In this case, I'm talking about this past weekend, it was a blur of activity and energy and moved so quickly that I barely had time to notice what was going on, much less blog about it!
We started immediately after work on Friday night, where after a lovely conversation with Alex Bartlett at Planet Pepper (where I should pay rent I paint my face there so often!), I headed down to Splash for Absolut-ly OUTrageous, a celebration of 30 years of Absolut Vodka. Being quite a connoisseur of their entire product line, I was more than capable of carrying on conversations with their team, to thank them for their ongoing support of the Imperial Court of New York, and to serve as decorative art for many of their other guests. The court turned it out, led by Emperor Vanity Society, Emperor XIV and XVIII Tony Monteleone, Empress XIX Robin Kradles, my darling Imperial Husband to Be Ritz Kraka, Viscountess Doris Dear, Viscount Jim Darling and later even Empress XXI B and Princess Royale Angela Mercy!
It was a lovely event. It required me to schmooze, chat, talk, opine and drink Absolut products. I excel at all of those. I even met some fabulous new people, and attending a matinee of Private Lives today with one of them!!
So, my Absolut Pairings:
Absolut Citron: With Cranberry, Cointreau and Rose's Lime Juice for a Cosmopolitan.
Absolut Mandarin: Perfect with Tonic and a Lime!
Absolut Vanilla: Mix with Diet Coke for a flashback to a kinder, gentler era! (I was told that it was "Very old school!"
Absolut Wild Tea: I like it with Seltzer and Lemon
Absolut Pears: No other way except with Sugar Free Red Bull! Gives you pear shaped wings all night!
Absolut Peach: Mix with Orange Juice for a hint of a hairy navel!
Absolut Peppar: Mmmm...Tomato Juice and Bloody Marys!
How do you like YOUR Vodka?
Saturday, my partner and I went to see the new Broadway musical "Bonnie and Clyde." (I won tickets in a charity auction, so I have every right to comment.) Don't bother. I went to see it so you didn't have to. No, truly. It wasn't even good-bad, it was insulting and banal. The performers were all working their tushies off, and were all technically proficient, but the show was ugly to look at, ugly to listen to, and I feel like our conundrum at intermission ("shall we escape now?") was answered badly as we stayed for the rest of the show.
Sunday was a blast: The day started with a Court Performance for LifeBeat's "Hearts and Voices" program at Friends' House in NYC. My good friend Annie is the Executive Director, so it was going to be a lot of fun, and was. The audience loved the show, which was about half filled with live singing and half with some really fantastic camp. Thanks to Doris Dear, Victoria Falls, Madeka, Fanny Fondue, Nick E. Lodeon, Viagra Falls and special guest Amazing Grace, along with Miguel, Greco, Giovanni and Audra on special greeting duty! Then it was time to RACE home, take off the face, eat a pizza, take a nap, get up and start all over again to hit
The Glammy Awards @ Splash! (You know my activity level is gearing up. Sometimes I'm at Splash two or three times a year, last week alone I was there thrice!!) Fabulous evening filled with the glitterati of nightlife. No, the Imperial Court of New York did not win (again), but we had a great time, and it's always an honor to be nominated. Great fun with Emperor Vanity and Empress Pepper, the handsome Ritz Kraka, the amazing Zondra Foxx, the stunning Giovanka di Medici, the fabulous Louie G, the adorable Aaron "Lucky Bitch" McQueen and the assembled throngs of nightlife royalty!
It was a weekend filled with opportunities that asked us to fit in by standing out -- and that's what makes this adventure so fantastic. Finding the balace, creating a character and barrelling forth into a very mixed crowd...while being able to speak and / or relate to people from every cross section of the population you can.
Now, it's onto Thanksgiving at God's Love We Deliver...and what am I going to wear???