The Real Reason Mother's Day Is So Important

Mother 365 days a year when given
the right gift of jewelry.
Regardless of how angelic, beautiful, patient and wonderful your mother is, it is always possible for her to morph into Joan Crawford if the wrong (or zero) present is bestowed upon her on the one official day set aside for her each year.

Whatever you do, don't stop at the nearby Easter Flower ` Mother's Day Flower tent set up next to your local gas station.  That just screams you did not have a good gift ready and you were lazy about getting gas.  If your mother has a conglomerate of lillies, tulips, daffodils and hydrangea's of various colors and fragrances planted outside her front door then you know you do this sort of thing.

For you lazy people, please shop online.  Companies like Bellatutto, Portero, Gilt, eBay, Bonanza and other after market selling sites offer all types of jewelry, designer handbags and shoes, and other fine accessories that mom would love at prices you can afford.  Just click your way through your lunch hour and you can buy a great gift without lowering yourself to the obvious and unwanted gas station flower arrangement.

So the real reason Mother's Day is so important is if given the right gift (of jewelry preferably) you will not wake up with Joan pouring your morning coffee.

Your mother's alternative personality after given gas station flowers.
Some great Mother's Day gift ideas from

Charriol 18K White Gold 1.65tcw Flamme Blanche Diamond Bracelet - Retail: $9995 - Bella Tutto:  $4495

David Yurman SS/18K Oval Thoroughbred Locket - Retail:  $825 - Bella Tutto:  $575

Roberto Coin 18K WG/YG 1.00tcw Nabucco Pave Diamond Huggie Earrings - Retail:  $3690 - Bella Tutto:  $2195

Jewelry, Shoes & Handbags will always fit

Cargo Vest: Old Navy, Tank: Motherhood Maternity, Maxi Skirt: Nordstrom, Sandals: Target, Bracelet: c/o Yuni Kelley via Etsy, Watch: Fossil, Necklace: Forever 21, Handbag: Coach

So here it is, another maxi skirt. I know, I'm super adverturous these days with my clothing. At least I threw a vest on it to make it look like a new outfit. My wardrobe is pretty limited and quite frankly shopping for clothes is not fun while pregnant. I've decided my new favorite things to shop for while pregnant are: jewelry, shoes and handbags as they never seem to disappoint and always fit. I recently got a gorgeous new bracelet from one of my favorite Etsy shops Yuni Kelley. Check out her shop she has such great pieces. 
Don't forget you can use code LINDSAYJ for 20% off your entire order. Get to it ladies.

Northern Trust Open & AT&T Pebble Beach

Photo taken by my artistic husband!

Greetings TWT readers! I apologize for the delay in this post but after a rough week off the course in Scottsdale, and then a sick kiddo and myself in Pebble Beach, I was not feeling up to being grammatically correct until now.
We had a wonderful week at Pebble Beach and the Top – 10 finish was icing on the cake. Since I wrote such a long blog for Pebble last year, I will add one restaurant suggestion this year and a few pictures and then continue on to this week – The Northern Trust Open. So lucky you – a two for one deal!
Great view from MPCC club house.
Pebble Beach.
Although I am only giving one suggestion for the Monterey area this year, it happens to be my favorite place to dine in the entire area. This may not make the locals too happy since the place I am sharing seems to be a “locals only” spot, but I can’t resist! And keeping my readers full and satisfied trumps keeping the locals happy!
Bistro Moulin is a quaint French restaurant that is very French in all aspects. The food is amazing, especially the spinach gnocchi – one of my favorite dishes anywhere. We were lucky the night we went because they also had a truffle gnocchi we were able to try, as well. Although the two were quite different in taste, both were spectacular.
Jimmy had the Hanger steak and his comment was, “If you know anything about steak, you will be really impressed any time a restaurant has Hanger steak on the menu.” (For those who don’t know their steaks, Hanger Steak is also known as the Butcher’s cut because it is the most tasty and tender piece of the cow, so the butchers traditionally kept the cut for themselves.)
And when I say Bistro Moulin is French in all aspects, that means expect slow service, although slow service does not mean bad service. The restaurant is tiny with very few employees so if you intend to dine there go with the mindset of taking your time and enjoying the whole experience.
I strongly recommend making reservations in advance because walking in and them having an open table does not happen. Jimmy and I stumbled upon this spot on 2008 by pure luck at 5pm on an off-night. They told us if we could be out by 5:45 we were welcome to eat. They were in no way shape or form being rude; they were completely booked for the rest of the evening, which seems to be the norm for the place.
So I leave the Pebble Beach section of this post with the single recommendation, but a terrific one it is!
Pebble Beach. A practice round ... I promise! :)

49'ers Coach Jim Harbaugh and me - I'm a big fan!

