I want to quickly address this #nikonhatesbabies twitter drama. I was there. Maria and I were standing outside the bar when the woman (whom I do not personally know), brought her young infant, in a bucket carrier, to the party. The bouncer told her that her baby would not be allowed in the bar. As someone who worked in that industry for many years, I suspect that the bar legally is not allowed to have anyone under 21 in the bar, however unlikely they are to drink. It's a liquor licensing issue, and if Alcoholic Beverage Control were to come, they could get cited, fined, or lose their license.
What I observed was the bar and Nikon staff respectfully and apologetically telling a mother that her child was not allowed in a bar. I would think that any mother would assume that this would be the case. Regardless of that, the baby was in a bucket seat at waist level. The party was dark, loud and crowded. A child in a bulky contraption in that kind of environment is just waiting to get bumped into, or to have a drink spilled on its head. I don't think it was a safe place for an infant, and I would never consider bringing mine. It's ludicrous to say that based on this there's a PR person at Nikon who deserves to be fired. They handled it professionally.
I'm sorry if the mother who was turned away had her night ruined by that, I mean, I get it, it sucks when you can't go somewhere without nailing down a babysitter. That said, what she should have done was ask if she could bring her child, because I never assume my son is welcome at cocktail parties, and I know for a fact that he is not welcome in venues from which he is legally prohibited.
So let's all unbunch our panties and move on. It was a fun party, I'm sorry if you couldn't find a sitter.