Five Ways To Celebrate Mother’s Day In OC

May 9, 2014 5:00 AM

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(credit: Ocean Day Spa)

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Mothers everywhere share a tight bond in the pleasure of enjoying a day devoted exclusively to themselves when Mother’s Day rolls around. And although many mothers are anticipating the standard set of flowers or a bottle of their favorite fragrance, others are hoping for a surprise from their offspring that exceeds expectations. This Mother’s Day, exceed mom’s expectations with these five ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in OC.
(credit: Crema Cafe)

(credit: Crema Cafe)


The Crema Cafe
322 Main St.
Seal Beach, CA 90740
(562) 493-2501
www.thecremacafe.com

Moms know what it’s like to cook and prepare a fine meal, after all they spent a considerable amount of time arranging dinner on kitchen countertops through the years. This Mother’s Day, make it her turn to be on the receiving end as she enjoys a decadent brunch at The Crema Cafe. Located in Seal Beach, The Crema Cafe is a European-inspired artisan bakery that serves breakfast and lunch, offering a full range of classic dishes. Mom will enjoy the inviting aromas of freshly baked goods emanating from the oven and the intimate setting that doesn’t allow for too many distractions. The savory menu is lined up with morning and afternoon delights, including pancakes, waffles, French toast, omelets, bistro salad, club sandwich and grilled salmon, all topped off with love.

(credit: Sensui New Beauty)

(credit: Sensui New Beauty)


Sensui New Beauty
1350 Pacific Coast Highway
Seal Beach, CA 90740
(562) 431-1772
www.sensuinewbeauty.com

A day at the spa sounds like time well spent this Mother’s Day, especially when mom celebrates her special day by being pampered from head to toe at Sensui New Beauty. This Seal Beach spa will give mom a chance to unwind, relax and reap the rewards for being such a great mom all those years. Mom will feel like a star when she receives the works, from body wraps and scrubs to Sensui’s signature massages and facials to a manicure and pedicure.

(credit: South Coast Plaza)

(credit: South Coast Plaza)


South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(800) 782-8888
www.southcoastplaza.com

Women love to shop more than they would care to confess. Thus taking mom on a shopping spree at South Coast Plaza this Mother’s Day would be the surprise celebration she would surely fawn over. Located in the heart of Costa Mesa, South Coast Plaza is among Orange County’s premiere shopping destinations. You can give mom a chance to select her own gift at the many sprawling stores located within the plaza. Whether mom chooses to be draped in luxury at Barneys New York Co-op or prefers a little sentimental token at Godiva Chocolatier, she will be sure to have plenty of gifting options to choose from at the more than 250 shops.

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(credit: Bowers Museum)

(credit: Bowers Museum)


Bowers Museum
2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706
(714) 567-3600
www.bowers.org

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a day full of fond memories, learning and discovery when you take your mom to the Bower’s Museum in Santa Ana. Touted as Orange County’s largest museum and attractions center, the Bowers Museum features a vast range of exhibitions, art presentations and events that take place periodically throughout the year. Mom will be enthralled as she discovers presentations like Beethoven the Great: A Musical Discovery presented by the Philharmonic Society of Orange County. Mom will also be amused by the other timely exhibitions, programs and events taking place at the museum this spring. For a list of events and tickets, visit the website.

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(credit: Newport Landing)


Cruise Newport Beach – Newport Landing
400 Main St.
Newport Beach, CA 92661
(949) 675-0551
www.cruisenewportbeach.com

Set sail with mom on an adventurous journey this Mother’s Day with a cruise from Cruise Newport Beach – Newport Landing Sunset Cruises. Just imagine a sunny spring day sailing by the beautiful oceanfronts of Newport Beach with mom as the two of you bond over childhood memories. Cruise Newport Beach – Newport Landing gives you the opportunity to create even more memories with its two cruise options. Watch the bright orange sun fall on the water during the nightly sunset cruise, which features live Spanish music, drink specials and free chips and salsa. Or, for a livelier atmosphere, try the early evening “Fiesta Newport Beach Cruise” with a lively Latin band, complimentary chips and salsa and drink specials.

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Barbara Akowuah is a freelance journalist based in Southern California. As a fashion examiner who is privy to style, Barbara loves to write about fashion and how it relates to the Los Angeles scene. Barbara loves to dish out the latest trends, style tips, and inside scoop. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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