Las Alamandas Mother’s Day Special: Travel Tuesday

At Las Alamandas, U.S. moms can celebrate their special day Mexican style with the hideaway resort’s special Mother’s Day package. Las Alamandas has it all for moms, from a Spa Pavilion by the sand for massages and treatments to the sound of the waves, to exceptionally spacious and luxurious suite accommodations with oversize bathtubs and terraces, miles of white-sand private beaches and spectacular sunsets.
A blissful stay at sublime Las Alamandas, set within a gorgeous 1,500-acre private nature reserve, is the best gift you could give mom for Mother’s Day.  The weather is balmy, the water warm for swimming and water sports. There are numerous activities, from kayaking on bird lagoons and riverboat cruises to bird watching and hiking. The sophisticated, delicious and healthy cuisine is prepared with seafood freshly caught by local fisherman, meats and free-range eggs and chicken raised by local farmers, and vegetables, lettuces, herbs and fruits grown in the resort’s own organic gardens.
Included in the Las Alamandas Mother’s Day package are:
  • 2 nights in a luxurious suite
  • Welcome cocktails and Tropical Fruit Platter
  • Daily gourmet meals and nonalcoholic beverages served al fresco at the “Oasis” or in the privacy of your suite
  • One-hour horseback ride for two
  • Rejuvenating one-hour massage for two at the beachside palapa
  • Special personalized Mother’s Day cake for two
 Rates start at $1,070.  Offered May 8 – 14 , 2013.  For reservations:  Tel. + (52) 322 285-5500; toll free in U.S. and Canada 888-882-9616; or

Travel Tuesday: Peninsula Spa in Chicago & Mother’s Day

If you’re traveling to Chicago this spring, or live there, take note of the The Peninsula Spa in the Peninsula Chicago. This spa, located on the top two floors in the Peninsula Chicago, offers a holistic approach to mind, body and spirit wellness. The Peninsula Spa introduces monthly specials this spring and summer to celebrate and rejuvenate by combining healthy cuisine, state of the art fitness techniques and all-natural beauty treatments in packages for men and women. Check out their Facebook Page.

This urban retreat offers a variety of signature treatments that uniquely layer European and Asian philosophies using all-natural products, a half-Olympic-length swimming pool surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows with city views, and a state-of-the-art fitness center with expertly trained personal trainers and advanced group fitness classes.  ESPA’s newest product line, which is proudly used at The Spa, offers updated formulas that average over 99% all-natural ingredients to ensure each product is as efficacious, luxurious and natural as possible.

Mother’s Day Promotion

Book a massage, facial or body treatment and receive:

50% off an additional treatment for your Mother or loved one

Available Mondays through Thursdays

Price: Treatments begin at US$ 160

Valid: May 1 through 31, 2012

Mother’s Day Gift Certificate Promotion

Purchase a Mankind Massage or Tension Relief Massage and receive:

A complimentary one-week membership to The Spa

A one-hour personal training session

Price: US$ 245 (valued at US$ 405)

Valid: May 1 through 31, 2012

Weekend Inspiration: Early Mother’s Day Ideas

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