Baby & Bubbly

Expecting TV news anchor and friends rock trendy River Oaks bistro at baby shower brunch

Expecting TV news anchor and friends rock bistro at baby shower brunch

News, Shelby, Rekha Muddaraj, Courtney Zubowski, Brasserie 19, Jan. 2015
Marcy de Luna, left, and Courtney Zubowski flank Rekha Muddaraj at Brasserie 19 where they hosted a baby shower  for the KHOU Channel 11 news anchor. Photo by Dr.Neil Badlani
News, Shelby, Rekha Muddaraj, Brasserie 19, Jan. 2015
A score of glam gals filled the party room at Brasserie 19 for the baby shower brunch. Photo by Dr. Neil Badlani
News, Shelby, Rekha Muddaraj, Paxmi BadlaniDr. Neil Badlani Brasserie 19, Jan. 2015
Dr. Neil Badlani and wife Rekha Muddaraj with their daughter Laxmi Badlani. Courtesy of Rekha Muddaraj
News, Shelby, Rekha Muddaraj, Courtney Zubowski, Brasserie 19, Jan. 2015
News, Shelby, Rekha Muddaraj, Brasserie 19, Jan. 2015
News, Shelby, Rekha Muddaraj, Paxmi BadlaniDr. Neil Badlani Brasserie 19, Jan. 2015

Not long before she took a temporary break (maternity leave) from her post as KHOU Channel 11 weekend news anchor, the charming Rekha Muddaraj whooped it up with BFFs at the trendy Brasserie 19.

Mimosas flowed as hosts Marcy de Luna and Courtney Zubowski Haas welcomed the Saturday baby shower brunch crowd that included a coterie of local TV news leaders.

Muddaraj and husband Dr. Neil Badlani (who shared in the hosting) are expecting their second daughter in the coming weeks. Badlani and the couple's 2-year-old daughter, Laxmi, joined the festivities for a bit.

While the mom-to-be resisted the bubbly, she did indulge in one of her favorite treats — cupcakes from Crave.

Among the ladies joining in the baby games and toasting the soon-to-arrive baby were KHOU anchor Lily Jang, KHOU reporters Sherry Williams and Jackie Crea, KTRK Channel 13's Sonia Azad, Fox 26's Katie McCall and Rashi Vats and Dr. Shadi Abedin.