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Armitron Moms Time Out: Give Gift of Time this Mother’s Day

There are moments when all moms need, is time; time to do all the things she has to do, time to spend with her loved ones, and of course time for herself to relax. Since we don’t have to power to alter or influence time, we can gift mom the next best thing, the gift of stylish timepieces for Mother’s Day. We had the pleasure of attending the Armitron Moms Time Out event with Vera Sweeney, Audrey McClelland, and Actress/Author, Jenna von Oÿ (best known for playing Six LeMeure on NBC’s Blossom), who showcased her latest “Situation Momedy” book. The event celebrated the time moms give to their families (many not taking time for themselves) and the wonderful Armitron Spring 2017 Watch Collection.

Check out a video of Jenna speaking with hosts, Vera Sweeney and Audrey McClelland, at the Armitron Moms Time Out event about being a mom, her book, etc:

The Armitron Spring 2017 Watch Collection highlighted several must-have styles and fashionable watch trends to look out for  Spring 2017 including:

Blush and Rose Gold

Perfect for spring, this color has been all over the runways for this season. With rose-gold hardware and blush-colored straps, these watches are easy to pair with any spring outfit.

Mesh Straps and Luggage-Colored Leather Strap Watches

Metal, mesh straps are growing in popularity in men’s and women’s watches in gold, silver, rose-gold and even black. Easy to dress down, leather strap watches are comfortable and easy to pair with casual attire or spring dresses.

Gold Hardware with Silver Watch Hands & Numbers

More and more watch designers are mixing metals, with gold-framed faces and silver hands and markers. This two-toned look pairs seamlessly with all types of accessories.

Simple, Large Faces

The boyfriend look has been in with clothing for a while, and now larger, simpler watch faces are becoming popular for women’s styles, too.

This Mother’s Day, why not dazzle your mom, wife, sister, aunt, and other special mothers in your life with one of Armitron’s stunning collections of women’s watches. See more photos from the event, including more watch styles from the Spring 2017 Collection below

What are you getting your moms this Mother’s Day? Will you give her the gift of time?

Spring 2017 Accessories: Mother’s Day Jewelry and Handbag Gift Ideas

We’ve seen many mothers receive numerous types of gifts for Mother’s Day over the years and one thing we’ve noticed is accessories are always a big hit with moms (including our own). Whether its handbags, jewelry, or even accessories for the home, moms around the world love them. If you’re looking for great accessories to give mom for Mother’s Day, we’ve got some great options for you from  PONO by Joan Goodman, Joanna Maxham, Carrie K Jewelry, Marie Odile for Soltek, and Very Very.

PONO by Joan Goodman

Celebrate mom with a stunning statement necklace from PONO by Joan Goodman, we admit we’re completely biased when it comes to these gorgeous pieces, we love the jewelry pieces from PONO. Can you blame us? These luxury pieces celebrate originality in their design and fresh materials such as horn, wood, metal, shell and Italian resin. We’re loving so many styles from their Spring/Summer 2017 collection and we know moms will too. Notable pieces from the collection include the reversible Gemini II Resin Necklace, the versatile and springy Azores Resin Necklace, the Ice Angle Resin Bracelets,  their classic Granite Ana Resin Chokers, the bold Pietra ID Resin Chokers, the Dancing Flower Resin Chokers, and Reef Resin Chokers. When you gift mom a PONO piece, you can be sure she’ll be happy.

Carrie K Jewelry

If your mom’s sense of style is more on the playful side, she will love the playful and alluring artisan-crafted jewelry from Carrie K Jewelry. The provocative jewelry brand has a stunning collection that moms will immediately love. From its Morse Bling collection, a delicate morse code inspired collection, to its Disney-inspired Alice in Wonderland and Beauty and the Beauty jewelry collections that are perfect for the modern Queen in your life. Some of our favorite pieces for Mother’s Day are the ordinary items that are reborn into fantastic, extraordinary jewelry pieces, such as the Reborn Safety Pin Ring, and Hoop Earrings, the Nut and Bolt Earrings, and Razor Ring.

