Due to my crazy schedule, this weekend I pulled off one of my crazy fly-by “Rogue ops“.
I took the Saturday 3pm Jitney to Southampton, arriving 5pm. I checked in with the Jitney desk to see if they found my Kindle Fire that I lost on their bus the weekend prior. With no luck on that, I took an Uber to East Hampton, grabbed some sushi at Citarella, a creamy vanilla ice cream on a waffle at a local ice cream shop, then headed over to …
AB Gallery NY Art Show
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My artist friend, William Quigley, was throwing a collaborative art show at his gallery in East Hampton:
I was helping with the marketing of this exhibit. It’s been about a decade since I last did an event with Quig- I threw his first ever Skrapperfashion show at Hiro Ballroom (which is now Tao Downtown). So, it was good to work with him again.
Click on video above to see footage of the event.
AB Gallery Art Show Afterparty at The Maidstone
Afterwards, I arranged for Quigley’s event to have an afterparty at nearby Maidstone, which turned out to be a great, chill lounge vibe:
I/we ended up staying longer than expected, as another old friend from ten years ago came to visit me. We decided to hit another spot for a nightcap.
The Black Eyed Peas + Jamie Foxx at Southampton Social Club
Sunday, August 4
We decided to come here because my friend’s friend wanted to meet up with a girl that he wanted to hook up with. We met up with the girl in the venue’s outdoor area, but then the DJ booth inside was suddenly jumping with activity. I went back inside and realized that it was …
I was wondering whether this was an official or impromptu performance. Regardless, I remembered that they were in town for the Apollo fundraiser earlier that evening:
I was waiting at the bar for my crew when I ran into Apl of the Black Eyed Peas. We know each other from hanging out in NYC. We chatted for a few minutes before he went back to his table. It was good seeing him as well, since it’s been almost a year.
We left Southampton Social around 4am. My buddy went back to Montauk with his friend & his date, while I split off to catch the Jitney back to NYC. There were a few pretty ladies waiting at the bus stop. I figured that they were waitresses working the Hamps for the weekend, heading back into the city after work. I was wondering which venue it may be, when I ran into …
My friend Pedro, bartender & barback extraordinaire, whom I generally knew to work with Tao Group properties in New York City. It turns out that he also works at Calissa in Southampton, along with the waitresses who were also on our bus. Mystery solved.
I’m finally back in NYC, so that I can meet my mom & pickup …
Last week, I attended the grand opening of The Artist Outpost’sArt gallery, located below TAO’s boutique store, featuring the launch of the Erotic Feminism art exhibition. Boutique store owner & gallery curator Michela Tebano organized quite a successful turnout, a testament to her passion and commitment to establish this little oasis of fashion & culture, in what seems to be a gentrifying neighborhood still in its infancy.
I hope you’re having a productive week, as I am- we are pleased to offer you three (3) unique event experiences, one for each day of this upcoming weekend, starting with:
The Art Lounge
at Savage Lounge NYC
Friday, May 10
You are invited to The Art Lounge experience.
What is The Art Lounge?
The Art Lounge is our new, bi-monthly concept of a multi-media art showcase, featuring works by multiple artists & photographers exhibiting paintings, doing live art or installations, photography or visual showcases, within cocktail party setting, alongside a real VIP nightclub setting.
The goal is to make the nightlife experience a little more meaningful by adding a cultural purpose to supplement the musical and social components of the typical lounge or nightclub scene.
Here’s is a proof of concept video taken from our preview event:
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Game of Thrones:
Luxury Viewing Experience
at Savage Lounge NYC
Sunday, May 12
Click on image for full details on our GoT viewing experience
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Thank you everyone for getting The Love Bazaar off to a great start. It was a healthy turnout, the vibe was awesome & the venue a good fit for such a collective gathering- both artists and guests seemed to have great interactions.
We look forward to another one in a couple weeks. Stay tuned for details.
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The Maidstone Hotel
It’s 3:39 pm on a cloudy Sunday afternoon. I am headed out to the Hamptons, East Hampton, specifically, to check out The Maidstone Hotel. I’m supposed to do a site visit as part of an event consulting project that I’m doing for the owner, Jonathan Baker, & my friend Kelly Brady, who is handing the hotel’s PR.
I’m starting this entry on the Ambassador bus, but I suspect that I will finish it when I arrive at the hotel.
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I am now checked-in in what I think is one of their loveliest rooms. It’s a ground level room with a wonderful window view of the outside backyard, as well as a large old-fashioned bathtub, perfect for one of my relaxing bath. The Maidstone’s owner seems to be a Renaissance-man of sorts, as he is a filmmaker, as well as producing his own brand of beauty products, one of whom is an aromatherapy bath product that I just put to good use.
Mental note to stock up on some of these products to take home. But now to find manager to get my work here started.
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A few hours later
This is a wonderful boutique hotel. The restaurant serves top notch fine dining. I toured the property with Carol, the manager. Later that evening, I snuck in a solo tour of the backyard under a cloudy sky. They have three (3) cottage dwellings, which are their most expensive, romantic & attractive rooms.
I would highly recommend this hotel overall as a summer Hamptons stay.
As for my doing some work here, well, like any venue, each comes with its own set of challenges, but I’m looking forward to figuring out a solid game plan so that I hope I can personally welcome you to the Hamptons within these premises this Summer.