Get booking quicksticks for a Mother’s Day to remember, including top shopping, pamper treats, and great eats – all for the love of your marvellous ma.
Start with a lavish bonding brunch at one of our favourite spots. River North’s Bohemian House teams fairy-castle decor with Bohemian-inspired Czech, Austrian and German dishes. Order Bavarian pancakes with whipped farmers’ cheese, red plum and toasted meringue!
Lincoln Square’s Baker Miller Bakery & Millhouse is your go-to for fresh baked goods made from scratch, plus seasonal pies, classic grits, Southern hash and avocado toast.
Upscale West Loop diner Au Cheval loves eggs scrambled with foie gras, but also serves cheeseburgers, Bologna sandwiches and bright-eyed cocktails – make ours a Mimosa! – paired with comfy leather booths, dark-wood interiors and vintage tracks.
Serving Southern-inspired Mexi cuisine, Wicker Park’s Dove's Luncheonette sports retro-cool counter stools. Madre can tune into the 60s and 70s soul and blues while tucking into eggplant enchiladas, zingy ceviche or Hoosier Mama Pie.
Spoil mum with a feelgood treatment at The Peninsula Spa, which offers 60- or 90-minute aromatherapy and hot stone massages, as well as a two-hour jade hot stone massage (dubbed the “Stone of Heaven”), followed by a delightful Mother's Day Brunch in The Lobby, replete with tempting buffet and indulgent dessert bar.
Add some retail together time by shopping The Magnificent Mile (North Michigan Avenue, between the Chicago River and Oak Street), with stops at chic nearby Ikram for high-end American, Euro and Japanese womenswear (plus gallery and café) and designer name-dropper Luxury Garage Sale, featuring labels from Isabel Marant to The Row and Oscar de la Renta, plus shoes, bags and accessories. Mum’s the word!
Bohemian House / 11 W Illinois St / +1 312 955 0439 / daily / bohochicago.com
Baker Miller Bakery & Millhouse / 4610 N Western Ave / +1 773 654 3610 / Tue-Sun / bakermillerchicago.com
Au Cheval / 800 W Randolph St / +1 312 929 4580 / daily / auchevalchicago.com
Dove's Luncheonette / 1545 N Damen Ave / +1 773 645 4060 / daily / doveschicago.com
The Peninsula Spa + The Lobby / peninsula.com
Ikram / 15 E Huron St / +1 312 587 1000 / 10am-6pm Mon-Sat / ikram.com
Luxury Garage Sale / 5/F / 900 N Michigan Shops / & 1658 N Wells St / +1 312 496 3554 / 10am-7pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun / luxurygaragesale.com