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Let’s spoil Mum!

by Lavinia Dickson-Robinson

“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers” – Rudyard Kipling.

If like me, you are not able to spend the day with Mummy, fear not, after racking my brains for a while I have come up with what I hope are some divine ideas to spoil our mothers while we wait for the day – not so long now – when we’ll be able to give them that long awaited hug.

Talking about time, why not spoil your mum with this Blancpain interpretation of their Villeret Women Date model, limited to 28 pieces. The white mother-of-pearl dial is enhanced by a crimson-red heart carried by the seconds hand, matching its alligator leather strap. The open worked hour and minute hands accentuate the refinement of this timepiece, enhanced by the precious touches of a diamond-set chapter ring and bezel.

The soul of this soul resides in its movement, Blancpain’s calibre 1151, endowed with a silicon balance-spring and a four-day power reserve, as well as a date display. The ever-lasting ties between mothers and their children could not be better symbolised by this exquisite timepiece. £18,700.

The beating heart of this Fabergé locket is a sustainably sourced Mozambican ruby by Gemfields…

Lockets have always been a symbol of love, traditionally carrying pictures, locks of hair or even a secret note, hidden from view but always to one’s heart. As a symbol of giving life, eggs have been present in cultures across the world since the beginning of history. Fabergé Essence Rose Gold Ruby Heart Surprise Locket features a Gemfields Mozambican ruby inside, as a symbol of the love that as children, we want to show our mothers. £5,280.

All mothers should feel like a princess at least once a year. Matsukita, a perfume first created in 1892 by the Crown Perfumery, was inspired by a fabled Japanese princess who awed the Victorian royal court with her elegance and grace. In their newest collection, perfumer Clive Christian has re-imagined this fragrance to capture its elusive elegance and bring it to women of the 21st century.

With a fresh and invigorating top of green bergamot, pink pepper and a hint of nutmeg delving into a floral and woody heart of Chinese imperial, Matsukita delivers an exotic story presented in a case that reflects its uniqueness, with an archive image hidden for discovery beneath each bottle. As with all Clive Christian perfumes each of them features their signature crown stopper, a sign of perfume prestige since 1872. £325 (50ml).

A captivating collaboration in which Bvlgari’s serpent entices with its forbidden fruit: Dom Pérignon Rosé, temptation incarnate.

Eve succumbed to the temptation offered by the serpent and so, God cursed women to endure pain and suffering bearing children. To soften the blow, Bvlgari has reinterpreted temptation in the form of a serpenti necklace wrapped around a bottle of Dom Pérignon Rosé.

It may not immediately spring to mind as a Mother’s Day gift but, given the pain any mother goes through, they very well deserved this indulgence. The Serpenti necklace in pink gold is set with onyx elements and two pear brilliant cut diamonds and diamonds pavé (24.29 carats) and it is accompanied by a case of three magnum bottles of Dom Perignon Rosé x Bvlgari Limited Edition Vintage Rosé 2004.

Each one is engraved with the Bvlgari Serpenti accent; a captivating new collaboration between two iconic Maisons.

Available exclusively at Bvlgari’s boutique in New Bond St. Tel.  020 7872 9969

After this year of travel restriction, what better way to end our suggestions for Mother’s Day than a reservation for a Spa weekend at the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews, Scotland. With breath-taking views of the Scottish coastline, the Old Course is the perfect post-lockdown rural retreat for an staycation.

Their award-winning Kohler Waters Spa features 13 treatment rooms, including two twin rooms for couples, a 20m pool, along with the Kohler Waters Thermal Suite, which includes a hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room and plunge pool. Mum will be able to relax and enjoy and extensive range of treatments, using the healing benefits of natural mineral rich water, from therapeutic massages and facials by Phytomer, to body wraps and scrubs, as well as a range of unique wet treatments.

Their Spa Getaway package includes and overnight stay, full Scottish breakfast, three-course dinner in any of their restaurants, a light lunch at their Spa Café, 50-minute custom massage or facial and access to the fitness centre and leisure pool. Available from £662 per room, per stay (double/ twin occupancy).

Opening picture by © Nicholas Githiri for Pexels.

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