Philadelphia

XFINITY LIVE! Philly Style Mag’s Soiree with a Few Surprise Guests – Kate Gosselin was in Vegas with her bodyguard, otherwise …

 XFINITY LIVE! Officially opened on Friday night. Years ago the City wanted to place the new baseball stadium in a Center City neighborhood, that way folks going to the games could have a diverse selection of eateries and other reason I couldn’t fathom. Thankfully that never happened, and they remained at the sports complex.  Now with Xfinity Live! opening I think they have created that downtown experience they were looking for with this fun diverse facility opening.

Friday was the official opening and I don’t have the official count but the place was packed all day long from 4PM’s ribbon cutting to way after Mike and I left near 11PM.  Outside of the eating facility there were several concerts going on including Third Eye Blind (Bradley Hargreaves the drummer, partied til the wee  hours at Recess afterwards.)

 Philly Style Magazine always right there with the best parties as the smoking hot new places.  The party was held at Xfinity Live! at the Spectrum Grille. It was another fantastic soiree with an invite list that was super tight, as the peeps in charge wanted there to be able room to roam around in the grill. t I did catch these beauties. Nina Tinari, T2 Consultants, fresh from Miami, Carie Brescia, (She’s doing a fresh make up demonstration at Jacques Ferber‘s on April 19 at 6PM. Stop by.)  Emmy Award-winning news journalist Dawn Timmeney, Lisa Gaudio and Mia Tinari Fisher, T2 Consultants

So good to see John Bolaris, wish I had a second to chat with him. He’s with his girlfriend Erica Smitheman, Classic Rock 102.9 WMGK’S John DeBella (wife Lisa was chatting across the room) and one of my favs especially as we are doing a project together on April 13 10PM CLUB ADESSO ADESSO 80s Dance Party with Special Appearance by Local Legend Jade Starling (Thanks to Jade’s friend for telling me she was there, we had been playing phone tag all week and needed to chat.) 

 

I actually love Night Time more cause I was a night owl. 

ON April 13 Jade will be performing Catch Me I’m Falling Plus songs from her new CD and Hosted by Celebrity Photographer HughE Dillon (oh does that mean I have to talk on a mike, ugh)The Adesso 80s Dance Party begins at Happy Hour with DJ Jimmy DePre spinning favorites. Cover is free until 8 p.m., after which a $10 door charge will go into effect.  I read your letters, I heard your pleas, and went to a lot of clubs to try and start a baby boomer 80’s dance party, we can throw a few 70’s songs in there too. Let’s Party!!  (It’s beyond a thrill for me to be working with her as I really partied hard during the ’80s to her tunes. Great memories.)

 Mike Lombardo, Lori Lombardo, NBC10’s Sports Guy John Clark and Simon Wong

I think I can see Ed Snider. He had the best view of the house, of course. I hear a few former Flyers were up there as well at former Gov Rendell. (BTW check out my column over at Philly Mag for the party the Gov was at Thursday night.)

Nicole Rossi and Big Rube Harley make the scene.

Jennaphr Frederick, Joe Petrusky and Jen Abrams.
Jenn skipped her flight to LA on Friday night just so she could attend the fab Philly Style Magazine soiree. She’s on Good Day Philly today interviewing the peeps from the new movie “The Three Stooges”
Carl and Roberta Dranoff with Maddy and Harvey Rovinsky,, owner of. Bernie Robbins Fine. Jewelers.
 ( Bernie Robbins’ celebrates their 50th Anniversary this year.)

Tyna Browning and Alex Torban, Philadelphia-based writer, editor and marketing guru. Follow and for proof.

Nicole Miller Gals: Mia Colona, Kristina Burghart and Taylor Test
 Debbie and Paul Kelly – No doubt we’ll see them at Donors Are Heroes
Friday April 27th, 2012
Four Seasons Hotel, Philadelphia
Donors Are Heroes is proud to announce Bernard & Joan Spain as our 10th Anniversary Honorees 
TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE – IT’S A GREAT CAUSE – ORGAN DONATION AWARENESS
Andrew Greenblatt, Executive Director / CEO at The Philadelphia Film Society, Ashley Vanett, Hospitality at Wells Fargo, and Hal Greenblatt. Andrew tells me that the Philadelphia Film Society is teaming up with
WXPN Hosts Philadelphia’s First Film Festival Dedicated Solely to
Music in Partnership with the Philadelphia Film Society – Initial
slate includes more than 10 films all about musi
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Frank Phifer, Secrets Limo and Joe Marciano. Great to meet Frank finally. He’s been advertising of PCC for about 8 months and I had never met him before. I hope you’ll use his limo services as well as his Cool Pix’s Photo Booth service.  It’s people like him that allow me to bring parties like these to you. Thanks so much.  (Recently friends of mine use them, and I was in the van limo as we were going to a funeral and they were top notch. The driver had no idea my relation to Secrets Limo either.  The price was fantastic too, about $65 less than the closest competitor.) (If you want to advertise on PhillyChitChat.com contact Laura Burkhart laura@thelabphilly.com for packages & stats. Thanks)


Larry Sutow, Capital Wines and Spirits, Director of Retail Sales and One on One promotions, and Shirley Sutow,  




Paul and Wendy Rosen

The proud papa is glowing, not only because Jesse Rendell’s gonna be a dad in June, but also his company Rendell Management & Consulting oversees Xfinity Live! With him Lindsay Heck, National Sales Director Xfinity (left) and Katie Mohrfeld, Director of Sales (right)

 NBC10’s Dave Warren and lovely wife Ali Frick.  they just returned from New Orleans where they had a fabulous time. I saw the photos (NSFW)

 The Professional Bullriders Bar is a must stop on your Xfinity Live! experience. Now this is a date.

  Dan Stevenson of SugarHouse Casino and Councilman Mark Squilla were watching all the action in PBR

 Jim Burns, FIVE and Ken Dienna at the PBR bar

 Out back Third Eye Blind and a few other bands rocked the house.  I was impressed by the set up.  I think Xfinity is a win win. Great venues inside, and OMG that TV screen is off the hook amazing. What’s the remote look like?

Jane and Chris Cabott. Chris was planning to come with his new client and friend Jon Gosselin, but Jon was watching the kids. Jon is doing a lot of charity work of late, and will be on these pages shortly cause you know I love to promote the charities.

Where has Renee Reese been. Raising the kids and looking fabulous while doing it. She’s got the color blocking down with her yellow shirt, purple pants and vest. She’s with Philadelphia Eagle’s Player Hugh Douglas’ wife Simona Douglas, Sweet as can be.

Great to have Louis Abrams finally on these pages, and Jaret Gronczewski.
GN Kang and Kristen Celins. Xfinity Live opens everyday at 11AM

 Alycia Lane, Lauren O’Dorisio and Caitlyn Joyce. Alycia was in town to celebrate Lauren’s and Nicole Cashman‘s bridal showers. Those gals do everything together. Lauren and Nicole’s wedding dates are 7 days apart too, but in different countries. That’s a cake from Portito’s. It’s a polo hat.  Thanks to John Colabelli and Philly Style Magazine for inviting me to this great party.
 Sophia Konidaris and Donna Coghlan summer ready. I highly recommend Xfinitly Live!! really fun place. I have no doubt it’s going to be a big success. Kinda wish they had a game room though with pinball. Maybe they could work on that. Dave & Buster’s South Philly maybe?
Oh just a warning about parking. On Game days the valet parking price can be a little steep at:
http://twitpic.com/93ha3y