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During this time of distance and uncertainty, we are choosing to focus on slowing down, staying connected and – most importantly – spreading joy. Each week, we will be sharing a behind-the-scenes look into a piece of the Ivy magic for you to recreate while staying at home. From favorite Magdalena recipes, to at-home spa tips, we hope you will use #IvyAtHome as a resource to incorporate some little luxuries into your new day-to-day, whatever that may look like for you.

 

Ivy at Home: A Five Star Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 10. We’ve rounded up our best Ivy At Home tips to recreate a five star hotel experience for mom without leaving the house.

 

Breakfast In Bed: No Mother’s Day morning is complete without serving mom a breakfast made with love while she cozies up under the covers. Our beloved fluffy ricotta pancakes are perfect for the occasion and sure to impress. Extra points for serving the spread on a beautifully styled tray or platter, complete with a bud vase of freshly picked flowers. View our Fluffy Ricotta Pancake recipe here.

 

Afternoon Tea Time: The perfect opportunity to recreate The Ivy’s signature afternoon tea time at home. All you need is a pot of freshly brewed tea and a batch of our classic English tea scones. If the weather allows, set up a table outside and surprise her with a proper setting including a table cloth, folded napkins, place cards, and her favorite music playing in the background. View our Classic Tea Scone recipe here.

 

DIY Spa: Create a spa like evening for mom by drawing a warm bath with rejuvenating, aromatic salts, silky soaps, and a toasty warm robe. Once she dives in, deliver her a fresh face mask using one of our at home facial recipes — make sure to choose the recipe best suited for her skin type for the added luxury of personalization.

If you’re local to Baltimore, enhance the at home spa experience even further with our Mother’s Day Spa Gift Pick-Up. Each bag includes a full sized body lotion, body  wash, concreta balm, and bath truffle from one of our favorite wellness brands, Zents. Pre-order here via Eventbrite for curbside pick up at The Ivy Hotel between 12pm-4pm on Saturday, May 9.

 

Back to Bed: Lastly, we are sharing the secret to a perfectly made hotel bed for mom to climb into at the end of her special day. The magic is in the layers. You’ll want to begin with sheets fresh from the dryer so they are wrinkle free and can lay flat against the mattress. Once the mattress cover is tucked in all the way around, place the fitted sheet on top and run the backside of your hands from the center to the corners and down along the sides to make it flush. Then, lay down the top sheet and pull it all the way to the top of the headboard and fold over the decorative side. Just make sure that all three sides are hanging over the mattress evenly before you tuck the extra slack underneath the mattress to give it that firm fit. Next, for a layer of warmth, add a quilt and repeat the same process from the top sheet. Then, drape the comforter across the top, once again making sure that it hangs evenly on all sides, and then feel free to add another blanket folded across the foot of the bed for extra warmth. Finally, simply arrange your pillows in any style that might appeal to her. 

 

Share your five-star Mother’s Day with us by tagging #IvyAtHome on social media. Sending our love to all of the moms!

 

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