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Mother’s Day at Mimi’s Cafe

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Dining, Mother's Day | 0 comments

 We dined as a guest of the venue There are so many choices when it comes to dining out on Mother’s Day. This year, we celebrated Mother’s Day a little early by having a three-course meal at our local Mimi’s Cafe. I first fell in love with Mimi’s Cafe at a young age when my grandparents would take me out for dinner at Mimi’s to celebrate special occasions. As the years have passed, and my grandparents are no longer here to celebrate with me, it makes me feel closer to them by bringing my family to dine at their favorite restaurant. It makes my heart happy to know that I created so many special memories at Mimi’s Cafe, and I now get to create new memories with my children at this special dining destination. For Mother’s Day, Mimi’s Cafe...

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Celebrate Mother’s Day at Sea

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Dining, Holiday, Mother's Day | 0 comments

 We dined as a guest of the venue One of my favorite ways to celebrate Mother’s Day is being close to the ocean. This year, my husband gave me the gift of taking me out for a romantic Hornblower dinner cruise in Newport Harbor, and it was one of the best Mother’s Day gifts I have ever received. We had recently gone on a Hornblower brunch cruise, and my husband knew how much I enjoyed that afternoon. Last weekend, he told me to get dressed up, and we were going out somewhere special to celebrate Mother’s Day. The minute that we arrived at the Hornblower dock in Newport Beach, I was overwhelmed with delight. I couldn’t wait to experience Hornblower at night. We walked up to the boat where the staff took a commemorative photo, and the captain welcomed...

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Celebrate Mother’s Day in Dana Point Harbor

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Events, Holiday, Mother's Day | 0 comments

 Sponsored The County of Orange, OC Parks, and Dana Point Harbor invite families to spend Mother’s Day weekend enjoying ocean activities, delicious dining and more at Dana Point Harbor. The weekend of May 13 – 14 will welcome a calendar of special activities including an art sale, trunk show, brunch menus and marine events. Known as the “Whale Capital of the West” Dana Point Harbor is home to many activities perfect for celebrating Mother’s Day, including whale watching, parasailing, sailing and more. Families can also enjoy shopping in Dana Point Harbor during the weekend-long Mother’s Day Fine Art Show from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. under the outdoor pergola. Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend at Dana Point Harbor and experience the ultimate springtime adventure. For more information visit...

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Give Mom the Gift of Zen on Mother’s Day

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Beauty, Giveaways, Health, Mother's Day | 11 comments

 Sponsored The best gift that you can give a Mom on Mother’s Day is the gift of relaxation and zen. I celebrated Mother’s Day a little earlier this year by getting a relaxing spa treatment at my local Burke Williams Day Spa. Burke Williams is my go-to place for a relaxing treatment in a beautiful atmosphere. I normally have massages at least once a month to help with the stress of being a mom to three active children, but because of my recent breast surgery at CosmetiCare, it had been six months until I felt comfortable enough to have a relaxation massage. When I went into the room to have my treatment, the massage therapist took her time to use pillows around my chest to ensure that I was 110% comfortable laying on my stomach before starting the massage....

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The Best Places in Orange County for Mother’s Day Brunch

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Best of OC, Dining, Family, Featured, Mother's Day | 0 comments

  Pamper Mom this year by bringing the family together to enjoy a celebratory meal on Mother’s Day. We have compiled a listing of the best places to take Mom for Mother’s Day Brunch in Orange County. Three-Course Mother’s Day Brunch at Three Seventy Common Kitchen+Drink 370 Glenneyre Laguna Beach, CA 92651 Phone: 949.494.8686 370common.com Sunday, May 14, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Chef Ryan Adams’ team will please mothers and their families with a Three-Course Brunch. First Course selections include Tomato Soup with spring vegetable grilled cheese, Salmon BLT Salad and Avocado Toast with crab, radish, pancetta and cheddar. Second Course choices are Asparagus Ramp Frittata, Spring Scramble with chicken confit, cheese, vegetables and herbs, Crab Cake Benedict and more. And, For the Table: bacon, sausage and skillet potatoes. For Dessert: Toasted Honey Cake with citrus frosting,...

