Mothers Day is the perfect opportunity to show your mother (or mother figure – shoutout to the aunts, family friends, and grandmas out there!) to show them you love and appreciate them. While we know your mom will probably love anything you get her, we have come up with some great ways for you and your mama to bond. Whether your mom loves to relax at the spa getting pampered or spend her days exploring nature, we have some great ways for you and your mom to spend a fabulous day together in our beautiful state of Colorado!
Eat & Drink:
With CU graduation festivities occurring the same weekend, Boulder and the restaurant scene might feel a bit more crowded than usual. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t do something special with your mama. Everybody knows that good food and delicious drinks are key to an amazing time, so enjoy these ideas for an unforgettable meal with your mom on her special day!
Cured: Cured is a small local shop that specializes in delicious cheeses, meats, wine, spirits and unique grocery items. Taking a picnic to go is a great way to avoid the graduation crowds while also enjoying the beautiful outdoors. Cured offers a range of picnic options that include some delicious fresh cheeses, crackers and desserts. You, your mom and your taste buds will not be disappointed with these amazing baskets! Pick out your delicious basket here!
Photo Credit: Cured
Sur La Table and Food Lab:
Try one of the fabulous Mothers Day inspired cooking classes that Sur La Table and Food Lab are offering. Both classes will teach you how to create amazing flavors and you and your mom will bond over the delicious food. Sur La Table’s menu includes sweet French toast dippers and fresh smoothies while Food Lab will teach you how to create delicious avocado toast, drop biscuits and more!
Photo Credit: Food Lab Cooking School
Dushabne Teahouse & The St Julien Hotel
Theres no better way to celebrate mom than with teatime! Both Dushabne and the St Julien offer delicious and elegant tea services right in the heart of downtown Boulder. Dushabne’s tea time comes with tasty cocktails and lite fare while the St Julien creates fresh tea sandwiches made with local ingredients, so clink your tea glasses and enjoy the day!
Get Pampered: A spa day is always a good idea! Thankfully Boulder has some fabulous places for you and your mom to get pampered. Whether you want to do mani/pedis or a full day at the spa, you and your mom will be able to enjoy total relaxation.
Ten20: We absolutely adore the environment at Ten20 salon in Boulder. Not only will you get to enjoy high quality manicures and pedicures but you get to enjoy TV shows and movies on a flatscreen at the same time. And if that doesn’t sound amazing enough, complimentary m&m’s and refreshments come with your treatment!
Photo Credit: Ten20 | A Nail and Waxing Spa
St Julien Hotel & Spa: Looking for a full day at the spa with mom? The St Julien offers 10,000 feet in spa facilities with a gorgeous pool, steam and sauna. The spa menu includes a variety of treatments including rejuvenating facials and relaxing massages perfect for any day of pampering.
Photo Credit: St Julien Hotel & Spa
Alchemy Face Bar & MUD Facial Bar: Alchemy offers some amazing skin care services that will leave you and your mom feeling absolutely fabulous. Not looking for a facial? Have the ladies at Alchemy give you and your mama makeovers before you guys enjoy a nice dinner out! Want more info..? Check out our Vendor Spotlight on Alchemy here! MUD is also another great option for you to take your mom and treat her to some skin rejuvenation. Offering quick thirty minute facials, MUD has treatments ranging from the detox (to clear up that skin!) to the fresh facial which brightens the skin with kale and lemon! Check out our Vendor Spotlight on MUD here!
Photo Credit: Alchemy Face Bar
Get Active: Get outside and enjoy the beautiful scenery this mothers day! If you’re looking for a leisurely hike or a more intense sweat sesh, Colorado has options for everyone!
The MD5K: “This year, help Mom celebrate Mother’s Day her way at the 2016 Mother’s Day 5K & Brunch on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Denver’s City Park. With gourmet brunch from Goddess Catering including with every* entry, this year’s MD5K promises to be better than ever!” This run is a great way to bond with your mom while getting your workout on!
Yoga Class: Boulder is packed with some seriously amazing yoga studios, so taking a class with mom would be a great way option! Check out CorePower Yoga for relaxing and challenging class options, or Radiance Power Yoga for classes of all levels!
Hiking: Luckily the weather is supposed to warm up this week, so embrace the warm temps and get outside! Whether you’re looking to hike at some local trails in Chautauqua Park, or you want to venture out to Rocky Mountain National Park, these Colorado trails will not disappoint! The hikes at Chautauqua will provide some breathtaking views, and the hikes at Rocky Mountain national park range from waterfall hikes to summit hikes.
Photo Credit: Rocky Mountain National Park
Featured Photo: Laura Murray Photography
There is no better way to shop than to shop local! Especially here in Boulder, it’s a way of life and it is what makes this community oh so special. We get so excited when a new venture is in the works and especially when it has to do with some of our local favs!
Everyone knows how awesome Cedar & Hyde and Cured are – these fan favorites + brand new Fawns Leap are teaming up to create an original downtown Boulder space this autumn season. We reached out to the new team to get the inside look into how this to-good-to-be-true collaboration is going to work!
Cured is your essential European-style mom-and-pop specialty market with a smorgasbord of cheese, charcuterie,wine, chocolate, bread and your top of the line Olive Oil which are all made into tasty lunches and snacks. In the new space, Cured West, they will taking their full range of product they offer at Cured and pare things back a bit so they can focus on the grab-and-go lunch market, with quick options for your way home as an easy evening meal. Essentially, they want to create something that still feels like the original Cured, but taken back to just the necessities.
Cedar & Hyde is your rare find modern day mercantile that offers a shopping experience complete with in-depth stories about the product, a face-to-face relation, and the possibility of being surprised by a local vendor hosting a unique pop-up shop in the market on any given day.The Cedar & Hyde Mercantile space at the new location is set to be their office where they plan to focus on their online retail that will be launching sometime by the end of the year. The idea behind 2019 10th St. space is that Cedar & Hyde are able to expand the market concept of the mercantile. The mercantile is supposed to be a place where you can come and get something for every aspect of your life, and by providing a space that offers food and flowers gives Cedar & Hyde the opportunity to provide just that!
And we would like to introduce the newest member of the community, Fawns Leap! Fawns Leap is the new flower
shop on the block that we know won’t disappoint. Providing fresh, gorgeous, ever-changing stems to choose from
along with an excellent selection of specimen plants, beautiful designed vases and planters, vessels for illumination, and home goods. Embracing a natural, elegant style, Fawns Leap botanical artistry seeks to connect us with our environment and each other. Fawns Leap is a reminder to Tara, the proud new owner, of wild places and the thrill of gathering up your courage and going for it! Congratulations Tara, we know your new endeavor will be a huge hit! Stay tuned for our full interview with Tara and Fawns Leap!