I’m so thrilled to be here on this very special week for moms around the world! I recently asked some of our fav high-powered and stylish women to tell us what they’re most looking forward to this Mother’s Day, and to dish on their latest obsessions, getaways, gifts, and more. Make sure to pop over to The Moms Project for the latest story on fashion designer Lauren Podoll. Happy Mom’s Day, Enjoy! xo

Mary Gonsalves Kinney  - Celebrity Stylist of Style Army

What are you most looking forward to this Mother’s Day?
MG: I am looking forward to sleeping in and drinking my favorite almond milk latte. I love homemade cards and breakfast in bed!

Current Obsession? 
MG: All things leather, but what’s new? Rick Owens jacket , Rag & Bone pajama short, anything vintage, but MUST BE LEATHER.

Favorite Weekend or Family Getaway? 
MG: My favorite weekend getaway without the kids is flying to West Hollywood and shopping on Robertson-Barneys BH (Barney’s diehard girl), Decades and Fred Segal. Then getting my hair done by my dear friend, Denis DeSouza at Andy LeCompte Salon. This trip usually ends with an amazing dinner with my best friends who live down there.

Favorite Hour to Kill? 
MG: A run or flipping through the latest Vogue.

The Best Mother’s Day Gift You Have Received? 
MG: A poem my daughter Stella wrote for me last year. I also cherish the very first Mother’s Day gift my husband gave me – a Jennifer Meyer diamond pendant with my first initial.

Guilty Pleasure? 
MG: Ice cream! Any flavor, doesn’t matter.

 

Jeanne Chan - Blogger of Shop Sweet Things

What are you most looking forward to this Mother’s Day?
JC: This is the first year my older daughter is attending pre-school, so I’m looking forward to my first hand-drawn Mother’s Day card!

Current Obsession?
JC: A Sophie Hulmes bag. Simple and chic and can be carried all around

Favorite Weekend or Family Getaway?
JC: Disneyland! I love my Cuyana travel case set. I use it every time I travel.

Favorite Hour to Kill?
JC: Catching up on shows. I am currently addicted to House Of Cards.

Best Mother’s Day Gift You Have Received?
JC: The first bouquet of flowers I received from my husband when I was pregnant with my first daughter. It felt surreal that I was celebrated as a mom.

Guilty Pleasure?
JC: Taking a day off from everything and going shopping. Even though I see a lot of products online because of my lifestyle/shopping blog, I still really enjoy shopping in person. It’s an experience you can’t replace.

Melissa Kieling - Entrepreneur of Packit

Current Obsession?
MK: Any jewelry piece by Melinda Maria.

Favorite Weekend or Family Getaway?
MK: Fave weekend is the Parker Hotel in Palm Springs!

Favorite Hour to Kill?
MK: I am a sucker for a good Chinese foot massage. Best $25 bucks I ever spend.

The Best Mother’s Day Gift You Have Received?
MK: My daughter made me a bedazzled jewelry box that I still use every day.

Guilty Pleasure?
MK: Hands down my guilty pleasure is getting my color done by Tracey Cunningham at her new salon in Beverly Hills, Meche. She is amazing and the salon is always packed with A listers Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Sobia Shaikh  - Fashion Designer of Isly Handbags

What are you most looking forward to this Mother’s Day?
SS: My kids hand-made cards. They always write the sweetest and kindest messages in my MD cards, so I can’t wait to read them this year.

Current Obsession?
SS: The new natural and cream water snake clutch from my upcoming collection.

Favorite Weekend or Family Getaway?
SS: The Rosewood at Mayakob in Riveira Maya, Mexico. HEAVEN on earth. We try and go there every year for our kids’ spring break.

Favorite Hour to Kill?
SS: My rose gold Frends headphones.

The Best Mother’s Day Gift You Have Received?
SS: I was traveling for work one year and returned home the night before Mother’s Day. My kids and husband came to pick me from the airport and brought me a huge box. The box contained a gorgeous coat but the best part of the gift was the box itself. My daughter had painstakingly made a very beautiful painting on the box. It is THE most precious thing ever. It sits next to my bed so I can see it every day.

Guilty Pleasure?
SS: Reflexology. I would get foot massages every day if I could.

Claudia Castillo Ross - PR Maven of Cross Marketing PR

What are you most looking forward to this Mother’s Day?
CC: I’m so looking forward to lying on the sand in South Beach!

Current Obsession?
CC: My spiritual healer, Kimberly Bellisimo. Sounds a little nutty but I feel she has given me my mojo back and she’s been my greatest asset to my success. And my new Birkin.

Favorite Weekend or Family Getaway?
CC: I’m loving Santa Barbara. It’s the most peaceful and romantic place I know. Nothing like a good SUP Paddle followed by lunch at Blue Tavern or Freebirds. Best Travel Item? My Stacia Ross dress-goes with everything and anywhere.

Favorite Hour to Kill?
CC: Who has an hour to kill? I’ve never had one of those but if I did, I would spend it at NextBarre or Barry’s Bootcamp class.

The Best Mother’s Day Gift You Have Received?
CC: Sleep!

Guilty Pleasure?
CC: Frozen yogurt with rainbow sprinkles.

The Moms Project will feature a special Mother’s Day post, stay tuned on Sunday, May 11th. xo!

Photographer: Lauri Levenfeld | Dress: Stacia Ross | Jewelry: Melinda Maria | Necklace: Jennifer Meyer | Boot Camp: Barry's Bootcamp | Hair Colorist: Tracey Cunningham Of Meche | Handbag: Isly Handbag | Handbag : Birkin | Headphones: Frends | Healer: Kim Bellisimo | Hotel: Mayakob | Hotel: Parker Palm Springs | Jacket: Rick Owens | Mom: Mary Gonsalves Kinney | Mom: Jeanne Chan | Mom: Melissa Kieling | Mom: Sobia Shaikh | Mom: Claudia Castillo Ross | Pilates: Next Barre | Restaurant: Freebirds | Restaurant : Blue Tavern | Salon: Denis DeSouza | Short: Rag&Bone | Store: Fred Segal | Travel Case: Cuyana | Vintage: Decades LA | Vintage Store: Amacord Vintage, NYC | Weekend Bag: Cote&Ciel