Celebrate Mothers in Style!

By Montecito Journal   |   May 14, 2024

Celebrate your mom, grandmother and woman in your life with a variety of amazing experiences from the area’s finest! On behalf of the Montecito Journal, we wish all mothers a wonderful weekend celebrating love!

Start Mother’s Day early on Saturday, May 11, from 1:30-4:30 pm with Casa del Herrero’s first Mother’s Day Weekend Garden Party in honor of Casa del Herrero’s original matriarch, Carrie Steedman. Guests are treated to a vibrant spin on a classic garden party with a selection of freshly brewed teas and mimosas, sweet and savory lunch items and treats, as well as delightful conversation about the Casa and its rich history. Tours of the house and workshop will be available throughout the event and of course individual or group photos in the gardens are highly encouraged. Semi-formal garden party attire is recommended! 

411: Reservations Required. (805) 565-5653


Mothers at the Ranch

Mother’s Day is the moment to celebrate the women in your life and let them know how special they are to you and the family. San Ysidro Ranch provides the perfect backdrop for this occasion, especially the picturesque Stonehouse Restaurant – set under a terrace of sycamore and eucalyptus, with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands and surrounded by fragrant gardens of lavender, rose, citrus and rosemary bloom.

Start the day off with a three-course brunch that has been artfully prepared by Executive Chef Matt Johnson. The brunch begins with bottomless mimosas, Ty Bellinis, or fresh juices adorned with a basket of house-made baked goods. The first course options include Citrus Cured Arctic Char, King Crab and Spinach Agnolotti, Spring Asparagus Salad, or Farmers Market Carrot Soup. 

From there, the main course will elevate the serene scene with some cozy upscale cuisine. Try the Citrus-Cured Ora King Salmon Benedict or even an Alaskan halibut swimming through a grilled fennel and smoked tomato broth. The Snake River Farms Wagyu New York steak is accompanied by charred cauliflower, wild mushrooms, and blistered shishito peppers with a swipe of green garlic puree. A Crispy Confit Duck Leg with fingerling potatoes and sugar snap peas is accented by an invigorating blackberry ginger compote and the crunch of smoked hazelnuts and pancetta. Round out the experience with their popular dessert buffet. 

Already have morning plans? SYR’s Afternoon Tea service is another option for the special day. The tea service provides an elegant afternoon of small sandwiches, sumptuous sweets, and soothing sips of the warm brew. Add in the “Mother’s Day Off” spa package and make a day of it at the Ranch.

The San Ysidro Ranch celebrates motherhood on Sunday, May 12, from 10 am – 2 pm. Offerings include their exquisite Mother’s Day Brunch; an elegant Afternoon Tea, with a variety of fine teas accompanied by artisanal sandwiches, scones, and pastries in a serene garden setting; and of course a Spa Package at San Ysidro Ranch, with a rejuvenating 60-minute lymphatic massage and facial. The Spa Package includes a luxurious gift bag featuring Yon-Ka bath products, a facial serum, and a glass of bubbly to toast the day. 

411: Reservations Required. 1-800-368-6788 


Rosewood Miramar Beach’sMother’s Day celebration will be Sunday, May 12, from 11 am to 3 pm. 

-Caruso’s Restaurant, “A Pranzo con Mama”: A 3-Course Prix Fixe Lunch, raw seafood platters and Bar du Chocolat.

-The Revere Room: Brunch Buffet with Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, a Salami & Cheese Station, Salads, a Raw Bar, Sushi, a Carving Station, a Kid’s menu, assorted dessert stations, and more.

-Picnic x art and music experiences with food, wine and Dom Pérignon, Krug, and Ruinart Champagne choices.

-Mother’s Day on The Great Lawn with live music, games, a Make Your Own Bouquet with Emma Rose Floral, and more.

– Spa Treatments at Sense – a Rosewood Spa.

411: Reservations Required. (805) 900-8388


El Encanto, a Belmond Hotel offerings include Garden Picnics and Wine Painting around the Lily Pond, and Sunday Brunch on The Terrace featuring Blueberry and Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, caviar, sushi and raw bar, Poached King Salmon, bakery croissants, pain au chocolat, Black Forest Cake Pavlova, and special kid’s menu. 

411: Reservations Required. (805) 845-5800


The Ritz-Carlton Bacara is offering a range of Mother’s Day happenings:

– Brunch at Angel Oak: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

– Prix Fixe Dining Angel Oak: 5-9 pm

– Build a Bouquet and Mother’s Day Bash on Haskell’s Lawn:9am – 2pm

-Wellness Retreat, Sound bath, Mommy & Me Spa, Gifting Station: On both May 11 & 12

411: Reservations Required. 805-968-0100 


Mother’s Day at Mattei’s Tavern events are a Mother’s Day brunch, a Super Bloom Hike, and a Floral Workshop in partnership with Glenna Joy Flowers and Amanda Lauren Co.

411: Reservations Required. (844) 837-2999


Land Trust Trek Carpinteria Mother’s Day Hike: 

A free event on Sunday, May 12, from 1-4 pm. Meet at Viola Fields on 6145 Carpinteria Avenue. Hike two miles on the Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve while learning about the plants that are unique to this coastal habitat and the efforts taken to save this beloved natural space from development. 

411: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mothers-day-hike-at-carpinteria-bluffs-nature-preserve-tickets-878510948897?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

The Victoria Project

This Mother’s Day, the Victoria Project (TVP) wants to expand – both conceptually and actually – the options available to a person preparing to give birth. The Victoria Project, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, advocates the midwifery model and its practitioners – as both entry into a deep, enfolding support community, and as counterpoint to a medicalized childbirth culture that isn’t always able to look as deeply into the maternal moment as the occasion asks.

TVP gives “direct grants to individuals, organizations and practitioners for comprehensive holistic maternity care services, specifically pregnancy, birth and postpartum services provided at home or at a birth center.” The Victoria Project has dispersed $3.7M in direct grants over the past three years supporting 428 families in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles counties. “Maternity mortality rates in the U.S. are alarmingly high,” says Victoria Project President and Co-Founder Janelle Green. “And 4 out of 5 are preventable, according to the CDC.”

For more info, or for advertisers wishing to learn more about TVP’s broad-reach win-win Mother’s Day 2024 Campaign, contact Angela Schmidt at (805) 699-5438 or angela@the-victoria-project.com. Learn more at the-victoria-project.com


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