It’s been a while since I blogged an entry, but this entry is to proudly inform that, in light of my various recent announcements on Instagram, I have indeed collected & donated a portion of Rogue Nights proceeds, totaling $417.04, (through my Rogue Hearts Foundation) for the month of October 2019, to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to promote breast cancer awareness & support the fight against breast cancer.
Now, for the next month(s), or throughout this upcoming holiday season, I am directing my fundraising efforts to assist The Orphaned Starfish Foundation, which is dedicated to helping orphans, victims of abuse, survivors of trafficking, indigenous children & at-risk youth break their cycles of abuse & poverty through technology based eduction, job training and job placement assistance. I consider this charity a little more personal, I am focusing the funds raised for this periods towards OSF’s program in the Philippines, my home country.
I wish to thank you for supporting my events, and know that each time you attend or make reservations, a part of that is going towards a good cause.
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.
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!
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:
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:
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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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.
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:
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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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”.
FREE Admission with Early bird tickets, click here to RSVP
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CLICK HERE for the latest in next week’s Rubipalooza celebration.
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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.