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Best Places for Mother’s Day Brunch in Orange County

Posted by on Apr 12, 2016 in Dining, Family, Featured, Holiday, Mother's Day | 0 comments

  Celebrate your mom on Mother’s Day by taking her to enjoy a beautiful Sunday brunch at one of these premier Orange County dining destinations. She is guaranteed to have an unforgettable Mother’s Day while dining at one of these best places for Mother’s Day brunch in Orange County. Fairmont Newport Beach 4500 MacArthur Blvd Newport Beach, CA 92660 Phone:(949) 476-2001 Mother’s Day Brunch will be served on Sunday, May 8, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. in Citrus at Fairmont Newport Beach. The brunch features a salad and appetizer buffet, table side entrée selections and decadent dessert buffet. Menu items include a Dungeness crab frittata, slow roasted peppered New York strip loin and handmade English pea raviolis. Bring the whole family and the children can enjoy their very own buffets and tableside entrée selections. Mother’s Day Brunch...

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Special Mother’s Day Event Brings Joy to Children at CHOC Children’s Hospital

Posted by on May 11, 2015 in Events, Holiday, Mother's Day | 0 comments

 Mother’s Market & Kitchen came to CHOC Children’s Hospital to help children being cared for at the hospital make floral arrangements for their Mother’s. Over 150 children got to select flowers, ribbons and cards with the help from the staff at Mother’s Market & Kitchen on May 7th. For the children who were being treated in the ICU or isolation were provided with silk flowers to make gifts for their Moms. The special event brought joy and happiness to the children and Moms at CHOC Children’s Hospital. “We wanted to bring Mother’s Day to those children who can’t go out and shop with a parent or make a gift at school because they’re being hospitalized,” said Deborah Rubino, assistant to the chairman of the board, Mother’s Market & Kitchen. “Mother’s Day is a beautiful time to celebrate the mother’s...

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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Mother’s Day Giveaway

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Deals, Dining, Featured, Giveaways, Holiday, Mother's Day, Uncategorized | 17 comments

  Looking for somewhere fun to have dinner on Mother’s Day? Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament is celebrating Moms this year by offing free tickets for Moms on all shows from now until Sunday, May 10th when accompanied by one full-paid adult admission. The fun doesn’t stop there! As a bonus – spoil your Mom! For just $20 more, guests can add a special Mother’s Day package. The special package includes a photo of “Queen Mom,” Cape and Mom’s choice of a champagne mimosa or cider in a souvenir champagne glass. To take advantage of this special offer and complimentary ticket for Mom – please mention the code MOMWEB at the time of purchase. Just because Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament loves OC Moms, they are offering us two tickets to giveaway to one OC Mom for Mother’s Day....

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Escape the Ordinary Mother’s Day in Anaheim

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Featured, Holiday, Mother's Day | 1 comment

  Mom’s not a high tea connoisseur or spa aficionado? She likes action & adventure more than pampering & primping? We’ve compiled a great list of “living on the edge” activities here in Anaheim that are perfect to celebrate that unconventional mom of yours. 1. Swing It Trapeze: If your mom is the ringmaster of the house, then take her to real life circus school atSwingIt Trapeze! This once-in-a-lifetime course allows you to learn to trapeze, regardless of age and if you are a beginner or advanced. 2. K1 Speed: Indoor go-kart racing: If your mother lives life in the fast lane, gift her with an unforgettable, adrenaline-pumping experience at K1 Speed in Anaheim. Live out your dreams as a professional racecar driver as you both go up to 45mph in electric karts. 3. Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center: Does...

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Burke Williams Mother’s Day Giveaway

Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Beauty, Family, Featured, Giveaways, Mother's Day | 36 comments

  We love all our OC Mom readers, and we are thrilled to host a Burke Williams Mother’s Day relaxation giveaway. Burke Williams is a premier place to treat yourself to a day of pampering and relaxation on Mother’s Day. Just in time for the special day, the day spa is offering three special Mother’s Day packages designed for ultimate relaxation. The Mother’s Day packages introduce Burke Williams’ new elegant Italian Mandarin Gold Pedicure. The indulgent service begins with harmonizing Italian Mandarin Sugar Scrub to exfoliate, Honey Heels Glaze and the luminizing, deeply moisturizing Italian Mandarin Body Butter for the ultimate renewal. The service concludes with the new Gold Polish in the color of your choice that dries instantaneously for the perfect pedi. Moms will…. “Relax” with the Italian Mandarin Gold Pedicure and choice of a 50-minute Pure Relaxation...

