Will Bijoux’s Mime Save Nightlife?


Mimes, the new drag queens.Photo: Getty Images

Assigned by BlackBook to go deep inside Bijoux, the hideaway under Merkato 55, former Page Six scribe Fernando Gil finds an opulent, smoky, dare-we-say soft-porn effect, as if youd stumbled into the Sultan of Bruneis secret lair, minus the harem of Latvian girls (which are of course kept in a separate room further down). (UrbanDaddy, get this man on staff!) None of this is surprising except for the mime yes, the mime who appears on the scene. Was this the doing of the partys hostess, the one and only Tamsin Lonsdale, or is the mime Bijouxs official mascot, something akin to the Ass at Mr. Black or Raven O. at the Box? Either way, nightlife veterans are always complaining that clubs arent what they used to be. Granted, a mime doesnt have the flash of the drag queens of old, but maybe, just maybe, theres hope.