October 8, 2019

A Baby Shower for Shqipe

My personal executive assistant, Shqipa Lulanaj, and her husband, Zennel, are eagerly awaiting the birth of their first child - a boy - due at the end of this month!

Last week, I hosted a special baby shower at The Bedford Post, a charming “Relais & Chateaux” property set in the heart of Bedford, New York, not far from my farm. The 1860s premises was originally restored by actor Richard Gere. It is home to an eight-room luxury inn, a yoga studio, and two restaurants serving sustainable locally grown farm-to-table fare. The event room was decorated in an autumn theme with lots of baby blue. The table flowers were picked from my garden - gorgeous dahlias in a variety of fall colors. Many of our decorations were made using my Cricut® Explore Air™ 2 Special Edition from Michaels. Our cookies came from Sweet Dani B - all displayed atop blue Mosser glass cake plates from One Kings Lane. And the wine was provided by Martha Stewart Wine Co. There were 23-guests in attendance including Shqipe’s sister, Joannie, her mother-in-law Nadziba, and her dear friends, Greta and Valentina.

It was a most memorable evening for all - enjoy these photos.