Make this Mother's Day perfect with this week's KD Finds. We'll help you plan an all-day affair of champagne brunch, at-home spa treatments and family dinner.
Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque and Belle Epoque Rosé champagne
Mom deserves the very best, and for champagne brunch we'd serve her a bottle of this stylish, "diamond-cut" bubbly.
Gilded Japanese anemones, drawn by iconic Art Nouveau artist Émile Gallé in 1902, grace the bottle of this 2004 vintage champagne highlighting the best Chardonnays from the Côte des Blancs. Silky and fresh Cuvée Belle Epoque has light floral notes of hawthorn blossom, linden blossom and white clover that gives way to subtle, spicy notes. The blush-pink hued Rosé is an elegant, subtle wine wIth harmonious flavors of peony, fresh red fruit and citrus.
$145 for Belle Epoque and $250 for Belle Epoque Rosé; prusawinefinder.com to find a store near you
It's All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great by Gwyneth Paltrow
Spend quality time with mom by cooking together in the kitchen. Moms will appreciate the healthy recipes found in Gwyneth Paltrow's new cookbook, which taste like comfort food without the fat, sugar or gluten.
Co-written with food writer and producer Julia Turshen, this beautiful and easy-to-use cookbook features dreamy food photography and insightful notes. Recipe standouts include creamy yet dairy-less Spicy Sweet Potato Soup with Chipotle + Coriander and guilt-free Salmon Burgers with Pickled Ginger + Coriander that "will make you forget you're being healthy". You'll be surprised to find indulgent desserts like Banana "Ice Cream" with Sweet-and-Salty Roasted Almonds that are sugar and dairy-free!
Dress up your dining room table with beautiful dinnerware. We think this polished place setting can pull off double duty for everyday and special occasions. Inspired by classic English design, these earthenware pieces play with texture and cut-out details that suggests the look of lace.
Give mom the spa treatment at home by pampering her with homemade facials, scrubs and bath soaks made from items in your pantry or fridge. Try whipping up a face mask made from mashed avocado, natural plain yogurt and honey, which will leave skin feeling hydrated and refreshed. You can make it a mother-daughter experience or treat your partner. Make the extra effort to transform her bathroom into an oasis with candles, aromatherapy and spa robes and slippers.
Surprise mom with a beautiful champagne brunch. Set the scene with chilled bubbly, gorgeous glass flutes and elegant dinnerware, and plan the perfect menu with our best breakfast-in-bed recipes. Here's a tip: champagne goes best with salty, nutty and not-too-sweet flavors, so we paired this beautiful bottle of Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque champagne with an egg white and asparagus omelet. You can also play bartender and fix up her favorite brunch champagne cocktail.
A great way to pamper mom is to give her an at-home spa treatment using items from your fridge and pantry. Try whipping up a homemade beauty mask using ripe avocados, plain yogurt and honey. It's an all-natural and delicious way to moisturize and refresh skin. Papayas have enzymatic skin-exfoliating properties, while ground oatmeal will leave skin glowing.