Still trying to figure out what to do on Mother’s Day? If you’re looking for a way to really “wow” mom this year, this week’s Dinner & A Show pairing should do the trick.

Start the day with the 25th Annual Art Fair at Laumeier, which runs from Fri., May 11, to Sun., May 13, at the Laumeier Sculpture Park. This juried art fair – which features 150 artists exhibiting their vision through ceramics, photography, jewelry, glass and many other media – will keep mom and your whole family exploring among the permanent installations that grace the park. The music and live entertainment will create an overall ambiance that will leave your mom feeling happy and fulfilled.

That could be the end to a perfect day, but there is a way to really put a cherry on top: a journey just 7 miles down the road to Serendipty Homemade Ice Cream.

A favorite at Serendipity – and top seller on Mother’s Day - is the Dipstik, which may look familiar but it’s far from ordinary. Each cone is crafted from a thin, crisp, housemade waffle, which is then topped with a generous scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream. Each Dipstick is then dipped in either milk chocolate or dark chocolate and rolled in salted almonds. And yes, each waffle cone includes a little treat in the bottom.

Should mom want something a little more ooey, gooey, she should go for Nana’s Strudel. A hearty scoop of cinnamon ice cream sits happily in a waffle bowl. It’s topped with apples and caramel, salted almonds, whipped cream and, yes, a cherry. This dessert is bite after bite of sheer pleasure.

What mom wouldn’t say, “wow,” after a day like this?


Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream, 8130 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, 314.962.2700,


Art Fair at Laumeier, Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, 314.615.5278, Sunset Hills. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 11, and children under 6 are free. For directions and fair program, visit

Amy Burdge writes Eat It, St. Louis!, a blog dedicated to the pure love of food, the artistry and passion of those who create it and the sheer experience it provides.

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