Jessica Shops Pick of the Month
Very Vera’s Cake of the Month
Considering all Moms do, there’s no better gift than that of indulgence for Mother’s Day. A delicious way to treat yours comes from Very Vera, an amazing bakery based in Augusta, GA.
My pick also happens to be their Cake of the Month for May - the Strawberry Lemonade Layer Cake. It just sounds mouth watering! The story behind it is as unique as the cake itself, which was born when fresh strawberries were seen being sold at a children’s lemonade stand. It’s gorgeous and blends sweet and a little bit of pucker to perfection. JessicaShops readers take 10% off your entire order either in store, by phone or online via code “JESSICASHOPS.” Oh, and did I mention it weighs eight sweet pounds? That’s sure to give any mother a big reason to feel special!
Details: (706) 860-3492, www.veryvera.com
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Give mom a pampering pedicure experience like no other! During the Luxury Zero Gravity Pedicure she will sink into a special ergonomic recliner with a warm pillow around her neck, and herbal eye mask on her eyes. Experience complete relaxation as a technician massages mom’s tired legs and feet. Steaming towels, nourishing masks, mineral-rich exfoliants, and emollient oils will leave mom’s feet feeling wonderfully revived and polished. A blissful vacation for legs and feet, and an experience she won’t forget. 60 minutes, $60. With Paraffin Treatment- add $10
Details: Gardner Dermatology & Med Spa, (770) 952-2100, www.gardnerdermatology.com
Make sure mom feels relaxed by taking her to Pampered Nail & Body Spa. For her special day, they are offering 15% off their seasonal grapefruit and lavender scrub and body oil service. This Eco-conscious nail and body spa uses all natural, toxic-free products including nail polishes, hair products and body products.
Details: (404) 577-3373, www.pamperedatl.com
Pamper your mom with a luxury Mother’s Day Package at Carter Barnes! Mom will enjoy a day of beauty at this inviting Buckhead salon. This exclusive package includes a manicure, pedicure, facial and makeup application for only $150 (a $175 value).
Details: (404) 233-0047, www.carterbarnes.com
Treat your mom to an enhanced facial treatment she is sure to remember. The unique facials at Dr. James Davis’ office will give your mom that glow she is looking for. With remarkable ingredients and the knowledge of their master medical aesthetician, mom’s skin will look amazing. You can choose from a variety of different facials including the Firming Algae Facial, Collagen Facial, Deep Pore Cleansing Facial and more! Get a Mother’s Day discount of 20% - for the whole month of May.
Details: (404) 252-0301, www.drjamesdavis.com
Experience facial rejuvenation together! Mothers and daughters can celebrate Mother’s Day together at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta’s Skin Medics™ Medical Spa. Through May 31, mothers and daughters can purchase two treatments (choose between Vibradermabrasion, DiamondTome Microdermabrasion, or an antioxidant rich Benefit Peel) for $200 (a $300 value). These customizable exfoliating treatments can gently erase mild to moderate signs of sun damage and wrinkling on the face, while the mild Benefit Peel improves skin tone and stimulates collagen for a smoother texture.
Details: (404) 303-2989, www.dermatlanta.com
Help mom freshen up her appearance with a one-hour makeover! Spend only $50 for a spring makeup makeover and makeup bag cleanup from Authentic Beauty—a $75 value. The beauty professionals from Authentic Beauty will help mom get everything she needs to revamp her look just in time for spring.
Details: (404) 849-0443, www.myimagejourney.com
In honor of Mother’s Day and for the month of May, North Atlanta Dermatology is offering a special 50% discount on cosmetic facial peels plus free sunscreen with purchase. Get a refreshed look with one of their signature facial peels: Glycolic, Tretinoin, Salicylic Acid, or Jessner. Follow your treatment with the free gift of sunscreen by Elta MD. There are three locations to serve you, Duluth, Johns Creek and Hamilton Mill.
Details: (770) 814-8222, www.northatlantaderm.com
Turn back the clock so your mom can look as young as she feels. In honor of Mother’s Day, Dr. Fernando Burstein is extending a special offer of $150 off Restylane® and $50 off Dysport® injections through May 31. The perfect gift for those pesky crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles that magically seem to develop after raising children! Call Dr. Burstein’s office to schedule a consultation.
Details: Atlanta Plastic Surgery, (404) 256-1311, www.atlplastic.com
Make life easier for mom this Mother’s Day with a Laser Lights package. Make shaving one less thing she has to worry about! Buy any laser hair removal package (starting at $220) before May 31 and receive one free facial or an hour-long massage.
Details: Duluth’s Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, (770) 495-9322
Give mom the lashes of her dreams with a free Latisse kit with any Botox or Juvederm purchase, for the entire month of May. Latisse is the first and only FDA-approved treatment that grows lashes longer, fuller and darker.
Details: Elizabeth Morgan MD, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery & Anti-Aging Management, (404) 941-3200, www.drelizabethmorgan.com
Brighten mom’s day and her smile with a BriteSmile special one-hour laser teeth whitening for $299! The professionals at Mansell Family & Cosmetic Dentistry will give mom that youthful glow with a whiter smile. Gift certificates are also available and this special will be valid throughout May.
Details: (770) 992-2236, www.manselldentistry.com
Plan a fun getaway for mom just a few hours from Atlanta. Located in Asheville, NC, the Biltmore estate and gardens is an 8,000-acre estate that includes 75-acres of landscaped gardens. Have fun touring the grounds and enjoy the 26th Annual Festival of Flowers through May 15.
