Hello boys and girls. Hope you’re all doing well this fine festive day. Since Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating love and affection, I thought this would be a perfect day to profess our love to all our loyal readers (new and old). We would be nothing without you and appreciate each and everyone of you taking time out of your hectic days to visit us. Hope you all have a great Valentines Day. xoxo the Homorazzi boys.
If I could attend any awards show, it’s hands down the Golden Globes. Not only is it the most star-studded, but you can eat and drink while pretending to be interested in some of the acceptance speeches ;) Admit it, some of them are major snoozefests. Too bad Meryl Streep couldn’t win every category. Her speeches are always hilariously witty.
Going into tonight’s ceremony, Lincoln has the most nominations with seven. Tied in second are Argo and Django Unchained. On the television front, Game Change is on top with five nominations, with Homeland in second with four nominations. Who will be the big winner when all is said and done?
A few of us have shared our predictions in each category. Not to toot my own horn, but I’m the reigning champ amongst the Homorazzi crew. Last year, I predicted the most correctly. That being said, Adam was numero uno for our recent Emmy predictions. Who’ll win this time? Check out all our choices below.
If you’re an avid reader of the site, you might’ve noticed there was a shortage of articles Sunday. Reason being was, we were all busy having our Christmas staff party. Given everyone’s busy schedules this time of year, it’s almost next to impossible to find a date that works for everyone. Surprisingly, all but three of us were able to make it yesterday. That’s a pretty amazing feat considering our busy lives and Alex, Kevin and Topher not currently living in the same city as the most of us. Check out the pic above. The only people missing from the pic are Nic (his BF’s sis was in town), Stephen (was there earlier but had to leave for another engagement) and Alex (LA) and Kevin (Toronto).
It was great to have so many of us together to laugh, catch up and reminisce about the early days of the site. Not to sound super cheesy, but there’s this amazing energy among all of us when we’re all in the same room. With our recent accomplishments, it was nice to sit back and relax for one night and pat each other on the back.
In between all the laughs and drinks, we decided to have a gingerbread contest. We split up into two different teams determined by names out of the hat. Team 1 (my team) won the right to pick either the house or the train. We opted for the train. Each team was given only 30 minutes to build, decorate, and come up with a theme for their creation. Now, we need your help to decide which team pulled it off better. Cast your votes so we can declare a winner and give one team bragging rights over the other.
THANKS again to all of you for making Homorazzi.com such a success in a short period of time. We have the best readers on the internet for sure.
We thought posting this over the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend would be perfect. Quite a while back, Stephen, Brian, Redd, Saleem, Patrick and myself spent a Sunday afternoon/evening assisting our favorite local charity. If you’re fans of the site, “Friends For Life” may sound familiar. During our “Pride Weekend Kickoff Penthouse Party“, we managed to raise $500 from the event. This time we wanted to donate our time and do something more personal.
Originally, Kevin had approached Patrick and myself with regards to volunteering our time to prepare a Sunday dinner. We didn’t even hesitate for a second and immediately jumped on board. We originally booked a date in August to serve dinner. Unfortunately, due to a kitchen renovation, our scheduled day was pushed back to November. With Kevin spearheading that project and the postponement, I completely forgot about it until the three week email reminder I received from one of the Friends for Life coordinators.
Kevin then moved to Toronto, leaving Patrick and I to begin to freak out a little because neither of us really cook all that much, let alone for almost 30 people. I was advised by Kevin that 5-7 people would be ideal to help out with the event as it can get quite cramp and hot in the kitchen. Once we sent out the email asking for volunteers, we received the interest we needed to pull off this task- and some of them even had cooking experience. Now the biggest hurdle was what to make? When it comes to most things, I like to think I can provide some useful input BUT NOT when it comes to cooking. I’m not a very picky or discerning eater, so you can just imagine if left to my own devices what would result from my cooking.
In honor of Mother’s Day, some of the Homorazzi cast has decided to proclaim their love to their respective mothers on the website. We hope you enjoy the read.
I love my Mom, and just recently we’ve developed a relationship of being less Mother/Son and more friends who can share a good laugh and story over a drink or two. While growing up, I never thought that I would come to a place where I actually WANTED to hang out with my parents, but that day came knocking on my door a few years back after I invited them to my 23rd birthday party and they actually showed!
It dawned on my that my Mom is a pretty rad woman who cares a lot about her family and who’s sole goal in life is to make sure her children and grandchildren have everything in the world they could possibly want, even before her own needs. For this, I take my hat off to her, and say I love you with all my heart.
She hasn’t had the easiest life, but I would like to think that the few beers we shared in sun are well remembered and will keep her smiling!
Thanks for everything Momma, I love you!
Last weekend, a few of the Homorazzi crew attended Friends & Company‘s “Mad Men Cocktail Culture Party” at the famed Opus Hotel here in Vancouver. Hosted by the infamously fabulous Joan-e, all proceeds from the event went to support Out in Schools.
The event was all out Mad Men. Starting with a red (actually, appropriately pink) carpet out front, guests enjoyed old fashioned 1960s drinks (sponsored by Belvedere Vodka) and everyone dressed up for the occasion proving that Vancouverites CAN really step up to the plate for a theme party. I was so impressed with the details, down to the vintage magazines on the tables to the Mad Men masks, and photo booth. Trevor Kramer and Martin Spencer, the men who founded Friends & Company and put on the sold out event, did a fabulous job for a great cause.
It was also great to see Mary Zilba (RHOV), Fiona Forbes (Urban Rush), and Mashiah Vaughn (Deussault Inc.) to come out and support the event as well. They are also behind helping to bring the NOH8 campaign to Vancouver in less than a month. Marika Palmer of RHOV and her husband, Frank Palmer, Vancouver’s own real life Don Draper, founder of Canada’s leading ad agency, Palmer Jarvis DDP, and member of the Marketing Hall of Legends, also turned out to show their support. Check out all of the photos below. We look forward to attending the Friends & Company luncheon this coming Friday, also benefiting Out in Schools!
Our Valentines Day-themed pics were such a hit, we decided to do it for St. Patrick’s Day too. For one day of the year, everyone channels their inner Irishman to join in the festivities. Whether it’s enjoying a pint of green beer, sipping on a McDonald’s shamrock shake or wearing a splash of green, most people do a little sumthin’ sumthin’ on March 17. As a side note, did you know blue was the color originally associated with St. Patty’s day before green took over. Interesting, right? I just can’t imagine drinking blue beer. LOL. As if green liquid is any more appealing.
I personally love this day for a multitude of reasons. One, even if it’s midweek, people love to party this day. Two, I can pull out my awful Irish accent without too much judgment (too much being the operative words). And thirdly, green is one of my favorite colors. So, wearing a splash of green isn’t a lot of effort and actually suits my skin tone. Hopefully, you enjoy our pics. Can’t wait to snap our Easter-themed pics. I call the glittery bunny ears.
A comparative review of two excellent small batch, limited quantity, bourbons.
This fall I’ve been enjoying two new additions to my liquor cabinet. Both are of a same family of spirit and step outside my normal stomping ground. Just in time for your Christmas list, I will be reviewing and comparing two bourbons, Knob Creek and Basil Hayden’s here.
To start off -Try Bourbon! I have absolutely enjoyed the experience. Bourbon is not something you will likely go out to a dance club and order, it’s special. Perfect as a nightcap, afterwork treat, or with a delicious dinner. This holiday season I can imagine sitting with family and friends enjoying hot bourbon after a day on the slopes.