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Mother’s Day Gift Guide to Santana Row 2018

Can you believe Mother’s Day is almost here!? You know my favorite place to find the best gifts for Mom is at Santana Row. The Row has so many amazing shops to choose from, plus, you can plan an entire day for Mom right on Santana Row! Love that!

SoulCycle is opening the first week of May at Santana Row, why not bring Mom to an early morning class to kick-start her day! After working out, stroll over to Cocola and grab a morning pastry and cafe drink. This is a great time to give her a fabulous gift you bought at Santana Row for Mother’s Day! Then, you can treat her to spa treatments at BellaU Spa and Wellness or at Burke Williams. She will love having a relaxing spa day on Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day would not be complete without a fabulous meal on the Row after spa treatments! If you haven’t tried Tacolicious yet, this is the perfect day to try it! They have light meal choices as well as hearty; so there is something for every appetite. I love their tacos! If you’re more in the mood for seafood, check out EMC Seafood and Raw Bar; it’s so good!

Now for the fun part, Mother’s Day gift shopping! Although Santana Row is filled with fabulous shops to find the perfect gift for Mom’s special day, there are four stores I fell in love with this year for gift shopping! I hope my husband is taking notes, and my Mom isn’t allowed to look! 😉

Mother’s Day gifts from Madewell

The weather is warming up, this means there is a lot of summer fun in Mom’s future. Madewell is filled with fabulous outfits she will love for the summer season; and beyond! They also have a ton of handbags in stock as well as pretty jewelry; you can’t wrong with a head-to-toe look from Madewell for Mother’s Day!

For more information, please visit Madewell on Santana Row or call 408.984.4854

Mother’s Day gifts from Sugarfina

Who doesn’t love candy?! Sugarfina has special Bento Box’s for Mother’s Day where you can place her favorite candy flavors. I highly recommend anything with caramel, and the strawberry gummies; yum! If she has a favorite flavor, look for the extra large boxes housed on the backside of the wrap desk; they are twice the size of the regular candy boxes! Big yum!!

For more information please visit Sugarfina on Santana Row or call 855.784.2734

Mother’s Day gifts from Kendra Scott

How fabulous is Kendra Scott’s summer 2018 collection! I’m in love with all the beautiful blue and lilac baubles. Kendra Scott also has really pretty home decor which Mom will love! Also, if you don’t see the exact color combo Mom wants, you can create your own designs using Kendra Scott’s Color Bar and they will make your gift for Mom on the spot! Love that!

You can learn more at Kendra Scott on Santana Row or call 669.231.0300

Mother’s Day gifts from Ted Baker

Ted Baker has a beautiful spring and summer collection! Mom will love a fabulous new outfit from Ted Baker. They also have pretty handbags and shoes in stock Mom will love. I have my eye on everything blue in store. So pretty!

Check out the entire collection at Ted Baker on Santana Row or call 408.615.1552

In addition to these four stores, Chico’s on Santana Row has a fabulous collection filled with great travel ensembles and jewelry Mom will love; especially if she has travel plans coming up! Also, be sure to check out Jest Jewels, Z Gallerie, and Tommy Bahama for more great gifts for Mom.

Still not sure what to get Mom for Mother’s Day? You can swing by the concierge and purchase a gift card to Santana Row in any amount. She will love being able to use her gift card at one of the Spa’s, restaurants, and retail shops on the Row!

Thanks for stopping and have a fabulous Mother’s Day!


*Thank you to Santana Row for sponsoring this post, all thoughts and opinions are me own

Mother’s Day Gift Guide to Santana Row 2017

It is that time of year again! Time to find that perfect somethin’ somethin’ for Mom. Well, there is no reason to stress out over finding the perfect gift for Mom this upcoming Mother’s Day. Santana Row, once again, has you covered.

First off, Mom should not have to cook on Mother’s Day. Thankfully, Santana Row has several fabulous restaurants to bring Mom to, so she can enjoy a meal prepared by someone other than herself. If you are seeking the perfect Mother’s Day brunch, Left Bank or Village California Bistro will have the perfect brunch for Mom on her special day. For the Mom who loves pasta, I highly recommend Maggiano’s. Perhaps Mom wants something a little more upbeat? Blowfish Sushi is the place to take her; and be sure to order the Pyramid of Tartare and the Ritso Roll. Yummy!! Mother’s Day at Santana Row restaurants is popular, for obvious reasons, so be sure to make a reservation through Open Table in order to ensure you won’t have to wait for a table.

If you are seeking more casual dining options, I highly recommend Tacolicious or Veggie Grill. YUM! When it is time for dessert, Smitten Ice Cream or Cocola will warm Mom’s heart; and satisfy her sweet tooth.

Has life been a little stressful for Mom lately? Why not treat her to a spa day at Burke-Williams Spa! She will LOVE it!

