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CASHING IN Mikkel Hyldebrandt, Fashion Director Along with your phone and keys, your wallet is part of the ‘holy trinity’ of personal belongings – no matter where you go it is always with you. And whether you are into a traditional pocketbook, a designer bi-fold or a simple leather bill-fold, it always gives a great ﬁrst impression if you whip out a wallet, which is not over-stuﬀed and is in overall good shape. After all, some of your most important documents and cards are contained in your wallet so why shouldn’t they be both protected and presented in the best possible way?
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A stuffed wallet is a good thing if it’s stuffed with cash and not coins, oodles of loyalty cards and receipts dating back to that drunken fast food frenzy in 2005. An over-stuffed wallet will not only damage your important IDs and credit cards, but it will also ruin your clothes and your silhouette. Wear it in your back pocket and your ass will be magniﬁed. In the front it will more than likely transcend your actual bulge - and you wouldn’t want that, would you? 10 : January 16, 2014
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A car is a means of transportation that takes you from point A to point B. Sounds pretty simple but as you know almost nothing in life is simple. Your car is in reality so much more and it says so much about who you are. Which is why it's so important to inhabit your car in style. Because as a wise man once said; sometimes it's not about the destination, but the journey itself.
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SAVVY FOCUS : THE BETSY HOTEL Dino Thompson-Sarmiento and Christopher Daniel
THOUGH THERE ARE NUMEROUS FOUR STAR, FOUR DIAMOND HOTELS THAT SPAN THE GLOBE, SPENDING A FEW, DAYS AND NIGHTS AT MIAMI’S EXQUISITE, COLONIAL-STYLED BETSY HOTEL IS THE MOST EXQUISITE RETREAT ANYONE CAN WISH FOR. The Betsy is conveniently located on Ocean Drive amidst South Beach’s tropical landscape. The staff rolls out the red carpet for everyone that walks through the doors and across the fabulous terrazzo tiles. It’s the type of place where every ice bucket comes delivered to the rooms ﬁlled to the rim and the fruit trays are always fresh and extravagant. The Betsy’s staff waits on guests hand and foot, so expect to live like a king or queen. The plush king-size poster beds are draped with bright white soft pillows and the 14 : January 16, 2014
ﬁnest linens available. The staff even places a poetry bookmark made with wildﬂower seeds on the pillows every night and waiters constantly reﬁll water glasses after only a few sips. Don’t even think about lifting a ﬁnger or blinking an eye because The Betsy has its guests covered. Let’s say a couple decides to take a walk along the white sandy beach and enjoy a cool breeze by the palm trees. The Betsy’s concierges will supply two padded beach chairs, a hut, fresh towels and a complimentary tote bag for carrying books. The Betsy knows how to provide everything without question, whether it’s an umbrella, snuggly robe or a Sherpa. The luxury retreat boasts 61 rooms and is known for its lively, captivating details and feature areas that will pamper you in paradise. There’s a state-of-the-art 24 hour ﬁtness center, a courtyard pool and
a Wellness Garden and Spa equipped with private cabanas for deep massages. And don’t miss a chance to visit The Betsy’s rooftop wooden deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, where a cool ocean mist lightly showers over the bar area. The Betsy – restored as a boutique hotel in 2006 – is the Southeast’s singular literary hotel noted for its awardwinning, studio-savvy Writer’s Room. The tranquil second ﬂoor hideaway and best kept secret has hosted some of the most creative minds and thinkers of our time: Poet Laureate Billy Collins, President Obama’s 2013 Inaugural poet Richard Blanco, NPR’s Scott Blakenship, Project Runway’s Emilio Sosa and NYU professor Thomas Healy. The Writer’s Room was unveiled in April 2012 during National Poetry Month to ensure the arts are preserved and regarded as cultural necessities. On any
during their stay and a journal as a token of appreciation.
given night throughout The Betsy, there is live music, art exhibits, poetry readings or book signings going on simultaneously.
