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Mother's Day in Los Angeles

Need Mother’s Day ideas? Impress Mom with the best brunch in LA, thoughtful gifts and places to celebrate.

Photo courtesy Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Sure, you appreciate your mom every day of the year, but you're going to need our guide to the best Mother's Day ideas to really show her how much you care. After all, she gave you the gift of life. If you're going to spoil her right, you'll need to start with the perfect gifts and the best brunch in LA. She'll rave about them, but she'll also tell you that spending quality time together is the ultimate gift. We've got you covered. Take Mom to the Getty or treat her to one of the best massages around or enjoy some of LA's hiking together. Prove to her that you know that she knows you've always been her favorite.

When is Mother's Day?

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mother's Day brunch

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Where to go for Mother's Day brunch

Flowers are nice, sure. A box of chocolates, too. But the real way to your mom's heart? Brunch. Lucky for you, Los Angeles does brunch like it's nobody's business. Whether your mom loves a classic eggs Benedict or a decadent plate of French toast, these brunches will have her thinking you're the best son or daughter ever. RECOMMENDED: Mother's Day in LA

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10 best bottomless boozy brunches

Drink your breakfast this weekend with bottomless mimosas, bellinis, champagne and more at our top boozy brunch spots Angelenos may not have invented heavy drinking at 10am with a side of bacon and eggs, but we've certainly perfected it. Throw a stone in Los Angeles and you'll likely hit a breakfast spot offering bottomless Bloody Marys with your pancakes (whole wheat, of course). But where should you go for the best boozing and brunching? These 10 LA restaurants serve the ultimate bottomless boozy brunch, from a rooftop perch with all-you-can-eat-and-drink to a charming French bistro with endless champagne and mimosas. Shake off last night's hangover, find yourself a designated driver and restart the party with these weekend hotspots. RECOMMENDED: See more of the best brunch restaurants in Los Angeles The Churchill Brunch hours: Sat-Sun 11:30am-4pmBottomless: MimosasBig enough so that it rarely feels overcrowded and cozy enough so that brunch feels like an event, The Churchill is an on-trend gastropub—house-made pickles! LAMILL coffee! Edison bulbs!—at the center of West Third Street. Opened by the people behind The Hudson, tables fill up on weekends with brunchers Instagramming their decadent brioche French toast and dueling over the last bite of short rib hash and eggs. Another plus: The $15 bottomless mimosas on hand make it a solid spot to continue the buzz from the night before. During cooler weather, seats near the crackling fireplace are ultra-desirable. Ove

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9 must-try eggs Benedict dishes

Oh hey, Saturday. It's brunch time, and that egg white omelette with a side of fruit is calling your name. But you know what's calling it louder? Eggs Benedict, that cholesterol-laden dish that calls for egg-based hollandaise drizzled over more eggs. Sometimes it involves bacon or salmon or, what the hell, a bottomless beverage. Los Angeles is dedicated to its kale smoothies, sure, but we have our guilty pleasures, too. Here are a few must-try eggs Benedict dishes for those mornings when you're all, 'Screw it, I do what I want.' RECOMMENDED: The best brunches in Los Angeles

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Best hotel brunches in LA

Looking for hotels serving brunch? Los Angeles has no shortage of hotel dining options and we've picked our favorite places for mid-morning dining. While breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, we'll argue that brunch is the most favorite meal of the week. Boozy cocktails, fluffy pancakes, and eggs every which way, we would gladly rise early and start our day for this breakfast of champions. And when we're feeling extra fancy (and a little splurgy), we're headed to LA's hotels to sit down for the biggest spread of morning classics. Recommended: See more of the Best brunch restaurants in Los Angeles For families: Four Seasons Los Angeles Imagine the quintessential hotel brunch—buffet trays of roasted meats, eggs, pastries—now turn up the luxe to a ten and you’ve got Beverly Hills' ritzy hotel's ode to the morning meal. Fresh juice stations, along with sushi, dim sum and quesadillas round out AM offerings from around the globe. Customized Bloody Mary mixers add boozy punch for adults, while kids can raid the sweets station complete with a chocolate fountain. Don't miss (and reserve ahead) special occasions such as Halloween and Easter, when the hotel decks out its buffet tables with themed decorations and foods.  When: Sundays 10am-2pm Price: $69 per person, $37 for children under 12 For the cool kids: Palihotel The weekend destination for the hip crowd sits inside the boutique spot, Palihotel. For some pre or post shopping along Melrose Ave, the tattoo and

