Mother's Day is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate because I love spending time with my mom and treating her out for the day! In the years past, I have a tradition with my mom where I take her to have afternoon at a place we both never tried before. Last year, I invited my mom's close friend to Mother's Day tea because she doesn't have a daughter of her own but treats me like one. I wanted to show my appreciation for all the things she does for me year round and since we were visiting her in San Diego I thought why not include her to our tradition? So this year, I am doing my annual Mother's Day tea at the end of the month when she is in town. Since, I couldn't do my usual tradition on Mother's Day I decided to take a look into what type of brunch options there were and found that Descanso Gardens coordinates a really cool Mother's Day brunch!
My mother and I have never visited the gardens before so it was a real treat for us. We were so happy that the weather had cleared up and it was really a gorgeous day to walk around the grounds and take pictures wherever we went. Brunch was set up in a buffet style and they offered a couple of different food stations. I thought their salads was delicious as well as the eggs, danishes and sausage. There were three different table seating times and we decided to the middle option which started at 11:30 AM. I must say, I was surprised by the amount of people and if you're not into big crowds this may not be for you because there is a lot of hustle and bustle. I don't know if I would go again next year because I didn't really think the service was up to par and the food got cold fast because it was served buffet style. However, I did enjoy the overall experience and I am glad I gave it a try. Best of all, my mother had a wonderful day and she enjoyed every bit of it which is more than what I could ever hope for.
This year I sort of went all out in terms of gift giving for Mother's Day! I started my job this past year and I finally felt like I could afford to give nicer gifts to the women in my life that mean the world to me. My mom, grandma and aunt seemed to love what I got them so that made me happy and made all the planning worthwhile. I am so happy that this year I got to spend the weekend with all the women in my life that mean a lot to me and as I get older I realize that I cherish these moments more and more.