Erik Benjamins

18 August 2022

  1. After-Dinner Walk
  2. Alex Reed’s Home Work
  3. Ben Sanders is Drawing at the Dinner Table
  4. Bookends & Good Hugging
  5. Bookshelves & Hard Optimism
  6. Bottega Louie
  7. Building Block
  8. Butts of Florence
  9. Confessions of an Anonymous Recipe
  10. Crying Into the Breadbox
  11. Disintegrating Smeller
  12. Eric Payne
  13. Forgetting the Words
  14. Free Smells
  15. Happiness for Art21 Magazine
  16. Jeremy Hunter’s Practice of Life
  17. Running of the Interns
  18. Self-squaring and Double Acting
  19. Sitting Suite for Seed
  20. To Sit is to Time Travel
  21. Use All Five
  22. Wood Fire Chicken for Lucky Peach
  23. Young Joon Kwak’s ‘The Cave’
  24. Show All

Bottega Louie 2017

Copywriting for Bottega Louie's Guest Experience Manual (2017).

Known for its exquisite macarons and decibel-crushing weekend brunches, Bottega Louie is a beloved LA dining institution. I teamed up with the in-house creative team to realize the Guest Experience Manual, an elegant brand book for management and investors. My job was to clearly communicate the restaurant’s spirit and identity across all aspects of the company. I started with the Brand Philosophy paragraph, which set the tone for over 4,000 words of copy that addressed service, interiors, food, signage, e-commerce, and more.

“We brought Erik on to create the content for our Guest Experience Manual which previously only had a skeleton of a structure. The task required Erik to detail the pillars of the brand in a meaningful and engaging way and translate those core values into a tangible guest experience model. He was able to quickly understand the tone of voice we were looking for and to our delight, he evolved it to be a richer, more elevated expression of our brand. Erik mastered the assignment, breathing life into content that could have been incredibly dull and transforming it into something captivating. Beyond doing an incredible job at the task at hand, Erik was a joy to work with. I genuinely looked forward to our meetings for his positivity, insight, and good-natured spirit. Erik is the best. It's that simple.”
— Erica Gibson, Creative Director

Photographed by Bottega Louie