Retail Therapy: Rip Curl hosts major sale through weekend

Surfing sale: The Rip Curl Sample Sale runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at 3030 Airway Ave., Costa Mesa. Enjoy savings of up to 75% off apparel, wetsuits and accessories for the whole family. The first 200 people will receive a free T-shirt.


Mom's the word

We have all the meal and experience options you'll need to put together a glowing Mother's Day.

Brilliance on a budget: Ruby's Diner at South Coast Plaza will serve up a free meal for Mom from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday with a minimum $10 purchase; all moms also will receive a card for a free burger, valid May 12 to 23. Reservations: (714) 445-4900.

Gastropub glam: For those seeking a touch of casual elegance, Fireside at the Crowne Plaza, 3131 Bristol St., Costa Mesa will offer a three-course $30 prix fixe menu for Mother's Day breakfast, including $5 bottomless mimosas, $5 Bloody Marys and other daylong happy hour drink specials. Enjoy first-course options like poached oysters or gulf shrimp; mains like Scottish salmon, bacon and eggs, or top sirloin and eggs; and an Ice Box Cake for dessert. A kids meal is available. Information: (714) 913-9061.

Family fun: Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill at South Coast Plaza will serve brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday and will include a free dessert for mothers and a free family photo. Brunch items, served with fruit and a muffin, include options like a breakfast quesadilla or enchiladas, a spinach and wild mushroom omelet, or pork verde and eggs, all available for under $15 each. The Z'Tejas's Weekend Fun Bar also will be set up; create your own Bloody Mary, Bloody Maria, mimosa or screwdriver for $4 each. Information: (714) 979-7469 or

Five-star luxe: Pull out all the stops with a brunch or spa day at the Resort at Pelican Hill, 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Coast. A spa retreat option for two includes a Duet Massage, beverage and pedicure, along with a special gift. The package is $460 Monday through Thursday, or $550 Friday through Sunday every week through June 30. Enjoy Mother's Day Ballroom Brunch in Mar Vista's grand ballroom from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with activities for children and a gift for Mom, at $110 per adult, and $50 per child ages 5 to 12. Andrea restaurant will offer a three-course prix fixe Italian menu for $110 per person, while the Pelican Grill will serve a three-course prix fixe brunch, lunch or dinner from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. for $100 per adult or $50 per child ages 5 to 12 (be sure to request a terrace table). For a more casual option, the Coliseum Pool & Grill will serve a breakfast buffet from 7 a.m. to noon for $58 per adult and $26 per child aged 5 to 12. Reservations: (855) 467-6800.

Elegance and jazz: The Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, is serving up a champagne brunch with a live two-piece jazz ensemble from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Options include made-to-order crepes, chicken and waffles, sushi, a pasta bar and a children's buffet for $85 per adult, or $29 per child ages 5 to 12. Reservations: (949) 760- 4920.

Pho-nomenal mom: AnQi by Crustacean at South Coast Plaza is serving up a variety of Mother's Day specials from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All moms will receive a free Mama-Mosa cocktail; entrees include smoked salmon rillete, Meyer's flat iron sirloin, Vietnamese herb-crusted filet of sole, a Vietnamese quiche tartlet and more. Prices range from $10 to $36. Reservations: (714) 557-5679.

Sweets for the sweet: Moms who visit the Blackmarket Bakery at the Camp, 2937 Bristol St., Suite D-100A, in Costa Mesa on Mother's Day will receive a super-secret confection. A reusable tote bag also will be sold; all the packaged goods and breads you can fit in it will be sold at 15% off. Information:

Steak date: Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 455 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach is bringing back its popular three-course Mother's Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brunch is $39.95 per guest; each mom also will receive a $25 gift card for a future visit. Children younger than 12 will have their own special three-course brunch menu for $18.95. Information and reservations: (949) 720-9633 or

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