Friday, November 23, 2001

Dear Diary,

I did it again. I ate too much for thanks giving and now I'm paying for it. It was well worth it though, for this year I had a lot to be thankful for.

THE LIVING ROOM IS BACK. The living room, undeniably one of the best clubs in the world, reopened in a new location, downtown Miami, one block west of Space. It has a killer sound system and Eric Milon hosting. Finally a place to go After Hour besides Space. Thank you.

ON THE LEVEL. Noah Lazes and Gerry Kelly have done it and the entire South Beach can finally be proud of LEVEL. The new and improved club rocks. George Acosta is definitely one of the best Trance DJs in the world and the sound system is a hundred times better than it was. Thank you.

MYNTY FRESH. Nicola, Roberto, Massimo, Karim, Hugo, Chicco the list of people involved with MYNT, SoBe's latest lounge, reads like a who's who of South Beach VIP scene. You add that to a beautiful lounge and beautiful people and the flavour is better than a kiss or a touch in bed. Thank you.

DIVA DUTCH DUO. DJ Annemiek and her partner DJ Shane have decided to make South Beach their hometown. Two single sexy girls that can mix it up with the best. House Music never looked so good. Thank you. For bookings contact their Manager. Gary Thoulouis at 305 673 9513.

HOTEL AQUA AND HOTEL LEON. Two beautiful hotels right in the middle of South Beach with prices so reasonable that it's worth it to rent a room for the weekend even if it's only so that you don't have to drive back to the Gables. The best thing is if my friends book the rooms through me they get 20% off. Thank you. and

I would like to thank the following people for four incredible years of doing business on South Beach. Niesen Kasdin, Steve Polisar, Al Childress, Eric Milon, Tommy Pooch, Susan Scott, Tara Solomon, Chris Paciello, Eric Omores, Jason Binn, Debbie Ohanian, Robert Ziehm, Tim Hogle, Michael Capponi, Luis Puig, Mark Leventhal, Howard Davis, Carmel Ophir, Manny Vallee, The Entire Original Staff of Chaos, Mark Lehmkuhl and ORA. Thank you.

Now that I have given thanks and the rain season is over it's time to get out of bed. This season I'm investing in pearls, I'm taking my mints into the living room and I'll read all my poetry while sitting in the garden being lulled by the beautiful music of Annemiek and Shane. Now, that's what I call finding your true space.

Love like you never been hurt

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Gary Thoulouis

Friday, November 16, 2001

Wednesday, November 14, 2001

KABUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Anti-Taliban forces claimed further dramatic victories Wednesday with the hard-line Afghan Islamists' final stronghold of Kandahar reported to have fallen as Washington prepared for a ``needle in a haystack'' hunt for Osama bin Laden.