Celebrating with Style

Sophie Roberts


Looking for a fun and fresh way to spend Mother’s Day? Take a tip—or two—from local celeb moms Cynthia Rowley and Liya Kebede, who each have designed their days around dining, shopping and getting outdoors with the family. To take a break from her busy schedule, designer Cynthia Rowley plans on working up a sweat on her own bicycle built for three, while model/child health advocate Liya Kebede opts for a day of cooling off with the kids in the sprinklers at a Central Park playground. What both moms agree on: good dessert is a must (Ciao Bella gelato for Rowley and ice cream from Sant Ambroeus for Kebede). So go ahead, spend the day in style with the following suggestions from these two Manhattan moms and make the most of the holiday.

Liya Kebede
Mom, model and founder of the Liya Kebede Foundation and Lemlem clothing line

  • Getting wet in the sprinklers at the Central Park playground at 79th Street  
  • Indulging in ice cream at Sant Ambroeus  
  • Hitting The Corner Bookstore for children’s and grown-up books
  • Shopping for clothes and toys at Yoya
    • Eating yummy cannolis at Caffe Falai, on Lafayette Street in SoHo

Cynthia Rowley
Mom and designer

  • Going for a family bike ride on the West Side Highway bicycle path  
  • Grabbing brunch at Pastis  
  • Taking a Circle Line boat ride
  • Visiting Partners & Spade (for a Mother’s Day treat)
  • Eating dinner at Chinatown Brasserie (a kid-friendly restaurant with excellent food)
  • Enjoying gelato at Ciao Bella for dessert



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