Tuesday, May 12

Chula's Mission Mother's Day Weekend Lunch - Green Acre with Brian Malarkey


Chula's Mission Mother's Day Weekend Lunch - Green Acre with Brian Malarkey :: BeckyCharms & Co.
Chula's Mission Mother's Day Weekend Lunch - Green Acre with Brian Malarkey
This past weekend I was invited to a Mother's Day Lunch at Brian Malarkey's Green Acre in San Diego.  This was a perfect opportunity to share in some grandmother-mother-daughter activities like bracelet making, cookie decorating, herb planting, and a super fun photo booth while learning about Chula's Mission and the work they are doing to help provide support and counseling for motherless girls.

#OnceUponAnApron


The day began with a drive to La Jolla, which is always beautiful in San Diego.

Chula's Mission Mother's Day Weekend Lunch - Green Acre with Brian Malarkey :: BeckyCharms & Co.
BoxMix Bubbe and TinyBaker at Chula's Mission Mother's Day Weekend Lunch - Green Acre with Brian Malarkey

I took my mom and daughter with me.

The location of the restaurant at Campus Pointe is lush with greenery {hopefully drought-friendly, following the drip system rules and regulations, I'm sure.} and has an ocean breeze that will make you swoon.  

Chula's Mission Mother's Day Weekend Lunch - Green Acre with Brian Malarkey :: BeckyCharms & Co.
http://www.chulasmission.org/

We were greeted with purple balloons to indicate we were at the right place, and smiley attendants wearing purple shirts who would usher us around pointing out where to go next and what fun things were in store.

As I mentioned, we were able to create matching bracelets, decorate cookies, design an apron or put our artistic abilities to the test with a rainbow assortment of sharpie markers and white tiles for their future Wall of Love.  Herb pots filled with bags of soil, seed packets and an included recipe awaited us to decorate, and when our appetite was bordering hangry, pizza, lemonade, and freshly baked chocolate chunk cookies lightly sprinkled with sea salt were set up buffet-style inside; a delightfully decorated open space which made us feel happy and gave us a sense of peace.

Chula's Mission Mother's Day Weekend Lunch - Green Acre with Brian Malarkey :: BeckyCharms & Co.
Chula's Mission - Mentoring and Nuturing Motherless Girls



I love how the logo embraces motherhood and motherly nuturing, yet can still represent anyone who cares for and comforts another human being.

Chula's Mission Mother's Day Weekend Lunch - Green Acre with Brian Malarkey :: BeckyCharms & Co.
Chula's Mission Mother's Day Weekend Lunch - Green Acre with Brian Malarkey
Chula's Mission Mother's Day Weekend Lunch - Green Acre with Brian Malarkey :: BeckyCharms & Co.
Brian Malarkey's Green Acre SD - Campus Pointe
The restaurant/venue was such an amazing, open, green space.  We loved everything about it.
We were perusing the garden at the same time as the chef, himself, along with his family.  It was truly amazing! 
Chula's Mission Mother's Day Weekend Lunch - Green Acre with Brian Malarkey :: BeckyCharms & Co.
Farm-to-Table Green Acre at Campus Pointe - a Brian Malarkey Restaurant {he hand-picked the strawberries for us!}

I want to personally thank Scatena Daniels {and namely Suzy Garcia} for the invite.

My girls and I had the best time bonding and sharing in so many special memories.

Thank you to Chula's Mission for doing what you do to help current motherless girls, and for establishing a platform to help and aide future girls.

Thank you to Brian Malarkey and family {#teamMalarkey} for opening up your space to us.

Thank you to the panel of #mediamoms for sharing your insight about the challenges you each face as moms.  You are not alone with your feelings about motherhood, and I realized that we are not alone.  It's helpful to know we all have similar feelings and perspectives at times.

Thank you to everyone else {all sponsors and providers} who helped make this event possible.
Chula's Mission Mother's Day Weekend Lunch - Green Acre with Brian Malarkey :: BeckyCharms & Co.
My dear sweet daughter made me a Mother's Day card at Chula's Mission Lunch... I <3 you too, baby girl!!

Scatena Daniels: 
http://scatenadaniels.com/

Chula's Mission:
http://www.chulasmission.org/

Green Acre SD:
http://www.greenacresd.com/campus-pointe/

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Courage & Kindness,
BeckyCharms

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