Philadelphia

Reality: Aviva Drescher in Philly; Ed Sheeran with Fans & July 4th Fashionable Peeps

This Would Have Been Great TV if filmed for the Real Housewives of New York:

You might have read in Molly Eichel’s column and AD Amorosi’s column about the reality show star who came to town and wreaked havoc. What happened was Avida Drescher and family wanted to come to Philly to experience July 4th in our fair City. She had her publicist call ahead of time to see what they could see, where they should go, eat etc.

Their publicist Matt Dillon did exactly what a publicist is supposed to do, create a great experience for the least about of headaches; except he over committed and disappointed a few PR people by canceling at the last minute for at least three visits to prearranged places. And this was July 4th weekend so many of the people they were to meet had been on vacation and changed their plans.

Reid Drescher and Aviva Drescher are seen leaving Treemont restaurant in Philadelphia, PA

I knew they were coming to town as a PR person tipped me off and I rearranged my weekend to get a shot of them at a high end spa on Sunday. Why did I do it, I love what I do, I love journaling it and I love sharing it. It’s what I do, but I was sad they weren’t going to the spa or making cheesesteaks with an owner.

I do understand they have kids and kids are driving the bus. After a day at Sesame Place on Saturday, the kids were pretty wiped out, and two events the Drescher’s canceled were booked for Sunday. They also canceled one on Thursday.



Sunday I got a call from The Dreschers to meet them
at the Monaco Hotel, where they stayed for the weekend. (I asked them to pose outside.)



I met Reid, Aviva, and children Hudson, and Sienna in the lobby where they were
playing with the items in the Kidz Corner.  Friday they went to the historic sites, and then had dinner at
Pizzaria Stella near South Street (They told me the area reminded them of
Brooklyn.) Afterwards they went to the Franklin Fountain in Old City. Saturday
they went to Sesame Place. That evening Aviva made an appearance an appearance at
ICandy to the delight of her gay fans who posted lots of pixs on Instagram (that appearance happened when Matt ran into someone at Treemont who took him on a tour of Philly Gay Bars and he was able to book an appearance there. Pretty darn  lucrative.)  Sunday it was breakfast at Red Owl
Tavern at Hotel Monaco. Aviva told me she enjoyed doing the Real Housewives
series, even with all its drama because it’s allowed her a greater reach in
helping others through her philanthropic work as the
National Spokesperson for One Step Ahead and other organizations helping
amputees.

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Ed Sheeran performs a private concert at Q102


Ginger’s rule

This fan came all the way from Texas to meet Ed Sheeran. She won a radio contest call in at Q102, as did everyone in the audience. Ed just took a selfie and a selfie with the audience with her phone. Later he and Q102 retweeted it.
Fans who didn’t win the radio contest, but waited outside for a chance to meet Ed Sheeran. Usually when the crowd is this large a celeb will go out a side door, and he did.
Rocco from Q102. Did you know he co-owns the healthy Fuel eateries around town?

Ed Sheeran fans who got an autographed photo, and a photo with Ed, which can be found on the Q102 website.

I shot Nicki Minaj leaving the Ritz-Hotel. She was make-up free, friendly and sexy

The shots appeared in PhillyMag, Molly Eichel’s Philly Gossip, The UK Daily Mail and several other outlets.

 Ran all the way from the Ritz to the Four Season and nearly beat Nicki Minaj who drove.

 Waiting for the celebs at the Four Seasons

David Henry getting ready to go on the air for 6ABC

Christina and Christopher in the media section at Jam on the Parkway

 Moon Man

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 YOLO

Miss
Teen Philadelphia 2014 Carlye Zeringue and Miss
Philadelphia 2014 Diamond Edmonds

Every
year I see this family set up their tent in front of my apartment building.
This year
they went all out and brought serious seating to watch the concert on the TV,
then peek out from the tent to watch the fireworks which are shot off across
the street.

My girls at our July 4th Party: Allison Smith, Stacey Kracher, Christie Honigman and Kristin Detterline

YOLO – This is why I moved to the Philadelphian!!