Historic yet contemporary, The Writer’s Room is a breathtaking attraction at The Betsy. The space is replete with authentic black walnut hardwood ﬂoors, white wooden shuttered windows and white cabinets. Pulitzer Prize ﬁnalist poet Hyam Plutzik’s desk, the main feature, has a mini-library above. The marble bathroom is another dose of dramatic: high deﬁnition LCD-TVs with a Bose sound system in the mirrors, as well as a spacious walk-in rain shower. Literature and those that create it are highly revered here: writers are given a daily per diem
If patrons work up an appetite, The Betsy’s BLT Steak features some of the most delectable cuisine, courtesy of Chef Laurent Tourondel. Consider trying a succulent sushi ﬁsh taco or the magniﬁcent peekytoe crab with mango. One of the best steak restaurants in South Beach, it’s just wrong not to sink your teeth into a mouth-watering Porterhouse for two or a juicy New York Strip with a side of creamed spinach or grilled asparagus. The Betsy is also one of the few hotels in the world that reaches out to diverse communities. Since reopening in 2009, The Betsy has actively partnered with over 200 service organizations onsite. The American Black Film Festival (ABFF), the Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Association National Conference and the John
Lennon Educational Tour Bus are some of the programs and festivals that selected The Betsy as their host hotel. Among the many other ﬁne touches: all of The Betsy’s rooms each carry MALIN+GOETZ bath products, Sferra linens and Illy coffee (each of the brands support strong community and the environment). Proceeds from purchased tote bags at The Betsy are donated to Zara’s Center, which assists children in Zimbabwe affected by AIDS. The Betsy Hotel’s environment breathes an unprecedented regal attitude and ﬂare to all guests. It’s genuine service that goes beyond exceptional and redeﬁnes Southern hospitality. Even after just one night there, it’s quite obvious that The Betsy Hotel’s presentation and experience are everything its motto insists: “Expect no more. This is happiness.” Visit www.betsyhotel.com and book your getaway today.
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“Sing for Your Life” is an Atlanta singing competition that features local talent and is formatted after national television singing competitions. Hosted at Jungle nightclub, the audience gets to vote for their favorite singers and the two singers with the fewest votes has to sing for their lives! Judges then decide who moves forward to the week of live shows and who is going home. Backed by live musicians and mentored by industry professionals, contestants receive performance coaching and style consultations, in addition to media exposure. Singers have the opportunity to garner votes by showcasing their talents weekly as well as strengthening their online presence by engaging fans via a social media vote on the “Sing For Your Life” website. The winner, a new singing star, will receive complete press package, an original threesong EP, a magazine cover and editorial, multiple bookings, and a cash prize. For more details visit SingForyourLifeATL.com or JungleATL.com
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MENTORING PANEL BARRY BRANDON: Producer/Promoter JL RODRIGUEZ: Singer/Songwriter MICHAEL ROBINSON: Dancer/Choreographer
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Amanda Hale INSTRUMENT: Singer/songwriter BASE: Atlanta, GA RELEASES: “Amanda Hale” (EP) 2010; “Phatasmagoria” (single) 2013 MUSIC GENRE: Pop/Rock/Christian Amanda Hale is a singer and songwriter based out of Atlanta. She released her ﬁrst self-titled EP in 2010 and released her new single “Phantasmagoria” last year. While Amanda is known for her upbeat pop/rock material, she has stretched the musical and lyrical conceptuality of her artistry over the past few years. Through this artistic journey she says she has found a new perception of authentic creativity.
Anna Ward INSTRUMENT: Singer/Viola BASE: Atlanta, GA MUSIC GENRE: Pop/Rock/Soul Anna began to sing at age 16 when she joined a Christian music band. Traveling to diﬀerent states and performing at conventions, she found a real passion for people. She eventually connected with other artists online and began working with Ricky Raw, who taught her the basics of stage performance, PR, recording and mixing. While she’s had little formal vocal training, she has a natural tone and ear for music. Her major musical influences include Stevie Nicks, Christina Aguilera, Amy Winehouse, Alanis Morissette and Sarah McLachlan.
Singer/Actress BASE: Marietta, GA MUSIC GENRE: Musical Theater
Singer/Actress BASE: Atlanta, GA MUSIC GENRE: Musical Theater/Pop
Ansley Gwinn is from Marietta and ﬁrst took to the stage on her family's ﬁreplace mantel as a child, singing made up songs. She moved to Alaska after high school and worked as a nanny and vocal/performance coach for children. She eventually moved back to Atlanta in 2009 and immediately fell in love with the community theater scene. She recently won a 2013 MAT award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical.
Autumn Hamilton attended Catawba College in North Carolina and earned her Bachelor's in Musical Theatre. While pursuing her degree, she was recognized by her school with a vocal scholarship. Her resume spans across educational and regional theatres as well as popular music credits. Highlights include: “RENT,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “Legally Blonde,” The Beatles’ “Abbey Road,” Pink Floyd's “Dark Side of the Moon” and “Queen's Greatest Hits.”
