May 3

Spoil Her Alert

Treat mom to an SLU experience this Mother’s Day

South Lake Union is chock full of fun and memorable ways to spoil the mom in your life. From brunch spots with wow-worthy views to epic cruises, relaxing spa and beauty options, and more, SLU offers plenty of ways to express your gratitude. Check out some of the best ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in South Lake Union.

Brunch With a View

Duke’s Seafood rolls out the red carpet for Mother’s Day every year. The popular spot for the crabbiest cakes and award-winning chowders only offers brunch twice a year – Easter and Mother’s Day. Set the scene with Duke’s Famous Bloody Mary topped with two jumbo Wild Mexican Prawns and dig into brunch entrees like the Eggs Bene“Duke” (fresh Washington coast Dungeness crab, poached eggs, wilted spinach, and basil hollandaise served over toasted English muffin). Or skip the eggs and move into lunch fare with Duke’s classic Dungeness crab “Un”Cakes or a 6-ounce local grass-fed filet. Mother’s Day brunch at Duke’s sells out quickly, so be sure to make your reservations as soon as possible.

brunch plate

Rest and Relax

The much-loved Banya 5 (217 Ninth Avenue North) is an urban spa promoting wellness, vitality and rejuvenation of the soul in the tradition of Turkish hammams, Russian banyas, Finnish saunas, and Japanese bath houses. The spa offers plenty of services, but the best way to experience Banya 5 is with one of the package offerings. Choose from The Refresher (60 minutes, express salt scrub, head and scalp treatment, coconut shea moisturizer, $205) or go big with Take the Plunge (150 minutes, express salt scrub, botanical mud wrap, custom massage, $445). All packages include up to two-hour spa entry, use of locker room, and robe and sandal rental, and the package price includes tax and 20% gratuity. To schedule a service, call 206-262-1234.

Get Great Hair

Gene Juarez Salons & Spas at the Insignia Tower (2317 Sixth Avenue) features six salon chairs, one nail suite, and two skin care rooms, making it a one-stop-shop for all of mom’s beauty needs. From haircuts to color and blow-dry and style to facials and mani/pedis, this spot is perfect for pampering. Click here for bookings. Plus, Gene Juarez is offering a Mother’s Day gift card promotion:

$150-$249.99=$15 bonus
$250-$499.99=$25 bonus
$500-$749.99=$50 bonus
$750-$999.99=$75 bonus
$1000+=$150 bonus

Take a Picnic Cruise

Treat Mom to a memorable Mother’s Day picnic cruise on Lake Union via Waterways Cruises & Events (901 Fairview Avenue North). With stunning views of Seattle as the backdrop, enjoy a two-hour cruise with your own private table and a delicious charcuterie spread, complete with champagne or sparkling cider toast upon boarding. Kids get their own lunch boxes too! All ages are welcome to enjoy the captain’s narration of sights throughout the cruise. Plus, a full-service bar is available for the purchase of specialty cocktails, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages. Departure is from Waterways Cruises at Lake Union Piers on South Lake Union. Boarding begins at 1pm, departure at 130pm, and return at 330pm. General admission is $80 and tickets for children age 5-12 are $40 and  age 4 and under are $20. Click here to book.

mother holding child

Story by Ethan Chung. Photos courtesy Waterways Cruises & Events and Tatiana Passano.

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