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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Cleo, Taboo, a Move and Feeling Under The Weather...

I am feeling super under the weather with this cold that I have picked up, if only the person who carried it onto Ryan at work just stayed home, quite selfish of her if you ask me, but I guess most of us are all over worked and have commitments to follow thru on, so I will blame it on the corporates!

Anyway, this week sees me studying for a finance test I have on Thursday, nothing too hetic and I have grasped the concepts quite well, so I am not too worried.

This past weekend saw the birthday of Chris Coutroulis at Taboo, who is the owner of the venue. I was lucky enough to be included as part of the entertainment and a show which saw some hot bronzed up male models (yeah yeah, the eye makeup was a tad bit too much) carrying some hot female models thru the packed club showing off some awesome shoe designs. Afterwards it was party time. I believe it was one of Taboo’s biggest nights, loaded with celebrities and socialites and performances by Goodluck and First Project.

Last week we shot the November issue of the Cleo magazine for the Cleo bachelor of the year comp at a venue in Johannesburg CBD. I must admit driving thru the city was a bit nerve wrecking for me, however once I had arrived and met some of the other guys the nerves subsided.

I got to work with photographer Fiona Royds again, which was brilliant. She got me standing on the highest part of the building on the roof posing for what looks like some awesome shots!

We also did interviews with the magazine’s journalists as well as for ETV’s Sistahood show which will air on the 1st of October, should they choose my insert or at least part of it.

Well, here is to getting better soon! Hopefully before this weekend! I am moving to a new place closer to Uni and will need the energy!

Have a good one peeps! x

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Cleo Bachelor Of The Year 2011 Nomination

Hey guys!

I Hope everyone is having a super August month and keeping warm! Summer is
nearly upon us and believe you me I can not wait!

It will soon be time to get rid of the layers of clothing and start wearing
my shorts, slops and vests again! (Like the good old Durban days!)

I got some great news recently and I thought I would share it with you all
before the shoot this Friday.

I have been nominated as one of the top 50
Cleo Bachelors for the year for 2011 and will appear with the rest of the
nominees in the November issue of the magazine.

It will once again be down to public vote to determine the winner, I will
keep you guys posted and let you know when voting starts!

Other than that we are shooting for the November issue this Friday and I
will be working alongside the Wonderbra ladies this weekend at Taboo
nightclub in Sandton, still not sure what exactly they need guys for, but it
should be interesting. For those of you who are keen on stopping by, I am
sure it will be a great evening!

Take care guys!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

The opening of Privilege Nightclub in Fourways, Johannesburg

Friday the 5th of August saw the opening of the new gay club Privilege in Fourways, Johannesburg which is located on the corner of Witkoppen and Nerine roads. With Risque now being closed, the partygoers of Fourways needed a new venue to venture to on a Friday evening.

Ryan and myself arrived at the club at about 11pm to find the place packed and pumping with music. The club has a stylish interior with great lighting and great seating around the venue.

Erica Elle played an awesome set a bit later on into the evening and I must admit that I have not really enjoyed a club’s dance floor as much in a while. One thing that could probably be changed are the white spotlights which every so often shine straight into your eyes.

The night’s dancers were placed on a step which you had to use to get to and from the bar. I still prefer dancers to be placed on a stage or podium.

With it being the opening night of the club I would have expected at least one or two extra barmen behind the bar, but nonetheless the barmen were on top form and handled the masses quite well. Drinks were priced at market price, so no complaints there.

I did not find anything special about the VIP area, the floor was incredibly sticky which just made it uncomfortable standing on.

My number one problem with clubs are the toilets, any club should take care of their toilets throughout the evening ensuring that they are kept clean and tidy and as strange as this might sound the toilets need to be welcoming. The toilets are still part of a club and one should feel comfortable using them, nonetheless it is still work in progress.

Overall I think this is a great club and a definite place to visit on a Friday evening if your in the area and keen for a good night out with great music, an awesome vibe and a layout which is perfect for a gay club.

I am pretty sure the club will do well into the future provided they keep their entertainment on top form and introduce some cool attractions and perhaps some cool drink specials.

Tip: Watch your alcohol intake before heading to the club and while at the club as roadblocks on Witkoppen, which is the main road one uses to get to the venue are quite rife!

I look forward to heading there again in the future.