|Someone was PSYCHED for brunch.|
|Isola restaurant at The Mondrian|
|Baby's first braid bar|
|The finished "Elsa braid"|
|"Mommy, I can't stop looking at myself!"|
|Me and my girl|
The event was held at Isola, the Mondrian Soho's beautiful, airy restaurant, and there were lots of fun activities. We made a flower crown together (well, I made it while she art directed), and then hit the braid bar where she asked for (of course) "an Elsa braid."
After she was properly side-fishtailed, we headed over to check out some of Pippa & Julie's beautiful dresses. Each one was exquisite, but my girl made a beeline for this hot pink, sequined dress that kind of looks like a birthday cake come to life (in the best way possible).
She held it up against her sweater and jeans and looked at herself in the full-length mirror. And looked. And looked and looked. Finally, she said: "Mommy, I can't stop looking at myself! I look so beautiful!"
And you know what? She did.
(Spoiler alert: We went home with the dress.)
It was such a fun morning. And it was also a rare one. Now that we're a two-kid family, it's actually doesn't happen too often that my daughter and I get mommy-and-daughter alone time. So that was pretty awesome. I can't wait for more brunches--and definitely more dress-shopping!--in the years to come.
(By the way, I just noticed that the dress is now on MAJOR sale, if you've got a little girly girl, too!)
Thank you to Pippa & Julie for a wonderful morning--and for gifting us with the pink dress my daughter fell in love with!