Celebrating Mother’s Day – Where to Go and What to Do

Wild King 'White'' Salmon, Meyer Lemon Baby Vegetables, Truffle Honey at BOA (Photo Courtesy JS2 PR)
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As Mother’s Day approaches, Southern California gears up to celebrate and honor the extraordinary women who fill our lives with love, guidance, and boundless strength. From picturesque brunches overlooking the Pacific coastline to heartwarming community gatherings in charming towns, an array of events awaits to make this special day truly unforgettable. Whether you’re seeking a serene escape in nature or an indulgent culinary experience, Southern California offers a diverse range of options to suit every taste and preference, ensuring that mothers across the region feel cherished and appreciated.

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and those still needing plans to celebrate can look no further. Included below are a few spots for Angelenos to commemorate HER. 

Cabra Restaurant & Bar

Located atop The Hoxton in Downtown LA, Cabra Restaurant & Bar offers panoramic views of the LA skyline. Offering vibrant flavors of Peruvian-inspired cuisine, moms can enjoy a balanced brunch with dishes such as the Cabra omelette made with herby queso and a side of tomato-strawberry saladshrimp-hash pancake with pickled aji, yuzu tomato and a soft egg; and blueberry pancakes made with plantain sourdough and served with a side of pickled kumquats, espresso-cocoa nib crumble and hoisin-espresso maple syrup. Additionally, guests should not miss Cabra’s newest menu item, the Giant Empanada with maple sausage and sweet potato filling, served with a sunny-side egg, fruit and aji panca maple syrup. Before heading out, moms can stop by The Hoxton lobby to create their own bouquet of flowers from Black Leaf while supplies last. Reservations for Cabra can be made on the website or via resy.

Cabra Restaurant & Bar (Photo Courtesy JS2 PR)


Spend quality time with Mom at El Segundo’s Brazilian-Asian restaurant, Tapizon, with their brunch and all-day special, Scallop or Steak Risotto paired with Complimentary Toast. I recommend dining at their spacious patio to catch the El Segundo. Mom can happily indulge in Brunch favorites like the Crepioca made with grilled shrimp and cream cheese in a tapioca crepe and Tres Leches Cake made with strawberry sauce and pistachio brittle. To make a reservation at Tapizon, visit Yelp.

Tapizon (Photo Courtesy JS2 PR)

BOA Steakhouse

Treat Mom to the unforgettable brunch she deserves at BOA Steakhouse – West Hollywood, Santa Monica and Manhattan Beach – on Sunday, May 12 from 11 am to 3 pm. Priced at $95 per person, indulge in breakfast favorites, fresh salads, a seafood bar, carving stations, signature sides, desserts, and specialty cocktails. Walk-ins are welcome but reservations are recommended. 

BOA Steakhouse (Photo Courtesy JS2 PR)

If you are looking to take your mom out for a fun day to celebrate her, Voluspa’s Mother’s Day celebration at their flagship location at Fashion Island in Newport Beach is a must visit! 

To celebrate the day all about mom, customers are invited to sip on champagne while shopping Voluspa’s signature scents! Whilst shopping fragrances that are perfect for Mother’s Day like Wildflowers and Sparkling Cuvee customers can enjoy the in-store DJ and snack on light bites. Voluspa is also offering a complimentary Coconut Papaya Corta Maison Candle as a gift with purchase over $200.

XXV Gift Set

When: May 11th, 12 pm-4 pm

Where: Voluspa Store at Fashion Island

  • 245 Newport Center Dr, Suite 245 Newport Beach, CA 92660

Additional Offerings:

  • DJ 
  • Champagne + Light Bites
  • Complimentary Coconut Papaya Corta Maison Candle
    • *Gift with purchase $200 +

It is the final week of The Flower Fields 2024 season and we are excited to announce several reasons for a return visit befores spring turns to summer:

  • The Sea of Sunflowers has returned for its third appearance at The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch Spanning 5-acres, the Sea of Sunflowers patch showcases a dazzling array of colors, shapes, and sizes, all included with the price of your entry ticket. Of course, the Sea of Sunflowers is in addition to the millions of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus blooms spread across 50 acres of The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch, open daily between 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. through Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 12. 
  • Mother’s Day at The Flower Fields marks the final day of the “Spring into Color” season and will be spent honoring the cherished mothers in your life with a captivating display of flowers and enchanting performances throughout the day, featuring the colorful dancing of the Rancho Buena Vista High School’s Ballet Folklorico.
  • The Flower Fields Mother’s Day Bouquet Sale runs through through May 10th and is available for nationwide shipping! New this year, The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch has introduced a SPECIAL MOTHER’S DAY bouquet mixed with Alstroemeria, Delphinium, Ranunculus, Ruscus, Solidago and Sunflowers (Bouquet images here) Save $10 off at checkout now through May 10th. Discount is automatically applied at checkout. There is even the option to add a bottle of our 100% California olive oil, also grown at The Flower Fields!
  • Oceanside-based contemporary pop surrealist painter and muralist Michael Summers has completed his mural titled “Unexpected Joy” in The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch’s Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden at The Flower Fields. Locals and visitors to San Diego alike may have seen Michael Summers‘ famous Catnap mural in Carlsbad Village, but The Flower Fields piece features elephants set against the natural display at The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch: puffy clouds, rolling hills and of course… ranunculus flowers

