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March 2014 / Diary / by Ali Howard

For the love of mums

We heard a really lovely saying the other day: Home is where your mum is. And it’s so true – no matter how grown up we think we are (and even when we become mummies ourselves), there are inevitably those moments in life when absolutely nobody else will do and we go running to Mum, the most consistent, most vital, most central woman in our lives – however far away she is. Of course, treating our mums should be a year round affair, but if this month’s Mother’s Day (Sunday 30 March – got it?) gives you a nudge to do just that, well, that’s no bad thing.

Yes, yes, the way to a woman’s heart is with a beautiful bouquet, but it’s also with a tried and trusted hand cream that’s ultra light and luxurious in equal measure. Like our favourite foundation and our signature scent, we’re stuck on SEAMS, and we’re pretty sure your mum will love it, too. For a limited time only, SEAMS Beauty have teamed up with luxury florist, Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart, to offer one elegant Mother’s Day package: the Forever Love bouquet comprises fluffy white hydrangeas, white roses and fragrant white lilac, and for as little as £70, you can throw in a SEAMS hand cream, too, which is basically a no-brainer when it comes to mum approval.

All good things must come to an end, and that’s no more apparent than with the fleeting beauty of a bouquet. Blooms are, after all, only at their best for a few days. Keep the sweet smells burning (and, of course, the memory of how very thoughtful you’ve been this Mothering Sunday), with a fragrance lamp gift set from Ashleigh & Burwood. We’re loving the lavender.

 

No Mother’s Day is complete without the requisite box of luxury chocs for her to munch on, and when it comes to that glorious amalgamation of luxury and chocolates, the first name that springs to our minds is Godiva. With brand new, beautiful spring boxes designed by Parisian artist, Nathalie Lété on offer, we know exactly where to get Mum the perfect chocolatey treat. Believe us, they’ve been tried and tested. (Ahem.)

And if your mum prefers a little tipple on her day off, why not give her the gift of gold this Mother’s Day? That’s a Johnnie Walker Gold Label cocktail, to be exact. As all mums know, your company will be the best bit (yes, really!), so why not share a very grown up sip of something special. Here’s how to do it:

The Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve Flower

Ingredients:
35ml Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve
20ml fresh lemon juice
15ml elderflower cordial
Dash of egg white

Method:
Shake all ingredients
Fine strain over cubed ice