Briana Richel Singer / Songwriter BASE: New York MUSIC GENRE: Classical/Musical Theater Briana Richel is a versatile cross over singer/songwriter. She was classically trained beginning at the age of nine. She credits much of her success to renowned Judith Fredricks of the Metropolitan Opera. In addition to classical and Broadway, she loves rock and R&B belt. When she’s not busy performing, she also works as a vocal instructor.
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Christy Clark Singer BASE: Atlanta, GA MUSIC GENRE: Musical Theater/Pop Christy Clark, 26, is an Atlanta native with dreams of Broadway superstardom. She graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design and is now in the process of establishing herself in the entertainment industry. Some of her greatest musical influences include: Aretha Franklin, Minnie Ripperton, Audra McDonald, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Barbra Streisand, and Lisa Fisher.
Tim Olivar Singer / Songwriter BASE: Valdosta, GA MUSIC GENRE: Musical Theater Tim is pumped to be a part of “Sing for Your Life” Season 2. Living and working in music business is his dream. A graduate from Valdosta State University’s musical theatre program, his theatrical credits range from college performances to professional premieres in Colorado and Florida. He loves writing and singing and has even written his own music. Tim is currently substitute teaching, writing music to accompany CDC public service announcements and pursuing a career as a solo artist.
James Eldridge Singer BASE: Atlanta, GA MUSIC GENRE: All James Eldridge has been singing since he was 15 years old. He enjoys open mics, karaoke and basically anything involving music. His musical influences are Darren Hayes, One Republic, The Fray, The Script, Gavin DeGraw and Boyce Avenue. Originally from Columbus, James moved to the Atlanta area approximately three years ago. His other interests include horror movies, tattoos and animal rescue.
Erick Uphoff Singer / Actor BASE: Atlanta, GA MUSIC GENRE: Musical Theater Erick is originally from Chapel Hill, N.C. He currently lives in Atlanta, but has just moved back east from Los Angeles where he has worked in many facets of the ďŹ eld of entertainment, including dancing , acting and singing. Erick has performed on stage and screen with the likes of Joss Stone, Heather Headly, Stevie Wonder, Mario, Irene Cara, Babyface, El Debarge, Jamie Foxx, Colby O'donis and Skyline.
Dominic Greco Singer BASE: Atlanta, GA MUSIC GENRE: Acapella Group/ Theater Music Dominic graduated in December 2012 from NC State University with a degree in Environmental Engineering and a minor in Environmental Sciences. Throughout his college years spent studying his chosen topics, he consistently maintained an interest in singing and performance. In his sophomore year, he auditioned for a co-ed a cappella group that changed his view of college and his path thereafter. Dominic now resides in Atlanta pursuing his passion.
Edwin Young Singer BASE: Atlanta, GA MUSIC GENRE: All Much of Edwin Youngâ€™s early musical experience comes from church, where he began singing as a child. He loves writing music, arranging music and singing. In high school he was the founder, creator and the arranger of his high school choir ensemble. He has no vocal training or college experience in music, but possesses a natural gift he looks forward to sharing with Atlanta audiences.
For Lack of a Better Name Singer/Group BASE: Fayetteville, GA MUSIC GENRE: Pop Music This dynamic singing trio is made up of three close friends from the small town of Fayetteville, Ga. Members include Estibaliz (Steabz) Martinez , Alexis Fabian, and Terryne (Tank) Harris. Alexis and Steabz have been friends for 14 years and they have both been friends with Tank for the past 7 years.
TRAFFIC JAMS YOU’LL LOVE Mikkel Hyldebrandt, Fashion Director One of the best places to listen to music is in your car. In fact, the majority of drivers agree that the car is the place where they listen to the majority of their music. And today with all the smartphone hook-ups and online streaming options it is easier than ever to listen to great music while on the road. So, we’ve compiled a few favorites to enhance and musically customize your driving experience.
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THE GRAND ARRIVAL When you pull up to the club or arrive at that fabulous valeted house party you want the perfect audio backdrop for your grand entrance. If timed right these tracks will roll out an audible red carpet for you.
THE CARPOOL SING-A-LONG You probably know the scenario well: a fun night out fueled by plenty of drinks (except for the DD of course!) and cranked up tunes during the ride from one club to the next with accompanying loud, drunken car karaoke.
