Pampering doesn’t have to only involve spas, nails and afternoon teas – though we love those too! Spoil the queen of your heart this Mother’s Day (or just leave this article open on your browser for your partner and kids to take note of 😉 ), with experiences at unique places to suit her personal style.
We include options for mums who enjoy traditional pampering places, as well as those who find pleasure in nature, picking up some new skills, or love fresh experiences. And don’t forget, your time is the most precious gift you could give her on this special day, so do take the time to enjoy these places together!
1. Nails at Boudoir
Spend the afternoon at this luxurious nail salon in Bangsar Village II. Sink into plush emerald chairs, sip on wine (or coffee, or tea), enjoy heated neck pads and unwind with French music playing in the background as you get your nails prettied. It’s the perfect treat for the spéciale woman in your life!
2. Afternoon Tea at St Regis
For mums who enjoy classy elegant afternoon teas, head over to St Regis for mouthwatering delicacies at the Drawing Room, with a free flow of savouries available! Sip on your tea under a majestic 5-tier chandelier and nibble on those caneles alongside an original Botero sculpture.
3. Massage at Hammam Spa
Motherhood is not easy! Thank Mum for her years of love and labour with a traditional spa package. Soothe aches and pains away with South East Asia’s first Moroccan version of the Turkish Bath and other services intertwined with ancient Moroccan beauty recipes. You’ll feel as if you have been transported to a different land once you enter the spa too, with artisan hand-carved cedar doors, intricate mosaics, copper lamps, and zelig fountains to be found all around.
4. Staycation and Spa Escape at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas
Surprise Mum with a relaxing, luxurious getaway to this serene, seaside sanctuary. Take a dip in the infinity pool, indulge in lavish meals and simply kick back and unwind amidst the tranquil surroundings. Treat your main woman to the “Mother’s Love” spa experience, which encompasses a signature Anantara massage, and a facial or gentle scrub to soothe, restore and rejuvenate. Talk about the ultimate pamper experience!
Learning New Skills
5. Pottery at Beary Potter Studio
Our mothers play big roles in molding and shaping our character. Why not have a hand at molding something together this year, for a symbolic kind of activity? The art of pottery has often been described as therapeutic and relaxing too, which is an experience we are sure most mums would appreciate! Beary Potter Studio offers a range of workshops for crafters of all levels- just pick your option of wheel-throwing or hand-building lessons, day sessions or even a month long course.
6. Pewter making workshop at Royal Selangor Visitor Centre
Cast, polish, and design your very own elegant bespoke pewter with (and for) Mum. With its rich legacy and timeless appeal, your creations would make a great keepsake, and can also double up as beautiful décor. Take some time post-crafting and head over to the museum to enjoy a live demonstration.
7. Sip & Paint at Art & Bonding
Bond over art and wine (or juice) at Art and Bonding’s regular Sip and Paint nights. This cosy art studio in Hartamas offers delightful styles to choose from, with fun, unique painting experiences. Try their “Date Night” option, where you and your mama get to paint two unique paintings that end up making one very beautiful and united masterpiece, or a “Glow In the Dark” painting option, and paint in a dimmed ambience with calming music.
8. Terrarium workshop at Mossarium
If you and Mum are also plant mamas and love having a touch of nature in the house, try creating your very own terrarium together. These mini gardens are low maintenance, space-saving and beautiful, making them great additions inside the house. Not only do these little Zen decorations look pretty, but they also come with a dose of health benefits, too!
9. Private Hot Air Balloon Ride at My Balloon Adventure
Have an unforgettable experience soaring above the clouds, and feast your eyes on the magnificent views down below. Enjoy some pre-flight coffee, or tea and crackers, hop on for a 30 to 45 minute flight over fields and lakes, and toast to your special relationship up in the sky! Your adventure together with Mum will be captured professionally too, with a memorable time-lapse video of your flight documented as a wonderful keepsake.
10. Nature Trekking/Walks at Various Parks
If your active mama enjoys her early morning taichi or evening walks, spend some time with her at one of the many parks and gardens around Klang Valley. From FRIM (the Forest Research International Park) to the classic Lake Gardens (aka the Perdana Botanical Gardens), there’s a fair range of options with outdoor activities around town for you to choose from. You could even set up a surprise picnic with her favourite meal personally prepared (and take the opportunity to thank her for the number of times she has done likewise!)
11. Multi-Sensory Dining at Grand Hyatt’s Le Petit Chef
Mum is going to be blown away with this unique, immersive, dining experience at the Grand Hyatt! Le Petit Chef will amuse and delight, as he takes you and mum on an extraordinary 90-minute multi-sensory culinary journey with themed music and exclusive props. Tantalise your taste buds with an exquisitely crafted six-course menu by Executive Sous Chef Matteo Fracalossi, while watching a 3D mapping performance unfold over the dining table.
12. Private Dining with Chef Eden Haus of Eat Sleep Repeat
Delight Mum with a tantalising spread, right in the comfort of her house. Renowned private Chef Eden Daus offers delectable menus with a molecular gastronomical twist, along with a vegetarian option for the vegetable lovers. (Heartwarming fun fact: It all started when 10-year-old Chef Eden Haus made a simple cheese toast with coffee for his mum and saw the pride in her eyes – which then propelled him into a lifelong culinary affair!)
13. Picnic at Mori House
Tarts, flowers and a garden by a cute little cottage. Sounds like perfectly serene kind of afternoon! Book a scenic picnic or high tea, anytime between 9.00am to 7.00pm at Mori House, and stay as long as you want. Mats, tableware, cutlery, set meals and drinks are all sorted. Just turn up, and have a relaxing time bonding over tea and scrumptious finger food. If both of you are up for it, you can even opt for an extended celebration, and book an overnight stay at the cottage itself.
We hope these places help set the stage for some memorable and precious times together for you and your mums this Mother’s Day, #makchicmumtribe. Let’s shower our mums with the pampering they deserve!