The Last of the Christmas Parties: Fumo, James and Mark Segal’s

Happy week after Christmas. OMG so depressed this week George Michael , Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher gone. Two icons done in by drugs. How many superstars this year died of drugs or the results of long time drug use – Prince, Carrie and George Michael, icons dead too soon.   I never photographed GM, but had seen him in concert. About 3 years ago I photographed Carrie Fisher at a Minding Your Minds event, which is a youth suicide awareness event. Did I mention that Drew Bergman, Associate Director of Development at Minding Your Mind will be honored at AFSP Save a Life Gala is January 7th at the Curtis Center. Also Today and for the rest of the week I will be working on the BEST OF columns for best dressed, best photos, best celeb stories and BEST PARTY OF THE YEAR. Before I headed out to Charlotte for the most magnificent time with the family for Christmas Weekend, I hit a few parties I didn’t write about yet. Let’s enjoy the pictorial.


Debbie Pastrana and former sen Vince Fumo, at their Christmas Party


Moi, Carol Tamburino and Mike Toub


Larry and Cindy Wanerman who finally moved into their dream apartment in Center City


Ann from Ten Pennies decorated the Fumo tree and interior of the house, for as long as anyone can remember.

Hacina it’s always great to see ya


Tonya Whitmore Stack and Lt Gov Mike Stack



Peter Nero




Brandon Mandia, Alissa Frick, Justin Pizzi, CJ Honigman and Christie Mandia, Honigman Group and PR for James.
William Arrison, and Danielle DeSandis from The Philly Voice


The Donatucci’s. They endured an incredible loss of their son and brother, Michael, earlier this year. But created The Michael P. Donatucci Foundation
raising over a hundred thousand dollars to Raising Awareness of Mental Health. Bravo!!


Ben Haney, co-owner of James (l) and Jamie McFadden fresh off of their wedding vows in St. Thomas over Thanksgiving Day weekend. In January they’ll be hosting a reception for friends and family at THE ARMORY. I can’t wait to see how spectacular it’ll be.  In the meantime James is open for New Year’s Eve. Stop by for a bite.

12-28-2016-1-14-48-pm 1835 Arch Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  (267) 324-5005 -We still have a few available tables for New Year’s Eve! Seatings at 5, 7, and 9pm.


Then there was Mark Segal and Jason Villmez‘s annual holiday soiree, which I ran in Liberty City Press this week


Jarrod Williams‘ best dressed at any holiday party this year….