Lacking inspiration for Mother’s Day? Look no further than Brighton Starling’s guide to the day.
Get yourself down to Hove and grab a table at Treacle & Co, the perfect mother-daughter hangout. Daily specials at this cafe include soups, delicious pies with homemade pear chutney and a selection of sandwiches. And did we mention the cakes and salted caramel tarts? Three words: to die for. Get there early though, this place gets busy.
Treacle & Co, 164 Church Rd, Hove, BN3 2DL. Map.
Every Mum’s favourite, Judi Dench, stars in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a British-made film about pensioners looking for a more enlightening retirement. What better place to watch it than at the Duke of York’s Picturehouse, recently named as the UK’s best cinema.
Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Preston Circus, BN1 4NA. Map.
Head to the lavender/room for a perfectly girly shopping experience. There’s something for every Mum here – we adore the Liberty Print Dressing Gown (£45) and Bess Gold Bangle (£20). With lovely staff and gift-wrapping service, this place should be on every Mum’s wish list.
Lavender/room, 16 Bond Street, BN1 1RD. Map.
The recently opened MIY workshop is a haven for all things creative. From sewing and dressmaking classes to pattern cutting and bunting workshops, this is a lovely excuse to spend some quality time with your Mum whilst creating something beautiful. Sally Goodyer is holding a beginners machine embroidery workshop on Sunday 18th March.
MIY Workshop, 33 North Road, BN1 1YB. Map.
Hop on a real Dutch bike and take a two-wheeled tour of the city, courtesy of Amsterdammers. Guaranteed to put the spring back in your Mum’s step, all bikes come with a map and recommended stop offs. From only £5 per day, this is a great way to explore Brighton.
Amsterdammers Cycle Hire, Unit 8, under Brighton Station (off Trafalgar Street), BN1 4FQ. Map.