Metro Man & Metro Home

By Kim Taylor

It’s a good bet that mom loves chocolate, and that she loves Frangelico too. So don’t give her just any chocolate, give her exquisite chocolate that she’ll always remember – give her top notch MarieBelle Chocolate Truffles flavored with Frangelico in the iconic indigo box from Soho’s premier chocolatier. MarieBelle has partnered with Frangelico to create these unique and delectable treats, which are perfect for any holiday, special occasion or sweet-tooth craving. Marie Belle also has gorgeous blue tea tins with a high quality selection of teas, Aztec hot chocolate, and unusual gifts to sat every degree of sweet tooth. Visit the store in Soho at 484 Broome Street, or peruse the selection at

Agraria woven cane candles are a brilliant gift for mom (no pun intended) for triple duty: they’re aromatic to the point of bliss, they’re practical because they provide soft lighting, and they look beautiful anywhere in the home. You really can’t go wrong with any of the Agraria candles as a gift, and they come in an array of refreshing home fragrances: Balsam, Bitter Orange, Cedar Rose, Golden Pomegranate, Lavender & Rosemary, Lime and Orange, Mediterranean Jasmine and Lemon Verbena. Find them at Saks Fifth Avenue,, or at; the Agraria store is based in San Francisco.

Mom will appreciate the DKNY shower curtain style and sensibility. This DK line presents a range from floral to cheetah print and everything interesting in between. Visit to browse the unique patterns, and choose one that suits your mom the best. She’ll think of you every time she steps into the shower to relax and unwind. We’re partial to the Watercolor Bouquet pattern for spring.

Kusmi Tea’s Parisian packaging is so lovely that mom won’t want to open it, yet the tea is so magnificent that she will be compelled to do so. What a dilemma… and it’s one your mother will appreciate. Try the Violet tea, the Earl Grey, or the Spearmint Green. Prince Vladimir, Rose Green, Detox, Frosted Strawberry and Love tea are amazing, too. Better yet, mom would probably love an assortment package, found at (and pick up a tin for yourself as well).

If your mom has a green thumb, she’ll appreciate a few of DuneCraft’s terrariums for growing tomatoes, strawberries, petunias, carnivorous insect-eating plants, organic vegetables, primrose, lettuce mix, sweet peppers, baby carrots and much more – all found at In fact, even if mom has a “black thumb of death,” DuneCraft is a perfect gift for spring, because it renders growing anything simple, successful and fun. Oh, and delicious.

As mom pads around home with her Kusmi tea and MarieBelle truffles and other Mother’s Day gifts, she should be wearing uber-comfy CitySlips. CitySlips are an ingenius new ballet flat line designed to be folded over and tucked into a pocket or purse. Mom will appreciate kicking back in comfort this spring and summer with these stylish, comfortable slipper-flats. They come in a range of colors, all available at Neiman Marcus Another perfect Mother’s Day gift!

BN NYC salutes moms everywhere. They’re the mostly unsung heroines of the world, who always do more than anyone ever imagines.

Originally published May 2012
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