Every day is Mothers Day. A Mom is a Mom is a Mom. Forever. The age of our off-spring has no bearing on the situation. They are always our kids, and whether near or far, on this special “Mom’s Day” they are in our hearts and minds, as we are in theirs. A gift of recognition, a single rose given with love, is a gesture all moms enjoy. And there are as many attitudes about Mothers Day as there are mothers.
For the mom who doesn’t need anything and doesn’t want anything, this is an offer she can’t refuse.
We all like a good story. The legend of Don Julio Tequila begins in 1942, when a young Don Julio Gonzales sees a once in a lifetime opportunity in tequila production. He doesn’t own much, but what he does possess is a dream and the singular devotion needed to bring it to life. He is granted a loan to start his first tequila distillery, La Primavera, in the Jaliscan Highlands. For the next forty years, Don Julio would devote his life to making the world’s finest tequila. When it would come time to harvest, he’d harvest each plant one by one, picking only the agaves at optimum maturity and health. His devotion to his craft truly knew no limits. The result? A tequila with exceptional substance and indisputable spirit.
Tequila Sunrise with Prosecco
- 1oz Don Julio Blanco Tequila
- 2oz prosecco
- 2oz freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1oz cherry syrup
- blood orange slice
- Add chilled Don Julio Blanco Tequila to a glass. Add chilled Prosecco. Add Orange Juice.
- Add cherry syrup and garnish with the blood orange slice.
For the mom who has everything, a very personal treat.
The Vivier Skin Anti-Aging Program is my personal favourite. I indulge in this collection of pharmaceutical-grade products from time to time. My experience is that it really does reduce fine lines and wrinkles and softens expression lines. During winter, what I call the skin-drying season, it results in my skin looking radiant and even. Each Vivier Program is designed as a complete end-to-end routine to Prepare, Target, Moisturize and Protect your skin. Each pH balanced product prepares the skin for the next step and when combined as directed, you will see visible results. The elegant bag contains six full size products.
For the mom who wouldn’t mind a little something, a shareable gift of sweets.
It is accurate to say that Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland are made from the purest and finest ingredients, and are handmade in a small family-run factory just outside Zurich, Switzerland. The Champagne Truffles are made with Dom Perignon Champagne. The chocolate that is used is 100% fair trade. They don’t even use chemical colouring for the marzipan. Those pink and green colours come from beets and spinach leaves. Since there are no preservatives, Teuscher chocolates have a short shelf life of about two to eight weeks to ensure freshness. For obvious reasons, that has never been a problem, since by than time there will be only the ghost-of-chocolates-past. These beautiful boxes, however, will last as a keepsake for many, many years.
Sara Waxman, OOnt, is an award-winning restaurant critic, best-selling cookbook author, food and travel journalist and has eaten her way through much of the free world for four decades, while writing about it in books, newspapers and magazines. She is the Editor in Chief of DINE and Destinations magazine.