Birthday Brunch with a Big Surprise
This weekend, I celebrated another birthday, but this was no ordinary birthday celebration! My longtime best friend Corina and her husband Matt came in town for my birthday and we decided my birthday cake would reveal the gender of their unborn child. Talk about pressure!
I knew I had to plan an epic brunch with close friends and snag a beautiful cake for the big surprise. For brunch, I chose City Vineyard at Pier 26, a trendy restaurant on the water with an incredible brunch and bottomless mimosas. Although this weekend was a little chilly, City Vineyard at Pier 26 is a dream on a hot summer day! They offer incredible wine and bites and outdoor seating. If you haven’t tried it yet, definitely check it out! For the cake, I went with Empire Cake which bakes the tastiest cakes in all of Chelsea. I love supporting small businesses in my neighborhood and I have to say that Empire Cake is my favorite local bakery. We went with the Vanilla Vanilla cake, but chose to have the exterior of the cake mint green.
Brunch involved lots of fun stories, funny gifts and, ultimately, the gender reveal! We ended the brunch with Corina cutting into the cake to discover a pink interior! She is having a GIRL!