Fashion, spies and wine

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For fashion conscious men
World-renowned Designer Robert Graham will play host to a night of men’s fashion at Neiman Marcus Orlando to benefit the Zebra Coalition. “An Evening with Robert Graham: Fashion and Aterlier Fragrance” will be from 6- 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 at 4170 Conroy Road in the Men’s Department, Level One. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided by Capital Grille. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at The Zebra Coalition is a network of organizations which provide services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and all youth (LGBT+) ages 13-24. The Coalition assists young people facing homelessness; bullying; physical, sexual and drug abuse; and isolation from their families with individualized programs to guide them to recovery and stability.

Beaten at their own game
Kudos to the Susans at the Orlando Business Journal. Journal writers Meehan and Lundine beat the Orlando Weekly on August 26 with the news about the Weekly’s impending sale. Times-Shamrock Communications, which purchased the alternative paper in 2000, has put five of its publications up for sale. The Weekly followed the Journal with the story a day later. Not to worry, Scott Lynett, CEO of Times-Shamrock, said the Orlando Weekly will continue to publish through the sale process – plenty of time to beat the Journal out on a follow-up.

Out of the closet and undercover
Have you always wanted to be a spy? The CIA will be recruiting at Come Out With Pride in October. Event organizer Mikael Audebert said the organization has been looking for new agents in the gay community for more than 20 years. Hmmm. Maybe that’s why James Bond has never settled down. If you want to learn more, contact Michael ( or Gemika ( with the agency.

I’ll drink to that
Congratulations to Quantum Leap Winery and K Restaurant and Wine Bar. Quantum Leap is the first winery in Central Florida to serve wine on tap. Thanks to the partnership with the Winery, on August 23, K became the first restaurant to serve wine on tap. Until a recent change in the law, Florida and Utah were the only two states in the country that prohibited wine kegs. Thanks to our legislators, wine can now be served in reusable containers no larger than 5.16 gallons. Quantum Leap, which opened in October 2012, will provide wine on tap at its location in the Mills 50 district including Chardonnay, Riesling and Garda.

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