Philly Gossip: Miley Cyrus Spent the Night In Philly, Connor Barwin for the Win, Wedding Surprise, Kissmas at Longwood Gardens

Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz drove down from NYC Saturday night to perform songs from her latest CD at the Electric Factory.

You’ll recall last time she played Philly, her crew stayed at Hotel Monaco, while she drove back and forth to her Tribeca hotel in Manhattan. This time she stayed at Hotel Palomar with her crew, snapping a photo of her new puppy on one of the Palomar’s yoga mats Sunday morning before flying out on American Airlines to Boston for her Sunday night concert. (I love this review from Michael Cerio, especially this lead sentence: “Unfortunately, we can’t write in rainbows, so it’s impossible to completely capture the spectacle that was Miley Cyrus on Saturday night in Philadelphia.”)

Before ending the Flyers winning streak on Saturday Columbus Blue Jackets’ Nick Foligno stopped by Blue Sole Shoes 1805 Chestnut Street and picked up a pair of shoes. Maybe his teammate Scott Hartnell tipped him off to the place. No sightings of Hartsy Saturday night, but there’s a good chance he was catching up with some of his lady friends. 

Desiree Peterkin Bell, Communications and Strategy at Office of the Mayor, Michael A. Nutter and her mom attended President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama‘s holiday party on Saturday.
your dream wedding reception with your dream husband to be. Imagine
that getting even better w/ a surprise serenade by Broadway sensation Michael Longoria singing
“Oh What a night,” “Ali Baby (instead of Sherry Baby),” and  “Can’t
Take My Eyes Off of You.” Longoria played Frankie Valli in the original
cast of Jersey Boys on Broadway.     For Alison Pessina (a huge fan of The Four Seasons) and Matt Moors, this dream came true last weekend at their wedding reception, held at The Please Touch Museum. 

 Last night Jim Donovan, CBS3 Philly did the honors lighting the Christmas Tree at South Street Headhouse Square, with Santa.


 Cara McCollum, News Anchor at SNJ Today and Keith Jones, NBC10 Philly wishing us Kissmass from Longwood Gardens Sunday.
 Mo’ne Davis and Mina Say What, Power 99 at the Philly Hip Hop Awards Sunday Night
A few of the winners
Assault Rifle AB wins Male rapper of the year #OBH is a family #PhillyHipHopAwards.
Just Frenchie won Best New Female R&B/Pop Group . #PhillyHipHopAwards #2mil 
Role Models win for Best Dance Group #PhillyHipHopAwards
 Former Philadelphian’s making it big: Questlove and Arthur Kade, Host of Behind The Velvet Rope with, who both became breakout stars in Philly 8 years ago and are now the toast of Manhattan
 Connor Barwin was nominated for the NFL Man of the Year award! Help him win 20k for charity by tweeting #BarwinWPMOYCHALLENGE
 Goodbye 500 degrees, hello Snap Custom Pizza not to be confused with Snap Kitchen
I’ve been told that 500 degrees will pop up again sometime in the future, 2016

 Snap Kitchen is your go-to resource when you don’t want to sacrifice health, convenience, or taste. It’s the perfectly portioned, nutritionally balanced, grab-and-go meal and they have specialty meals like Paleo, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free etc. Michael Klein over at has the scoop.

 I caught a couple people surfing down the Art Museum Steps on cardboard surfboards on Friday, wish I had a better photo but still learning my IPhone capabilities.

 Met up with my sister Margaret Goleash and her kids Kevin & Dillon (c) at Linvilla Orchards. We were there to enjoy Christmas Land and cut down a tree for their house. You don’t have to cut down your tree, they sell them too, but we went for that lumberjack experience.

 It’s a popular experience too, I ran into Michael Schulson and his boys, as well as fiance Nina Tinari.
 It’s a tradition. They go every year and pick out the perfect tree. Then they roast marshmellows at the fire pit, Linvilla provides the marsh mellows and sticks. Afterwards they visit the petting zoo, then the gigantic Christmas Market, and Farmers Market to pick up a home made pie. You have to check it out, go early. I’m going back to spend more time there in the coming weeks. There was so much to see.
Congratulations to my sister Janine DeFeo (Janine also works for me doing my Invoicing and answering some of your emails) for obtaining her 501C for the Ovarian Cancer Awareness organization that she started in the name of my sister, Judy Wilkins, who died of the disease in 2009.
Happy Hanukkah to all our friends.