Bay of Quinte Tourism

Twelve Days of Mother’s Day

On the first day of Mother’s Day my children gave to me:

The priceless gift of pampering at Beauty Works Spa on Sidney. Mother’s Day 2018 is fast approaching! Sunday May 13th and this Mother’s Day, your mom deserves nothing but the best. Since 1977, Beauty Works Spa in Belleville has been the best. They have been committed to providing the highest quality results in beauty, relaxation and wellness for women and men. Their serene atmosphere, aromatic essences and caring staff are certain to awaken your senses and calm your soul. This Mother’s Day sit back, relax and let Beauty Works take care of the rest. Professional medical & spa services offered at Beauty Works are performed by experts with specialized training. Enjoy some microdermabrasion, chemical peels, medical peels, photorejuvenation, facials, laser hair removal, permanent tattoo/makeup, tattoo removal, body contouring, skin tightening, and registered massage therapy. Give the gift of happy this Mother’s Day, and let your mama unwind and de-stress.

On the second day of Mothers Day my son gave to me:

A gorgeous pair of earrings from the Mohawk Territory. Rebecca Maracle is a local Feather Smith with an incredible talent for designing and creating truly unique gifts. An artist, Traditional Medicine Healer and valued member of the Haudenosaunee,  Rebecca through the teachings of her people learned to respect Mother Earth and all she has to offer. Her gifts, attributed to the Creator and the well-guided training and teachings of her ancestors, was taught to pass along her heritage and beliefs through a traditional style of artwork. Having won numerous awards, her art can be found in private collections around the world! The strength and beauty of nature, the creativity and culture of her people are captured in the original designs. Shop online or in store to see for yourself. Give your mom a gift as beautiful and unique as she is.

On the third day of Mother’s Day my husband gave to me:

A three-course dinner from Belleville’s casual, fine dining restaurant called Birdy’s. At Birdy’s you can dress up, dress down or somewhere in-between; either way, you’re going to enjoy an array of carefully chosen menu options to suit all occasions. Birdy’s menu is handmade and prepared in-house, using high quality ingredients, fresh vegetables and herbs from their garden, meat from local farms and butchers, while also offering beverages from local brewers and wineries. Celebrate this Mother’s Day with breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner — she won’t be disappointed!

On the fourth day of Mother’s Day my children gave to me:

Four delicious treats from mouth-watering local bakeries. If you listen closely, your sweet tooth is whispering: “Wannamaker’s Bakery and Cafe” in Trenton and “Glazed and Confused” in Belleville. These aren’t your grandparent’s typical doughnut shops: delectable, fantastic and beautifully crafted. The baked goods look so perfect, it almost seems wrong to bite them.. but trust me, you need to bite them. After you and mom finish your cinnamon bun at Wannamaker’s, you can venture to the back of the shop and peruse the vintage, antique furniture and home decor (mom will love it). Next up on your day with your favourite lady are the words “all day breakfast”; if that didn’t make you smile from ear to ear, you need to check for a pulse because you might be dead. Or, there is a good chance you may not be from this planet; but if you aren’t an alien and are in fact alive, you will most definitely love Glazed and Confused. With 12 different decadent doughnuts (try and say that 10 times fast) for mom to choose from, 15 mini cheesecake varieties made in-store daily and waffles galore, Glazed and Confused will have you hooked! So whether you’re taking mom out for Mother’s Day breakfast or grabbing treats to go, this is the spot to go for all your sugary needs.

On the fifth day of Mother’s Day son gave to me:

A five-star dining experience in the heart of Bay of Quinte. A modern, upscale yet casual atmosphere, your mom will love the experience at Nineteen restaurant. Offering modern dishes with an imaginative twist on classics or inspired by nouveau cuisine, it’s not just about great food — it’s about being different, standing out and forging their own style. You will find these and many more reasons to keep Nineteen as the number one spot for the special mother in your life this May 13th.

On the sixth day of Mother’s Day my children gave to me:

A six pack of beer from Signal Brewery. Proudly brewed in the historic Corbyville distillery district, this brewing company is keeping the heritage of the buildings alive with great beer and world-class entertainment. While keeping the past in mind, they are always looking to the future for new inspiration. Signal is the perfect environment for you and mom to relax, reflect, and make time to create new memories together.

On the seventh day of Mother’s Day my son gave to me:

Chips for Shorelines Casino, and their seafood buffet: YUMMY. Experience great food, drinks, entertainment and gaming delivered with unparalleled hospitality. Stay, relax, dine, play, rock out and explore all there is to offer in this grownup playground. Shorelines offers the perfect retreat from the everyday for you and your mama with all the amenities of a full entertainment destination. It’s a place that fuses adventure and excitement with the easygoing character of rural-urban life and is truly a place like nowhere else.

On the eighth day of Mother’s Day my daughter gave to me:

Eight hours of sleep at the local hotel of my dreams: TownePlace Marriott, Belleville’s first and only extended-stay hotel where you can balance work and life. This home-like setting with high end modern amenities will make you feel at home with a fully equipped modern kitchen, warm and inviting living space, high-speed internet access and a hot breakfast daily. The location offers mom easy access to shopping at Quinte Mall, many nearby restaurants and entertainment next door at Shorelines Casino. Enjoy quaint boutique and artisan shopping downtown or catch a show at Empire Theatre. The gift of a room at the Quinte region’s Marriott TownePlace Suites is one from the heart.

 

On the ninth day of Mother’s Day my son gave to me:

Nine holes of golf at Bay of Quinte Golf and Country Club. Not just a gift for Father’s Day anymore! Take your favourite lady for a morning or afternoon on the greens. Golfers and non-golfers alike can appreciate the beauty and perfectly manicured scenery. Whether you’re there for the sport, the meals or the bar, they have spared no expense in the amenities that will make your mama’s visit special and memorable. Bay of Quinte Golf & Country Club has you covered this Mother’s Day!

On the tenth day of Mother’s Day my children gave to me:

Fun at Rhino Sports and Playland! Fully licensed bar — yippy! Moms have a hard and important job, don’t you think she’d enjoy little time to play? The restaurant has a full menu, and the bar whips up some tasty cocktails. Time to let loose, moms! After all, it is your day. Bounce around care-free in the trampoline zone and feel like a big kid all over again. Daredevil mommies can suit up and do some indoor rock climbing, or check out the pond and play a little one on one hockey because you can never be too old for a little play time.

On the eleventh day of Mother’s Day my child gave to me:

Brunch at the Brake Room with a cup of hot Muskoka chai tea. Mothers seem pre-programmed to be selfless and to take care of their children (and sometimes husbands); they nourish bodies, clean houses, teach minds and love their families. We expect a lot from our moms and sometimes they don’t have a chance to take care of themselves. Valuable nutrition is the basis for a productive brain and body. At the Brake Room, the meals are carefully designed to include the nutrients you need to get the most out of your day. The Brake Room brings healthy food up to speed with the demands of today’s busy mom-day/work-day. The staff offers a friendly service, amazing coffee and a diverse, innovative menu. The perfect spot to take mom and say “thank you for all you do.”

On the twelfth day of Mother’s Day my children gave to me:

A dozen red roses, beautifully arranged by Dahlia May for me. Dahlia May Flower Farm is a small family operation specializing in growing fragrant, often heirloom, varieties of flowers. Both rustic and elegant, they offer floral design services inspired by nature and changing with the seasons. Gentle, soft and sweet, just like your mamas. Let her know how much you care for and appreciate her this Mother’s Day with a bouquet of her favourite spring time flowers. Because… Dahlia May Flowers IS love.

Happy Mother’s Day to all you amazing mamas out there!

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