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.
For the past ten years, I’ve been fortunate to enjoy the company of good friends & amazing visits to Sag Harbor in the Hamptons.
Last weekend, I did one of those visits within the context of one of my frantic 24-hr “drive-bys”:
I arrived Saturday afternoon in Sag, and we immediately headed to the marina, where our friend Terry picked us up from his small boat, & tender us to our friend Jim’s bigger boat, & go on a sunset cruise.
After our boating adventure, we headed back to Jim’s house & changed to grab some late night dinner & drinks at my weekly Saturday event at The Maidstone.
We headed back right after dinner for a nighttime swim, before turning in for the night.
In the morning, we had breakfast by the pool, and took a final dip before getting ready to take the train back to New York.
All within a perfect 24-hour span.
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This Friday, August 16, join us for our Disco Circus event at Calissa, in Watermill, featuring DJ Chris Bachmann, and a special magazine event afterparty – DM for the reveal & RSVP.
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 …
In conjunction with the AB Gallery NY Art Show, 25% of net ticket sales for any ticketedMaidstone event this weekend to benefit www.RohhadAssociation.com so thank you in advance for your consideration &/or generosity.
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Picks Vols 2 + 3
A curated collection of lifestyle articles compiled into a new online magazine called “Picks”, powered by the Flipboard app.
Volume 3: featuring a NY Times profile on a great friend & someone I consider a mentor, Mark Baker
Volume 2: featuring an interview of one of my good friends in hospitality, Dave Delzio