Events: Brantley Gilbert

Author: , June 30th, 2017

Events: Brantley Gilbert http://glynnhouse.com/events/ Brantley GIlbert is one of the country’s most prolific songwriters. He started his career in Nashville as a songwriter. Gilbert released his first two singles in 2011. He’s just released his fourth studio album, ‘The Devil Don’t Sleep’. The album represents the most recent and highly positive, chapter of his life. Gilbert wrote or co-wrote every track. The album’s title track “The Devil Don’t sleep” acknowledges the valleys of his life. Experience a terrific evening at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion July 14.

Book your Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion accommodation at the GLBT friendly Glynn House Inn. Guests enjoy gracious surroundings and delicious food. The innkeepers provide uncompromising service and genuine hospitality. A multi-course gourmet breakfast is served at separate tables in the Victorian dining room. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Afternoon refreshments and early evening wine and cheese are offered daily. Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal. Reserve one of five pet friendly rooms. Pamper yourself and book an in-room massage. Available in most guest rooms.

Are you looking for other summer activities during your visit? Venture away from the Inn and explore NH’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions. You can enjoy ATV rides, canoeing, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing and zip line. More sedentary options include boat rides, train journeys and scenic drives. Shoppers will appreciate local antique emporiums, art galleries and a range of unique tax free shopping options. Inn guests enjoy savings on many summer activities. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn, special offers  and local activities. Book Your ‘Brantley Gilbert’ Accommodation Now! http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.

Loralei B&B – Brooklyn, New York

Author: , June 30th, 2017

Loralei B&B

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Loralei Bed & Breakfast is a 3 story Victorian home in Brooklyn, originally built in 1904, an amazing era when the NY subway was new, and electric lights lit up Brooklyn’s Luna Park in Coney Island.

The Loralei B&B sits among hundreds of beautiful, historic homes along wide, tree-lined avenues in Ditmas Park, a historic district with one of the biggest groups of Victorian homes in the USA.

When guests arrive, they are always surprised at this historic Victorian enclave in the heart of New York City. Lance & Rob have owned the home for many years, and they have carefully restored the interior of this lovely home.

As you enter the Loralei B&B, you step into the past – from the wrap-around porch with its stately columns to the parlor, sitting room and dining room, which are decorated with restored antique furniture and accented with beveled glass French doors.

Lance and Rob have stayed in many inns during their travels, and they’ve used that knowledge to make their guests feel truly welcome at Brooklyn’s Loralei Bed & Breakfast. The Loralei B&B hosts many visitors coming to Brooklyn to see friends and family, or to explore all the great aspects of New York City.

Manhattan is just 25 minutes away via the subway – an exciting place that many of our guests come here to enjoy. New York City is a great place to visit – it’s the best and brightest its ever been.

Each of our guestrooms includes a/c, private bath, luxurious mattress and fine linens, Victorian decor and furnishings, television and cable access, wifi, and a second floor location.

Our Gramercy Suite is the home’s original, sunny master bedroom. This room has 6 tall windows on three sides, warm cherry wood floors, floor to ceiling closets, a queen bed, and Victorian furnishings. The guestroom’s private, full bathroom blends green marble, oak trim, and glass. There’s also a little sitting room next to the bedroom.

Our Sutton Room is beautifully decorated with a queen bed and three tall bay windows. The guestroom’s private, full bathroom, next to this room in the hall, is accented with white marble and red, black, and white colors. We also provide luxury guest robes.

Sutton Room guests wishing to sleep separately, can use the elegant Sutton Sitting Room across the hall for an additional fee. The Sutton Sitting Room offers a single bed, wireless internet, and television. The private full bath at the end of hall serves the two rooms of the Sutton Suite.

Coming to New York City for business or a romantic getaway? Come stay with us at Loralei B&B – the perfect place to explore Brooklyn and the rest of the Big Apple.

See the Loralei B&B Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in New York

FLAGSTAFF: It’s So Raven

Author: , June 30th, 2017

Raven - Flagstaff

Flagstaff Pride After PartyHey all… we just got back from a short trip to Flagstaff and Sedona, Arizona. My Family Reunion was over the weekend, but we snuck out to see Flagstaff’s Pride in the Pine’s After Party.

The venue – the Orpheum Theater – is a little odd. The stage and the seats are separated by a standing/dancing area. We got there early and got good seats in the third row with a good view of the stage.