Joanna Maxham

Brought to you by a team of skilled artisans, this luxury handbag brand offers classically-styled handbags, totes, clutches, cross body bags, and clutches, that any mom, actually, any woman, would love to receive as a gift. The modern, sustainable leather Joanna Maxham handbags are designed in New York, handcrafted in Europe, and they make perfect Mother’s Day gifts. From her Spring/Summer 2017 collection, we think mom will especially love the structured and geometrical Saturday Mini Bag, the contrast textured Dew Drop Hobo, the chic and structured Runthrough Crossbody, and their Flapper Mini Crossbody, a mainstay in the collection.

Marie Odile for Soltek Handbags

Looking for more adventurous styles for Mother’s Day, then try the handbags from Marie Odile for Soltek. For the Spring/Summer 2017 season, Soltek offers elegant and stylish briefcases, shoulder bags, clutches, and wristlets such as the Isabella Cocktail Clutch, Calvi Shoulder Bag, and the Mathilda Satchel. The best part, Soltek is a collaboration between the designer and NYC area craftsmen from the heart of the Fashion District, so you’re supporting New York artisans with every purchase.

Very Very Accessories

Moms have always taught their children to be bold, brave and fearless, why not return the favor and celebrate how bold and epic your mom is with these cool accessories from Very Very. For those not in the know, Very Very is the go-to for both human and pet accessories; a brand that celebrates friendships, unique and the special relationships we have. They offer totes, pillows, mugs, and accessories, and if your mom has a furbaby, Very Very has great pet tags that coordinate with their super cute necklaces.

What do you think of these Mother’s Day gift ideas? We think your mom be happy to receive any of these, we know ours would. Until next post, see you soon.

Mother’s Day Gifts for The Mom Who Loves Timeless Fragrances

As any woman will tell you, a tranquil fragrance can leave you feeling like you’re floating, relaxed, and revitalized. Just like an invigorating fragrance can energize and exhilarate you. What if you can give the gift of these well-being feelings to the women in your life this Mother’s Day?  Today we present those products, the Le Couvent des Minimes Eau Sereine collection, and Avon Little Black Dress, that any woman would love to receive as Mother’s Day gifts.

For The Mom Who Needs Tranquility: Le Couvent des Minimes Eau Sereine collection

Le Couvent des Minimes Eau Sereine collection
Inspired by the serene setting of the Convent in the South of France, this collection will help mom indulge in a moment of perfect calm and serenity. The collection features a selection of premium products, like the nourishing hand cream and the blissful pillow mist, designed to indulge mom in total relaxation, and is available on usa.lecouventdesminimes.com, and select products at ULTA Beauty. The collection includes:

Botanical Cologne of Serenity ($38.00): Inspired by the breathtaking surroundings of the Convent, this botanical fragrance captures the tranquil waters of a lake high in the mountains of Haute-Provence. Made from an original recipe, the fragrance blends delicate lavender and bergamot for a relaxing scent, while lily of the valley, rose and blueberry notes combine over base notes of warm cedar for a revitalizing finish.

Moisturizing Hand Cream ($8.00): Light and silky, this indulgent hand cream helps to soften and hydrate dry hands. The fragrance pays homage to the Original Recipe with a signature blend of lavender and mandarin, leaving hands lightly scented.

Relaxing Shower Gel ($12.00): Inspired by the relaxing setting of the Convent, this rich, plant-based cleansing base gently cleanses skin while leaving behind a revitalizing fragrance.

Relaxing Foaming Bath ($19.00): Create an atmosphere of well-being with this luxurious, cleansing foam. Made from an original recipe, the foam combines lavender with mandarin for a calm, restful scent.

Relaxing Pillow Mist ($18.00): Drift away to peaceful relaxation with this gentle mist. The scent blends essential oils with florals for a fragrance that evokes a sense of calmness. Simply spray the fragrance onto your linens or in your bedroom, and allow the soothing scent to provide an instant feeling of well-being.

