Mother's Love

Special gifts to celebrate Mom's special day.



Exotic fragrance -- Chinatown, the eau de parfum from Bond No. 9, features scents of peach and bergamot with undertones of gardenia, peony, cedarwood and vanilla, $110 for 1.5 oz. or $195 for 3.4 oz., exclusively from Belladonna Day Spa (2900 Magazine St., 891-4393;

Blue suede shoes -- Turquoise suede wedge thongs have a lovely silver embellishment on the front by Cordani, $195; and match a lighter turquoise smooth leather clutch with two compartments by Hobo, $100, from Mira Bella (115 Metairie Road, Suite C, Metairie, 828-3888).

Sweets for the sweet -- A lime green and yellow cookie jar has flowers painted on the side, a bird perched on the top and sculptural lines by Kimberly Hodgen, $63, from Gentry Corporation (6047 Magazine St., 899-4223).

Graceful vessel -- A handpainted pottery bowl is teal on the outside and terracotta inside with three-dimensional red flowers and a leafy vine on the side, $78, from Royal Crescent Interiors (4118 Magazine St., 891-5600).

In the pink -- A pink straw handbag and clutch (which has an optional silver shoulder chain) are decorated with leather flowers by Isabella Fiore, $245 large handbag, $145 clutch; both from FeBe (115 Metairie Road, Metairie, 836-9798).

Sexy mama -- A sleeveless orange and pink blouse has rows of elastic to emphasize the waist and a plunging neckline, $39.50. It's accented with a necklace with shades of orange circles in varying sizes on a silver chain, $14; both from Wish (3316 Magazine St., 897-0088; 306 Chartres St., 552-4301).

Eyes of the beholder -- Protect mom's eyes in style with tortoise-shell sunglasses with brushed-pewter Prada logos on the sides and brown gradient shields from Prada, $230, from St. Charles Vision (624 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-8064; 3200 Severn Ave., Metairie, 887-2020; 138 Carondelet St., 522-0826; Northshore Shopping Center, 1844 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, 985-626-8103; Hammond Square Mall, 2000 SW Railroad Ave., Hammond, 985-542-9410)

Carved in wood -- This antique teak architectural accent is hand painted with green, blue and yellow and once was the top of a door or archway, $169, from Hopkins Blvd. Home Accents (8300 Earhart Blvd., Suite 100, 864-0277).

Mother's nature -- Pink branch coral beads and twigs are accented with freshwater pearls and sterling silver twigs in a 16-inch triple-strand 'Venus' Reef' collar by Mignon Faget, $625, from Mignon Faget Ltd. (3801 Magazine St., 891-2005; 333 Canal St., The Shops at Canal Place, 524-2973; 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, 835-2244;

The perfect 'do -- Give her luxurious hair products from Bumble and Bumble, including Seaweed Shampoo made from marine extracts for mild cleansing, moisture and luster, $12 for 8 ounces; Super Rich Conditioner for dry, damaged or chemically treated hair, $45 for 1 liter; Styling Créme for strong hold, structure and building body, $18 or 8 ounces; Does It All styling spray, $19 for 10 ounces; and Sumotech flexible hold cream, $19 for 1.5 ounces; from Stardust Salon & Day Spa (1904 Magazine St., 525-7777).

Lily pads -- Champagne freshwater pearls grace patinated bronze water lily leaves in jewelry made by Silver Seasons: $95 brooch, $215 necklace (there are also matching earrings and bracelet), from Sabai (3115 Magazine St., 899-9555; 924 Royal St., 525-6211).

Skirting the issue -- A black flip skirt has pink and red ribbons sewn into designs by Sugar Lips, $38, from Funky Monkey (3127 Magazine St., 899-5587).

Gift of beauty -- Help your mother feel her best with gift certificates for rejuvenating therapies, such as $150 off a five-treatment package of Mesotherapy, a cellulite and body sculpting treatment that's an alternative to cosmetic surgery and liposuction; or $100 off a five-treatment package of Mesoglow facial repair, all available through Dr. Kelly Burkenstock's office at the Skin Rejuvenation Centre (4740 S. I-10 Service Road W, Metairie, 888-2829).

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