Wednesday, May 01, 2013

THE ULTIMATE MOTHERS DAY FUN GIFT GUIDE

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FASHION - DINING & STYLE
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“Empowered by Jen Groover” Jewelry Collection



Jen Groover



Inspire mom to live the best life possible with a gift from the “Empowered by Jen Groover” jewelry collection. Designed by empowerment and business expert, entrepreneur and inventor of the popular Butler Bag by Jen Groover, each pendant, bracelet and key ring is engraved with one of Jen Groover’s most popular personal quotes from her motivational speeches. These quotes serve as a reminder to live life with passion and purpose, and have been proven to inspire audiences to reach for the maximum potential. Pieces from the “Empowered by Jen Groover” jewelry collection range in price from $20 - $35 and are available online at www.jengroover.com.



Jen Groover is a highly sought after speaker, author, designer, television show host and media contributor, spokeswoman, inventor and advocate. She began her entrepreneurial career right out of college in the fitness industry, with a focus in personal training, speaking and as a national level fitness competitor. Her success skyrocketed with the creation of the Butler Bag, the world's first compartmentalized handbag, and hasn't stopped since. Her name has become synonymous with innovation and entrepreneurship. Groover has been tagged by SUCCESS magazine as a “One-Woman Brand” and a “Creativity and Innovation Guru,” a leading “Serial Entrepreneur” by Entrepreneur magazine and has recently launched her own PBS television special, “Empowered: Keys to Unlocking Your Unlimited Potential.”



Cashmere Sweater or Scarf from Christopher Fischer




We know that being a mom isn’t easy. It has its fair share of stress, so treat yourself or the mothers who matter most in your life to what they really want. Renowned for balancing modernity and style, Christopher Fischer Cashmere truly knows how to reinvent classic cashmere. Made from the finest and lightest raw materials imaginable, Christopher Fischer scarves are the perfect accessory for a chic daytime or evening look even in the spring and summer months. Designs such as the Caden Crinkle Scarf create an effortlessly fashion-forward look—it’s no wonder they’ve become a favorite amongst celebrity moms like Courtney Cox, Sofia Vergara, Gisele Bündchen, and Jessica Alba.

Christopher Fischer Madison Avenue | 1225 Madison Avenue | New York, NY | 212.831.8880

Christopher Fischer SoHo | 80 Wooster Street | New York, NY | 212.965.9009

Christopher Fischer Southampton | 52 Jobs Lane | Southampton, NY | 631.204.9090

Christopher Fischer East Hampton | 67 Main Street | East Hampton, NY | 631.907.0900






Butler Bag: The World’s First Compartmentalized Handbag


Butler Bag




The perfect gift for moms on the move, the Butler Bag will help keep her bag of tricks organized. Created by empowerment and business expert, entrepreneur, author, award-winning designer and mother of two, Jen Groover, the Butler Bag features a compartmentalized interior with a place for everything, as well as a zippered “privacy pocket.” The versatile and fashionable Butler Bag with woven leatherlike finish is available in pink and white for $19.99, exclusively from Avon representatives and online at www.avon.com.





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A Day of Pampering at Angelo David Salon


Angelo David Salon




Celebrity Hairstylist Angelo David of New York City’s Angelo David Salon, along with his team of renowned hair, makeup, brow, and makeover specialists invite you to treat mom to an indulgent experience with a day of pampering or an Angelo David Salon gift card.



At Angelo David Salon, mom can get the look she has always wanted—completely customized for desired volume, length, color and look. As the innovator of Couture Hair™ Extensions & Additions, Angelo David is one of the leading salons that can address any hair challenge with the finest solutions available in the world today.



Angelo David Salon | 48 East 43rd Street | New York, NY

212.883.6620 | info@angelodavid.com






A Brow Makeover at Joey Healy Eyebrow Studio


Joey Healy Salon




For an out-of-the-box gift for a beauty loving mom, treat her to a brow makeover with Celebrity Eyebrow Stylist Joey Healy at Joey Healy Eyebrow Studio in New York City. Signature services available at the Joey Healy Eyebrow studio include eyebrow shaping, eyebrow tinting, eyebrow blueprint, event makeup and makeup lessons.



A triple threat in the beauty industry, Joey Healy is a prominent eyebrow stylist, professional makeup artist and licensed esthetician. With his skill and unique approach for creating the ideal arch, Joey launched his mobile eyebrow styling division in late 2009 and The Joey Healy Eyebrow Collection in 2011; the result, a chic way for men and women to tame and maintain exquisite eyebrows. Utilizing his talents, Joey has become a favorite among celebrities and companies including Kyra Sedgwick, Aviva Drescher, Jill Zarin and Carole Radziwill of The Real Housewives of New York, Andy Cohen of Watch What Happens Live, Chaske Spencer of Twilight, Sean Young of Blade Runner, Gretchen Jones season 8 winner of Project Runway, the New York City Ballet, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bravo!, Neiman Marcus, Dress for Success, MTV and many more.



