disco2It’s been a few years since the last Hookers and Stripper ball was held in Sydney.

When the ball was announced and it was to be a fancy dress event, with a DJ and live performances from various talented people and held just down the road from KTE, well nothing was going to stop me from going. Nonetheless it was always going to be a bit of a challenge, getting organised and getting there – there was not a lot of lead time from the ball being publicly promoted and held. Additionally I have been really busy lately, juggling my two enterprises, family and an active social life. The timing was also punishing, being held just the day after all the festivities of the Melbourne Cup but still a great turn up of around 100 people showed their fabulous selves.

Fancy dress parties always have huge appeal, they are especially fun when met by an adult audience.

morticiaWith it being Halloween just last week, the theme was spooky and it was announced there would be a prize for the best dressed. My competitive side was engaged immediately at such frolics. With a view to win, I dragged a supporter, Mr Fun off to ACE costume hire. With a bit of help from the staff we decided to dress up as a vampire and vampiress. I got to be a sexy and not evil looking vampiress. My hair was a giant boufant blonde beehive so I looked like Dusty Springfield in drag. For an extra edge, I employed the services of a professional makeup artist who reworked our faces into spooky fantasy characters. My makeup was an exaggerated smokey eye with enormous eyelashes, shaped cheekbones and a nude mouth. Very sixties. Mr Fun was made up into an evil vampire with a pale face base with exaggerated bat-wing eyes and a half mouth of blood red lipstick representing remnants of his last meal. We both looked the part and I was satisfied with the effort.

The venue was decked out appropriately to the theme (including shorts of horror movies from the 50’s and 60’s) and the DJ played a well constructed set for the audience and the evening. The event organisers and performers were friendly and we knew we were in for a great night.

inline-madame-lashThe first performance of the evening was by Madame Lash www.madamelash.com.au who basically gave us a lowdown of her head spinningly full and colourful life. She is described by notable persons as a living treasure, I’d go along with that. Madame Lash had us all captivated from her first word to her last, from her early experiences as an art model, then Kings Cross Stripper, career stripper, going into politics, the parties she holds, her painting and creative pursuits. I was completely enraptured – could have listened all evening. It was a real honour to meet M.L. later, this beautiful woman is just amazing.

The other entertainment of the evening were terrific too. Highlights for me were the performer with the hoola hoop, very rhythmic and amazing body control, Vashneys’ creative spoof on the German authoritarian woman and Skyes’ performance.
Sadly for myself and perhaps Mr Fun, we didn’t win best costume, that pleasure was bestowed on a sequined body-suited leather-man.
Ah well, there’s always next year.

All too soon the performances were over and we were dancing. There were some wonderful women on the dance floor, and also a very hot young male worker in budgie smugglers with some kind of adornment hanging off them (I didn’t like to stare), who was also a terrific mover. Now, regular readers of the blog will know that I really do prefer more mature men but I certainly enjoyed dancing with this young hottie, given the occasion.

The evening was winding up but a random after party was announced at the Sly Fox. A hardcore of H and S ball revelers relaunched their eye-catching selves at the Enmore venue. I joined in till 2am but unfortunately I had to get up for an appointment a scant few hours later so very reluctantly tore myself away, having had a great time.

Can’t wait till the next ball!

One of the fun things about working as a professional escort is getting around and sampling some of the culture of the country. Now, I do love a good show but I took a leap into the unknown with this latest piece. The plot is centred around the events that occurred before the well known “The Wizard of Oz” story. More about the show later but as usual my blog is all about useful facts and information.

The show is based at Sydneys’ beautiful Capitol Theatre, in Campbell St, Chinatown. The best option for parking I’ve found for shows at this venue is in the Goulburn St, Parking Station, (short 5 mins walk away) and it’s a good idea to wait till 6pm when the rate reduces to a $15 flat rate (more money to spend on martinis :)) There is a closer parking station but it becomes a bottle neck as people enter and exit onto George St, so best avoided.

Another great idea is to dine a few doors down from the theatre, that way you can spend longer enjoying your meal. Additionally the staff realise you are going to the show so the food is prepared and served fairly quickly. My companion on this occasion was Mr Useful and we chose a lovely Thai restaurant a couple of doors down from the Capitol. I have a deep fondness for Thai food and culture and while the food was somewhat westernised for the show audience the ambience in this place was pretty good. I was delighted when we were shown to our seat by a flamboyant lady boy who drew astonished glances from the mostly conservative show crowd.

Since we were eating seafood, I chose a New Zealand Savignon Blanc (hey can’t knock a girl for having good taste) and Mr Useful being agreeable indulged in a few glasses himself. The bell rang and we knew that either there was a boxing tournament about to commence or that this was an alert to get to our seats in the theatre.

