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all photos: Kevin Hulse, C.Freeman, Shauna Alexander, Ben Droz, Stephanie Breijo, Christopher Chen + Amy Vong on the instagram.
video: Hantz

Dear All,

Before we DIVE into the photos below (which is what we know you’re here for, and we promise the photobooth snaps are coming later today-check back in around 1pm), we wanted to just give some basic thanks to everyone involved in making this past Saturday as magical as it truly was:

  • Thank you to the Embassy of France and La Maison Francaise for partnering with us on this and letting us do everything we did!
  • Thank you to Stella Artois for supporting all BYT events this year
  • Thank you to St. Germain for making the enchanted tee-pee forest possible + for those delicious welcome cocktails
  • Thank you to all our awesome DJs: TMY, Adrian Loving, Autorock and Sean Peoples-you were all kinds of amazing both inside and outside (bonus points to Sean for closing the night with the “Thank you for being a friend”)
  • Thank you to all our live performers: WYTOLD (outside), Margot McDonald, Candy Del Rio, Victoria Vox, Brandon Wardell, CO LA and the host host Ms. Xavier Onassis Bloomingdale
  • Thank you to PANDAHEAD mag for creating our enchanted tee-pee forest
  • Thank you to our laser guys-you lasered it up real good.
  • Thank you to the tireless BYT and Maison Francaise staff for checking everyone  efficiently, our bar staff for keeping a drink in everyone’s hand and everyone else in between
  • Thank you to our photographers for shooting non stop and all the time.
  • and of course – THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING in your Saturday’s best-we have a bunch of awesome events coming up (Summer Camp, Wildlife, a Nat Geo thing we’re about to announce) and we hope to see you all there

Bisous, BYT.

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setting the mood with Chris Chen:

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calms before the storm with Shauna:

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day into night with Stephanie:

instagrams by Amy:

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party moments by Kevin:

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everyone in action, courtesy of Ben:

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moar by Shauna:

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and last but not least, C.Freeman’s take on things:

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SEE YOU ALL NEXT TIME (we have BYT Summer Camp pool party returning on Saturday AND our annual Capitol Pride extravaganza on June 8th)