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Channeling Titania: My Mid-Summer Night’s Dream

On August 2nd the first annual Secret Summer food and cocktail festival is taking place. Held at the Foundry, a beautiful ivy-covered venue in Long Island City, this A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream themed event will be showcasing inventive mixology and farm-to- table eats while advocating progressive ideas about locality, sustainability and tomorrow’s tech-integrations. I shot an InStyle video at The Foundry, it is a paradise and I can’t wait to see what Secret Summer does with the space. We’ve been told as guests approach the unassuming location, they will be looking for a mysterious man wearing a peculiar hat. He will guide attendees through a wrought iron gate and under a shaded stone arch leading into the space for this truly unique 12-room immersive summer experience.

Inspired by the A Mid-summer Night’s Dream theme, I had a little fun with cinematographers Brandon Taylor & Eric Branco at Brooklyn’s Botanic Gardens last week. It was mid-summer, the early storms of the day had given way a to pre-golden hour post storm witchy stillness.

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2nd pages of Midsummer

Art Direction, Brandon Taylor. Photography, Eric Branco.

Figuring out what you should wear to channel your inner fairy queen? Check out my picks.

I can’t wait. Now, who’s down to be my Puck?

Speaking of – for a limited time, there are still $99 tickets available at with the discount code PUCK (4 hours of truly quality eating and drinking, well worth it… treat yo’self!)

The Long and Short of it:

Event Details
Date: Sunday, August 2, 2015
When: 4pm – 10pm VIP gets you in an hour earlier at 3pm
Where: The Foundry, 4238 Ninth Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Attire: ‘Summer Chic’
Ticket Pricing: $150 *includes entry to Secret Summer, unlimited craft cocktails & food as well as access to all performances and activities.
VIP Pass 3pm – 10pm $280 *includes early event VIP access with press/tastemakers from 1pm – 2pm, entry to the VIP Lounge, featuring a raw bar Oyster Station, champagne cocktails and more.
All tickets come with a code for a free lyft car to the party!!

Video by Brandon Taylor

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