Wine & Dine Mom this Mother’s Day Weekend

Mother’s Day is the time to honor our mothers and grandmothers. Be sure to treat your mom this Sunday and check out these fantastic places to spend time with the special woman in your life this Mother’s Day in La Jolla.

Marine Room

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Conveniently positioned in La Jolla at one of the more picturesque seaside locales in the entire world, people from all over San Diego and even from around the world have revered and honored the tradition of elegant dining at The Marine Room for well over 70 years. The La Jolla, San Diego landmark, is certainly one and the same one may equate with fine dining and a sophisticated environment. While the Pacific Ocean waves rush against the floor-length windows, patrons are coddled with definitive, award-winning cuisine. The experience is certainly one the special woman in your life will long remember. Where indeed but the The Marine Room located in pleasant La Jolla Shores might a mother be pampered and feel like the queen she is? The Marine Room is the definitive favored locale for an exquisite dining experience among San Diego visitors and residents alike, a place where each and every meal is truly an extraordinary time for mothers to celebrate and reminiscence years and years later.

Shores Restaurant

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For those seeking one of the better places to celebrate a delightful Sunday brunch for your special mother or wife, the Shores Restaurant is a fine choice to make. Aside from its remarkable Pacific Ocean view, patrons can hardly make a better choice than to make merriment at the Shores Restaurant. Fittingly situated smack right on the beach in the Spanish-style La Jolla Shores Hotel, The Shores Restaurant serves Sunday brunch and breakfast, lunch and dinner on a daily basis. And Mother’s Day is no different!

Brockton Villa 

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If you’ve never been to La Jolla or Brockton Villa, you’ve surely been missing out on a fantastic treat. Brockton Villa Restaurant is pleasantly situated in but one of La Jolla’s original beach cottages. The seaside location offers diners a striking and otherwise spectacular view overlooking La Jolla Cove. The notable dining establishment has a superb menu in store for those special women in your life this year. Make your reservations now and prepare to see the glow on that special mother’s face as she is treated like the veritable queen she is.


George’s at The Cove

Snuggled among the fantastic shops and galleries in La Jolla Village, and overlooking the spectacular Pacific Ocean coastline, George’s at the Cove provides the perfect ambiance to celebrate this year’s Mother’s Day. Treat your loved one to this spectacular entrée menu Reservations are suggested.

The Best Mother’s Day Activities this Weekend

Mother’s Day is that extra special time of the year to show your appreciation for the women that have profoundly touched your heart and affected your life in a positive way. Why not give her a treat, pamper her, and choose from several things she can enjoy this Mother’s Day weekend?


Mother’s Day Sunset Dinner Cruise

6 p.m., Hornblower Cruises and Events
Here’s a treat sure to thrill your sweetheart this Mother’s Day weekend. Take mom on a scenic three-hour yacht cruise of the San Diego Bay! The cruise price consists of a private table, a special three course seated dinner, ongoing entertainment by a DJ, and, finally, an absolutely spectacular sunset view of lovely downtown San Diego and the bay. Tickets begin at $79.

Mother’s Day Brunch San Diego Zoo Safari Park

10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The weather looks spectacular this weekend and what better day to take mom to enjoy something different for a change? The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is having a Mother’s Day brunch Sunday May 14. The special brunch and all day pass for adult non-members is $98.95, $46.95 for members. If you’re bring the kiddos along, non-member prices are $60.95 and $18.95 for members.

La Valencia Mother’s Day Brunch

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Here’s a perfect way to pamper that exceptional mom with all you can drink mimosas and a memorable champagne brunch in La Jolla. The Mother’s Day brunch at THE MED Ocean View Restaurant features live entertainment from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in addition to an extravagant Mother’s Day menu. Breakfast classics, savory small bites, and tasty treats are but a small token to demonstrate your appreciation for that extraordinary mom in your life. Reservations are suggested at (858) 454-0771.

Ragtime: j Company Youth Theatre

7:45 p.m. David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre, La Jolla

After a day of treating mom to an awesome brunch in La Jolla, why not plan on wrapping up the special day by treating her to the J Company theatre production of Ragtime, an emotional performance that captures the essence of the American experience at the turn of the 20th century. Located at the David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre at 4126 Executive Dr, La Jolla, non-member tickets are $19.

Mother’s Day Helicopter Tour

Corporate Helicopters, San Diego

Give mom an exciting and memorable Mother’s Day gift this year – a helicopter tour of the stunning San Diego coastline! Her heart will soar as an experienced pilot provides a breathtaking view from above of magnificent Torrey Pines, Crystal Pier, Tourmaline Beach, La Jolla Cove and Mission Bay. The approximately 18-minute exhilarating tour is reasonably priced at $199 for up to 3 passengers.