For The Mom Who Loves Elegant Fragrances: Avon Little Black Dress

Avon Little Black Dress
Just like any LBD, which embodies classic elegance, Avon’s The Little Black Dress fragrance ($25.00) is a perfect addition to your list of Mother’s Day Gifts. The Little Black Dress is the first in a new fragrance collection designed for the woman who appreciates the finer things in life. The Oriental scent, originally launhed in 2001, redebuts in a midnight-black cap with peek-a-boo pump and black-backed bottle featuring accents in shimmering gold.

Timeless and classic, Little Black Dress opens with sparkling citrus notes of fresh Italian lemon oil, sourced from the finest lemon groves in Italy. The scent develops to reveal a delicate floral heart of exotic white jasmine essence, with warm and captivating sandalwood finishing the scent, with deeply creamy, woody notes. To purchase The Little Black Dress fragrance, visit AVON.com to shop online or locate an Avon Representative.

What are your thoughts on these aromatic Mother’s Day Gifts?

Mother’s Day Exclusive: Vera Bradley Supports Win, Women in Need w/ Limited Edition Tote

We all know that helping others in need leaves you filled with a wonderful feeling, and who wouldn’t want to experience that feeling. Wouldn’t you love to know that the gift you give to mom this Mother’s Day is also helping others?  This Mother’s Day, Vera Bradley introduces a special limited edition Vera Bradley for Win Reversible Tote, that supports a great NYC-based charity organization that hopes to break the cycle of homelessness for women.

Vera Bradley Exclusive Mother's Day Tote

The limited edition Vera Bradley for Win Reversible Tote is available in three colors/prints including Cobalt Tile, Paisley in Paradise and Nomadic Floral. These three great totes were created in partnership with Macy’s to support Win, Women in Need, a NYC-based charity that transforms the lives of homeless women and their children by providing safe housing, holistic services, and innovative programs to break the cycle of homelessness. Just in time for Mother’s Day, the limited edition Vera Bradley for Win Mother’s Day Reversible Tote is a great way to tell your mom, daughter, sister, friend, etc how much you love and appreciate them, while also helping to give a very Happy Mother’s Day to those moms who need it most. Through the sale of these three limited edition totes, Vera Bradley has committed to donating a set amount directly to Win to help stop homelessness in NYC.

Kelly Rutherford

The bag is already a hit with celebrities as Gossip Girl alum and mother of two, Kelly Rutherford was spotted carrying the limited edition Vera Bradley for Win Reversible Mother’s Day Tote in Nomadic Floral while flower shopping on Madison Avenue. This is a great way to celebrate giving and shopping for a great cause, and once these beautiful prints are gone, they are gone.

Another wonderful way to support the Win organization is through their Dear Mom campaign. You can send words of encouragement to moms at Win using the #DearMom hashtag and/or send your loved ones a Mother’s Day card, designed by a child living in a Win shelter when you make a $25.00 donation.

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The chic totes retail for $88.00 each and are available on Macys.com, as well as in 40 Macy’s New York Metro locations, on VeraBradley.com, and select Vera Bradley stores, with all proceeds benefiting Win, Women in Need.

GIVEAWAY: Give Mom the Gift of Teleflora Mother’s Day Flowers

As we promised, it’s time for a giveaway fit for mom, the queen in your lives. There’s so much we want to say to our mothers, so much we have to thank them for, why not say it with a gorgeous bouquet of Teleflora Mother’s Day Flowers! This spring the floral icon (they’ve been delivering gorgeous flowers for 81 years) is offering several beautiful, one-of-a-kind bouquets that are hand-arranged and delivered to the amazing women in your life, be they your mom, wife, sister, aunt, friend, etc, by a local Teleflora florist. These stunning floral bouquets are housed in unique keepsake vases and containers, such as ceramic mugs, teacups, pitchers, and mercury glass bowls. Are you ready for win one of these beautiful Teleflora Mother’s Day Flowers for mom?

