Early Mother’s Day Celebration

Mother’s day is just around the corner and you’re probably trying to figure out how to show mom just how special she is! We usually just get together at home on Mother’s day instead of going out on the actual day; most restaurants are very busy on Mother’s day and often the prices can be hiked up!

An Early Mother's Day Celebration with Tea Pigs // ElaineLoves

{Mother’s Day Celebration with Teapigs}

This year, I received an invite to check out the launch of a new-to-Canada Tea brand called Tea Pigs for an afternoon of manicures at Her Majesty’s Pleasure and tea (of course) and brought my mom along for an early Mother’s day celebration of pampering.

I’m not sure about your mom, but my mom doesn’t really like gifts – she prefers to be pampered or just made to feel special for the day so this was the perfect setting to spend some quality mother-daughter time with her.

An Early Mother's Day Celebration with Tea Pigs // ElaineLoves

At the event we were introduced to the UK tea brand and all the robust flavours they had to offer. They even made cocktails and mocktails out of the teas! While my mom and I enjoyed sipping our mocktails I was told the cocktail recipes were all quite delicious!

An Early Mother's Day Celebration with Tea Pigs // ElaineLoves

The above concoction was a mix of the Teapigs Green Tea with Peppermint Tea, lemon and ginger beer! (Though I opted for soda water).

It was such a refreshing combination – perfect for a sunny summer day! My favourite of the teas I tested were the “Popcorn Tea” made with puffed rice and the Liquorice and Peppermint (a favourite of Victoria Beckham’s!) which really surprised me as I really don’t like licorice flavour! Other notableΒ aspects of theses teas are the fact that they use whole leaf, real quality tea and the bags (known as tea temples) are biodegradable. I’m a huge tea lover so I’m looking forward to trying out more of these teas soon.

Early Mother's Day - Kale Salad from Gusto 101

Early Mother’s Day – Kale Salad from Gusto 101

My mom and I also had a quick bite to eat at one of my favourite casual Italian places in the city: Gusto 101. The “Cavolo Nero” (Kale salad) and the “Malfade ai Funghi” (the BEST mushroom pasta EVER) are must tries.

All in all, it was the PERFECT day out to spend with my mom. The only thing that would have made it even better was if the sun came out! But I guess we can’t have everything πŸ˜‰

An Early Mother's Day Celebration with Tea Pigs // ElaineLoves

It will be an extra special mother’s day for us this year too – as next year I’ll be celebrating my first mother’s day! It’s been a busy year of change and ups and downs for my family and I, Β and we’re looking forward to the welcoming a new mini edition to the family πŸ™‚

What do you have planned this year for mother’s day? I’d love to hear all about it!

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