I know that Mister David Beckham needs very little introduction, but this English soccer extraordinaire plays midfielder for the Los Angeles Galaxy. He actually might be better known for the fact that he married Victoria from the Spice Girls but, hey, who’s counting?!
Check out the spread that Grab Magazine Chicago’s Biweekly LGBT Publication wrote about us!
Back in the day, spas were pretty much exclusively for women of privilege. Typically the ladies would lunch on cucumber sandwiches and champagne and get massaged while their husbands played golf, however, now things have changed. Spas and their treatments along with healthy cuisine are for everyone, and it seems they are everywhere.
In our September 27, 2011 issue you might recall we published a travel piece entitled Desert Spas. It was mentioned in the article that Desert Hot Springs California, where most of the spas mentioned are located, has become a highly sought after vacation destination due to its prominence as a self-contained spa destination for those spa goers who consider water healing and therapeutic. In fact, it seems everywhere you look these days the healing beneﬁts of water are being discovered.
I was in Fort Lauderdale recently, coincidentally at the start of “National Spa Week,” to go out on a date with this wonderful guy named Luke. I had met Luke a couple of months prior and while there my cell phone rang. The call was my friend John, who together with his business partner Bill, own The Cabanas Guesthouse & Spa. He had heard I might be in town and wondered if I would like to come by with Luke to see the new heated salt water pool and spa they recently added to the property.
Before I could reply, he went on to say “I’ve already taken the liberty of reserving one of our King Premium Waterfront Rooms for you and Luke.” I thought to myself, what a wonderful ﬁrst date experience this would be and immediately replied “Thank you, Luke and I would love to stop by and see the changes you’ve made.”
I think The Cabanas Guesthouse & Spa is truly “one of” South Florida’s premier gay men’s clothing-optional guesthouses, if not “the best” and I’m not just saying that because I think so highly of John and Bill.
They purchased the property nearly 10 years ago, and in a relatively short amount of time, have successfully created a calm serenity for themselves and the sophisticated gay clientele they cater to. The property resides amidst a tropical setting of palm trees and lush foliage.
They’re located in the Wilton Manors area of Fort Lauderdale and they’re the closest resort of its kind to those things of interest to gay men; such as nightlife, bars and restaurants. In fact, it’s the only gay mens’ resort and spa in the Wilton Manors neighborhood.
Of course they are clothing optional and have high quality guest amenities which now includes a new full services Day Spa. Guests and visitors can pamper themselves with a full line of spa services including facials, massages, mani/pedis, among others. You can see why they were voted best Gay Guesthouse Accommodations by the “Peoples Choice Awards” and given the 2011 best guest house award at the Manor’s Besties Awards.
The resort grounds are meticulously landscaped and manicured and the rooms are designed with the savvy business traveler in mind. Their King Premium Waterfront Room had just been remodeled and featured panoramic views of the waterway, patio area, king size bed, air condition, full kitchen, private bath, ﬂat screen TV/DVD combo and the fastest internet connection I have ever had while staying at a hotel.
The Cabanas Guesthouse & Spa is located at 2209 N.E. 26th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. you can reach them at 866-564-7764 or you can ﬁnd them on the web at www.thecabanasguesthouse.net, email: email@example.com. On occasion they’ll have last minute room availability due to cancellations. If you are planning a trip over the next couple of days, they might just have a limited amount of rooms and dates that have opened up and are available at a discounted rate.
A new book provides an insider’s look at America’s first gay serial killer: John Wayne Gacy. Sam L. Amirante, Gacy’s lawyer who defended him in court in the early 1980′s calls him “a homophobic homosexual.”
Amirante and fellow attorney Danny Broderick are the authors of “John Wayne Gacy: Defending a Moster” a book that takes an inside look at one of the nation’s most interesting serial killers.
Gacy was a Chicago businessman and small time politician who admitted to killing 33 young men between 1972 and 1978. Gacy said that he used to tease his wife about his bisexuality, dropping hints here and there, but when he went to his execution in 1994 refused to admit his true sexuality.
Amirante and Broderick believe that it was internalized homophobia and lack of self-acceptance that drove Gacy to kill. Amirante added that homophobia contributed to the abundance of Gacy’s killings. He continued to say that 1978 was a different time and boys that were assaulted by Gacy who survived were often ignored because they were openly gay. Their complaints were often dismissed or ignored.
One witness in the trial tried to please the Fifth Amendment hoping not to have to admit in open court that he had engaged in homosexual acts with Gacy.
Amirante says his ability to defend Gacy in court despite knowing the extent of his crimes was all in a day’s work. Amirante knew Gacy before representing him and referred to him as “a likable guy.” Gacy was actually Amirante’s first client in private practice and although he was invited to attend the execution, he did not attend. ”I didn’t want to see my client put to death,” Amirante said.
Thanks to my work bffl Tom, I’m equipped with enough hotties of the week to last me until the end of the November! This week’s hottie is British actor/diver Jason Statham. You might recognize him from such movies as The Transporter and Crank. Jason is known for performing his own stunts and fighting in his own fight scenes. That’s a pretty raw dude.
After winning two European Music Awards on Sunday, Justin Bieber and his girlfriend Selena Gomez escaped fans by heading to the Kremlin…a gay bar in Belfast. ”But whether intentional or not, Bieber’s career includes a developing yet substantial set of moments as an LGBT ally.”
Last October, Bieber was involved in a quarrel with another teenager who called him a gay hate slur. The month after, Bieber appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show to discuss bullying and later taped an It Gets Better PSA.
Bieber talked about homosexuality in the February 2011 issue of Rolling Stone and has an ever growing lesbian fan base. It seems like gays and straights alike have the Bieber Fever. Do you?!
The Mixer will be held at Riverside Hotel located on Las Olas Boulevard. Reduced valet parking will be available. A $10 entry fee includes one complimentary Grey Goose vodka cocktail.
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: The Riverside Hotel – 620 East Las Olas Boulevard
This is a name that most of you probably won’t recognize, but might very soon. Charlie Mars is a Mississippi born musician who just got done touring with Hanson on their Musical Ride Tour. He has a similar sound to Jason Mraz with a real southern charm. He’s very mellow and is hysterically funny. Above all else Charlie is a super hottie. Check out the gallery…
Abandoned Pet Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to take abandoned pets off the streets of South Florida, give them veterinary care and place them into permanent homes. This is one of the few “no kill” shelters in Broward County and is funded solely by donations.
The Victoria Park Civic Association is Fort Lauderdale’s number one civic association and per its bylaws is to unify the residents to further their common welfare in the best interest of the neighborhood.
Cause 4 Paws will take place Sunday, December 4th from 10 am to 2pm at Victoria Park. The event will include a 3K walk, the new fun Dog Show including the Golden Bone Award, the silent auction and much more!
Suggested donations for the silent auction include gift certificates to restaurants, hotels and merchandise that have value in an auction environment.
For additional information on this event email firstname.lastname@example.org