4 Power Moms, 1 Perfect Mother’s Day: How to Shower Mom with Love and Style

Superhero, best friend, confidant and role model—these are just some of the many hats moms wear in a day. Given all the love and support they show their family 365 days a year, it’s no wonder planning the perfect Mother’s Day can be a little overwhelming.

If you’re stumped on how to shower mom with the love she deserves, look no further. Here, four of L.A.’s most stylish leading ladies share quick tips on planning the perfect Mother’s Day outing and shopping for meaningful gifts that will capture her heart.

From covetable handbags and jewelry to the most delicious family meals, when it comes to celebrating mom in style, these trendsetting mothers definitely know best.

On-air style expert, blogger, and mommy influencer Ashley Fultz is the talented tastemaker behind The Style Editrix, a popular fashion and lifestyle blog. A former E! fashion producer, Ashley went from behind the scenes to in front of the camera to showcase her trendsetting style on her blog and social channels.  

 

What’s the most special Mother’s Day gift you’ve received to date? 
A necklace with my baby’s initial.

Do you have any special Mother’s Day traditions with your kids, or with your mom?  
We usually go out someplace nice for lunch and maybe to the beach!

What would you love to receive this Mother’s Day?
I am always lusting after a designer bag, and there are so many good ones at Barneys right now. I also am in need of new plates and glasses, and would love some beautiful ones from Anthropologie.

What would an ideal mother-kiddo day at The Americana at Brand look like?
We always love just hanging out, shopping at Nordstrom and
Anthropologie, and eating at Katsuya. Maybe ending with a few macarons to go! 

Alli is the mastermind behind Drybar, a collection of 75+ blowout-only salons throughout the U.S. and Canada, including a newly opened location at The Americana at Brand. Off-duty, the lifelong blow-dry maven, business guru and PR-pro is a full-time mommy, wife and puppy lover.  

What’s the most special Mother’s Day gift you’ve received to date?
I really love it when my kids make me gifts and cards, but when they were babies, my husband got me the sweetest necklace with their faces on it. It was the best gift ever!

Do you have any special Mother’s Day traditions with your kids, or with your mom?
We just spend the day together. And they shower me with love, attention and let me do whatever I want that day!

What would you love to receive this Mother’s Day?
There’s a new Jennifer Meyer necklace I’ve been eyeing…

What would an ideal mother-kiddo day at The Americana at Brand look like?
My kids love going to The Americana at Brand. They love shopping and hitting up the Tesla store and sushi restaurant! My husband and I try to squeeze in a trip to Pressed Juicery and Nordstrom.

Jill Simonian is the Parenting Lifestyle Expert for CBS Los Angeles news and the founder of The Fab Mom. Her new book for first-time pregnant moms, The FAB Mom’s Guide: How to Get Over the Bump & Bounce Back Fast After Baby, is now available at Barnes & Noble. 

What’s the most special Mother’s Day gift you’ve received to date?
When my older daughter was one-and-a-half and my younger daughter was a just a few months old, I remember my big girl walking into my bedroom (wearing her footie pajamas), holding a balloon for me on Mother’s Day morning. I know that a balloon is not exactly a huge gift, but I remember how small she was and how special that day felt as a brand-new mom of two daughters.

Do you have any special Mother’s Day tradition with your kids, or with your mom?
I love a good lunch and shopping! This must have started with my mom and grandma. I remember them taking my sister and me to lunch and shopping pretty much every Saturday. It became our tradition. Sometimes we’d buy, sometimes we’d just walk around and look. I’ve been taking my daughters with me for ‘Ladies’ Lunches’ ever since they were babies, and then we’d stroll around shopping for a few hours. I still do it (even though nobody uses a stroller anymore) and I’m not sick of it yet.

What would you love to receive this Mother’s Day?
I want to find some new shoes! And a few cute pieces to wear, too. I can’t remember the last time I went shopping for myself, actually. I might even spring for a new ring too (I’ve had a longtime thing for right-hand rings… look out, David Yurman).

What would an ideal mother-kiddo day at The Americana at Brand look like?
Lunch at Trattoria Amici with my favorite pasta (Gemelli Regina—try it!) … followed by shopping at Nordstrom and a scoop of Belgian Chocolate ice cream from Häagen Dazs sitting on the lawn.

Kelsey Harper founded Flower Girl Los Angeles in 2012 with a focus on offering clients natural items that are bespoke, chic and organic. Since then, she has wrangled top hotel, apparel and celebrity clients doing just that, offering a niche array of floral and greenery throughout Los Angeles. Kelsey lives in Eagle Rock with her husband and two sons. 

 

What’s the most special Mother’s Day gift you’ve received to date?
I received the most beautiful ring that my husband designed for me from my friend and jeweler Jenny Sung of Gjenmi jewelry. It had a moon monogrammed on the band and three diamonds as stars: one for me and one for each of my kids.

Do you have any special Mother’s Day traditions with your kids, or with your mom?
Mother’s Day is my busiest workday of the year, I usually spend it working and celebrate afterwards I going out of town usually to Ojai, my happy place.

What would you love to receive this Mother’s Day? 
A necklace from my Mother’s Day collaboration with Gjenmi that we made four special-edition necklaces with moons and diamonds or opals as the stars. I am obsessed with them and I’m hoping to get one for myself as well. Plus, a new leather purse or diaper bag from Madewell, monogrammed.

What would an ideal mother-kiddo day at The Americana at Brand look like?
Usually we get breakfast at Eggslut, walk over to the movie theater to catch a morning matinée, and then spend the afternoon lounging around in the grass by the fountain. Of course, daddy takes the kids on the trolley so mommy can sneak away to Madewell and Free People for a few minutes by myself.

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