Monthly Archives: December 2014

December 20

Bette Davis Eyes

In 1981, Kim Carnes made a song that would start a decade. “Bette Davis Eyes” spent nine weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was Billboard’s biggest hit of the year. The song is sultry and confident. Bette Davis even admitted that she was a fan of the song and thanked Kim Carnes for her tribute. […]

December 19

The Incomparable Tom Ford

I have a love / hate relationship with Tom Ford. His style is only surpassed by his ego. Ford epitomizes glamor, sophistication, sexual seduction to fashion. He was born Thomas Carlyle “Tom” Ford. He gained fame with the turnaround of Gucci and creation of Tom Ford label before directing the film, “A Single Man.” Tom Ford […]

December 18

About Me: Food Edition

This is about me: food edition. My favorite meal is breakfast. My favorite food is mac n’ cheese. There isn’t enough money in the world to get me to skip a great breakfast buffet. The best cuisine that I prepare is Italian. My perfect vacation would take place in the South Pacific and involve the […]

December 17

Life on the Beach

Life is better at the beach, isn’t it? I mean, we believe in the philosophy so much that we made it our motto. Days seem to pass so quickly. It is nice to stop. And watch the shadows change as the sun rises, hits its peak, and then sets. A drink at the beach – […]

December 16

Vogue

Madonna sang about it. Andrea “Andy” Sachs in The Devil Wears Prada took on the streets of New York listening to it. And Rolling Stone ranked it as #28 of the best music videos of all time. Vogue. This is the “Putting on the Ritz” of my generation. The song has inspired creative people to unleash their attitude and express themselves against […]

December 14

The 20th Season of SantaCon

And with that, SantaCon hit San Francisco starting in Union Square spreading to North Beach, The Mission, Polk Street, you name it. The annual national celebration across 300 US cities takes drunk revelers on bar crawls in public displays of disorderly celebration. How drunk are we talking about? ‘Tis the season for keep your kids at […]

December 13

My Next Adventure, The Rickshaw Run

The Rickshaw Run is quite possibly one of the most ridiculous things you can do with your travel time. Who is in? I am looking for 3 adventurists to join Kevin Young and I on a race across India. Rickshaw Run is a trek in which 70 teams from around the world complete a 3,500km […]

December 09

Red

Joni Mitchell wrote the song, “Little Green” which is about the child the singer gave up for adoption. Mitchell later explained: “I was dirt poor. An unhappy mother does not raise a happy child. It was difficult parting with the child, but I had to let her go.” Art and the true meaning of art […]

December 08

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

When the British series “Queer as Folk” premiered, it took brilliant prose to a whole new level. One of the characters described quite succinctly, how I felt today by 10 am. “Sometimes, you get a good Thursday, sometimes a bog-standard Thursday, sometimes you get a shit Thursday. This Thursday was mental.” – “Queer as Folk” […]

December 07

Halston

You cannot discuss fashion in the 1970’s without using the word Halston. The decade belonged to the designer. He put America on the fashion map. He stretched and manipulated perceptions, conception, and tested. Icons Liza Minnelli, Elizabeth Taylor, Martha Graham, Bianca Jagger and Candice Bergen introduced his collection. Warhol referred to the man as ”the art form of the 70’s.” […]