Tuesday, August 4, 2015

FIRE ISLAND SUMMER HEAT

hmmmmmm, could these belong to the Mistress?
 
I’ve been away from my ever faithful Casa du Borghese for a while now, and I feel a bit guilty about it. Yeah right!!!! Seems like forever I have been gone. I guess I’ve been having too much fun, juggling to many balls so to speak!!!!  I’ve been in my happy place once again. One of the few places where, for me, a passport isn’t the key to a total escape. My first visit to  Fire Island is this happy place I mention, and it’s a small ,31 miles long, to be precise, piece of paradise just off of Long Island, NY, with approximately 292 year-round residents. Fire Island, and especially The Pines, is like gay summer camp. It looks that way, it sounds that way, it feels that way. The whole village is connected by a wooden boardwalks which I found to be so cool. Not to mention the houses, which I'll feature in the next post. There is one grocery store, one dance club, which gets packed like a Manhattan club on Pride, a couple small restaurants, and hundreds of homes overlooking either the bay ,looking west to New York, or eastward onto the ocean. And then there is the more quite Cherry Grove, with more amenities and eateries to enjoy along with it's own beach. And between the Grove and the Pines is the legendary Meat Rack, a wooded forest that was once very much, huh, how shall I say....a very sexual place to get your rocks off!!!! Still some activity ,but much more tame these days The beautiful boardwalks....
 

Working in fashion, interior design and retail, I've seen it all, and I firmly believe in work hard play hard. I had always heard of Fire Island, where the lovely gay men go to frolic in the summer ,and in numbers ,from NYC and Philadelphia, so when I was finally invited, who was I to say no? So the clan and I headed off for some sin in the sun, we traveled like wolves in a well coiffed pack. Going into this I knew packing would be fun, and of course over packed for the island which requires as much planning as a grand tour of Europe. Us silly gay men. Truth be told half my suitcase was square cuts!
 
Campy fun!
 
All and all, it was a wonderful vacation, I never would have thought it would be so beautiful, and the people, locals and guest ,were all very, very hospitable!!!!!  It might look like crazy times all round, but during the week was much more quite and relaxing till Thursday evening hit....then look out. These are some of the many reasons I loved Fire Island, and highly recommend to visit there at least once.
 
Deer......
Matthew captured this guy ! How cool is that???
 
Deer as friendly as puppies.  Okay, so you can’t pet them like puppies, you know ticks and all. But I did see some guys touch there noses, but you’ll never get as close to deer anywhere as you will here, and if you’re lucky, you’ll catch sightings of the babies, in all their spotted, furry adorable-ness. One day on the beach, my first sighting, your Mistress thought I consumed to much gin. Could I be seeing deer on a beach????? YES!
 
Wagons. 
 
 One doesn't get from place to place via car in Fire Island, I’ll get to that, so everyone transports everything via wagon.  Those adorable, classic Radio Flyers you remember from childhood, although many are not red, but painted the color of the houses they transport goods to and from. So cool!. What can I say...it's the little things. No need to carry multiple gin bottles to the beach or a party!!!
 
Happy Hour and Night life
You’ll often hear island regulars saying “See you at Mermaids happy hour?”, and they’re referring to a restaurant/bar directly on the bay where you can sip frozen daiquiris and chocolate martinis while sitting directly on the bar and watching the sunset.  It’s perfection. Or head to the newly built Pavilion for low/high tea and late night fun...with men and drag queens galore!!!!!
 
The fabulous Alyssa Edwards performed with her new  drag daughter.
The nearly half naked boys dancing the night away at Pavilion.
The Pavilion is a marvel of beauty itself......
 
There are about 8 bars in the Pines/Cherry Grove, and not one of them is chic.  There’s beer and cock-a-tails all over the floors, decks overflow with people and music, and you see the same people at the same bars all the time. Which is a good thing. How else can you remember a guys name. Repetition is key!!!!
 
NO CARS
 
That’s right, none.  During the summer months, the only mode of transportation is a bicycle or your feet. Or if like your Mistress was carried assisted from place to place. No traffic, no designated driving, no taxis, no worries. And the only way there is the ferries!!!!! And you can take that as you want!!!! I rode on at least two ferries to get there.
 
