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February 2018

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Cheers for Chop 2018 is another stunning success

Cheers for Chop 2018 is another stunning success

Free Your Mind and the Rest Will Follow

Cheers for Chop 2018 had another successful party raising funds for hundreds the Division of Orthopedics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).  The fun and philanthropic young influencers enjoyed a fabulous evening of music, cocktails, and dancing befitted was nothing short of an unforgettable night for an inspiring cause!

Co-Chairs: Valerie and Geoff Gross, and Katy Friedland , Jason Friedland, with Meisha Johnson, CBSPhilly


Over 600 people attended Saturday night, raising over $600,000


Over the past four years, Cheers for CHOP has raised more than $3 million to benefit CHOP programs such as Pulmonary Medicine and Child Life.


Jennifer Sherlock and Meisha Johnson
As usual the silent auction was extensive offering experiences, restaurant gift cars, trips and health trips

 

 

Brian Hickey, Katie Hickey, Allie Hoffman and Andy Hoffman


Bambi and Jarod Ricci

Jon and Alexandra Morgan


DJ Xtina

Scott McIntosh, Theresa McIntosh, Jenny Myers and Chris Myers


Hero Nurses: Gina Bobb, Michele McCormick and Renee Bergandino

Meisha Johnson MC’d the event

 

EnVogue entertained the crowd singing all their top hits, as well as doing a few covers

They got the crowd grooving


Keeping the dance floor packed.

Thanks to all who came out and made this another stunning success, especially:

2018 Cheers for CHOP Co-chairs

Katy and Jason Friedland
Valerie and Geoff Gross
Allison and Jonathan Lubert

 

Philadelphia

Let Them Eat Cake A Sweet Competition

Let Them Eat Cake A Sweet Competition

 

The 15th annual Let Them Eat Cake event took place Sunday at the Loews Hotel. 35 of the area’s best pastry chefs competed for the best decorated and most tasty cake. This year, Variety, the Children’s Charity fundraiser’s theme is In the Jungle, so let’s not monkey around and see what they created.

Competition

The judges for Let Them Eat cake arrive at the Loews Hotel about 2 hours before the doors open for the guests.

Philadelphia Dance Academy
was on hand to entertain the guests, as was Mole Street Entertainment.


Variety Executive Board – Tangi James-Boone, Maribeth Roman Schmidt, President Of The Board Of Directors at Variety – The Children’s Charity and Jerry Bollenbach, Variety, the Children’s Charity

Amanda Kaewvichien, Executive Pastry Chef at Bank and Bourbon Bourbon.
The fourth annual Bourbon Bash is coming Tuesday, April 17th … get your tickets today!

Chef Amanda creates the most delicious dessert bar for you to enjoy after you dine on the delicious dinner bits from Chef Thomas Harkins

Van Cleve models modeled fashionable wedding gowns and evening wear
Cake was served as slices or in containers like these

Salon Thalia

Best Design winner Masterchef Pastry Shop


Best Themed Unique Cakes

Since 1935, Variety – the Children’s Charity of the Delaware Valley has fulfilled its mission to enrich the lives of children and young adults with intellectual disabilities through social, educational, and vocational programs that nurture independence and self-confidence, and prepare them for life.


If I were the judge I would have picked this for most creative, I love it

Sheila Hess – A huge THANK YOU for recognizing me w/2018 during 🎂🍰 on my bday.What a night! 🎉😉So special presenting award, hosting as Harry Giordano, Marketing director of Variety looks on. ❤📸

Student Winners: Gabriella Messina and Frankie Sangiuliano of The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College


Audience Choice Diane Michelle, Diane Michelle Cakes

Emily Maynard, Wedding Sales Consultant at Bredenbeck’s and Irvin Boyd with Diana Anello, Head Sugar Artist/ Lead Cake Decorator at Bredenbeck’s winning for Best of Show and Best Tasting cake.

