By Mark Captain, Travel & Lifestyle Editor.
March is a special month as we celebrate women everywhere that started with International Women’s Day on 8 March. This inspired all of us at Luxury Chapter to put together an exceptional gift guide for Mother’s Day, honouring the great ladies in our lives.
Prosody Fragrances and Candles
Prosody London is a luxury natural and organic unisex fragrance house pioneering a new generation of fine fragrance that shuns all synthetic aroma chemicals. The floral eau de parfum scents stay on the skin for hours and are intriguingly unique. The perfumed candles are just as complex with the wax composed of a unique blend of beeswax, coconut oil and carnauba wax. The tealight and travel set allows mums to sample all 6 fragrances and 6 candles. Exclusively available at Fortnum & Mason or here.
A weekend at The Phoenicia Hotel, Malta
Just a few miles from the airport, The Phoenicia is Malta’s leading luxury hotel and a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. Rooms benefit from astonishing views made possible by the hotel’s unique vantage point overlooking the island’s historic buildings, the Grand Harbour and Valletta, Malta’s capital city. Stroll through the lush 7.5-acre garden and enjoy the sunshine (Malta has 300 days of sunshine per year!) To book, visit their website here.
To discover Malta, Exclusively Malta will design luxury experiences so if you’re into history, culture, adventure or anything else, they can tailor an itinerary to your personality.
ESPA Natural Face Lift Facial at The Corinthia Hotel
Designed to strengthen, tone and lift the skin, the Natural Face Lift Facial incorporates four key elements: detox, invigorate, sculpt and relax. Stimulating Kobido-inspired massage techniques are used in the treatment to increase energy flow while cleansing the lymphatic system to restore radiance and create a natural ‘face lift’ effect.
Spread over four floors, spend the day at the spa which features 17 treatment rooms, a private spa suite, a Jessica Nails studio and a stunning Thermal Floor with an indoor swimming pool, vitality pool, amphitheatre sauna, ice fountain, marble heated loungers and private sleep pods.
To book and to see the other Mother’s Day options, visit the website.
Cherry Blossom celebrations at Sakagura
Sakagura, a proper authentic Japanese restaurant and sake bar have a lot to celebrate. As well as Mother’s Day, they are celebrating the iconic cherry blossom season for a whole month (till 28 April) by transforming the restaurant into a candy covered Japanese wonderland with pretty pink petals and flowery clouds. Dine under the cherry blossoms and taste limited edition cocktails in partnership with Gekkeikan, the choice brewery of the Japanese Imperial Family. You must also taste the Roku gin cocktail which uses botanicals that come directly from cherry blossom trees. To book a table, click here.
Luxury Afternoon Tea at Cadogan’s by Adam Handling
One of the most talented Chefs in the world now offers a two-hour long Afternoon Tea experience at the newly opened Belmond Cadogan Hotel on Sloane Street, Chelsea. Mother can expect champagne, a selection of fine sandwiches on five different types of bread, sweet and savoury scones including a cheese & truffle gougére and an array of sweet treats inspired by Sir Hans Sloane. Afternoon Tea is served every day from 130pm – 530pm. Reservations can be made here.
Lunch at Michelin Starred Galvin La Chapelle
Not only is La Chapelle one of the prettiest dining rooms ever, it is also home to fine French cooking and a warm welcome from legendary Chef brothers, Chris and Jeff Galvin. Make mum feel really special this Mother’s Day by treating her to lunch at Galvin La Chapelle. The Galvin brothers have prepared a special menu for Sunday 31 March including some of their award winning French dishes like the Dorset crab lasagne, with a Sunday Roast option available for more traditional mums. Reservations can be made here.
Simba Hybrid Duvet
Mums need to be comfortable right? High-tech mattress maker Simba have created a revolutionary temperature-regulating duvet, which pairs comfort with sophisticated technology. The magic ingredient is called OUTLAST®, developed by NASA to protect astronauts from temperature changes in space. This amazing duvet absorbs and releases heat to keep mum at the right temperature all night long. Find out more here.