Then the show started, and everyone in front of us got up to watch the show standing, and I kid you nbot, five or six guys that were at least 6′ 2″ tall stood in front of our seats.

So we got up too.

The show featured one of RuPaul’s girls – Raven – and she and some of the others cane out into the crowd to see all of us. That’s when I snapped the shot above.

While it was amazing to see Raven – and so close! – the standout of the show was China Collins. She should be on the Drag Race – she killed it with her lip synch.

China Collins - Flagstaff

We had a great time, and will be reporting on more parts of Flagstaff and Sedona over the next several weeks.

–Scott & Mark

 

SUMMER READS: TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD – Hollywood: Sometimes The Reality Is Better Than the Dream

Author: , June 30th, 2017

HollywoodWe all need a good “Hollywood Fix” once in a while and a new book came out recently that will give you one of the best ones that you have had in a long time. The famous Hollywood agent to the Stars, Budd Burton Moss has recently authored his book, HOLLYWOOD:  ‘Sometimes The Reality Is Better Than the Dream’.

With over 400 pages of fascinating memories he tells about his adventures and business dealings with famous entertainers, directors, producers and everyone else in the movie business that he has been involved with in his many years in Hollywood. Names like Rita Hayworth, Jack Valenti, Hal Prince, Jon Cypher, John James, Tommy Cruise, Laura Pels, the beautiful Dina Merrill, Tom Bosley, John Gavin, Constance Towers, Carolyn Jones, Bob Barker, Sidney Poitier are just a few of the many people that he includes in this marvelous book.  The book also has over 50 priceless photographs.

Praise about his book comes from Larry King, who wrote the Forward to the book.  Other praises are from Rona Barrett, former Hollywood newspaper columnists and TV host, Mike Medavoy, producer, seven-time Oscar winner, Robert Wagner, actor and Sherry Lansing, former President of 20th Century Fox Studios and former chairman of Paramount Pictures and of course from us as well!

Budd Burton MossThis is a REAL story about the GOLDEN AGE of Hollywood. He writes about the good and the bad experiences that he has had and when one goes thru life, we all have our ‘highs’ and ‘lows’.  He tells about all of them. His escapades with Rita Hayworth who was his favorite client  are extremely interesting to read.  He relates the times he had with her all over the world and  in South America and the trials and tribulations of such adventures with her. She was NOT an easy person to travel with.

Do you think that you would like to be a Hollywood agent ?  Think again as it is a 24 hour, 7 days a week  career working with prima donnas.  The author was able to handle all of this and make loyal life long friends along the way.

Budd Burton Moss has certainly had an extremely wonderful life in his roll as a Hollywood agent and he continues to  work every day. He has done it all,  and much more will come for him. He has made remarkable friends in Hollywood but the most important thing that we respect him for is his personal life with his wife, Carolyn for over 46 years! And what  a true love story that is.  Now in his 80’s Budd Burton Moss is going as strong as ever.

Reading this book is very riveting and you can’t put it down until the last page and then you will want more!. This is one of the ESSENTIAL books for anyone really into the movies and life in Hollywood.  You can purchase this book either at your local bookstore or thru Amazon.com.  We think that it would be a great idea if someone in Hollywood would make a movie from his book! (Portrait of Budd Burton Moss by Mara Magliarditi)

Don and RayAlways remember to have fun when traveling, meet new people and talk to everyone!

TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD is written by Donald Pile and Ray Williams, Award-winning, Celebrity travel columnists who write for gay publications from coast to coast (And now legally married).

Proud members of the IGLTA. You can email them at gaytravelers@aol.com and visit their website at http://gaytravelersataol.blogspot.com/

Events: The Ghost Train

Author: , June 29th, 2017

Events: The Ghost Train http://glynnhouse.com/events/ You asked for it! Our audience called for this quintessential favorite by the hundreds—and we’re delighted to bring back our most beloved—and very first—play ever produced. This comedy-thriller brings together a band of weary travelers stranded in a remote—and haunted—train station, and destined to experience the scariest night of their lives. Dubbed “the best ghost story of all time,” The Ghost Train is ever memorable—whether one is seven or ninety-seven—and it never runs out of steam. If you’ve never seen it, you won’t want to miss it, and if you’ve seen it, well, you know why you’ll want to come back. Starring the best sound effects ever! Plan on experiencing a terrific evening at the Barnstormer’s Theatre July 13 – 22.

