Mother’s Day is on Sunday May 8th. Think local to make her day special. Skip the mall, and make it a uniquely Steveston experience. It can be done, very easily in fact!
Begin the day with every child’s favourite way to show love, with breakfast in bed and a gorgeous bouquet of flowers from Prickly Pear Garden Centre. Another idea is to buy a perennial to pop in the ground to remind mum of your gift each year.
In preparation for your homemade breakfast, head to JS Nature Farms for fresh eggs (located at 11500 McKenzie Rd) and pick up some farm fresh organic eggs with beautiful dark yellow yolks. If you are in a rush and need to do one stop shopping, you can assemble virtually the entire meal at Heringers. Purchase some Rabbit River eggs, Grampas hickory bacon or pork maple sausages, Terra bread, and some preserves and you are almost set. For a cuppa joe that mum is sure to love, head to Steveston Coffee House and bring home their hand roasted organic coffee beans. If tea is mum’s thing, Nikaido is the place to go.
Gift choices abound in Steveston. Jewellery is always a big hit. You are sure to find something to dazzle at Pieces with a great selection of Canadian designers. Check out Howling Dog jewellery, made right here in Steveston. Pyjamas from Bare Basics are a fun gift to accompany breakfast in bed. Serenity has lovely coffee mugs and placemats for the breakfast tray. Choose from a variety of terrific greeting cards at A Monkey Tree.
A gift certificate to a spa is a lovely way to pamper mum, and London Landing is home to two excellent spas. Raintree Wellness Spa and Goegan Spa both offer treatments in soothing environments.
Another fun way to celebrate is to visit London Heritage Farm for their Mother’s Day Tea and plant sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 7 & 8. Reservations are recommended.
Dining out is one of the nicest treats that you can give. Whether it is a casual meal at Pajo’s fish & chips, a burger, yam fries and a shake at Mondo Burger, brunch at Tapenade Bistro, or a meal with a view at the Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant, it is sure to be memorable, and tasty.
Congratulations! You have planned an entire day without having to leave Steveston. To all mums – enjoy your day of adoration, you deserve it!
by Sarah Gordon