 
THE BOYS.
Do any of us not like to see some eye candy???? Being at our hosts house, there was 10 guys this time, so whether out or in, there was no short supply at your Mistress's finger tips. I say there like gloves, shoes, and hats. Can you really have too many????
 
Preston captured Mistress Maddie's # 1 Fan in an air hump on yours truly. Thank god I wore a griddle.
 
Have you ever seen so many hot gays gathered in one place? Ain’t life just grand? Low tea Saturday evening in Fire Island Pines. I came close to doing a swan dive off the balcony into the sea of flesh!!!
Fun at a pool party. Evan was a shooter, what can I tell you?

A snap of some of our clan

This guy at low tea had some very nice assets!

My favorite go go boy Carlos at tea!!!! Boy were those legs strong!

Preston and Matthew in a surprise snap by the Mistress. SMILE! Your on Mistress cam!!!!
 
A lovely pool party our friendly neighbors invited us to! It's was packed, and what a beautiful house. I have, unfortunely no recollect on how the evening ended.
A group of guys I met one night at low tea. Some swell guys and very fun. I was able to get to know the two on the right over drinks later,wink!
 
No chain stores of any kind.
 
 
You will never see a Starbucks, a Gap, a Subway, or a Jamba Juice.  If you want pizza (and damn good pizza), you go to Cheery Grove Pizza, or if you want a sandwich, you go to Whitney’s Market.  And if you want a Grande Mocha Latte, you go somewhere else. My favorite, and one of the only places we ate out at was Canteen....very nice.
 
The beaches.
The Mistress doing water ballet!!!!
 
Does one really need any words for a beach??? Beautiful, natural beaches, clothed, unclothed, deer sightings not to mention the sunsets! Incredible.
 
Preston, Mistress Maddie's #1 Fan and myself even went sans swimsuits one day at the Belvedere Guest House!!!!!! We were sending y'all kisses!
Farewell, Fire Island, for now… Sweet sigh...

44 comments:

  1. which ass was which (last photo)?

    what a FABULOUS place to vacation! no cars or chain stores, and nothing but booze and menz! can't wait to see more pix!

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  2. Sounds like a fabulous time, as I can tell by the post tags "drag queens" and "drunken messes."

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  3. "I have, unfortunely no recollect on how the evening ended." I have the feeling that wasn't the only lost evening. But the deer I must admit is pretty amazing.

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  4. Delectable trip really. You broke the law many times I'm sure, with this much sinful fun. I have not seen such fine asses!

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  5. WOW! Looks like a fabulous time!!! So, is Fire Island just like Michael Lucas projects in his films???? DO TELL! I'm sure you boys ALL behaved in the house right?????

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  6. Oh, my where to start!?!? I am SO jealous. Makes me want to hop on a plane and head over there for the week and abandon all responsibility to live it up soaking in the sun. You guys look like a fun group, not to mention sexy. Those deer are so cool to see.

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  7. Wow. I went camping on Fire Island a couple years ago, and almost died of mosquito bites and slept in a campground that smelled like pee, with public restrooms that were dirty and public showers that only gave cold water. Damn, I need to go back again with you guys. Great post Mistress...sound like you guys really had fun

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  8. Sigh......we will have to live vicariously through you for now, but what a blast this looks like!!!!! The deer, no cars ,outdoor showers and ten guys in a house must have more stories untold. What a mouth watering post! And those delectable asses you have.

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  9. "I rode on at least two ferries to get there" and no doubt a couple more once there!!!! Great photos. I've only ever heard people say good things about Fire Island. I really must get there. Welcome Back finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Lovely post! I see more then a couple nice assets in here! Simple a paradise.....your right!

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  11. My idea of heaven: Listening to waves crash outside the window, tucked between clean sheets after a hot shower and a day in the sun on the beach surrounded by hot men..........your trips make my mouth water.

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  12. Please....I'm still exhausted and you never did tell where you and Carlos disappeared to??????? Minx I say.

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  13. Stunning trip......I am way too envious.Please elaborate on " was able to get to know the two on the right over drinks later..." I'm sure there is some dirt there!

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  14. That was your first trip to FIP? You really are a greenhorn. Liked the pics though, that brought back a few good memories of wild summers out there years ago. You would adore the Invasion of the Pines, when all the drag queens invade the Pines in great numbers. And after a house full of boys and "new friends" you MUST be EXHAUSTED! And I remember seeing the deer also, what a neat feeling to seeing them so close.

