Celebrating Mom

Mother’s Day is around the corner, and although she loves the macaroni necklace you created 20+ years ago, maybe it’s time to step up your game this year. The Sunset Strip provides you with lots of options whether you are looking to splurge, share in a little spa time, receive shopping perks or just enjoy a leisurely brunch with free-flowing champagne. You can customize the day to fit your mom.



Special Masterclass: Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea
Learn how to create the perfect English afternoon tea from the master’s at Gordon Ramsay. Make fluffy scones and decadent pastries, find out how to select the right tea blend and learn proper British etiquette. Classic afternoon tea will be served at the end of class. This special Masterclass is Saturday, May 8 from noon – 3 p.m. Price is $350 for two people. Space is limited and reservations are required. Contact 310-358-7788 or GordonRamsayWH@LuxuryResorts.com to reserve a spot. www.thelondonwesthollywood.com


Mom’s Retreat at Mondrian
 This package includes Studio Suite with $100 spa credit, two complimentary cocktails at ADCB and complimentary overnight parking. Rates start at $295. To reserve this package, call 800.606.6090 or book online at www.mondrianhotel.com with promo code "SPSAMP". www.mondrianhotel.com


Queen Mum Package at The London West Hollywood
Roll out the red carpet for Mum with this Mother’s Day package featuring pampering and attentive service she deserves on her special day. The package includes:
– Spacious suite accommodations
– Daily breakfast per adult from the Breakfast Table in the Boxwood Café by Gordon Ramsay
– Welcome amenity of champagne and chocolate
– Choice of either manicure OR pedicure in the Alex Roldan Salon
Priced from $399 per night. Valid for check-in May 7-8. For hotel reservations, visit www.thelondonwesthollywood.com  or call 866-282-4560




Complimentary Brunch for First-Time Moms & Grandmas at RH at Andaz
To celebrate Mother’s Day, RH at Andaz West Hollywood, and Executive Chef Sebastien Archambault will offer a very special set menu, served family style with initial amusements to be offered directly from the communal RH counters. A complimentary bellini will be offered to every adult dining at RH as well as complimentary meals for first-time mothers and first-time grandmothers alike (The promotion requires one paying adult per complimentary meal.) Prices for the brunch are $55 for adults and $20 for children (tax and gratuity not included). Served May 9 from from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   

RH’s Mothers Day menu includes:

Tasty self-serve options from the RH kitchen counters such as spring market salads, Prince Edward Island mussels and oysters, Pata Negra ham cured 36 months, artisan cheeses from Cowgirl Creamery with homemade marmalades. A choice of slow braised beef cheek, roasted veal chop, or seared halibut served family style at each table with artichokes, roasted potatoes, or green beans. Guests will also receive a choice of a seasonal berry bellini, a colorful variety of Sprinkles Cupcakes, Chef Sebastien’s traditional hazelnut waffles, or homemade crepes with choices of fillings and homemade ice creams. www.andaz.com


Alfresco Mother’s Day Brunch by Gordon Ramsay with Free-Flowing Champagne
Dine alfresco on the Hampton Court, with panoramic views of The Sunset Strip and the L.A. skyline. Brunch offers fresh baked goods, artisanal and farmhouse cheeses, omelet station, sushi bar, hot carving stations, pastry table and more. Price is $85 per person and includes free-flow champagne, mimosas and Bloody Marys. Brunch served Sunday, May 9 from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. For reservations, call 310-358-7788. www.thelondonwesthollywood.com


Garden View Brunch with Mimosas at RESTAURANT at Sunset Marquis
Chef Guillaume Burlion has created a Mother’s Day Brunch with seasonal creations meant to be enjoyed in the serene garden. The menu is a cornucopia of all things California. Selections include: fresh burratta salad with heirloom tomato, Alaskan King Crab salad in sweet chili vinaigrette, rotisserie whole free range orange chicken, Black Angus prime rib, toasted coconut cake, cheesecake lollypops, international cheeses and more. Champagne and mimosas also included. Mother’s Day Brunch will be held May 9 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Price is $65 for adults, $25 for children ages 7-12 and complimentary for children ages 6 and younger. Space is limited. Please call 310.358.3759 to reserve. www.sunsetmarquis.com


House of Blues Mother’s Day Gospel Brunch
Live music and a full Southern-inspired brunch buffet. Cornbread muffins with maple butter, pecan caramel sticky buns, traditional Caesar salad, hickory smoked bacon and sausage links, homemade biscuits and country gravy, homemade waffles, omelette station, homemade macaroni and cheese, Creole chicken and shrimp jambalaya, carved smoked turkey breast with prime rib of beef, white chocolate walnut brownies, homemade fruit cobbler and white chocolate banana bread pudding. Two shows on May 9 with doors at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Price $38 for adults, $16.50 for kids. www.hob.com


Sunday Brunch at BOA
BOA Steakhouse on Sunset now offers Sunday brunch with a menu that includes eggs benedict, caramelized pear and berry French toast, homemade lobster ravioli and seafood tower. Bloody Marys and mimosas customized at your table. Available 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. www.boasteak.com (ADDED: BOA will also feature a live three-piece jazz band during brunch.)




LIVE! On Sunset
LIVE! will offer complimentary gift wrapping for Mother’s Day gifts as well as Larissa Love travel size shower gel, Gal Collection lips balms and La Compagnie de Provence hand cream and soap apothecary items with purchase (while supplies last). www.liveonsunset.com 


Code C
On Mother’s Day, Code C will offer a 20% discount on all jewelry, and a complimentary glass of prosecco for all mothers. www.codecusa.com


All mothers will receive a complimentary 7 oz spa product of their choice with the purchase of a spa service from May 7-10, 2010. www.olehenriksen.com


Find the Perfect Card at Book Soup
Although Mother’s Day may have become a pay day for the greeting card industry, you can still add some real style and personality to your card pick — and support independent greeting card makers. Book Soup boasts a collection of letterpress, hand designed and original cards — each an individual work of art. www.booksoup.com




SPA at Sunset Marquis: Mom & Me Manicures
SPA is offering Mom & Me Manicures from May 1-9. Treat your mom to a manicure and pedicure and SPA will give you a manicure and pedicure free. Appointments are required. Call 310.358.3700 to reserve. www.sunsetmarquis.com


Agua Spa at Mondrian: Mother and Daughter Package $325
This special spa package includes manicure/pedicure together, target 30-minute massages, use of sauna and steam rooms, mimosas or sparkling apple juice, chocolate covered strawberries and/or mini dessert and a Spa Gift Bag. (Regular price $380.) Reservations: 323.848.6070. www.mondrianhotel.com




Agua Spa at Mondrian: Unwind Package $45
Package includes hour reflexology foot massage and custom foot soak, use of sauna and steam rooms and chocolate covered strawberries and/or mini dessert. The package is $45 for mom or $90 for mother and daughter. Reservations: 323.848.6070. www.mondrianhotel.com

Agua Spa at Mondrian: Just for Mom Perfect Pair Package: $275
Double the luxury with this package, which includes a 60-minute Agua Signature Massage and a 60-minute Agua Signature Facial. Reservations: 323.848.6070. www.mondrianhotel.com


Photo: Pool at the Mondrian hotel


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