#TBT My 80s BACK TO THE FUTURE BIRTHDAY – July 23, 2013
Two years ago I had the most fabulous birthday party, with 150 of my closest friends, even though I did forget to invite a few dozen. I should have double checked my list.
Thanks to my sponsors for my Bday Party:
Focused Studios – Thank you Kristyn and Kyree for filming the bday party, and for being such great friends. Korbel – cheers!! (& Carol Drumstas, Brown Forman heart you), Yards Brewery – Tom Kehoe Stark Raving and BV Century Cellars & Christal Watkins – Multicultural Sales and Marketing Manager at North American Spirits and Wine – PA) HUGE THANKS COOL PIXS with PHIL ANDREWS, DENISE FIKE illustrations AND Professional Tarot Card Reader
MARILYN SUKONICK-ZEFF who entertained my guests.
(Please Save the Date 11/14/15 for my next celebration, more on that soon.)
for organizing the event, working with all the vendors, decorating the
room, doing the layout of the room, and all those details I had no idea
that went into creating such an amazing event.
created it from a description that Christie and I gave them. Thank you
for the delicious fro’nuts too. So delicious. They were a huge hit!!
Krista Guidi, and Katie Griffin
Tania and Marc Schade, Jamyra Perry, Tony Luke, Jr
Yesterday I was able to place Jade Starling in the Philly DN and pitch a story about her to Jenny DeHuff for her gossip column. (Jenny then did an interview with Jade) I adore Jade Starling. Such a huge fan, can’t believe she sang at my bday party, and call her my friend. Pinch me!!
Jacky Wright, Rakia Reynolds, Stephanie Rybczyk and Tommy Chiacchio,
Jenine and David Neff, Roberta and Rick Pipito,
Bill Reichert, Diane Johnson and Christian DiCicco,
Phil Andrews, GN Kang, and Ian Butler, and I’m sure more. Sorry.
I had the most fabulous party for my 50th Birthday, now some of you are
probably thinking to yourself, holy hell Hughe is over 50. I sure am, and at the party I didn’t tell anyone til nearly the end, only a handful of close friends knew before than. As for me, I embrace the age, how much fun is my life, to do this crazy career in the 2nd part of my life.
I’ve lived a full life, long life which helps me bring life’s expertise to this job. In my 20s I was on drugs, an alcoholic, homeless, aimless, and jobless living in temporary housing, in abusive relationships and sleeping on couches. By the grace of God, I dragged myself to an AA meeting and got
sober at 28, started building my life and my relationship with my family who I was estranged from. I went to Community College
got an 2yr degree as paralegal; I worked in that career for 20 years at Kohn Swift & Graf, started PhillyChitChat as a hobby in 2007, was laid off in 2011, and then my hobby became my career/life.
|The Last Family Photos before Grandmom, Dad and Judy died.|
The best part of of reaching 50 is you really do care less about how others think you should live your life. But I also care a lot that others live their best life. I hope I help them through my work.
Today 52 is a blessing because I’m still here when I really shouldn’t be. I live on borrowed time.