Celebrate The Summer Solstice With Kate Young And St. Germain

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MAISON ST-GERMAIN LOS ANGELES CELEBRATION: HOSTED BY LILY KWONGPhoto Credit: Courtesy of St-Germai

Step inside a floral wonderland this Friday, June 22 created by one of Hollywood’s most influential stylists Kate Young. In collaboration with Maison St-Germain, Kate is creating a 1920s-inspired installation to celebrate the summer solstice at The Battery Gardens in downtown NYCThis surreal experience will be Kate’s first ever immersive installation

MAISON ST-GERMAIN VIP OPENING NIGHT : HOSTED BY LILY KWONG AT THE HIGH LINEPhoto Credit: Courtesy of St-Germain

“At the New York debut, guests will be invited to forage their own paths through the grounds of The Battery Gardens as layers of St-Germain’s charming tale are unveiled. They’ll be welcomed into a surrealist oasis filled with grandiose flowers, a decadent boudoir lounge designed by Marla Weinhoff, a parlor with a twist, along with integrated performances, blending actors into elements of the décor. We’re really playing with scale – I love when things that should be familiar are totally out of proportion to what you’d expect. My friend Brittany Asch of BRRCH will be offering her expertise in floral design and decorating the vignettes throughout the space with gorgeous, strange, avant-garde arrangements,” says Kate. 

Chelsea Leyland, Lily Kwong
Chelsea Leyland, Lily Kwong

Photo Credit: Courtesy of St-Germain

Specially crafted for the solstice, there will be an abundance of 1920s-esque cocktails, offering a modern twist on the champagne-filled parties of the past. Drawing inspiration from the lavish gatherings illustrated in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary work, each of the summertime sips celebrate life’s fleeting moments. Whether that be elevating a simple glass of bubbly topped with gold dust (The Gloria), or channeling the lush greenery of Gatsby’s East Egg estate (Brin Vert), the refreshing, yet sophisticated cocktails will help transform Maison St-Germain into a bubbling and timeless affair.

MAISON ST-GERMAIN LOS ANGELES DEBUT: HOSTED BY LILY KWONG AT THE HOUDINI ESTATEPhoto Credit: Courtesy of St-Germain

Last year, In celebration of the 1,000 elderflowers in every bottle, Maison St-Germain launched landscape artist Lily Kwong’s avant-garde, larger than life installation at the High Line, furnishing an outdoor labyrinth with enchanting green foliage. And if last year was any indication of what to anticipate, you can expect nothing less from this year’s celebration. 

MAISON ST-GERMAIN VIP OPENING NIGHT : HOSTED BY LILY KWONG AT THE HIGH LINEPhoto Credit: Courtesy of St-Germain

Kate’s vision will celebrate the joyful decadence of summer indulgence, transforming the historical Battery into a surrealist oasis, tantalizing guests with grandiose flowers and mythical objects, including floating dining room tables, overflowing fountains, along with integrated performances, fusing actors into elements of the décor. 

Following the NYC unveiling, in celebration of Bastille Day (7/14), Maison St-Germain will also pop up on the West Coast at Little Beach House Malibu on Tuesday, July 10. 

The VIP debut will take place on Thursday, June 21, followed by a public unveiling the next night (June 22), where a portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Battery’s Conservancy. 

How to make Kate Young’s signature cocktail, the Gloria:

FINAL GLORIAPhoto Credit: Courtesy of St-Germain

0.5 oz St-Germain French elderflower liqueur
0.25 oz Suze
Top off with cold dry champagne
Spray St~Germain + Frankinsence essential oil
Serve in a coupette
Garnish with a dehydrated lemon wheel + gold dust.

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