Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mother's Day...Are You Ready?

Choose to celebrate Mother's Day with your special honoree in Oakland! There are some really cool events, places to dine and shops to get something special. Below are a few recommendations. Support your local businesses and ENJOY!!! Love you Mom :-)

Spend Time
Check the Oakland's Own Calendar to add these events and more to your calendar!

Mother's Day Champagne Brunch Cruise on the Bay
USS Potomac
540 Water Street
11:30a - 1:30p
Celebrate with your honoree cruising the beautiful Bay over a catered brunch and mimosas

Mother's Day Movie and Brunch
The New Parkway Theater
474 24th Street
11a - 3p
Make it a Joan Crawford kind of day with a screening of Milred Pierce and Mommie Dearest

Mother's Day High Tea
Dunsmuir Mansion
2960 Peralta Oaks Court
12p - 4p
A fancy traditional tea on the beautiful lush grounds of the Dunsmuir estate. Another reason to wear that Kentucky Derby hat!

Give Gifts
Pimlico Place
4168 Piedmont Ave.
Mon-Sat 11a - 7p; Sun 11a - 5p
Unique pieces from all over the world, cleverly curated in this small boutique. There is something for every sophisticated honoree. Gift Certificates available

Collage Clothing Lounge
3344 Lakeshore Ave
Mon-Fri 11a-7p; Sat 10a-7p;  Sun 11a-6p
Quality clothing and accessories for a trendy honoree and the staff is extremely helpful

Bells & Whistles
2011 MacArthur Blvd.
Tues-Sat 11a - 6p; Sun 12p - 5p
Artistic gifts by local artists

The Oakland Chocolate Co.
3228 Helen Street (mailing address)
638 2nd Street (kitchen, by appointment only)
Their non-traditional Jamaican chocolate confections can be found at the Old Oakland Farmers Market on Fridays, Mandela Foods Coop and the Montclair Farmers Market on Sunday.

Moonstar Florist
288 11th Street
Mon-Fri 9a - 5p; sat 9a - 4p; Sun 10a - 2p
Get advice and amazing customer service on all of your flower needs for celebrating this weekend.

Wine & Dine
Reservations HIGHLY recommended for all locations below

Mother's Day Champagne Brunch
The Terrace Room
1800 Madison Street
11a - 4p
Fantastic view of Lake Merritt and buffet brunch

Mother's Day Dinner
Marica Restaurant
5301 College Ave
5:30p - 9:15p
Exquisite seafood dining experience. Smaller parties are more likely to get a reservation.

Mother's Day Brunch & Dinner
Pican Restaurant
2295 Broadway
11a - 8p
Sophisticated southern soul food prix fixe dining in celebration of the mother in your life.

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