Today on Destination Taste: Tips for GayWeddings.com on planning a South of the Border Ceremony.
If the weather outside your locale is as frightful as it is in my New York neighborhood, then now’s the perfect time to start dreaming about and planning your South of the Border nuptials.
This past year, Mexico City legalized same-sex marriage, so here’s my taste-y tip: head to this bustling capital city for a few days for your wedding, and then onto one of the country’s spectacular beaches for a gay honeymoon.
In this post, I’ll provide background on the marriage process and some tips on Mexico City—a spot I visit frequently since it’s the home of my fiancé. In the next post, I’ll reveal inside scoop on the most romantic Mexican beach getaways, perfect for you and your new spouse.
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Today on Destination Taste: Tips on a Vietnam (gay) Honeymoon Adventure for GayWeddings.com.
Admittedly, I was a little dubious when my fiancé first suggested a quick trip to Vietnam after a stopover in Singapore. An economically developing country still controlled by a central communist party—not known to be a friend to human or gay rights—I wasn’t sure if Vietnam was the right choice for a couple of NYC gay boys. After some research, my fears were allayed by Douglas at gay and gay-friendly tour operator Purple Dragon.
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Today on Destination Taste: Tips on your honeymoon Singapore Swing for GayWeddings.com
If you and your new spouse have a taste for the exotic, make sure to include Asia on your gay honeymoon consideration list. While Thailand traditionally earns accolades for openness to gay and lesbian travelers, other countries in the region are opening up and shouldn’t be overlooked. Singapore is a perfect place to recover from jet lag—and your recent nuptials—before heading to other nearby destinations. My fiancé and I recently returned from our own excursion to the island nation—a bustling multi-ethnic city-state filled delicious food, stunning architecture, and horticultural delights. Here are my tastey tips for your gay honeymoon getaway to Singapore.
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Today on Destination Taste: Tips on Amsterdam nuptials for GayWeddings.com
On my recent trip to Amsterdam, locals were quick to point out to me that they have one marriage law that applies to gays and straights alike. They are rightfully proud of the fact that Holland is on the cutting edge of marriage equality—for Dutch citizens. Unless you are marrying a permanent resident of the Netherlands, don’t expect to hop the next KLM flight and tie the knot the next day. But with a little planning, there’s no reason you can’t pull off a memorable, and tasteful, gay destination wedding in the city of canals. Click here for some of my tastey tips for gay-friendly wedding planner, locations like Sofitel’s The Grand, even nightclubs for bachelor/ette parties.
In my latest post for GayWeddings.com, I uncover a clever addition to your gay (or straight) wedding. Here’s an excerpt:
Swans mate for life as captured in this emotion.bread
Just like fashion designers are often inspired by overseas travels, my wedding and event planning tips are informed by my tastey gay getaways. Amsterdam was no exception—and no, I’m not talking about the infamous coffee shops and Red Light District. In the revitalizing neighborhood of Westerpark, I met up with artist-chefs-innovators Marjolein Wintjes and Eric Meursing at their De Culinaire Werkplaats, a design studio, restaurant, store and more for food concepts.
CLICK HERE to read more about Marjolein’s concept of making bread the centerpiece of sharing for life’s sweet and savory moments like “always together breads”—for (gay) weddings.
Take a break from Mid-Term Election Madness and dream about a land where gay marriage is actually legal—check out my Amsterdam tips in my latest post on GayWeddings.com.
EXCERPT: Paris and Rome may get all the attention as romantic European honeymoon destinations, but for my money, gay and lesbian love blooms brighter in Amsterdam. The Holland Tourist Board runs a cheeky ad campaign in the US that announces “Everyone’s Gay in Amsterdam”—and they asked me recently if I’d like to verify that claim. Here are some of my tastey tips for your gay honeymoon getaway to the charming city of canals.
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Greetings from Singapore where I just finished coordinating (and moderating) Condé Nast Traveler’s 4th Annual World Savers Congress. This bustling and constantly changing city-state is a must stop over for a Southeast Asian holiday—#5 on My Supremely Subjective List for Destination Wedding on my new column at GayWeddings.com. Check out what else made the list. CLICK HERE.
Just a little gay in Singapore's Botanic Gardens