By Patricia May P. Catan and Deneb R. Batucan
THE noun mother is more than just a word. For many, they associate the term with strength, perseverance and selflessness. It is beautiful how a seemingly simple word can mean so much more to most people. Indeed, the word mother is made alive through the living flesh of that one special woman in our lives we call mommy, mom, mama, or nanay.
Mother’s Day is not just any ordinary holiday. It’s a day we give back to our mothers and appreciate them for who they are and what they have provided us through the years. Our mothers deserve the best and it is only apt that we also give them the best of everything.
If you’re looking for ideas on what you can do for mom on this exceptional day and beyond, SunStar Weekend takes pleasure in helping you find the perfect Mother’s Day treats with choices among the SunStar Best of Cebu 2016 winners that will definitely make mom feel like the royalty that she is.
Let mom relax in lux at the Best Resort Spa
Let your mom feel like the queen that she is with a great island getaway at Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort. Special rates for day use and overnight stays are available on Mother’s Day for a royal experience at a lower price. And while you’re mom is on for a relaxing weekend, amp it up with a Papaya Body Wrap at the Amuma Spa (Best Resort Spa) for a full body exfoliation that nourishes and softens the skin — only the best for your queen. 492-0112
Take mom out for a hearty Best Breakfast
Breakfast is undeniably the most important meal of the day — a notion every mother agrees. To start things off, take mom out for a satisfying breakfast that will surely get you and your mom through the day at Abaca Baking Company, or ABC (Best Breakfast). Serving only the best with an array of meals to choose from, ABC is the ultimate place to spend some quality time with mom over breakfast. 342-2222
Shop for mom at the Best Department Store
Give your mom the ultimate #OOTD by shopping at SM Department Store (Best Department Store) with its vast selection for all kinds of women. Shop for a sultry dress, resort wear chic, or a power outfit for mom, and surely SM has it all for you. 231-0557
Take mom to a scrumptious dinner at the Best Resort Hotel
Your mom deserves to a break — and a delicious resort dinner at the Saffron Cafe of Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan (Best Resort Hotel) is a great option. While having a Mother’s Day dinner there, moms will also get a chance to win a complimentary spa indulgence package at Crimson’s Aum Spa, which includes a silky skin body polish, botanical massage and express facial. 401-9999
Do groceries for mom at the Best Gourmet Supermarket
Head to any Rustan’s Supermarket (Best Gourmet Supermarket) and raid the shelves of mom’s favorite grocery items, including the freshest dairy and deli products. And there’s more: you can give mom a lovely gift of Schott Zwiesel Double Wall Glassware for free. How? Just earn stickers every time you shop at any Rustan’s Supermarket. And the best part is you have until July 4 to collect all six kinds of exceptional glassware for an exceptional mom. 262-6201
Mouthwatering buffet for mom at the Best City Hotel
Take your mom to Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino (Best City Hotel) and spoil her with a variety of food choices at UNO Sunday Lunch and Dinner buffet . Enjoy so many mouthwatering choices at the buffet, along with hot and cold delicacies and many more. All mommy diners at UNO are in for more surprises like gift certificates for pampering and a bunch of freebies from hair products to t-shirts. 232-6888
Treat mom to a Best Buffet feast
Dine and relish in a gastronomic banquet with mom at Vikings (Best New Buffet Restaurant). Serving sumptuous cuisine — from European to Asian to American — mom’s palate will travel across land and sea as she enjoys a feast fit for a Viking queen. You can also gift like a viking by sending mom an eGift, like a Weekday Lunch Buffet and an Any Day Buffet treat. Check out their website at vikings.ph for more details. 0917-5769888
SunStar’s Best of Cebu Party will be held on May 19 at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino. Turn to Page 30 to find out how you can be part of this by-invitation only event.