Mother’s Day is around the corner. Prepare to make Mom’s day with some of Chicago’s best Mother’s Day activities this year.
Brunch it up.
A great brunch is a must for Mother’s Day. Luckily, we’re spoiled for delish brunch options. Here are just a few of our faves:
Lula’s – Logan Square
A forerunner of the farm-to-table movement, Lula’s serves simple yet sophisticated fare with ingredients like fresh farm eggs and porridges made from cornmeal ground at a local mill. Your mom will want to get in on the lemon brioche French toast and The Royale breakfast sandwich.
Revolution Brewing BrewPub – Logan Square
This local craft brewery—the largest in Illinois—also happens to throw down a serious brunch. Egg in a hole, country-fried chicken pizza (pizza for breakfast? heck yeah!), and brisket omelet are just a few of their offerings.
¡Bang Bang! – Logan Square
If you’re Mom’s super low-key, she might prefer the casual style at this sweet eatery where you can nosh together on scratch biscuits, breakfast sandwiches, biscuits and gravy, and, of course, totally scrumptious PIE!
Balena – Lincoln Park
Enjoy a rustic, Italian-inspired Mothers’ Day brunch featuring smoked salmon bruschetta, caponata hash, porchetta panini and more. ($35 per person)
bellyQ – Near West Side
Served family style, this Asian-barbecue brunch includes mouth-watering morsels like duck & pho dumplings, kimchi pancakes, phozole and Vietnamese cinnamon donuts plus options to make your brunch boozy. ($18 per person)
Must. See. Art.
Once Mom has had as many mimosas as she wants, why not work off those pancakes while taking in some art? You can catch the last day of Kathryn Andrews: Run for President at the Museum of Contemporary Art [https://mcachicago.org/Home]. Or check out Van Gogh’s Bedrooms at the Art Institute.
Before you brunch, take Mom on a walk for a great cause in the Susan G. Komen Chicagoland Area Race for the Cure , which kicks off at 8am from Grant Park. Or you could start or join a local CycloFemme ride.
Spa Day? Done.
Mother’s Day calls for some serious pampering. Make it happen at one of these must-visit independent spas.
Help Mom Zen out with a little time in the infrared sauna, rain shower, and gorgeous relaxation tent. You can also choose from Eastern-inspired services like shiatsu, reflexology, and chakra balancing.
Dana Hotel & Spa
Treat Mom to a Be My Honey Facial featuring a fruit-infused honey mask plus face, neck, and shoulder massage ($135 for 50 minutes) or the Berry Bubbly Mani & Pedi, a berry aroma spa experience topped off with champagne ($125).
The Spa@theWit [http://spaatthewit.com/]
Contemporary and serene, this petite day spa is the perfect place to pamper Mom to a massage that merges aromatherapy and hot-stone techniques with light bodywork ($125 for 50 minutes) complete with a rain shower, plush robe, and chill time in the Whisper Lounge.
Make Mom laugh.
Nothing says quality bonding like some good laughs. Take your mom to Second City’s new show 104th Revue: Fool Me Twice, Déjà Vu . Don’t forget to get advance tickets.
Honor Mother Nature.
Take your mom to the Lincoln Park Conservatory to check out their gorgeous collection of tropical palms and ancient ferns. You could also head to the Garfield Park Conservatory for their spring show colorise. Or just wander in your post-brunch haze in any Chicago park if the weather’s right.
Find the perfect card.
Top off your Mother’s Day plans with one of our unique letterpress greeting cards. We’ve got a bunch of cool Mother’s Day cards to choose from, whether you need one for your Mom or your wonderful partner. And if you’re in the neighborhood, be sure to keep an eye out for by our brand-new brick-and-mortar store opening in June.