It’s Mother’s Day weekend and we are saluting all the fabulous moms in our world, from our clients, who entrust their little ones to us, to the instructors and partners we work with, who create such nurturing and unique classes.
As two working moms, we fully understand and embrace the highs and low of motherhood. Even Mother’s Day can be fraught with landmines in the quest to create the perfect day. In fact, being a great mom doesn’t mean always wanting to be with your kids. Maybe you want to relax at the spa solo for a few hours. Go do that. Enjoy Mother’s Day however you want.
This year, we’re taking away the expectations and celebrating with a few of our favorite only-in-Miami experiences.
Rubell Museum: I’m always so impressed by this art collection, which recently moved to a warehouse space in Allapattah. It’s a fun place to visit solo, with friends or with family. Plus, the restaurant there, Leku, is open for lunch and dinner and serves delicious Basque-inspired cuisine.
Taquiza: This is one of my favorite spots for tacos on the beach. Eat at one of their picnic tables or pack up their Mahi tacos and guacamole for magic hour on the sand. Plus, they have an amazing playground nearby that keeps the kids busy for hours.
Vanity Projects: People often think of Vanity Projects as a place that requires a significant amount of time for nail art, but I like treating myself to their classic manis and pedis. They are known for their amazing service and quality work. Plus, you can get in and out relatively quickly, which is always a bonus for moms on the go.
Miami Beach Tennis Academy: I played tennis competitively in high school but stopped playing for a long time. Now, I love taking lessons at Miami Beach Tennis Academy, hitting with friends at Flamingo and playing 105 in the 305 in Miami Shores. 105 is fun and competitive and I’ve met a lot of amazing women who share my love of the sport.
Glass & Vine: Glass & Vine is an amazing spot in the center of Coconut Grove for families. Parents can enjoy a meal—and a glass of wine—while their kids play in the park just adjacent to the restaurant.
Matheson Hammock Park: I always love a beach day and casual meal at the Dockside Grill. The water is so calm and shallow, which means it’s family friendly and perfect for kids of all ages.
The Kampong: A hidden gem for nature lovers, this botanical garden features collections from Southeast Asia, Central and South Americas, the Caribbean and other tropical locales, including over 50 varieties of mangoes. It’s a beautiful spot to get away from the hustle and bustle of Miami, and serves as a living classroom for the National Tropical Botanical Garden’s horticulture courses.