6 Power Moms, 1 Perfect Mother’s Day: How to Shower Mom with Love and Style This May 14

6 Power Moms, 1 Perfect Mother’s Day: How to Shower Mom with Love and Style This May 14

Superhero, best friend, confidant and role model—these are just some of the many hats moms wear in a day. Given all the love and support they show their family 365 days a year, it’s no wonder planning the perfect Mother’s Day can be a little overwhelming.

If you’re stumped on how to shower mom with the love she deserves, look no further. Here, six of L.A.’s most stylish and influential leading ladies share quick tips on planning the perfect Mother’s Day outing and shopping for meaningful gifts that will capture her heart.

From handmade cards and photo albums, to cozy cashmere and colorful macarons, when it comes to celebrating mom in style, these trendsetting mothers definitely know best.


Natalie is a fashion editor and mother based in Los Angeles. Previously the Senior Editor of Racked LA, Natalie’s work also can be found in the pages of Vogue, Elle and Bullett, just to name a few. In 2014, she founded 
Fashion Mamas LA, a members-only network for stylish local moms working in the fashion industry.

What’s the most special Mother’s Day gift you’ve received to date?
For my first Mother’s Day, my husband surprised me with a photo book documenting my first year as a mother. It was so sweet that he took the time to curate a collection of photos of Diego and me.

What would you love to receive this Mother’s Day? 
All I want is this choker by JNB, and for it to say “MAMA”! Also, lunch and drinks at The Whisper Lounge or Bar Verde, and a shopping spree at TOPSHOP (bodysuits and shorts!) sound good to me.

What would an ideal mother-kiddo day at The Grove look like?
Our favorite thing to do is sit by the fountain and watch the water show. Diego always points at it and says “WATAH!!” with the sweetest, most innocent smile. Then we head to Pressed Juicery for our favorite Freeze treat: vanilla almond with warm almond butter drizzled on top.

Elisabeth is the brilliant and effortlessly chic Owner and Co-President of Ladurée. Before standing at the helm of the world’s most delicious empire, the French-born, Manhattan-based mom of twins worked in the fashion industry for such luxury brands as Hermès and Ralph Lauren. 

What’s the most special Mother’s Day gift you’ve received to date?  
For my first Mother’s Day, when I was pregnant with twins, my beloved husband gave me a pink-gold bracelet representing a four-leaf clover, each leaf was heart shaped. It was a symbol of our coming family. My boys are now 8 years old, and I have never taken it off.

What would you love to receive this Mother’s Day?
I will let my husband and boys decide, but I think I will have a homemade breakfast by my boys and lunch at Ladurée, as all our friends come to celebrate Mother’s Day.What would an ideal mother-kiddo day at The Grove look like?
Breakfast at Ladurée, and spending some time all together at the store with the team, boys in the kitchen with the chefs or in the storage to help. …. Barnes & Noble for the Legos … Oh, and a new pair of sneakers at Nike or Nordstrom. Of course, we finish with a good movie.

What’s the perfect Ladurée Mother’s Day gift for mom?
A pastry class with her kids and our chef.

Yasmine is an L.A.-born-and-raised philanthropist, political activist, mother of four, and all-around inspiration. The Co-President and Co-Founder of Alliance of Moms, a membership-based group working to break the intergenerational cycle of babies born to teens in foster care, Yasmine was named one of our city’s game-changers in Los Angeles Magazine’s “LA Woman” feature. Photo: Katee Grace

What’s the most special Mother’s Day gift you’ve received to date?
Any mom will tell you that there really is nothing sweeter than something your kid has made for you. It doesn’t matter what it is, and it may look like every other project that comes home from school, but there is something about knowing that my child was thinking of me as [his/her] tiny hands created this particular craft that just does me in.

What would you love to receive this Mother’s Day? 
There is a piece of art I am coveting. I better start dropping not-so-subtle hints. (Honey, nothing says Mother’s Day like Hank Willis Thomas’ Ain’t I a Woman.)

Also, a date to Le Labo with my daughters to make perfumes together and an Alliance of Moms “MOTHERLOVER” T-shirt to raise funds and remind all of LA’s teen moms in foster care that there is a whole community of women out there who have their backs.

What would an ideal mother-kiddo day at The Grove look like?
As a native Angeleno, I have grown up without true seasons, so I love bringing my kids to The Grove around any holiday. Whether it is “snow” in December or an explosion of spring flowers around Easter, there is nothing better than taking it all in, grabbing Blue Ribbon sushi, a good kid movie, and, of course, some Ladurée macarons.

Kelly Sawyer Patricof is equal parts super mommy, stylish tastemaker, and Co-President of Baby2Baby, a non-profit organization that provides low-income children ages 0-12 with all the basic necessities that every child deserves. Since its founding, Baby2Baby has transformed from a grassroots organization into a national juggernaut, bettering the lives of 125,000 children last year alone. 

What’s the most special Mother’s Day gift you’ve received to date?
Anything my kids make me I love, and those are always the best keepsakes. But dads, listen up: Get your lady some jewelry too! She deserves it and it goes great with the handmade gift from the kids!

What would you love to receive this Mother’s Day? 
Jennifer Meyer double star stud earrings and the book The Underground Railroad. I’m dying to read it and never have time to go book shopping for myself! As much as I love gifts (and I do love gifts!), there is nothing better than giving back to a mother in need on Mother’s Day. At Baby2Baby we have a Mother’s Day registry where you can purchase an item for a low-income child in honor of Mother’s Day.

What would an ideal mother-kiddo day at The Grove look like?
We always do a movie night and dinner at The Grove. We stop by Barnes & Noble after dinner and the girls each pick out a book, and grab dessert at Sprinkles or Ladurée on the way home.

Emily Current and Meritt Elliott are the founders and creative directors of THE GREAT., creators of the whimsically chic Emily and Merritt collection at Pottery Barn Kids, and the original denim masterminds behind CURRENT/ELLIOTT, among many other ultra-successful joint ventures. The two style authorities also happen to be longtime best friends and fellow mommies.

Meritt:

What’s the most special Mother’s Day gift you’ve received to date?
Wolfe was born in late April, so come Mother’s Day, she was a few weeks old. I remember feeling like the gift of being present with my little miracles was the best. Can’t beat that one!

What would you love to receive this Mother’s Day? 
A Jo Malone candle or room diffuser, a massage gift certificate, and a yummy cashmere robe.

What would an ideal mother-kiddo day at The Grove look like?
We love to sit on the grass and run in circles and watch the fountain show. We often grab a lemonade and buy some books from Barnes & Noble to read. I pop into Nordstrom to look at sunglasses or shoes with my 11-year-old, and sometimes we poke our heads into Pottery Barn Kids for room inspiration!

 

Emily:
What’s the most special Mother’s Day gift you’ve received to date?
A little handmade book my 3-year-old daughter made with her teachers at preschool with all the things she loves about me.

What would you love to receive this Mother’s Day? 
A handmade card from the kids, flowers from Bloom & Plume, a Shinola turntable.

What would an ideal mother-kiddo day at The Grove look like?
A ride on the trolley, some time at Barnes & Noble, a balloon from Nordstrom, maybe sushi at Blue Ribbon, and then rose macarons from Ladurée.

Click here to learn about shopping events, offers and special brunches happening this Mother’s Day at The Grove. 

 

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