Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Brigadeiro's First Baby Shower


I recently attended my very first baby shower, which was held in honour of...yours truly!


Last year I dropped many not-so-subtle hints, which some of you picked up on, so this may not be a surprise to you all...but yes, in 2 months or so, all going well, there will be a 'Brigadeirozinho(a)' added to my household, so exciting!

While my sister (who lives in London) was down for a visit, she threw me a lovely Baby Shower, complete with amazing baked treats brought by my friends:


No celebration is complete without a drop of French Champagne, my preference for the day: Pol Roger

My sister gave me a lovely 'pamper package' from a Spa in Convent Garden, the 'oils' smell so good...


My friend K made the most amazing rasberry macarons (they were truly to-die-for)! This picture and the first pic above are borrowed from her gorgeous blog, French Safari, as my pictures (taken in a hurry) do not do them justice...She also wrote a brilliant post on making macarons (different ones), which we are all in awe of, as macarons are incredibly hard to make. As a baby shower present, she gave me a 2 hour photographic session, which I am so excited about, her pictures are truly gorgeous!

My sister is determined to spoil little 'Brigadeirozinho(a)'

I made these cupcakes using the 'Magnolia Bakery' recipe for Vanilla cupcakes and vanilla buttercream, and added ribbons of shaved coconut...I have been eating these everyday since, naughty me!

My friend Z made this incredible creme fraiche & rasberry light-as-air butterfly cupcakes...absolutely divine!

You all know of my love for macarons...

Yummy friands by my friend S.

Dressed for comfort (knowing I had to fit all those yummy goodies in my tummy):
Dress: 3.1 Phillip Lim and Koi Suwannagate linen rosette strapless dress
Vest: present from my mom, she bought it in Japan and sent it to me while she was there for a few months
Belt: stretchy beaded brown belt I bought years ago

42 comments:

  1. Such great news congrats - can't wait to see that little new Fashionista once he/she is born.

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  2. how amazing! and well done to your friend with the macarons! impressive. and what a fabulous outfit! might take a leaf out of your book and steal some of those ideas for my best friend's baby shower in a few weeks :)

    xx

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  3. CONGRATULATIONS! I was completely oblivious. how exciting for you! oh what a great time of your life :) my cousin / very close friend is due in a few weeks too, its all so exciting! you'll have the best dressed little baby around.

    All that food looks so stunning! bet the baby's loving the sugar high haha.

    again, congratulations and i wish you all the best!!

    xx

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  4. what a lovely shower and a divine dress. Philip Lim is a genius. x

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  5. Again I have to say: so so happy for you Brig. :)She/he is going to be the best dressed little bub around too!

    Love your gorgeous shower pics and I adore your outfit as always.

    Sharon

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  6. Congrats brig :)))

    And what a lovely shower indeed.


    x

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  7. Beautiful shower. And you look stunning.

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  8. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!! I suspected....
    If the baby is a girl, she is going to have quite the wardrobe to inherit.

    Rasberries, coconuts, I'm almost drooling!

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  9. congratulations!!
    i had NO idea!
    your outfit is fab :)
    all the treats look soooo yummy

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  10. BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS from a beautiful soon-to-be-mom!

    So nice from all your friends to make all these beautiful gifts!!! The macarons look yummy!!! Mmmmhhh .... ;)

    All the very very best to you, Brigadeiro!!!
    Your linen rosette dress is so a gorgeous thing!!!
    Love it with the vest and belt!!

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  11. Congratulations on the coming baby!!!! You are glowing and even prettier!

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  12. Congratulations!
    What a lovely baby shower, mmmh the food looks delicious!

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  13. YOU LOOK FABULOUS + ALL THE FOOD LOOKS SO GOOD. I TOO USE THE MAGNOLIA VANILLA CUPCAKE QUITE FREQUENTLY, THEY TASTE SO GOOD! CONGRATS ON YOUR BUNDLE OF JOY

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  14. congratulations!!! you will be on chic mommy :)
    -jessie (from tfs)
    My Delusional Mind

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  15. Congrats! What a lovely shower- all the treats look delicious! :)

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  16. congrats to you and your husband! (: the baby shower looks great with all that very very yummy food.

