6 Things to Do With Your Mom This Mother’s Day
After years of changing your diapers, bandaging your boo-boos and putting up with your teen angst, it’s no wonder moms get their own special day! And while 24 hours simply isn’t enough time to show them the love they deserve, we can still try. But before you go hunting for the perfect gift, we’ve pieced together a list of six ways to make mom feel extra special this Mother’s Day. From brunch by the bay to a shopping spree at Lido Marina Village, these Newport Beach activities are sure to put a smile on her face.
Brunch with a view? Sign us up! This Mother’s Day, VEA Newport Beach is offering a savory brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the stunning Marea Canvas ballroom. Guests will indulge in a spread of culinary delights, including custom omelets, classic breakfast dishes, a sushi and raw bar, carving stations and decadent desserts. With sweeping views of the coastline and live entertainment, the newly rebranded VEA Newport Beach is the perfect place to celebrate with family. Reservations are required and can be made here.
Shop ‘til You Drop at Lido Marina Village
Remember all those back-to-school shopping sprees? Well, it’s time to return the favor(s). Moms have a knack for putting everyone first, so let’s make it all about her this Mother’s Day! Head to Lido Marina Village for a retail day by the bay, where she can leisurely browse through the center’s unique collection of shops. With stylish boutiques like Faherty, elysewalker, Jenni Kayne and Cynthia Rowley, she’s bound to find some chic summer staples!
Celebrate the mama in your life with a special “Pretty in Pink” painting experience curated by local Newport Beach artist Timree Gold! This event will surely bring out your creative sides as you snack on small bites and sip on bubbles and fresh-squeezed juices. The class will take place at the beautiful Lido House hotel, and each ticket includes painting supplies and an apron. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get artsy with Mom!
Explore the Spring Beauty of Roger’s Gardens
If your mom is always on the go and could use a bit of leisure time, nothing calms the soul like an afternoon at Roger’s Gardens. This Corona del Mar destination functions as a plant nursery, gift shop and gardening center and even houses an on-site restaurant. Spend some time with Mom strolling through Roger’s Gardens‘ curated collection of home goods, gifts and accessories. Then, sit down to an alfresco brunch at Farmhouse, where she can indulge in spring offerings like the Citrus Marmalade-Stuffed French Toast, Baked Shakshuka, fresh Bloody Marys and more.
Splurge on Self-Care at The Spa at Pelican Hill
Nothing says “I love you” like a day at the spa! If your mom could use some pampering, give her the gift of a 60-minute Renewal Therapeutic Massage at The Spa at Pelican Hill. This soothing treatment uses varying pressure and strokes to relieve anxiety and soothe the mind and muscles. Essential oils like lavender, vetiver, clary sage, sweet orange and sweet marjoram create an aromatic experience that’ll have her saying, “ahhh.”
Visit the Corona del Mar Farmers’ Market
For over 22 years, the Corona del Mar Farmers’ Market has been a vibrant part of the Newport Beach community. This open-air market is the ideal place to stroll with mom this Mother’s Day weekend and show support for nearby farms. Browse through a range of goods, including freshly picked vegetables, pastries, flower bouquets and more. The market meets at the junction of Marguerite and PCH and runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, so plan accordingly!
Written by: Kaylin Waizinger