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Rittenhouse Row: Spring Festival Sponsor Party Photos & Fun

Crossing my fingers for good weather this Saturday. I’m going to the Radnor Hunt, much to the chagrin of my family as it’s my nephew Timmy’s Holy Communion. Mom didn’t appreciate my humor when I said I would be there for his Confirmation in 7 years. Saturday is also the Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival. I took this little nugget yesterday during the wicked rain storm we had. Tuesday Night The Ritz Carlton Ballroom was jumping with the beautiful people of Rittenhouse Row to raise funds to support the Spring Festival which is this Saturday May 21, 2011

Chrissy Becker, Eric Dietrich and Carol Drumstras, Brown Forman
Joe and Jane Wolf. Joe does a magnificent job at the Comcast Food Court, even instituting wine with lunch on the weekends. It’s a nice spot to stop when it’s less crowded.
Haley Samsi, Center City District, Alexis Sharpe and Amanda Escobar.
Mr Ziggy and Jonathan Hunter, Owner of Raven Lounge. It’s good to see Raven Lounge out and about like this. Last week they represented at the SAVA fashion show block party. I won a onesie and a Tshirt in the Career Wardrobe raffle. I think my new niece is gonna love the Raven onesie when she is born in August.
Have you seen the queue line outside of Whisper lately? Whisper GM Clark Maloney (on left) re-organized how people line up and it’s a huge improvement now that it’s warmer and waiting line has gotten longer and peeps started spilling all over the sidewalk. You have got to see what he does with the Wells Fargo sign at night too, it’s clever. I hear Whisper is bringing in musical talent like Jazzy Jeff on May 25 and after parties with concert performing artists like Marsha Ambrosius, and Ke$ha. On Clark’s left is Nina Perez, Angela Thorpe, Whisper and Gary Thorpe, G Lounge. Check out Tara Girl at G Lounge’s next Raw event June 2.
Katie Salove, Michael Salove, Owner of Michael Salove Real Estate Realty (fun to finally meet the guy behind all the signs I see), Tim Duffy, Salove, Jana Schwartz and Larry Steinberg, Salove.
Dara Tye Goldstein, Agile Cat, Tina Lamsback, Lamsback Floral and Anne Nikolaus. Anne advertises with PhillyChitChat.com for her Stella Dot Jewelery, which you can see here. I think I mentioned before that I changed my policy on PCC and all advertisers get live links whenever they or their products come across my lens (but that’s not always a hard and fast rule, I’ll do it for charities & random folks if they do extraordinary things. Just sayin’ cause you know now I do this for a living.) And of course Anne’s easy on the eyes too.
PhillyStreetStyle’s Jimmy Contreras, Candice Caprice, Perlei Boutique and Matthew Vlahos, Matthew Vlahos Public Relations
Lynsie and Evan Solomon. Lynsie and I have lunch every Wednesday after I assist on the City Hall Tour. I’m almost ready to give it my self. Stop on by, it’s $10 and it leaves everyday from Rm 121 at 12:30PM
Brittany Buschel and Alexander Hankin. Alexander is happy that his 2nd year of law school is over and will be working at his dad’s firm for the summer. See you at Arrow Swim Club, Whisper and Tweed brunch you two! I noticed Arrow Swim Club has 16 dedicated parking spaces at the Piazza parking lot.
Roger Levy and Melissa Szymczak
Guys about town, who will be running the town shortly: Brett Milstein, Steve Tuttlemen flanking Man about Town Steve Gartner.
The Girls of G Lounge: Samantha Marzullo, Julia Boccia and Laura Woolman
Cichetteria 19 – Andrea Rossi, Executive Chef. Tells me business is picking up and he’s excited for the summer.
The Board of Rittenhouse Row welcomes the guests and honors Joanne and Donnie Davidow for their years of service. The non-profit does an excellent job at promoting more than 200 stores, restaurants, hotels, galleries, spas and more in the Rittenhouse districtPhiladelphia’s Five Star Location.
Cristina D, Brett E and Britini Z
Jillian Brinard, and Jackie Baik. Jackie tells me that Audrey Clair’s Cook collaborative kitchen-classroom is heating up. Who’s coming to cook and teach at COOK. Here’s a partial list: Questlove, Ellen Yin, Fork, Jon Cichon Lacroix, Daniel Stern, R2L, Chip Roman, Blackfish and Mica (remember I mentioned earlier this week Jason Cichonski has 3 more weeks at Mica, so get over there or wait a couple months til his new place opens in Center City), Michael Welsh, Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co, Mitch Skwer & Seth Biederman, the Wine Merchant, Genevieve Sherrow, Gluten-Free Warrior, Darlings Cheesecake (which by the way I just ate at for the first time last week, and then again Monday night. Love their salads.), Déjà vu to return to that spot – John Taus, The Corner (did I mention their nightly specials & brunch on the weekends.) Michael Solomonov, Zahav (Congratulations on the James Beard Award.) Michael Schulson, Sampan (Mmm dinner last night, thanks), Starr Restaurants, Zama, Noble, Rouge, my girl Topcheftestant Jen Carroll, 10 Arts, Peter Woolsly, Bistro la Minette, David Cunningham, Tweed (weekends the disco is open til 4PM during brunch. Fun young crowd, bring your ear plus.) and of course the food darling herself Audrey Claire. The Girls: Michelle Ranieri , Jill Rizen, Keren Ini (counting down her last days of being single. So happy for her and Mike Kates. 5/28/11) Sabrina Tamburino and it’s great to see Kristin Foote out.
Jamyra Perry, WOGL Producer, and Hadas Kuznits, KYW Radio. She and fiance Dan Reinherz just got back from Israel where they had a wonderful and I’m sure enriching soulfull time as they are about to embark on their wedding day July 3.
Speaking of Israel David Lipson, Philadelphia Magazine is leaving in a few days to meet with his daughter who’s been studying there. He’s excited to see the country and especially to see his daughter. Safe travels. Here he is with the Philadelphia Magazine crew Toni Cavaliere, Jenn Shockley, Sachi Jonas, David Lipson, Maureen Kolodziej Melissa Bizzak,
Slice Pizza (Bradley Cooper’s favorite I read): Marlo and Jason Dilks
Cori Moscow and Ilana Waber of Gloss PR did a fantastic job executing the party for Rittenhouse Row, as well as doing well by all their clients. Thanks to the whole team too it was a huge success.
See you Saturday at The Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival which takes place the length of Walnut Street from Broad Street to 19th.