Treat Your Faves to Mother’s Day Brunch


Festive brunch or breakfast set for Valentines day, Mothers day or Easter.

 

Mother’s Day is Sunday and what better way to spend the day than treating Mom to a delicious brunch? Whether you’re craving eggs Benedict, a warm cinnamon roll or a refreshing mimosa, we’ve got you covered.

 

We pulled together some of our favorite spots offering special Mother’s Day menus to celebrate with her on her special day.

 

Mother with little daughter eating dinner in restaurant

 

Seasons 52 – Dallas

Enjoy a three-course meal on Mother’s Day at Seasons 52, a casual and sophisticated wine bar and grill inside NorthPark Center. Delicious offerings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. include French toast with fresh blueberry compote, $6 mimosas and strawberry rhubarb cheesecake.

 

The Capital Grille – Plano

This Mother’s Day, The Capital Grille will be offering a prix fixe brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with selections including white cheddar potato soup, lobster frittata and flourless chocolate espresso cake.

 

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood – Turtle Creek

Treat Mom to a three-course brunch this Mother’s Day at Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, a prime quality seafood restaurant on Oak Lawn in Dallas. Enjoy delicious offerings, such as warm cinnamon rolls, lobster quiche Florentine and bananas foster cake with butter pecan ice cream.

 

Del Frisco’s Grille – Southlake

Sophisticated and trendy chophouse Del Frisco’s Grille is offering a Mother’s Day brunch you don’t want to miss. Enjoy Nonna’s pan cinnamon rolls drizzled with bourbon-espresso caramel sauce, crab cake Benedict and refreshing mimosa carafes.

 

Le Bilboquet – Knox Henderson

Delight in a delicious French-American brunch by Chef Momo at Le Bilboquet for $70 per adult and $40 per child under 12 this Mother’s Day. Selections include tuna tartare, veal scallopini and lemon tart. Can’t make brunch? For $75 per person, enjoy a Mother’s Day dinner, including mushroom risotto, beet salad and Petit Filet au Poivre.

 

Culpepper Steak House – Rockwall

Enjoy a three-course meal at Culpepper Steak House, a Rockwall favorite that combines excellent service and Texas ambiance for an unforgettable dining experience. From 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mother’s Day, selections include lobster tamales, brisket Benedict and Kentucky Black Bottom Pie for $49.95 per person.

 

Sevy’s Grill – Park Cities

For $45.95 per person, enjoy a delicious Mother’s Day brunch at Sevy’s Grill to celebrate her. Delicious offerings include a complimentary assortment of muffins, lobster bisque, crispy chicken and waffles and Callebaut chocolate.

 

The Keeper – Plano

Sustainably sourced seafood restaurant and wine bar The Keeper will be offering mouth-watering chef specials this Mother’s Day. Enjoy a New York strip roast with herb whipped potatoes and crab hollandaise sauce while sipping on a chambord royale.

 

Asador – Design District

Don’t miss a locally sourced Mother’s Day brunch at Asador, a farm-to-table grill inside the Renaissance Dallas Hotel. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy a brunch buffet, including made-to-order omelets, a charcuterie bar, a donut dip station and $2 mimosas.

 

Jasper’s Richardson – Richardson

Treat Mom this Sunday to a special $45 Mother’s Day prix fixe menu at Jasper’s Richardson, a fine dining experience specializing in backyard cuisine. Enjoy delicious selections, including $5 mimosas, blue cheese potato chips, chicken fried chicken lobster tail and key lime pie.

Maximize the Joy of Fresh Flowers


Pastel cut flowers in a glass vase

 

Mother’s Day is this weekend, and that means flowers will be flying off the shelves.

 

In fact, “one-fourth of the flower and plant purchases made for holidays occur at Mother’s Day,” according to the Society of American Florists.

 

If you’re the lucky recipient of flowers, here are some tips on how to make your bouquet last longer.

 

Fresh blossoming flowers at at the florist shop (roses, ranunculus, tulips, carnations, mattiola,)

 

Clean vases are a must.

If whatever container you’re putting your stems in isn’t clean, bacteria will continue to grow and kill your flowers. Experts suggest scrubbing the vase with a mixture of 1-part bleach to 10-parts water before rinsing.

 

If a whole leaf is submerged underwater, tear it off.

When leaves remain underwater, they decompose and bacteria grows. You must keep bacteria at bay if you want your flowers to last.

 

The colder the water, the better.

