- About this event
Any gathering hosted at the legendary Houdini Estate in the heart of Hollywood Hills is bound to fall outside the normal L.A. rendezvous, but couple that with a classic French liquor St. Germain and a botanical wonderland and you have an Alice in Wonderland / Gatsby dream come to life.
Creative Director Lily Kwong masterminded this fantastical landscape with the LA debut of Maison St-Germain. A star studded crowd including Olivia Culpo, Dita Von Teese, Eric Balfour, Natasha Bedingfield & Michelle Trachtenberg celebrated at the exclusive private event. The event incorporated elements of magical realism and mystique throughout the five-acre property for guests to explore, layered with performances by bespoke magicians, a stimulating performance by No)one. Art House, improvisational sound art by Patrick Belaga, and a secluded section for Celtic tarot reading.
Maison St-Germain is a celebration of St-Germain, the world’s first French liqueur, made from elderflower blossoms. Lily’s romantic-yet-whimsical journey honors the joyful decadence of summer indulgence, with an opportunity for guests to enjoy a rare fleeting moment of exuberance in the spirit of 1920s années folles.
Photos courtesy of BFA / Steve Lucero and Sansho Scott
*Lily’s signature cocktail for Maison St-Germain in collaboration with St-Germain Global Brand Ambassador Camille Ralph Vidal
1 oz Cazadores Blanco Tequila
1 oz Kaffir lime infused St-Germain French elderflower liqueur
3/4 oz Noilly Dry
1/4 oz of fresh lime juice
5 dashes chartreuse
Shaken – coupette – garnish with kaffir lime leaf