Pamper, pamper, pamper

An uninterrupted lie in, how wonderful: in bed with model and new mother, Elyse Taylor wearing Tiffany & Co. Smile pendant in 18ct gold; with tray from Pigott's Store. Photographed by Carlotta Moye; sittings editor Victoria Collison for Moda Familia.

  2. Serve up breakfast, extraordinaire: According to Aerin Lauder, the New York-based beauty entrepreneur and founder of her own luxury lifestyle brand, there’s nothing more relaxing than a long weekend breakfast. Indeed, more is more when it comes to preparing a lavish morning spread. Take notes: the chic hostess says, "the menu usually looks a little something like this: bread basket filled with flaky croissants and blueberry muffins warmed in the oven; selection of hard boiled blue, brown, and white eggs; individually portioned baked eggs with fresh herbs and toast soldiers; bowls of chicken apple sausage and crispy applewood smoked bacon; oven-roasted home fries with bell peppers and chives; heirloom tomato salad tossed with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and cracked black pepper; bowls of fresh berries; pitchers of fresh squeezed orange juice and lemon water."

The great (mini) escape: if your mother is the tireless multitasker, treat her to an overnight getaway close to home, complete with a menu of rejuvenating spa treatments. For Sydney-siders, the newly revamped Langham hotel is just the ticket – its day spa even boasts Mother And Daughter packages so you can both benefit. “This isn’t just a hotel for guests staying with us, this is a new destination to indulge in,” says General Manager, Sonia Lefevre. "A dramatic arrival experience, the biggest guestrooms in Sydney, signature terraces with water views, take away picnic boxes, pink bicycles and bespoke maps for local touring, a million dollar Sotheby’s art collection, dog friendly suites and private butler tennis afternoons – all very unique offerings." Rooms start from $635 per night. The Langham, Sydney, 89 - 113 Kent Street, Sydney. Tel: +61 2 9256 2222.