Hot on the heels of Valentine's Day comes another commercialised cheese-fest; Mothers' Day. Rather than splurging on temporary pleasure like chocolates and flowers, why not spend some time with your mum instead?Switch your phone off for a couple of hours, catch up, have a natter, and enjoy some quality mother-daughter time. Here are my top recommendations.
Porchester Baths is London's oldest spa, located in a beautiful art deco building dating back to the 1920s. Featuring two relaxation Russian stream rooms, three Turkish hot rooms and a newly installed Finnish sauna cabin, once visitors have built up a sweat, they can cool off in the Ice Cold Plunge Pool. Ladies can attend on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, entrance is £23, aromatherapy and beauty treatments are extra.There's a lovely lounging-about area where you can just lie back with a herbal tea and relax.Bliss.
TART Saturday 13th 2-6pm
Tart is the ultimate pampering afternoon- perfect for mothers and daughters. Combining vintage styling, make-up sessions by benefit, cocktail making classes from Hendricks gin and delicious tea from Vintage Patisserie; all in the luxury setting of boutique hotel 40 Winks.
Cafe du Pique-Nique
What better way to speed up summer's arrival than an indoor summer picnic, complete with lifelike grass, trees and sunshine; SAD treatment bright light boxes.Everything you’d want inside your dream hamper will be on offer at the café, from Courvoisier summer punches, smoked salmon sandwiches and strawberries, to award winning cider, pork pies and a selection of homemade cakes.Open midday to midnight.
Mothers' Day Flower Arranging Workshop Sat 13th 9.30-11.30am
Bake-A-Boo has teamed up with Liz Inigo Jones of blue sky flowers to teach you and your mum the ins and outs of flower arranging. £45 includes all materials and tools, and you get to take your flowers home with you. Plus Bake-A-Boo's delicious tea and cake to keep you going.