This year, hold mom close as she’s always held you and say “thank you” with shopping, art, delicious treats, and special handmade gifts. If you’re racking your brain trying to figure out a fun and unique way to spend the day together, we’re full of fun ideas:
Indulge in a Decadent Meal (and Dessert, of Course) at Sugar Factory
Do sweet tooths run in the family? Then there’s no better place to take mom for a lunch or dinner and dessert than Sugar Factory’s newest Miami restaurant right here at Aventura Mall! The colorful yet luxurious décor creates a lavish atmosphere perfect for celebrating your fabulous mom. From a Waffle Breakfast Burger to Prime NY Steak Frites, she is sure to find a hit in their array of delectable entrees. Remember to order a couple of their signature alcohol-infused smoking candy goblets, many of which are celebrity-approved – we love Pitbull’s Meloncito 305 and Kendall Jenner’s Cali Love. It’s no surprise Sugar Factory’s desserts are too sweet to miss, so saving room is a must. Enjoy over-the-top milkshakes like the Cookie Monster, Make-A-Wish and Nutella Banana Milkshake. Not only is the food unforgettable, but the eatery if full of Instagrammable spots including a Wynwood-worthy ‘I Heart MIA’ installation by local artist Jenny Perez. You’re sure to make your mom feel like a celeb.
Experience the Arts
No need to pay for a museum visit. Go for an art stroll and admire more than 20 museum-caliber pieces within the Arts Aventura Mall collection! Start in the outdoor courtyard with the iconic Aventura Slide Tower by Carsten Höller (bonus if you and mom race each other down!), admire the tranquil yet playful Gorillas in the Mist fountain by The Haas Brothers, and don’t miss the opportunity to take a heartfelt photo in front of Robert Indiana’s LOVE Sculpture. Other pieces that can’t be missed are “ARROWS AND FLOWER” by legendary artists Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh and Nate Dee’s “Cherish Home” mural – a must for Floridians and Florida lovers alike. Visit www.aventuramall.com/arts/ for our full list of pieces and some background on their creators.
Treat Mom to Customized Macarons
Transport your leading lady to the streets of Paris with Ladurée’s delectable famous macarons. Not only is Ladurée a dreamy, Instagram-worthy spot with an authentic French flair, but its macarons are simply divine. You can even order and pick up a customized box as a sweet surprise mom won’t soon forget. Personalize the pastries with a monogram or special Mother’s Day message.
Shop Haute Handbags
Once you’ve explored and snapped photos with the art, stop in center court and visit the mall’s limited-time Coach pop-up! Not only will you be able to shop their signature handbags (we hear Jennifer Lopez is a fan…), but you and mom can also pose for a professional photo with Coach’s built-in photo opp. Make it a Mother’s Day you two will never forget with a picture and a Mother’s Day frame to match.
End the Day with a Bouquet (and Local Goodies!)
Put a smile on mom’s face by building a bouquet or succulent garden with some help from the Aventura Market’s flower vendors such as Emotion Growers and Encantos Floral Design. With her bundle of flowers in hand, you two can browse a variety of offerings at the Aventura Farmers Market. From homemade empanadas to handcrafted jewelry, you and your mom are sure to fall in love with something new while supporting local creators.