Over The Moon’s Buying Director (and recent bride) Emilie Ghilaga is expecting her first child with husband, Trevor Carlisle. To celebrate this special milestone, Emilie was thrown a spectacular baby shower at her home in the Hamptons, this past July. The private chef service, The Culinistas, perfected the menu, while wedding planner Augusta Cole coordinated and designed the event. The tablscape featured a curated collection of OTM’s newest linens, glassware, and more.
When it came to creating her first-ever baby registry, the buying director, who has become very familiar with wedding registries through her work at OTM, decided to use an Over The Moon Registry to hold all her little one’s gifts. “As I built out my own baby registry, I made sure to include all that we already sell and love for new parents and babies on Over The Moon as well as build a roadmap for the best of the best to acquire and include over the next year,” she explains.
Emilie describes her future son’s aesthetic as “classic meets Calder.” “I was lucky enough to choose my favorite products from the very special heritage brands we have in our children’s department, like Dragons of Walton Street, Marie-Chantal, Baba Tree Baskets, Annafie, and Tot A Porter—after that, I spoke to my friends and family who are already parents and compiled all of their incredible lists to build out what I imagined to be the best possible registry list,” Emilie says. “Now that we are expanding our children’s department as well as baby registry, I am super excited not only as a soon-to-be mom, but also buyer by trade to go out and acquire these must-have brands for Over The Moon!”
“One of the most important things I learned through conversations with friends is that your baby lives in onesies,” Emile shares. “Therefore, I found it really important to include LouLou Baker‘s amazing pima cotton onesies for the first few months.” She also gravitated to the Baby Moses Basket by Baba Tree Baskets. “Baba Tree features products made by artisans from the Gurunsi community in Bolgatanga, Ghana. The quality of this bassinet is unparalleled, despite it looking similar to many others in the marketplace—you can trust and be proud of its provenance when your child sleeps in it.”
Emilie leaves us with important advice for other expectant mothers and couples making their baby registries for the first time: “Trust your network of parents, friends, and family to give you the best guidance on what was best for them, then select what’s right for you,” she says. “Curate it by focusing on tried and true tested products as well as things that bring you joy and make you happy.”
Shop Emilie Ghilaga’s Dream Baby Registry below!