A lover of theatre, festivals and performing arts.
May 11, it's a day of celebration and appreciation to all the hard-working women known as mothers. It's a time to reiterate how important their efforts make in other's lives. And what a better way to thank your loved one with a thoughtful gift? Forget the mugs and earrings that sit at the back of the cupboard collecting dust- this list provides ideas of thoughtful, worthwhile and creative gifts for this Mothers Day.
1) Tickets. Whether it's dance, music theatre or opera, tickets are a no fail gift for any woman of any age. Alongside a night out with some good food and drink, a show is the perfect way to pamper your mother. The Australian Ballet brings Cinderella, everyone's favourite fairy tale with a twist. The limited season runs from 4 July- 10 July at the glamorous Festival Theatre. This beautiful production is sure to awe all audience members alike, and is a great show for mothers.
Tickets can be purchased from BASS, starting at $36.00.
Throughout August, the energetic, smash hit production of Grease comes to the South Australian stage with a stellar cast including Rob Mills and Gretel Scarlett. Complete with show stopping songs such as You're the One That I Want, Hopelessly Devoted to You, Summer Nights and Greased Lightnin', this is one for both the old and young, with songs that everybody can sing along too. Why not take your mother down a trip to the memory lane with this timeless show? This season runs from 3 August- 24 August 2014. Tickets can be purchased from BASS starting at $64.90.
Or for the most sophisticated of women, take her to the State Opera for a breathtaking show. Otello and the Phillip Glass Trilogy hit the stage later in the year for what promises to be simply divine shows. Tickets can be purchased from BASS starting from $60.00.
2) Subscriptions Treat your mother with a subscription to her favourite magazine! Nothing is more relaxing than sitting down with a good magazine and cup of tea. For only $64.95 you can purchase 26 issues of Woman's Day via MagShop. also automatically going in the running to win one of five luxury health retreat escapes at Golden Door, with a total prize pool valued at $35,000! Or 12 issues of Good Health can be purchased for $64.95 including a free Cooking in 10,20,30,40 Minutes cookbook. Whatever her forte, Magshop has subscriptions for a wide variety of magazines. Also check out ISubscribe, another company offering subscriptions to magazines such as Vogue, Who, Woman's Health and Donna Hay.
3) Class Has your mother always wanted to speak French? Or maybe she dreamed of becoming the next Ginger Rogers? Help her pursue that dream by purchasing a WEA adult learning course. WEA offers hundreds of different courses from culinary to linguistic. From the art of belly dancing to Swedish language, there is a course for everyone and anyone. As well as long-term courses there are single sessions such as An Afternoon In Italy, a four hour workshop where you prepare a spectacular 3 course Italian meal under the guidance of an authentic chef. Of course this gets to be consumed at the end of the workshop- alongside a glass of Italian wine and Italian music playing softly in the background too! Take a moment to browse through the WEA website of download the catalogue and feed your mother's thirst for knowledge this Mother's Day!
4) High Tea
Make your mother feel like a royal by treating her to a majestic High Tea. With various places offering High Tea service around Adelaide, you are spoilt for choice. For a delectable experience, make a booking at the Hilton Hotel Brassiere Restaurant. The sensational food on offer includes homemade delights, a Haigh's Chocolate Bar and a Dilmah Tea Bar. All this is enjoyed with live music, cocktails and champagne too. Bookings are essential. For a charming, fun meal, the Boho Bar offers a quirky high tea package, with yummy food such as scones, little cakes and of course, a wide range of teas. Food on offer includes gorgeous sandwiches such as Smoked Salmon, Crème Fraiche, Watercress and Dill on Wholemeal bread. If you're looking for a more sophicasticated high tea Lenzerheide is the way to go. The high tea menu includes a selection of mixed sandwiches and savouries as well as the usual tea and petite sweet treats. Bookings are essential.