Celebrate Motherhood

“If we all make promises to teach our children love, respect, honor, and acceptance, then we are playing our parts in creating a safer, more secure, and more nurturing world for them to live in.”  Mallika Chopra

The bond that we share with our mothers is unlike any other experience in life.  I realized how deep and profound love for someone else can be with the arrival of my daughter Sahara into the world.  Of all of the wonderful and beautiful things I have created, witnessed and done in the world, she is the absolute best.  I would do anything for her and love her with all of my heart.

The gift of motherhood comes in many ways, however, and it can be caring for others, reaching out to help those who are suffering, creating an environment that puts smiles on people’s faces, mentoring employees, helping children, and adopting pets are all mothering qualities that we should acknowledge and celebrate every day of the year.

On Mother’s Day, I like to find some of my own treats to indulge myself, so that there is no pressure for anyone else involved.

Therefore, whether you are buying for your mom or directing someone to buy for you, here are a few gift ideas to help you celebrate motherhood this year:

“Duchess Peony – Powder Room” is a natural soy based candle by LAFCO.  This gorgeous candle comes in a striking pink glass vessel and smells like sweet, blooming peonies.  Excellent when paired with a bubble bath, champagne, chocolate bar, and some peace and quiet.

“Mala of the Heart” is a beautiful book of poems from around the world edited by Ravi Nathwani and Kate Vogt.  I can open this book to a different page each day and come away spiritually uplifted and grateful for life.

“Super Natural Every Day” by Heidi Swanson is a cookbook so well done that it makes me want to have someone make me every recipe for Mother’s Day.  Even the popcorn has me going out to the market to buy Dijon mustard today. 

“Parisian Chic” a style guide by Ines de la Fressange, who is France’s icon of chic.  This book provides great tips on how to dress and eat like a Parisian.  Best when combined with a round trip ticket to the City of Love or a café au lait while watching Audrey Hepburn in “Sabrina.”

Jewelry by Robindira Unsworth is globally inspired, super girly, high color, and über chic. 

Lemon Praline, Dame Chocolat, Dulce de Leche Cheesecake, and Shangri-La are all a mother’s best friend. 

Our new Strawberry Shortcake Tart is made with Devonshire cream and organic strawberries.

Hugs and kisses to mothers everywhere.

About Extraordinary Desserts

Over 20 years ago, Karen Krasne opened the first Extraordinary Desserts at 2929 5th Avenue near San Diego’s Balboa Park. Since then, Extraordinary Desserts has become one of San Diego’s most prominent dining establishments and has expanded to include a second location in San Diego’s Little Italy area at 1430 Union Street as well as a line of gourmet products and a robust online store. From the dazzling artistry and sublime taste of its award-winning sweets to the attentive customer service, Extraordinary Desserts has built a strong reputation for its decadent, gourmet dessert creations, elegant eats, and extraordinary experience. As a result, Extraordinary Desserts is consistently a top pick by critics and readers of both local and national publications. Owner and executive chef Karen Krasne studied at Paris’ best pastry schools. She uses only organic ingredients when possible, and adorns each luxurious dessert with locally-grown fresh flowers, her signature edible gold leaf, autumn leaves, and sinfully sweet sauces making her creations a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Extraordinary Desserts, Little Italy 1430 Union Street San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: (619) 294-7001 Extraordinary Desserts, Balboa Park 2929 Fifth Avenue San Diego, CA 92103 Phone: (619) 294-2132
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