Mind of Mom
Sometimes I’ll have Mother’s Day all planned out, down to the outfit, restaurant and activity. But this year I am going with the flow and seeing what presents itself to me. I’m choosing this route because I’m on a mission to make sure that I am living my best life and to share with my two sons about living their best lives and finding and capturing their own version of happiness.
I’m sharing suggestions that I’ve seen over the last few weeks that made my list of thoughts for Mother’s Day.
Wishing you the most beautiful Mother’s Day.
Watch: VH1’s Dear Mama: A Loveletter to Moms
VH1’s Dear Mama captures celebrities that celebrate and honor their mother’s. It’s a sweet treat to see the faces of the women that raised the actors, actresses, singers, and dancers most of which use their voice as an activist in our communities.
Gabrielle Union showering her mother Theresa with praise and thanking her for raising Gabrielle in a home filled with love, learning, and acceptance, she then surprised her mom with an appearance by award-winning recording artist Ne-Yo singing “Good Man” and “Miss Independent.”
Colin Kaepernick talks about what his life was like growing up in a world where the privilege of his parents did not always protect him. He praises his mom for doing everything she could to give him the best possible life and says that she “chose [him]” and she’s “stuck with [him]!”
Read: Mother-daughter duo, Vatana Watters and Sydney Dunbar Watters of one of America’s largest family-owned global bridal brands 5 ways they’ve managed to stay relevant.
- We play to our strengths
Vatana – My role has evolved over the 30+ years and having Sydney join the company after she graduated from college has brought a renewed energy. She’s always staying on top of current fashion trends and is knowledgeable about social media and digital marketing strategies.
- We look ahead
Sydney – My mom has taught me to always look ahead. At Watters, we always remain flexible, testing out new styles and exploring different categories. While we reach a large variety of brides right now, I would love to expand the Watters audience to brides who shop at alternate price points.
- We travel to stay inspired
Vatana – I’ve always encouraged my daughter (and design team) to travel and see the world. I believe visual journeys are what shape and grow us as individuals and spark creativity in business.
- We encourage each other
Vatana – Our design process is family style. We laugh and cry, but at the end of the day we are passionate about the product we are creating. I think it’s important to encourage and support one another because that’s when creativity and magic happens.
- We maintain a good work-life balance
Sydney – we set aside time to enjoy each other’s company. Sometimes you just need a break and it’s crucial to nurture your at-home relationship and not let it get confused with the business one.
Wear: Door Knockers and Dresses
Belle + Sky Sleeveless Smocked Waist Dress – JC Penney
Eat: BBQ (out comes the Texan in me)
Every day in May, Grasslands will offer Moms a complimentary family platter—brimming with a delicious selection of meats and sides—with the purchase of one family platter. On Mother’s Day, treat mom to BOGO brunch or dinner. Highlights include Grasslands signature meats, such as smoked prime rib, famous BBQ ribs, pulled pork chimichurri and peel & eat shrimp, as well as brunch staples like bacon, sausage, shirred eggs and French toast.-YUM
Free parking available at GardenWalk for the first hour, validation provided for the second hour.
Drink: A French Grasshopper
• 1oz Pernod Classic
• .5oz Giffard Crème De Cacao Blanc
• .5oz Tempis Fugit Crème De Menthe
• .5oz Heavy Cream
• Shake ingredients in cocktail shaker.
• Pour into a flat coupe glass.
• Garnish with edible flowers and shaved mint chocolate.
• Flat coupe or cocktail glass
Relax: Hot Springs and Mud Baths
The beautiful, lush grounds of Glen Ivy Hot Springs stretch across 12 acres and include 19 pools and whirlpools to enjoy, including the historic mineral baths and Club Mud. The Hot Springs also include botanical gardens, a labyrinth for self-reflection, and a variety of daily classes and programs, as well as quiet places and gathering areas where you can relax, renew and re-engage. Detox and rejuvinate.
Glen Ivy Hot Springs – Map
25000 Glen Ivy Road Corona, CA 92883
Reservations and Gift Cards
888-GLEN IVY (888-453-6489)
Take time for you in whatever you do.