HAPPY BIRTHDAY PARTIES THIS PAST WEEKEND
I had no idea January was such a big month for birthdays. My dad was an OBGYN and when I was a kid we never took vacations in August. It was big baby business then, but I would say January is reviling that month. Saturday night I headed out to the Lemon Ball (which I did a column about over on PhillyMag for tomorrow.), then went to my friend Amber Goins 30th Bday party at Hotel Monaco, then to my friend Dash’s bday party
at Smokin’ Betty’s (I had the chilli, it was delicious.) PS Please don’t take the photos off the site for at least 24 hrs. Thanks.
Amber and her bridesmaids. The big day is coming up on June 23. It’s a destination wedding – where- the very tony Newport. No doubt the scene of many Great Gatby inspired and actual parties in it’s day.
The men are equally dapper and line up to photograph the ladies as they pose. This party took place in the new Monaco Hotel Ballrooms in Old City. They’re very large, with understated grandness about them. You know how some places have a carpet that overwhelmes your photos and/or dress. Well this isn’t the place, there’s no competition for your spotlight.
Thomasino Goins, Lillian “Nan” McAllister adn Diane Grandberry have been friends all their lives. That’s the best gift you can give yourself in this life, a trusted friend for life.
WHERE: Zarwin Baum offices, 1818 Market Street, 13th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Amber told me her themed birthday was to celebrate the decadent 20’s and usher in the fabulous and flirty thirties.
Selnika Kandula from Phillyism,
Carly Greenspoon, Kory Aversa, Aversa PR + Philly Loves Fun and
Janeane Tolomeo from Phillyism, Stella Pressman from Cradles to Crayons and Natanya DiBona Co-Chair of Diner en Blanc Philadelpha