Spring has Sprung at La Palmera

Mother’s Day and spring fashion for fun in the sun

By: Sarona Winfrey

Spring has arrived, and with more than 130 shops and eateries, the La Palmera Shopping District is gearing up for all the season has to offer. Shoppers will find the latest trends and seasonal gear for all ages from a variety of stores including Dillard’s, Macy’s, J.C. Penney, White House | Black Market, Coach, Pandora, Oakley, Zales, MAC Cosmetics, ULTA, New York & Company, Soma Intimates, Aéropostale and American Eagle, all located at La Palmera.

The 1-million-square-foot mall also offers a variety of great dining options like Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, P.F. Chang’s and LongHorn Steakhouse. Conveniently located across from La Palmera is The Shops at La Palmera, featuring national retailers such as Jared The Galleria of Jewelry, Dick’s Sporting Goods, DSW and HomeGoods.

And while shoppers are picking up something new for themselves, many will also find something for mom. Mother’s Day is May 10, meaning kids of all ages will be shopping for just the right gift.

Pick up some sweets for mom at Bourbon Street Candy Co., and find just the right card at Hallmark, unique fashion and accessories at Francesca’s or Aldo, fine jewelry from Reed’s Jewelers, Gordon’s, Zales or Kay Jewelers and even something special for the mom-to-be at Motherhood Maternity.

“Mother’s Day definitely brings out the shoppers,” said Fred Walters, general manager of La Palmera and The Shops at La Palmera. “It’s great having so many gift options available at both La Palmera and The Shops at La Palmera. But for those who can’t decide, a La Palmera Shopping District gift card is always a good option so mom can choose exactly what she wants.”

In honor of Mother’s Day, the Corpus Christi Rose Society will hold their annual Mother’s Day Rose Sale on Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Center Court with dozens of beautiful roses for sale. And all moms who valet park on Mother’s Day, May 10, will receive a complimentary rose.

La Palmera will also host other spring events, including the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales, from April 28 through May 3. In town for Corpus Christi’s annual Buc Days parade on May 2, the Clydesdales will be located in the parking area between J.C. Penney and Firestone off Staples Street with the stables open to guests during regular mall hours. There will be a beer sampling event on April 29 (ages 21 and over), as well as a parade that day at 5:30 p.m. and again on May 3 at 2 p.m.

And check out the Braselton Homes-built lemonade stand on display at La Palmera from April 1 through May 9. The stand will be raffled off to a lucky Lemonade Day Corpus Christi registrant in honor of National Lemonade Day, which encourages entrepreneurship in America’s youth. Organized locally by the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce Foundation and presented by Kleberg Bank, Lemonade Day Corpus Christi encourages teaching entrepreneurial skills and thinking to children by teaching them to build, own and operate their own business: a lemonade stand. The raffle winner will be announced Saturday, May 2, and will, with the help and training of the Corpus Christi Chamber, operate their new lemonade stand at La Palmera on Saturday, May 9. Visit corpuschristi.lemonadeday.org for more information on registering to win the stand and participate in Lemonade Day 2015.


For information on the many programs and events at La Palmera, go to www.lapalmera.com, follow us on Facebook or call 361-991-3755.

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