I’ve hit the bars too early.Like, way too early. It’s a hot Thursday evening in San Juan, approaching midnight, and popular LGBTQnightclub Circo is barely getting started. A millennial lesbian in clingy, velvety bellbottoms belts out a karaoke version of Celine Dion’s “Because You Loved Me” on a small stage while a handful of friends look on, supportively, nursing cocktails. Hoping for a glimpse of San Juan’s outrageously talented drag queens in action – two standouts, Rochelle Mon Cheri and Queen Bee Ho’, appeared in the excellent 2014 documentary, Mala Mala — I saunter across the street to Scandalo.
We tapped three top South Florida chefs to help us create a three-course menu that’s sure to impress if you’re entertaining at home. Best of all, you won’t find these dishes on the menus at their restaurants, so you’ll truly be creating a one-of-a-kind meal.
Key West. It’s the southernmost city in the continental United States. It’s closer to Cuba than it is to the nearest Wal-Mart and It’s the end of the road for all sorts of eccentric characters and inveterate wanderers. It isn’t too much of a stretch to say that Richard Quint is one of them.
Even if you are a beginner, you could realistically prepare for a 5k event. Running three times a week over a period of two months and incorporating cross training into your regiment can get you into the right shape to compete and also be a way of meeting people from all walks of life.
After learning a “boatload” about how to plan and run a successful festival from the ground up, Damian Pardo and Joe Cardona — the team behind the Gay8 Festival — is gearing up to make it happen once again.
This is indeed the season of plenty. From the multiple gatherings and seemingly endless lists, to the crazy traffic at shopping malls and increasing stress, many of us wake up on New Year’s Day, bleary-eyed, reeling from a hang over that has more to do with the frenzy than the bubbly.
Start with the basics. Mute your cell phone and put on a comfy robe. Light a scented candle and pour yourself a delicious cocktail. Get your favorite playlist going and relax on your couch with a nice plush pillow. No one said gift giving had to be a stressful experience!
There’s something incredibly rewarding about finding the perfect gift for the right person. Sometimes it’s about getting your loved ones something they need. But more often, it’s about sharing a moment that says “I know you so well!” Here are some great ideas for anyone on your list. Happy Holidays!