Singer and Actress Christina Milian and her beau Matt Pokora celebrating the upcoming arrival of their first child together, a baby boy, with family and friends in Westwood Village neighborhood in Los Angeles, California.
Hosted at the restaurant Fellow, the event featured a cloud of blue and gold balloons overhead
She added: “Thank you guys for making it out,” the celebrity mom exclaimed. “Especially those who flew in so last minute,” Christina said. “I felt the love big time! You nearly brought me to tears to see you just POP UP! Those who couldn’t make it you were there with us at heart. We adore our gifts! Time is ticking and baby boy is kicking! We’re ready!”
Singer and model Cassie Ventura already welcomed her first child with new husband and fellow model ex model Alex Fine last week, but a couple months ago, the two celebrated the baby’s then impending birth date in a low key rooftop coed baby shower weekend.
Friends, including actress Karruche Tran, rapper Lola Monroecelebrity stylist Marni Senofonte, mom-to-be Malika Haqqgathered at the Dream Hollywood and its rooftop lounge and restaurant The Highpoint.
A couple weekends ago, journalist Freddy-O and other friends surprised TV OneR&B Divas star KeKe Wyatt and her husband at a baby shower to celebrate the impending arrival of Wyatt’s 1oth baby.
The event, held at Atlanta hot spot Nouvea Restaurant & Bar, featured eats, desserts and drinks. Celebrity attendees included, Sarah Stokes, YouTube Sensation BLove, Mara Hall, Shekinah Jo, and others.
Her children, brothers, mother Lorna Wyatt and Manager Andrae Crenshaw all attended the blessed event.
The event was also sponsored by Martel, Moskato Life, Hotlanta Signs, Jay Productions Agency and Cami Cakes.
It looks like celebrities are going more and more unconventional at their baby showers (see Kim K’s CBD Shower and Shay Mitchell‘s strip club shower for example)
Model Ashely Graham and her husband celebrating the upcoming birth of their first child together at a baby shower being described as “non traditional” because it included ear piercing, tattoo application and manicure stations.
The event took place at The Foundry in New York City which fans got a sneak peek at via guests like celebrity doula and lifestyle guru Lathan Thomas who posted photos and videos on her Instagram page and stories:
“This shower was so ? @kissthedeejay was on the 1s and 2s, you could get tattoos, ear piercings and decorate baby onesies that are being donated to families in need,” Thomas wrote on Instagram. “I was too chicken to get a tat or another ear piercing ?@Fridamom made a custom labor and delivery kit for Ashley – so adorable!!!!”
As reported by PEOPLE, the event featured traditional elements like “It’s a mom!” balloons and signs, cupcakes, candy and other usual baby shower fare.
Graham reportedly told guests in a toast that the event was “bigger than our wedding”.
“If you haven’t gotten your ears pierced or a tattoo, you have to do that.” the plus size Victoria Secret model gushed. “There’s so much food, there’s a big cake that’s bigger than the one at our wedding.”
The Realhousewives of Atlanta star Eva Marcille celebrated the impending arrival of her third child with an intimate Flower themed garden baby shower over the weekend.
Her BRAVO TV co stars Cynthia Bailey, Nene Leakes, Porsha Williams, and friends of the housewives Shamea Morton and Marlo Hampton, along with Cynthia’s sister and occassional guest on the show Mal Bailey, all joined in the fun to celebrate Baby Maverick, the chosen name Marcille and her husband, attorney Michael Sterling, have selected for their second child together.
“Pardon me I must say initially I was not super excited about having a baby shower considering this is my third child,” Marcille captioned a stunning Instagram photo of herself o the big day. “However, waking up this morning I’m super excited and it is my joy to celebrate the welcoming of my newest Flower Child ‘Baby Maverick.’ The Sterling clan gets a little bit bigger.”
Her co-stars and other guests also posted pics of the event.
R&B singer Keyshia Cole welcomed the impending arrival of her second child this past Saturday at an indoor/outdoor baby shower in Los Angeles.
Cole and her partner, aspiring rapper Niko Khale, are expecting their first child together. The new baby will join Cole’s s 10-year old son, Daniel Gibson Jr., from another relationship.
From the looks of a blue floral wall and blue balloons it appears she is expecting another baby boy.
Cole, who starred in three reality TV show on the BET Network and is currently filming a baby special, wore a white gown and a crown of blue flowers for the special occasion.
