Tag Archives: Mother’s Day gifts

New RITUALS for Mom | No. 9

6 May

RITUALS Ayurveda

With so many tantalizing fragrances, ingredients and salves at our fingertips, the selection of body products on the market is endless. And I for one can never get enough. No matter how many I’ve tried or how few I actually keep as staples, I always get excited to try a new formula.

One brand I’ve only just learned about and am really enjoying is RITUALS Home and Body Cosmetics Collection. It actually launched back in 2000 but only came to the States (NYC specifically) last year.

There are so many skus in the line, I haven’t even begun to scratch the product surface. Here’s what I’ve tried and can whole-heartedly suggest for Mom’s Day gifting

The RITUALS Ayurveda Collection! It uses the power of nature’s gifts to find the balance between body, mind and soul. Mom’s senses will be serenely overcome by Indian Rose, Sweet Almond Oil and Himalayan Honey. Pickup the Ayurveda Honey Touch body cream for sure.

If Mom is into lighter scents, go for any of the Rice Milk & Cherry Blossom fragrances. The Foaming Shower Gels feel wonderful, too. Definitely add one to your package—like the Zensation or Hammam Delight.

Check out the Rituals website. The options are endless. Like really endless!

Or stop by Barneys in BH and have them wrap something gorgeous up.  NOTE: While you’re there, check out the RITUALS Urban Samurai collection for Father’s Day–coming up next month!



Ritzy Pampering for Mom| No. 8

4 May

Screen Shot 2015-04-27 at 4.53.53 PMIf Mom can make it downtown, you can handle the rest! Here’s how. The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles has launched a few special options to pamper Mom in May – my favorite being a sweet day package called The Sugar Mama. 

This is heaven for the woman who’s running around all day, from carpool to career. Indulge her from head to toe with over two hours of sweet spa sanctity. The decadent package includes The Ritz-Carlton signature Hot Chocolate Stone massage and Cream & Sugar Manicure/Pedicure. They even throw in a Cream & Sugar Scrub to-go so she can keep her skin glowing at home. You can not however take home the gorgeous hand blown glass chandeliers in the nail salon. I know, I asked.

Have her get there an hour early to experience the steam room and quiet sanctuary. Prosecco anyone?

The steam room is an experience in itself – complete with gorgeous tile lounge chairs, benches, and (my favorite!) a cold rinse shower that feels like a scene out of Flashdance when you pull the chord.

Whether you join Mom or send her solo for the day, there’s no chance of her not finding bliss at this full-service haven in downtown LA.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles

900 West Olympic Blvd. | Los Angeles, 90015 | (213) 743-8800

Organically Gorgeous Mom | No. 7

1 May

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If Mom is of the organic-minded crowd, she’ll devour the Kerstin Florian Summer Facial Oils. If she isn’t familiar with using oils on her face, introduce her. Once she gets past the unfounded fear of acne, she’ll fall in love.

The Kerstin Florian collection is 100% organic and made to penetrate the lipid layer of skin faster than other formulas – so it helps prevent water loss, while rehydrating and rejuvenating the complexion. Pick from 3 unique scents, each with a different purpose – Neroli, Lavender or Anti-Stress.

For sensitive skin, try the Rehydrating Neroli Oil. Made from Bitter Orange Blossom, it smells fabulous! Oh… it also helps to oxygenate and hydrate dry, sensitive skin.

I can never get enough of the Rehydrating Neroli Water. Just one spray makes you feel a little more alive. No joke! Pair it up with the Neroli Oil and Cleansing Milk, and voila—the perfect gift trio!


Mother’s Day Gold | No. 6

30 Apr

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.57.13 PMInvite mom into the lap of skincare luxury! OROGOLD Cosmetics, the line known for infusing every product with 24 kt. gold, has opened a brand new flagship location in the heart of Beverly Hills.

Aside for the gorgeous space and posh zip code, OROGOLD has debuted a gorgeous Bio-Brightening Collection to reduce hyper-pigmentation from sun damage and help brighten the skin. Just what we need on the west coast!

Every purchase is offered with a customized facial in a VIP suite where clients learn the best way to apply their new products.

Call or go online to take advantage of the OROGOLD Mother’s Day Buy One, Get One Free offer.

NEW LOCATION! 9658 Wilshire Boulevard | Beverly Hills

Be Crateful for Mom | No. 5

28 Apr

Screen Shot 2015-04-28 at 12.54.49 PMJust discovered this adorable West Hollywood-based gift company called CRATEFUL at the Artisanal LA event over the weekend! Hands down, one of the best non-traditional s’mores treats I’ve ever had the pleasure of enjoying. Graham crackers, stand back – pretzels are in town!

If mom appreciates anything homemade with care (by someone other than you!), order up. Most orders are delivered in an adorable wooden crate, that of course can be reused to store products, recipe books or linens. Mom just loves that!

My favorite is the Relaxation Mixed Crate! Design it to Mom’s liking with your choice of cookies, chocolates, signature s’more sticks, essential body oil and sugar scrub.

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