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Mother’s Day Is Sweet

Our spring family tasting and shopping event is back and sweeter than ever during Mother's Day weekend.

Story by Elizabeth Bickford / Photos by Road West Photography and Elizabeth Bickford

After its long-awaited return, Mother’s Day Is Sweet will take place during Mother’s Day weekend on Saturday, May 7. This Eat & Shop Local Oceanside program event invites you to enjoy good food, tasty drinks and unique shopping experiences. The Mother’s Day event, last held in 2019, was sold out. Returning to the Saturday before Mother's Day, this sweet shopping experience is sure to be an event to enjoy with the mom in your life. Join local eateries, shops and vendors for this immersive shopping experience. Explore Downtown Oceanside while enjoying appetizers, cocktails and music. You will surely find a present for all the moms on your list by supporting these local businesses. Leading up to the big event, MainStreet Oceanside will host the Mother’s Day Is Sweet Challenge April 27 through May 8. Visit local businesses to participate in the fun scavenger hunt-style giveaway. This event will help introduce some new and exciting locations in the area as well as established local businesses, including Flourish + Live Well, Al Fresko, Siren Floral Shop and FUGU Ice Cream & Taiyaki.

Flourish + Live Well

In 2019 Regie Brown and Sally Stirnkorb started their wellness shop in Downtown Oceanside. In their mission to bring natural options to those in need and to support meaningful programs, they opened Flourish + Live Well. The shop features natural solutions to pain management, skin care and a variety of items developed with a specific cause in mindThey set up their wellness shop in Oceanside because of personal connections to the North County area as well as the clear growth of the city. Oceanside is experiencing substantial change and a shop focused on health and well being fits perfectly into that rebirth.

The beautifully curated shop is calming to the senses. Regie invites all to stop by and discuss their needs and goals for holistic pain management. This is a welcoming space to acquire knowledge on CBD and what type of solution might best fit your needs.

Regie and Sally take pride in the products they carry. A strict process is upheld for each addition to their inventory. Their main goal is your health and wellness. Stop by during Mother’s Day Is Sweet to find relief and relaxation.

Al Fresko

In November 2021, Al Fresko, the original graze and luxury outdoor dining experience company, joined the ranks of Downtown's newest shopping experience called the Tremont Collective. This unique concept of an entire building designed to fit the collective group was appealing to this San Diego-based business.