Written by Ava Abiad
Ever since I sported a school uniform and a regrettable side fringe, spending the day on King William Road with my mum was my favourite form of quality time. From treating ourselves to strawberry ice-cream at Mulots Patisserie, to shopping for weekend party dresses at Wild Child Stylelab, our mother-daughter dates were an idyllic blend of gastronomy, giftware and a welcome wardrobe addition. We soon shifted from coffee to cabernet and our new tradition of lengthy lunches came with a side of reminiscing on our KWR highlight reel.
If your mum is anything like my extraordinary Martine, a gift simply does not compare to an experience, so as Mother’s Day approaches, it’s time to spoil your queen on King William Road. Whether your matriarch is into home, food, fitness or fashion, KWR will host your day of bonding in style, plus you can side-step your siblings by setting a date before May 13. Did anyone say golden child?
A day of wellbeing:
For the mum in need of some peace, start your day with a famed smoothie at Nutrition Republic before a stretch session at Yoga Theory. Now that she’s relaxed, consider asking about her will. Take a walk to Pollen for a nourishing array of vegetarian dishes – my mum and I just love ‘I was once a rainbow tart’.
A day to pamper:
Plan your day feet first with a pedicure at Endota Spa to freshen up your soles, then hop on over to Hustle for a coffee and bagel before your facial and massage at Janesce. Now you’re a perfectly polished duo, get your glam on at Fon Hair Salon with a bouncy blowdry for the evening ahead.
A day of fashion:
Bloating is nobody’s friend, so start your mother/daughter session with our favourite Sashimi at Ichitaro. Stop off at Husk and pick out a leather investment piece for the winter ahead, then stroll down to The Ark to learn the art of layering and on to Miss Martini to accessorise your new ensembles. Twinning is winning.
A day to decorate:
A latte and pastry at By Blackbird will set the mood for a day of homewares delights. Visit Raspe Giftology and Living, then on to Flourish Gift and Home for a few fine touches for mum’s abode. Plan your next family event with a new themed dining set from Wheel & Barrow and find a floral companion in an orchid from Hyde Park Fruit. Now, reward your hard work with an evening at The Flying Trunk.
A day to feast:
Pasta finished in a wheel of cheese makes any day into one worth celebrating. Indulge your mum at Godi La Vita then get to work on stocking up her cellar; you are most likely the reason she drinks, after all. Stop into Fox Gordon for some local drops, then off to Bottega Rotolo for a selection of international stars. Continue your wine education at The Local Wine Co. with a cheese platter and gossip. Hint: Don’t leave until she says something mean about one of your aunties, that’s how you know she’s in her prime.
Aside from ensuring your mum stays out of the kitchen on mother’s day, it’s your responsibility to show her some love in the lead up to your annual lunch on KWR. She deserves far more than just one day and she’s got the frown lines to prove it.