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At Mimi

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In New York, it’s those little peculiarities that make a restaurant special. When Camilla told us she was planning on opening a restaurant – that she would concept and design – it came as no surprise the outcome would be nothing short of imperfect simplicity…

The imperfect being the white tiles downstairs inlaid with an irregular placement of primary colored squares (a color theme which continues in varying capacities throughout the restaurant), or the beautiful and unexpected hand painted and drawn nude figure “wallpaper” in the bathrooms by artist Alba Hodsoll.

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MIMI is both familiar and elegant, the blue velvet bench seating a welcoming invite to accompany food influenced by the South of France and curated list of timeless cocktails. Not to mention the bread and butter situation, which one can easily consume several servings of…

It’s rare a grouping of young individuals (Camilla has three handsome men partnered with her — Evan, Louis and Dan who you see featured in the images), could create an atmosphere that defies the youth-minded developments of recent that feel all too the same.

This is a neighborly place, but one where you will most likely be seen at too…

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mimi nyc restaurant camilla deterre interior garance dore photo

mimi nyc restaurant camilla deterre interior garance dore photo

mimi nyc restaurant camilla deterre interior garance dore photo

mimi nyc restaurant camilla deterre interior garance dore photo

mimi nyc restaurant camilla deterre interior garance dore photo

mimi nyc restaurant camilla deterre interior garance dore photo

mimi nyc restaurant camilla deterre interior garance dore photo

mimi nyc restaurant camilla deterre interior garance dore photo

mimi nyc restaurant camilla deterre interior garance dore photo

MIMI | 185 Sullivan Street, New York NY 10012 | +1 (212) 418-1260

Words: Brie Welch | Photos: Erik Melvin

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