What Moms Really Want:
Ask a new mom and she’ll tell you “Sleep.” Ask a mom whose children are out of the house and in a good place, and she’ll answer “World peace.”
Ask a new mom and she’ll tell you “Sleep.” Ask a mom whose children are out of the house and in a good place, and she’ll answer “World peace.” The truth is, moms are members of the understanding sex and they’re happy with any token of love and appreciation, which is not to say that they wouldn’t be ecstatically happy to receive a special something.
If the skies continue to open, one of the bright-colored North Face rain parkas at Parkers may be just the thing this Mother’s Day (May 11).
On the other end of the giving spectrum is the Temple St. Clair moonstone and diamond necklace, or the Buccellati 18-karat gold “Torcha” cuff at Woodrow Jewelers.
Active moms — who isn’t? — would love to sport the Roberto Coin diamond pave letter with their initial on an 18-karat chain, also at Woodrow.
For those who want to just curl up with a book, Arcade Books has a selection of three novels written by women: “Boy, Snow, Bird” by Helen Oyeyemi; “Frog Music” by Emma Donoghue; and “You Should Have Known” by Jean Hanff Korelitz.
Rye Camera can help you put together a family collage or the perfect portrait for mom to display in whatever room she calls her own.
If you’re planning a special getaway for mom, she’ll need a Jonathan Adler print Tumi suitcase (in pink) or one of the colorful Baggallini travel accessories, at Parkers.
Need to pack a classic? Angela’s has one, a beige and black silk crepe shift dress by Chloé for that dinner in the city. We’re talking Paris and Rome, Dad. Their Pucci tote will take her far too.
When you get where you’re going, or just because, Isabelle’s Fine Jewelry is the place to find a necklace of large light blue pearls. Or treat her royally with a 14-karat gold multi-colored gemstone necklace from Royal Jewels.
Walin & Wolff has the blues, great ones: a turquoise large Gigi leather tote, blue and white LK Bennett clutch, Miriam Salat earrings, and Pono necklace.
If you’re running out of time to buy her a present, Open House will help with one-stop shopping for the home: an agate-topped box for her special things; perfume bottles in updated shapes; frames, soaps, and notepaper; light blue glass boxes; and to express that undying love, a metal infinity knot.
And if the whole family is ready to embrace and care for a new member —Dana Rocco of the New Rochelle Humane Society reports that they currently have 50 dogs and puppies, 120 cats and kittens, two rabbits, and two ferrets perfect for adoption.