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The Edmonton Journal - Champagne Dreams

With New Year's eve just around the corner, it's a good time to explore my favourite beverage, champagne and how it can be paired with foods. Nathin Bye from Ampersand 27 and I recently worked on a pairing for 12 fine champagnes with 12 different courses; here is one example of what the guests experienced and what you might consider for your New Year's Eve celebration; or any day for that matter!!!!

VIPness - The 12 Days of Champagne

12 people, 12 courses and 12 different champagnes (and 12 more bottles just in case).  A black tie affair celebrating the hedonistic meaning of the classic song and the season.


International Man of Mystery on UP 99.3 Radio

I make appearances on UP 99.3's morning show as Randall, International Man of Mystery.  Check out the attached video I filmed with co-hosts, Kari & Jason, on their YEG Quest as they explore Kari's neighborhood.


The Wake Up Show on UP 99.3

Here is a clip from one of my many appearances on UP 99.3 as Randall, International Man of Mystery.  Enjoy!

First Gay Hug on UP 99.3 with the International Man of Mystery

One small step. Your International Man of Mystery hugged a mildly homophobic man live on the Wake UP Show with Jason & Kari. This was an interesting and touching social experiment as we discussed his thoughts and prejudices.

You can also watch the edited version of this meeting:  


Cheers, Randall
The Lynda Steele Show talking the challenges of dressing fabulously and the LuluLemon Fallacy September 11, 2015

People often compliment me on my outfits, but what they don't realize is that it takes work!  Also Vancouver has a bad reputation for dressing poorly which some they deserve and some they don't.  We talk about these issues and of course Penis's come up!

The Lynda Steele Show talking Modern Etiquette and How to Dress for the Window Table October 9, 2015

So happy to have been on CKNW again with my co-host this time, Jill Bennett.  We talk how to RSVP to a party, responding to e-mails and texts, doing things for others (expect baby showers, you get an out for that!) and how not to be a friend thief.  

We then talk about dressing for the window table and getting that VIPness treatment.  How you dress tells others how to treat you without saying a word!

The Lynda Steesl show talking how to avoid the holiday Faux Pas - CKNW 980

The holiday season is upon us and a time when it's easy to make missteps.  Want to avoid the office party mishap? RSVP'd to a party, now what?  How do I celebrate a December birthday?

Listen to this segment of the Lynda Steele show on News Talk 980 CKNW, Lynda and I discuss these very topics. 


The Ryan Jespersen show on 630 CHED - The Challenges of Retailing

Darcy Kaser & I were on Ryan's show talking about a myriad of topics related to retailing, including serving customers wearing burkas, the change in the retail landscape and the effects of the Groat Road bridge closure on Highstreet.  We are specifically on till about 23:12 on the clip

The Lynda Steele Show - Celebrating Valentine's Day

Great tips on celebrating at home with the 3 C's; Champagne, Caviar and Chocolate.

The Steele & Drex Show - The Do's and Don'ts for Summer Parties

Everyone has responsibilities at a party.  Not sure what they are?  Take a listen to find out.

The Steele & Drex Show - Party Etiquette

I answer Lynda & Drex's burning party questions.  Wait till you hear my answer about what to wear if you're going to pass out!

The Steele & Drex Show - Wowing Your Guests without Wowing Your Bank Account

The word I hate most is Budget but there is a way to make your party memorable without spending a fortune.  Take a listen to my party tips on how to create the wow factor that won't take your breath away financially!

Christmas Etiquette on the Steele & Drex show CKNW

Had a fabulous discussion with one of my favourite radio hosts, Lynda Steele, on December babies, gift giving and how to avoid that Christmas Office Faux Pas.

The Steele & Drex Show on CKNW - What not to wear to the office!

As you know when I was asked to chime in about what not to wear to the office on CKNW I had to chime in as CKNW's Resident Fabulista. Take a listen and Lynda Steele confirms that I am the HipsterDandy.  Though I definitely don't agree with her co-hosts views and what men can wear.  Obviously not a stylist!

Expectation Management on The Steele & Drex Show on CKNW

Well we starting talking Expectation Management, then moved onto Christmas and of course ended up talking Champagne!  




Lavish Vacations - From Edmonton to Vienna, Randall MacDonald teaches you how to party like it's 1899 - Avenue Magazine

 I have attached my latest article to be published on some of our upcoming lavish adventures.  We were very fortunate to get tickets to the Debutantes ball in Vienna and it certainly helped that the Austrian Ambassador to Canada was in attendance at the Strauss ball this past February.  After an hour of gushing about my love of Vienna and dancing with his wife, he agreed to contact the Opera House on our behalf and helped us secure these tickets.  After the ball in Vienna we dash off to Venice where I have arranged for our entourage to attend two other 18th Century costume balls in Palazzos.  Darcy & I have decided to go Winter White and Gold next year and the fabrics, lace, trim and dazzling buttons (which we have gathered on our many travels) are as we speak with Betty to work her magic and turn these items into the dazzling outfits we will wear.  We were able to purchase many new pieces of jewelry as well at our favourite jeweller in London and can't wait to don these pieces of art. 

