Marion Winik’s tale of a well-planned, but nearly disastrous surprise party for her son was Baltimore Fishbowl’s most beloved read this week. In her August installment, titled “Surprise Party Surprise,” Marion effortlessly describes the complications that arose from trying to corral 25 or so of her son Vince’s best friends, hauling them up to Brooklyn, picking the perfect food, refreshments and desserts and, perhaps most importantly, finding the ideal spot for a party.
As it turns out, the perfect-sounding Airbnb that his girlfriend rented was too good to be true. (The supposed host wasn’t even real.) Luckily, the team of her son’s loved ones and friends pulled it off at the last second, finding a bar and an empty studio apartment to celebrate his 27th year of life.
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