Brooklyn became a bountiful bouquet last night. The stars of BRAVO TV’s ‘Backyard Envy’ and Creative Directors of Manscapers NY gloriously debuted the 3rd Annual MAISON ST-GERMAIN. Longtime friends Garrett Magee, James DeSantis, and Mel Brasier unveiled a grand scale living elderflower meadow installation at the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse.
“St-Germain is such a fragrant bottle. It’s part of the brand having that essence of nature,” stated James DeSantis. “It was great working on this project….You walk around the event and there is just fragrance coming in all directions.”
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.
In honor of the summer season, Manscapers harnessed a 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.
Attendees were able to interact with curtains of living floral hanging from the installation, while dancing to vinyl beats by DJ Alix Brown.
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.