We’ve always enjoyed sharing an experience with ma. She’s always said she has enough stuff already and she doesn’t need anything. We totally understand that — especially now that some of us are working towards minimizing “stuff” around the house. I can remember taking mom to see Mamma Mia! The Musical. We stood up at the end and we danced and sang along. It was such a happy moment that will always be with me. Moms never want for much but really to spend time with us. With that in mind here are some wonderful experience to share together.

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Shangri-La Hotel Toronto with a gorgeous brunch buffet. This delightful brunch will offer a taste for every palate and served in the bright and airy space of the stunning Museum room. Bench favourite will include fresh-baked pastries, eggs made to order and a Prime Rib station as well las fine seafood, sushi station and Dim Sum (our favourite). Adults also will get a complimentary glass of Rose, while little ones will love the cookie decorating and movies with popcorn in the private screening theatre. $99 for adults / $35 for children under 12 years.

Floral High Tea is also available throughout the month of May at the Shangri-La Hotel. Pastry chef Joan Thiry, has created beautiful floral infused High Tea inspired treats featuring lemon lavender and white chocolate tarts, hibiscus and strawberry mouse, and rose cheesecake. All pair with your choice of tea. $75 per person.

Brunch at Cafe Boulud, Four Seasons: spoil mom with this lovely brunch. This three-course prix fixe spring menu prepared by Executive Chef Sylvain Assié includes a choice of the restaurant’s finest French cuisine including Assiette de Forages and Quenelle de Brochet. Children’s menu also available.

Classic Afternoon Tea at Windsor Arms Hotel: Toast mom with a glass of champagne, a curated selection of tea  and traditional British-style Tea at this regal Yorkville hotspot. For the month of May, guests will be able to try Windsor Arms’ exclusive Royal Wedding inspired Lemon Elderflower cake in honour of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle.

Yorkdale Personal Styling Experience: Treat om to an ultimate day of shopping with Yorkdale’s team of pro stylists. The Yorkdale Style Concierge is offering a special Mother’s Day promo providing you and your mom with a personal styling experience includes a customized 3 hour appointment with a personal stylist, and an exclusive gift bag feature goodies from retailers valued at more than $900. Complimentary Valet Parking.  Price: $225 Details here.

Essentrics class At RYU: Lauren Finkelstein is leading a special Mother Daughter Essentrics class at RYU. What is Eccentrics? It’s a full body workout that combines strengthening and stretching with techniques that develop lean, strong and flexible muscles as well as improving posture. It’s great for all fitness levels. No equipment needed! Start your Mother’s Day moring off with a full body Essentrics workout and enjoy food, drinks and exclusive discounts on RYU products. Tickets here.