Philadelphia

LAUREN BELOFF AND ANTHONY SEMBELLO’S BLOW OUT ENGAGMENT PARTY

LAUREN BELOFF AND ANTHONY SEMBELLO’S BLOW OUT ENGAGMENT PARTY



Held uber modern artist studio co-op’s 2424 as in East York Street in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia, the pair was feted by friends last Saturday night.

Lauren was beaming as she was surrounded by family including her dad Len, mom, grandmother, family members and friends like Carol Tamburino (missing was Sabrina Tamburino-Thorne who’s husband Steve whisked her away to Miami as a surprise birthday present for the weekend.)Lauren, mom and grandmother

Nicole Gaugler and Melissa Szymczak. Also on hand Congressman Brady, Sen Larry Farnese and Councilman Frank DiCicco

Steven and Tamar Olitsky, John Westrum, Melanie Martin Steve says with delight: Shaina chose Drexel!!

Stephanie Rybczyk and beau Larry Walker with Allison Shulman

Marina Lesser and Michelle Seidman. Michelle saw Spiderman on Broadway last week and says it’s a must see. Great special effects when people don’t fall out of their harness

guest, Tal Jacobson, Kristen Foote

Anthony and all his buddies

Food by Max and Me, always my favorite

Larry Cohen owns Max & Me (with Barry Gutin) which is the exclusive culinary partner for the National Constitution Center, Please Touch Museum and Independence Visitor Center. The company also owns 32 Degrees; here he is with Michael Steinberg who is now the Marketing VP with Cashman & Associates.

Defense attorney Chuck Peruto Jr checks out Lauren O’Dorisio bling

David Neff and Janene Neff enjoyed the night. David reps Krispy Kreme donuts, which is opening a franchise at 16th & Chestnut, the door will be on 16th Street across from where all the rich people from Liberty Residences will exit, hopefully they’ll cross the street and buy a dozen or so for their employees.

dance, dance, dance dance

Anthony and Lauren address the crowd. It is at this point that Lauren presented Anthony a special engagement present of a chalice, just like the one the Pope has. I’m sure there’s a really good story behind that.

Dara Lazaroff, Barrie Jean Snyder, Sabrina Strickland, Charles Peruto, Pauline Gelber and Jill Jacobson

Chris Digeorge and that fabulous dress on Stephanie

Uri and Jeff

And it was my lucky stars to run into Jesse and Beka Rendell 2xs in one week

Melissa Szymczak and Roger Levy. We all used to live at One Franklin Town apts together, and that is where Melissa and Roger met back in the 1990’s, a lifetime ago for me.

As for Lauren and I meeting, we met originally as friends about 4 ½ years ago in the Philly scene and were introduced to one another by Priscilla Schemm Bardanaro at our mutual friend Hal Roseman’s apartment in Center City. We were friends for about a year which grew fonder and then transpired into what is now a 3 ½ year loving relationship between two best friends and soon to be husband and wife on October 15, 2011.



Later the crew headed to Zee Bar for the afterparty.