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The woman who did your laundry, cooked your meals and made sure you survived childhood deserves something better than a last-minute box of chocolates from the grocery store. IN has put together a guide to Mother’s Day goodies for every price range. So go ahead pick a fabulous gift for the woman you love and make Mama smile this Mother’s Day.
SORRELLI JEWELRY Choose from a large assortment of Sorrelli Jewelry that Mom is sure to love. Available at Pizzaz
BEADED NECKLACE STARTING AT $90 Choose from a variety of beaded necklaces from the new SAM Collection. Available at Susan Campbell Jewelry
GOLD ANCHOR PENDANT $97 This classic 14K Gold Anchor Pendant is 5/8” on an 18” chain. Available at the Flight Deck store in the museum or navalaviation.com
PEARL RING 14.9 mm South Sea baroque pearl ring with 18K white gold and diamond band Available at Susan Campbell Jewelry
GIFT CERTIFICATES TO PAINTING WITH A TWIST Enjoy a night out with Mom. Gift certificates may be purchased in any denomination online or in the store. Available at Painting With A Twist
THE HAPPY EVERYTHING PLATTER $113 WITH ATTACHMENT With velcro attachments for every occasion and season. Mom can leave it out for year-round decoration, and it’s a great gift that you can keep adding to. Available at Pizzaz
CUSTOMIZABLE WINE OF THE MONTH MEMBERSHIPA YEARROUND GIFT Two wines delivered monthly for three, six or 12 months. Free delivery in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Available at Aragon Wine Market
AFGHAN WITH SERVICE SEAL $48 Mom will love this large, cozy Afghan with your service seal. The 100 percent cotton tapestry throw is 50” x 70” and machine washable. Available in Navy (shown), Marine or Air Force designs. Available at the Flight Deck Museum Store in Cordova Mall or navalaviation.com
THREEPIECE COZY KIT $30 Includes cozy flannel pants, tank top and headband. Available in Marine (shown here) Navy, Pensacola and Blue Angel designs. Find it at the Flight Deck Museum Store in Cordova Mall or navalaviation.com
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2011 MOTHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE
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g ive mom the g if t of beaut y, rela xation and renewed confidence.
DR. SCOTT MCMARTIN MEDICAL CENTER CLINIC, DERMATOLOGY AND LASER CENTER Dr. Scott McMartin is a board certified dermatologist who practices general, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Areas of practice include skin cancer evaluation and treatment, light therapy for psoriasis and eczema, psoriasis laser therapy, laser tattoo removal, Botox therapy, and pulsed dye laser treatment for facial redness, blood vessels and inherited birthmarks. To schedule an appointment with Dr. McMartin, please call 474-8386.
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⧠ Dr. Scott McMartin Medical Center Clinic, Dermatology and Laser Center 8333 N. Davis Highway 474-8386
SIMMI TAYLOR, LICENSED SKIN THERAPIST Simmi Taylor offers a variety of pampering treatments, including facials, body treatments and body waxing. Taylor uses the Pevonia product line, which is a member of the organic trade association, as well as honey with vitamin E and organic soy wax. Gift certificates are available for Mother’s Day, and Taylor is also offering two Mother’s Day treatment specials: *Specialty Facial (75 minutes) plus Bikini Wax ($100) *Specialty Facial (75 minutes) with Body Treatment (Tropical Salt Mousse Glow) (45 minutes) $125 *Also, schedule a Bikini or Brazilian Wax and get underarms free. Call 433-5207 to schedule your appointment.
hether you’re looking for gift cards for Mother’s Day or a great place to celebrate with Mom on Mother’s Day weekend, check out the following sampling of Pensacola’s finest. From low-key to upscale, these restaurants have you covered for your Mother’s Day indulgences.
