The City of Lights has been given a gigantic
butt plug Christmas Tree by contemporary American artist, Paul McCarthy. Erected outside Place Vendôme, it is the centerpiece of the International Contemporary Art Fair.
I suppose Paris should consider themselves fortunate. Check out McCarthy’s installation in Hong Kong here.
Heads up if you are new to the city or perhaps have not attended the annual Toys for Joys party that collects presents for underprivileged children. The annual tradition is moving to a new location in Bay Village / Theater District at Space 57 at The Revere Hotel Boston Common. Save the date, Saturday, December 6th. I’ll be sure to let you know when the 2014 registration opens in a few weeks time.
Save the date, Saturday, December 6th. I’ll be sure to let you know when the 2014 registration opens in a few weeks time. For more information about the event visit their website here.
The 15th Annual SSRun will take place on Saturday, December 6, 2014, and registration opens 9AM on Tuesday, September 30th. Even if you don’t plan on running, mark the date on your calendar to come down to Back Bay and check out all the fun. You can get more details from their website, www.ssrunners.org
Traditionally, Boxing Day is the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts from their bosses or employers, known as a “Christmas box”.
Today, Boxing Day is better known as a bank or public holiday that occurs on 26 December in many of the Commonwealth Nations. My good friend and blogger 40-Something Life who is originally from England has turned this into an annual celebration with a fabulous dinner party planned each year and later tonight Sergio and I will head over to her place for a fabulous dinner – this year’s theme is Mediterranean. Much wine will be consumed and if past years are any indication, a round of drunk Twister is likely.
Happy Boxing Day
Well its not quite night in Boston just yet, but it will be before I realize it. Today will be spent running errands and getting my home ready for friends who will stop by this evening. This is a tradition Sergio and I started a few years back when we realized we had friends who would not be going home for Christmas. We dubbed it an orphans Christmas Eve and each year host this relaxing get together.
Sadly, this year I’m hosting the party without Sergio. His father has been quite ill and he was able to head back to Brazil to be with his family. While I’m happy he can be there, his absence is something I can’t quite get past and so I look forward to having a few friends here to keep me company. Sergio was unable to get out on the buddy passes for Christmas and now plans to visit after the holiday so thankfully I’ll have Sergio home for Christmas (and our Christmas Eve open house).
I’d like to wish you a Merry Christmas. For those who don’t celebrate the holiday, I’d still like to say “good tidings we bring” as the song’s lyrics say. I’m not 100% certain what “tidings” are but it sure sounds nice.
Have a wonderful alcoholiday!