Attendees included her controversial birth mom Frankie Lons, her adoptive mother Yvonne Cole, Love & Hip Hop Hollywood stars Zell Swag and Paris Phillips.
“4 DAYS TO GO!!!!!!!!!!! Omg!!!!!!! I soooo ready to meet my little munchkin #2 FAMILY AND FRIENDS CAME OUT YESTERDAY AND I WANT TO SAY …………. THANK U SOOOO FOR COMING AND TRAVELING,” she captioned a series of photos from the event.
Family and vendors shared photos from the event on the Gram. The fact she tagged BET has us thinking the network was probably filming for her upcoming special as well.
“It took me 41 years to have this baby,” Real Housewives of Orange County alum Gretchen Rossitold PEOPLE magazine when they asked if she would be overprotective of her first child ever. “I’m probably going to be crazy protective.”
Since it was a long time coming, that might explain the over-the-top and very elaborate Laguna Beach baby shower she and her partner Slade Smiley had back in May to celebrate the baby girl who is due to arrive this July 11 and who the couple have decided to name Skylar
The event which took place at a lux venue overlooking the beach, was attended by several current and former Bravolebrities including Real Housewives of Dallas star D’Andra Simmons, Vanderpump Rules star Scheana Shay, Phaedra Parks (Real Housewives of Atlanta), Patti Stanger (The Millionaire Matchmaker) and Rossi’s former RHOC costars Lizzie Rovsek and Peggy Tanous.
Guests enjoyed a whiskey bar from Distillery 291, cigars from Master Roller Cigars , with Kiss FM’s DJ Chunk on the 1’s and 2s and a Sub Zero Ice Cream booth provided custom frozen desserts — including Skylar’s Shower Cake (cake-batter ice cream with cookie dough and rainbow sprinkles), Rossi’s “Rocking” Road (chocolate ice cream with marshmallows and almond slices), Slade’s “Sleepy” Salted Caramel (salted-caramel ice cream with pretzels) and Family Fruity Fusion (raspberry and marshmallow ice cream with mixed berries).
Rossi wore a white empire-waist plunging neckline lace gown by Project Runwaydesigner Michael Costello with flowing sleeves, paired with diamond teardrop earrings, flats and a necklace that spelled her daughter’s name.
From PEOPLE about the food:
There was plenty. Guests nibbled on meat, cheeses and fruit on an epic charcuterie spread by Samira Weddings and Events, and enjoyed other appetizers off a 16-foot-long grazing table of tasty bites by Lucky Board LA. A huge ice tower held shrimp, clams, oysters and other seafood.
There was a huge variety of desserts, too — the centerpiece of which was a six-tier wedding-style cake in shades of pale pink and white, with a gold-detailed crown on top.
Cupcakes were topped with intricate designs, like baby carriages and white flowing dresses. Sugar cookies came in a variety of shapes, such as baby onesies (hanging on hangers) and sleeping babies. Towers of chocolate strawberries and macarons from Regal Delights offered other edible treats.
Bravo TV‘s Real Housewives of Potomac housewife Ashley Darby celebrated her 31st birthday and the impending arrival of her first child at a traditional ladies only “Shower” theme baby shower, this past Saturday, June 8th..
The festive event was held at La Vie restaurant in the recently renovated Wharf DC. Guests who entered a floral archway included castmates Gizelle Bryant, Charrisse Jackson-Jordan, Monique Samuels, Karen Huger and Robyn Dixon to her grandmom Joyce Bryant and mom Sheila Mattthews and friends.
“I am still coming down from the joy and excitement of Baby D’s shower of love this weekend,” Darby captioned an Instagram post of a video of the event. “Michael and I are blessed to be surrounded by you caring, loving, supportive people. Life is much more fulfilling with you in it.”
Baker’s Cake Theory provided treats and a giant cupcake as a birthday surprise. Guests dined on a brunch menu that included mimosas and La Vie’s signature Bellini.
Local DC DJ Live Drex spun tunes, while aerialist Shelly Flex (of Dollz Entertainment) performed a 5-minute number to Disclosure’s “You” using a lollipop ring for support.
Also, according to PEOPLE, “guests also played games, with prizes including Zen Gem shirts from Ashley’s soon-to-launch wellness brand and dinner gift cards to La Vie.”
Tierra Events provided all the flowers for the event, including those draped on the hedge wall which guests snapped photos in front of for the Gram.
