What Are You Doing For Mom on Mother’s Day?

It’s about that time when you call up your siblings and you ask “what are we doing for mom for Mother’s Day?” And your sibling responds “I don’t know, we’ve done everything we can think of every other year.” Sound familiar? Well, here are some Mother’s Day options you may not have already thought of.


These restaurants are Simplypamarie and Mommy approved! I’ve taken my mom to some of these restaurants and she’s enjoyed them.

1. Capital Grille offers a Mother’s Day Brunch for $49 from 10am to 3pm.

2. Chocolat Restaurant Lounge is a restaurant your mom will love, it’s chic and sophisticated. I suggest you take her for brunch.

3. Soco offers southern comfort dining. They are a perfect option for brunch and dinner.

4. Novita specializes in fine Italian dining. They are offering a special Mother’s Day Brunch Menu for $39.95 from 11am to 2:30pm. There dinner special is from 3:30pm to 8pm.

5. Blend on the Water has both Mother’s Day “Blunch” and Dinner options. “Blunch” is $30 and served from 11am to 3pm and Dinner is $50 served from 3pm to 11pm.



1. Bo. 9 New York Highline Eau de Parfum $200-$280



2. La Mer Soleil Collection $195


3. Pandora Bracelet Set $195


4. Wallets

Prada Saffiano Metal Oro Wallet (Various Colors) – $640



Fendi- Vitello Elite Zip-Around Wallet (Various Colors) – $550


Gucci Soho Leather Zip Around Wallet (Various Colors) $580


5. Michael Kors Parker Blush and Rose Gold-Tone Watch plus free gift with purchase



1. Polish Bar of Brooklyn is my favorite nail bar. They are offering 1 complimentary manicure with a double appointment. Call and make an appointment at (718) 622-5363. Follow them on instagram for more information! @polishbar

2. Red Door Spa Mother’s Day Bonus Purchase a $100 gift card, get $15 and more at the Red Door Spa

3. Mother’s Day Wine & Chocolate Tasting at Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar, West Village on May 10, 2015 from 4:30pm-6:30pm for $45.

4. Mother’s Day WBLS Concert with Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Toni Braxton, El DeBarge and more on May 10, 2015 at the Prudential Center at 7pm. Tickets Here

5. Mother’s Day Weekend Garden Party at the New York Botanical Gardens! This event is on May 9 & 10 from 10 am–6pm. Enjoy picnicking, events for kids and a special brunch.


Long Island Spring Restaurant Week!

Long Island Restaurant Week has returned! From April 26th to May 3, 2015 Long Island is offering a 3-course prix fixe dinner for $27.95 per person at over 145 locations! Some of the restaurants that are participating in this week long celebration are Seasons 52Havana CentralThe Melting Pot and Novita. I’ve previously dined at these restaurants and they all get my stamp of approval. Well what are you waiting for? Hurry up and make your reservations today. Tag me on Instagram @simplypamarie I’d love to see your pictures and hear about your Long Island Restaurant Week experience!


Seasons 52


Havana Central


Seasons 52


Seasons 52

5 Free NYC Secrets You May Not Have Known, Until Now..

Did you know that it is possible to get something for FREE in NYC? It’s almost shocking isn’t it? Since we were always taught that nothing in life comes free, (especially not in NYC) it’s hard to believe that you can catch a break in this city. Well I decided to share 5 tips that you may have not known. Some tips are totally free but some you have to give a little to get a little, but hey isn’t that how life works anyway?

1. Get a Free Personal Shopper Experience

Select H&M and Top Shop locations offer a free personal shopper experience! All you have to do is contact them, tell them your personal style preference, your size and what kind of outfits you’re interested in and they will pull outfits for you to try on. The service is free and you are not forced to purchase anything. With H&M you receive 20% off your first purchase when you use this service. These services are offered in the 5th avenue stores and you can make your appointment today!

Read about Mommy Blogger Tiffani’s Personal Shopping experience on her blog, mymommyvents.com

2. Receive a Free Cupcake Every day

I mean why wouldn’t you want a free cupcake? That’s like turning down happiness if you ask me. Every day Georgetown Cupcake offers a free flavor of the day cupcake to the first 100 customers (1 per customer) at each of their locations. If that’s not enough free sweetness for you, Sprinkles Cupcakes offers a “BOGO” when you whisper their secret word. You can find out the secret word of each day on their twitter page.

3. Share Your Uber Code and Receive a Free Ride

I have a new found addiction to Uber and it’s getting way too expensive. So one way I save on my travel, is sharing my code. When you share your code and someone signs up for Uber, they receive a free ride up to $20 and so do you. Want to use my code? (And I truly hope you do.) Download the Uber app and enter my code: 5EMKV 


4. Share Your Hotel Tonight Code and Receive $25 Off

Another code I have is for Hotel Tonight. On this app you can score great deals on last minute hotel reservations. I used this app for my stay at Dream Midtown. When you share your code, and someone uses it and books a hotel, you receive $25 off your next stay. So use my Hotel Tonight code: PGIBBS11  I would love another staycation!

5. Free Events, Free Movies, Free Museums

The summer is coming and each and every summer, NYC hosts free movie nights, free events and free museum entry. I’ve posted all of this information before. For a reminder visit my posts for Kids, Couples and Summer Events.



Rockefeller Center