My baby boy is officially one years old. The cliché phrase, "time flies", has become so redundant and overused in our era, but it is the most natural observation when raising little babies. In one year they blossom from from our tiny, 100% dependent cubs to walking, talking, messing-yet-adorable little humans. We held a party in Seattle for both kids with family and friends prior to leaving over Winter break. So for Isaiah's Tokyo celebration, we kept it just immediate family and went to his favorite brunch. Well maybe it was my husband and I's, but Isaiah, with his refined palette at the ripe age of one, insisted on the location! :) Whoever's decision it was in the end, all I know is that my husband shot me the look of insanity when I mentioned our intended morning escapade. I powered back with the look, "Don't trip my chocolate chip, we know what to do". Three years with kids in restaurants, I think we got this. Thanking the stars above for a painless and actually super fun, fancy brunch with babies. Cheers to more in the future! Right babe? RIGHT?!
It is a no brainer that Park Hyatt in Shinjuku, is one of the top brunches in Tokyo. Beyond the panoramic views on the 52nd floor, the New York Grill's minimal, yet refined classic interior, is a reason to go there just to take a looksy. A grand piano greets you as you walk in, and large Matisse-esque paintings draw you in as the focal art pieces on the wall. Shall we discuss the food? I won't bore you with the detailed description of the appetizer buffet, complimentary champagne and entree choices, but the experience is above par. If you are in Tokyo, def check it out.
Brunching with the babes is always a hit or a miss, but we have broken it down to some basic rules to avoid the ever-so-lovely table tantrums.
1.) BRING SOME TOYS - Ones that are hanging around and don't get love at home.
2.) The obvious answer = Technology
3.) Getting them excited and involved in the experience
4.) Let them get in on the fun! No dietary restrictions today
|Rewarding their amazing behavior! Dessert bar time!|
|Can my boys be any cuter? I must say, Park Hyatt were so accommodating for the Birthday celebrations and did their best to give us a great table and nice view.|
WHAT I WORE
Dress: Altuzarra for Target
Jacket: Japanese Brand: FUR FUR
Shoes: Christian Louboutin