Designer Nate Berkus Welcomes Daughter With This Floral Baby Name
Just as spring is blooming, we have a nature-inspired name to go along with the sweet season. Remember how psyched we were with the rumors that Blake Lively’s baby’s name was Violet? That may have been a mistake, but the flower power love is still in season thanks to a new celebrity couple taking this baby name trend to full bloom.
Designer Nate Berkus joyfully announced the birth of his daughter Poppy with husband Jeremiah Brent on Facebook this morning. In the post he wrote, “Jeremiah & I are thrilled to announce the arrival of our daughter, Poppy Brent-Berkus, born via surrogate on March 23, 2015. We are so excited to finally be a family of 3!” He continued the update by assuring everyone just how aware he is of the work ahead of them. “As anyone with a newborn knows, we have our work cut out for us but couldn’t be happier to be embarking on this life changing journey that is parenthood. Thank you all for your well wishes and support.” Our pro tip to keep that sanity is to savor bathtime, dads.
Not only does the couple, who got married at the New York Public Library in May, have their hands full courtesy of their new addition but they will also be busy decorating the nursery. Yep, even though Nate is a design pro, they held off on decorating their daughter’s room until she was born. Nate told People the reason behind that decision, “I’m Jewish, so we don’t decorate the nursery before the baby’s born. It’s a superstition; it’s a cultural thing. I think it means you’re tempting fate, so I’m not tempting anything: healthy baby, gorgeous nursery on the way. Knock on wood!”
We can’t wait to see the definitely-detail-oriented nursery; it might even rival our current favorite crib, Ansel Morin’s ;)
Do you love the floral name Nate + Jeremiah chose for their little lady? Do you have a favorite floral baby name? Let us know in the comments.
(Photos via Neilson Barnard/Getty, D Dipasupil/Getty + Neilson Barnard/Getty)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!