Ladies, it’s been a tough year – world economy in turmoil, finances down the drain, household belt-tightening a fact of life for families across New Zealand… Don’t you deserve a break from this drudgery?

Well, gals, the ideal antidote is here. This Mother’s Day weekend, the 8th and 9th of May 2010, the Ellerslie Event Centre in the grounds of Auckland’s beautiful Ellerslie Racecourse plays host to Indulgence.

This two day show is billed as “everything a woman deserves” and boy, is that the truth! You want pampering? You got it. You want gourmet food, chocolaty sweet delights to tempt the taste buds, up to the minute fashion, and consultations with leading cosmetic experts? You’ll find it all at Indulgence.

Three Steps to Heaven

The Indulgence Show aims to satisfy the tastes of every woman. Watch out – your pleasure receptors are going to be assaulted from three distinct feminine directions!

Pure Indulgence

In the Pure Indulgence section smooth music will serenade you as you sample gourmet food from five of Auckland’s leading chefs. Featuring tantalising treats from Mollies, The Grove, Euro, Vinnies and Sidart, you’ll have to leave your Weight Watchers calorie counter at home for the day.

Want to do more than just remember this culinary extravaganza? No problem, as well as sampling boutique food and wine on site you can also buy it to take away and share with the family (if you can part with it!).

Sweet Indulgence

What better way to spoil yourself on Mother’s Day weekend than to indulge in a chocolate fantasy? In the Sweet Indulgence section you’ll be able to watch demonstrations by chocolatiers and marvel at the mouth-watering delights they produce.

It’s a world turned chocolate. Allow yourself, just this once, to ignore that nagging voice that says you shouldn’t, and set yourself free to sample chocolate creations from some of New Zealand’s top coco-based craftsmen, patisseries, restaurants and ice-cream gurus.

Self Indulgence

Nourish the mind and reward the body. In the Self Indulgence section you can listen to work from leading authors and poets, have a facial, relieve those aching tootsies with a foot massage, get your life on track with a life coach session, or beautify yourself with a cosmetic consultation or a new trinket or two.

You Want More?

All the above not quite enough? How about browsing the wares of fashion designers, coffee merchants and specialty food suppliers. You’ll find all of this and more along “Indulgence Road”.

Want a real treat for Mom? On Mother’s Day itself, Kerre Woodham will be hosting the Paper Plus High Tea (a.k.a Books & Bubbles) where authors Allyson Gofton, Peta Mathias, Nicky Pellegrino and Felicity Price will dispense literary conversation while you take the edge off with a glass of something fizzy. Running from 2pm to 4pm on the 9th of May, entry to the Paper Plus High Tea is by pre-purchased ticket only.

Added Extras at the Indulgence Show

Has hubby insisted on coming along? He hasn’t been forgotten. Highland Park is sponsoring The Gentleman’s Retreat where menfolk of legal age can enjoy the World of Whisky Experience.

Kids deserve some fun too. At Indulgence you’ll find activities for the nippers scheduled throughout both days (parental supervision is required, though).

Indulge Yourself

So what are you waiting for! Give in. Be extravagant. You deserve a reward for all the hard work you’ve put in this year. Head out to the Ellerslie Event Centre on the 8th and 9th of May and spoil yourself rotten.

For tickets and more information visit the official Indulgence website here.

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