Addressing his team, a tightknit work family who rides the waves of the genius designer and home stylist wherever they might lead, “Who do you work for? That’s who we all work for now.” Bravo TV’s Jeff Lewis and his partner of eight and a half years, Gage Edward, have worked together on many projects.
” “Jeff Lewis,” they call back behind laptops and work stations tucked around the home. But this latest bundle of sweetness certainly tops them all.
Bravo TV’s “Flipping Out” star, Jeff Lewis and partner Gage Edward have taken on their most ambitious, and challenging, project to date — Fatherhood.
Meet Monroe, the beautiful little girl who has stolen the hearts of her dads and soon, America.
And I love it that way.” The OC native has flipped over fifty homes in Orange County and So Cal over the years.
He currently enjoys working on homes in Harbor Island and Huntington Beach as they provide a great excuse to visit with his family on a weekly basis. My mom would drop me off at Orange Mall or Main Place to meet friends, we would eat at Red Robin, bike down to Farrell’s Ice Cream. Now that I have Monroe, I think my parents probably did that just to wear us out so we’d go to sleep.” Lewis’s father, stepmom, grandmother and brother still live in OC.
Because it doesn’t feel like work to me.” Lewis and Edward used to revolve around their projects, clients and the staff who were always a close part of their life. And the couple is working toward both Saturday and Sunday being reserved for family.
“We used to work until 7pm and then there would be cocktails or dinners out, now we are pushing them all out by late afternoon. Being there for that first 45 minutes when Monroe wakes up and is so happy, it’s a high that stays with you the entire day.” Balancing baby and business, rather than becoming a challenge, has created even greater success. “I didn’t go through all this and wait all this time just to pass off my baby to a nanny.
Glowing Yelp reviews are coming in and business is steadily picking up.
The dads anxiously awaited their little one, now seven months old, fighting past the stress of having a long distance surrogate and fears of missing her birth.
Neither anticipated what an amazing experience awaited. “I used to be very Jeff-centric, now it is all about Monroe.
We chat with Jeff about how life has changed since Monroe’s arrival, how he finds balance between business and baby, and about his own idyllic childhood growing up in OC.
Jeff Lewis returns to his living room office from a quick jaunt to the nursery, Baby Monroe’s calls echoing out behind him.