A Funking Awesome Interview with Charlie Wilson

On Sunday, May 13 at 8 pm, four-time Grammy Award nominee and R&B icon Charlie Wilson and Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum selling recording artist Fantasia Barrino will perform a special Mother’s Day concert at The Paradise Theater in the Bronx, NY. Joonbug had the chance to catch up with Uncle Charlie and find out why he got involved in this event and what his future plans are!

How did you get involved in this event and what made you want to be a part of it?

The Legacy Project: A Tribute to the Women of Theatre

The day after Mother's Day brings mamas another day to, themselves! The League of Professional Theatre Women are presenting The Legacy Project, a tribute to pioneering female producers and the foremothers of the American stage at the Martin E. Segal Theatre. The program is offering a day of symposia on great figures in theatre such as Eva Le Gallienne, Margo Jones, Susan Glaspell, Lucille Lortel, Cheryl Crawford, Margaret Webster, and Hallie Flanagan. This is the perfect present to show your mother that you know what she's into...and it's educational! Check out the dynamic schedule below:

Foodie Gifts for the Foodie Mom

Moms are special people and even more special if they can cook! Our moms make our favorite meals on our birthdays, the perfect chicken soup when we’re sick, and she bakes the cookies that holidays wouldn’t be the same without. This Sunday is Mother’s Day, the day when moms all over the country get served breakfast in bed and you actually need to do your chores when asked the first time. So what’s the perfect present for the mom who loves to cook and has passed on her love of cooking, or just eating delicious foods, down to us? Here are five great ideas for the foodie mom in your life!

Moms Rule: Meals & Deals to Celebrate Mother's Day

Mother's Day is right around the corner, and instead of waiting last minute to make your plans, we've got a list of great deals going on in the concrete jungle that are sure to make your mom's heart melt. From cruises to shows and of course plenty of grub, here's your guide to giving your mother a day she will surely remember!

  • Make your mama's heart melt this Mother's Day by booking a two hour brunch or three hour dinner cruise aboard the Hornblower Hybrid. May 13th at 12pm, the ship will sail along the New York Harbor for brunch and at 7pm for dinner, both featuring live entertainment. The ship sails from Pier 40 at the Westside Highway and Houston Street. The perfect gift for the eco conscious mom, this Hybrid has both stunning architectural design, as well as environmentally friendly elements including repurposed and recycled materials, recycled glass Vetrazzo countertops, and low voltage LED mood lighting. The ship also has oversized windows, a viewing atrium, and two outdoor sundecks, giving prime viewing opportunities to guests.
A Brunch To Remember

The annual Mothers Day Brunch that takes place at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens is something special and not to be missed! The 83 acre setting has one of the world's preeminent botanic gardens including rare plants, palms, cycads flowering trees and so much more! This is by far the most gorgeous in South Florida, offering guests a lavish setting with undeniable beauty! They even offer tours on a Tram that takes you all around the gardens; really giving you in depth information on all the plants that surround you. Every corner you look, pure beauty within nature makes this experience jaw dropping!

Rue Atelier Has The Suprise Trunk Show This Sunday!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and the time to spend should be that special suprise for someone special or just yourself, so splurge away! Quiet Clothing and Funky Lotus Jewelry are collaborating a trunk show in Berkley, this Sunday May 8th and everyone is invited at Rue Atelier! Eco-friendly clothing and accessory adornment will be ready to dress everyone from head to toe!

A Garden of Delights

Do you want to treat your Mother to a day of scrumptious foods and beautiful scenery? Fairchild Gardens will be hosting their annual Mothers Day brunch in the Garden House overlooking a lush landscape! They will offer a lavish menu which will include an array of stations offering gourmet treats for Mommy Dearest! The breakfast station will whip up customized omelets, strawberry chocolate chip bread pudding and so much more! If you are looking for something on the savory side, then try some Mahi Mahi “Matacumbe” with the roasted asparagus gratin. Creative Tastes Catering is the mastermind behind the delectable spread, owned by Chef Andrea Curto-Randazzo and her Husband Frank Randazzo. This power couple formerly owned Talula Restaurant on South Beach. Andrea was also on Top Chef Washington D.C.! How exciting! So the food is guaranteed to be divine!

Flowers in her hair - Flowers everywhere!

Flowers have been an emblem for Mother’s Day every since Anna Jarvis, the holiday’s founder, sent 500 carnations to her West Virginia hometown roughly 100 years ago to honor moms.

This year, flowers are popping up everywhere in fashion. Ladies all over are wearing flowers in their hair, pinned to their clothes, and even on their shoes. Why not let your mom in on the trend? This Mother’s Day, send your mama a flower she can leave the house with!

If you’re only looking to drop a few dollars, head to Forever 21 for a 4 inch diameter fabric brooch, available in black or dark purple.