Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Recap of 2nd Annual MAISON ST-GERMAIN LA with Kate Young


By Karen Ostlund
Red carpet photo credit:Sansho Scott for BFA
 Additional photos by Karen Ostlund
(left) Host Kate Young and Dakota Johnson at Maison St.Germain
 Last night, January 10th, Nina Dobrev, Dakota Johnson, January Jones and Ashley Madekwe joined Hollywood stylist host KATE YOUNG at the 2nd Annual MAISON ST-GERMAIN LA.

The new location for 2018 was the Little Beach House Malibu also known as Malibu's The Soho House, which was transformed into Maison St.Germain of  Parisian oasis leading up to Bastille Day, July 14. All florals were donated after the event to the Sportsmen’s Lodge to spread the joyful spirit of Bastille Day.                 
Nina Dobrev and Ashley Madekwe

Erin Balfour w/Erin
After debuting in NYC this June, stylist Kate Young showed her first-ever installation of wild juxtapositions of flavors, styles and sensorial experiences, leading guests on a romantic-yet-whimsical journey throughout the beachfront restaurant. 

Drawing inspiration from traditional la fête nationale celebrations, the TV/Film star crowd – including Catt Sadler, Hart Denton, and Eric Balfour – were invited to enjoy a St. Germain Cocktail menu in celebration of the thousands of elderflowers harvested once a year to create St-Germain liqueur in France.                

   Guests enjoyed botanical arrangements by Jeff Leatham, DJ beats by music producer Noah Passovoy, performances by solo musician Jess Williamson, rooftop elderflower trees designed by Nine & Eye, along with crystal readings from the stylist-turned-Shaman Colleen McCann.
BRIN VERT St. Germain Cocktail

The crowd mingled throughout the beachfront oasis, taking selfies in front of the rooftop mirrored arrangements, while sipping on specialty cocktail pairings presented by St-Germain Global Ambassador Camille Ralph Vidal. The cocktail menu featured:
St. Germain famous Spritz apéritif:
 Fill a tall Collins glass with ice. Add 2 parts Champagne first, then 1 1/2 St-Germain, then 2 parts Club Soda Stir completely and garnish with a lemon twist.
Other St. Germain cocktails on the menu:
The Rouge Cocktail: St Germain Elderflower liqueur, Bacardi 4, Rooibos Tea, Lemon Essential Oil and Raspberry.
The Brin Vert Cocktail: St Germain Elderflower liqueur, Oxley Gin, Coconut Water, Tio Pepe Fino, Absinthe and celery bitters.
The Egalite’ Cocktail:St Germain Elderflower liqueur, Grey Goose La Poire, Lime Juice, Rhubarb bitters and Pear Cider.                  
St-Germain Global Ambassador Camille Ralph Vidal

Additional photos by Karen Ostlund
Jess Williamson performed

 "St.Germain liqueur is made from
elderflower, a small, white starry flower that blooms through the spring and summer".

Daylight at Maison St Germain July 10
(left)Karen Ostlund w/Alicia Hollinger at Maison  St.Germain Elderflower tree photobooth

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