uwishunu – New Editor at the Opening Reception of Taming of the Stripes Cocktail Party at Sofitel

In homage to Norma Bessières’ zebra-inspired “Taming of the Stripes” art exhibit opens today in the Sofitel lobby today.

Vincent Vienne, GM Sofitel Hotel Philadelphia, Exclusive Art Agents Odile Gorse and Ghenadie Burlacu G&O Art, LLC New York curated the exhibit

 Nicole Cashman and Meryl Levitz, Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC)

 The A Gays out and about: Shaun M Miller, Jeff Francis, Tom Cavanugh, Eric Knox, Christopher Whibley (Congrats to he and Bill Good on their upcoming nuptials) and Steven Haas

 Anthony Geistwite, Associate Director of Sales at Sofitel Philadelphia,  Michele Waters of the Sofitel Philadelphia, and Angela Bauer,  Director of Sales & Marketing at sofitel Philadelphia

 Matt Krouse and Jamie Shanker (in a lovely zebra print)

The hotel’s Liberté Lounge will offer guests a specialty menu through the end of this month.
Created by executive chef Jim Colemen, the offerings include an array
of authentic African dishes tinged with a few French elements. Diners
can indulge in Ghana soup shooters, Nigerian pancakes with smoked
(which were unique and delicious.), and Kenya M’Baazi—a dish comprised of coconut beans in lettuce
envelopes—among other native fare.

Nicole Cashman, CEO/Founder of Cashman & Assocs., Ed Grose, CAE, is Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association, Susan Geyer, Associate Executive Director at Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association

 The Liberté Lounge will also be drawing up delicious drinks inspired by
the vibrant artworks. In addition to an impressive selection of red and
white wines, the lounge will feature the African Obsession, a mixture of
vodka and white and dark Godiva liqueur; and the Safari, a fruity
combination of Malibu rum, Cointreau, pineapple, and orange juice.

 Michael Clarke and Vincent Vienne, Laura Burkhardt, Where Magazine and Kristina Jenkins, the new editor of uwishunu (Congrats girl!!)

Bruce Shannon gets up close and personal with a new friend.
The “Taming of the Stripes” exhibit will be on display through June
2013, and the Liberté Lounge is open seven days a week (7:30 a.m.- 2
a.m.). 120 S. 17th St., 215-569-8300