppercorn, lime and Fever tree Tonic ($14).  The most popular drink at the bar right now is the Rose Tattoo with vodka, a cucumber ribbon, lemon, rose water mist and prosecco ($12).

Death or Glory is located at 116 NE 6th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483. For additional info, call 561.808.8814. Facebook @dealthorglorybar; Instagram @deathorglorybar_delray.


Basque, West Palm Beach’s hottest new restaurant, will celebrate Mother’s Day with a family friendly brunch, live music, specials and complimentary sangria para mama. An a la carte menu is available. Reserve online for parties of six or more at


Brunch will be served on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Basque is located at 320 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach. For more information please visit, follow @eatdrinkbasque or visit Facebook.  


At Louie Bossi’s, Big City Tavern and City Oyster, your child eats ​for ​free on Mother’s Day. One child eats free with any mom, with the purchase of an entree. 

Louie Bossi’s, ​a highly acclaimed Italian restaurant, ​​is ​known for its homemade pastas, breads and pizzas. ​The menu also includes steaks and charcuterie aged in houseThe downtown Fort Lauderdale location is at 1032 East Las Olas Boulevard. The Boca Raton location is at 100 E. Palmetto Park Road at Federal Highway adjacent to the Hyatt Place Hotel.  For more information, call the Boca ​restaurant at: 561.336.6699 or the Fort Lauderdale restaurant at ​954-356-6699 or visit
City Oyster & Sushi Bar is a Big Time Restaurant Group restaurant featuring fresh seafood, a full sushi bar and a rotating selection of fresh oysters from the East and West Coast. The restaurant is located ​at 213 East​

 Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. For more information, visit or call (561)- 272-0220. 

Big City Tavern, at 609 East Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, is a classic American restaurant serving the best food-for-your-mouth cuisine along with a “damn good” beer list. Big City Tavern’s menu features fresh seafood, steaks, pasta, salads and more. Each day, desserts, pastas, breads and gelato are all house-made.For more information, call 954-727-0307 or visit


Josie’s has a special menu for Mother’s Day. Items include Challah French Toast with rum soaked bananas and crisp smoked bacon ($16); Black Truffle Burger with truffle, Romano cheese, black truffle aioli, arugula and peppered bacon (($16); Crab and Lobster Cake Benedict on an English muffin with Old Bay hollandaise and crisp potatoes ($19). Other dishes include a homemade granola parfait, smoked salmon platter, eggs Florentine, eggs benedict, a frittata with broccoli rabe, omelets, pan roasted salmon filet, chicken rigatoni, chopped salad antipasti and more. Bottomless mimosas, white sangria and bloody Mary’s are available for $13 with the purchase of an entrée.


Pasty chef Ashley Roehrig will be preparing her sixteen layer chocolate cake, bananas foster bread pudding and more.


Josie’s Ristorante is located at 1602 South Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL 33435, on the southeast corner of Woolbright and Federal, next to the Intracoastal Bridge.  Reservations are encouraged—call 561.364.9601 or visit


Mother’s Day is more than presents, dinners, tours and hotel stays. It is a day to show how much you care. However you spend your holiday, Palm Beach Happening wishes a Very Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms in your life!