Three tall arrangements and two low arrangements were set up for the table centerpieces, with blue hydrangeas sitting atop green bottom pompom and strings of white dendrobium orchids, according to an OK mag feature on the event.
This blog covers the celeb lifestyle and red carpets, and Privatte jet travel, which believe it or not, is becoming more accessible to the general public.
Through Uber-like services and competitive rates, more people than ever before can experience the convenience, comfort, and luxury of taking off on a jet plane to destinations either near or far for business and pleasure.
While your experience chartering your “own” course with a private service will be nothing to sneeze at, the owners of these private jets are taking the term “luxurious’’ to a whole new stratosphere.
Let’s take a private look inside six of the most luxurious private jets
Boeing 747-8 VIP jet
Is it rude to have a better
plane than the President of the United States?
Despite the original $367
million price tag, the owner of a Boeing 747-8 VIP jet added
another $200 million in amenities to create the equivalent of a mansion in the
No worries, as the Gulfstream G650ER with
its humble price tag of just $66.5 million is perfect for those small group
jetaways of 8 passengers or less.
With a palatial dining room,
big screen televisions throughout and a “master suite with magnificent views of
the changing sky,” flying in the current Air Force One model may seem like a
step down to a low-rent district in aviation.
There were similar feelings with the powers that be. With plans to retire the two Boeing 747-200s that are the current Presidential ride, the 747-8’s are next in line. However, taxpayers should not collectively clutch their chests and wallets. The Air Force saved significantly on costs by buying the jets from the bankrupt Russian airline Transaero.
2. Gulfstream G650E
Perhaps being the owner of
a $500 million private jet that when flown commercially can accommodate 467
passengers is a little over the top for your modest needs.
Flying at a maximum speed of Mach 0.90, this flagship of the Gulfstream fleet can take you from Los Angeles to Geneva in 10.5 hours. That’s about three hours faster than a commercial flight! But unlike a commercial flight, you can use a smartphone app to control your custom cabin.
3. Pilatus PC-24
Considered to be one of the
world’s best private jets, the Pilatus PC-24 is the
epitome of both versatility and comfort.
Often referred to as the
“penthouse of the skies,” this little jewel’s price tag of $8.9 million is, in
comparison to the other jets on our list, hardly a king or queen’s ransom. As
the world’s first Super Versatile Jet, it is in a class of its own and is able
to land on short dirt runways as easily as it does on the strips of airports
such as O’Hare or Heathrow.
The flexibility also means that you have an additional 880 airports in which you can touch down, meaning that convenience and luxury are not mutually exclusive.
4. Airbus 380
From a Turkish bath to a
concert hall with a grand piano, we once again up our game to the Airbus 380
that was once owned by Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al-Saud. Just as an
aside, when the Prince decided to sell his jet in 2013, it was reported that he
used the proceeds to “expand his investments in Saudi Arabia and the Middle
Now you may be wondering
how one can fit a concert hall into a private plane? The A380 commercial model
can accommodate up to 800 passengers. Due to the aircraft failing to gain
sustainable traction within the commercial industry, production will cease in
2021. Fortunately for the A380, it is becoming a favorite for private owners.
Given its size – it is hailed as being the largest commercial airplane ever built and is an interior designer’s dream for any client with a princely purse.
5. Boeing 787 Dream Jet
The Boeing 787 Dream Jet is the
pinnacle of luxury and exclusivity. At a cost of $70,000 an hour to rent, you
can see why some use the word “exclusive” when talking about this private jet.
Part of its appeal, beyond
its 20 hours of uninterrupted flying time, is its spacious dining rooms and
sleeping quarters which are more reminiscent of a luxury cruise liner than an
airplane. Now we know where the saying, “it’s the only way to fly” originated.
6. Bombardier Global 7500
Learjet, a Canadian company, was the very first aircraft manufacturer to build private jets. The first Learjet took-off in 1963, and while the competition has become fierce since those early days, the company now owned by Bombardier is still a brand to be reckoned with.
If we are talking about
luxury, the master bedroom is so fancy it is worthy of its, “stateroom”
moniker. The fact that there are quarters for the crew too means that your
private jet is truly “private.”
They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder so choosing the six
most luxurious jets in the world today is no easy task.
These jets take into account the diverse tastes and requirements of the most discriminating of travelers to give you a glimpse into how the world’s rich and famous traverse the globe.