This Mother’s Day, do your ma proud with the ultimate city experience that will make her the happiest woman who ever forgot her diaphragm.
Heli of a Ride
Mom likes hovering? Take her on Martha’s Heli-Hikes tour, which includes a helicopter ride, gourmet lunch and wilderness hike among the picturesque peaks of Kananaskis Country. If that’s not enough, send her off on a three-day hiking and yoga adventure that promotes hatha yoga, meditation and otherwise forgetting about your failings as a son. 132 Rundle Crescent, 403-609-0824. From $429/person
Sisterhood of the Elastic Pants
Unlike most chocolatiers, Choklat ferments, roasts and refines all their chocolate themselves from carefully selected Porcelana Cacau cocoa beans, the rarest in the world. Order custom truffles or sign up for the Snobbery 101 wine and chocolate tasting evening. 1327A 9th Avenue S.E., 403-457-1419
Soothe the hands that have spent a lifetime thanklessly working themselves to the bone for you by treating her to the Riverside Spa Chocolate Bliss mani/pedi and body wrap package ($310) that refreshes skin with warm, scented chocolate paraffin. While mom unwinds, kick back with the Gentleman’s Relax package that includes a one-hour massage, organic facial and paraffin pedicure ($300). 110 Point McKay Crescent N.W., 403-270-7530
Brunch with The King
What better way to show the old girl you care than by tricking her into thinking it’s 1958 as one of the nation’s top Elvis impersonators, Gino Manopoli, dons his blue suede shoes at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino. 1000, 11500 – 35 Street S.E., 403-236-7529. $49
Image courtesy of Robin Esrock Photos.