Let me first say I have never been that person that talks about where they go and who they know and all that BS. Mostly because I don’t go, and don’t know nearly as many places and people, as my counterparts. Keep in mind I went to school with and have palled around with some real local movers and shakers that put my little social calendar to shame. So when one of my friends said that I should start blogging about my misadventures in Miami (since I have pretty much run out of gay-isms) I gave her a brief side-eye… So don’t expect any wave riding, bottle popping “I’m cool” posts… more like a “I like to get in where I fit in”.
For those who do or do not know, Art Basel has invaded Miami this week. Art Basel is a big deal art show that they have once a year that peter-pipers a lot of people from across the country for a week of art, music and liquor. LOTS OF LIQUOR. I have a very lofty goal of attending an event every single night of Basel without breaking my bank. It may or may not happen but I am up for the challenge. I will be updating y’all every day with the events I attend and hopefully some good stories as I go along…
Tuesday – Red Dot Fair Miami Opening
First stop on my Art Basel tour was the Red Dot Art Fair opening night event.Reny (my Basel 2012 partner in crime) and I were given VIP passes by the lovely Lisa of the National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce . No real reason to give them a plug other than the fact that they have donated over 1.4 million dollars to local LGBT initiatives in the Miami area. I have the pleasure of working with them this year on their annual Her Winter Party event but that’s a whole other post. Anyway muchos besos to Lisa for the hook up! We appreciate it.
Continue reading Events: The Kword does #ArtBasel – Red Dot Art Fair Miami,FL
Here is the context of the my experience: At least twice a month a small group of my girlfriends and I, like to try out a new restaurant, a new gallery opening…a new SOMETHING we haven’t attended before.This weekend we decided to do a mix of the Johnnie Walker event on the beach and Second Saturdays in Wynwood.
While getting dressed to go to House of Walker, I had the novel (though in retrospect, failed) idea of trying out South Street restaurant
. As it was a Saturday night, and we were reservation-less I knew we were in for a long wait (rightfully so), but what I wasn’t prepared for was the dismissive hostess, the empty tables while we stood on the steps and the edible but uninteresting food. I can make shrimp and grits at home for the half the price, twice the portion, and quarter of the aggravation.
So I completely forgot to share about the amazing time I had at Aqua Affair, a few weeks back (Bad Kristi!).
Okay maybe it wasn’t so much that I forgot but that I was jaded by a HORRIBLE makeup artist that made me look like I fell in vat of pancake mix… let it go Kristi… let it go!
Relax… Relate… Release
So here is my recap… though champagne made the whole night a little hazy.
*Note: The picture above is after I washed and sweated most of it off*
Continue reading Out and About: Great Time At the Aqua Affair
Well howdy to the 5 people who clicked on here thinking this was going to be one of my erotica posts… it’s not.
But you can go check out one of my oldies here. There is sex and slurping involved I promise….
I guess the picture WAS a bit misleading. I actually don’t even know what the picture I have attached is about. I googled “Miami Spice” and found a half naked brown woman… I was good with that. She could be curing cancer for all I know. If you are interested in learning more about this picture go over there.
DON’T FORGET TO COME BACK
For those who don’t live in Miami, Miami Spice is an annual event where some of the area’s best restaurants create fixed-price menus for dinner and lunch. It is definitely a fattie… I mean foodie’s favorite time of year. This year I had a very aggressive plan to hit up 10 new spots but that didn’t happen *insert a sad face here* but I did try a respectable 8.
So this post is for the ladies who only talk to me in and around Sweetheat/Sizzleher/HerWinterparty wanting suggestions on where to eat *side eye* take a look here so we can skip the small talk. (Yes, you).
Continue reading Let Me Get A Taste… Love Miami Spice
Now usually I let sleeping dogs lie, and lying broads sleep but this is one of those moments where I was like “Please don’t let her be from Florida”… much like when naked men are eating faces on the side of the road… but I digress.
Some of you have already heard about the recent “scandal” surrounding Fl. Lieutenant Governor, Jennifer Carroll. For those who haven’t, long story short, Carroll’s former staffer accuses that she was fired because she found out about Carroll’s affair with a female aide.
Continue reading Say What?: Pretty Black Women Don’t Have Lesbian Flings
I am totally in love with this project. In a time when it is sometimes hard to be a proud Southerner, things like this pop up. This could be anywhere, what a beautiful idea. Next exhibit, Miami???? Atlanta??? A Lezzie Neighborhood Near You….