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Creating the Perfect Brooklyn Staycation for Mother's Day

Don't forget: Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 12.
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On Mother’s Day, give the gift of relaxation and luxury to that special maternal figure in your life. For anyone looking for a last-minute, creative gift idea, consider planning a staycation, right here in Brooklyn.  

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge - ​​60 Furman St.

The rooftop pool. Photo: Brianna Robles for BK Reader 

Located in the heart of DUMBO, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge has all you need for the perfect staycation. Opening its doors in 2017, the hotel focuses on intersecting sustainability and luxury. The hotel offers guests a rooftop pool, lounge and bar that overlooks the Brooklyn Bridge and a stunning Manhattan skyline.

For mommas looking for a little more TLC, the Bamford Wellness Spa housed on the basement level of the hotel has 10 treatment rooms with amenities like a sauna and a steam room, an a cutting-edge water hydration bed for moms needing extra rejuvenation.   

Ahead of Mother’s Day, the hotel’s on-site restaurant The Osprey has a special brunch and dinner menu made with locally-sourced ingredients that you can pair with wine or a refreshing signature cocktail. 

Reservations for The Osprey can be made here

KAJIHA- 67 35th St. (Suite B213B) 

Owner of KAJIHA, Sonoko Kaneko, holding a floral arrangement. Photo: Supplied/KAJIHA Instagram

KAJIHA is a floral design lab owned and operated by Sonoko Kaneko in Industry City. The small, but mighty, floral boutique offers stunning flowers and botanical arrangements.

The carefully crafted bouquets are created using both fresh and dried flowers or seasonal greenery. Kaneko uses a Japanese-inspired technique called ikebana, a term meaning to “make flowers come alive.” The ikebana-inspired technique involves showing appreciation for nature through simplicity.  

On May 12, from 11:30am  to 4:30pm, Kaneko is teaching a dried floral resin workshop to help mothers ignite their creativity. 

Participants can choose from either a metal frame pendant, earring or earrings & pendant set. Tickets can be purchased here

Brooklyn Braised  

Photo: Supplied/Brooklyn Braised via Instagram

Brooklyn Braised serves up elevated, comfort food for those looking to stay in the comfort of their own home. The catering service offers flavors for large events like weddings, but also creates an ambiance for private events. 

Founder and executive chef, Chef Christa Lynch runs a team that includes a pastry chef, mixologists and an event planner. The menu ranges from party bites like fried chicken sliders to jerk lamb chops. 

Those interested can book a consultation call here

Naturally Zuri Massage & Therapeutic Bodywork - 81 Willoughby St. (Suite B15) 

Photo: Brianna Robles for BK Reader

Kerryann Bertrand, the owner of, and licensed massage therapist, at Naturally Zuri Massage & Therapeutic Bodywork, began her quest to help individuals care for their bodies in 2018. After working in the telecommunications field, Bertrand said she cares for women inside her studio or inside her clients’ homes, by request.

Many clients deal with tension and stress in their upper and lower body, she said. As a remedy, she is trained to help her clients feel seen and heard, and uses techniques like acupressure, deep tissue and craniosacral therapy. Bertrand also specializes in cupping massage, a technique that promotes blood flow and helps to release muscle tension. 

You can book a spa treatment here.

Revamp Interior Design - 349 Stuyvesant Ave. (By Appointment)  

Photo: Supplied/Revamp via Instagram

For a staycation that lasts far beyond Mother’s Day, Revamp Interior Design offers design services that transforms a house into a home. Owner Danielle Fennoy said she comes from a line of “fixer-uppers” and decided to follow suit by adding her own special flair. She began designing homes 16 years ago for family and friends, and now has grown her business to be featured on shows like My Favorite Place on HGTV.  

Fennoy specializes in using bold colors and creating a “livable design with an edge,” using eclectic pieces that provides both comfort and function. While some projects last upward of six to nine months, the effect of elevating a home's unique style lasts a lifetime, she said.

You can book an appointment to create your dream space, here

Brianna Robles

About the Author: Brianna Robles

Brianna Robles is a Brooklyn, NY based freelance writer and journalist specializing in sharing stories about mental health and spectacular women.
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