La Jolla Weekend Events May 9-11

Another lovely weekend – and Mother’s Day! – is already upon us, and it’s going to be a beautiful one. If you’re looking for something to do on Mother’s Day or otherwise, you’ve come to the right place! Check out this timeline of La Jolla weekend events May 9-11 to start planning now. 
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Women Rule on Upper Girard

Women Rule on Upper Girard

Did you know that fifteen out of twenty-two businesses in upper Girard are owned and operated by women? This is a recent discovery made by fellow business owner, Elizabeth Allen from Elizabeth Allen Atelier on upper Girard. She thought that this was rather interesting and decided that in an effort to draw attention to this end of the avenue, as well as celebrate these female entrepreneurs and women in general, to organize “women rule on upper Girard”!

Bibi Kasrai

Bibi Kasrai

Thirteen participating businesses will offer female shoppers a “treat” (discounts, raffle tickets, freebies!). One of the participating businesses is the Harvard Cookin’ Girl, which offers cooking classes for all ages and palettes. Owner and founder, Bibi Kasrai, started her business out of her home garage in 2009. Kasrai began her business as an after school enrichment curriculum program for school children. Kasrai successfully connected with the children by introducing them to fun and healthy meals. Her creative and fun way of teaching appealed to kids and parents alike which helped grow her business.

Kasrai’s success and growing demand allowed her to open up her current store-front on upper Girard in 2010. Kasrai recalls that back then, uppper Girad was a “ghost town”. But over the last couple of years she has seen it turn around with new businesses opening up and seeing more shoppers on her end of the street. This change can be attributed to the many female entrepreneurs that have opened up their businesses on upper Girard.

Harvard Cookin’ Girl also offers corporate cookery, birthday events, and fun camps year-round. Some of their popular cooking events include Iron Chef, Spontaneous Monday and Ethnic Foods cooking. Check out their Summer Camp series which starts June 17th and runs thru August 23rd for children between the ages of 4-13. Stop by the Harvard Cookin’ Girl during the “Women Rule on Upper Girard” event on May 11th for free cookies and enter their raffle for a chance to attend an iron chef competition!

Find yourself at upper Girard for this special event on Saturday, May 11th from 12pm to 5pm on upper Girard Avenue in La Jolla.

For a complete list of participating businesses, including discounts and special offers please visit, Upper Girard Shopping Event Participating Businesses.

For more information about this event please contact, Elizabeth Allen at

Upper Girard Shopping Event Participating Businesses

Women Rule on Upper Girard is Saturday, May 11th from 12pm to 5pm on upper Girard Avenue in La Jolla. Below are the participating businesses for this event and their special promotion that will be offered ONLY on May 11th.

ARMONES CORE CONNECTION: coupon for a free class and a discount on massages. Both are subject to availability.
ARRICIA ITALIAN MARKET: $2 off any soup, salad or sandwich.
ELIZABETH ALLEN ATELIER: free lip balm with every $30 purchase.
GIRARD NAIL & SKIN CARE: coupon for $2 off any service (over $10).
GRACIE & CO: enter a raffle for $100 gift certificate.
HARVARD COOKIN’ GIRL: free cookies and a raffle to attend an iron chef competition.
PANNIKIN: $1 regular coffee.
RICA BOUTIQUE: a super sale, free drinks and a special surprise for all.
ROSS THIELE & SON: enter a raffle for a one-hour design consultation.
SYMPHONY HOME DÉCOR: 25% off plus a $50 gift card to a neighboring Boutique with purchases over $500.
TALISA HAIR & BOUTIQUE: enter raffle for a free hair cut and blow dry.
MY ART SHED: Free Family Art 12-4pm, plus free lesson giveaways and prizes. ‘Create and Play, the My Art Shed way!’
THE FADED AWNING: enter a raffle for $50 gift certificate.

For more information about this event please contact, Elizabeth Allen at

Mother’s Day Flowers | Online | Delivery

Mother’s Day is Sunday May 13th 2012 and the day wouldn’t be complete without a beautiful flower arrangement. Order your flowers online with same day delivery in La Jolla and throughout San Diego. Many have an option to add additional gifts such as a box of chocolates, balloons or a stuffed animal.

Whether you are looking for cheap yet beautiful flower bouquet or an extravagant flower arrangement you can find it all at any of these fine flower shops. Here are a few beautiful Mother’s Day arrangements we picked out from our local La Jolla Floral shops.

Martha at Heart by Adelaide’s Florists. Tulips and spray Roses bouquet presented in a tall silver mint-julip style cup. $75

Spring Mix by Bridget’s Blooms. A Spring mix bouquet of flowers starting at $45.

Enchanted Cottage by Bloomers of La Jolla. White roses and spray roses, lavender stock and waxflower, arranged in a clear glass vase with purple ribbon. Starting at $62.95.

Cotton Candy by Potts By Patt. Pink roses, spray roses and miniature carnations, white button spray chrysanthemums, lavender limonium and green pittosporum in a glass vase wrapped with a pink satin ribbon. Starting at $34.95.