Lucas Ashwin Brumm

080305 article baby Lucas Ashwin BrummApril 28, 2005

6:53 p.m.

8 pounds, 7 ounces

New York–Cornell Hospital

Absolute angel! Shyama Patel, a 32-year-old editor-at-large at the newish, upscale Absolute magazine (no relation to the vodka … we think) now has a little escort for her ladies’ lunches. “We think he’s very charming,” she said of her first-born with Nick Brumm, 37, an investment banker and her husband of two and a half years. Little Lucas Ashwin (“an Indian name—I liked the sound of it,” said the Indian mom of the latter moniker) is fast learning to shop in their Gramercy Park neighborhood, where the family has a fabulously decorated three-bedroom. “He seems to enjoy the hardware store and Whole Foods,” Ms. Patel said. “It’s a great way to meet new people in the neighborhood.” Then there’s swimming at their country house in the Catskills, closely watched by his “older sister—our dog, Lucy,” Ms. Patel explained.