Treating Mom on Mother’s Day

It’s safe to say that this Mother’s Day on Grand Cayman will be much different than those in the past.

With an all-day “hard” COVID-19 curfew on Sunday, many mothers on Grand Cayman will not get to see their children. However, that doesn’t mean the children can’t shower their mothers with gifts and delectable things to eat.

Several of Dart’s tenants are offering some things that Mom can enjoy on Sunday or at her leisure when the shelter-in-place curfew ends on Grand Cayman.

Jewellery

Island Jewellers is open again, at least for delivery. Popular Mother’s Day items include Cayman Islands map pendants, a piece from the Ocean Fire Opals collection, a Swarovski necklace, bracelet, earrings or pendant, or a Monica Kossann locket. If you’re not sure what Mom might like, order a virtual gift certificate and have Mom call Island Jewellers to schedule a one-on-one virtual video shopping experience with a sales specialist. Call 345.640.5337 or 345.326.3162 for a virtual shopping experience.

Books

Read any good books recently? There’s never been a better time for reading than during the shelter-in-place curfew. Books & Books is delivering selections covering everything from humour and fantasy, to literature and self-help books. And yes, they have plenty of cookbooks as well. Books & Books also has a wide selection of gifts and amusements like puzzles and games to help Mom through the long days of curfew. Call 345.640.2665.

Sunglasses

It seems hard to believe, but some people are spending more time outside on Grand Cayman during curfew than they did beforehand. That’s because going outside for 90 minutes of exercise is one of the permitted activities during the soft curfew. Who wouldn’t appreciate sporting a new pair of sunglasses when they are outdoors? Call De Sunglass Man and pick out a pair for delivery or buy your mother a virtual gift certificate and she can have a video shopping session to pick from RayBan, Fendi, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana and many other top designers. Call 345.325.7883.

Beauty products

If your mother is like most women, the shelter-in-place curfew has been hard on her skin. Le Visage Cosmetic & Skincare Boutique in Camana Bay can help. Buy your mother a Le Visage virtual gift card and she can arrange a free virtual beauty consultation using her smartphone. After she chooses her products, they can be delivered for free between South Sound and Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, and for a fee outside those areas. Call 345.946.2332.

Beauty service

You can be sure that the day beauty salons reopen on Grand Cayman, their telephones will not stop ringing. That’s because perhaps the worst part of the shelter-in-place curfew for many is missing out on a self-care pampering session. Treat Mom to that first treatment with a virtual gift certificate from Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa. Use it for hair, nail or face treatments, for massages or even haircare and beauty products, the latter of which can be delivered now. Call 345.916.7274.

A Mother’s Day feast

The last thing Mom should do on Mother’s Day is cook. Since you can’t take Mom to a fancy restaurant for her special day, bring the fancy restaurant to her. The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman is offering a Mother’s Day brunch experience that includes a smoked salmon platter, pancakes, roasted Wagyu beef, lobster frittata, assorted pastries, gelato and more for CI$300. The brunch, which serves four, must be picked up at The Ritz-Carlton on Saturday. It is offered as part of The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman’s new “Be a Chef” programme where diners are given instructions on how to do simple food preparation steps to plate, reheat or cook the dishes of the meal in their own kitchen. Call 345.815.6043.

Agua Restaurant & Lounge offers another option for a Mother’s Day meal that can be delivered on Sunday. The four-course meal includes a fresh bread basket and dishes like tuna caprese salad, savoury lobster and shrimp crepes, scalloped potatoes, slow-cooked beef short ribs and a strawberry-focused dessert. It is available for CI$40 per person. Call 345.949.2482.

For mothers who would enjoy a-la-carte dining, the Market Street Group restaurants, which include Mizu Asian Bistro+Bar, The Waterfront Urban Diner, Pani Indian Kitchen and The Brooklyn Pizza + Pasta, are all offering their menus through the “Let’s Eat” delivery service. Order through the Let’s Eat app or at www.letseat.ky.

If an at-home barbecue sounds like just the thing Mom would enjoy this weekend, Carnivore is offering a CI$99 package which includes four steaks, sides and sauces. Call 345.640.MEAT (6328) to order.

Let Mom eat cake … or pie or any number of other sweet baked goods prepared by Petit Paris French Café and Bakery. Several of the confections can come with a personalised Mother’s Day message too. Available for pick-up or delivery (between the four-way stop in West Bay and Hurley’s in Red Bay) on Saturday. Call 345.328.4000.

Gelato & Co. Cremeria Italian is also open Saturday for pick-up or delivery of its renowned gelato, sorbets and pastries. Call 345.324.4359.

For another frozen treat, Haagen-Dazs is offering a special of two pints of ice cream, four cones and two toppings for CI$15; just call 345.946.8061 to order. And give Mom a sweet treat – for free! - when you order a grande beverage at Starbucks – the coffee shop is giving a free pastry with each purchase. You can order through the Island Grub app.

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