By Amy Wisemantel.
Think of everything mum put up with over the years. How do you live with yourself?! Lucky for you, the second Sunday in May (May 8 in 2016) is a date put aside to celebrate those mother figures in our lives by spoiling them until they can’t be spoiled no more! Over the Mother’s Day weekend there are lots of activities you can do in and around Bondi, so keep on reading to get inspired on how to pamper your ma…
Shuk in North Bondi is a little slice of peacefulness far enough from the main drag that you won’t be elbow to elbow with your neighbour. The feeling of being right at home is rife in this casual eatery/deli/bakery/coffee spot. Indulge in the ‘Israeli breakfast’ (a feast of eggs, olives, labne, hummus and tahini) before grabbing some fresh sourdough and a coffee while perusing the in-house greenery and knick knacks. Call ahead and book, because no doubt there’ll be a few mumma bears and cubs knocking about.
Get some sun
Now that your stomachs are full, it’s time to take the famous stroll from Bondi to Bronte. This walk can either be done at a leisurely pace or a power walk, but either way you can get in some quality one on one time with mother dearest and catch up on what’s been going on in her life; book club/knitting/paddle boarding, swinging. I bet she’s a complex individual with diverse interests, find out what makes her tick.
Now that you’ve gotten some exercise in, head to MacPhersons St and bask in the ambience of deliciousness that is Three Blue Ducks. This restaurant is licensed, so grab some rosé to go with your barramundi, oysters or beef short ribs, and rest assured that all the produce is locally sourced and grown in the onsite garden. Feeling like something sweet before you go? Do yourself a favour and order the rhubarb and mascarpone cheesecake with a cardamom shortbread and pistachio crumb – your tastebuds will thank us later.
Get some culture
You’ve got a few hours to kill before dinner, so I suggest you enjoy a local Bondi gallery that boasts an extraordinary collection. The Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery’s contents are personally sought out from communities all over Australia by the director Adrian Newstead, so you know you’re seeing truly one of a kind piece.
To end this lovely Mother’s Day, and to really hit home that you’re the golden child, take your mum for a quick walk up to North Bondi Fish. This waterfront restaurant is a child of the Morsol group, so you know you’re getting the best seafood in Bondi. Definitely book if there is a few of you, otherwise grab a drink while your tables being prepared and try not to get food envy from other diners – this menu has to be seen to be believed!
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