Northern Trust Open – Riviera Country Club.
As I have said before, the West Coast Swing is always a highlight of our year and especially our week at Riviera. I may have said this last year, but whenever anyone asks Jimmy what his favorite course to play his answer is always Riviera. He claims that if he could only play one course, every day for the rest of his life, this course would be it. (And yes, he has played Augusta before!)
On one side of S. 26th Street and San Vicente is the back of Riviera Country club and on the other side of the intersection is the Brentwood Country Mart. The Country Mart is a trendy dining and shopping experience with a mix of jewelry stores, boutiques and eateries. The fun thing about Country Mart is that every spot is local and unique. And this is a celebrity hot spot so keep a look out because you never know who might be there!
For a pleasant and casual, outdoor dining experience, try Reddi Chick. For a girl that now resides in Texas, I was pleasantly surprised with this spot. I believe when they say “the best rotisserie chicken and fries in LA”. The BBQ sauce was tangy, and the chicken was moist and delicious.
Opened by California restaurateur heavy hitters Jeff Cerciello and Micahel Darmon, Farmshop is a wonderful combination of sublime eatery and fresh market. With a fresh California inspired menu that features the best fresh ingredients the State has to offer, Farmshop won’t disappoint you. It’s the perfect stop for breakfast before heading to the golf course to watch one of the best fields all year!
If you would rather shop than watch golf, be sure to step in to any number of the Brentwood Country Mart’s fantastic boutique. From adorable children’s shops to eclectic jewelry stores, the Mart has a little (or a lot!) something for every one of any age.
I hope I have given you a few great suggestions for both of these amazing locations. Feedback is always appreciated, if any of my readers happen to visit my suggested spots. I also enjoy heading what my reader’s favorite spots may be that I haven’t already covered.
Be sure to check back later in the week or visit my Twitter account @Tourwifetravels for pictures from our week in the LA area!

Lava View Lodge Hotel In Bromo

Lava View Lodge Hotel is the best hotel in Cemoro Lawang Bromo, of 4 hotels in Cemoro Lawang Hotel (Hotel Bromo Permai, Cemara Indah Hotel and Hotel Cafe Lava) Lava View hotel's favorites by visitors / tourists vacationing at Mount Bromo. From this hotel can simply enjoy the view of Mount Bromo, sand and panoramic ocean around Bromo.
Facilities And Rate of Lava View Hotel Rooms:
Room Type
Standart Superior
Bungalow Dbl
Bungalow Triple
Family room
xtra mattress
xtra bfast

Lava View Lodge, located on the edge of the village Cemorolawang this is the right choice for you who want to see the beautiful sunrise at Mount Bromo.
Its location is perfect, allowing you to see spectacular crater of Mount Bromo, Mount Batok and Mount Kursi once from your bedroom balcony. Not only the standard room type, for families who want to stay here, Lava View also provides a special family room type.
Hot water facilities, a restaurant with a menu of Indonesian and Western and the staff were welcoming and friendly employees make Lava View which started operating since 1994 is recommended not only by us, but also by some outside travel guidebook.


leather jacket/chaqueta cuero Zara, t-shirt Stradivarius,
 pants/pantalones Mango, heels/tacones Justfab (here)
Este es el look que decidí ponerme la semana pasada para asistir al evento de la página web Trendation en Barcelona. Un look rockero donde destacan los tacones en tono rosa, para romper con el negro.
Feliz comienzo de semana!
This is the look I decided to wear last week to attend the Trendation event  in Barcelona. A rocker look which highlights heels in pink tone to break the black.