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 …
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-
Basically, this is a seasonal guide on allevents & 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.
“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:
St. Barth’s Hamptons Gala
If you’re out East, come support the St. Barth’s Gala, hosted by Charlotte McKinney:
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.
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.
12:07am. So I went to the ER last night (referred by my urgent care to run a wider spectrum of tests), & I ended up being admitted, currently awaiting surgery for an appendectomy. Just my luck.
I was supposed to have a business lunch, a business coffee & a business dinner, the latter possibly leading to a promising business opportunity, all later today. Lousy freaking timing.
Diagonally across me was an older man, naked, shouting to her nurse, “do you know who I am? Do you know who I am?”
“I think I just saw his balls,” says my friend, who came straight from an afterparty (what else?) to visit me. Later on, she overheard, through the closest wall, another patient complaining that he’s been constipated for over three weeks.
Luckily, I decided to bring both my iPad & my iPhone so I’m not as bored, awaiting surgery, while I update my blog about the latest, amusing shit that is my life.
Of course, I check my email & I get an invitation from my insurance company to its Summer block party.
You can’t make this shit up.
At this point, I just hope I wake up with my penis intact.
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I passed out after my friend left. And three hours later …
The ER is buzzing!
… with unwanted activity:
Constipated guy just caused “an incident” in the bathroom (that I use), drawing every staff in the area & screaming he’s in pain. Good thing I just went, as I just overheard them call maintenance (at least, I hope, he’s no longer constipated).
Consequently, another patient across the room just hurled loudly.
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 withThe 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
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 Thronesfinale 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!
On behalf of our client, The Maidstone,owned by Jonathan and Jenny Baker,please join us 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 withThe DAILY Front Row.
Saturday, June 8th
1pm – 5pm
#NationalRoseDay #TheMaidstone #MaidstoneRoseDay
Please RSVP to email indicated on invite & cc me & use Ruben / Rogue Nights as reference.
This past Saturday, we successfully previewed our NEW Saturday Sunset Brunch at Gitano Jungle Room.
During the next few weeks, we will be adding more programming to this party. Located in The James Hotel in Soho, Gitano JR is certainly one of the sexiest indoor-outdoor venues I have been and worked at, as this recap video can attest:
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.