Things-To-Do: Scrabble And Sailing, Cosmetics And Cupcakes

This week, keep aside your boring workaholic self, tell those bills that need to be paid to wait another day or two, set Suits or Grey’s Anatomy on recording mode and tell off your gym instructor to stop bossing you around. This weekend demands that moms across the world be given more importance than anything else. Go out for dinners, luncheons, spas, movies, bookstores, shopping sprees and more with our To-Do-List for this weekend, but more importantly spend time with these ladies who love our lazy, greedy, sinful selves, unconditionally!




Pizza Metro Pizza, this UK based Nepolitan Pizzeria promises to honour motherhood the Italian way. Calling it the Festa Della Mamma, their plan is to get mothers to enjoy an authentic Italian meal with the freshest ingredients such as Palle Di Riso, Tagliere all Italiana, Metro Penne, Scialateilli Pesciosa, Ravioli Spinaci Risotto and the famous metre long pizzas with various options to choose from such as Pecorina, Diavola, Cicciobomba and many more. There will of course be a dessert of the day to sweeten up your time and also a special giveaway for mothers to let them know how special they are.

Date: 12th March 2013, Sunday

Timings: 12.00 pm to 3.00 pm and 6.00 pm to 11.30 pm

Contact: 022 65993333, 022 65993334

Address: Pizza Metro Pizza, Jharna Apartments, Dr B R Ambedkar Road, Bandra West, Mumbai 400050



Renowned pasticceria connoisseur Priya Laxman, will be holding a cupcake workshop at Palladium this mother’s day. The event will have young kids designing cupcakes with help from Chef Laxman. From the gratification of motherhood to the sweetness of the cakes, mothers will be filled with a warm glow as their treats will be filled with messages, drawings and greetings by their children.

Date: 12th May 2013, Sunday

Address: Palladium mall, High Street Phoenix, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013




Vista at Taj Lands End is all set to give your mothers the royal treatment that they deserve. Post a refreshing welcome drink; they’ve the choicest of spreads for dinner, which includes Scottish salmon with martini veloute, Crab and lobster ravioli, Beef Wellington, Nalli Nihari among others with an assortment of German sausages at the live grill. Mothers will enjoy a special 50% discount on the buffet. The evening will end with mothers receiving a hamper of select gourmet products that is sure to leave them overwhelmed and touched.

Date: 12th May 2013, Sunday

Address: Taj Lands End, Band Stand, Bandra West, Mumbai

Contact Number: 022 66681234




Pondicherry Cafe at Sofitel Mumbai, has pulled put all the plugs when it comes to celebrating Mother’s Day. They’ve planned a Sunday brunch featuring a total of 120 gourmet delicacies including Mezze, Sushi, Teppanyaki, Terrines, Salads, Tandoor and a Consome counter. They also have scrumptious interactive live counters offering Chaat, Grills, succulent Chicken Doner Kebabs, Dumba Biryani, Banana Dosa, Pan seared Foie gras parfait as well as made-to-order pizza and calzones that you can cruise through. You will get a chance to create a memory of crowning your special lady with ‘World’s Best Mum’ complete with a sash and a picture. And while the mothers let down their hair for an afternoon of enjoyment, kids can indulge in air hockey, nail painting, carrom, foosball, balloon arch & sculpting and a lot more. There are also spa services and sinful desserts in the offing to make your afternoon that much delightful. The pricing is set at Rs. 2,600 for the alcoholic brunch, Rs. 2,200 for the non-alcoholic brunch with children between 13 years to 17 years at 50% of the cost and children below 12 years to be welcomed without a charge.

Date: 12th May 2013

Contact Number: 022 61175115




Blue Frog has planned a Sunday brunch for mother’s day that comes not only with 50 delish dishes for you to choose from, but also with live music and dancing, a special brunch market, an open bar with cocktails, champagne cocktails, martinis and fruit juices and foot and shoulder massages by the students of the Victoria Memorial School for the Blind. They also have a variety of board games that you can laze over such as Jenga, Monopoly and Scrabble. The activities are priced at Rs. 2,500 per person inclusive of alcohol, Rs. 2,000 per person exclusive of alcohol and Rs. 1,000 per child (2 years to 10 years old)

Date: 12th May 2013, Sunday

Address: Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel Mumbai 400013

Time: 11:30 am to 5:00 pm

Contact Number: 022 61586158



If you and your moms are irrepressible foodies, then you can take her to indulge in the food of the royals. Dawat-e-Biryani, a.k.a The Royal Biryani Festival will let you experience gastronomical pleasure at the hands of these delights coming in from across India that have been painstakingly prepared by Chef Amit Dash. With an a la carte menu, you will get to enjoy biryanis such as Rasjasthani Biryani, Chooza Biryani, Punjabi specialty Tangdi Biryani, the Nalli Rogini Biryani of Lucknow, the Malabar Prawn Biryani of South India and more for the non vegetarians and Niyamat-e-arab-Biryani of Hyderabad, to Karaikudi Kai Biryani of Chennai, Cheesy Baigan Biryani of Delhi for the vegetarians. There will also be raitas and other yummy delights to provide company to this rice-y fare!

Date: 6th May 2013 to 19th May 2013

Time: 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Contact Number: 022 61369999





Kiehls’s has a range of products that can be an excellent gifting option this Mother’s Day. With a range of niche products such as Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Power Strength Line Reducing Concentrate and the Ultra Facial Cream, you can pick the gift that will best suit your mother.





If you and your mother are of the adventurous sort then this would be the perfect way to spend time together. After meeting at the Gateway of India at 4.15-4.30 pm, a welcome drink will get everyone on board their designated sailboats, which will have 6 passengers excluding the sail boat captain. The event costs Rs. 800 per person, as it promises to be a rewarding experience with the sun setting on the horizon and 2 hours being spent blissfully tiding over the waves.

Date: 12th May 2013, Sunday

Contact number: Ryan Thomas, 9920263810


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