My mom's birthday is coming up in a week -- it's a big one, and she'd been planning a family trip to see
for a long, long time. Medical issues within the family have forced us to cancel, so not only is my August wide-open (I'm thinking about going here)
but my mom's also feeling down. How can a birthday present make up for a lost vacation? She's specifically requested something pretty and frivolous -- I was thinking of something like these (the blue necklace, in particular)
since jewelry is always easier to buy (at least for me) than clothes. Any thoughts? Recommendations of stores in Manhattan that carry beautiful frivolous items for under $100?