Of course, treating Mom to a yummy meal, and relaxing spa day, are both fabulous things to do, but you will still want to treat her to something special she can open when she wakes up in the morning on Mother’s Day. So I put together a Mother’s Day Gift Guide to Santana Row so you can rest assured you have found her the perfect somethin’ somethin’ for her special day. Oh, and if my kids or husband reads this; take notes! Hint, hint 😉

Kit & Ace

Kit & Ace is a fabulous men’s and women’s shop on Santana Row which offers high tech cashmere and fabrics. They have clothing which is machine washable; so perfect for the busy Mom who does not have time to run back and forth to the dry cleaners. Love that!

This is the perfect place to find Mom a scarf, jacket, sweater, or closet staple she will reach for every day of her life. Every time she reaches for her Kit & Ace piece, she will think of how fabulous you are! Now how’s that for the perfect Mother’s Day gift. I’m eyeing those scarves; just in case my family is reading this 😉

To learn more about Kit & Ace, please visit their shop on Santana Row..

Jest Jewels

Jest Jewels is the place for finding a unique and special gift for Mom. They have the most beautiful pictures frames. Why not frame a photo which captures a special day or time you and Mom shared? She will love the personal thought, as well as the beautiful picture frame. Jest Jewels also has a section stocked with fabulous Mother’s Day themed gifts. Love the “Home is where you Mom is” mug! Also, these hats are perfect for a relaxing day by the pool, or at the beach, for Mom. Believe me, she needs a relaxing day by the pool or beach! A-hem, if my family is reading this, I want the “Just Chillin” hat. Thank you.

To learn more about Jest Jewels, and see all of their fabulous gift ideas, visit their shop on Santana Row.

Vera Bradley

Speaking of Mom needing to relax, why not head over to Vera Bradley for a vacation themed gift! She would love a travel backpack stocked with a hat, water bottle, and towel for the beach. Vera Bradley has the best poolside, or beach, accessories. I love the fun prints!

Don’t forget to include plane tickets to Hawaii, Jamaica, or any exotic location. If you prefer a local, staycation getaway, create your own car trip tickets to Capitola, Santa Cruz, or Stinson Beach. Then, slip your homemade tickets into a beach getaway bag. She will love it! I would like the yellow tote pictured above, and any of the towels; just in case my family is reading this. 😉

To learn more about Vera Bradley, check out their shop on Santana Row or visit their website.

Kendra Scott

All Mothers love Kendra Scott. I repeat, all Mothers love Kendra Scott. You cannot go wrong with something from Kendra Scott. The shop at Santana Row just got in the summer collection, and let me tell you, it is fabulous. Look for these tassel earrings, or the classic Harlow necklace in summer stones and metals.

If you cannot decide, or you don’t see the perfect metal color and stone color combination for Mom, Kendra Scott can fix that for you! They have a “Color Bar” in-store where you can design the perfect ring, necklace, bracelet, or pair of earrings for Mom; and they will assemble it right there on-the-spot for you! Love that!

Be sure to check out Kendra Scott’s shop on Santana Row, or visit her website for more information.

If you really cannot decide what to get Mom for Mother’s Day, it’s OK. Santana Row offers gift cards, in any denomination of your choice through the concierge, or online here.

For more information about Santana Row, please visit SantanaRow.com

Happy Mother’s Day!

*brought to you by Santana Row, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Welly Merck watch review

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Pictured: watch c/o Welly Merck. Welly Merck watch in gold

You know I am all about luxury, so when Welly Merck contacted me and taught me all about their luxurious watch line; I was intrigued. Not only does Welly Merck make luxurious watches which are beautiful and keep accurate time, they make them affordable too. Love!

The Welly Merck story is one of true love. The company was born from a loving marriage between two people who traveled the globe to be with one another. Rather than re-tell someone else’s story, you can read about the romantic tale online here.

From this love, a fabulous and luxurious watch company was born. Welly Merck watches are nothing short of fabulous! They offer thin watch faces; and my Mother always told me, the thinner the casing, the more expensive the watch! There are watch styles for both men, and women, in sporty and dressy styles. I love these watches!

The sleek, metallic and leather watch offerings fit any taste in watches. It was really difficult for me to pick just one watch! The gold watch shown in these pictures is what I ultimately chose since my only gold watch is vintage, and I don’t like to wear it that often. My Welly Merck watch is classic, sleek, luxurious, and easy to wear every day. Love that!

If you can’t choose between watch straps, Welly Merck also sells watch straps, so you can buy one face, and multiple straps, to give your watch all different looks; depending on your outfit or mood. They offer metal, leather, and fabric straps. I love the metallic watch straps. This gold strap is so chic! I love how it compliments the hardware on my favorite handbag.

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Welly Merck watches are so luxurious and chic. I am in love with my watch! These watches would also make great gifts for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, as well as Birthdays and Graduations. Love that!

You can find the Welly Merck watch collection online at WellyMerck.com. Use coupon code BAF20 and save 20% off your purchase! Coupon code is valid April 1, 2017 through March 30, 2018.