B is for Baby…


Well, it’s official…I’m having a baby! Technically, it’s been ‘official’ for a little over 35 weeks now, but for me it became real a few weeks ago when Seri and 3 of my best friends threw me an amazing “Pregnant in Heels” baby shower.  Now, I am not one for showers…I know, I know — it’s such a huge part of our business.  I just like hosting way more than being the guest of honor.  Especially these days when I’m starting to feel like my stomach needs its own zip code.  But I have to say, thanks to Seri and the girls, the night turned out perfectly.  Here’s how it all went down.

Since the summer weekends fill up quickly, everyone decided a weekday night would be way easier for people to attend.  A Thursday night with my closest friends? Sounds good to me!  Aimee graciously offered to host at her amazing new apartment in Cobble Hill.  As I walked up the stairs, I could hear the girls voices and was so surprised when I opened the door to see one of my best friends Jessica had driven up 8 hours from Virginia !!! She too is expecting, and we hadn’t seen each other pregnant so it was super fun to see her with a little belly of her own.

As I put down my stuff and headed into the kitchen I was filled with emotion as I saw all of my favorite people there AND the ridiculously perfect decor and setup that was going on !!! This party had Seri written all over it.

Where do I begin?  Let’s start with the food table…check this out.  Wooden letters spray painted and then covered in baby pics of Brian and I were the center of the table…so creative!

Beside the wooden letters were some of our favorite modern grey vases (from Ikea of course!!) filled with gorgeous white peonies.  And then…the food spread! Thanks to our new friend Karen Ferries of The Cocktail Party Chef, the food was amazing, gorgeous and delicious!  She had melon and bacon skewers, crudite with assorted dips, shrimp and veggie spring rolls with a peanut dipping sauce, fresh pea soup shooters, a mixed green salad and of course some yummy mini meatballs — my fave!


For dessert our girl Kristan from Kreated by K baked up some amazing treats…again all of my faves!! Mini carrot cupcakes topped with “B” toppers, lemon meringue bites…and an insanely gorgeous cake — is this thing just a stunner or what??  And yes, it was SO good.


In addition, we had some adorable cookies from everyone’s favorite NYC bakery Eleni’s.  And they were just as good as they looked!


The girls thought of everything…right down to the delicious baby-friendly cocktail…a sparkling peach soda with edible flowers – how amazing!  Although I did sneak a few sips of the peach prosecco that was being served!  I have to say, I am excited about the thought of a nice cold glass of champagne to celebrate Baby B’s arrival!

I LOVED the personalized water bottles, they were so adorable!


In keeping with the “pregnant in heels” theme, the girls set up a ‘Sole Station’ for everyone to indulge in…complete with foot massages, flip flops, cold towels and foot cream — how ridiculously cute is this?


Of course I showed up in 4″ wedges, so this was music to my ears.  We love this company My Spa 2 Go for all of your at-home spa needs…perfect for a bachelorette party, shower or just a day of pampering.  Our massage therapist Dawn brought my swollen feet back to life!!

Check out the crazy cute moccasins from Freshly Picked…Seri worked with them to send us some of their adorable baby shoes…SO perfect for our sole station.  And if Baby B is a girl, she will already have a stylish shoe collection when she comes out! Not surprising for any child of mine :)

There were so many special and personalized touches…one of which was our fave photog Raquel Bianca there to shoot the whole thing!! It was just an amazing night filled with friends, food and laughter.

We ended the night with a slice of cake up on Aimee’s gorgeous rooftop.  What a view!! A gorgeous summer night in NYC…the best kind.

Thank you ladies from the bottom of my heart…Baby B is surely loved.

The countdown is on !! 5 weeks and we will all get to meet the newest member of the LMP team :)

All photographs by Raquel Bianca