Single ticket admission is $23 for adults, $21 for seniors 60+ and military, $14 for children 3–10, and free for children under three. Season passes are $48 for adults, $44 for seniors 60+, $28 for children 3–10, with group tours also available.. Advanced tickets are required and available for purchase by visiting https://www.theflowerfields.com/

(Photo Courtesy The Flower Fields)

Rose petals and motherly love are on the menu for Mother’s Day at Fuego as the waterfront indoor-outdoor restaurant celebrates Mother’s Day Brunches at Hotel Maya on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

White Truffle Risotto (Photo Courtesy Fuego)

Each Mother joining Fuego for brunch will receive a long-stem rose. Live Latin jazz by Francisco Reyes Latin Jazz Trio will also be performed each day from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

“Moms are honored with a red rose when they are seated for brunch in Fuego,” said Greg Guthrie, General Manager at Hotel Maya – a DoubleTree by Hilton. “Mother’s Day weekend will be a time for family and friends to share a delicious meal, spend time together and enjoy the beautiful weather and sensational sights and sounds from our waterfront patio.”

Executive Chef Victor Juarez’s Saturday and Sunday Mother’s Day Brunches feature Shareables like Fuego Guacamole & Fire Roasted Salsa, fresh avocado, onion, chile serrano, lime cilantro, fire roasted salsa and tortilla chips;Choriqueso with Oaxaca and Asadero fondue with chorizo, spinach, and fried corn tortillas; and Seafood Platter of oysters, shrimp, scallops, green mussels, Alaskan King Crab legs, citrus cocktail sauce, and horseradish aioli.

Fuego Tacos will be served with three soft corn tortilla tacos with the choice of Fuego Spiced Grilled Chicken, Cilantro Lime Skirt Steak, Grilled Fish and Vegetarian, along with a selection of cilantro, onions, pickled cabbage, fresh lime, salsa Verde, salsa roja, pico de gallo, and chipotle aioli.

Salads and On Bread dishes include an Heirloom Carrot Salad of tri-colored baby carrots, avocado, rajas, red onion, cilantro, crumbled Feta cheese, and lavender citrus vinaigrette; and Avocado Toast, grilled rustic bread, olive oil, smashed avocado, red onion jam, tomato and arugula, for an additional fee add smoked salmon or pastured eggs.

Mother’s Day main brunch delights include Pandulce French Toast with a stack of Brioche toast, fresh berries, Marcapone cheese, candied pecans, creama lechera and whipped cream; Al Pastor Chilaquiles with adobo-marinated pork, fried corn tortillas, salsa roja, Serrano cream and fried eggs; Ropa Vieja with Cuban-style braised short rib, black bean purée, crispy corn tortillas, pickled cabbage, caramelized plantains and Serrano cream; Fillet of Salmon with citrus guajillo sauce, forbidden black rice, shaved fennel, arugula and cucumber relish; and White Truffle Risotto made with crème Fraiche, Parmigiana Reggiano cheese, spinach, mushrooms, black beans, roasted corn and pico de gallo.

Delicious desserts include Vanilla Créme Brulée with fresh berries and caramelized sugar; and Key Lime Tart with flakey pastry tart shell, creamy lemon curd and liquor scented cream.

In addition, Fuego is celebrating Oregon Wine Month with featured Jackson Family Estate Wines from the Willamette Valley. Guests can treat mom to a glass of WillaKenzie Chardonnay and Pinot Noir or sip on Gran Moraine Rosé all day. Moms can also choose from a variety of signature cocktails which include Chilcano De Pisco with Barsol Pisco, blood orange, ginger ale, simple syrup, lime and bitters; Spicy Watermelon Margarita with El Jimador tequila, mela watermelon, lemon, lime and tajin rim; El Macua Martini with Flor de Cano rum, guava, orange, lemon and simple syrup; Azteca Old Fashioned with Casamigos Reposado tequila, union mescal, agave, Aztec chocolate bitters and orange peel; and Fuego Margarita with El Jimador tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and agave nectar. A variety of red, white and sparkling wines are available, along with beer on tap with Modelo Negra and Lauginitas IPA, and a variety of Imported, Craft and Domestic Bottles.

Fuego, the modern, Latin infused indoor-outdoor restaurant, and lounge, offers a unique seaside setting featuring 13-foot-tall glass walls that fully retract with seating on the patio area. Fuego’s stunning open-air views and expansive patio seating include the Pacific Ocean, Long Beach skyline and Queen Mary. Fuego restaurant is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.  For reservations, please call 562-481-3910 or visit https://www.hotelmayalongbeach.com/fuego-restaurant or https://www.opentable.com/fuego-maya-hotel.

Hotel Maya – a DoubleTree by Hilton is located at 700 Queensway Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802. For additional information or to make room reservations, please call 562-435-7676, visit http://www.hotelmayalongbeach.com, like http://www.facebook.com/hotelmaya or follow on http://www.Instagram.com/hotelmaya


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