Whitewall’s Friday Fête highlights events from the week surrounding fashion, art, design, lifestyle, and more.
On Tuesday in Malibu, St-Germain took its elderflower talents to California for the traveling Maison St-Germain experience. Hosted at Little Beach House Malibu, the event celebrated its newest collaboration with stylist Kate Young. For her first-ever immersive installation, Young sourced inspiration from the romantic 1920s, impacted by whimsical, extravagant dinner parties, and its sumptuous textures, colors, and cocktails. The event was attended by special guests like Nina Dobrev, Dakota Johnson, January Jones, and Catt Sadler—all sipping on St-Germain cocktails like Égalite and Brin Vert, created by St-Germain global ambassador Camille Ralph Vidal.
On Wednesday in Miami, the Faena Bazaar welcomed a new concept store, Coterie: Pop Up. A first for the women’s contemporary trade event, the first shop is open through July 18. The immersive concept store offers luxury fashion and beauty selections (from brands like Chromat, Jacquie Aiche, and Innka Choo), shown on floors with varying “color-fueled” environments to match.
Last night on Bowery Street in New York, Hennessy threw a soiree to celebrate the release of its newest bottle in collaboration with contemporary street artist Vhils (Alexandre Manuel Dias Farto). In addition to the new bottle, the brand also commissioned a new mural piece in Little Italy by the artist—starring TJ Mizell, who DJed the party. While sipping cognac cocktails like The Other One, guests also enjoyed an interactive photo booth and a live performance by Pusha-T.
And tonight, we’re exploring Macchina—the new Italian restaurant in North Gramercy Park run by Atomic Hospitality Group (The Bedford, Roebling Sporting Club) and HPH Hospitality Group (Harry’s, Dead Rabbit). The modern industrial space welcomes guests to a bar, tables, and candle-lit booths, and has already gained attention for the wood-fired burrata pizza, pasta carbonara, and inventive cocktails.