Celebrate Mom in #DTJax

Screen Shot 2017-05-10 at 5.41.18 PMMother’s Day is a special and important day to celebrate the people with the toughest job: Being a mom. Whether you’re still looking for a gift or need Mother’s Day plans, Downtown Jacksonville has all of the sweet treats, surprises and brunch spots you’ll need.


Sweet Treats


Mocha Misk’i

Screen Shot 2017-05-10 at 3.47.16 PMRoses are red, violets are blue, the best type of flowers are the ones you can chew! Opt for a more creative (and delicious) gift like truffle roses from Mocha Misk’i. OR say “I love you” in mom’s favorite language – chocolate! All of Mocha Misk’i’s brownies are made with all natural, fresh ingredients and are unlike anything else you can find around town. Check out all of their unique creations and store info here.









18402588_801013053382301_1515274771050714130_nSpeaking of chocolate treats, there is one name that is practically synonymous with chocolate: Peterbrooke. You can always count on Peterbrooke for high-quality, handmade creations that are sure to make Mom smile. Pick her up a Mother’s Day chocolate basket or a few special treats at Peterbrooke Downtown!




Sweet Pete’s

Spring_box_basket_5What better place to find candy creations other than the closest thing to a real life Willy Wonka chocolate factory?! At Sweet Pete’s, you can find much more than just chocolate. From their Signature Sea Salt Caramels to Mint Julip Gummies and Lemon Meringue Malt Balls, whatever Mom’s into, Swete Pete’s has it! The sweetest part? They’re giving away FREE Candy Cubes with any $40 purchase. They’ve even helped you out and put together a collection of treats that Mom is sure to like. Check it out here.

If adult beverages are more her speed, you can sign her up for a Candy and Cocktail Class!







Wine Decadence

Screen Shot 2017-05-10 at 4.32.39 PM“Mommy’s Time Out Gift Set” is a gift you’re going to be tempted to keep for yourself. Nobody deserves a relaxing night to themselves like Mom does and this set gives her just that. The set includes EOS Rose Callos with a Wine Decadence wine glass, pink champagne bubble bath, a Japanese cherry blossom soy candle and a “Mommy’s Time Out” sleep shirt (so everyone around the house knows it’s Mommy time)! The best part about picking this gift up? You can sample wine while you’re there! Get the details here.






Natural As I Wanna Be Spa

NAIWBEproducts_0130You may have read our Q&A with NAIWBE’s Sylvia Walker last month and if you did, you’ll know that she is one of the leaders in her industry and only offers the best organic skincare products and services! We all know that moms put so much time and energy into taking care of others that they often forget to take care of themselves. Make sure Mom gets some “her” time and relaxes this Mother’s Day. Whatever her skincare needs are, NAIWBE has a product for her. You can also purchase a gift card for a relaxing service like a facial! Browse the products and services here.








River City Brewing Company

18342108_10155076660546885_3357641108520158145_nBrunch with a view… and a buffet! Fill up your plate with a variety of breakfast & lunch entrées, fresh seafood & carving stations, a salad bar, assorted bakery items, desserts and more! For reservations, call (904) 398-2299.







bb’s Restaurant and Bar

Screen Shot 2017-05-10 at 5.09.37 PMTreat Mom to a classy and swank Mother’s Day brunch! bb’s is known for their fantastic food, presentation and atmosphere. The Mother’s Day Brunch menu features unique and delicious entrees like banana bread french toast, smoked salmon benedict, po’ boy omelet and more. Call (904) 306-0100 to make your reservation!








slide1Take Mom someplace new! 5Loaves2Fish recently opened a brick and mortar location in Downtown right on the water. Their Mother’s Day Brunch buffet features over a dozen breakfast and lunch classics like shrimp-n-grits and some unique dishes like mushroom and ricotta crepes. Call (904) 466-9377 to make your reservation!





16997915_10155187158339589_6876090885404932803_nGive your mom a day to remember, starting with brunch at NOLA MOCA. Sample the buffet while you wait for your gourmet hot entrée. Then tour the MOCA Jacksonville galleries and attend a Jacksonville Symphony performance at 1 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. in the theater (tickets sold separately). Call (904) 224-0113 to make your reservation.