Bvlgari Serpenti Forever Crossbody Bag in Candy Quartz
This jazzy take on the iconic Bvlgari bag is a dream. Made with the finest multi-shaded galuchat shark skin and featuring the classic snakehead clasp in tourmaline enamel and onyx, your mother will be the envy of all others with this on her arm. Purchase one here.
Delancey Collection Watch by Coach
This pretty and feminine time piece by luxury leather brand Coach is stunning. It features a slim dusky pink leather strap with intricate gold tone Tea Rose motifs on the face. Elegant and playful while retaining serious class. Browse the watch collection here.
Laurent Perrier Cuvée Rosé
Designed to embody the silhouette of a star constellation, the striking new bottle robe has been created to highlight the already refined Cuvée Rosé. Made from 100% Pinot Noir, the beautifully curvaceous bottle with charming pink packaging is available here.
Limited Edition Orange Cointreau
Created in collaboration with the prestigious Design Laboratory at Central Saint Martins College, this exclusive bottle takes inspiration from the luxuriant Jardin des Hespérides with etched oranges, ribbed leaves and coiled roots. This classic blend of bitter and sweet orange peels is exclusively available to purchase here.
The King of Soho Variorum Gin
Indulge mother with a sweet Negroni made with The King of Soho Variorum Pink Gin. Playing on the strawberry notes of the Variorum Gin, ‘Mother’s Win’ is a sweeter version of this traditionally bitter cocktail yet still features no less than 12 botanicals including juniper, grapefruit peel, sweet orange, coriander, angelica root and cassia. www.kingofsohodrinks.com
Joie De Vivre collection by Monique Hart
Used by beauty experts world wide, therapeutic and botanical essential oils meet the unique and powerful essence of Bleeding Heart. The Joie De Vivre collection features two candles, a diffuser and a multi purpose anti-ageing facial essence. The anti-ageing spray can be used as a hydrating face and body mist, as well as a pillow spray for sleep and relaxation. The diffuser is made with the purest essential oils filling the room with top notes of grapefruit, lavender, ylang ylang and cedarwood. Find out more here.
Navy Professional Beauty Tools
This stunning range of luxury tools for nails, brows and lashes are made using a unique titanium coating and come with a 5 year warranty. Navy Professional are making waves in the beauty industry with a number of famous fans including nail technicians to the Kardashians and Oprah. Find out more here.
CURIONOIR Puroto Rose Candle
This chic New Zealand fragrance house has created a candle with notes of rose, bitter orange, cumin, pink pepper, Haiti vetyver and more housed in a hand blown pink glass. Using only biodegradable botanical wax and lead free cotton wicks, candles burn for 65+ hours. Exclusively available in London at Selfridges and The Conran Shop or worldwide here.
The Alphabet Bracelet by Tessa Packard
A made to order gift for mum made of sterling silver and 18ct yellow gold vermeil with an alphabet letter charm of your choice made of mother-of-pearl. A truly personal gift with 20% of the proceeds of each bracelet going directly to the National Osteoporosis Society. Order the bracelet here.
Moser Crystal Glass Heart
Moser, internationally recognised as one of the finest producers of handcrafted lead-free ecologically friendly crystal since 1857, have produced a striking heart in large and mini, a perfect object of your affection for mum. For more information, visit their website.
Acqua Di Parma Hair Mist
Every mum is unique – as is her hair. Spray it all over with Acqua Di Parma hair mist which comes with delicate notes of floral fragrances. The hair mist sensory experience comes in the form of three sophisticated scents: Magnolia Nobile, Rosa Nobile and Peonia Nobile. Each fragrance is enriched with a precious conditioning agent to leave hair beautifully soft and delicately scented. View the collection here.
Le Kevin Glasses Holder
These unisex luxury glasses holders come in an assortment of stylish skins and colours to suit any outfit. Le Kevin is practical with or without your glasses. Handcrafted rings made in crafted leathers and exotic skins are available in a kaleidoscope of colour-ways and combinations to suit with a coordinating calf leather cord. www.lekevin.co.uk
Wishing all mums out there a very happy Mother’s Day.