24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards New York

24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards New York  |  New York, United States  |  So last night, both Rubin and I assisted to the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards gala dinner, which took place at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City, honoring Anderson Cooper with special guests like Madonna.
For over 25 years, GLAAD has worked with news, entertainment and social media to bring culture-changing stories of LGBT people into millions of homes and workplaces every day. GLAAD amplifies the voice of our community to keep equality at the forefront of America’s cultural conversation. Their impact on newspapers, magazines, blogs, radio, television, movies and more transforms attitudes to bring about real change. (Photo above from left to right: Brett Milles – Town Real States, Rubin Singer – Fashion Designer and me Carlos Melia ).
Our table, hosted by Lauren Foster, one of the world’s most recognized transsexual women, having been one of the first to pose for Vogue Mexico in the 1980’s, consisted on old and new friends. We were only two tables away from Anderson Cooper’s table and on the second row to the stage, so we got to enjoy the gala in full. I had the great experience to be sat down next to reality Real Housewife of New York, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and her fiancé. Both were very charming, warm and friendly, I have to say.

But as we all know, the most important of the night, was to celebrate and honor those people and professionals in Media and their efforts and contribution towards LGBT Rights. This year the honoree was Anderson Cooper, American journalist, author, and television personality. He is the primary anchor of the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360°. Madonna herself, was the one in charge to present the award. See all the videos taken by me last night.
Madonna referred to Anderson as: you have the most beautiful blue eyes I have ever seen, you are intelligent, but most important you are a “Bad ass mother Fucker”, inviting him to start a revolution together with her.
An emotive and inspiring night, that continued with a private after party at the TOP of The Standard Hotel (aka. Boom Boom Room, yes the same place where I celebrated my 39th Birthday this same week). So we all enjoyed some cocktails and the stunning views of the Big Apple on a clear night with a little bit of the last snow falls of this 2013 winter.
GLAAD Media Awards invite you to celebrate the most outstanding images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in the media at the largest, most visible LGBT gala in the nation, the GLAAD Media Awards!. New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco with over 5,000 attendees, the GLAAD Media Awards bring celebrities, corporate partners, media professionals, and young adults together in support of GLAAD’s mission to amplify the voice of the LGBT community and achieve full equality! Get involved by visiting GLAAD.org
Lovely night, as I said, with old and new friends, but overall with the pride and feeling that we have supported and helped for a fantastic cause, one that has been my duty for many many years now, before as Mr Gay International, as a Gay Travel Agent and now as a Gay Travel and Lifestyle global reporter. As I always say, using the words by Aung San Suu Kyi …” use your freedom to promote others…”, and that is what both I and my partner Rubin Singer, both believe and cherish.
For the fashionistas out there, wondering who dressed me for the night, well of course no other than Rubin Singer, previewing his new collection of Bespoke Male Tuxedos. Special thanks too, to the Waldorf Astoria Hotel and the Guerlain Spa for the treatments in preparation for this Gala Dinner. Stay tuned for more news on Rubin Singer’s Male collection at www.rubinsinger.com. Hope you have enjoyed my coverage of the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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MDNA by Madonna at the Yankee Stadium New York

MDNA by Madonna at the Yankee Stadium New York  |  New York, United States  |  Last night I came to see Madonna LIVE for her World Tour MDNA. Over 60,000 people from all ages and generations, gather to see the Queen of POP do what she does best, … singing or dancing ? well not quite that, I was going to say, put together an amazing visual and interactive show. Old songs, news songs and some iconic like Vogue, Express Yourself, Holiday, and Like a Prayer. My favorite moment, was when she did Turn the Radio Up, which has been my favorite song from the last album. See all my photos and videos. Continue reading MDNA by Madonna at the Yankee Stadium New York

GPS Carlos Melia back in New York

20120907-125551.jpg GPS Carlos Melia back in New York | New York, United States | Back in Manhattan and having breakfast at my favorite coffe spot in the city. La Bergamote Patisserie. Well they actually have two locations in the city, but since I moved from Chelsea to Hell’s Kitchen, now I am addicted to this one. For some reason they have always been both only two blocks from me weird right. TIP the Almond Brioche is brilliant. Continue reading GPS Carlos Melia back in New York

BEYOND Gay Martini Bar Buenos Aires sneak preview

BEYOND Gay Martini Bar Buenos Aires sneak preview | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Will Buenos Aires get back on its feet and revamp a sophisticated, trendy and interesting Gay Night Scene, that somehow, sometime along the way, in the last two years, has totally  been lost ? Well judging from what I have seen today, the answer is YES. BEYOND, the first ever Gay Martini Bar of Argentina and of the city of Buenos Aires, right over Juncal street, meters away from 9 de Julio Avenue in Recoleta. Today, Edgar its owner – original from Chicago, US – invited me to a sneak preview of what by late May 2012 will become, hopefully, Tuesdays thru Sundays, into the hub of the Gay Scene of Buenos Aires. Continue reading BEYOND Gay Martini Bar Buenos Aires sneak preview

GPS Carlos Melia in New York City

GPS Carlos Melia in New York City   |  New York, United States  |  Good Morning everyone from the Big Apple. Here I continue on my circuit of hotels worldwide. Since yesterday at the beautiful and very conveniently located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the Sofitel New York City, review to come later. Last night and fantastic Avant-Premiere hosted itself by Madonna, were she presented us with her new project and pride as a film Director and Co-Writer  with W.E. with the story of love of Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII. Above snapshot of the view from my corner suite on the 27th floor of the Sofitel Hotel New York, with views of the Chrysler Building. Everyone have a GREAT Day. CM

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Madonna presents us W.E. Live in New York

Madonna presents us W.E. Live in New York  |  New York, United States  |  Tonight I attended the Avant-Premier of W.E. directed and co-writed by Madonna at the Ziegfeld Theater. Not allowed to comment further on it, but just BRILLIANT. !!!! All I have to say is, Madonna you F*** proved them wrong. In theaters worldwide soon. Special thanks to The Karpel Group for the invite. Good night everyone CM

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