The Week that Was: Last Week

Ok, enough of travel posts for a bit. On to some of the things I did last week.

Fashion Cares
Saturday night G and I attended the 20th annual Fashion Cares fundraiser for AIDS research at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre … just us and 5,000 of our closest friends! Over the years the fundraisers has managed to generate $20M for AIDS research and when you factor in the dollars raised thanks to VIVA MAC GLAM as well (another $75M), that is one hellava lot of coin. Bravo to the Aids Committee of Toronto (ACT) and MAC Cosmetics for your work! And kuduos to Phillip Ing for his 20 years as artistic director for this decadent, fabulous party.

G blurry
G prepares in formal attire for Fashion Cares …
amazing what Veuve Clicquot can do!

DressesDance floor awaitsChinese girl
1) the dresses; 2) the dancefloor; 3) the decadence

Performance ArtB with Drag Queen
4) more decadence; 5) Brent with one of the daring dharling  B-Girlz

Pamela AndersonBlue Man Group performsGuys with ropes
6) Pamela Anderson and boobs with Dean & Dan Caten from Dsquared2 open the show;
7) Blue Man Group perform; 8) lots of cute guys with ropes! Eek!

Telus LoungeHangtime Cirus performs
9) the Telus lounge; 10) Hangtime Circus perform

Lai Toh Heen
The sister restaurant to Toronto’s premier dim sum restaurant, Lai Wah Heen (in the Metropolitan Hotel), opened just down the road from us on Mt. Pleasant just over a week ago. On Friday I met G there for lunch. Lai Toh Heen is not cheap: witness dropping $60 for lunch for two. It will be interesting to see if it can survive at that price point where Steakfrites and Square failed before it.

1) Lai Toh Heen opens; 2) bacon-wrapped prawn & scallop roll, deep-fried ($4.00 piece);
3) Goldfish-shaped steamed dumplings with shrimp and cod-fish ($4.00 piece)

The Yellow Lantern Flower Tree
My latest Mt Pleasant Cemetery obsession has been this tree with beautiful yellow lantern-like flowers. I visited it regularly last week, and will again this week, to see how it comes along. Anyone know what kind of tree this is?…


Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me
On Tuesday we headed to the Canon Theatre to see Martin Short do his show, Fame Becomes Me. I should mention my mental deficiency for forgetting tickets is continuing. We got down to there and were shopping in Eaton Centre when Laura asked me, “Hey, where are our seats tonight, Brent?”

I reached into my courier bag to check them, and, guess what? Yep, forgot them! OMG! What is with that?! Not only lost the tickets, but the free passes for Blue Jays that came with them, a parking discount coupon and our subscription memberships cards!

OMG! Thankfully, we got them replaced at the box office. The show is a riot – especially the “I Love Titties” song in the first act with Martin and crew done up as babies in prams. It’s just sooooooo wrong that song.

1) G gets upclose with the Spam in anticipation for “Spamalot

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17 Responses to The Week that Was: Last Week

  1. Anonymous says:

    i have to say i love your food pictures… it always makes me hungry hahaha

  2. first of all wow great job with the AIDS thing. two, those pictures just made me hungry; damn you! three that tree photo looks like a monet painting or something; very nice =). and finally four, is Martin Short a comedian cus i was confused =)

  3. willariah says:

    u’re so lucky re: fashion cares!! :) i was surprised at the lack of starpower this year, but nonetheless it is a great cause. what r u doing with ur mac makeup giftbag? :) the food looks splendid at lai toh hin – definitely a place to go for a treat, but honestly if you already have doubts of its longetivity after one visit, that’s a bad sign. the tree is so cute. the flowers look like little… bananas.

  4. Anonymous says:

    hmm not bad.. sounds typical tho.. but i guess they were aiming at the quality of the food which is good.have you heard of a restaurant called Monsoon? it’s near St. Andrew station just 1 stop after union.. it’s like an asian fusion restaurant.. really fancy desgins on their interior and pretty clean kitchen. but ya the chef there just sent me an email yesterday and offerring me a position in her kitchen but we all know the answer to that question!

  5. Anonymous says:

    60 for lunch is not so bad.. i’ve had worst and even so.. the food was terrible!
    but how was it ?

  6. no going anywhere?! x.x aww…G looks kinda hot…i wish it wasn’t blurry [dont kill me please!]and…DAMN…4 bucks a pieces?!was it worth it?

  7. MrJCHEN says:

    yeah.. just the other day, it marked the 25th anniversary of AIDS and that anniversary was a symbol of hope, of how far the community has come and the future that is in store. that’s just awesome! :)
    – jimmy

  8. enRoute says:

    Thank you for the _____________________.I had a good laugh outta it! =)

  9. m3galomaniac says:

    maybe G needs more sleeves for his tux. You guys always have fun :)
    I think aids awareness is not here yet :S one time the gay people are blamed for the rise of HIV may be true.

  10. Fatcat723 says:

    You have all the fun! By the way, G looks good in tux!
    RYC: Thank you! I enjoyed the play much more than the movie.

  11. Anonymous says:

    well, organising a fundraiser is such a pain though!! :(

  12. who was special surprise musical guest?  rumour had it that the Pet Shop Boys were supposed to be it (like Erasure of last year)…

  13. abcyeung says:

    Nice…..I always want to see fashion care…but too bad it is too exp. for me.

  14. bennykan says:

    Wow Vancouver should have something like Fashion Cares! And I noticed G is starting to reveal more of himself so I would expect a pic of you two shown clearly in like 2 months. :D

  15. Anonymous says:

    I’ll have to check out Lai Toh Heen. I caught a bit of the webcast of Fashion Cares when I got home from my bf’s place. I think I convinced him we should go to next year’s!

  16. Anonymous says:

    Great pics!G looks fashionable with that tux?Anyways, I thank everyone who donated for AIDS research.

  17. and g remains an enigma.  spam!!!!!!!!!!!

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