The 16th Annual 2010 Hair O’The Dog Loews Hotel Philadelphia Barks Up A New Tree
(Sorry I couldn’t fit everyone’s photo on my entry, it’s already obnoxiously long. I hope to see you out and about again. Sorry I can’t send you the photos. I don’t have the time.)
WOW WOW WOW the Hair O’ Dog Philly Chit Chat’s 2nd visit. I didn’t know what to expect last year attending a gala so close to New Year’s but it turned out to be the party of the year and if you are part of the “IN” crowd, or a wannabe, then you really must attend. For me this is the MET Gala of Philadelphia, The MET Gala is an annual event in NYC that brings out the stars and the glam, and we may not have the star power, but we did have the glam. From Kitten’s to Cougars, Haute to Hawt Mess at HOD I saw it. The men impressed Black Tie to suit, and a few unimpressed w/ T-Shirts & blazer, and a few Jersey Shore boys with just a pullover, but Mookies boys can get away with it as they were sporting brawn.
After searching high and low for a Ring Flash to photograph Miss Pam Anderson with as requested by her people for next Saturday’s shoot (I had the wrong lens to use with the flash hence this terrible ring in the pictures, but it’s fixed now); I got to the Loew’s Hotel around 10PM and the line was out the door.
I found there were actually two lines, VIP and Gen Admission; and would later discover there were two parties happening simultaneously, The VIP Party & The General Admission Party.
but there was a “hallway” that allowed the VIPeeps to travel over to the GA Party, but not vice-versa. There were distinct differences in the two parties. First being the who’s who of Philadelphia party night life was at the VIP party, a few you will see on this entry. HOD Co-Founder Dan Cronin and KJ
As I entered the VIP room the band was banging out the hits, as the go-go girls were grinding on the stage. WHAT go-go girls, dang right this is how this party rolls, and Delilah’s was one of the sponsors of the night. These girls are from Jewelz Entertainment JEWELZ ENTERTAINMENT PROVIDES: GoGo Dancers Our go-go dancers are the best in the business, providing our clients with a professional combination of high energy, beauty, and exceptional dance talent. T
Julie Abramson tells me that next year my logo can be painted on the girls body. Sounds good sign me up for a sponsorship. (I have no idea how they went to the bathroom with their pants painted on.)
Jon Fox and the sweetest Alexis Small. Alexes & her friend Jessica Scott will be putting on the 4th Annual, “Fashion in Public” at Public House Wednesday, January 27, 2010 (7-11pm).
Joe Magretti and Jamie Tucker. Joe bought the Christian Louboutin red heeled shoes for Christmas, and the Jimmy Choo bag just for the HOD Gala. He’s a keeper, but then again she’s hawt.Hacina Saadi and Courtney Grant . She had lost her purse at the Zee Barr, but stated on her FB today “My purse is found and I’m so happy, whom ever turned it in…Thank you so much.” On Wed I will finally be joining Hacina and her friends at their monthly dinner at Le Bec Fin. It’s a 4 courses dinner (apetizer, entree, cheese and dessert+ wine for each courses).
The total price is $100 and remember $30 is for charity:) Email me if u r interested and I will see if I can get you on the list as it’s invite only.
Mari and Lex, Lex Promotions plans a Salsa night will be held at cuba libre at 2nd & market and not club one on 19th and samson 830 to 930 free salsa classes next door at 32 degress and event follows at cuba libre right next door all information is the same but entrance fee it will be $10
WOGL producer Jamyra Perry, Nick, CBS Radio’s Melony Roy and Loew’s Hotel VIP Concierge Jonathon Vendrick
VIP prime rib, pasta, rolls delicious. (BTW the ring around pix, caused by that damn ring flash that some of you may recall I chatted about on my twitter acct @iphillychitchat Follow Me. I call Twitter PhillyChitChat after dark. I tend to spill secrets there. I now have the correct lens for this flash)
Oh I love my readers’ Kelly M and Jill G. Well Kelly M reads me everyday, and she’s one of the privilege that follows me on Twitter too which allows a follower to receive live updates of the parties/events I cover, the tidbits I uncover during my day. I wish I were funnier, but sadly I’m not as clever as most. BTW if you mention you read my blog PCC, you are a guarantee on my blog. Thanks to the dozen or so people who came up to say hi the other night, some didn’t want to be on the blog, but did want me to know they read me and I really do appreciate it. I had to twist Kelly & Jill’s wrist as they were shy girls, hence no last names. Check out their shoes, very sharp.