BRITNEY SPEARS Work B**ch CALVIN HARRIS FEAT. ELLIE GOULDING I Need Your Love RICHARD VISSION I Like That MISSY ELLIOTT Shake Your Pom Pom
LORDE Royals P!NK Get The Party Started THE SCISSOR SISTERS Let’s Have a Kiki LADY GAGA Born This Way
THE MELANCHOLIC CRUISE Isn’t it funny how an hour-long drive can lead you to thinking about life, love and all the other great questions? Turn up these tracks and let them be your guiding light through your vehicular selfdiscovery. OTIS REDDING (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay LANA DEL RAY Summertime Sadness JAMES BLAKE Limit To Your Love KYLIE MINOGUE All The Lovers
THE MOTIVATIONAL JAM It is scientifically proven that music can elevate your mood and boost motivation. So why not pump up that jam on the way to the gym, before that job interview or before an important date? SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA Miami 2 Ibiza METRO STATION Shake It LCD SOUNDSYSTEM Sound of Silver ELEKTRONIQUE Move That Thing
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A lot of gay men and lesbians tend to be fashion forward – even trendsetting – with product selection. Many are willing to pay a high premium for style. When it comes to cars – like most – we want value, as much as comfort and appealing design. It’s true, we may skimp on comfort upon occasion (remember platform shoes and skinny jeans?), but the value and style; including the fun factor and ease of use, are key when choosing our personal ride. And for those hardcore gear heads who rotate their own tires and change their own oil, these wheels will delight you. FENUXE has selected several 2014 cars that we think will ﬁt your taste and lifestyle – to a tee. There’s something here for everyone!
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AUDI A7 We like the hatchback – there I said it! The Audi A7 is swoopy, with a ducktail tush and angular metallic front. It comes complete with sexy LED headlamps that are a shining star in car fashion (we do like our shiny things). The sloped cabin roof does create tighter headroom, although the generous cargo hatch area is a big plus. Add the wood interior treatments and luxurious seats and the Audi feels like a $100k car. We would recommend the V-6 engine, which will give you more than enough power and performance but save at the pump. Put the savings into the sound system! Tunes are a must.
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JEEP CHEROKEE Guys, this is not just for your lesbian friends. The 2014 Jeep Cherokee is the all-new smaller brother of the Grand Cherokee. Yes, there is the trademark seven-slot grille, but the front bumper is sleeker, the rump is revised and the headlamps squint. This SUV has the staple Jeep thick body sides and the high arch wheels for ground clearance (perfect for navigating Atlantaâ€™s often bumpy roads).The all-wheel drive system is a much-needed bonus for your in-town, oďŹ€-road adventures. Honestly, the cabin quality is surprisingly desirable, from the basic to the luxurious addons. Want to tow your boat to the mountain house or the lake? The Jeep Cherokee has the muscle to get you there for all of the fun.
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FIAT 500C ABARTH This is the ultimate Italian driving experience with top down motoring. The Mini Cooper with power and style, you could say. The Fiat 500c Arbarth features a 1.4 liter multiair 160 horsepower, four-cylinder weighted engine and a ﬁve-speed transmission. It may be small, but it drives big. The amenities are unparalleled: leather-covered seats (nothing beats Italian leather), automatic climate control, heated front seats and a TomTom navigation unit. A simple knob controls Fiat’s cloth top roof, allowing for partial adjustments based on sun and passenger comfort. This unique top is quite heavy and is surrounded by rooftop framework completely separated from the side doors and rear window, providing substantial wind buﬀeting. In other words, it allows you freedom similar to a convertible, without the undesirable impact on a suave hair style!
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BMW 3 SERIES SEDAN BMW score points for fuel efficiency and the optional BMW ActiveHybrid system that helps avoid unnecessary fuel consumption. The BMW 3 series sedan standard auto Start Stop function switches oﬀ the engine when the vehicle is idling, making it perfect for the Atlanta driver navigating traffic jams, road work and long red lights. The integrated camera system is also a great navigation tool that comes standard. The Park Assistant feature can measure the size of the parking space as you drive by, allowing you to determine if it’s a proper ﬁt! Not to be outdone by various SUVs, the BMW 3 series sedan Comfort Access option allows you to open the tailgate with your foot. Of course, BMW has quality interior design, exquisite exterior lines, performance functionality and handling, but you do not have to go big to have the best. Yes, the 3 series truly feels like the 5 series. Sometimes smaller is better.
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The top 12 contestants performed an array of amazing songs for an appreciative audience.
