The Rubicam Chronicles 1.7 – A Hamptons Rogue Ops

August 03, 2019

Due to my crazy schedule, this weekend I pulled off one of my crazy fly-byRogue ops“.

3 p.m.

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

7 p.m.

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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 Skrapper fashion 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.

10 p.m.

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:

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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.

Artist William Quigley with Maidstone curator Angelica Morrow

2 a.m.

  • 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 …
  • Click video to see footage of The Black Eyed Peas & Jamie Foxx
  • 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.
  • 4:45 a.m.

    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 …

    Me & Pedro, who works at Tao Group venues during the week

    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.

    7:30 a.m.

    I’m finally back in NYC, so that I can meet my mom & pickup …


    Newsletter: Rogue East- Love, Summer at the Maidstone, St. Barth’s Hamptons Gala hosted by Charlotte McKinney + Gitano Sunset Brunch, etc

    What a busy weekend it’s seems to be. In the beginning of this season, I thought I was only going to take on one (1) project (which is The Maidstone (see my Love, Summer post). But recently, I’ve been asked to take on a few more projects, so I’ve decided to setup a new section in my website called-

    Rogue East

    Basically, this is a seasonal guide on all events & happenings in The Hamptons that I’ve been asked to get involved with. This year, it will just be a small compilation, to test out my bandwidth; but, I do anticipate a more expansive content next year. Meantime, check it out & hope you can join us if you’re out East.

    Click image to visit Rogue East

    Love, Summer

    “Love, Summer” is my main campaign in the Hamptons for this season, which involves my weekly programming of events at The Maidstone, the only boutique hotel in East Hampton, as it celebrates its 10-Year Anniversary this Summer. Check out our events there this weekend:

    Click image if you Love, Summer

    St. Barth’s Hamptons Gala

    If you’re out East, come support the St. Barth’s Gala, hosted by Charlotte McKinney:

    Click image to purchase tickets

    Gitano Sunset Brunch

    If you’re in NYC this weekend, our Saturday Sunset Brunch party at Gitano Jungle Room is still going strong. The online community ASmallWorld will be co-hosting this Saturday.

    Click on image to RSVP

    Picks Magazine

    Finally, I’ve added a new online lifestyle magazine compilation called “PICKS”, onto the Rogue Life section of my website. Basically, it’s just a collection of current lifestyle articles I found interesting, as content for your lazy reading pleasure.

    Click on image for more details & to check out “Picks”

    Love, Summer at The Maidstone

    This weekend, join us as we kick off our “Love, Summer” weekly programming at The Maidstone Hotel, the only boutique hotel in East Hampton, as we celebrate their 10 Year Anniversary this summer.

    The summer season which kicked off with the first annual National Rose Day at The Maidstone, will feature diverse programming catering to everyone who is looking to join in on the celebration:

    Click on image for more details & RSVP

    Events this weekend

    Friday, July 19, 10pm

    The Daily Summer presents Moroccan Oil Garden Afterparty

    Saturday, July 20, 11am

    2nd Annual Hamptons Interactive Influencer Brunch

    Saturday, July 20, 10pm

    Weekend Vibes at The Maidstone

    Sunday, July 21, 2pm

    Sunset BBQ: Grill & Games

    Newsletter: National Rose Day + The Blond + Gitano Saturdays Sunset Brunch Party, etc

    It’s been a while since my last blog newsletter, so forgive me as I have been quite the busy bee for your lifestyle needs, working on several new projects that I want to invite you to:

    National Rose Day

    On behalf of our client, The Maidstone, owned by Jonathan and Jenny Baker, please join as at their boutique hotel in East Hampton for their inaugural National Rose Day celebration on June 8th. We invite you to come sip rose, enjoy refreshments, rose-themed activations and celebrate this perfectly pink summer holiday at their beautiful hotel grounds along with The DAILY Front Row.
    Saturday, June 8th
    1pm – 5pm

    #NationalRoseDay #TheMaidstone #MaidstoneRoseDay

    Please RSVP to email indicated on invite, & cc me & write Ruben / Rogue Nights as reference.

    Wednesdays at The Blond

    Last Wednesday, we previewed our new weekly Wednesday party & it was definitely a fun start.

    Please come join the fun every Wednesday. Kindly email me for reservations.

    Saturdays Gitano Sunset Brunch party

    Click here for more details about our sexy new Saturday daytime soiree.

    The Rubicam Chronicles 1.7

    It’s been an eventful several weeks since my last entry- I attended several influencer events in between my own parties:

    1) the launch of my friend Michela’s new gallery at her boutique store uptown, The Artist Outpost

    2) the launch of Cloud Water at Alley Cat

    3) the opening of a new Alphabet City restaurant Lamia’s Fish Market at the old Le Souk spot – stay tuned for more Le Souk & Lamia Fish Market news

    4) the opening of Casa Bocado at the old Esther & Carroll spot

    5) and a party that was, literally, for the dogs – stay tuned for an adorable monthly dog party

    I also hosted successful screenings for the Game of Thrones finale at Savage Lounge – we look forward to programming more movie screenings this Summer.

