Philadelphia

Sheena Parveen, Erin Como & Jillian Mele, PLUS JASMINE V, Jream, Lee Woodruff & Andrew McCarthy and Zarwin Baum Little Smiles Event

Catching up on a few celebrity appearances in Philly, but I just haven’t had a chance to write about.
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Within a matter of a few weeks Nashville, Tennesee’s Fox 17’s Erin Como came back into town for fun with her friends, which means we get a photo of her pretty TV friends away from the small screen. On this particular night 11/9/12) we all met at XIX bar for cocktails. The place was packed for a Friday night. Then we headed over to Rumor where I had to deflect the guys who trampled me on their way to chat with Sheena Parveen (r). Last Sunday we headed over to Parc for brunch (No pictures please we were up til the wee hours after the Sandy hockey charity event. They still looked rockin’ Jillian fresh faced as ever, Sheena almost unrecognized with her gorgeous hair in a pony tail. Marissa looks good all the time. She is blessed.). Surprisingly that place was packed too. I was surprised as it was 4 days after the glut fest of Thanksgiving. I had a delicious salad. Vasiliki Tsiouris, Opa Restuarant Alissa Ingram, Fox 29 producer, Erin Como, Fox 17 Nashville, Jillian Mele, reporter NBC10 Philadelphia, and Sheena Parveen, Weather expert NBC10 Philadelphia. (We spent a good portion of the brunch chatting snow, or as Marisa Magnatta from WMMR ask “Do you think it will snow this year?” Sheena said yes, and after yesterday her credibility skyrocketed. – Reminds me White House correspondent & Fairmount native, Kristen Welker was in town over the weekend, after spending Thanksgiving with her parents. Justin Pizzi and her met up at their old stomping grounds, the Kite and The Key for a late night bite on Saturday night. Congrats to Justin Pizzi on his new gig as Director of Communications at Aqua America.

Steppingstone held a Tea with author Lee Woodruff (center) at the Rittenhouse Hotel. Gretchen Burke, Vice Chair Volunteer at Steppingstone, went to school with Lee and hosted the event.  Woodruff  co-author of the best-selling In an Instant, and author of
Perfectly Imperfect Lee Woodruff garnered critical acclaim for the
compelling and humorous chronicle of her family’s journey to recovery
following her husband Bob’s roadside bomb injury in Iraq. At the tea she discussed her new book, Those We Love Most, which is a fictionalized version of a family going through trauma, certainly something she can relate too.

Jasmine V (Jasmine Villegas ) helped kick off Macy’s holiday season by participating in the holiday window unveiling, then participated in a mini concert for about 100 screaming fans in the courtyard near the Eagle. Above singing her heart out with her brother Jream.

Then she had a meet and greet in Juniors with a few fans. When I met her I thought she looked a lot like Selena Gomez, and now that the Biebs and her are done Jasmine V could move right in. Seems the Biebs and her were an item before Selena. He moved on from her. Maybe a reunion’s in the works?

Also in the house Mannequins own Andrew McCarthy, who filmed the movie in 1987 at the then John Wanamaker store, which is now Macy’s. He helped out with the unveiling of the windows, and hosted a meet and greet at the same time as the Justine V concert. Kinda bad timing I would say. Maybe the mommies would have like to have met him. The best part of all, head on over to Macy‘s (1300 Market Street  Philadelphia, PA 19107)  and enjoy the traditional holiday light show, which plays at the top of the hour until January1, but Christmas.

Zarwin Baum Toasts the Holiday Season with a Reception
benefiting the Little Smiles CHOP Toy Drive
-Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 5:30p.m.-7:30p.m.-

Philadelphia, PA – November 26, 2012 – ‘Tis the season to give! Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy P.C.
will show its ongoing support of the Little Smiles Foundation and the
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) by hosting a cocktail
reception and Little Smiles CHOP Toy Drive on Wednesday, December 12,
5:30p.m.-7:30p.m.

Taking
place at the offices of Zarwin Baum, 1818 Market Street, 13th floor,
Zarwin Baum clients and invited guests are encouraged to bring an
unwrapped toy for the Little Smiles CHOP Toy Drive, or give a minimum
$10 donation. All proceeds will go to support the Little Smiles
Foundaiton, a nonprofit organization that provides toys, games,
computers, VIP outings, concert tickets and much more for children in
local hospitals. In Philadelphia, the efforts of Little Smiles go to
support the children at CHOP.

“Having
recently been a sponsor of the 5th Annual Little Smiles Gala, we wanted
to take our support one step further and host a dedicated event for
this incredible organization that works in tandem with the Children’s
Hospital of Philadelphia,” says managing shareholder Mitchell S. Kaplan.
“Zarwin Baum is proud to work with the Little Smiles Foundation to
bring some big smiles to sick children with big hearts!”

Space is limited. To RSVP, contact Kelly Malloy at kmalloy@zarwin.com or by calling 215.569.2800.