As we entered the glorious theatre, you couldn’t help but wonder about the memories and stories of the illustrious gentle folk who had entered these premises in years gone by. Additionally, I tried not to be distracted by all the nude male statues that adorn the main area – visually the theatre is gorgeous. This was the dress rehearsal show so we were privileged to be the first in town to view this performance and as an added bonus we were moved seven rows close to the stage. I guess Mr Useful was working his own spells.

As to the show itself, I was not sure what to expect in terms of the plot and I was not disappointed, it’s very entertaining. There are two female leads and your sympathies are mostly geared to be placed with the green Wicked witch of the West character. I did however, really like the Glinda good witch- white character, especially when she sang about popularity – took me back to high school.
The special effects, costumes and singing made this a really memorable occasion and really there’s nothing like a lovely dinner and a live show to start your weekend. Special mention for the live orchestra that were brilliant and enhanced the dramatic element of the performance.

After the curtains drew to a close for the final time we headed back to the car with some fantastic memories of a wonderful night. I was starting to feel a little WiCKED myself and we made a detour to one of Sydneys’ finer hotels and concluded the evening with a little magic of our very own.

Having funI may not sing too well but I’d like to share a few of my favorite things.

Shopping

While most would see this as another task, I like to look at it as an adventure.  It’s all about assuming the role of the hunter you see. First you find the target and then it’s all about the planning.

Take D.F.O. (Direct Factory Outlet) as an example, I arranged a few hours there for my exhibition recently. Part of the campaign was to carefully select a friend to accompany me, (actually he was there to carry my bags). Anyway, we hit the centre with precision, making sure we picked a day in the early week where crowds are at a minimum. We parked in just the right place alleviating any problem with fatigue and exiting when the mission was completed.

I’d done my homework and with swift, cutting edge maneuvers, wind my way through various retail establishments selecting the best bargains after memorizing all the catalogues the day before. To be honest my associate did have problems keeping up, but we got over that with some words of encouragement and a pit stop for a rest and refreshments. Then we were off to complete the last of our raids departing before the mad rush to exit. With all our operation successfully completed and a spring in our step head out of Homebush with our prize booty.

Movies

Who wants to go to the movies with the plebs when you can go in style? Ooooh yes Gold Class! thank you Greater Union for presenting this decadent pleasure.

A different associate came this time and why not? Someone’s got to pay 🙂
Just as long as he stops gas-bagging for five minutes so I can watch the movie that is.

Starting off with a glass of dry white, I look forward to the couple of courses of tasty treats that comes my way in fully customizable intervals throughout the movie.

They really make you feel like you’re a V.I.P. There’s the ambient mood lighting and relaxing atmosphere on arrival.  Your booking can easily be made online and I always enjoy the queue free special entry. A friendly attendant ensures you are personally greeted and taken to your seats. The seats are unbelievably comfortable and there are plenty of gadgets to play with including the fancy footrests and the shared tray table. It’s just like being home – but better. You’ve got the latest movies, a progressed surround sound and huge screen.
If you’re going the cinema, I reckon its well worth it to pay a little more and step up a class.

Shows, theatre and entertainment

If you really want a memorable night, why not spoil yourself at one of Sydney’s many entertainment venues. There’s something for every taste from opera, to musicals and live music.

Lately I’ve been going to a few stage shows and quite a bit of live music. Admittedly, pogoing in the mosh-pit is somewhat of a distant memory for me and these days I tend to gravitate toward the dinner and show kind of vibe.

This week I saw Mark Seymour from the Hunters and Collectors at the Basement.
Mark Seymour is one of Australia’s’ best singers and song writers. The beautiful “Throw Your Arms Around Me” is in my opinion, probably one of the most iconic Australian love songs ever written.

The Basement itself is a popular and lively venue, it does get pretty crowded however and I recommend taking the dinner show option for your best viewing vantage point.

Dinner and overnight Stays

This is one of my very favorite activities and I’m very lucky that I have many clients who also enjoy the combination of a fine dining experience and an overnight stay at some of Sydney’s lovely hotels.

My last experience of fine dining was at the 2009 restaurant of the year Bilson’s. Bilson’s is located on the ground floor of the Radisson Hotel.

The Radisson does a package of accommodation, dinner, late checkout and also includes a bottle of Moet champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries on arrival. The suite itself is spacious; the bed very comfortable and best of all there’s a bath that’s big enough for two.

The food at Bilson’s is just superb and the waiter service outstanding.
Each beautifully presented course is explained to you by your waiter. The staff delivers exactly the right mix of attentiveness without being in anyway intrusive. Because the food is so awesome and the experience so world class my companion and I had some fun conversation (playing amateur master chefs) about the various ingredients and the exploding flavours on our palates.

After some carefully selected wine to compliment each course, I was feeling a touch happy and luckily the suite tour just happened to be upstairs. Nice and convenient (wink). I was feeling in a very joyous mood if you know what I mean, so the next few hours were very satisfying.

Given five hours sleep appreciation, I feel the stirring passion of the moment and served my own version of a full breakfast.