Tracy Seng, Jen Sherlock, Emily Verner
Amber Goins, Ashley Allphin, Michelle Sampson
Girls just wanna have funCarol Drumstas wearing Vintage leopard Nicole Miller with her friend who’s name I couldn’t make out on the page, sorry. Carol, Matt Vlahos and Jimmy Contreras will be enjoying a Bonterra Vineyards Winemaker Dinner in my neck of the woods at the London Grill on Wednesday 2/20/10 $50Michael Spain-Smith and Victoria Gregoriadis Gervasi looking smokin. Thanks MSS for the tips on shooting Miss Anderson, I know they will come in handy.Kenneth Edwards and actor Kevin Navayne. Kevin Navayne tells me that is getting ready to film a movie here in Philly with Alyssa Milano and Shannon Elizabeth.
Holly Kammemer, Jessica Procini and Lauren O’Dorisio (I don’t have a shot of John Colabelli, but congratulations on your new position at Capitol File as publisher. Not only will John be reunited with Editor Sarah Schaefer, but they will both have dual positions at PSM & Capitol File.) THE VIP LOUNGE –
VIP Bottle Service Tickets Include:
Included VIP Admission for 4 people, 2 bottles of top shelf liquor (per 4 people), bottle service area, access to the private VIP area, access to the main general admission dance-party area, 5-Hour Open Bar, Butlered & Buffet Hors D’oeuvres & Finger Foods, Awesome Live Music from Don’t Call Me Francis, LeCompt and much more! Ticket Prices: $800pp Table of 4, $200pp VIP Tickets Include: All of the above but the bottle service and table $150
The VIP Table service included personalized table service, no waiting in line with the rest of the VIP’s
Adolf Uno, Angela Ihuier, Maria Siravo, Alessandro and Michael
Amanda Fis, Angela Anderson, Vanessa Ruffin, Sherri Berk and Juby Schaffner. (My little sister works with a couple of these girls, and some of them were at my sisters funeral last month, thanks that meant a lot to our family.)
Erin Ambrose, Adam Crockett, Tiffany Sands, James Chin and Lou Blesito. Congrats to Tiffany and James who just got engaged on New Year’s Eve and plan on wedding NYE 2010.
Two wild & crazy guys
As the night went on the dance floor heated up and the theme of the night slid right into
Ah, babe, let’s get it on Let’s love, baby
Let’s get it on, sugar
I’m askin’ you, baby
To get it on with me
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Then it was over to the General Admission side, the younger crowd if you don’t mine. The first daters, the 2nd daters, the when is he going to pop the question to me folks. They let their hair down and had a blast, blissfully unaware of the treats in the other room, enjoying their spread, huge center of the room bar, a room that was completely dedicated to dancing, with a bare minimum of sitting, but these folks came to party. $75 got them an open bar, hor dourve’s, dessert and a lot of fun.
And the theme of this room…
Nigel Richards hanging with friends Janette Repsch and Joe Herzog
THE DOG ALWAYS HELPS TO SUPPORT CHARITY…
This year, Hair O’The Dog’s concentration and purpose will be giving back to those in need. Adopt-A-Pig has been chosen for this year’s Hair O’The Dog local charity. Adopt-A-Pig also based in Philadelphia, is a program designed to help children and their families cope as they face their greatest challenge, fighting cancer. Proceeds benefit a variety of support services for patients and their families. Please join us for this year’s event in helping one of Philadelphia’s remarkable local charities.
Arthur Kade wasn’t in attendence but there were plenty of his friends afoot.Yvonne Baird and Rich Costello
Grace Flanagan and Jason Brown
OMG a Richard Brian Penn Sighting, but as I made my way over to him he was gone in a flash. Now I know where he’s been all these months, watching Jersey Shore cause he’s picked up some fashion tips. I wonder if we will see him Friday night at O.N.E for Jersey Shore night? If I’m Philly’s Perez Hilton, then he is no doubt Philly’s answer to Howard Stern, but he’s got the goods where I shy away from too much controversy (altho I did p/o one of Richards regular listener’s when I told a porn star that she should insist on condom use as she was sending the wrong message to men, later proven correct when a story broke that there was an HIV outbreak in the porn industry) anyway click on Richards name to get to his blog & radio show.
And before you know it the night was over. Many people headed over to Zee Bar, I headed to bed. Oh What A Night so much to see, the good, the bad, not too much ugly and definitely a must do on your list of annual events. Thanks for inviting me Dan.