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Mom and me
Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mom's out there from Gen's Delights mother and daughter team: Genevieve PM Roy and Monica Wong !
Her love is unconditional; her name is probably the first word you spoke. She raised, fed, bathed and nursed you when you were sick. Her presence lifts you up when you feel down and she constantly teaches you to stand tall, proud and never stop reaching for your dreams. She may not be perfect, but she is irreplaceable and you love her just as she is.
On May 8th around the world, we celebrate Mother’s day, a moving homage to the most important woman in your life. Your mother is unique and should be treated to fun activities and gifts that will bring out her inner and outer beauty under all its forms.
Below I present some nifty gifts, activities and ideas that are sure to make mom feel special!
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Win this necklace from Mary&Mark ---See bottom of article for contest details.
Ticket’s to mom’s heart:
Maybe as a little girl she caressed the dream of being an acrobat on a swing or a diva of the silver screen? Maybe she still sings in the shower? Tons of interesting shows are in town for all interests and budgets, why not surprise her with a pair of tickets and put mom in the spotlight!
Cirque du Soleil's new show LUZIA is in town!
Whisk mom away to the warmth and colors of imaginary Mexico. The name LUZIA fuses the sound of “luz” (light in Spanish) and “lluvia” (rain), two elements at the core of the show’s creation. Find out where dreams are made and explore a wondrous world that will inspire mom to use and rediscover her senses.
With best selling shows all across the world, Cirque is a sure bet for spectacular entertainment and smiles on Mother's day.
BAD JEWS at the Segal Center
Does mom like to laugh until her sides hurt? Take her to see BAD JEWS, the hilarious, edgy and brilliant new play by Joshua Harmon. Find out what happens when three cousins, reunited in a cramped Manhattan apartment, have to fight over a precious family heirloom. Guaranteed laughter for all and an exciting exploration of faith, family and legacy. After the play, don’t forget to invite mom for a drink in the adjoining bar.
Mother’s Day the Film
To have an intimate and spectacular cinema date with mom, treat her to a bucket of popcorn, drinks and a pair of VIP tickets to see Mother’s Day the film at select VIP Cineplex Theaters. Seated on comfy couches and maybe with a glass of wine you will be able to laugh at the funny mishaps of the lead all-star cast including Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson , Julia Roberts. The story is about lost connections, friends and three generations that come together in the week leading up to Mother's Day.
Tahitian Dance show Tamari'i no Tahiti
Next show on May 8th - 3510 Chemin de la Côte-des-neiges
Bring mom to see spectacular show that will introduce her to Polynesian culture and spirit ! After a sold-out performance on April 30th, The Tamari'i no Tahiti dance troupe is pleased to present its second Tahitian dance night on the evening of the 8th of May. A colorful event heightened by a group of 50 dancers and a live orchestra!
Tamarii no Tahiti
Festival Accès Asie ( Asian Festival)
Running May 5th to the 29th 2016
Surprise mom with tickets to some of the eclectic and colorful shows of Festival Accès Asie. This Festival of multi-disciplinary Asian themed delights features performers from various musical, visuals arts, new media, dance and film backgrounds to celebrate the history and the cultural richness of Canadians of Asian origins.
A Day or Night at the Museum
Does your mom have a thirst for knowledge? Indulge mom’s constant quest for new discoveries and take her to one of Montreal’s numerous museums and exhibitions:
Curiosities – The Stewart Museum Collection Visited by Jérôme Fortin
In case you were wondering......A Snuff Mull from Scotland, 19th century
Is your family home overflowing with collectable objects that mom has gathered and kept over the years? Maybe they are worth a fortune! The Stewart Museum, celebrating its 60th anniversary, has invited contemporary artist Jérôme Fortin to bring together extraordinary and eclectic objects from the Museum’s collections to create a unique exhibition inspired by 16th century curiosity cabinets. Mom is sure to be surprised by some of the objects on display and it will be fun to discover worlds that are both remarkable and whimsical.
Observe the transit of Mercury at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium
Genevieve PM Roy
Take the TIME to discover the Stars and the origins of the Universe at the Montreal Planetarium.
