Whiskey Tasting and Iron Bartender Competition, “Monday Night Football Madness”

11/25/2009, 6:24 a.m.
Monique Williams and Nathaniel “Skip” Askia ...
Monique Williams and Nathaniel “Skip” Askia

 It was held at the AMC Theatres Boston Common and let me tell you, security was tight! There were no cameras or any recording devices permitted inside the theater. You had to leave all of your electronic personal items in sealed zip lock bags before you could enter the theatre. On this night, it was a full house with screaming girls and women, yes, women. Once the lights went down, you could hear the buzz and feel the excitement for “New Moon,” and the “Twi-hards” (that’s fans of the book and movie).

The Muses: Models and Dior Through the Decades

Over at Dior in Copley Place, my favorite champagne, Veuve Clicquot was flowing. I had the opportunity to check out the Dior and Vogue exclusive presentation The Muses: Models and Dior Through the Decades. It was inspired by The Model as Muse exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Fashion Historian Stephane Houy-Towner took us through a visual tour of Dior from its inception in 1947 during what is known as “The Golden Age of Haute Couture.” The tour continued to the present with current muses of the moment: Charlize Theron, Liya Kebede, Gisele Bundchen and Kate Moss.

If you’re into fashion as I am, you will notice that Dior’s distinctive trademark is its “hyper-feminized silhouette.” It is demonstrated through its cinched waist and padded hip and is recycled through the decades in various styles, textures and colors. The presentation was great but what really caught my attention, was a fabulous pair of snakeskin peephole heels in a bronzy/gold color. If I drank more champagne, I might have just bought the pair…but thankfully, I knew when to head out of Dior….

“Jonathon Gates Presents … Generation Next”

And topping off the week was a night of comedy and music with “Jonathon Gates Presents … Generation Next” at the Strand Theatre. The marquee out front was beaming with white lights. You would have thought you were in the Theatre District! It was really great to see folks from the area coming out to support comedy.

 The show was hosted by “Boston’s Bad Boy of Comedy” Jonathon Gates and the line-up included one of my favorites Bethany Van Delft, Chris Tabb (BET’s “Comic View”) who turned it out, along with Jay from Jersey and Terry Hodges, both veterans of “Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam.” Coming out to support the show was mid-fielder Shalrie Joseph from the New England Revolution and Boston Celtics’ Tony Allen. DJ Wade turned it out a la Kid Capri-style!

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