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1.17.14-1.26.14 THE BOOK CLUB PLAY – HORIZON THEATRE
Last summer the production of The Book Club Play sold out so now it’s back for a second round. The comedy about a book club, which unravels under the scrutinizing lens of a documentary maker is nothing short of hilarious but also raises relevant questions to our media-focused society. Tickets on horizontheatre.com
1.25.14 BEARRACUDA THE HERETIC
Kick off 2014 with a roar and furry friends at the year’s first edition of the popular Bearracuda party. DJ Paul Goodyear is being flown in from Sydney in order to make this a night to remember …
1.28.14 – 2.9.14 THE BOOK OF MORMON – FOX THEATRE
The award-winning and highly acclaimed musical The Book of Mormon by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone is coming to the beautiful Fox Theatre. The musical has won an impressive nine Tony Awards including Best Musical so expect to be wowed with some real Broadway magic right on Peachtree! Tickets on foxtheatre.org 1.26.14 MIDTOWN MEN – COBB ENERGY
Tony Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer – the original cast of the Broadway hit Jersey Boys – are reunited for a one-of-a-kind concert experience: The four stars will perform and celebrate the music that defined the sixties. Tickets on themidtownmen-atlanta.ticketsw.com
COMMUNITYPICKS THROUGH 1.18.14 SERVING FACE – BARBARA ARCHER GALLERY
The exhibition has been extended an additional two weeks, which means it will close on January 18th. The artist Aubrey Longley-Cook investigates and documents Atlanta’s drag queens by combining traditional embroidery techniques and animation – a highly interesting and riveting art show that will indeed serve some fierce face! Gallery hours at barbaraarcher.com 1.18.14 LOST-N-FOUND YOUTH 5TH & JUNIPER HOUSE CLEAN-UP
THE ATLANTA DEBUT OF DJ BILLY LACE JUNGLE ATLANTA
Jungle is kicking up the DJ game in Atlanta by getting the rising star DJ Billy Lace to headline for a night at the Jungle. Known for his marathon sets he will surely keep the dance floor packed all night long.
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You may have heard that the charity organization Lost-n-Found Youth has a new house on 5th & Juniper – and now they are calling out to all LGBT supporters to dress up warm in work-wear for a scheduled clean-up of the new digs. The new facility will enable Lost-nFound to triple and possibly quadruple the number of homeless youth they can help once the house has received some much needed TLC. So roll up your sleeves and bring lots of tools! For a full list of chores and needed tools go to Lost-n-Found Youth’s facebook page. 1.16.14 – 1.20.14 THE MOVEMENT – ATL’S OFFICIAL KING WEEKEND CELEBRATION
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Capricorn [DEC. 22 – JAN. 19]
Venus? Retrograde? How you laugh yourself to the bank and on the way pick yourself up a brand new Hotrod, er, set of wheels. Maserati anyone? You would drive one if they paid for you to drive it AND gave you the car for free. For some, you are a tightwad, for others just frugal, extremely frugal. While the rest of the world sweats this ‘retrograde’ business, you are casually stufﬁng cash into your ROTH IRAs, your REITS, and ﬁguring out ways to avoid incurring debt going forward. Keep a look out on the 16th. Someone close to you will try to sell you snake oil.
AQUARIUS [JAN. 20 – FEB. 18] You let your car [see:self] go too long without servicing and now it will take you much more time or money to get things running smoothly than if you had just taken heed of those strange noises and smells and jolts, and shudders. You, of ALL the Astrological Signs, should be tuned into this! It takes a lot of avoidance to ignore what is good for you, and to ignore tune ups in favor of racing. Remember: Even the most fabulous paint job will not hide dents. On the 22nd, you will receive a kind word, an offer, maybe help in crossing the street. Accept.
PISCES [FEB. 19 – MAR. 20] Dear one, you have begun to shake yourself free of your ingrained doom and gloom nature. And oh, it is about time! A new you is taking shape, getting ready to emerge from your chrysalis, shimmering, iridescent. Waves of joy, waves of greeting, waves of smiling people. You may believe that savings are not for you, but they are. It is never too late (or too early begin). Because you are unsure of what steps you should take and who you can ask for guidance, look for a fee-only certiﬁed ﬁnancial planner. Watch out for those sudden best friends who will seek you out. January 24th proves that you were right all along. Don’t rub it in, be gracious.
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ARIES [MAR. 21 – APR. 19]
The last few months have just been, how should I put it, Oh rambunctious one? You overspent. Everywhere. On everything. All the way. Rein yourself in, stoppppp. That is your ﬁrst priority. You have it already. You have TWO of them, as well. Plug the leak in the dike. Turn yourself inside out if you must, but stop. Sit tight with that concept, wait for this Retrograde/Renegade nonsense to subside, and then re-enter the fray with a different outlook, composure, rebuild your sentience, enjoy your new-found satiety. You will be approached by one you have always looked up to on the 30th and asked for help. Help this person, but do it with discretion.
