Mothers Day

This California Hotel Is Offering Private Dining Rooms For Families This Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and while we’re all busy trying to make the best out of living during a worldwide pandemic, it’s still important to give thanks to the special lady who raised you and made you the individual you are today. 

The Malibu Beach Inn is one of the many businesses throughout the US that’s giving its customers an exclusive Mother’s Day special this year that will make any mom smile while continuing to abide by social distancing policies. If you or your loved ones are currently quarantined in the Malibu/California area, the Malibu Beach Inn will be utilizing its Carbon Beach Club restaurant to provide an elegant Mother’s Day menu for families looking to treat the special lady in their lives to an evening of “dining out” and good food. 

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The packages for the meals start at just $45, and will be available for takeout delivery service all day this Sunday, May 10th. Chef Ryan from the Carbon Beach Club claims that for families in Malibu, he will be preparing a “celebratory to-go menu just for moms that includes tasty treats like crispy fingerling potatoes, heirloom carrots, roasted ora king salmon filet, maple thyme glazed heritage ham, and more.”

The Inn is also providing another dining option for those in the Malibu area this weekend. If you really want to take the dining experience to the next level, patrons can call and reserve an entire private dining suite to themselves for the evening. This way you, your mom, and the rest of your family can take a small trip out for some social distance service and fine dining.

The suites themselves also have a gorgeous view of the private oceanfront terrace that’s been the Inn’s main claim to fame since its opening. 

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For the in-person suite dining experience, the hotel’s personal wine expert will pair a wine with each course, depending on the customers personal taste preferences and what would pair best with the meal itself. However, to start the meal the Malibu Inn’s mixologist will handcraft a signature cocktail using a liquor of your choosing. All service is explicitly meant to abide by social distancing policies as well, and the space itself is set up to accommodate that. 

The Malibu Inn, like other hotel/motel industries in the US currently, is still open and adopting more intensive health, safety, and cleaning procedures to ensure the safety of every guest and all staff as well. If you are currently quarantined to that area and want to book a private dining experience/place a takeout order, you need to give them a 72-hour notice at least, so times running out! You can call them at (310) 460-7509 or check their website for additional information.

For those of us not living in the golden state, California has provided a multitude of 24/7 streaming services so anyone can enjoy the many landscape/beachfront views it has to offer. Beyond that, many hotel/restaurant chains in the United States are uploading their own personal dining room recipes for this Sunday, and there are a ton of online resources available to inspire you to get the perfect gift for your mom this year.

Happy Mothers Day

Gift Ideas Any Mom Would Love This Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and during a pandemic, it can be difficult to give her something really special. If you’re not quarantined with your mother, it can be especially hard to think of a good gift that you can give without physically having to be there. Here are some ideas to help you pick the perfect gift for the powerful woman in your life:

One company called Stride Travel is offering a new contest just in time for Mother’s Day this year. The winner of this contest will be able to take their mom anywhere in the world in 2021; this prize is following the assumption that by Mother’s Day 2021, this entire pandemic will have blown over. 

“Our aims are twofold, to celebrate the women who have raised and inspired us and to provide those with a love of travel a mental reprieve and opportunity to dream and indulge right now,”  Gavin Delany, the CEO of Stride Travel said. 

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All you have to do to enter is become a member of the “Stride Community” on their website and upload a one minute video to the #MomDeservesTheWorld Facebook Group, and tag @stridetravel in your post. Really tell Stride why your mom is so special to you, and make sure to mention where you’d want to take her and why. Good luck!

If you do win the Stride Travel contest, however, you still need something to give to your mom this year. When it comes to giving our moms something, the only option we really have is to ship something directly to their house, again assuming you aren’t quarantined together. 

A great gift idea that’s been trending on social media within the past month is a subscription to the “Good Good Good Newspaper.” With nothing but coronavirus updates constantly flooding our news feeds, it can be difficult to feel inspired or find any good news that’s occurring in the world today. For $7 a month, or $77 for a 12-month subscription, your mom will receive a home-delivered paper once a month with nothing but positive news stories. A weekly email will also be sent to your mother and it will include “tips on making a positive difference in your life” and coupons for sustainable brands. For every subscription, another one is added to be donated to a hospital or school. 

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Glow is one of the cheapest “smart” lighting options for your home. The portable and rechargeable battery-operated bedtime lamp has multiple lighting settings and dims gradually over 15 to 60 minutes, perfect for falling asleep. With the compatible iOS or Android app, your mom will be able to control the light settings to make it as bright, dim, and gradual as possible. 

The Nest Learning Thermostat is the epitome of smart home technology, and if your mom is as particular about the temperature of her home as mine is, this thermostat will be perfect for her. It’s easy to set up, and automatically starts learning your routine once it’s installed. This way, you can set up automatic scheduled temperature adjustments to change how much heat certain areas of the home receive throughout the day. This thermostat is widely popular because of its ability to save you money on your monthly heating and cooling bills. 

Finally, it’s important that your mom is keeping herself just as entertained as you’re keeping yourself. With a Roku Streaming Stick Plus, your mom can simply plug the USB-like device into her television, and she’ll automatically have access to practically every streaming-service on the market today. She’ll simply have to log into the accounts she has (Netflix, Hulu, Prime) and she’ll be good to go! The best part? The Roku Streaming Stick is only $50, which is relatively cheap when compared to its counterparts.  

Regardless of where your mom is spending her quarantine, you should always be reminding her that you’re thinking of her and appreciate everything she does, even if you can’t be in her presence for a little while.