Looking for a way to celebrate Mom on Mother’s Day? You don’t need to venture far in the South Bay to help make your mom’s day special.
Burke Williams: Three choices of spa packages are available through May 13: Moms can “Relax” with a Spa Pedicure and choice of a 50-minute Burke Williams Massage or a 50-minute Spa Style Facial with peel for only $145 ($180 value). A second choice is to “Escape” with a Spa Pedicure, a 50-minute Burke Williams Massage and a 50-minute Spa Style Facial with peel, all for $245 ($310 value). Mothers and daughters can share a relaxing experience “For Two” and each enjoy a Spa Pedicure with choice of a 50-minute Burke Williams Massage or a 50-minute Spa Style Facial with peel for just $275 ($360 value). 2733 Pacific Coast Highway, Torrance. 310-803-5550 (also at other Burke Williams locations in Southern California).
Elegance Boutique Spa: Champagne brunch and gardening workshop by Home Grown Edible Landscapes. This informational workshop will uncover the health and beauty benefits of many of your favorite plants and their hidden aromatherapy qualities. Attendees also receive a spa goodie bag and 15 percent off on pre-paid spa treatments. Featuring brunch from Four Daughters Kitchen. 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. $30. Register online. Elegance Boutique Spa, 3516 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach. 310-546-5610.
Fleming’s Steakhouse & Wine Bar: Mother’s Day brunch. From 11:30 am to 3:00 pm, enjoy brunch for the whole family with a special three-course brunch menu (and additional kids’ brunch menu). Extra bonus: Mom gets a $25 gift card toward a future meal. $34.95 per guest. 2301 Rosecrans Avenue, El Segundo. 310-643-6911.
Paciugo Gelato: Free gelato for Mom. Bring your mom to Paciugo in Hermosa Beach on Mother’s Day and get a free Piccolo gelato for Mom – and pick up one of these cool Mom/gelato-spoon tattoos while you’re at it. 1034 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach. 310-379-2525.
Portofino Hotel: Mother’s Day Brunch at the Ocean. Starting at 10:00 am, enjoy free-flowing sparkling wine, extensive brunch options, a “Bloody Mary Buffet,” and ocean views. $52/person for adults; $24/person for kids ages 5 to 12; kids under 5 eat free. 260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach. Call for reservations: 310-798-5874.
South Coast Botanic Garden: Bring your own picnic and enjoy Mother’s Day at the South Coast Botanic Garden with the whole family. The upper and lower meadow areas will be open for picnicking just for the day. Tram tours are available at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm for $4/person. From 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm the Palos Verdes Symphonic Band will play a “big band” concert. Regular garden admission rates apply. 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula. (310) 544-1948.
Shade Hotel: Shade presents “The Mother of All Brunches.” Seating from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm (last seating). $45 per person, includes free mimosa for Mom; $25 per person for kids 10 and under. 1221 N. Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach. Call Shaunna to reserve: 310-406-6801.
Terranea: Mother’s Day brunch. Terranea’s wide-ranging brunch menu includes omelets and eggs, pancakes, Asian selections, seafood, charcuterie, cheeses and meats. A special kids’ buffet features pasta, chicken fingers, mac and cheese, and an extensive sundae bar. 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm; Adults $85 inclusive (includes sparkling wine); kids ages 5 to 10 eat for $40; kids under age 5 eat for free. Register online. 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes. 310-265-2800.
Whale & Ale: Mother’s Day Brunch in San Pedro. Enjoy selections from a wide-ranging British-themed brunch menu; every mother gets a complimentary glass of Champagne. 327 W. 7th Street, San Pedro. Call for reservations: 310-832-0363.
Last but not least, for those who have lost their mother but wish to honor her, Torrance Memorial Medical Center is hosting a “Memories of Mother” celebratory tea on Saturday, May 12, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The event (for ages 14 and over) will include small group discussions, refreshments and musical performances. Guests are invited to bring photos and mementos; guests are also invited to wear a hat in the tradition of teatime. Donations are welcome, with proceeds to benefit Torrance Memorial Hospice. The event is free but reservations are required. 3330 Lomita Blvd., Torrance, CA. (310) 517-4694.