Taurus [APR. 20 – MAy 20] Nobody knows how many cars you have in your garage. Even more importantly, no one would ever guess how many garages you have. Those around you, even those who have known you for a very long time would be shocked by the passion with which you save not only for a rainy day—more like a monsoon. Splurge on the 21st-23rd (yes, for 3 whole days and nights!) Let down your garrulous guard, look around you, take out a car that you normally only admire, ogle a new trail, go someplace unknown—but enjoy it!
GemIni [MAy 21 – JUN. 22] Most of the time you seem to be pretty cocky and sure of yourself. Not now. You need to be prudent. It matters not a whit if you choose to have a small, gas-sipping beater for the time-being while you perform some ﬁnancial ﬁrst aid on yourself, using a tourniquet and your teeth, if necessary. Look at it this way, you have ﬂair, you have style, and you have impressed that upon everyone. If you drive a clunker, than surely that is the next trend, the Shabby Chic of the transportation world, and they will emulate you, you can count on it. Go to that party which you think will be boring. It won’t be, I assure you. A treasure will ﬁnd you on the 29th.
CANCER [JUN. 21 – JUL. 22] Lo and behold you ran out of gas. And car. And Fuel. “Starting all over again, it’s gonna be rough, ooooh, baby!” No, it’s easy, as easy as you care to make it. I see you swingin’ a leg over a Tangerine-colored Vespa, with someone clinging to you for dear life, following the trail adjacent to the beach, tarry pine scent wafting. Happy New Year, Baby, you gonna go FAST! Check out that almost-roadkill you left in the dust on the 23rd. Deﬁnitely worth saving.
LEO [JUL. 23 – AUg. 22] You are an avid student. Those who cast you as carefree are mistaken. However, you do like to take a relaxed posture and survey your well-deserved domain. Thus, you watch and learn, always keeping a keen eye on the leader of the pack, whomever that is for you in that moment. You save, you share, you savor, and you love nothing more than to whisper sweet nothings, crouched in your den. Watch out for an opportunity on the 27th.
virgo [AUg. 23 – SEPT. 22]
You are game, you are nimble, purged, clean, pure, ready to romp, to sully yourself, to act the innocent, then break character and belch. You have thrown all caution to the wind, have stopped planning, stopped saving—how very un-Virgo-esque of you! You will rapidly molt and change back into your usual ﬁnely plumed mantel, regal, austere, and cautious. Do run the gamut before then, though. The 18th is your lucky day.
libra [SEPT. 23 – OCT. 22]
You have decided to stop. All of it. Whatever you did, all that you wanted, everything you ignored—you defy your own conventions and wait to see if the Earth will swallow you whole for stopping in mid-stride. You believe that this is freedom that you are tasting, but it is actually nothing but a prolonged sigh. Saving, grappling, and trying are not dirty words. Nor is Chevrolet, come to think of it. Glance long and hard on the 16th, sideways. Take in what you see. Truly take it in. Clamber into a pick-up truck, and be gone to try and discover your true New Year’s Resolution.
scorpio [OCT. 23 – NOV. 22]
Gentle, gentle, now! Don’t bite the hand that tosses you morsels. Take the time for proper introductions and leave-takings, moreover, take the time. It has been more difﬁcult than usual of late to get going and set appointments, whether for fun or pleasure. Not to mention work. Work. Settle in, put in some time, invest the time, reap the dividends, invest the dividends, reap the time—just try to discern when to work and when to play—you know no limits, my dear. That is a most attractive trait—at times. Go easy on the 22nd or your payback will sting.
SAGITTARIUS [NOV. 23 – DEC. 21]
Time to let loose a yodel, a cheer, and a brouhaha, whatever your taste might be at the moment. Cheer and relax, nest, review the kinds of investments that you will actually use—it is all too easy to set a New year’s Resolution only to sigh, brushing your lush locks from your brow, gazing heavenward, and sighing groggily, “Money? What money? I don’t know what you’re talking about!” and then batting those lashes furiously. If you don’t decide what you wish to drive, IF you wish to drive, HOW you want to live, WHAT you need to do to make it happen, well, then someone else may very well decide for you. Again. Agape. That which comes to your attention on the 28th should be held in high esteem and at arm’s length.
