Last night in Brooklyn, a fashionable crowd gathered with the stars of BRAVO TV’s ‘Backyard Envy’ and Creative Directors Manscapers NY to debut the 3rd Annual MAISON ST-GERMAIN. Celebrating the joyful decadence of summer indulgence, the trio – comprised of longtime friends Garrett Magee, James DeSantis, and Mel Brasier – unveiled a grand scale living elderflower meadow installation at the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse that brought life, beauty, and joy to an unexpected place.
In celebration of the summer solstice, Manscapers harnessed their eclectic vision to create a sensorial floating 12-ton meadow spanning over 1,200 sq ft that brought to life the 1,000 handpicked elderflowers that make up each bottle of St-Germain. Guests were able to discover and interact with curtains of living floral hanging from the installation, while dancing to vinyl beats by DJ Alix Brown. Notable guests included actors Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Deuce) and Jeremy McClain (Pose); Real House Wives of New York star Barbara Kavovit; models Shanina Shaik, RJ King, Garrett Neff, Bambi Northwood Blyth, and Dani Evans; designers Timo Weiland, Aurora James, Samuel Amoia and Alana Johnson; DJ May Kwok; floral artists Lily Kwong and Darroch & Michael Putnam; and socials Toby & Larry Milstein and Anaa Saber. Throughout the evening, the chic crowd sipped on the quintessential French spritz, The St-Germain Spritz, and specialty cocktails created by St-Germain North American Ambassador Earlecia Gibb inspired by each of the Manscapers.
Following the VIP debut, the immersive installation will be open to the public on Friday, June 21 – Sunday, June 23 (11AM – 7PM). All visitors will receive a golden token to redeem a complimentary St-Germain Spritz from a variety of local hotspots including Ramona, Sauvage, Magazine, Elder Greene, and Threes @ Franklin + Kent. Upon the close of the exhibit, all florals will be donated to New York City charity GreenThumb, that provides support to community gardens.
Photography credit Sansho Scott for BFA
Photography credit Benjamin Lozovsky