One of the best things about becoming a mom is that you get a whole day dedicated to you. That's right, Mother's Day is sort of like having a second birthday, which is kind of nice because, as a mom, you spend the other 364 days running around the city from storytime to music class to Mandarin. Nobody knows how much you deserve a day off more than City Tot, which lists and reviews just about every single one of those NYC kids activities... and there's a whole lot of them. This Mother's Day, City Tot wants you to indulge, whether you're a mom or a mom-to-be. So they've partnered with us for this year's Well Rounded NY Mother's Day City Guide. Whether you're an uptown girl like Kate or a yoga mama like Hilaria, we've planned out your big day and picked out your gifts. All you have to do is pass it on.
Below, pick what kind of mom you are and what kind of Mother's day you want to have.
Mom Style: Kate Middleton
1. Brunch. Start your day at Eli's Table, a new--and totally delicious--high-end spot from the famous Zabar family.
2. Mom Bag. Just because you have to carry a diaper bag doesn't mean you have to look like you're carrying a diaper bag. Loving the ladies-who-lunch look with the brand new Skip Hop Duet.
3. Jewels. Helen Ficalora knows how to make a mom happy. This gorgeous new Mom charm is a no-brainer for your special day...and every day after.
4. Workout. Whether you're pregnant or a new mom, you're totally entitled to your Physique 57 fix on Mother's Day. Hit up their pre/postnatal class, or download an online workout and do it on your own time.
5. Spa. If there was ever a day to hit the Carlyle, Mother's Day is it. The Sense Spa is totally decadent yet understated.
Image source for Kate.
Mom Style: Karen O
1. Brunch. If you fell in love with Russ & Daughters sandwiches for your hangover cure, you'll fall in love with Russ & Daughters Cafe's brunch for a grown-up (i.e. mom) indulgence.
2. Mom Bag. A Rebecca Minkoff diaper bag is pretty much a right of passage for a downtown mom. Her new Bowie bag was made in partnership with Every Mother Counts, which is dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for mothers around the world.
3. Jewels. Feed your inner rocker with a trinket from edgy downtown jewelry designer Karen Karch. This heart amulet from her onyx collection will be an heirloom for sure - not that you needed an excuse.
4. Workout. If you've scaled back on late nights since getting pregnant or having your babe, you'll love getting loose with 305 Fitness, a dance-cardio workout that even includes a hot DJ.
5. Spa. Sure, the massages at Great Jones Spa are pretty top-notch, but the water lounge is also perfect for people-watching.
Karen image source.
Mom Style: Hilaria Baldwin
1. Brunch. Nourishing your heart and soul starts with nourishing your stomach, and you'll love the nutritious yet charming Cafe Clover in the West Village.
2. Mom Bag. This stylish and functional Honest FEED diaper bag will make you feel as good as you look since Honest's partnership with FEED will provide nutritional support to over 1,500 mothers and children in need.
3. Jewels. The Tulsi Project uses ancient Sanskrit mantras to inspire peace and love with every eco-friendly piece. Plus the brand donates 50% of net profits to charitable causes.
4. Workout. Since you're channeling Hilaria, you might as well hit up her studio Yoga Vida. There's an accessible and inclusive vibe that makes every mama feel welcome, no matter how out of practice she may be.
5. Spa. Relax your body and mind the way the Greeks and Romans did it at Aire Ancient Baths in Tribeca. Chill out in the calm and serene space, or treat yourself to a relaxing massage.
Hilaria image source.
Mom Style: Jaime King
1. Brunch. If you've never explored Greenpoint, Anella is a great reason to start. Critics love it for the excellent food, but we love it for the relaxing outdoor space. Ok, and the food.
2. Mom Bag. We're all about the backpack here in Brooklyn, and Lily Jade's diaper bag version is a must-have for every mama.
3. Jewels. Brooklyn mama Scosha has got a cult following for good reason; her handmade creations are as beautiful as they are distinctive. Take home one of her brand new Little Scosha bracelets and have a mommy & me moment.
4. Workout. Make your way back to Greenpoint to hit up Maha Rose before mama duty calls. From Reiki to laughter yoga to dance rituals, you'll work out your soul as much as your body.
5. Spa. Skip the traditional spa and head to Brooklyn Herborium for a facial treatment from the shop's holistic experts. They also offer healing phototherapy and make one of our favorite natural skin care lines, Between You & The Moon.
Jaime image source.
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