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Mother’s Day is right around the corner so what are you getting for your Mom!? Don’t worry I got you! Surprise Mom with a weekend brunch on Mother’s Day weekend and then a gift that she can enjoy after the weekend like Tea Forte’s new floral tea collection, Jardin.
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TEA FORTE JARDIN TEA COLLECTION
Tea Forte just launched a new floral collection of organic teas called Jardin that was created in partnership with The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). The designs were hand-picked from NYBG’s collection of rare botanical prints. This limited-edition Jardin Collection is so beautiful and perfect as a gift for Mother’s Day!
JARDIN GIFT SET
The Jardin gift set comes with a beautiful pink gift box featuring rare floral prints of Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840) from the NYBG’s library.
- One limited-edition Mini Petite Presentation Box (10 infusers, 5 blends)
- Blends: Chamomile Citron, Chocolate Rose, Green Mango Peach, Strawberry Hibiscus, Vanilla Pear
- One limited-edition pink porcelain Café Cup with lid, holds 8 oz
- One limited-edition pink Tea Tray with gold monogram
**A percentage of sales of this collection will support NYBG’s work in plant research and conservation, horticulture, and education, making this an ideal gift for any lover of fine tea, art, and nature.
PETITE PRESENTATION BOX
Comes with 10 pyramid tea infusers, 2 of each blend:
- Chamomile citron tea – sunny Egyptian chamomile brightened by herbs and flowers
- Chocolate rose tea – lighten with milk for a decadent everyday indulgence.
- Green mango peach tea – the sweetness of ripe fruit, sharpened by peppermint and ginger.
- Strawberry hibiscus tea – (Award winner) 2019 Bronze Medal at the Global Tea Championships, a bright and fruity tea, with the calming touch of rose.
- Vanilla pear tea – (Award winner) 2015 SOFI Award for Best Hot Beverage, rare and exotic with spicy ginger and lemongrass.
Limited-edition Jardin KATI® STEEPING CUP & INFUSER
I want to keep the Jardin KATI steeping cup and infuser for myself! This ceramic tumbler and integrated stainless steel infuser make steeping loose tea perfect for the office and on-the-go. I love the pink color and the beautiful floral design.
A percentage of sales of Jardin Collection items will support NYBG’s work in plant research and conservation, horticulture, and education.
25% off the entire Tea Forte website with code: KOKO25
(Excludes 3rd party products)
MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH AUSTIN
Emmer & Rye
Take your mom on vacation to Emmer & Rye this Mother’s Day, May 12, with a special $50 set price Caribbean brunch menu featuring unlimited mimosas, starters, choice of entree, and dessert! Additionally, there will be a kid’s menu offered. Brunch will be offered from 10:00AM to 3:30PM. The restaurant will be closed for dinner.
Le Politique is hosting a special Mother’s Day brunch buffet Sunday, May 12 from 10:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. The room will be filled with light dishes like cheese and fruit boards, salad, crudité, followed by signature French assortments like a Crepe station, Prime Rib, Croque Monsieur, Pain Perdu, Green Beans Almondine, Carrots Au Beurre, and more. For the sweet tooth, pastries will include Plain and Chocolate Croissants, Mini Veggie Quiches, Flourless Chocolate Tarts, Frangipane Tarts, Colorful Macarons. Full menu here.
The buffet is $50 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under, make reservations here.
TLC is hosting brunch on May 12th,10-3pm with live music and fun food that will please the young and the young at heart in any group! $30 for Adults and $12 for Kids.
- French Toast Bar
- Build your Own Avocado Toast Bar
- Build Your Own Shrimp and Grits Bar
- Prime Rib Carving Station
- Cold Bar
- Bacon Flight Bar
Mother’s Day brunch is $45 per person and available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the prix fixe menu offering three courses, including an added value option to “ball out” or “Treat Yo’ Self” in each. Make reservations online or by calling (512) 220-9421. Parties of 8 or more should call or email for a reservation.
CRÚ Food & Wine Bar
Impress Mom with CRU’s beautiful and delicious springtime brunch featuring classics to please all. Everyone gets to choose their own unique combination of appetizer, entree, and dessert that will be plated beautifully and arrive at the table hot; a feat that can be hard to accomplish at home. Plus, CRU offers $3 mimosas, bellinis, and ciprianis as well as special wine offerings. $38 for 3 courses, kids 12 under half off.
Güero’s Taco Bar
This Mother’s Day, visit Güero’s Taco Bar for all-day Mother’s Day breakfast and a complimentary flower for mom while supplies last!
Sunday brunch unlimited plates for $30 per person and $3 mimosas, 10:30 am to 2 pm. View the brunch menu and make reservations here.
Il Brutto will surprise mom’s with complimentary typewriter poetry by Violet Anderson who will be crafting poems for them on the spot by between. There will be a specialty boozy pour-over dessert with mango sorbet and cappelletti apertif on top. Brunch is from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. and dishes include Ricotta Pancakes, Lasagne alla Bolognese, Egg White Frittata, Focaccia Panini, etc. Make reservations here.
This Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 12), COVER 3 will be offering every mother a complimentary Blooms and Bubbles Bar at their brunch service that day, which runs from 10am to 3pm. The Bubbles Bar is a standalone station featuring 4 make-your-own mimosa options with cranberry, orange, grapefruit, peach nectar and pomegranate flavors as well as fresh fruit and juices. Call for reservations
Specialty boxes of 6 or 12 biscuits with house-made jam, pimento cheese, and honey butter. $40 for 1/2 dozen or $55 for a dozen inclusive of all three spreads. The last day to order will be Wednesday, May 8.
Pre-order through here and pickup can be scheduled at any point between 10am and 6pm on the preceding Friday, May 10, Saturday, May 11, or day-of on Sunday.
Stephen F. Austin Hotel
Stephen F. Austin’s Terrace Bar will be offering a complimentary cocktail for moms — their signature and fittingly named Ladybird Martini — as well as holding a raffle to receive a one-night stay at the hotel. In addition to this special treat, there will also be bottomless champagne cocktails and bloody mary’s for only $18.00 a person, for everyone to celebrate.
Call 512-721-4227 for reservations.
Aloe Skin & Body
I just treated my mom and myself hydrofacials at Aloe Skin + Body this week and it was amazing! 15% off treatments with code: KOKO15