EVENTS - A Reading List for Mum this Mother's Day.

It's coming up to Winter and chances are Mum would love a good book to curl up with sometime soon. The Potts Point Bookshop, has curated a list just for us, and we are itching to get our hands on one (or all) of them. 

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In The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone, debut Australian novelist Felicity McLean explores the long echoes of emotional trauma and guilt born of the disappearance of three siblings twenty years ago. It is a compelling and deeply resonant coming-of-age tale, and an absolutely enthralling account of a young woman’s effort to heal deep wounds that don’t easily show, whose voice will stay with you for a long time.

Writing with an assurance and grace that signals the arrival of an important literary voice, Laveau-Harvie’s Stella Prize-winningThe Erratics tells the story of the author’s return home to Alberta, Canada, to confront her mother’s legacy of abuse. Imbued with a dark, savage wit, this memoir completely subverts the social expectations of motherhood as it explores the cancer within Laveau-Harvie’s family.

In this New Map Italy, Herbert Ypma maps out eighty-five experiences and tips that will elevate your next trip to Italy from a good experience to a truly memorable one. This is the must-have guide for the contemporary traveller.

Good Food editor Ardyn Bernoth selects 100 recipes by nine of Australia's best-loved chefs in Good Food Favourite Recipes. It features easy weeknight meals as well as jaw-dropping dishes certain to impress. 

In Small Garden Design, Australia's leading landscape designer, Paul Bangay, applies his 25 years of experience to provide expert advice on how to transform any area — no matter what the size — into a garden paradise. He shows us 'how to make the most of small space you have, and how to transform it into the paradise that we all aspire to.

If you've already snapped these goodies up then check out the other book stores scattered around Eastside, The Bookshop in Darlinghurst has some great LGBTQI texts and some steamy reads or Ariel further down Oxford Street can provide the best in coffee table books, art texts and gorgeous gifts and accessories. We also love the setup at Berkelouw where you can't turn down a coffee in their upstairs library/cafe whilst you flick through your latest purchase. If you want some music with your fiction then TITLE further down Crown Street can help with memorabilia, literature and vinyl, and of course the masters of recommendation over at Oscar and Friends are always willing to help out. 

(photo courtesy Potts Point Bookshop)

EAT & DRINK - Sustainable Mother's Day Lunch Choices

For vegetarians and vegan mums, there are treats in store.  Alibi Bar at Ovolo in Wooloomooloo will be hosting a plant based high tea whilst Yellow in Potts Point will have a vegetarian shared menu for $85.00 per person, they are both taking bookings so get in quick before you miss out! 

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If mum is a up for a bit of spice then maybe Bad Hombres in Surry Hills would be better. They're offering vegetarian Mexican spread for the day in honour of both Mama and the Mexican holiday season of Cinco De Mayo. 

EVENTS - Mum and Moet at the Golden Age Cinema

The stunning Golden Age Cinema will be hosting a special screenings for Mother's Day. "Mother's Day with Moet"  is a beautiful gift for the mums out that who want to spend quality time with the ones they love or are more inclined to experiences. 

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Pair your tickets to fashion-forward Audrey Hepburn musical Funny Face, positively dotty art doco Kusama — Infinity or festival hit Icelandic comedy Woman at War with a bubbling glass of Moët and a hand-made Gelato Messina choc top – all for just $40 Adult and $35 Concession.