For Giada De Laurentiis
, the best way to celebrate mother's day was a girls' week in New York with 3-year-old daughter, Jade Marie
"She's three years-old," the TV chef told PEOPLE at the Operation Smile
gala Thursday in New York. "It's at the time where everything is so fantastic and exciting for her, so I thought it would be really fun to spend mother's day week here, just she and I."
De Laurentiis, 40, brought Jade