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Best Bets: Mother’s Day Edition


Map by Jason Lee  

Cluster
The West Village perfume district—now including Parisian Annick Goutal’s first overseas outpost—has a scent for every mom.

1. Annick Goutal: Honeysuckle stem, lemon-tree seeds (397 Bleecker St.).
2. Bond No. 9: Lily of the valley, pink-pepper oil (399 Bleecker St.).
3. Diptyque: Bourbon geranium, bergamot (377 Bleecker St.).
4. Jo Malone: Sweet apricots, jasmine (330 Bleecker St.).
5. Aedes de Venustas: Iris, patchouli (9 Christopher St.).


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Floral Arrangements
Say it with parrot tulips.


From left, arrangements by Caffé Spina and Tin Can Studios.  

Well-Priced/Warm: Peonies, billy buttons, eryngium supernova, from $45 at Caffé Spina, 107 Franklin St., Greenpoint; 347-457-5385.
Splurgy/Warm: Parrot tulips, ranunculus, astrantia, thistle, $120 at Tin Can Studios, 57 Commerce St., Red Hook; 347-251-0447.


From left, arrangements by James’s Daughter and Gardenia Organic.  

Well-Priced/Cool: Eremurus, nigella, tulip tree, $45 at James’s Daughter; call 602-705-6936 to schedule pickup in Greenpoint.
Splurgy/Cool: Succulents, herbs, grasses, roses in a birch-wrapped vase, from $150 at Gardenia Organic, 120 W. 28th St.; 646-688-5753.



Illustration by Murphy Lippincott  

How to Buy Mom Jewelry

Three tips from custom jeweler (and mom) Jennifer Fisher, in anticipation of her first brick-and-mortar, coming to Flatiron this summer.

1. Monogram out of the box. “Instead of a pendant, put her initials on a burnished cuff. Or add up the whole family’s initials in an equation: J + K = S & D.”
2. No hearts. “Choose a charm that’s really her—if she’s spiritual, maybe a hamsa. And get creative: Go into her drawer and add it to a favorite bracelet.”
3. And no chunky diamond studs. “Pick something she wouldn’t buy herself: mismatched studs, like a pyramid and an arrow for a hip mom, or long earrings for when she wears her hair back.”



Illustration by Jason Lee  

First Look
Treat her to celebrity stylist Julien Farel’s new 10,000-square-foot, lavender-scented spa in the Loews Regency Hotel (540 Park Ave.).

Treatment Rooms:
Anti-aging bamboo scrubs, French face-lift facials; multitasking chairs accommodate a simultaneous pedicure.

Cutting Stations:
Thirty-two chairs, arranged in privacy-maximizing pentagons; in addition to cuts and color, the hair menu includes keratin protein boosters, Japanese straightening, and the Power Coif (quick updo, braid, or ponytail).

Massage Rooms:
The pressure is invigorating, with stretching and Shiatsu mixed in. Plus, lower-back-and-hips-focused prenatal massage for moms-to-be.

Shampoo Beds:
Hair-washing stations that recline back—all the way.

Fitness Center:
1,700 square feet; available for personal-training sessions by request.


Daisy Chain
Shop clerks pick the ideal gift from a fellow store. We start it off.


The Primary Essentials:
Hopewell quilt ($365 at 372 Atlantic Ave., Cobble Hill).






Goods for the Study:
Carl Auböck brass egg ($130 at 234 Mulberry St.).





Karma:
Will Boone Elvis booklet ($15 at 39 Great Jones St.).





Whisk:
Kikkerland vintage timer ($20 at 231 Bedford Ave., Williamsburg).





Home of the Brave:
Indigo pillow ($98 at 67 West St., Greenpoint).





Critics’ Picks
Beyond the bathrobe: The magazine’s experts suggest ways to get on her good side.


Exhibit:
“Mika Rottenberg’s ‘Bowls Balls Souls Holes’ (from May 7 at Andrea Rosen Gallery, 525 W. 24th St.) is strange enough to spark tea-talk, without being naughty.” —Jerry Saltz





Book:
Around the World in 72 Days, by Nellie Bly ($19 at Greenlight, 686 Fulton St.), is a classic from one of the first prominent female journalists in America.” —Kathryn Schulz




Concert:
“Chuckle at Cher’s Vegas hokum if you want (May 9 at Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.), but know that she’s laughing along with you.” —Jody Rosen




Brunch:
“Get the margherita pizza, branzino al forno, and killer gelato at Stella 34 (151 W. 34th St.), the undersung trattoria inside Macy’s.” —Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld




Accessory:
“The Trio ($1,050 at Céline, 870 Madison Ave.) is hands-free when you’re out with the kids. I like to designate one whole compartment for Cheerios.” —Amy Larocca


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