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  17. So exciting, darling ~ congrats!

    What a gorgeous party!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  18. omg! totally did NOT pick up on the hints! so excited for you! what a lovely shower!

    congrats,
    tam

    http://tampham.blogspot.com

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  19. Parabens!!!! Che bom essas comidas!!!!

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  20. Wow CC, you do have some talented friends. Macarons and photography?! Hehehe... Can't wait to meet the little one and you're right, it was a lovely day! xx

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  21. Such amazing news!!! I stumbled upon your comment on Nini's blog once in last year so I thought - hey, could it possibly be...... :-D
    CONGRATULATIONS! So very exciting.
    Wishing you the very best always
    Sofie

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  22. Hope you had an amazing baby shower. Did you end up picking heaps of baby stuff while in Japan? May i ask how many months were you when you went? I'm 4 mths along, and have been trying to get DH to take me back to Japan for a last stint (babymoon) since we won't be back for ages :)

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  23. Thank you all for your lovely comments! :)

    Amy - Congratulations! I only bought a few baby things in Japan, mainly the red dress I posted in my 'Asakusa' post, a little bunny and some Baby Gap (since there's no Gap in Oz) :) I was 5-6 months when I went to Japan, and you can fly internationally up until 32 weeks without a doctor's certificate. I highly recommend a babymoon, although comfy flat-ish shoes are a must, some days my feet absolutely killed! :)

    xx
    CC

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  24. PS. Not dress, red padded jacket...

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  25. all of these pics make me very happy! congratulations!

    xxx
    t

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  26. Congratulations to you and your hubby! You weren't even showing when i saw you in DJ's almost 2 months ago :o) You're inspired me lol!

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  27. Naomi - hehe, you are too kind, I was surely showing (or just looking quite uhm...'rotund') ;)
    xx

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  28. PARABENS, Clarice!!!!!!!!Nossa, imagino a alegria de voces:)

    E tudo tao lindo no seu cha de bebe, e este efeito de polaroid deixou tudo ainda mais perfeito..um luxo! Macarons e bolinhos, hmmmmmmmmmmm...

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  29. Agora estou pensando nos seus posts anteriores, especialmente os de "outfits", e tudo faz sentido hehehe Nossa, mas vc soube manter bem o misterio. hehe

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  30. every single pic is so lovely!

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  31. Oh congratulations, that is so exciting! Is it going to be an April baby? I'm an April baby, and I must say it's a good month! haha xxxx

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  32. Congratulations !!!

    I'm very happy for you and Mr Brigadeiro !
    The macarons and the cupcakes look so delicious !
    And the pictures are gorgeous.

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  33. I'm very happy for you! Hooray for the little family :)! And what would a party be without all these yummy foods! SUPER yum!

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  34. SO CUTE
    love your blog, keep it up!
    thanks for sharing as always

    -cma
    COSMICaroline.blogspot.com

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  35. Amazingly nice babyshower and photos! :)

    A Elite

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  36. Parabéns mamãe. Que cuidado! Lindo, lindo o seu chá. Viajando por esse mundão que é a internet achei o seu blog. Adoraria que você conhecesse também a nossa casinha virtual. Além de acessórios bacanérrimos, adoramos falar sobre as coisas boas da vida. Te esperamos lá. Beijos grandes da Carol www.espacocaridad.blogspot.com

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  37. Congrats! Sounds (and looks!) like an amazing baby shower ...

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  38. Hi Brig! Happy CNY, Gong Xi Fa Cai & Xin Nian Kuai Le!! wishing u & ur family a healthy, happy & prosperous new year!

    p/s: really love the pics of ur baby shower.

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  39. OMG. How come I didn't pick up the hints? All the best for you guys... I'm very excited! Congratulations.
    XXX
    Grazi

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  40. wowser! i'm so happy for you, mamacita!

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  41. haha i was going to ask but its always a bit awkward asking something like that, in case the person isnt.

    Congratulations! You must be so excited!

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