Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas humor

Holiday humorMuch thanks to my sister, Elizabeth, for sharing this with me.

Saturday night video: 12 Days of Christmas

Not the best drag but she does lip sync better that Brittany and I’ve always enjoyed this version of the song.

Michael Bublé Christmas special tonight

holiday specialI’m not much of a fan of holiday television specials but I could stare at listen to Michael Bublé all night.

The special, which was filmed this past October at Radio City Music Hall in New York City in on NBC at 8pm ET and will include  Barbra Streisand, Ariana Grande and my personal favorite, Miss Piggy.

Merry Christmas

Santa Speedo Run video makes the rounds

Santa Speedo Run coverage, SSRThe video I created for the Santa Speedo Run last Saturday proved to be quite the boon garnering ~25,000 views in the first 5 days.  I wanted to take a moment to recognize and thank some of the news outlets and blogs that shared my video with their readers.  With a special thanks going to bloggers, David (WGB), Kenneth (Kenneth in 212)Joe (JMG) as well as my friend, Jim Clerkin (KISS 108) and Huffington Post.

I would welcome the opportunity to talk to local media outlets – esp. those that focus on LGBT life or those that would like to be more inclusive. If you have any contacts or work at a local media group let me know.

Toys for Joys party another huge success

T4J Boston, Toys for Joys Boston, Toys 4 JoysThe annual Toys for Joys party was a great success.  This year the event moved to accommodate a larger crowd and was hosted at the Revere Hotel’s Space 57 in Bay Village.  The Toys for Joys party has no long speeches and you are not repeatedly asked to ‘open your check book one more time.’  It is a fresh take on fundraising that focuses on socializing and bringing our community together, making it accessible all – not just people able to write large checks.  If you missed the event, I hope to see you there in 2015. Learn more about T4J here.

Holiday gift tip: Nothing is more appreciated than time together

holiday gift, presentAre you trying to figure out what to get someone special during the holidays? There is no such thing as the perfect sweater so skip the mall and focus on things you can do with that person; memories last longer and will likely be more appreciated. Below I’ve included a few tips / suggestions and I’d like to encourage you to share more ideas.

Make A Date:  Pick a date in the calendar and plan everything to the last detail including when you will go out, where you will be going and what you will be doing. Tailor it to your friend / significant other’s preferences – not yours.  If you need some suggestions here in Boston – I’m happy to be of help.

Time For Pampering:  Most people I know enjoy some form of pampering. This can include a manicure & pedicure, spa services, and / or some form of grooming.  Better yet, do it together (see the make a date suggestion above) and make it a shared experience. One of my favorite gifts in recent memory was from my parents who gave Sergio and me gift card for a dual massage at a local spa.

Take A Class: Most cities and towns (the Boston area especially) have so many options for taking either a series of classes or a one-day program that include everything from wine tasting to how to make chocolate truffles like I learned at the Boston Chocolate Workshop this past January.

Do you have any ideas to share with my readers?  I’d love to hear from you.

SoWa Holiday Market is December 13-14th

christmas marketThe annual SoWa Holiday Market is Dec 13 &14th. Never mind the fact that it is not in SoWa – perhaps they should rename this the South End Holiday Market?

If you like arts & crafts this is the place to be.  The craft fair opens at 11 a.m. both days closing at 6 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.   Expect to find an array of indie goods, including: handbags, jewelry, pottery, letterpress stationery, silk-screened t-shirts, baby clothes, re-purposed wool accessories and more.

The SoWa Holiday Market is in the Benjamin Franklin Institute, at 41 Berkeley Street.  Admission is $5.   More information about the Holiday Market can be found on their website, www.sowaholidaymarket.net.