On Sunday, May 13 at 8 pm, four-time Grammy Award nominee and R&B icon Charlie Wilson and Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum selling recording artist Fantasia Barrino will perform a special Mother’s Day concert at The Paradise Theater in the Bronx, NY. Joonbug had the chance to catch up with Uncle Charlie and find out why he got involved in this event and what his future plans are!
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Bring mom here for a special meal. Located in the Gansevoort Hotel Park South, this spectacular restaurant is going to have a pop-up flower shop with hand-made bouquets and a rosewater cocktail for every mother during brunch. Executive Chef Marco Porceddu has created a special menu for mom which includes many innovative Italian dishes. Flower service is available from 11am to 1pm and brunch is from 11am to 4pm. All dishes are a la carte and don't forget to ask for the special dish list. Menu items include Shrimp Frittata with Zuccini, Mushrooms, Tomoni Cheese, Fresh Herbs, Sage and Orange Pappardelle with Monk Fish, Watercress and Pacific Sole with Caramelized Belgian Endive, Celery Root Sauce. You can also have a Champagne and Butternut Squash Pudding.
The day after Mother's Day brings mamas another day to celebrate...er, themselves! The League of Professional Theatre Women are presenting The Legacy Project, a tribute to pioneering female producers and the foremothers of the American stage at the Martin E. Segal Theatre. The program is offering a day of symposia on great figures in theatre such as Eva Le Gallienne, Margo Jones, Susan Glaspell, Lucille Lortel, Cheryl Crawford, Margaret Webster, and Hallie Flanagan. This is the perfect present to show your mother that you know what she's into...and it's educational! Check out the dynamic schedule below:
Moms are special people and even more special if they can cook! Our moms make our favorite meals on our birthdays, the perfect chicken soup when we’re sick, and she bakes the cookies that holidays wouldn’t be the same without. This Sunday is Mother’s Day, the day when moms all over the country get served breakfast in bed and you actually need to do your chores when asked the first time. So what’s the perfect present for the mom who loves to cook and has passed on her love of cooking, or just eating delicious foods, down to us? Here are five great ideas for the foodie mom in your life!
There is perhaps no other instituion on Collins avenue more symbolic of the South Beach renaissance that occurred in the 90's than The Delano. Ahead of the game back then, the iconic Philippe Starck-designed hotel continues to be ahead of the curve by periodically reinventing itself, which usually includes changing up some of the restaurants. One of the newer additions to the hotel's dining options is Bianca, an Italian restaurant that opened with a typical SoBe bang this past January and seems to continue to do well.
The fare at Bianca consists of that brand of Italian cuisine that become to be a trademark of Miami Beach dining - closer to the Italian cuisine eaten in Italy than to the red sauce, spaghetti and meatballs Italian-American cuisine that the rest of the country is probably more familiar with - which translates into homemade pastas, fresh seafood, and light antipasti. Starting on Mother's Day, Bianca will be "putting the B in brunch" with a spread that includes Italian delicacies alongside much-loved brunch staples. Menu offerings will include a selection of sushi and rolls from Umi Sushi & Sake Bar, which took the place of Blue Sea, as well as a selection of chilled shellfish, Bloody Mary Oyster Shooters, and caviar. The buffet will also include an array of charcuterie, prosciutto, and artisan salumi alongside signature homemade Bianca pastas. Of course, no brunch buffet is complete without the requisite omelet and Belgian waffle stations, and in true brunch buffet form, Bianca will also be offering a carving station featuring rosemary prime rib. The restaurant's head pastry chef will also be offering his dessert and pastry creations.
She gave birth to you, she raised you, she loved you, and if you're lucky, she probably cooked for you, too. Mothers are, without a doubt, extremely important. While we should be good children and celebrate our mothers every day of the year, it is on Mother's Day that we go all out and really show our appreciation to that woman who did so much for us. While Mother's Day celebrations are only limited by one's imagination, it seems as if the consensus is that a lavish brunch in in order....at least that's the idea that Miami's many restaurants offering Mother's Day brunches are seemingly pushing. Here are few suggestions that stand out:
Mother's Day is right around the corner, and instead of waiting last minute to make your plans, we've got a list of great deals going on in the concrete jungle that are sure to make your mom's heart melt. From cruises to shows and of course plenty of grub, here's your guide to giving your mother a day she will surely remember!
- Make your mama's heart melt this Mother's Day by booking a two hour brunch or three hour dinner cruise aboard the Hornblower Hybrid. May 13th at 12pm, the ship will sail along the New York Harbor for brunch and at 7pm for dinner, both featuring live entertainment. The ship sails from Pier 40 at the Westside Highway and Houston Street. The perfect gift for the eco conscious mom, this Hybrid has both stunning architectural design, as well as environmentally friendly elements including repurposed and recycled materials, recycled glass Vetrazzo countertops, and low voltage LED mood lighting. The ship also has oversized windows, a viewing atrium, and two outdoor sundecks, giving prime viewing opportunities to guests.
May 13th is quickly approaching and we know there are still some of you out there who have yet to buy a Mother’s Day gift. No matter which type of mom you are shopping for, it’s important to find a gift that shows how rockin’ this lady is. But if you've been procrastinating, don’t fret! We here at Glam Damn It have got you covered. Take a look at some of the latest trends suitable for every type of mom!
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Mothers get one day out of the year to be celebrated for all they do. They’re unsung heroes every other day of their lives and they’re saddled with the most thankless of tasks. They fed us, clothed us, raised us, and sometimes they did it all on their own. Frankly, putting up with us for years seems like a Herculean task on its own, but many of our mothers did it, and they did it with a lot of love. Paying tribute to the modern mothers of the world is photographer Heidi Lender, with a photoset appropriately titled She Can Leap Tall Buildings.
The annual Mothers Day Brunch that takes place at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens is something special and not to be missed! The 83 acre setting has one of the world's preeminent botanic gardens including rare plants, palms, cycads flowering trees and so much more! This is by far the most gorgeous in South Florida, offering guests a lavish setting with undeniable beauty! They even offer tours on a Tram that takes you all around the gardens; really giving you in depth information on all the plants that surround you. Every corner you look, pure beauty within nature makes this experience jaw dropping!