PAWS, PALS, FRIENDS AND A COUPLE PARTIES
LAST NIGHT it was a jungle out there as it was obviously OfficeHolidaypalooza, and by that I mean the co-workers were struggling to stand up as they wandered the streets of Philly at 10PM as their office parties let out. First I headed to the Christmas Tree Lighting at Christmas Village in Love Park. You know I love my City officials, but the stage was set in the Fountain (there was no stage really), which is about 10 feet deep from where the LOVE statue stands, so there was no view for anyone that wasn’t in the first row of viewers, which was good for the shops cause they were poppin. Get down there, great buys, unique items, food and it will definitely put you in the holiday spirit. Then it was over to Table 31 to party with pals of the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) at the Comcast Center (Which by the way has daily Holiday Light shows in the lobby at the top of the hour, don’t miss it. Plus check out Omega Optical in the Comcast Shops, that’s where I’m getting my glasses. You know how blind I am, I can’t even recognize some of you.)
Dana Spain, Leeza Garber, Erin Elmore, and Britney Harter
Steve Olitsky and Tamar Olitsky, Scarduzio & Table 31 co-owners. Which reminds me I tweeted earlier ladies please don’t wear white, purple or yellow bras under black shirts or sweaters, I get tired of Photoshopping boobies. (Tamar didn’t have this problem)
The PAWS Happy Hour was a screaming success. Screaming cause I had my toes stepped on so much as I maneuvered the crowd. Hope lots of puppy awareness and doggie dough was raised.
I mentioned yesterday that my childhood friend Sarah had passed away. I love that her mom wrote in the letter to me: “Her dogs were taken to a foster home and will not be euthanized.”
Joan and Bernie Spain, with Chef Scarduzzio, Table 31
Dana Spain and Eric Cahill. (They’re not fuzzy in real life, I just screwed the pix up. I usually take two shots, but someone stepped on my toes. See above.)
Congratulations to Menaka Sampath-Hughes on her recent marriage, here she arrived shot gun with Heather Heo. I see a new fashionable line of purses in the works. Tag line: Build your wardrobe and bicep with these helmet bags.
Stephanie Rybczyk, Wally and Jill Jacobson
Dana Farrell, Harvest, Sophia Stogiannis, Waterworks Restaurant, Kaci Metz, Lindsay Kravitz and Donna Coghlin, Advance StagingThanks to
shot. I was running out and didn’t have a moment to properly say hi to Christie Honigman who just walked in the door with Sabrina Tamburino. Dana is greeting Sabs, as I’m greeting Crhistie
Then I walked myself over to a hired gig (Addison Realty Holiday Party held at Twenty-Two Gallery 236 S. 22nd St., which is having their monthly 2nd Friday Opening House Tonight. You should go, laid back, maybe you’ll meet someone. Don’t keep doing the same thing and expect to meet someone new. Get out of your comfort zone.) in Fitler Square that you will read about next week. After that I went to the Rittenhouse Row Young Friends Party held at Whisper Nightclub.
Only $25 and a toy to get in to the open bar and Krispy Kreme doughnutsJustin Drew, Tammy Cumming and Lisa Mittelman (I think Justin and Lisa make a cute couple, not only because they read PCC, but they seemed to have a lot to chat about.)
no one is more friendly then Eric Giuliano (Hey Eric I found this nugget on the internet. Glad you got another license, you showed me it last nite, but did you ever wonder what happened to yours. I found this on the ‘net )
Matty G, Randyl Case and Alexander Hankins
Antonio Atacan, The Atacan Group and Georgine Atacan, Director of Team Development for The Atacan Group. with Anthony Masapollo, Le Castagne
Chris Kammerer and Lauren Steuls. Lauren will be at the Shops of Liberty Place today for Philadelphia magazine’s Great Holiday Cookie Bake-Off from 12PM – 2PM. Free COOKIES.
alot of peeps were hitting me up last night to fix them up with peeps. If you’re under 40, these Young Friend parties are chock full of single guys, it’s up to you to figure out the prince and the toads, just sayin’ Oh and then I last night someones told me about something called Grindr where gay guys meet other gay guys for friendship or fun. I was wondering if they had one for straight peeps. They do it’s called Blendr, these names so funny.
Jt Christensen, Studio: Christensen Joanna Barbarakos and Arturo Vafela, Senior Reporter at ponte AL DÍA
All in all it was a successful night for two great charities. PAWS and Toys For Tots. You can still participate in the toy giving by dropping off an unwrapped new toy in any of the boxes located in a Center City office building. And think about giving $$ to PAWS, it’s tax deductible and it is the end of the year. (OMG it’s the end of the year, I have to get a years worth of receipts in order.)
This chick is obviously a partying professional, cause she’s doing just fine navigating Walnut St. See you this weekend, somewhere. Just tell me you are a PhillyChitChat fan and you’ll see your mug, and hopefully fun story on these pages. Be safe and as my advertiser KORBEL California Champagne says drink responsibly