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  15. Beautiful scenery, no cars, stunning beaches, lost heels, nice assets, nice asses, sea of men and deer running amok! Plus good friends, food and "quality time" no that sounds just amazing. *now back to those butts* I'm guessing your toostie roll was quite popular there!!!!!!!!!

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  16. Mistress, you are the ideal gay boy with the ideal gay life. I'm somewhat jealous. This look like such fun!!!!!! Thank you for sharing with us.

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  17. thank god i'm an old woman now, i could never deal with this today.

    am i crazy or is that shot of adams drugs in ptown?

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  18. That place looks like so much fun, and thanks for the photos. If I ever get out there, I'll take the black wagon with purple flames on it.

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  19. Now I know what heaven for gay men looks like! Those deer must be able to sense the gayness, which makes them tame and friendly! And I would never have believed any place in America was a car-free zone until now.

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    1. Car free zones is quite a miracle in these times.

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  20. What a beautiful and completely charming island! Everything you've shown us looks wonderful, but I especially like the deer.

    And in that penultimate picture, the Mistress's legs are as graceful as any deers'!

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    1. Thank you dear, but there getting to thin!

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    2. And I want those blue shorts!!!!

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  21. What a simply sinful, decadent and delicious trip!!!!! William and I used to have very good friends we used to stay with there. There both gone now due to the aids epidemic sadly. After the Manhattan and Philly theater community began staying there in the 1920's, it got the reputation as a gay resort town, but not all gay by any means. But I must say the Pines and Cherry Grove are the most lively there. What a handsome bunch you are. And thank you for bringing back some wonderful memories of the island!!!!!

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  22. By the look of that good looking bunch, I'm thinking you guys found more that summer heat! Looks like a blast

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  23. I've heard an awful lot about Fire Island...a friend of mine went every year and had such fond memories. I, however, think I would be very much out of place with my regular-sized body.
    But, where is my favorite place on the island - - the nude beach? Are there any??? Because, regular old Joe I may be, I still have no qualms about dropping trou.

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    1. Why yes! Most of the "gay" beaches are clothing optional as are a few of the guest houses. There is always a place to hang free!!!!

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  24. Wow. Just wow. What a great time it looks like.

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  25. What a wonderful and fun filled trip. I remember being to Cherry Grove once...one of my favorite vacations to be on. What a feast for the eyes.

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  26. Fabulous trip!!!!!!! And I have to say, the idea of 10 guys in a house has got me just a bit hot with naughty thoughts.

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  27. I was there for two days once and had a blast. You can make Fire Island Pines whatever you want it to be. Which is what makes it so magical. Of course there is sex and reckless abandon in spades. But that is not the experience everyone chooses. But everyone always has fun

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  28. Nothing like a bunch of cute guys frolicking around!!!!! This was one of the most fun posts I've read from you. When I went, I really enjoyed the no car policy and the very cool boardwalks. And the new Pavilion over the old one was quite something. As far as the meatrack, much more tame these days, even thought if your looking for a quick blow it can be entertaining.

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  29. Iwanna go next time!!!!! Talk about a feast for the senses.

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  30. FABULOUS! Cocktails, men, sand, ferries. What more could one ask for?

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  31. Oh, how we so need to go there sometime!!!!!!! Looks just fabulous.You boys sure do love to live!!! I just adore you. Wonderful trip honey. Love the pride Barbie's on the fence.

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  32. That looks like a,comprising position with you and MM#1F. Thank goodness we can see clothing on.

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  33. What a simple fabulous trip!!!! The deer are beyond neat, and worth the trip alone. You and your friends certainly live life. And a ass shot!!!!

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  34. What a great trip!!!! I would say you captured the feeling of the trip and thank for letting me expose you!!!! And I see you have exposed me! Pays backs. And your junk only made five appearances............meanwhile Im still going through photos.

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  35. Where to begin! I love the deer and the whole system of boardwalks, so cool. I would have to have had jump into that sea of men. If I ever got to leave the house with you and those yummy boys! I would love to see what went on in their. And what nice asses you all have. And can we see the front?

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  36. You are quite famous for your tail of heels, men and empty gin glasses..... Fabulous trip.

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  37. Between Priscilla drag queens, the beaches, naked asses, boys in the shower naked and those beautiful homes ......I need my fan!!!!!

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