When you want to cook vegetables, you steam them with warm water until they wilt and soften. Think about it like this, if you use room temperature or warm water, you’re causing the flowers to soften. The colder the water, the better your results.

 

Cut stems at a 45-degree angle.

When you cut flower stems with scissors, you are constricting the straw-like tube that allows nutrients to reach the top of the flower. Use a Swiss Army knife for soft stems and a pair of bypass cutters for woody stems. Cut the stems at a 45-degree angle.

 

Measure flower food precisely.

Avoid taking the easy route and dumping flower food into the vase with your flowers. Too much flower food will poison your flowers, and too little flower food is somewhat pointless. Use the directions on the packet of flower food to follow the correct food-to-water ratio.

 

Fresh water is key.

Every two days, or when the water gets cloudy, replace the water in the vase. With each water change, it’s recommended to clean the vase. Use the same recipe as above.

 

Source: ProFlowers

Mother’s Day Gift Guide


Mother'sDayGiftGuideMother’s Day is around the corner and we’ve rounded up a few items perfect for giving to someone special in your life.

MothersDayGifts1. French Lavender Hand Soap & Lotion – $44.95
Pamper your mom with this delightfully-scented and ultra-soothing hand soap, dish soap, and lotion set perfect for any sink or bathroom.
2. Brown Sugar Body Polish – $67.00
This natural sugar exfoliant promises to leave skin soft, silky, and glowing. The warm brown sugar scent is reminiscent of freshly-baked cookies. Need we say more?
3. Japanese Plum Bloom Candle – $26.00
This 16-ounce candle offers the scent of plum bloom petals and leaves, ripe plum fruit, and crushed currants. The jar is beautiful enough to be reused, too!
4. Faux Fur Robe – $69.95
Give the gift of luxury with this soft, plush robe. It’s even machine washable!
5. S’well® Water Bottle – $45.00
This double-walled, vacuum-sealed stainless-steel water bottle will keep any beverage hot or cold for an extended period of time. (Pro tip: The 25-ounce size holds an entire bottle of wine too…)
6. KitchenAid Stand Mixer – $569.99
This durable stand mixer is the perfect gift for the serious foodie. It offers 10 speeds to mix, knead, and whip ingredients quickly and easily.
7. iRobot® Roomba – $799.99
Give the gift of a smarter home with this Roomba® 980. With just the push of a button, it can seamlessly navigate and vacuum any floor clean of pet hair, crumbs, or random Cheerios.
8. Walnut Cookbook Holder – $49.95
Following recipes is now even easier with this gorgeous cookbook holder. Prop up cookbooks, Grandma’s recipes, or a tablet for perfect visibility.

How to Make Your Bouquet Last Longer


Colorful roses background. Beautiful, high quality, good for holidays, valentines's gift.

 

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and that means flowers are flying off the shelves.

 

In fact, Valentine’s Day is the “second-largest holiday next to Mother’s Day for the floral industry,” according to 1800Flowers via Fortune Magazine. It’s estimated that Americans will spend $2 billion on flowers this year, according to GoBankingRates.com.

 

If you’re the lucky recipient of a bouquet of flowers, here are some tips on how to make your bouquet last longer.

 

1. Clean vases are a must.

If whatever container you’re putting your stems in isn’t clean, bacteria will continue to grow and kill your flowers. MarthaStewart.com suggests scrubbing the vase with a mixture of 1 part bleach to 10 parts water before rinsing.

2. If a whole leaf is submerged underwater, tear it off.

When leaves remain underwater, they decompose and bacteria grows. You must keep bacteria at bay if you want your flowers to last.

3. The colder the water, the better.

When you want to cook vegetables, you steam them with warm water until they wilt and soften. Think about it like this … if you use room temperature or warm water, you’re causing the flowers soften. The colder your water, the better your results.

4. Cut stems at a 45-degree angle.

When you cut flower stems with scissors, you are constricting the straw-like tube that allows nutrients to reach the top of the flower. Use a Swiss Army knife for soft stems and a pair of bypass cutters for woody stems. Cut the stems at a 45-degree angle.

5. Measure flower food precisely.

Avoid taking the easy route and dumping flower food into the vase with your flowers. Too much flower food will poison your flowers, and too little flower food is somewhat pointless. Use the directions on the packet of flower food to follow the correct food-to-water ratio.

6. Fresh water is a must.

Every two days, or when the water gets cloudy, replace the water in the vase. With each water change, it’s recommended to clean the vase. Use the same recipe as above.