Cozen O’Conner’s annual Pennsylvania Society cocktail party at The 21 Club in Manhattan was wall-to-wall packed as always Friday night. But one person there really wanted to get out.
Aren Platt, a political consultant who now works for Todd Carmichael at La Colombe, was attending the party with his wife, Jessica Cosme, when her water suddenly broke — announcing impending arrival of their daughter, Elouise Cosme Platt, one month early.
Platt said the couple left the party quietly and took the subway to Mount Sinai Hospital — faster than an Uber in Midtown by five minutes — where Elouise arrived 18 and a half hours later.
“She chose her name,” Platt said of his daughter. “When she was born in Manhattan, it was going to be Elouise.”