LA LIFE: Mother’s Day Fun, Craft Fair, Lunch, Roses, Garden Party
Sunday is a Mother of a day, Mother’s Day that is. Tomatoes can shop, eat, and imbibe at the “Echo Park Craft Fair”. Grand Park is making lunchtime very special with “Lunch À LA Lunchtime”. It’s time to smell the roses at Descanso Gardens and experience something new as well. Looking for a brunch with a little something extra on Mother’s Day Weekend? I’ll give you the skinny. And our “Annual Hats and Flats Garden Party” is back Sunday June 2nd! If you are a nurturing Tomato who is the glue that holds family-human and animal friends together then a very “Happy Mother’s Day” to you.
May 10- 12. Echo Park Craft Fair
The “Echo Park Craft Fair” is a fun and fab 3-day art and design event. Ten years after its inception, the Fair brings the finest innovators and influencers to Tomatoes with a vast variety of mediums, and tastemakers showcasing a variety of mediums. The best of the best delish artisan foods, coffees and special cocktails served on Sunday to honor Mother’s Day. All to satisfy your shopping, foodie and drinking appetites.
The Echo Park Craft Fair features work by over 120 artists. You can feast your eyes upon one-of-a-kind ceramics, weavings, jewelry, clothing, perfumery woodworking, fabric art and the list goes on and on tomatoes. “As the Fair grows it’s important to remember what it’s all about – we’re women and artists who are supporting each other, validating each other’s vision, laughing, creating and struggling together. No matter where it all goes, how much it grows – it has to remain about that sense of community and fostering a greater sense of beauty in the world.” So, says EPCF Co-Founder Rachel Craven. I love the sound of that gals!
Lunch À LA Park
It’s LUNCHTIME at Grand Park Tomatoes! Take a break Tomatoes with Grand Park’s noontime LUNCH À LA PARK program, with wonderful rotating food trucks and delish food in the park. Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, Tomatoes can enjoy the sunshine and the beauty of Grand Park during 11am- 2pm on a workday. Yum! Yum!
Trucks will be parked on Olive Court (between Grand and Hill) and the Marketplace (between Spring and Broadway just across the street from City Hall, by the playground) with easy access for jurors, local employees, and all park users. Don’t forget Tomatoes that Grand Park, aka “Everyone’s Park”, and they are very good at giving a good dose of creativity in a beautiful setting. Grand Park deserves a big pat on the back.
Now Smell the Roses
Wow Tomatoes! The rose is 35 million years old! Who knew?! No wonder the 5-petaled bloom, originating from Asia, is the most famous flower in the universe and has maintained its image as a symbol of love, beauty, war and politics. Well, everything is coming up roses at Descanso Gardens where you can visit and bask among gorgeous roses in bloom now. It’s a sight to behold!
The 5 ½ acre rose garden is in peak form so now is the perfect time to stop and smell and enjoy the roses. And a heads-up Tomatoes… “Night Garden: Science Quest” is a super cool event on May 18th, hosted by Descanso Gardens, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, Carnegie Astronomy and the San Fernando Audubon Society, where Tomatoes can discover the science of nature that surrounds us from the ground below to the stars above. I’d sign up for tickets now.
May 12. Mother’s Day Fun & Food
Whether you have raised a child, parented a parent, been a loving aunt, given a pet a loving home or given your heart to help those in need, it is time to celebrate every Tomato’s motherly spirit and pat yourself on the back. If you’re an LA Tomato there’s an overwhelming plethora of brunches, fairs, and happenings celebrating moms on Sunday. Something a little different might tickle your fancy Ladies.
Having just mentioned the roses blooming at Descanso Gardens it might be incredibly lovely to enjoy Mother’s Day Brunch there among the glorious roses. The Aquarium of the Pacific offers an exploration of the wonders of the Pacific Ocean and 11,000 animals and you can celebrate with a Mother’s Day Brunch there as well Tomatoes. Theatricum Botanicum is having a Mother’s Day Extravaganza with Brunch and Performances at their Momentum Place. I love the Grand Café at the Omni Hotel in the heart of LA overlooking MOCA they are having a fabulous Mother’s Day Brunch. Personally, I just want to chill & de-stress on my sofa, binge Netflix and eat chocolate cake. Tee-Hee!
June 2. “Hats & Flats Garden Party”
Lady Deborah (aka Debbie Zipp) and The Three Tomatoes LA request your fab presence, and whoever you desire to accompany you (gentlemen welcome), for the “Hats & Flats Garden Party” on Sunday June 2 at Chatsworth Manor & Garden. Lady Deborah’s Lady in Waiting, Flora, is sure this will be THE event of the season and only THE very finest of Los Angeles Tomatoes have been extended an invitation. Mark your calendars LA Tomato Ladies and Gents!
The brilliant Lady Penelope Peyser, a genteel lady held in the highest esteem for her extraordinary talent and personal charm, will be performing her poetry and sonnets. Guests will be treated to tasty bites, refreshments, champagne, music, gift bags, best hat contest and a few surprises. Space is limited to 40, so reserve your space for June 2 and purchase your $10 ticket ASAP or by May 26.