THE ATLAS OYSTER HOUSE
600 S. Barracks St., 437-1961, goodgrits.com Atlas will be offering its regular brunch for Mother’s Day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., featuring a brunch menu with $2 Bloody Marys and mimosas along with $3.95 bottomless glasses of champagne—and a complimentary glass of house champagne for all moms. Like its sister restaurant, The Fish House, Atlas offers brunch menu items such as sushi, pizza, soups, salads, sandwiches and seafood entrees. However, Atlas also offers a variety of grilled and baked oyster specialties like IN’s favorite blackened grilled oysters.
ELISE 22 N. Palafox, 332-7227, elisecoastaldining.com Elise will be open on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8 from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and will be offering a special menu item in honor of the occasion. The special entrée will be a poached egg with oyster, artichoke and creamed herb spinach topped with a thyme hollandaise. For dessert they will feature a classic bread pudding with rose and vanilla ice cream covered with a champagne anglaise.
THE FISH HOUSE 600 S. Barracks St., 470-0003, goodgrits.com Fish House will be offering its regular brunch for Mother’s Day from 11 a.m., featuring a brunch menu with $2 Bloody Marys and mimosas along with $3.95 bottomless glasses of champagne—and a complimentary glass of house champagne for all moms.
STILL WATERS DAY & MEDICAL SPA Still Waters Day & Medical Spa offers world class spa treatments and medical aesthetic treatments to enhance the appearance of your skin and body. The spa menu includes a blend of medical aesthetic and laser, skin and body services designed to help Mom escape from a busy world or greet it with fresh confidence. Still Waters also offers hard-to-find spa gifts and home spa accessories. Mother’s Day gift certificates are available by visiting stillwatersmedspa.com or by calling 432-6772.
Whatever Mom’s hungry for, there’s a little something for everyone: sushi, pizza, soups, salads, sandwiches and seafood entrees, in addition to brunch favorites such as Bananas Foster French Toast, Classic Eggs Benedict, and of course, the World-Famous Grits a Ya-Ya. Beginning at 5 p.m., The Fish House will offer their Southern Sunday Supper menu, which includes your choice of a meat entrée, two Southern sides and a roll.
GENO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT 9276 N. Davis Highway, 477-2365 Though Geno’s isn’t open on Sundays, bring Mom in for lunch or dinner on Friday, or an early Mother’s Day dinner on Saturday. With its mom-and-pop atmosphere, friendly service and all your homey Italian favorites, this hidden gem near the UWF campus will serve up some homemade Mother’s Day goodness just like Mom would.
THE GLOBAL GRILL 25 Palafox Place, 469-9966, dineglobalgrill.com Love your mom? You can prove it by taking her to Global for Mother’s Day. With an excellent bar and one of the most distinctive menus in town, Global Grill is the drinks, tapas, dinner or dessert destination for anyone who enjoys an upscale but low-key dining experience. Global’s wait staff and ambiance are top notch. They also offer one of the most extensive wine lists in the area. Finish off your Mother’s Day meal with the gooey-centered Spanish chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream or the crème brulee.
HOPJACKS PIZZA KITCHEN & TAPROOM 10 Palafox Place, 497-6073, hopjacks.com For a low-key Mother’s Day, join Hopjacks for some great pizza and a cold beer. Mother’s Day falls on Sucker Free Sundays, with half off all draft beers. Hopjacks offers a fully stocked bar with an unbelievable beer selection. The pizza is just as noteworthy because of its top-quality ingredients and wide variety of toppings you won’t find at other pizza joints, such as real steak filets. The hearty Belgian fries with roasted garlic herb dip are a must.
DR. KEVIN WELCH MEDICAL CENTER CLINIC, DERMATOLOGY AND LASER CENTER Dr. Kevin Welch offers everything from skin creams to advanced laser and rejuvenation procedures. Popular treatments and services at the Dermatology and Laser Center include Thermage, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), Photofacials, laser hair removal, Microdermabrasion and Silk Peels. The Skin Care Center offers high-end dermatology products, including Obagi products, Kinerase, Jane Iredale cosmetics, Tilley Hats and more. Services are also available at the Skin Care Center in Gulf Breeze.