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Mother’s Day Celebrations in Orange County

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Events, Featured, Holiday, Mother's Day | 2 comments

  Don’t miss the chance to celebrate the most important woman in your life – Mom! These premier locations in Orange County are helping to making celebrating your Mom extra special by hosting special Mother’s Day Celebrations. Teen Project’s Second Annual Teen Project Fashion Show Benefit The Westin South Coast Plaza 686 Anton Boulevard Costa Mesa, CA 92626 You’re invited to Teen Project’s Second Annual Teen Project Fashion Show Benefit on Sunday, May 10 at 5 pm at the rooftop deck of The Westin South Coast Plaza. The Teen Project is dedicated to providing teens within the foster care system across the nation the necessary tools and support of an intact family to successfully transition into adulthood. Guests will enjoy live entertainment, delicious appetizers, food and dessert stations, and fabulous opportunity drawings. The Fashion Show will feature your favorite...

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Rad Moms Who Skateboard Host Mighty Mama Skate-O-Rama

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Events, Family, Giving Back, Mother's Day | 0 comments

  What is cooler than Moms on skateboards? A group of OC Moms have been hosting a charity event on Mother’s Day called the Mighty Mama Skate-O-Rama. The fundraising event helps to benefit low-income families who have children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. All Moms are invited to participate in this special event at the Etnies Skatepark in Lake Forest on May 10th. There is no cost to attend the event, however, there is a cost for entering the skatepark. Raffle tickets will be sold during the event to help raise funds for the local nonprofit. Grab your skateboard, helmet, knee pads and meet us...

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Stained Glass Butterfly Cookies

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Easter, Family, Holiday, Mother's Day, Recipes | 0 comments

 It is Springtime and the best time to make sweet treats for your kids. Woman’s Day Magazine has been one of our favorite resources to be inspired to make delicious and creative treats with our children, and this months issue is packed full of a great recipes for Spring and Mother’s Day. Now that the temperature is rising, and the flowers are back in bloom this adorable dessert will bring the outdoors right into your kitchen! Stained glass butterfly cookies Active: 1 hr 30 min – Total: 2 hr 30 min Makes: About 6 dozen · 2 ¾ cups of all-purpose flour · ½ tsp baking powder · ¼ tsp kosher salt · 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature · ¾ cup of granulated sugar · 1 large egg · 1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract...

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Guide at Whole Foods Market

Posted by on May 9, 2014 in Mother's Day, Shopping | 0 comments

 Sponsored Don’t have anything special for your mom yet? Don’t worry. Whole Foods Market has one of the best selections of unique and personal gifts to make your mom feel extra special on Mother’s Day. Not only will you find the perfect gift for mom at Whole Foods Market, but you will also be supporting local and small businesses in our area. I shop at Whole Foods Market at least 3x a week, and I picked-out all my favorite Mother’s Day gift ideas to help you with finding the perfect gift for your mom this year. Moms love learning about new ways to live a healthy lifestyle, and Whole Foods Market has a wide variety of books to choose from. One of our favorite things to treat mom to is the soaps sold at Whole Foods Market. Pick out...

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Surprise Mom with Flowers and Berries on Mother’s Day

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Family, Holiday, Mother's Day, Shopping | 0 comments

  Have you gotten something for your mom for Mother’s Day yet? With Mother’s Day just days away, Pro flowers and Shari’s Berries are here to help send a perfect gift to show your Mom how much she means to you on Mother’s Day. Earlier this week, I was sent a beautiful arrangement of roses from Pro Flowers for Mother’s Day. My home filled with the beautiful aroma from the fresh cut long stem roses after opening the box. I carefully unwrapped the delicate tissue that was wrapped around the roses and placed them in my favorite glass vase. I found the perfect place to admire the roses during the week and every time I looked at them, I was reminded of how much I love being a mom. Along with the flowers came a beautiful box sealed with...

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Treat Mom to Lunch at Ways & Means Oyster House (Giveaway)

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Dining, Featured, Giveaways, Mother's Day | 17 comments

 Before having children, Mother’s Day, was all about our Moms. My husband and I would treat our Moms to a day of pampering to show them how much we love them. Now that we have children, Mother’s Day is centered around my children pampering me. We never want to forget to pamper our Moms and thank them for all that they have done for us over the years, so this year, we will be treating our Moms to lunch at one of our favorite local restaurants, Ways & Means Oyster House, the days leading up to Mother’s Day weekend. If you have not been to Ways & Means in Old Towne Orange yet, now is the time. It is one of the most beautiful restaurants, with excellent service, who will help you to spoil your Mom when bringing her...

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