My fiance and I are doing our first group mother's day a weekend early (on May 2nd). We would like to take our mothers out somewhere nice -- possibly on the water (Newport-Malibu ok). We live near downtown LA, and want to get out and make a day of it.
Interesting, inventive, fresh... We want to impress the moms. Small restaurants near the water would be the BEST. Also good restaurants in lovely hotels.
Hounds, help me!