Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so we’ve compiled the ultimate guide to help you spoil the maternal figure in your life. From delightful feasts to floral feats and homemade treats—celebrate Mother’s Day the Boulevard way. Because when you call this community home, you’re at the crossroads of absolutely everything.

Delectable Eats

Most Instagrammable

The Press

Fresh and organic local ingredients mean this artisan café is a surefire win. With two locations—one in Pleasanton, the other in Livermore—offering takeout, this is the perfect chance to grab a unique, elevated breakfast and enjoy it at a local park. We hear a certain community you may be familiar with features 15 pocket parks—perfect for enjoying an open-air meal.


The RoyalTEA Garden

A royal tea party for parental royalty? Now, that’s what we’re talking about. The RoyalTEA Garden brings a whimsical afternoon tea to life. Enjoy scones and dainty tea sandwiches for all—and a bottomless pot of tea, of course. Can’t forget the bottomless tea. Whether you choose to dine indoors or outdoors in their darling, leafy-beyond-belief garden patio, your RoyalTEA Garden experience is sure to be one fit for a queen.

Most Scenic

Aviation Livermore

Alfresco rooftop dining. Panoramic views. Craft cocktails. Sounds like the ultimate dining experience. Well, this ultimate dining experience is just a stone’s throw from where you call home. Aviation, located in vibrant downtown Livermore, marries rustic cuisine with the modern allure of an incomparable location. Steak frites with a side of city views? Yes, please!

Splurge on Mom

Market Tavern

This cozy yet luxe dining experience is just a short drive—or walk—from your Boulevard home. Offering elevated comfort food in an indoor-outdoor setup, this effortless crowd-pleaser has so much to enjoy.


Blossom Bee

Crepes or Thai food? Why not both! This family-friendly fusion spot is sure to be a hit thanks to their focus on serving delicious crepes—both savory and sweet—alongside classic Thai favorites. Fusion fun for everyone!

Best Cocktails

SideTrack Bar + Grill

It’ll be smiles for miles when you get a taste of SideTrack’s refreshing cocktails and delicious bites. Located at the heart of historic Pleasanton, here, you can enjoy your nibbles and refreshments on a patio shaded from the elements.

Homemade Tr(Eats)

Why not make mom a homemade gift she can admire again and again? Maybe a bouquet of paper flowers made from cupcake liners to adorn your granite or quartz kitchen island? Or a DIY rainbow clutch so mom can keep all her necessities handy during pool days at The Rec Center? This faux cactus stone garden or homemade Matisse-inspired felt board is sure to add a pop of color to mom’s modern home office, while this simple yet unique origami bookmark is perfect for when she wants to read in your bonus-room-turned-library. And when mom’s ready to relax in one of Boulevard’s spa-like bathrooms—this invigorating, lemony bath salt recipe will be just what she needs.

If you’re feeling a little less crafty, a little more culinary—why not whip up a Mother’s Day treat to savor in your gourmet Boulevard kitchen? Prepare the perfect classic cheesecake or strawberry corn cake for a treat that delights or an easy salmon and cream cheese frittata and even easier lemon pudding cake made with love and the support of modern, stainless steel appliances.

That’s a (Gift) Wrap

The Gourmet Works

The gift baskets at this local business are truly what gift-giving dreams are made of. From artisanal small-batch chocolates to charming houseware, this unique gift shop and its dedicated team are all you need to settle on a wow-factor kind of present.


For the woman who likes to keep it cute—this charming lifestyle boutique at the heart of Livermore offers elevated homeware and unique gifts.

Vault California

For the mama who takes her self-care seriously, look no further than Vault California—conveniently located in downtown Livermore—for scintillating soaps, sugar scrubs and soy candles to delight the senses.
With so many incredible ways to show the mother figure in your life some love, all that’s left is to pick your faves and let the good times—and great memories—roll.

Best in Bloom

Dublin Floral Design

For a floral bouquet fit for the mother figure in your life, look no further than Dublin’s neighborhood flower shop. With a menu of options to suit every taste and budget, there’s a reason Dubliners flock to this family-owned business for all their floral essentials.

Bloomies Studio

A bloom for every mood, the variety and artistry found at Bloomies Studio is unmatched. And if a bouquet of flowers feels a little too been-there-done-that for the matriarch of your family, why not browse Bloomies Studio’s selection of plants?