Shots taken inside “Le Bain;” Check out striped waitresses and André Saraiva (small guy with black hair) also in stripes and charming the ladies
No more “boom boom,” guys! That’s the word on the VIP street when you pass by the first side door at New Yorks’s Standard Hotel. Hotelier André Balazs has closed his eighteenth floor lounge, which will re-open in the fall to members only. But to keep the hipsters stepping, André Saraiva — who owns Le Baron club in Paris, and who started as a party boy turned graffiti artist — has taken over the space heralded by the second door at the Standard. It’s called “Le Bain,” which means “the bath” in French. So far, the space, which features a square hot tub pool, has hosted a party for the Italian label Salavatore Ferragamo. Alexander Dexter Jones, baby brother of Mark and Samantha Ronson, takes his turns at the music, spinning everything from Studio 54 disco to Depeche Mode and Lady Gaga. We haven’t seen so many grungy hipsters since Beatrice closed. But the Cote d’Azur stripes on the wait staff and the beach balls the color of the French flag (and American, note!) are good fun. The roof top– via back stairs– is perfect for star gazing, both in the sky and in the celebrity sense, on breezy nights. WARNING: By 2 am, you’ll likely spot a few male models and often deejay Mike Nouveau in the pool.