Brunch, spa and other treats for Mom’s big day

Looking to honor mom this Mother’s Day? There are so many options available in Rancho Mirage, you can’t go wrong finding something to treat her as she deserves. Let this guide you.

Book a brunch

Forget trying to whip up something at home, treat your mom to a feast. But remember to plan ahead! Mother’s Day is one of the biggest brunch days of the year. You’ll want to save your space.

Acqua California Bistro offers a 3-course brunch, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Enjoy a variety of traditional breakfast items as well as slow-roasted prime rib, chicken Cordon Bleu, and more. Prices: $54.99 per person, $19.99 children 12 and under.    

bluEmber has seatings every two hours from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Dine on a delicious buffet featuring locally sourced and fresh ingredients. Prices: $95 adults, $45 children 6-12 (plus service charge & tax), complimentary for children 5 and under.

Si Bon’s 3-course special allows diners to select from a variety of appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Each meal includes a complimentary glass of Champagne or Mimosa. $45 per person.

Wally’s Desert Turtle also has a 3-course special menu that includes one complimentary glass of Champagne or Mimosa with each meal. Adult prices range from $60-72 depending on selections; menu items are half price for children under 12. 

Bobby Botina’s Mexican American Grille, one of the newest restaurants in Rancho Mirage, will treat every mother to a free margarita with their meal.

Sweeten the day

Gift gourmet chocolate from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Select from a large assortment of boxed chocolates, caramel apples, and gourmet truffles every mom is sure to love. If your mother lives out of town, consider sending a gift of Brandini Toffee. Shipping is free for every order of $120 or more.

Whether you want to celebrate with a specialty cake or treat mom to afternoon tea with English shortbread cookies, Pastry Swan Bakery is the place to find sugary sensations.  

Ben & Jerry’s offers a Berry Sweet Sundae, layers of fresh strawberry topping and strawberry ice cream with fresh whipped cream and a chocolate-dipped strawberry. It also comes with a free Belgium chocolate rose, too.

Spa treatment

Remember all those times during the year your mother has exhaustedly said, “I could use a spa day,” and use this occasion to give her one.

You’ll find an incredible menu of spa offerings at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa to help mom relax and revive. Consider a Desert Rain Massage, a Swedish-inspired massage with aromatic local desert botanicals of sage and lavender. Heated stones of fluorite and magnesite relax muscles and settle the nerves. Treat her to a Vitamin C facial that visibly enhances skin elasticity for a revitalized appearance or a mani-pedi with heated salt stone massage.

Book an appointment at the Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage to indulge mom with a full-body date scrub and coconut facial to exfoliate, detoxify and rejuvenate skin. Or help mom by targeting deep seated muscular pain with a body fortifying massage. Hot stones and oil on the neck, shoulders, and back work to instantly alleviate tension and provide a calming sense of wellbeing.

Spring for the Spring Renewal Pedicure at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, a relaxing foot soak and nail care, followed by a foot masque and exfoliation. Want to ensure you are mom’s favorite? Give her four hours of pampering with the Las Palmas Experience that includes a guava sugar scrub, healing massage, custom facial, and pedicure.

She deserves more than a day

You know Mom would love a break. Why not book a stay for a full weekend for some quiet time or getaway with her gal pals? There are great deals at area resorts offering several different options to getaway, get pampered, and recharge.