We had the most amazing day celebrating Gemma’s first birthday at the Gemma restaurant in the Bowery Hotel with a little family brunch. I decorated the already stunning private room with turquoise, orange, and pink napkins, paper straws, and candy table, which people got to take home in little cardboard popcorn boxes. Our amazing photographer, CJ Isaac of Charlie Julie Photography, captured the whole day for us to later compile in a book with all the wonderful hand written notes we received on the back of the custom poem I wrote on a card that was at every place setting asking guests to write Gemma a few life lessons. We even turned G’s favorite book into a delicious cake thanks to Cakes and Shapes!