Joey Healy Brow Studio | 315 Fifth Avenue, Suite 707 | New York, NY

917.288.3548 | joey@joeyhealy.com



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Mother-Daughter Reading Package from

Celebrity Psychic Thomas John




Bridge the generation gap by exploring the past and future with a psychic or mediumship reading from Celebrity Psychic Thomas John. This Mother’s Day, Thomas John is offering an exclusive Mother-Daughter Reading Package for $200, which includes two back-to-back 30 minute psychic or mediumship readings. The Mother-Daughter Reading Package is available for purchase online at www.mediumthomas.com now through May 12, 2013.



Thomas John is an internationally regarded psychic medium and clairvoyant, as well as a published author and life coach, who has conducted hundreds of readings around the world. Known for his accuracy and detailed readings, Thomas John has provided evidence of the survival of consciousness to clients ranging from doctors, lawyers, Wall Street moguls, several high-profile celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Courteney Cox, Jenny McCarthy, Sean Young, Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer, Sanaa Lathan and Gabriel Soto, as well as individuals such as, Lynne White, Donny Deutsch, Magee Hickey and Judy Licht.



Thomas John regularly contributes to HollywoodLife.com and has been featured by top media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, OK! Magazine, Travel Channel, The Jenny McCarthy Show and The Trisha Show. He is also a regular guest on 103.9 WFAS FM and 77 WABC AM.



347.637.8592 | info@mediumthomas.com





“What If? & Why Not?” By Jen Groover


 Jen Groover





In the inspiring book, “What If? & Why Not?” empowerment and business expert, entrepreneur and inventor of the popular Butler Bag by Jen Groover shows readers how to transform their fears into action by rethinking the negative questions that can lead to failure before even getting started. “What If? & Why Not?” is available in hardcover for $24.99 online at www.jengroover.com and at book stores nationwide. The Kindle edition is available for $11.99 online at www.amazon.com.



Being an entrepreneur, Groover says, is not just about selling a product. It is about personal growth—about taking your vision and bringing it to fruition, and about always pushing yourself to take that vision further. What gets in your way is not the money you don’t have, or what you don’t know about the industry you want to get into—it is believing you cannot do it, that you do not have the power or the resources you need to make your dream into a reality.



Groover walks readers step by step through ten negative “What If?” questions—What if I don’t know what I’m doing? What if I don’t have the money? What if I fail?—and how to turn them around by asking yourself: What if I can learn? What if I don’t need much money? What if I succeed? She also asks “What Not?”: Why not find a mentor or take a class? Why not ask for investors? Why not try?



With dozens of personal stories from successful entrepreneurs in areas as diverse as dog walking and handbag-invention, plus practical advice for every step of your journey, What If? and Why Not? is the most complete guide available to help you you start the business of your dreams.







Membership to Over 40 Females 


Women’s Networking Platform





The perfect gift for the mother with an entrepreneurial bent, a membership to Over 40 Females would help enable the business-savvy mom in your life by placing her in a national network of like-minded businesswomen. Online-only national memberships are just $5.95 a month, with individual memberships allowing access to networking and empowerment events across the country for $150 a year.



Over 40 Females was founded in January 2010 by Judy Goss, a former editor and TV spokeswoman for More Magazine. Judy traveled around the country meeting hundreds of women who wanted to be heard and celebrated. She created Over 40 Females to give women over the age of 40 a platform to be heard, to network and to encourage, with the motto "Connect, Encourage and Inspire." Since the fall of 2011, multiple chapters have been established nationwide to represent women everywhere who are joining this rapidly expanding group.



888.954.5552 | info@over40females.com





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Gift Certificate to Bobby Van’s Steakhouses


Bobby Vans Steakhouse




Give the gift of a true New York steakhouse experience from Bobby Van’s Steakhouses. Established in 1969, Bobby Van’s Steakhouses have become a staple of New York City dining. Each of Bobby Van’s five Manhattan locations offers a prime selection of steaks, chops and seafood, perfect for a special holiday meal. Created with a dedication to superior customer service and quality food, Bobby Van’s still maintains the same high standards more than four decades later. The restaurants’ warm staff and classic dishes will ensure that all guests feel at home during the holidays.



Bobby Van’s gift certificates can be purchased in any denomination either online at www.bobbyvans.com or at your nearest Bobby Van’s Steakhouse location. Additionally, you can share a piece of this New York icon with a gift of Bobby Van’s classic steakhouse steak knives or signature steak sauce, which are also available for purchase at Bobby Van’s Steakhouse location.



Bobby Van’s Steakhouse “The Original” | 230 Park Avenue | New York City | 212.867.5490

Bobby Van’s Steakhouse & Vault Grill | 25 Broad Street | New York City | 212.344.8463

Bobby Van’s Grill | 135 West 50th Street | New York City | 212.957.5050

Bobby Van’s Steakhouse East Side | 131 East 54th Street | New York City | 212.207.8050

Bobby Van’s Grill Times Square | 120 West 45th Street | New York City | 212.575.5623

BV’s Burger | 120 W 45th Street Courtyard | New York City | 212.575.2599




Chic Sunday Brunch at the Ivy Restaurant & Grill



Ivy Grill




Take your mom to New York’s latest destination to dine and drink, the Ivy Restaurant and Grill. Located in Hell’s Kitchen, this chic new restaurant features an extensive menu of expertly-crafted dishes, perfectly paired wines, signature cocktails and artisanal beers. This Mother’s Day, the Ivy is offering their recently unveiled $30 pre fixe brunch menu. You and your mom will enjoy a choice of one entrée including gourmet options such as the Steak and Eggs, two eggs sunny side up with an 8 oz. hanger steak or the Red Velvet Pancakes, three red velvet pancakes with a sweet cream cheese drizzle. Complement the meal with unlimited Red or Yellow Bloody Marys, Mimosas or Bellinis.