Teleflora Mother's Day Flowers

 

One lucky person will win one of these four Teleflora Mother’s Day Flowers (the choice is all yours) to make Mother’s Day an extra special one for the mother in your life. Get to know them all today and enter to win via the Rafflecopter entry form at the end of this post.

Teleflora’s Love and Joy Bouquet (Available for $59.95)

Teleflora Love and Joy Bouquet
The perfect gift to celebrate mom and tickle her pink! This elegant bouquet is brimming with springtime’s finest colors, featuring hot pink roses, miniature pink carnations, huckleberry, lavender stems and lavender chrysanthemums all nestled within a gorgeous blooming flower and hummingbird vase, the ultimate symbol to show mom your appreciation and love.

Teleflora’s Garden Pitcher Bouquet (Available for $69.95)

Teleflora Garden Pitcher Bouquet
Fill mom’s heart by honoring her timeless devotion with this charming 2-in-1 gift she will cherish. A luxurious mix of rich lavender roses and chrysanthemums, fragrant white lilies and eucalyptus is hand-delivered in a tall, rustic Provencal-style water pitcher (FDA-approved and food safe) that is perfect for mom’s springtime entertaining.

Teleflora’s Butterfly Sunrise Bouquet (Available for $49.95)

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Playful and sweet just like mom, this brilliant bouquet of peach roses, yellow alstroemeria, and lavender chrysanthemums will make every mom’s heart flutter with happiness. This 2-in-1 gift also serves as a darling oversized keepsake mug (FDA-approved and food safe) adorned with dancing watercolor-hued butterflies for long-lasting enjoyment.

Teleflora’s Painted Blossoms Bouquet (Available for $39.95)

Teleflora Painted Blossoms Bouquet
Surprise sisters, daughters, and new moms by showering her with a bright, joyful floral bouquet bursting with a lovely medley of orange roses, yellow alstroemeria, and brilliant pink carnations. Arrives professionally-arranged in this delicate pink ceramic cube vase with painted blossoms complement the fresh blooms of spring!

We know they’re all beautiful and it will be difficult to choose a favorite Teleflora bouquet, but whichever you do, know that mom will love it; so without further ado, good luck to you all.

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Jenny McCarthy Rocks Out with All-Female Traveling Band, the Mrs

A few days ago we had the pleasure of attending a wonderful Mother’s Day event, hosted by Jenny McCarthy and benefiting Dress for Success. The #MrsMothersDay featured special guest musicians, the Mrs, a five member, all female band, who performed several of their hits, and debuted their new single, #YouToldMe. The event was a wonderful escape to a pink paradise at the gorgeous Weather Room at Top of the Rock with views as amazing as the event.

Guests were treated to a variety of delicious treats that seemed never-ending. From passed hors d’oeuvres, to the wall of decadent bites, delicious cocktails made with Deep Eddy Vodka, and the DIY doughnut decoration and Mocha Java coffee bar, we were in foodie heaven.

Since this event took place was right before Mother’s Day, attendees got the opportunity to send a postcard to their mothers, with postage and mail out being taken cared of by the event’s organizers (our mom really got a kick out of the cool postcard).

Throughout the event, artists from Graffiti USA worked on a mural commemorating The Mrs Band, their song, and words you’ve probably heard from your mom, in a live art exhibit.

Before the live performance by the Mrs, we were entertained with great tunes by DJ Jena Red, but it was the Mrs that were the event’s biggest hit,a s they performed several songs to a very excited crowd

We had an amazin time at the event and we want to thank Liz Svatek of One Fabulous Mom, for the invitation.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas | Time is Precious, Gift it Wisely

While we’d all love to give mom the gift of time, that is impossible. You can however, give her more of your time, and gift her with a stunning timepiece. Today we highlight several ladies watches that we wish were currently gracing our wrists right now. Looking for a chic smartwatch for Mother’s Day? The Kenneth Cole Connect has several sophisticated options. Looking for more traditional watches? We’re got an array of stunning Bulova Watches, Caravelle New York Watches, and Wittnauer Watches, that mom would be beyond elated to receive.