La Dolce Vita - The Tomato

We had the pleasure of dining at the Michelin star, La Sponda, in the Italian Rivera with the aristocratic owner.  It was another glamorous evening in our lavish lifestyle.  

HOLA Story Magazine - A Night to Remember - An Evening with Royalty

As some of your know, I have been writing lavish lifestyle articles for different publications for several years.  I was honoured to have been approached by a new publication from India to be a contributor. The publication is called BVOIX, short for Bon Voix, which is French for The Good Voice.  

We had the privilege of spending an evening with the Maharaja of Jodhpur at his palace to celebrate Diwali a couple of years ago and thought this would be perfect for my first piece with this publication.

Chic Metropolitan Magazine

Our evening with the Maharaja of Jodhpur was really amazing and I was so excited when this fabulous magazine wanted to publish my story in their Billionaire Issue. I hope you enjoy reading the article and do have fun flipping through this glossy and fabulous lifestyle magazine!   


Call The Kettle Black - Blush Vancouver


Repurposed Luxury - Blush Vancouver


Bridal Fantasy

I really enjoyed the writing of this article as well as styling and producing the photo shoot of this piece for Bridal Fantasy.  Though the topic is centered around styling for the groom and his attendants, these are great tips for any occasion you may have to let your own personal style shine!





Tiepolo Ball February, 2014

All the grandeur, spectacle and decadence of the 18th century as we reveled in the fabulous palazzo Pisani Moretta in Venice and toast to the beginning of the week of celebrations!


Casanova Ball Venice Feburary 14, 2015

Another amazing ball in Venice.

Laura McKenzie's Traveler Show

We always start our time at Carnevale in Venice with the Tiepolo Ball in the fabulous Pisani Moretta Palazzo.  We were there this year filming for my show VIPness and I totally remember this interview!

Don't Rain On My Parade - Randall MacDonald Youtube Channel

Channeling Barbra Streisand singing "Don't Rain On My Parade" as we sailed on the Grande Canal in Venice on our way to the Tiepolo Ball in the Pisani Moretta.

The Creation of Man - Randall MacDonald Youtube Channel

Performing "The Creation of Man" at my birthday party in Venice at the Palazzo Albrizzi

The Entertainer - Randall MacDonald Youtube Channel

So fun getting to perform this great song from Naked Boys at my birthday party in Venice at the Palazzo Albrizzi. This song is so true about performers!


Performance photo at Jeffery's Cafe and Wine Bar - July 15, 2005
Put Your Head On My Shoulder - Jeffreys Cafe and Wine Bar - August 2008
If You Believe - Jeffreys Cafe and Wine Bar - August 2008
Burt Bacharach Medley - Jeffreys Cafe and Wine Bar - August 2008
The Man That Got Away - When Youre Lover Has Gone - Jeffreys Cafe and Wine Bar - August 2008
Sway -Jeffreys Cafe and Wine Bar - August 2008
This Is That Time Of The Year - Jeffreys Cafe and Wine Bar - November 2008
The Christmas Song - Jeffreys Cafe and Wine Bar - November 2008
I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas - Jeffreys Cafe and Wine Bar - November 2008
Performance photo at Jeffrey's Cafe and Wine Bar - May 22, 2009
God Bless The Child - Jeffreys Cafe and Wine Bar - May 2009
When Sunny Gets Blue - Jeffreys Cafe and Wine Bar - May 2009
That's All - Jeffreys Cafe and Wine Bar - May 2009
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Jeffreys Cafe and Wine Bar - May 2009
All The Things You Are - Hulbert's Cafe June, 2009
Summer Wind - Hulberts - June 2009
The Nearness of You - Hulberts - June 2009
Performance photo at Jeffrey's Cafe and Wine Bar - November 27, 2009


Culinary Blasphemy Presents : The Lekue Citrus Spritzer

Watch this episode of Culinary Blasphemy I filmed with my Babble over Bubbles co-host, Dawn Chubai, in our Vancouver location.  Item available in all locations.

Culinary Blasphemy Presents: The Zoku Slushy and Popsicle makers.

Check out the latest episode of Culinary Blasphemy featuring the Zoku Slushy and Popsicle makers! Plus check out the Call The Kettle Black facebook page for the popsicle recipes mentioned.

Culinary Blasphemy Presents - Festive Fiestaware

In this latest episode we talk about adding some colour to your life with Fiestaware. Call the Kettle Black has the largest selection of this dishware in Canada and it's available in all 3 stores and on-line!

Culinary Blasphemy - The Champagne Key

Champagne maybe the key to some people but a key for champagne?  This is a great gift and must have for every lover of bubbles!   

Enjoy this latest episode of Culinary Blasphemy which was filmed at the Blackrock Resort in Ucluelet, British Columbia. I want to film there always!
Let Them Eat Chocolate - Retail News


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