Details: (800) 411-3812, www.biltmore.com
Have fun outdoors with this stylish hat and cooler tote from local Atlanta gift company, Mudpie. Fully insulated and lined, this bucket shaped cooler tote is great for a mother-daughter picnic in the park! While your lunch stays cool, mom can also keep cool under this fun reversible canvas sun hat. Aqua umbrella stripe cooler tote, $31.25; Reversible blue starfish/white sun hat, $21.25
Help mom’s thumb stay green while also making it easier for her to tend to her plants. The unique Easy Reach Plant Pulley is perfect for indoor and outdoor plants. This pulley system allows mom to raise and lower hanging plants in half the time it would take to get a ladder or stepstool.
Give mom some sweet tunes! Music can be an essential part of any soiree and that’s where the Soulra comes in. This portable, solar-powered sound system for iPod/iPhone guarantees mom won’t have to worry about extension cords or batteries. Simply open up the fold-out solar panel and let the sun’s rays go to work. $200
Details: REI, (770) 901-9200, www.etonsoulra.com
Mind & Body
This Mother’s Day, find balance, breath and beauty through the peacefulness of yoga. Mandala Studio is a new boutique studio offering a variety of classes in yoga, tai chi and dance all with personalized assistance. Get mom a 15% off class card or purchase a 15% off gift certificate.
Details: Mandala Studio, (404) 350-1919, www.mandalastudioonline.com
Help mom look her best with L’Occitane firming lotion, Almond Delightful Shape. This sweet smelling cream uses the power of the almond bud to firm and tone the skin, stimulate microcirculation and decrease water retention and the appearance of cellulite. $38
Details: Lenox Square Mall, (404) 841-6213, www.usa.loccitane.com
Give mom a break from cooking with delicious pre-prepared meals from The Dinner A’ Fare. This gourmet studio kitchen has meal prep stations complete with recipes, fresh ingredients, spices, and measuring cups and spoons. In just two hours you can make 12 dishes for mom using the pre-sliced and chopped ingredients provided for you.
Details: (770) 934-1140, www.dinnerafare.com
For the active mom who is looking to get into yoga but doesn’t necessarily want to sign up for classes, an instructional DVD may be a good alternative. Trudie Styler’s Weight Loss Yoga DVD combines four unique yoga routines including, Yoga Conditioning for Weight Loss, Total Body Yoga, Yoga Abs, and Chair Yoga.
Details: Your local Barnes & Noble, www.shopgaiam.com
For the mom that loves to read, local author Emily Giffin’s books are just the thing to make her smile. Choose from any one of her bestselling novels about love, friendship and family. If mom prefers to see something on the big screen, Something Borrowed debuts in theaters on May 6.
Details: Your local Barnes & Nobles bookstore, www.emilygiffin.com
Dine with mom at one of Atlanta’s great eateries, many of which are featuring special Mother’s Day menus and other surprises! TWO Urban Licks will feature a Mother’s Day brunch and roses, while Chef Specials will be added to the menus at Lobby Bar and Bistro and ROOM at TWELVE just for mom. Wherever you dine, it’s sure to be a lunch she won’t forget.
Details: TWO Urban Licks, (404) 522-4622, www.twourbanlicks.com, Lobby Bar and Bistro, (404) 961-7370, www.lobbyattwelve.com, ROOM at TWELVE, (404) 481-1250, www.roomattwelve.com
Mom will appreciate the handmade bath, home and beauty products from local Decatur retail shop, Mama Bath + Body. Pamper her with this basket of goodies containing a calming body lotion, hand soap and sugar scrub all scented with lavender and geranium.
Details: (404) 377-7800, www.loveyourmama.com
Make mom’s life easier (and a bit more organized!) with the BFF bag from Ju-Ju-Be. Perfect for moms of any age – this bag can function as a diaper bag, a carry-on travel bag or just your go-to hold-all. The BFF has tons of pockets, detachable shoulder straps and messenger straps so mom can use it any way she wants. Extra benefits include material that is machine washable and a waterproof exterior.
Details: Nordstrom - Perimeter Mall, (770) 394-1141, www.shopjujube.com
For the stylish mom, Philip Stein watches not only look good but help mom to feel good too. The natural frequency technology that is emitted through a metal disk that is embedded in the watch has been clinically shown to help watch wearer’s relax and lower stress levels.
Details: Bloomingdale’s at Lenox Square Mall, (404) 449-5280, www.philipstein.com
Get two for the price of one! Treat mom to some new undergarments from lingerie shop, Intimacy. When you purchase an Intimacy gift card for Mother’s Day, mom also gets a free personal bra fitting appointment. Purchase online or at the store in Buckhead. Gift certificates run from $25 to $500.
Details: Phipps Plaza, (404) 261-9333, www.myintimacy.com
Give mom the gift of organization and style with this convenient gym bag from Urbandillo’s line of shrink-and-bags. This classic hobo is a perfect present for the mom on the go! The spacious carrier allows for plenty of room for gym clothes and shoes and the insulated pocket is great for holding a hot curling iron. It even has a water bottle pocket, key clasp and inside zipper which is great for holding an iPod.
Give the gift of beauty! Purchase a gift card for mom for $100 and Salon Skanda will add 25$ to its value! This is a limited time offer that will be good from May 1 - 7 only. Stop by the salon, call, or go online to purchase.
Details: (678) 705-1052, www.salonskanda.com