Pippa O'Connor 'showered with love' during weekend baby shower as she gears up for new arrival
Pippa O'Connor was "showered with love" over the weekend after having a baby shower.
The top model (31) was joined by her closest family and friends in celebrity hang-out House, on Leeson Street, last Saturday as she counted down the days to baby number two.
Her sister, Susannah, organised everything for her, with customised menus, balloons and baby-themed treats for everyone.
Guests included TV presenter Brian Dowling and his hubby Arthur Gourounlian, who had flown over from Britain for the party in the VIP haunt.
Also there were glamour girls like Avril Kelly-Carter and Sara Kavanagh and some of Pippa's closest family members.
Her guests were treated to canapes, pastries and sandwiches with a selection of pink cocktails and mocktails.
Speaking about the day, social media star Pippa said that it was "so lovely" to have all her loved ones together for the shower. "I was delighted to have everyone gathered for the afternoon. Some friends from London came over especially, so it was really special," she said.
"I'm only three weeks from D-Day now. I don't know where the time has gone.
"Everything was just so beautiful. Talk about feeling lucky and loved."
She wrote on her blog, Pippa.ie, that she chose a red floral dress from Asos maternity for her fun-filled day.
She and husband Brian, who marked son Ollie's third birthday recently, have opted to keep the sex of their second baby under wraps as they count down the days until her due date.
This is a busy time for the hard-working star, who has also unveiled the cover of her debut book, entitled, Pippa: Simple Tips to Live Beautifully. Photographed by Lilli Forberg, she said she was "so excited" about her other imminent release and said that it felt "surreal" to finally unveil the cover. Pippa reveals all her top tips on looking and living well in the book.
It will be released on October 6 by Penguin.
"It was definitely one of the hardest things I've ever undertaken, but now that it's finished I'm feeling so proud and so relieved," she said on Pippa.ie. "I cannot believe it's finished after all those months of writing and working on it."
Pippa is following in the footsteps of other models-turned- bloggers, such as Rosanna Davison and Roz Purcell, who have had huge success in the literary world with their healthy recipes.
The Kildare-born model has created a huge social media following thanks to regular blog posts on her website, as well as her fashion factories, which run all over Ireland.