When I started my pregnancy to-do list, I knew I would have to have a baby shower on each coast. West Coast with my actual family and a few friends and East Coast with the people I like to refer to as my “extended family”. It’s no secret that they’re the people I spend a majority of my time with and they have definitely become a support system of sorts here in New York City where I have no actual family.
I had been joking to my mother for a while that I would probably have my NY shower in a bar (ok, half joking) but, alas, I didn’t. Instead, my best friend Tatiana planned the most adorable shower on her rooftop in Bushwick. We had plenty of mimosas and beers to keep the guests happy and ordered doughnuts from Dough. Our friend, Henry, also brought warm pork buns that were soooo amazing!
The big stars of the party were the pups! We brought along Pierrot and Tatiana had her French bulldog Lincoln at the party and everyone was in love! It was also interesting to see the difference in their personalities. Our dog, Pierrot, is 2 years old and has a calm demeanor with a stoic serious face while Lincoln, 5 MONTHS old, is cute and tiny and a little ball of energy!
Our main concern was, of course, the weather. When you think April in New York, you can either get crazy showers OR beautiful blue skies with blossoms everywhere. Luckily, we had the latter, with the bright sun shining on that rooftop until the last guest went home. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day.
I was super grateful for everyone that showed up. Having been home on maternity leave day after day, it was really nice to have these interactions with the people I’ve grown to know and love over the last year and a half. It’s so nice to be able to have these memories.