Tag Archives: Georgia

As Seen on Studio 10: Fall Colors in the Southeast

Such fun talking where to see fall colors in the Southeast with Stephanie and Studio 10 this week. Check out the clip here!

Warm up: Beautiful hotel fireplaces around the USA

Baby, it’s cold outside! Check out my piece on USAToday.com all about fireplaces and where you can warm up this winter!

Sun-Kissed Coast

I’m thrilled that my for US Airways Magazine appears in the current issue of the magazine – all about Georgia’s Golden Isles. Hope you enjoy reading about this area of Georgia and all it has to offer! Click here to read the piece!

Butterfly gardens are all aflutter year-round

I’m thrilled that my latest piece for USAToday.com is online – all about butterfly gardens across the U.S.! Click here to read the piece, and start planning your trip to see these delicate yet determined insects.

Augusta – A Masters-ful Getaway

There’s more than golf in Augusta, Georgia. This piece I wrote for GirlsGetaway.com still rings true!

thanks, mom!

 

mothers day tulipsMother’s Day is May 12, and it’s time to thank Mom/Mama/Mother/Moo for everything she’s done for you. And what better way to do just that than at a special brunch made just for her, or even a weekend getaway! Here are a few you may want to check out. Make reservations and show your mom just how much she means to  you!

SHOR American Seafood Grill at the Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa is celebrating Mother’s Day with a brunch filled infused with delicious Key West flavors. Breakfast favorites with a Key West twist include mango whole wheat French toast and a white cheddar and leek egg frittata, while lunch options include roasted chicken breast with roasted red pepper sauce, Florida oysters and roasted mahi mahi. Don’t forget the dessert station! There’s a special kids’ buffet, too!

Mother’s Day Brunch will be served Sunday, May 12 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cost is $45/adult (includes one mimosa), $14/child 4-12.

At The Setai in Miami Beach, treat Mom to brunch and the lavish display of traditional American classics, rich international dishes, a kids’ corner and, of course, a decadent display of indulgent desserts. And don’t worry about the flowers – moms will receive roses, too!

Mother’s Day Brunch will be served Sunday, May 12 from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Cost is $95/adult.

You can make a weekend of it, too! Give your mom a night in with an overnight stay; rates start at $675/night.

Check out the Setai’s spa special here!

The Chesterfield Palm Beach is offering a Mother’s Day Brunch as well, which features an egg and omelet station, seafood display, caviar with blinis and much, much more. Your mom will even receive fresh flowers to take home to remember the day.

Mother’s Day Brunch will be served Sunday, May 12 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Cost is $55/adult, $12/child 12 and under.

If you’re in Clearwater, SHOR American Seafood Grill at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa is celebrating Mother’s Day with a brunch, too. In addition to breakfast faves, SHOR’s chefs are whipping up ahi tuna ceviche, watermelon and cucumber gazpacho, garlic-cured salmon and a smoked ham with roasted heirloom apple compote. What’s more, there will be a charcuterie station, a pasta station, a seafood station and decadent desserts. Wash it all down at the bloody mary and mimosa bar. Cheers!

Mother’s Day Brunch will be served Sunday, May 12 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cost is $49/adult (includes one mimosa), $24/child 12 and under; under 3 free. For reservations, call (727) 373-4780.

Check out the resort’s Sandava Spa specials here!

Toast Mom with champagne at Armani’s.at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. The champagne brunch features an array of fine dining options, including antipasto miso, frutti di mare, a scaloppini station and much, much more. Be sure to try the chocolate croissants and stuff French toast! Diners will enjoy bellinis de prosecco and Etoile Rose by Domaine Chandon.

Mother’s Day Brunch will be served Sunday, May 12 from 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost is $90/adult, $34.50/child 6-11; under 5 free. For reservations, call (813) 207-8600.

A day just “fore” your Mom in Palm Beach – Mother’s Day Brunch at the PGA National Resort & Spa’s Ironwood Steak & Seafood restaurant. The sumptuous display includes fresh salads, hot selections, a Belgian waffle station, prime rib, sweets and more!

Mother’s Day Brunch will be served Sunday, May 12 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cost starts at $50/person. For reservations, call (561) 627-4852.

Check out the resort’s Waters of the World spa specials here!

The Mother’s Day Brunch & Special Package at the Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa in North Georgia, just two hours from Atlanta, gives you ample time to reconnect and indulge with your mom. The package includes overnight accommodations; buy one/get one choice of a round of golf or a one-hour horseback trail ride; and Mother’s Day Brunch. You may also want to check out the Annual Mother’s Day Art Show & Sale, which runs May 10-12.

Rates from $159/night. Two night minimum; valid May 10-13. Brunch only is $39.95/adult, $19.95 children 6-12; children 6 and under are free.

If you’re in Massachusetts’ Berkshires, make Mother’s Day Brunch reservations at Wheatleigh. The menu includes Duck Confit Press, Lobster Risotto, a Dark Chocolate Coulant and more.  Click here for the full menu. Three course dining option, $49/person.

You could always try your luck and enter to win one of these contests from Spa Week®, perfect to give to Mom! Of course, if I won, I’d simply invite myself along! 🙂

  • Shop.Spa.Stay Giveaway: more than $4,000 in prizes for your mom and you to enjoy together!
  • Ladies’ Night Giveaway: $200 Visa Gift Card for a night on the town, plus four $50 Spa & Wellness Gift Cards, as well as a copy of Ladies’ Night – the perfect summer read!
  • Diamond Envy Giveaway: enter to win a half-carat yellow and white diamond pendant…for Mom!

The Spa Week contests are open until May 31, 2013.

Or, if you’re looking for a gift to round out Mom’s special day, how about a gift card from SpaWeek.com? Now through May 13, purchase a $100 Spa & Wellness Gift Card for just $79.99, or receive 20% off all other denominations.

Mom will be proud of your prowess!