June 11, 2014


Hayne Sutton, who gave birth to famed drag restaurant Lucky Cheng's, has passed away. Hayne hit the downtown scene (I think) in the late 80s. And she hit it hard. Here came this deep southern, money bags gal who proved that she was every bit as decadent as the rest of us--if not more. I'll never forget her jumping up onto a table at Cave Canem topless and looking like Ann-Margret while doing it. She created quite a sensation quite often. We lost touch over the years but I never knew her as anything but a fun person. And never boring, unlike the wealthy dullards who move to NYC nowadays! I may have had a different opinion if I'd worked for her, but she did keep many, many, MANY fab "girls" employed for many years. One last toast to you, Miss Hayne! I always jokingly called her "Your Hayne-ness--a combo of your highness and you're heinous!