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Being roughly 6,000 miles away from Paris did not get in the way of the worldly denizens of Los Angeles in properly saluting French independence over the weekend with Bagatelle's spirited Bastille Day brunch fête. Okay, to be fair, holidays of foreign nations are some of our most favorite to observe (See: Cinco De Mayo, St. Patrick's Day) no matter the distance of their origins. Now, let's see how Bagatelle's Bastille Day bash was a thowdown that even the French would be proud of. More»
Remi Laba and Aymeric Clemente are considered to be the pioneers of Saturday brunch parties, and last Saturday the two brought was is to be considered the "original brunch" back to the Meatpacking District. After Laba and Clemente left 13th Street Entertainment, they took the Bagatelle name with them and relocated to One Little West 12th Street, which used to be home to the restaurants The Collective and One. More»
[Champagne Superman at Bagatelle] With fall just around the corner, it's time to start looking at where your options are to get your Booze Brunch in order. Last season, we covered the "Battle of the Brunches," a fight to the end between Team Bagatelle (run by Remi Laba and Aymeric Clemente) and Team Merkato 55 (Run by twins Derek and Daniel Koch). This season, in what appears to be an ironic twist in the history of the beleaguered Merkato 55 space, the duo from Team Bagatelle have signed on to take over the Merkato 55 space, neutralizing any competition in wild Saturday brunching, at least in the Meatpacking district. Apparently Remi and Aymeric are planning to turn the Merkato 55 space into an Italian Brasserie and are teaming up with a certain St. Bart's restaurateur that goes by "Pascal" (story developing).... More»
Yup…it’s only Wednesday kids, and besides the record setting real estate dealings in Hamptons news today, there is not much going on to help make time go any faster. We still have two more days until our summer officially kicks into gear. In the meantime, we will be reminiscing about summers spent laying on sandy beaches, loster bisque, drinking rosé on yachts in shelter island, and discussing our favorite patterns from Vilebrequin. In addition, we can not bring up “hamptons memories” without mention of the countless nights early mornings spent in the garden of the Old Tavern, the best scene the Hamptons has seen in years. That is why, on this cheery Wednesday afternoon in the city, a rush of excitement came in the form of an invite. While we’ve know about the 10th annual Hamptons Magazine Summer Kick-Off going on tonight in Manhattan at The Summer Pavillion on 27th, we hadn’t paid enough attention to the “launch committee” until today. The usual “players” are on it (Jayma Cardos, Eugene Remm, Rich Thomas, Dave Sherman, Remi Laba, Randy Scott, etc.) Those who, come Friday will switch from being comrades working together in an effort to kick off the summer Hamptons theme, to rivals vying for your vote in their competing night life arenas. But, low and behold, right on that list of the Hamptons Launch Committee were the two names we’ve been dying to see: Erikk and Gordon Von Broock. They brought us our Old Tavern back in the summers of yore, and seeing them on our humble little invitation means that maybe there IS some hope.
Will they be able to transform our nights back to the ones in which we come away with stories to brag about and memories that will carry us on through our later years? Is the new stereo crew capable of filling such big shoes? Only time will tell. Until then, we will have our memories, and our new Vilebrequins waiting.
Wednesday, June 19
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.