Book your Barnstormer’s Theatre accommodation at the GLBT friendly Glynn House Inn. Guests enjoy gracious surroundings and delicious food. The innkeepers provide uncompromising service and genuine hospitality. A multi-course gourmet breakfast is served at separate tables in the Victorian dining room. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Afternoon refreshments and early evening wine and cheese are offered daily. Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal. Reserve one of five pet friendly rooms. Pamper yourself and book an in-room massage. Available in most guest rooms.
Are you looking for other summer activities during your visit? Venture away from the Inn and explore NH’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions. You can enjoy ATV rides, canoeing, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing and zip line. More sedentary options include boat rides, train journeys and scenic drives. Shoppers will appreciate local antique emporiums, art galleries and a range of unique tax free shopping options. Inn guests enjoy savings on many summer activities. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn, special offers  and local activities. Book Your ‘Ghost Train’ Accommodation Now! http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.

Events: Graham Nash

Author: , June 28th, 2017

Events: Graham Nash! http://glynnhouse.com/events/ Legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee-with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame twice, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a GRAMMY Award winner. His new studio album This Path Tonight was released April 15, 2016 to rave reviews. Reserve your seats and experience an exceptional evening of music with the legendary Graham Nash on July 12

Book your Flying Monkey accommodation at the GLBT friendly Glynn House Inn. Guests enjoy gracious surroundings, delicious food, uncompromising service and genuine hospitality. A multi-course gourmet breakfast is served at separate tables in the Victorian dining room. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Afternoon refreshments are available daily. Early evening wine and cheese is offered daily. Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal. Reserve one of five pet friendly rooms. Pamper yourself and book an in-room massage. Available in most guest rooms.

Are you looking for other summer activities during your visit? New Hampshire’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions? Venture away from the Inn and explore NH’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions. You can enjoy ATV rides, canoeing, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing and zip line. More sedentary options include boat rides, train journeys and scenic drives. Shoppers will appreciate local antique emporiums, art galleries and a range of unique tax free shopping options. Inn guests enjoy savings on many summer activities. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn, special offers  and local activities. Book Your ‘Graham Nash’ Accommodation Now! http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.

Events: Addams Family

Author: , June 27th, 2017

Events: Addams Family! http://glynnhouse.com/events/ Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet young man from Ohio. A man her parents have never met. Gomez and Morticia agree to host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his respectable family. What unfolds on that fateful night reveals just how far they are all willing to go for love. Book your tickets and plan on experiencing Addams Family a delightful evening at Jean’s Playhouse July 13 – 29.

Reserve terrific Jean’s Playhouse accommodation at the GLBT friendly Glynn House Inn. Guests enjoy gracious surroundings, delicious food, uncompromising service and genuine hospitality. A multi-course gourmet breakfast is served at separate tables in the Victorian dining room. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Afternoon refreshments and early evening wine and cheese are offered daily. Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal. Reserve one of five pet friendly rooms. Pamper yourself and book an in-room massage. Available in most guest rooms.

Venture away from the Inn. Experience the summer delights of New Hampshire’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions. Art galleries, antiques and ‘tax free’ shopping options will entice the most discerning shopper. Cultural activities include concerts reflecting every genre and four professional theaters. Vineyards and micro breweries offer complimentary tastings and exceptional products. Outdoor enthusiasts can experience lakes and mountains, outdoor adventure, plus endless hiking trails. Inn guests are eligible for some terrific local activity discounts too. Everyone can enjoy scenic drives along New Hampshire’s tranquil country roads. Great local dining options will satisfy your palette too. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn and local activities. Book Your ‘Addams Family’ Accommodation Now! http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.

Events: Los Lonely Boys

Author: , June 26th, 2017

Events: Los Lonely Boys http://glynnhouse.com/events/ Los Lonely Boys are made up of brothers Ringo Jr., Henry, and Jojo Garza. They released their self-titled debut album in 2003. The album quickly won the band a large national audience. Its lead single “Heaven” became a Top 20 pop hit, reached the #1 spot on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart, and eventually won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.  Los Lonely Boys solidified their success with 2006’s Sacred. This album brought two more Grammy nominations. Meanwhile, the band continued to build its reputation as a singularly powerful live act.  Los Lonely Boys’ most recent album, Revelation, released in January. It’s a landmark release for the siblings. Revelation adds an expansive range of new sonic elements. Experience a terrific evening of music at the Flying Monkey July 13.

