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Five Ways To Celebrate Mother’s Day In Los Angeles

May 2, 2014 5:00 AM

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Pampering is the name of the game on Mother’s Day. Whether you take your mom to a great theater event, to enjoy a special meal or to get treated like a queen at a top spa in the City of Angels, this is the time to pull out all the proverbial stops. That said, the following are five places to do so.

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The Peninsula Beverly Hills
9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 551-2888
www.beverlyhills.peninsula.com

Taking a cue from this ultra luxury hotel company’s sister property in Hong Kong, The Peninsula Beverly Hills is all about service and pampering. So what better place to take your mother for a sublime treat than at this retreat’s in-house spa? The primping and prodding spot is located on the roof level and is ready with all kinds of rubs that the master masseurs use. At the beginning of this special session, the only problem for your mom will be in deciding which massage she should pick. What a dilemma!

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Pantages Theatre Hollywood
6233 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 468-1770
www.hollywoodpantages.com

Seeing good theater with your mom is always a memory in the making. For some fine fare on the boards in a house that has lots of eye candy even when nothing is going on on the stage, the opulent Pantages and its mesmerizing Art Deco architecture is a Hollywood great in and of itself. The last chance to see “The Book of Mormon” at this venue is on Mother’s Day (May 11). For sure, this stellar Mother’s Day idea gets a huge standing ovation.

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Bouchon Beverly Hills
235 N. Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 271-9910
www.bouchonbistro.com/beverlyhills

Sunday brunch on Mother’s Day at the Bouchon is an annual occasion some kids and their moms make a ritual of. When you’ve been once, you’ll likely want to come back for more. Enjoy everything from chicken and waffles, complete with Tahitian vanilla bean butter topped off with a mimosa, an authentic croque madame with your favorite soft drink or crab paired with a caviar starter.

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The Mani Pedi Parlor
12619 Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 339-2102
www.manipediparlor.com

A mani-pedi date with your mom gives you both great looking nails and the chance to catch up on all of the gossip without the rest of the family listening in on your news. Since the mantra at The Mani Pedi Parlor in Culver City is “let us pamper you,” this is obviously the ideal place in which to get your digits in fine form while enjoying the process in close proximity to the women who brought you into the world.

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Nic’s Martini Lounge
453 N. Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 550-5707
www.nicsbeverlyhills.com

If you’re going to make Mother’s Day a family affair, picking the perfect restaurant is most of the battle; that and making reservations far enough in advance. With those challenges in mind, why not choose the very popular Nic’s? Not only is owner Larry Nicola one of the friendliest restaurateurs in town (he’ll likely stop by your table and give your mom a compliment), but his menu – in what is known as a carefully conceived carte “where spa food and steaks are part of the martini culture” – is exciting, to say the least. Take advantage of the chance to visit Nic’s Vodbox, a walk-in freezer where faux fur-wearing participants are privy to a top-rate vodka tasting.

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TEST Los Angeles freelance travel writer Jane Lasky, contributes to publications such as Travel + Leisure, Vogue and Esquire. Her weekly sojourning column ran in 40 newspapers for 20 years. Jane is anything but an accidental tourist. Check out her articles on Examiner.com.

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