Bean to Bar and Roasted to Perfection

How does May in France sound? Perfect right? It’s the name of one of East Van Roasters signature chocolate bars and it’s divine. Made fresh in store, it’s 70% organic Madagascar chocolate with sweet Bing cherries and a hint of rose. If mom is anti-fruit (it’s a thing) there are also dark chocolate truffles, salted chocolate cookies and fresh roasted coffee beans – all prepared on site.

Dare to Dazzle

Alfie Italia is hosting an in-store pop up shop by House of MahNik this weekend, showcasing the Vancouver-based company’s stunning jewelry. Mahisa Nikvand traveled throughout Europe and the Middle East in search of inspiration for her spring line, which will debut in Gastown. Shop over a glass of champagne and pick up something special.


Flowers are Always in Season

There’s no need to overthink things. Flowers are always a win on Mother’s Day and Heathers the Flowershop is a great spot to pick your posies. Specializing in seasonal blooms that are sourced locally, Heather is a master at mixing textures and colours for an original and breathtaking bouquet.

Mimosas for Everyone

How do you improve on brunch’s best known cocktail? Add live piano music. Jules Bistro is hosting an authentic French brunch on Mother’s Day starting at 11:30am. If you haven’t stepped inside this Abbott Street spot, it’s like stepping across the pond (without the flight delays, jet lag and language barrier).


Help Mom Make her Mark

Summer is almost here and maybe it’s time for a mom makeover. Take her to your favourite hair salon for a blow-out, book her in for a nail sesh at Queens Boutique or inspire her to get that tattoo she’s been thinking about for years. The peeps at Gastown Tattoo Parlour and Liquid Amber are sure to have a few suggestions.

For more Mother’s Day ideas, check out last week’s post, featuring big bags, eco-conscious apparel, parisian patio sets and great spots to grab brunch.