The Philadelphia Style Magazine Holiday Party – Better Late Than Never, Right?

Last month, I was bombarded with parties. I kept putting this nugget on the back burner as I said there was so much to chat about, then I didn’t want to cover it during the holidays cause 1/3 of my readers would be wrapping presents, playing with their new IPhones or shopping for bargains.

Where did that leave it, lost in my abyss. I found it. I still have fun things to say.

PHILADELPHIA STYLE celebrated its 2014 Holiday issue on Tuesday,
December 16, 2014 at The Historic Down Town Club in Philadelphia with
Sports Illustrated star, Guess model and cover star, Samantha Hoopes. 

The VIP guest list including friends, family, Philebrities and the like to the swanky soiree. Even though nearly 800 people filled the two rooms of the newly renovated event space, it was the see and be seen event of the holiday party season and if you were there then you were lucky as it was a hard to get, with minimum party crashers making it through if your name wasn’t on the list.

 Rebecca Goodman, Jacklyn Rhoads, and Laura Krebs Miller
 Love American Style. Talk about internet stalking, I’ve been following the meeting, the dating and the falling in love of Jamie Reibenbach and Ian Larson. When I met him at the party I felt like a fangirl. OMG I love the pumpkin you got for Halloween, oh and your first Thanksgiving together was divine. She’s so lucky to have a guy that gives great foot massages, oohhh ahhh ohhh aah. No doubt I frightened him. With them is the Philadelphia Style Magazine’s editor Kristin Detterline with her friend Ken Martz.
Kristen Conrad, (r) Brown Forman and friends
Thomas Ashley, Invincible Pictures, Jen Sherlock, Public Relations and Andrew Greenblatt, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Film Society
Alexander Mason Hankin,  Renee Dubyk and Kory Aversa
 The Season of Audi Cocktail Menu.
Songstress Jessy Kyle belting out a beautiful song to entertain the crowd.
The spread was the high quality seafood and Italian you’ve come to expect from the Cescaphe group.
If you look closely you can see my reflection and I don’t have a black shirt on.
CSN reporter  Molly Sullivan looking stunning on one of her last nights out as a single girl before officially changing her FB status to “in a Relationship” and Lauren Iske, Senior Director of Marketing & Promotions at Altitude Sports & Entertainment
 Melissa Leonard,  Eliana Raggio, Jill Rizen, Alisa Martino and Michelle Ranieri

 Melissa and the OSCAR nominated Bradley Cooper in NYC.
 Janice Waitkus, Lagos and her daughter Lauren Iannucci,Campaign Director, Light the Night (Dont forget The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® 2nd Annual Red & White Ball 3/21/15 and Raffle for a Mercedes Benz)
Sean Waters, Director at Morgan Stanley Investment Management and Michele Waters, Sofitel Hotel in Philadelphia
Lisa Gaudio (has been riding her horse through these cold winter days, and recently just added another beautiful Arabian mare to her family) and Jimmy Kazanjian (although happy for all of Philly’s great achievement, is proud of Chester County for being named one of the top 10 counties in the USA, where they live.)
CBS3’s Kathy Orr and Jessica Dean with Roberta Dranoff (center). It was at this party that developer Carl Dranoff was nice enough to tell me about the demolition party which will kick off his new SLS Hotel/Residential project at Broad and Spruce Streets. Each of his guests will take a sledge hammer to the building that is currently there and start the demolition. I’ll be among the swingers.)
Buffy Morgan Harakidas Director of Business Developments at Chorus Communications, Ryann O’Donnell  Business Development & Marketing Coordinator Chorus Communications, Jorge Bergara and Courtney Jones. (Don’t forget to get your Hair of the Dog tickets HERE. GA $119.00 w/open bar.)
Midora Middleton, who dances with the Philadelphia Dance Academy, captured the guests attention as she preformed a holiday number.

Samantha Hoopes and her parents, 
Theresa and Robert Hoopes

Samantha Hoopes, the latest face of Guess and newly minted star of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue, talks about race cars, growing up in Doylestown, and her overnight success in the world of modeling.
more at

Jon Iwry and Chelsea Berish (Was excited about the NY Times article that put Philly #3 of the places in the world you must visit in 2015; she said “Thank goodness- an article that can appreciate Philadelphia for something other than cheesesteaks!”)
Doug Rosenblum, John Kushner and John Bolaris.
Lauren Colabelli and John Colabelli, Publisher of Philadelphia Style Magazine
Jenine Neff and David Neff
Elaine Graber and her mystery man who has enough confidence to pull off those pants.
Dr Jen Caudle (Has had a great year, she’s a regular on CBS3 and has done national spots on CNN), Gervase Peterson (Survivor: Borneo and Survivor: Blood vs. Water), Shelly Hoffman, CBS3 and
Gervase Peterson and Tony Bruno

Liz Maillie, VP Friends of the Rail Park and Michael Green, City Space reality and Board of Directors of Friends of the Rail Park
 Deneen Marcel, (you might have heard of her company Deneen Marcel Lashes , you don’t have to be a celebrity to enjoy long, lushes lashes.) Iozis Simms, Stephanie Humphrey and Alexis Pena looking fashionably smart at the soiree.
 Mia Silveio and Alexmil Reyes
Tammi Toliver,  Makeup Artist Fashion Facez Artistry @ Le Rêve Spa and Terri Matthews, ‎Founder & CEO at Jaden’s Voice (seems to be the “It Girl” on everyone’s list lately.)
Jeff Sevag, Kristy Sevag and their pal Drew Colibitz.