Friday, September 28, 2007

getting naked at GOODTIMES

me and sparber host (along with Queerty and SVEDKA vodka) the funnest, funniest, funnelist wednesday night party in nyc with cheap drinks, hot boys and occasionally some alligators. don't believe me? check out the pics on his blog every week, bitches !

nick makes a mess on my bed

with popcorn that is! nick... seriously, why can't you be more american?

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

You Are Such a Big Bjork

So after seeing 2007's best film (rob zombie's reinterpretation of Halloween), Antoine and I headed over to Bjork/Klaxon's after party at Rebel. We met with Baby C, Sparber, my roomie Cat and the Nylon mag gang in the vip to drink free absolut (shittay... have you tried svedka?)

Surprisingly, Bjork made a cameo. Girl, why can't you be more american?

Monday, September 24, 2007

caribbean paradise spoiled!

My trip to cancun started off great! ...

corner suite at fiesta americana (member of LHW)...

sunny days and happy couples...

delish dinner at the ritz beachside palapa....

then the storm came through....and it rained... and rained...

and rained... they were clown's tears no doubt, and I never did get to see the fucking equinox

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Madrid is for alcoholics part 2

jason was obsessed with porn shops...
and postmodern design...
and the graffiti...

i didn't give a shit.

seriously yall... madrid was stunning and I can't wait to go back. ole!

Madrid is for alcoholics

because i had a layover in madrid, I opted to take a couple nights to explore the gorgeous city with my friend jason (who was traveling in barcelona). we stayed at the fucking ritz, baby, while spent most of our time shopping, partying, drinking, partying and being re- tar- day !

sure, we might look well-behaved...

but we met up with my boy Will (right), Borja's lil bro, and his friend Miguel...

(did i mention will is a total babe?)

and got properly t to the r to the a the s to the h to the e to the d

this was our super sweet waiter from goya

and pedro, mr fine as spaniard, as i like to call him. i started busting the moves, when he was all like, "oh no! i have a boyfriend". I was like, he ain't here, beotch.


what? who is this?

Friday, September 21, 2007

Spanglish: Discovering Andalucia

I love Spain more than prescription pain killers. Especially Andalucia (the southern region), which locals will be quick to say is still very Spanish while the northern region (barcelona, madrid, etc) has adapted to a European lifestyle. After all, this is the heartland from where most iconic Spanish rituals originated: bullfighting, flamenco dancing, tapas, olive oil, hot guys.

What also makes Andalucia unique is that it has strong Islamic roots, as the Moors reign went on for centuries in the former half of the millenium. Here is modern Seville, which retains that historical value that makes it so compelling.

the famous cathedral

royal palace

city view

columbus libary. this shit was FASCINATING... this was a private wing that I was fortunate enough to enter (it's not open to public, only researchers). All the records of the new world voyage are kept here, including some of C. Columbus' original documents (like passenger lists, maps, etc). Seville is where he docked after discovering America.

this globe is from 1867

hot matador smuggling huge grapes

sure, i gave this bullfighting thing a shot..

really wasn't my thing.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Spanglish: Discovering Andalucia part 2

Cordoba is a bite-size version of Seville, home of olive oil production and a large historic center that almost rivals the former capitals. I had the privilege of checking out the sites, a flamenco show and the olive oil estate of Nunez de Prado (sold at Whole Foods, yall).

inside the cathedral

at night

who the hell put this photo here??


hottie in olive oil production

owner Paco Nunez de Prado: such a sweet guy
I know yall lookin at my bracelets, but please... check out the millions of squat olive trees on rolling hills behind me

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Spanglish: Discovering Andalucia part 3

The intricate history of Andalucia has left the greatest mark on Granada: it's here where the last of the Muslim kingdom reigned in the fifteenth century, so much of the influence is still prominent in the culture, architecture, cuisine and even character of Spaniards. Interacting with locals or simply people watching, you'll find the denizens more reserved. In fact, gypsies still inhabit the hills, living in gutted-out caves that lack electricity and running water. Crazy! But the fact that Granada is the most cosmopolitan of all three cities is what makes it unique. The city keeps growing. Founded just at the foot of of the Sierra Nevada range, the infrastructure has expanded in a curve around the hills, so it continues to get more modern. Ain't you heard the old adage : "If you haven't seen Granada, you haven't seen anything"? Sure, this may have been announced before the time of trendy Gran Via's bustle, but the nod is saluted primarily to the Alhambra.. yeow!

commanding view of the alhambra

inside the alhambra

hello there fishie!

famous (and gay) flamenco singer who still lives in a cave. this dude rolls with bill clinton.

city view

some jerk is blocking the beautiful garden views of the alhambra

granada is the shiz nit