Stumped about what to get Mom for Mother's Day this year?
As a mom, I can attest that yes, we love flowers, chocolates and handprint art by the little ones. But if you are looking for something unique and creative for Mom this Mother's Day, Winston-Salem, NC is full of unique options. It's all about togetherness this Mother's Day (Sunday, May 13, 2012).
The Family that Paints Together
Choose an example painting both you and mom agree on (if you can) at Merlot & VanGogh's website, sign up, bring a snack (Burke Street Pizza is just next door), your favorite bottle of wine to help get your creative juices flowing and paint your hearts out. In most classes, students all paint the same image, but for this holiday, may I suggest the "Paint Your Date" class, in which you will paint mom Picasso-style, and vice versa. Another option for the animal loving family is the "Paint Your Pet" class. Or really get your wine on and paint a set of wine glasses together.
Merlot & VanGogh
1130 Burke Street
Show Mom She's a Jewel
If painting is not mom's thing, then show her what a gem she is and join her in a beading class at Bubbling Well Tea & Bead Bar, located in the heart of the Arts District of Downtown Winston-Salem. Sip one of 90 teas, a raw chocolate drink or a superfood smoothie while you learn to make earrings, a bracelet or necklace in this relaxing setting. If you prefer a more social experience rather than a how-to, opt instead for a beading party (of five or more), for which the instructor will finish off your trinkets for you. The huge bead selection is mind-blowing and includes natural stones, semi-precious stones, glass, wood, plastic, etched and even horn and bone beads. It makes me want to run my fingers through them all.
Bubbling Well Tea & Bead Bar
612 Trade Street
Arts on Trade Street this Mother's Day
As an extra treat, after Mother's Day brunch at Breakfast of Course or 6th & Vine, or the new Spring House Restaurant, stroll the Arts District with mom and enjoy local artists and crafters on the street, as well as live music by Big Ron Hunter.