The very nature of Springtime calls for celebration…it is the season of new beginnings and opportunity. Two time-honored spring occasions, Mother’s Day and Graduation, in particular, focus on honoring the important people in your life. With Mother’s Day just a few short weeks away and commencement ceremonies upon us, take a look at some heartfelt and meaningful ways to honor the one you call Mom and perhaps even your graduate, in Silicon Valley.
Spa Specials: A simple way to give that much needed rest and relaxation in a clever package. Why not join mom and/or your graduate and create a special memory! What’s not to love about a nurturing and rejuvenating treatment?
The Relax Package: Enjoy a Spa Pedicure with your choice of the popular 50-minute Burke Williams Massage -or- a 50-minute Spa Style facial with peel.
The Escape Package: Indulge in a Spa Pedicure with our popular 50-minute Burke Williams Massage and a 50-minute Spa Style facial with peel.
The Special Mother / Daughter Experience: Each of you will enjoy a Spa Pedicure with your choice of the popular 50-minute Burke Williams Massage or a 50-minute Spa Style facial with peel.
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Visit Filoli, a country house set in 16 acres of formal gardens surrounded by 654 acres in Woodside, California. Owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Filoli is both a California Historical Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Wonderful Mother’s day events include:
The Flower Show, Friday, May 10 – May 12, 10-3:30pm, guests can enjoy live music and admire the floral designs by more than 70 amateurs and professionals. Don’t miss the creative and beautiful table settings in the House or the spring color in the Garden. Be sure to visit the horticultural exhibits and take in a Flower Chat offering flower arranging tips.
The Special Tea, Saturday, May 11, 11am & 1:30pm. Take part in this lovely tradition in the relaxing and gracious ambiance of Filoli. Delicious sandwiches, seasonal salads, scones with fresh lemon curd and pastries are presented on linen tablecloths. Tea is served in our beautiful collection of china teacups, donated through the years by Filoli members and volunteers. Great care is taken to make our Flower Show Teas an event you won’t want to miss! View the tea menu. Last day to purchase tea tickets is Monday, May 6 at 4:00 pm. Includes admission to the Flower Show.
Willow Glen Farmer’s Market in San Jose kicks-off for the season Saturday May 4 and every Saturday through October, with plenty of vendors, live music and artisan crafts (and plenty of on-site parking). Find a colorful bouquet of flowers for Mom and stroll the unique and charming shops on the tree lined streets of downtown Willow Glen. Experience the small-town feel nestled in the city of San Jose — the 10th largest city in the nation. Relax and explore sidewalk cafes, coffee shops, boutiques, vintage shops, strollers parked outside unique kid stores, and doggie water bowls everywhere.
Join Cooper Garrod Estate Vineyards in Saratoga for Music at the Vineyards, May 12, 2-4 pm. Stop by and enjoy wine by the glass along with the music of Tans Gauntlett, flamenco guitarist. Relax in the scenic countryside for Mother’s Day with live music and wonderful wines to match! You are invited to bring a picnic or snacks if you’d like, select your wines, and sit back to enjoy delightful performances.
Take part in the Heritage Rose Garden stroll at Guadalupe Gardens in San Jose. Order by May 3, and they will have a plaque in place by the rose of your choice. The $50 gift package includes:
Downtown Campbell 2nd Saturday is the perfect opportunity for your whole family to celebrate the season with live entertainment, art and artists, shopping, and delicious food! Second Saturdays is a blend of everything that makes Downtown Campbell one of the best places in the South Bay to spend a Saturday afternoon. Come for lunch at one of our many eateries and then hang out with friends or go for a stroll to take in the Second Saturday entertainment spread. You’ll find artists exhibiting, sidewalk sales, live music, street entertainment, special deals, and various other fun sights and sounds.
The Mountain Winery in scenic Saratoga, invites you to bring the most important lady in your life to enjoy a fabulous brunch at the scenic Mountain Winery! Enjoy live music and the breathtaking view from the Chateau Deck while you dine on an abundant buffet prepared especially for you and Mom! Sunday, May 12 10-2pm, with varied seating times. Tickets must be pre-purchased.
Come to beautiful Historic Saratoga to enjoy delicious tastings from some of the best wineries and vineyards in the area! The Saratoga Wine Stroll Experience will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2- 6:30pm. What more can you ask on a gorgeous Spring day at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains? Fine wines, gracious hosts at the pouring locations scattered throughout the Village, gourmet bites, live music arts and crafts vendors (maybe you’ll find that perfect Mother’s Day gift) – and more! Click here to pre-purchase tickets or tickets can be purchased at event.
Celebrate your graduate’s culmination of all their hard work over the years and the beginning of their new life. This special occasion represents the extraordinary commitment and effort by students and, at the same time, the nurturing and support of family and loved ones. Silicon Valley’s commencement dates are fast approaching so be sure to mark your calendar and kick off those graduation celebration plans!
As you make your plans for participating in these exciting and memorable occasions with your graduate or the mother in your life, consider making it a Springtime getaway and book your stay at the Biltmore Hotels & Suites in Santa Clara. Go beyond the same old bouquet and card… make it the memorable occasion they deserve with something fresh and new.