Solvang Loves Moms!

momHard to believe it’s May already and that means Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 11. Did you know that Mother’s Day celebrations are said to have taken place first in ancient Greek & Roman times and now in more than 50 countries around the world? Here in Solvang, shopping for a gift for Mom (or the Mom-like) person in your life is made pretty simple by choices at 150+ retail shops, wine tasting rooms and restaurants (According to my mom, a gift certificate is often the best idea so she can get what she really wants!) Check out all the options :

happy-mothers-dayOne of my favorite stops for mom-day or any-day flowers is the Solvang Village Farmer’s Market every Wednesday from 2:30-6:00 p.m. Of course, we’ve got lots of special chocolate and sweet treat bakery options around town, too! And if your mom enjoys classical music, consider taking her to the Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale spring concert featuring Mozart’s Requiem Mass and Overture from The Marriage of Figaro at the Solvang Veterans Hall (performances on Saturday, 5/10/14 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, 5/11/14 at 3:00 p.m. For details on all the happenings around town to share with the matriarch, visit