Book your Flying Monkey accommodation at the GLBT friendly Glynn House Inn. Guests enjoy gracious surroundings, delicious food, uncompromising service and genuine hospitality. A multi-course gourmet breakfast is served at separate tables in the Victorian dining room. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Afternoon refreshments are available daily. Early evening wine and cheese is offered daily. Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal. Reserve one of five pet friendly rooms. Pamper yourself and book an in-room massage. Available in most guest rooms.

Are you looking for other summer activities during your visit? Venture away from the Inn and explore NH’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions. You can enjoy ATV rides, canoeing, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing and zip line. More sedentary options include boat rides, train journeys and scenic drives. Shoppers will appreciate local antique emporiums, art galleries and a range of unique tax free shopping options. Inn guests enjoy savings on many summer activities. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn, special offers  and local activities. Book Your ‘Los Lonely Boys’ Accommodation Now! http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.

Events: Talking Dreads

Author: , June 22nd, 2017

Events: Talking Dreads!  The name of this band is Talking Dreads. Sounds familiar? Of course! And a dead giveaway as to what they’re throwing down! But what’s in store is so much more than a reggae-tribute of the Talking Heads’ top hits. Picture that famously funky frequency, picked up on the sunbathed beaches of Jamaica and put through a polyphonically Caribbean kaleidoscope!  Authentic on so many levels, The Talking Dreads deliver iconic hits driven by joyous rhythms and jubilant island vibes. Buy your tickets and experience a terrific evening of reggie Caribbean style July 8.

Book your Flying Monkey accommodation at the GLBT friendly Glynn House Inn. Guests enjoy gracious surroundings, delicious food, uncompromising service and genuine hospitality. A multi-course gourmet breakfast is served at separate tables in the Victorian dining room. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Afternoon refreshments are available daily. Early evening wine and cheese is offered daily. Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal. Reserve one of five pet friendly rooms. Pamper yourself and book an in-room massage. Available in most guest rooms.

Are you looking for other summer activities during your visit? New Hampshire’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions? Venture away from the Inn and explore NH’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions. You can enjoy ATV rides, canoeing, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing and zip line. More sedentary options include boat rides, train journeys and scenic drives. Shoppers will appreciate local antique emporiums, art galleries and a range of unique tax free shopping options. Inn guests enjoy savings on many summer activities. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn, special offers  and local activities. Book Your ‘Talking Dreads’ Accommodation Now! http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.

Events: Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor DreamCoat

Author: , June 20th, 2017

Events: Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor DreamCoat! http://glynnhouse.com/events/ The biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes alive in the musical retelling. Joseph — the favorite son of Jacob — is blessed with vivid dreams that foretell the future. Sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, Joseph endures a series of adventures which challenge him to his core. Soon he finds himself belonging to Potiphar, whose wife makes advances toward Joseph and ultimately land him behind bars. However, news of Joseph’s ability to interpret dreams sparks the interest of the hilariously Elvis-like Pharaoh. Soon, Joseph is out of jail and well on his way to second-in-command. Eventually Joseph’s brothers find themselves unknowingly groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed. As they fail to even recognize him, Joseph tests their integrity. He ultimately reveals himself and the brothers are reconciled. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is set to a multitude of musical genres, spanning from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock and roll. Buy your tickets and experience a delightful evening of theatre July 5 – 16.

Book your Interlakes Theatre accommodation at the GLBT friendly Glynn House Inn. Guests enjoy gracious surroundings and delicious food. The innkeepers provide uncompromising service and genuine hospitality. A multi-course gourmet breakfast is served at separate tables in the Victorian dining room. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Afternoon refreshments and early evening wine and cheese are offered daily. Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal. Reserve one of five pet friendly rooms. Pamper yourself and book an in-room massage. Available in most guest rooms.
Are you looking for other summer activities during your visit? Venture away from the Inn and explore NH’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions. You can enjoy ATV rides, canoeing, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing and zip line. More sedentary options include boat rides, train journeys and scenic drives. Shoppers will appreciate local antique emporiums, art galleries and a range of unique tax free shopping options. Inn guests enjoy savings on many summer activities. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn, special offers  and local activities. Book Your ‘Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ Accommodation Now! http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.