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Dress Code - Posted April 29, 2017 11:09 a.m.
Photos by Shannon Richardson

An Indulgent Mother’s Day

Few jobs are more demanding than the role of mother. That makes Mother’s Day one of the few days out of the year when Mom gets recognition for everything she does. What kind of gift will make her feel loved? Unfortunately, it’s not a cookbook or a new blender, because those things remind her how much the family relies on her food preparation. And those ceramic “World’s No. 1 Mom” mugs are cute, but working moms don’t always have time to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee.

Perhaps a better choice would be another kind of indulgence, like a day at her favorite spa. But with such a busy schedule, a few at-home spa treatments and products might be more realistic. We scoured local boutiques for these items, including scented bath salts, decadent moisturizers, and a luxury linen wash.

Soothe skin with colloidal oatmeal and milk.
Barr-Co. bath salts $33, The Secret Place

With all-natural, organic ingredients, Éminence products deliver superior hydration to scaly, dry skin.
Éminence apricot body oil $29; coconut sugar scrub $48, Awaken Spa

Natural ingredients prevail in Beekman 1802’s products. Gain the added healing properties of honey, citrus seed, and geranium.
Beekman 1802 honeyed grapefruit awakening body wash $26.25, Kem’s Bed & Bath

Ultra-moisturizing crème is long-lasting, fragrance-free, and ideal for sensitive skin.
Elta MD moisture-rich body crème $25, The Spa at Proffer Surgical

Luxurious body butter instantly melts into skin, leaving behind a rich yet delicate scent.
Niven Morgan Gold melting body butter $38, Et Cetera

Freshen linens and towels with the aromas of amber, vanilla, bergamot, sandalwood and musk.
Niven Morgan Gold luxury linen & towel wash $26, Et Cetera

by Jason Boyett

Jason is a journalist, copywriter, ghostwriter, and the author of more than a dozen books. His most recent is “12 World Religions: The Beliefs, Rituals, and Traditions of Humanity's Most Influential Faiths”, published by Zephyros Press. Learn more at
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