    Many of these events I attended to seek inspiration, strengthen my friendships & hoping to collaborate with my hardworking, talented group of friends and create some fun, new events & experiences in the near future. Stay tuned for details!

    For the Dogs

    Wednesday, May 16

    When it rains it pours.

    Last week, my friend Jackie (that’s her in the picture above, with Luna) invited me to a birthday party for her dog Luna, at her WeWork office for her PR company.

    Jackie lovingly organized a bunch of doggie products from her various Pr clients, and put together a lovely gathering amongst friends & family.

    I decided to bring my pug buddy Teddy to join the party. Of course, he made some video highlights.

    Click here to view video recap on IGTV

    Click here to view video recap on YouTube

    Teddy & I we’re also invited by VIP Host Jefferson Agar for a Puppy Spa party during Profundo Swim Club’s Opening week. If you wish to attend, here’s the invite:

    The Love and Sunset Weekend

    Events this Weekend

    You are cordially invited to join us for a fun-filled Rogue Nights weekend:

    • Friday: The Art Lounge (DONE)
    • Saturday: The Love Brunch & Sunset Rooftop Party
    • Sunday: Game of Thrones Viewing Experience

    CLICK HERE for details & RSVP

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    Events and Product Launches

    Over the past month, I’ve been hitting a variety of different events supporting my New York Nightlife family. I’ve taken & edited amateur footage documenting said events, such as

    (To be continued)

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    Hamptons Roll Call

    Do you have plans to go out East this Summer? Let us know & we’ll give you rundown of what we’re working on for this upcoming season.

    The Art Lounge at Savage + New Rooftop Brunch and Sunset party + Game of Thrones Luxury Viewing Experience

    Greetings Rubicammers,

    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:

    Click here to view IGTV version

    Click here to view YouTube version

    Kindly DM4Reservations.

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    Click image to view video invite

    The Love Brunch & Sunset Party

    at DL

    Saturday, May 11

    You are invited to a new rooftop brunch & sunset experience.

    Combining the elements of a sexy rooftop venue, audio & visual within a bottomless brunch & sunset party concept, we hope to add this unique, innovative, & fun alternative to LES rooftop scene.


    • $50 Bottomless brunch (includes drinks & entree)
    • Music by Bobby Ishak & special guests
    • Live art by Eddy Bogeart & guest artists
    • Creative visuals
    • Live photoshoots
    • Value tables & drink packages
    • and more!

    For more info &/or to purchase bottomless brunch packages, please visit

    For table service & all other inquiries, kindly DM us.

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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

    Periodically, I wish to take this opportunity to thank everyone in my network for your continued support. And, in turn, we strive to continually provide everyone with unique events & bespoke service experiences.

    Casa Bocado Grand Opening

    Wednesday, April 24, 2019

    From the ashes of Esther & Caroll, The Line Group celebrated the grand opening of its latest property: Casa Bocado.

    It was definitely a who’s who of NYC nightlife that turned out to pay their respects. We’re looking forward to see what programming they have in store for the Mexican restaurant upstairs and VIP Lounge downstairs.

    Check out some video footage I took from last night:

    Click here for IGTV version

    Click here for YouTube version

    Lamia Fish Market (aka the original Le Souk spot)

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019

    From the ashes of the original, legendary Le Souk, on 4th Street & Avenue B, Lamia Fish Market celebrated its grand opening.

    Check out my video edit & see if you recognize your old favorite Alphabet City hangout spot:

    View via Instagram TV

    View via YouTube

    And yes, the same old gang – the brothers Sam & Marcus, & Lamia Funti – are all back in their old stomping grounds for their second act.

    The Kentucky Derby

    What are your plans for –

    Saturday, May 4th?

    Well, save the date & message me if you’re interested in joining us for Derby Day (& a pre-celebration for Cinco de Mayo). We got something big cooking downtown.

    At a rooftop.

    Spread the word, tell your peeps to contact me to save them spots. It’ll be a D-Day to remember.

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    Rubipalooza Update

    Working on the invites, plans & schedule as we speak. I should have an update for everyone this weekend.

    Just taking a little break this Friday night for…

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    The Rubicam Chronicles 1.6: #Rubicam at the Movies

    Just saw “Legion” on Netflix starring Paul Bettany as the archangel Michael. Basically, this movie is “The Prophecy” (with Christopher Walken) meets “Terminator”. Based on the “science” of each movie, I’d say Arnold would probably kill a few archangels, if there was a death battle.

    But I’m always curious about the cast, and this one is interesting as it also stars Dennis Quaid in that aging-action-hero-turned-sacrificial-world-saver role, like Bruce in “Armageddon” or Kurt Russell in “Poseidon”; a young Adrienne Palicki from “The Orville“; Charles Dutton in his usual heroic 4th or 5th victim role; and one of my favorite, versatile, character actors who’s always amazing in every role he plays & gonna breakout one day- Kevin Durand.

    And like Josh Lucas in the latter film, this movie seemed like a failed star vehicle for Bettany. Good thing he had some “Vision” to be an “Avenger”.

    The movie “Legion”, aka pre-Vision Paul Bettany as a machine-gun toting archangel