Flowers and chocolate never go out of style, yet to really show mom how much you care this Mother’s Day, surprise her with a day of luxury and pampering at Terranea Resort & Spa. A Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel, this oceanside retreat on the Palos Verdes Peninsula is only 30 miles from Los Angeles yet will leave mom feeling a worlds away.

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If it’s quality facetime you know she craves, we recommend starting off the celebration by attending the Mother’s Day Ballroom Brunch. Enjoy an elaborate banquet-style dining experience that includes an omelet station, risotto, made-to-order pancakes, carving station, breakfast pastries and free-flowing sparkling wine under the soaring ceilings of this elegant space.

Breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island beckon you forward to where spacious foyers spill out onto an ocean-view terrace. Grab your morning or afternoon seating here—you can also check out the special menus being offered at Catalina Kitchen and signature restaurant mar’sel.

After the delicious meal, treat mom with a visit to the award-winning Spa at Terranea, 50,000-square-feet of pampering heaven. Whether she chooses to detoxify with the Inside & Out service or indulge with a classic facial and massage, mom will be treated like the VIP she is. If you really want to spoil her, arrange for her to receive the Ocean Prelude spa service held in one of Terraneas signature suites. While she relaxes and unwinds to the sounds of the waves crashing below, don’t be surprised if you suddenly become the favorite child.

Remember, Mother’s day is this Sunday, May 12th.

Adding to the celebrations, the Spa at Terranea is offering a variety of special treatments and packages throughout May for both moms and moms-to-be. See a full list of spa and salon services here.