Even with the rain, this weekend was one of the books! My parents came to town for Mother’s Day and I loved getting the chance to spend time with them! Friday night we all met up in Hell’s Kitchen and caught up over Italian food, including some of the most delicious Mac and Cheese risotto balls I have ever had, and then parted ways. Saturday morning my Mom joined me at my favorite spinning studio, Flywheel, and she absolutely crushed her first class, coming in 4th of the 30 people in the room – go Mom! That was followed up by some quick errands to Sephora and the Container Store, two of my favorite spots, before we parted ways to get ready for the rest of the day.
A few hours we later we met up at the Met, massive umbrellas in tow, to spend a few hours exploring the museum, one of my favorite things to do on rainy days. The combination of the bad weather, that it was Saturday afternoon, and that it was Mother’s Day Weekend meant it was more crowded than I’ve ever seen it but we persevered! We started with the Egyptian wing and then made sure Mom got to see her favorites including Renior, Monet, and the Tiffany Glass, along with many other famous wings. Every year I love checking out the new Costume Institute’s exhibition (you may remember last year’s Manus × Machina at the Met that I covered) but I was disappointed by the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçon exhibit – just too bizarre! My Dad and brother were there too, I promise, but they just aren’t big on photos!
After the Met we headed to happy hour, then for a casual dinner at BareBurger, and finally to the Comedy Cellar for my parent’s first comedy show. The West Village hot spot was busy, per usual, and instead of waiting outside in the rain we got a drink at a nearby dive bar that, to be honest, I was shocked my parents walked inside. Fifteen minutes later we headed back to the comedy club and were seated in a back corner. I had heard the Comedy Cellar was known for famous comics dropping in and boy did we hit the jackpot – both Amy Schumer and Ray Romano were surprise guests along with four other stellar comedians – what a night!
Sunday morning it was time say goodbye but we had Mother’s Day brunch first at a new Italian spot in the Theater District were we gave my Mom cards, presents, and flowers. It was a lovely day, albeit too short, before we had to say goodbye. Mom and Dad, thanks for coming to the city for the weekend and Mom, Happy Mother’s Day, I love you!
How did you spend Mother’s Day Weekend?