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Holler Poodles!! I hope your New Year is off to a great start! I know some of you have been in the market to buy a new car and as your intrepid reporter willing to go the extra mile to find those hard to find items, I present to you the most interesting new finds. We’ve talked before how big business is realizing the cash cow (not me) that gay people represent. Now it seems they are marketing cars specifically to its gay clientele. In fact, I was approached to test drive a new car made for the big-hipped drag queen type. FORD and AMC have collaborated on a new model combining the wide bodied (read “big hips”) roominess of the AMC Pacer and rear end safety (read “you touch my back end and I’m gonna let you have it!) of a Ford Pinto . The Ford model PU is designed with safety in mind, automatically detecting when volatile organic compounds are present. Through a sophisticated network of micro tubing, these compounds are filtered away from the passenger compartment and combusted in the tail pipes in a beautiful light show big fart. Sure to be the envy of every drag queen. After test driving this new car, my breath was taken away when I farted when they offered to let me be the spokesperson for the Ford PU. I was still breathless with acceptance. A new collaboration between Bose and luxury car makers provides the discerning music lover an experience like no other. As the youth of today are always clamoring for the ultimate immersive sound experience while driving, Bose has introduced “Body Beats” an anally inserted speaker which extends from the drivers seat into the driver. No bluetooth connectivity needed here. This connection is truly immersive in that the driver feels every bass note, every drum beat and every vocal, pounding you to new heights. Bounce with Beyonce, Gag with GaGa and feel Royal with Lorde. Known for going one step further, they have also collaborated with specifically gay musicians so the internal pounding of music you receive is an authentic immersive experience. Rumors have it Adam Lambert is fully satisfying but leaves a little makeup residue on your seat. The Elton John model is a bit fussy but still provides comfort like a queen. And quite puzzling was the George Michael model which comes with an optional urinal cake. Finally, Clay Aiken was contacted by the manufacturers to see if he could insert anything into the equation but declined. Love and lashes,
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Eats MIDTOWN 1. TWO URBAN LICkS – $$$ 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE 30306 2. EINSTEIN’S – $$ 1077 Juniper St. NE 30309 3. LOCA LUNA – $$ 550-C Amsterdam Ave.. NE 30306 4. CAMPAgNOLO – $$ 980 Piedmont Ave. NE 30309 5. ESCORPION – $$ 800 Peachtree St. NE 30308 6. ONE MIDTOWN kITCHEN – $$ 559 Dutch Valley Rd. NE 30324 7. METROFRESH – $ 931 Monroe Dr. NE 30308 8. JOE’S ON JUNIPER – $ 1049 Juniper St. 30309 9. ZOCALO – $ 187 10th St. NE 30309 10. gILBERT’S – $$ 219 10th St. NE 30309 11. APRÈS DIEM – $$ 931 Monroe Dr. NE 30308 12. HOBNOB – $ 1551 Piedmont Ave. NE 30324 13. THE NOOk – $ 1144 Piedmont Ave. NE 30309 14. THE FIFTH IVORy – $$ 794 Juniper St. 30308 15. EATS – $ 600 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE 30308 16. F.R.O.g.S. CANTINA – $ 931 Monroe Cir. NE 30308 17. BURkHART’S PUB – $ 1492 Piedmont Ave. NE 30324
18. 10TH & PIEDMONT – $$ 991 Piedmont Ave. NE 30309 EAST ATLANTA 19. THE EARL – $ 488 Flat Shoals Ave. SE 30316 20. THE gLENWOOD – $ 1263 Glenwood Ave. SE 30316 21. THE gRAVEyARD – $ 1245 Glenwood Ave. SE 30316 CABBAgETOWN 22. AgAVE (Not Shown On Map) – $$ 242 Boulevard SE 30312 23. SERPAS (Not Shown On Map) – $$$ 659 Auburn Ave. NE 30312 CHESHIRE BRIDgE 24. LAS MARgARITAS – $ 1842 Cheshire Bridge Rd. 30324 25. ROXX – $ Cheshire Bridge Rd. 30324 26. COWTIPPERS – $$ 1600 Piedmont Rd. 30324 27. gINO’S PIZZA – $ 1740 Cheshire Bridge Rd. NE