KENNETH COLE CONNECT

Got a Mom that’s tech-savvy? Surprise her with one of the affordable and sophisticated line of Kenneth Cole Connect smart watches. This very cool watch retails for $150.00 or less and boasts 12 versatile styles. Whether she likes the look of a sleek, stainless steel bracelet, or a summery white strap, the Connect offers something to fit her unique style. Kenneth Cole Connect smartwatches allow you to “Be Smart With Your Time” by staying discreetly connected with alerts that go straight to your wrist. So this Mother’s Day, put the phones away as you spend time with her, and use your Connect to take memorable family photos. The Kenneth Cole Connect ranges from $135.00 – $150.00, and are available at Macy’s, Dillard’s, Lord & Taylor, Belk and Bon Ton, as well as online.

BULOVA WATCHES

CARAVELLE NEW YORK WATCHES

WITTNAUER WATCHES

Moms are iconic, so a gift of an iconic watch is a no-brainer. Show mom how much you appreciate her this Mother’s Day by giving her one of Bulova’s, Caravelle New York‘s, or Wittnauer‘s classic timepieces. Bulova and its various brand of watches are available in every price point. Each Bulova watch is handcrafted to perfection with the highest quality, and available in an array of styles and colors, from stunning rose gold, to beguiling diamonds. Whether you go for a watch with a thin bracelet band or thick leather band, any of these eye-catching timepieces will make her feel special. Find mom the perfect Bulova, Caravelle New York, or Wittnauer watch at Macy’s, JCPenney, Zales, and Sears.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas | E.Shaw Jewels

Since Mother’s Day is a week away, it just makes sense for us to highlight a stunning jewelry collection designed by mother-daughter duo, Eva and Elizabeth Shaw. If you haven’t heard of E.Shaw Jewels, remember today as the day you were introduced to your new favorite jewelry brand and go-to for Mother’s Day gifts. Not only are the pieces breathtakingly stunning, they boast precious gemstones, and one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, including rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, that are handcrafted right here in New York. At E. Shaw’s boutique in Soho (107 Sullivan Street, NYC), we’re sure you’ll find the perfect gift for mom.

With Eva armed with a Gemologist background, and Liz a BA in Art History, the ladies create eye-catching and uniquely meaningful jewelry for all style personalities and budgets. What we love most about E. Shaw jewelry are the details. Gemstones are available in both raw and polished versions, and unique features go beyond the actual stones. For example, we love the double strand necklaces as an alternative to a thick chain, necklaces which feature two different chain links, the mixture of colors and gemstones, the quirkiness of some pieces (Bee Rings anyone?), and that no to pieces are alike.

Some of our favorite pieces (and there are quite a lot, but we’ll only list a few) are from their new Maharani Collection (pictured directly above), which features strands of cascading, faceted luxe gemstones in an assortment of colors, a beguiling raw Malachite (a stunning, brilliant green) necklace, an equally enchanting Obsidian (black gemstone) Arrowhead Necklace, and the Fluorite Cube Necklace.

While there are an abundance of incredible gifts to give to every mother in your life, and though you may call us a bit predictable for suggesting, we think the Mother-of-Pearl Necklaces featured below would make an excellent Mother’s day gifts, no matter the woman, your relationship to her, or her taste in jewelry.

You can see all these wonderful pieces for yourself while you enjoy a glass or two of wine, at the upcoming E. Shaw’s Sip & Shop Event (see invite below). Get to know this charming mother-daughter duo, and their wonderful jewelry on May 6th, from 6pm-9pm at their boutique. With any purchase of $100 or more, you get to choose a Petite Fringe Bracelet in your choice of colored gemstones.