Take It From Cher – You Can’t Turn Back Time
Truly Scrumptious has heard it time and time again from her own mother: Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana. In other words, with Mother’s Day on the approach the best gift you can give mom is to arrange to spend the day with her. With that in mind, we have assembled some ideas on how to make mom a very happy camper this year by giving her the gift of time.
Does She Rock?
If she’s a little bit rock ‘n’ roll, spoil her with a little glitz and glam from the Cher Boutique inside Caesars Palace. Diva-inspired souvenirs, accessories and fashion items might be just the ticket. Get her a Cher Barbie Doll dressed in a signature costume designed by Bob Mackie and then take her to the show. Moms will enjoy seeing Cher this month now thru May 24. Tickets start at $95 and can be purchased by calling 1-800-745-3000 or logging on Ticketmaster.com. Tickets may also be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, which is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Colosseum Boutique is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to midnight. For more information please call (702) 866-1091.
For the History Buff
If your mother enjoys learning about the past, take her to high tea aboard Titanic: the Artifact Exhibition. Available only on Mother’s Day at the Luxor, you can take mom on a journey to the wonderfully opulent age of the early 1900s when people dressed in their finest clothes to enjoy tea, pastries and the extravagance of high society. Served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the luxury assortment of fine teas and edibles complement the grand experience of taking a stroll through Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. You and mom will have the chance to view authentic artifacts that include gaming chips, passengers’ personal papers and decorative sections from Titanic’s famed Grand Staircase. Mother’s Day High Tea at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition will be held inside Fusia on the Atrium level at Luxor Hotel and Casino. Tickets are $49 and include high tea as well as entrance to the exhibition. Reserve a space in advance by calling 702-262-4862, or by visiting any Luxor box office.
If She’s Creative…
The annual ArtFest of Henderson is another fabulous way to spend the day with mom. Set for this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., you can spend the day strolling through select Fine Artist displays as well as enjoy a variety entertainment acts including jazz, folk, reggae, and light rock. Plus, local children will display their performing art on stage, all accompanied by fine food that will tempt your taste buds. The ArtFest of Henderson, located at 200 Water Street in downtown Henderson, provides a cultural experience for the whole family. Both parking and admission are free. www.888artfest.com/henderson
Tickle Her Ivories
Take her to ENVY The Steakhouse at the Renaissance Hotel for an elegant brunch this Mother’s Day that features the musical stylings of renowned pianist Wes Winters. Enjoy tunes from “Cats”, “Phantom of the Opera” and so many more Broadway hits, as well as a special lamb and prime rib carving station in addition to made-to-order omelets, waffles, seafood, and fresh fruit. There’s a wine and cheese tasting station, mimosas, Bloody Mary bar and unlimited sparkling wine. Cost is $35 per person (including a special gift for mothers), $17.50 for children under 12 and children under five eat free. www.envysteakhouse.com
If She’s Spa-tacular…
How about an entire month of mom? Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Venetian and The Palazzo is dedicating a whole month to moms with an array of spa packages available throughout May. From a Mom-to-Be package to a Mom’s On-the-Go package, there’s plenty to choose from. We naturally liked the Mom’s Day of Luxury package which includes the SpaClub’s signature 80-minute Canyon Ranch Massage and an 80-minute Absolute Custom Facial. The package also includes a $50 credit toward any product at the Living Essentials at Canyon Ranch retail boutique or the Spa Treatment Boutique. This package starts at $560. Hours available for these services and packages are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 1 through 31, 2009. For further information and to book an appointment, call 702-414-3600 or 877-220-2688. www.canyonranch.com.
For the Foodie
Starting at 10 a.m., Marche Bacchus French Bistro & Wine Market at Desert Shores will be offering a four-course Mother’s Day Brunch for $40 per person. The first course is a selection of a chicken, bacon, onion and mushroom quiche with mixed baby greens tossed in a lemon caper vinaigrette or a wilted spinach salad with duck confit; the second course is a selection of smoked salmon, red onion and spinach tossed with fettuccini pasta in a pernod cream or sautéed shrimp, halibut and scallops in brie cream over a puff pastry box; the third course is a selection of prime rib with au jus, mashed potatoes and baby carrots or a pan roasted Idaho trout with a lobster, leek, asparagus and mushroom relish and lobster cream; and the dessert course is a selection of Grand Marnier flourless chocolate cake laced with Grand Marnier, served with raspberry coulis or strawberry shortcake. Reservations are recommended and can be made at 702-804-8008. www.marchebacchus.com
“Since time is the one immaterial object which we cannot influence — neither speed up nor slow down, add to nor diminish — it is an imponderably valuable gift.” -Maya Angelou
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