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6. BLAkE’S – 227 10th St. NE 30309 7. 10TH & PIEDMONT – 991 Piedmont Ave. NE 30309 8. TEN ATLANTA - 990 Piedmont Ave. NE 30309 9. BURkHART’S – 1492 Piedmont Ave. NE 30324 10. gILBERT’S – 219 10th St. NE 30309 11. MARy’S – 1287 Glenwood Ave. SE 30316 12. My SISTER’S ROOM – 1271 Glenwood Ave. SE 30316 13. OSCAR’S – 1510 Piedmont Ave. NE 30309 14. SISTER LOUISA’S CHURCH – 466 Edgewood Ave. SE 30312 15. FELIX’S ON THE SQUARE – 1510 PiedmontAve. NE 30324 16. COCkPIT – 465 Boulevard SE 30312 17. WOOFS – 2425 Piedmont Rd. NE 30324 18. BULLDOg’S – 893 Peachtree St. NE 30309 19. LEBUZZ – 585 Franklin Rd. SE 30067 20. MODEL-T – 699 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE 30308 21. FRIENDS ON PONCE – 736 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE 30306 22. THE HIDEAWAy – 1544 Piedmont Ave. NE 30324 23. OPUS 1 – 1086 Alco St. NE 30324 24. TRAXX ATLANTA – 708 Spring St. 30308 STRIP CLUBS 25. SWINgINg RICHARD’S – (All Nude) 1400 Northside Dr. NW 30318 26. BLISS – (All Nude) 2284 Cheshire Bridge Rd. 30324 27. BJ ROOSTER’S – Private dances encouraged. 2043 Cheshire Bridge Rd. 30324 PRIVATE MALE CLUBS & SPAAAHS… 28. FLEX – 76 4th St. NW 30308 29. MANIFEST 4 U– 2103 Faulkner Rd. NE 30324 30. THE DEN – 2135 Liddell Dr. 30324 31. EROS – 2219 Faulkner Rd. NE 30324
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5 Places To Get your Fill Feed your face and quench your thirst with These Great eateries. Dining out is an experience we all enjoy – it can be a romantic evening on the town, or a fun social event with a group of friends. So many elements come together to make the experience enjoyable – the food, the people, the service and the destination. We’ve picked our top five favorites we’re sure you’ll enjoy just as much as we did. When you visit, tell ‘em Fenuxe sent you!
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General Muir 4th & Swift
621 North Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 (678) 904-0160 www.4thandSwift.com Classic, classy and tasty would be our best description. Jay Swift serves up a modern, locally sourced menu with wood-grilled shrimp, braised pheasant and Berkshire pork loin. It’s all presented with fivestar service in an speakeasy feeling interior, which boasts exposed brick and high ceilings. 4th and Swift offers a fabulous Sunday brunch and creative cocktails nightly at the bar. It’s a must-see in the Old Fourth Ward area off North Avenue.
1540 Avenue Place 678-927-9131 www.TheGeneralMuir.com From the family of West Egg Cafe, this is a hot destination for breakfast – bagels, lox and coffee. Can you say Jewish Deli? Lunch can be crowded with lots of customers from nearby CDC and Emory University, but don’t let that stop you from dropping in; the house corned beef Rueben sandwich is fabulous. Of course, they have kept the southern tradition of fried chicken on Fridays (get there early). Belly up to the deli bar for Matzo Ball soup or enjoy the Brisket with shitake mushrooms. Visit them in Decatur at Emory Point
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406 W Ponce De Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030 (404) 378-4030 www.chaiPaniDecatur.com There’s nothing old-style about this delightful Indian restaurant. By far the old Watershed restaurant in Decatur has been transformed into a stylish Indian street food eatery. In fact, it’s classic dining at it’s finest. The cuisine of Chaat (Indian street food) features Bombay Chili Cheese Fries alongside the flavorful Sloppy Jai and Kale Pakoras. Don’t miss this flavorful experience in downtown Decatur.
980 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 (404) 343-2446 www.campagnoloATL.com This is in the gay Mecca of Atlanta, but chef James Campagnolo makes you feel as though you are visiting the Amalfi coast. The menu of fresh, locally sourced ingredients is simply exquisite. In fact, they serve non-typical Italian fare like to-die-for burgers, a sausage frittata and a Brussels sprout Panini. They’ve transformed the space into a cozy, classic bistro and stepped up the style of the large outside patio. Big bonus: the drinks are perfectly priced for a thirsty gay crowd.
Umi Sushi Bar
3050 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 841-0040 www.umiAtlanta.com With Fuyuhiko Ito creating masterful sushi, Umi is the go to spot in town for some of Atlanta’s ery best sushi. You may remember Ito from MF Sushi – now he’s a partner at this swank Buckhead restaurant. The stylish interior includes charred cypress walls and comforting white oak flooring with sepiatoned photos on the walls. Add the high-end chopsticks (disposable) and you will feel satiated with the various sushi concoctions melting in your mouth. Stop by Umi in the heart of Buckhead.
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