From: Vol. 1, Issue 8, May 11-17, 2006
By Shelley Murphy
San Clemente Times
A guide to Mother’s Day teas, brunches and happenings around town
Everybody celebrates Mother’s Day differently: serving breakfast in bed, eating brunch at a favorite restaurant or relaxing with the family. No matter how it is observed, Mom has worked hard to deserve it. This year, get Mother’s Day started right with the following suggestions for just you and Mom-or for the whole family.
The Lavender Lounge Tea Company
104 N. El Camino Real, 949.218.3103
A special Mother’s Day Tea Service is available Sunday. There are three tea times to choose from: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. This traditional tea service includes finger sandwiches, dessert and a special two-ounce original blended tea for Mom. The price is $25 per person, and reservations are required. No wheelchair access.
Posh Peasant’s Tea Room
220 Avenida Del Mar, 949.498.7813
This Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea is being offered both Saturday and Sunday, and there’s a choice between 11:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. seatings. The Afternoon Tea features a harpist, a selection of teas, tea sandwiches and desserts. The cost is $35 per person, and reservations are required.
204 Avenida Del Mar, 949.366.3232
BeachFire will serve its traditional Sunday brunch menu and will also present a flower to each mom. Brunch starts at 10:30 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m., serving family favorites including scrambled eggs and bacon. Prices for a full plate brunch begin at $6.95. Reservations are only accepted for parties of eight or larger.
Courtside Restaurant Brunch
Rancho San Clemente Tennis and Fitness Club, 111 Avenida Vista Montana, 949.492.1846
The Rancho San Clemente Tennis and Fitness Club hosts a Mother’s Day buffet-style brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The buffet includes a carving station, waffle station, champagne and mimosas. The cost is $24.95 for adults and $10.95 for kids 12 and under. Call for reservations.
Heritage Grille at the Talega Golf Club
990 Avenida Talega, 949.369.6226, ext. 106
Start Mom’s day with a champagne brunch and enjoy the panoramic views of the Talega Golf Course. Long-stemmed roses will be given to every mom. The champagne brunch is a buffet; and prices are $37 for adults and $18 for children. Brunch is available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are required.
White Horses Restaurant
610 Avenida Victoria, 949.429.1800
Enjoy a special Mother’s Day menu from noon to 5 p.m. Entrees include duck, salmon and ahi; spinach and almond fritters and orange crab cakes are among the appetizers-not to mention chocolate banana cheesecake as one of the desserts. Reservations are a must.
Young Artists Mother’s Day Celebration
415 Avenida Granada, 949.498.2139
Stop by Casa Romantica from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the Imagination Celebration, which is a countywide arts festival put on by Arts Orange County and the Orange County Department of Education. Student artists from the San Clemente High School Visual Artist Showcase will perform art demonstrations and make crafts with school-age visitors, including Mother’s Day cards. Tea and cookies will be served, and admission is free.
Talega Day Spa
1161 Puerta del Sol, 949.429.5757
A Day of Champagne and Roses is a special package created to nurture Mom. Pampered moms will enjoy a Champagne and Rose hydrotherapy soak, an exclusive Caviar Facial, a Champagne and Rose spa pedicure and wrap up with a mimosa. The package is approximately four hours and costs $243. The spa is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and reservations are required.
The Yoga Spot
372 Camino de Estrella, 949.481.1429
A two-hour yoga workshop entitled “Honoring the Mother” will be held on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Each participant can bring his or her mother for free. A mother can also be a respected/admired person who embodies the qualities of a mother. The cost is $25, and pre-registration is required.