JACKSON’S STEAKHOUSE 400 S. Palafox St., 469-9898, jacksons.goodgrits.com Jackson’s will be serving Mother’s Day Brunch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for $32 per person, and will feature a choice of appetizer and entrée with bottomless champagne for Mom. Appetizer selections include: fresh fruit and assorted berries with balsamic crema, grilled chicken primavera en croute, or a Jackson’s Caesar salad. Entrée selections include steakhouse eggs Benedict, hickory wood-fired grouper, bone-in rosemary-rubbed lamb steak, roasted beef tenderloin topped with fried green tomatoes, and baked eggs Florentine. All entrées will be served with grilled asparagus and grits. Visit jacksons.goodgrits.com for additional menu details.
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⧠ Still Waters Day & Medical Spa 20 N. Tarragona St. 432-6772 stillwatersmedspa.com ⧠ Simmi Taylor, Licensed Skin Therapist 10th Avenue Hair Design 1000 E. Cervantes St. 433-5207 ⧠ Dr. Kevin Welch 8333 N. Davis Highway, 474-8386 2874 Gulf Breeze Parkway, 916-9969 kevinwelchmd.com
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⧠ Flight Deck Cordova Mall 497-6528 navalaviation.com ⧠ Pizzaz 832 Gulf Breeze Parkway 934-3436 pizzazgifts.com
⧠ Susan Campbell Jewelry 32 S. Palafox 434-8948 susancampbelljewelry. com
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⧠ Aragon Wine Market 27 S. Ninth Ave. 433-9463 aragonwinemarket.com
NEW YORK NICK’S 9-11 Palafox Place, 469-1984, newyorknicks.net Mom a sports fan? With pub grub and beyond, New York Nick’s is perfect for the low-key mom who would rather catch a game than sip champagne. Nick’s has the requisite paraphernalia covering the walls, every sports package in the free world, more than 40 TVs, nightly drink specials, happy hour, and a great selection of made-from-scratch-food that makes you forget that you’re eating in a sports bar.
997 S. Palafox, 432-5226, jacosbayfrontbarandgrille.com Jaco’s will be serving its regular Sunday brunch from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Mother’s Day. The weather’s warm and it’s the perfect time to sit out on the porch and enjoy brunch on the bay. Choose from eight entrees, including Flatbread Scramble, Stuffed French Toast, Seafood Frittata and Fried Egg and Green Tomato Stack, and accompanying sides that include Creole Grits, Breakfast Potatoes and Capicola Ham, among others. Wash it all down with $2 Bloody Marys, mimosas and champagne.
LAGUNA’S RESTAURANT & BAR
Portofino Boardwalk, 400 Quietwater Beach Road, Pensacola Beach, 934-5999 Bring Mom to the area’s newest brunch spot. Laguna’s will be offering their Sunday brunch menu beginning at 11 a.m. and will also feature live entertainment. The menu includes: Hopkins House fried chicken and waffles; fried oyster tacos; crab cakes Benedict; grits and grillades; andouille and manchego quiche; and huevos rancheros. To wash it all down, try their margarita pitchers, bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys.
4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11 471-1450 Paintingwithatwist.com/ pensacola
130 E. Government St., 434-6211, sevillequarter.com Seville Quarter isn’t just a place to shake your stuff. It also offers dining in a New Orleans-style atmosphere with historic features and decor. There is plenty of American fare to enjoy, including appetizers, soups, salads, seafood, sandwiches, wraps, fried chicken and seafood baskets, pizza, desserts and more. And, of course, you can always treat Mom to a night out away from the kids at one (or all) of Seville’s seven bars, seven nights a week.
1451 Tiger Park Lane, 932-7289; 2640 Creighton Road, 477-0025, zaxbys.com For something quick and easy, bring Mom to Zaxby’s for some zappetizers like the cheddar bites and spicy fried mushrooms, zalads, wings and chicken fingerz that come with your choice of over 10 different sauces. We highly recommend the Zaxby’s Club basket, with a chicken fingerz sandwich topped with bacon, green leaf lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and American cheese on Texas toast.
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