Do you always struggle to find your Mother just the right thing for Mother’s Day? Whether it is brunch, fashionable jewelry or the ideal handbag - we can help you!

Celebrate Sunday, May 11th on the captivating shores of Lake Geneva with an elegant brunch specially prepared by Executive Chef Scott Powers. With a wide variety of specialty dishes including breakfast classics, flavorful lunch options and many seafood selections, the Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at The Abbey is sure to please anyone’s palate. To toast the fabulous women on their special day, the brunch will feature a Champagne fountain and fresh peach bellinis along with tasty decadent desserts. The Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at The Abbey Resort and Spa is offered from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the low price of $32.95 per adult and $13.95 per child age five through 12. Children under four years old eat for free! For more information or to make your brunch reservations please call 262-275-1815.Join RA Sushi for the Treats & Tea Retreat to kick-off Mother’s Day weekend with a nontraditional Japanese tea party on Saturday, May 10 at 1 p.m. RA Sushi will offer moms a “cup of tea” with its signature "Zen Mojito" which features Zen Green Tea Liquor along with an assortment of signature RA dishes on a classic two-tier serving platter. The Treat & Tea Retreat is priced at $25, serves two people and will be offered at both RA locations in Chicago and Glenview between the hours of 1 and 4 p.m. Reservations are required. Please call the Chicago location at 312-274-0011 or the Glenview location at 847-510-1100.Already have plans? You can’t go wrong with jewelry. Make your mother a fashionista with one of the many stylish and affordable pieces by K.Amato designs. The Maple necklace, a 1.5" filigree with a clear teardrop that hangs on an expandable 15-17" gold-filled chain, is a charming pick for mom at the reasonable price of $60. All of the hottest celebrities are sporting her designs, let mom make a statement too! For more information, call 312-882-1366. How about a fabulous piece from the unique and contemporary designs of Tivi? My personal favorite from the collection is the ionic wood cuff bracelet. With many modern silkscreen prints to choose from, the lotus, an ivory screened maple cuff with a gorgeous garden print, is a soft fresh look for any mother to enjoy at the price of $70. Visit for more information.Whether it’s for a casual day at brunch or night on the town, any woman can use a new, hot handbag. The question is; how do you choose the perfect handbag for mom? Kristi Ryan, the owner of grace boutique in Bucktown offers a few secrets on how to purchase the ideal handbag. From wallets to cell phones to family photos to planners, purses are the catchall accessory. Look for an all-purpose bag that can hold all of the necessities, for the mom on the go. Try the Lambertson Truex “Bradley” tote, $295. For nights out on the town, women love the convenience of a handheld clutch, but also want enough space to fit those little required items. A simple color, like brown, will match any outfit choice. Try the Alexis Hudson “Santorini” clutch, can be used as a clutch or shoulder bag, $395. If you can’t decide on the perfect handbag, a gift certificate is the next best thing. Gift certificates at grace are available in any dollar amount and never expire. Visit grace at 1917 North Damen Avenue.End the battle of trying to choose the finest gift for your mother this Mother’s Day with the many things our clients have to offer. After all, your mother deserves the best!

Amy Stahulak