Since November 12, 2014 as part of their “Hurry up and Slow down” theme, Montreal’s Space for Life recently launched Vertiges and Tempo: two new multimedia shows at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium.
Can’t take mom out on Sunday? No problem, on Monday the 9th, invite mom for an early breakfast and then bring her to the Planetarium to take a unique peek into our solar system by observing the transit of the planet Mercury in front of the Sun. This rare astronomical phenomenon takes place on average only 13 times a century and this year it will be visible in its entirety in Québec: a first since 1960! Observation conditions look promising, so don’t miss it!
Health, Beauty and Pampering:
She washes, cleans, cooks, holds a job and generally works hard to keep the family running. It’s time that someone reminds your supermom that she is a shining diva that deserves to be pampered and taken care of!
Scandinavian Spa Mont Tremblant and Borivage restaurant:
Escape the noise of the city and whisk mom away to Mont Tremblant. Make reservations at restaurant Borivage, one of the finest gastronomic venues in the city that will charm her with its authentic Quebec flavors and rustic atmosphere. The restaurant will be open for a buffet lunch on Mother’s Day with a special menu designed for the occasion by their resident Chef David Ouellet. If you cannot make brunch, do check out their equally scrumptious Whisky bar menu
Scrumptious after Scandinavian spa meal at Borivage Whisky bar 2396 Rue Labelle, Mont-Tremblant, QC J0T 1M0
To wind down after your meal, invite her to relax mind, body and soul at the amazing outdoor Scandinavian Spa that offers a serene surrounding with pristine clean hot & cold Scandinavian baths.
Scandinavian spa summer
A day at the spa would include the repetition of the water circuit: alternating between hot and cold baths followed by long periods of relaxation wrapped in plushy dress robes by the outdoor fireplace, the Eucalyptus steam room or the Finnish sauna.
For the ultimate pampering & relaxation Mother’s day experience, treat mom and yourself to a tandem Swedish massage or other therapeutic treatments that are performed by experienced, professional masseurs. Now, that is La Dolce Vita !
Say it with a gift!
Her time is precious and so is yours. If you rather surprise mom with a gift, why not give her something that she will find useful and even boost her femininity? Here below are some amazing gift items that I recently discovered at the National Woman's Show this past weekend:
Itza - The Ultimate Hair Towel
Gone are the days where you have to wear an extra bulky wet towel over your head that keeps falling off. Itza offers a stylish and space efficient towel for any hair length that's easy to use!
Mother and two daughter team created a nifty hair towel that is easy to use and fashionable! @Itzaproducts
Comfortable and High quality undies from Majolieboite.ca
It's not only young women who like the comfort of soft and silky undies and socks. My mom loved the variety of high quality products on offer from majolieboite and it was fun to pick and choose models together. As their company motto goes: so that your undies reflect the Goddess in your mother !
I'm officially in 'undie LOVE' with these high quality and ultra comfortable underwear carefully selected and shipped in scented boxes directly to you by majolieboite.ca . The lovely ladies running this company test all of their lines on women of various shapes and sizes and only select garments that are practical, durable and breathable without loosing the 'sexy' appeal.
I especially love the yoga and Spain imported Janira brand they carry !
Abracadabra strapless bras
Not only do these bras have amazing skin contact and are safe to use ( made with surgical silicone), they also will give your mom an awesome cleavage that will enhance any summer gown. She ( and dad ) will definitely thank you for this one.
There was a long line-up at the Woman's show this weekend for these sexy and very practical strapless Abracadabra push up bras They go up to E cup and give a defined cleavage - perfect for that new backless evening gown or strapless summer dress that mom would like to wear this summer
Mary & Mark
To go for a more traditional gift, treat mom to a stunning Swarovski crystal element earring and necklace set- without breaking the bank. These gorgeous sets are designed and imported by brother and sister team Mary&Mark. They offer quality jewels that provide glamour and shine to any woman
This dynamic brother and sister team Mary&Mark import stunning Swarovski crystals to create their jewels.With the help of a designer, they arrange the crystals into statement necklace and earring sets!Perfect for that special lady in your life or to glam up mothers day!
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