As some of you may know, my mom has been sick for a while. This week has been a particularly stressful week with a sight I have never seen, a rush to the emergency room and visits to ICU. I appreciate everyone’s support, and I just hope for her speedy recovery. For this “weekend inspiration”, I thought I would try to inspire others with these finds across the internet of some of my mom’s favorite things and great ideas for mother’s day gifts. “Strawberry Ice Cream via Delectable Deliciousness”.
She loves the color, Lavender “Picture from Material Girl’s Blog”
She loves tulips from “Gypsy Purple Home”
She loves jewelry “Rings from Etsy”
She loves travel Lucerne, Switzerland
She loves getting her nails done via Essie
She loves shoes by Net-A-Porter
Mark your calendars now for an event you won’t want to miss. The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival will be held May 10-13, 2012, and tickets are on sale now. This Southern festival is like no other, and event organizers call it, “A four-day culinary exploration of the South”. This is the event to eat, drink and enjoy all that is Southern: chefs, sommeliers, beverage innovator and industry leaders and experts on food and beverages in the south. I was lucky enough to attend and speak at the festival last year, and I thought, “This is the perfect event to come with your girlfriends or significant other.” It’s the ideal Mother’s Day gift. Here are some highlights of this years event:
-200+ Award-Winning chefs, mixologist, sommeliers and beverage innovators
-88 Demonstrations, seminars, discussions & trade programs
-3 tasting tents with more than 100 chefs participating
-14 unique dinners and events
Most of the events will take place in, or within walking distance of, the Loews Atlanta Hotel in Midtown. For more information on tickets, hotel and complete schedule, see The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival.
First and third photos by AFWF/Raftermen.
Photo credit for second photo Michael Paley, Proof on Main and Garage Bar, Louisville, KY