Mother's Day Gift Guide: Simple Luxuries
Mother's Day is upon us and we always have reason to celebrate the women who brought us into the world. Instead of raving about the latest $600 bag you should buy your mama, I thought it best to find a few simple luxuries that will have her thinking of you as she indulges in good old fashioned "me" time. Isn't that what most mamas want for Mother's Day anyway? (Throw in fresh flowers for good measure!)
As soon as I saw this Pukka Love tea on the shelf at my local Whole Foods, I was struck with the treasure box-style packaging. Not only is it organic, and made in the UK, this gentle blend of chamomile, lavender, and rose is the perfect complement to a sweet treat after a long day.
There is something so calming about painting nails. It is still one of my favorite ways to unwind and let my brain be thoughtless for a few moments. This stunning bright lavender polish in Fauntleroy from Smith & Cult comes in the most ladylike bottle, and, in my experience, lasts a full week with a top-coat.
Dr. Bronner's soaps make the most gorgeous lather. The Cherry Blossom and Rose scents are faintly sweet and so feminine. This bar leaves the skin feeling super hydrated and squeaky clean! Whether bath or shower, it's indulgent in the best way.
Butter London has completely won my beauty-loving soul with these super pigmented Plush Rush lipsticks, not to mention I had serious thoughts about saving the packaging. It leaves lips feeling fresh with a tingly-mint effect, and there are colors for everyone at Ulta. The shade Free is a warm peach tone and a great neutral color to have in your bag for the warmer months ahead! See how I love to wear it here.
Give your mama an imaginary trip to one of Paris's oldest, most authentic neighborhoods on the Rue des Martyrs. Written by Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris Bureau Chief of the New York Times, The Only Street in Paris drops you right in the middle of all the reasons the world loves Paris: for it's endless old-world charm, stirring stories of little-known oddities, and cosmopolitan culture. It's the cheapest way to see the imperfectly endearing character of the City of Light.