Perfectly situated just steps away from the Hearst Magazine headquarters, the Ivy Restaurant and Grill is New York City’s newest fashionable haunt. Guests will love the mood Ivy’s décor sets for Sunday brunch or a night out on the town. The low or high top tables, private VIP area, and gorgeous sprawling bar offer the flexibility to take your evening from routine to exceptional. Exposed brick offset with neutral crown moldings create an atmosphere that encourages guests to pull up a seat to Ivy’s expansive bar. Wooden tables, burning candles, and decorative lanterns create a warm space to enjoy time spent with friends and family.




Ivy Restaurant & Grill | 944 8th Avenue At 56th Street | New York, NY

212.459.9444 | jacob@ivybarnyc.com




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An Idyllic Hampton’s Weekend at Southampton Inn



The best gift for mom is time spent together. Enjoy a weekend getaway at the Southampton Inn (right in the Village of Southampton), in a classic guest room with plush Tempur-Pedic beds. Find a shady spot to read on Southampton Inn’s beautifully manicured lawns, enjoy the spectacular spring flowers, walk along magnificent Cooper Beach, and let Southampton Inn help you explore all the great things to do in the Hamptons.



Saturday night: $299 plus tax

Add on Friday for a weekend rate of $449 plus tax



On Saturday, May 11, 2013, The Southampton Historical Museum is offering an extraordinary tour of six historic (and very private) estates followed by a champagne reception and art exhibit preview. $75 per person in advance, or $90 per person on day of tour. Call (631)283-2494 or visit http://southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org/.



Browse the boutique shops (some of which provide discounts to Southampton Inn guests) or pamper mom with a massage at a nearby spa while the front desk makes reservations for a special Saturday evening dinner at a local restaurant.



On Sunday, Southampton Inn's own OSO restaurant will host its annual "Best of the Best" breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the dining room (or outside, weather permitting).



Southampton Inn | 91 Hill Street | Southampton, NY

631.283.6500 | reservations@southamptoninn.com





Girl’s Night Out at Southampton’s Hotspot 75 Main





This Mother’s Day, take your mom to 75 Main for a night of food and fun. A Southampton hotspot for more than twenty years, 75 Main has been transformed by new owner Zach Erdem into a year-round see-and-be-seen restaurant and lounge. 75 Main unites traditional Italian cuisine and a bustling late-night romp for unique entertainment on the East End. The vast menu hosts a variety of impeccable cuisine with a time-honored menu, and when the dinner crowd departs, 75 Main is transformed into an exciting lounge with DJs, drink specials and live radio broadcasts.



An array of celebrities, politicians and influencers frequent 75 Main throughout every season, including Sarah Jessica Parker, LA Reid, Kelly Ripa, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Howard Stern, Sonja Morgan, Pierce Brosnan, Paris Hilton , Barbara Walters, Jason Kidd, and Alex Rodriquez, plus many others who love being able to indulge in a glass of wine with 75 Main’s extensive wine list of French, Italian and California wines.





75 Main | 75 Main Street | Southampton, NY





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Decadent Mother’s Day Brunch at

eleven14 Kitchen at The JHouse Greenwich


Eleven14




Enjoy Mother’s Day brunch at eleven14 Kitchen, the exquisite fine dining restaurant at The JHouse Greenwich, Connecticut’s hottest new boutique hotel. eleven14 Kitchen will offer a special three-course prix fixe Mother’s Day brunch prepared by Chef François Kwaku-Dongo for $55 per person. A two-course prix fixe children’s menu is also available for $25 per person.



Guests will enjoy live music and menu items including House Smoked Salmon with potato galette, egg, capers and dill cream; Hand Cut Steak Tartare with Tuscan extra virgin olive oil, egg yolk and house blend of spices; Eggs Benedict with house smoked salmon and hollandaise; Soft French Style Omelet with asparagus, goat cheese and wild mushrooms; Sea Salt Crusted Baked Striped Bass with baby artichoke, spaghetti zucchini, heirloom tomato and chanterelles and Free-Range Stuffed Chicken with Amish cheddar, caramelized vegetables and natural jus.



eleven14 Kitchen focuses on using ingredients as nature intended and prides itself on its tradition of simplicity and sustainability. eleven14 Kitchen offers a wide selection of globally influenced seasonal American cuisine, featuring fresh ingredients and locally sourced foods. With an open wood-fire oven in full view and a glass-walled, in-house patisserie, guests can watch as their meals and desserts are artfully prepared.



eleven14 Kitchen at The JHouse Greenwich | 1114 E. Putnam Avenue | Greenwich, CT

 



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