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Best brunch restaurants for pancakes

We’re getting sweet with the best brunch restaurants in Los Angeles for pancakes—from Axe's giant, 9-grain to BLD's fluffy, blueberry ricotta. Here in style-conscious Los Angeles, we often get a bum rap for being overly carb-conscious, but that's not quite true. Come brunch time, you'll see that for every egg white omelet and seasonal fruit bowl on the table, there are also stacks and stacks of pancakes drowning in thick, melting pats of butter and savory maple syrup. From traditional buttermilk flapjacks to refined versions with ricotta and lemon, here are a handful of great pancakes around the city. Carbs be damned. Recommended: See more of the Best brunch restaurants in Los Angeles Beer Belly On Sundays, Koreatown craft-beer bar Beer Belly serves up a boozy bevy of brunch dishes to help you sop up that wicked morning hangover. Snickers pancakes ($7) are perfect for morning munchies: Bits of peanut-nougat-chocolate Snickers bar are embedded like gold nuggets in a huge, dinner-plate-sized pancake that’s worth every carb. Whatever risk it runs of being too sweet is balanced by the savory maple syrup served alongside. And to drink? Beer, natch. If it's on tap, the Firestone Velvet Merlin, an oatmeal stout, makes a particularly good pairing. Beer and pancakes: the breakfast of champions. Square One Dining On weekends, the sidewalk outside Hollywood’s Square One Dining is packed with neighborhood locals waiting for a table—and taking in the view of the very blue Scientol

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Best brunch restaurants in LA for dim sum

Looking for the best brunch restaurants in Los Angeles for dim sum? Take a trip to the East for delicious dumplings, buns and pastries fried and steamed. LA’s dim sum restaurants have a cult following that spawn hour-long queues and heated battles on where to get the best yum-cha, aka morning tea + dim sum. Whether you’re hankering for juicy siu mai (open-topped dumpling) or flexing your char siu bao (barbecue pork bun) aficionado title, here's your guide to the best dim sum breakfast spots in LA. Recommended: See more of the Best brunch restaurants in Los Angeles Sea Harbour San Gabriel Valley’s unsurpassed dim sum master, Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant dishes out the freshest seafood the neighborhood has to offer. Piping hot trays of dumplings—executed by deft hands—fly out of the kitchen. Shrimp dumpling (har gow) is flavorful yet refined with a delicate, translucent shell and shrimp-filled rice noodle roll (chee cheong fun) comes dressed in a light dressing that doesn’t overpower the shellfish, while the pork, peanut and celery dumpling plays with textures in a refreshing bite. For the more adventurous palate, order bite-size, deep-fried durian pastry filled with a tangy and creamy center. Elite Restaurant Elite Restaurant takes a detour from the traditional dim sum carts with an upscale, full-course production while maintaining one of the most enthusiastic followings around. Though renowned for its egg-custard tart (dang ta)—a buttery, flaky crust filled with a r

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Mother's Day gift ideas

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Mother's Day gift ideas

Take your mom out, sure, but you have to buy a gift too, because that’s your mom, dammit! We’ve picked out some beautiful presents—all under $100

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The 10 best spas in Los Angeles

Send your mom off to one of the most relaxing havens for health and beauty in LA

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The best LA massages for every budget

From Thai massage to sports massage, these are the best treatments for any budget

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Best spas in LA: Top facials and skin-care treatments

For healthy, beautiful skin head to the best spas in LA for these must-try facials (by some of the top facialists in the city). You sweat it out on one of the city's many hiking trails and make sure you eat right, but taking care of your skin requires a bit of help. After trying out skin-care tips from the pros, take it a step further and get healthy, beautiful skin with these top spas for facials. RECOMMENDED: Best spas in LA

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The best beauty salons in Los Angeles

From brows to blowouts, give your mom the gift of pampering for Mother's Day

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The best flower shops in Los Angeles

Here's where you'll find the best arrangements to impress your mom

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