Philadelphia

#PCCBuzz Cescaphe Heads to Broad St, Eagles & Tasty Talk

#PCCBuzz Cescaphe Heads to Broad St, Eagles & Tasty Talk

Good Monday morning, it’s time for the #PCCBuzz lots happened this weekend and congrats are in order for a few of our Philadelphia Eagles players, but first we know what’s going in on the corner of Broad & Locust Streets at CAMBRiA hotel & suites Philadelphia ( 219 S. Broad St.)

Tasty Talks

Joining DelFrisco’s Grille  as part of the new Cambria hotel on Broad Street, will be another fabulous Cescaphe event space. No name has been picked out yet for the new space which takes over where the eateries Perch Pub and Varelli’s were located, but I’m sure it will be another fabulous name like other Cescaphe’s other spaces Tendenza, Vie, The Water Works and Cescaphe Event Space.  Philly Mag has a great article on founder Joe Volpe 

The flagship Cambria Hotel will open at Broad and Locust in late March and will feature Attico, the largest roof-top restaurant/bar on the Avenue of the Arts.

The 15-story, 223-room boutique hotel was developed by Pearl Properties and designed by DAS Architects, the City’s foremost hospitality architect. The ground floor of the hotel will be home to a new Del Frisco’s Grille, set to open in October 2018. Look for the new Cescaphe event space to also open in the Fall.


Congrats to Rodney McLeod and Erica Lee on their engagement. He popped the question on 5th Avenue in in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC Friday evening. According to Yahoo news: The Philadelphia Eagles safety Rodney McLeod — who just won his first Super Bowl Championship earlier this month — asked his longtime girlfriend, Erika Lee, to be his wife. Now, they’re both sporting important rings. Head on over to Yahoo for lots of great details on the engagement. Earlier this month, Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz proposed to his girlfriend Maddie.
Jason Kelce had a busy weekend, Saturday he stopped by the Reading Terminal’s 135th Anniversary party and even brought The Eagles Super Bowl Belt. Sunday he headed to 5th Annual Mummers Mardi Gras Parade Sunday in Manayunk. Check out Philly.com for the full story.
On Wednesday I’m speaking at Tasty Talk at one of my favorite Chinese restaurants YangMing. It’s only 20 for lunch and $5 of that goes to the Cancer Support Community of Greater Philadelphia. Buy your tickets online or at the door. I’ll be chatting about how I started PhillyChitChat and the importance of supporting charities.

Plus I’ll be chatting about my years of being a paparazzi in NYC. I have lots of stories of those fun times.

Philadelphia

Old City Fire Statement From THE LITTLE LION & Demolition

Old City Fire Statement From THE LITTLE LION & CITY OF PHILA About Demolition

Good afternoon,

We are very saddened by the news this week about the four alarm fire at the buildings near 3rd and Chestnut Street in Old City District. We represent both Old City District and the large restaurant on that corner, The Little Lion.

Demolition

Below please find an official statement about the fire and the restaurant from the owners of The Little Lion.

OLD CITY FIRE STATEMENT FROM THE LITTLE LION
“As you may know, The Little Lion was affected by the four alarm fire in Old City in the neighboring buildings to us on the Chestnut Street side of our restaurant. Our hearts go out to the numerous neighbors, tenants and visitors that were displaced, as well as to the owners of the pets that lost their lives in the fire.
While the fire itself was in the neighboring buildings, The Little Lion is greatly affected as we share a common wall and various elements of the building with the buildings that contained the fire.
As of this week, The Little Lion will be temporarily closed for an estimate of at least two months. We have not been formally allowed inside the restaurant to access the damage, begin drying out and making repairs. The last information we have is that the buildings near us are also still in a collapse zone.
We had hoped to have more information by the end of the week, but as of now we don’t have more information to offer and we hope to gain access next week. What we do know is that there is significant water damage to at least one if not both of the kitchens, the mezzanine and the basement level. We sustained major water damage to the back half and lower levels of the building – but the final look at damage will happen in the coming days. City and fire officials are focused on the safety and stability of the neighboring properties at the moment, and during that period we are waiting patiently.  Again, we do not have more information and hope to have more updates to share next week.
While we are temporarily closed, we want to take good care of our amazing Little Lion family and staff. We have over 80 employees and we are seeking temporary placements for them at fellow restaurants, bars and other businesses. We have had a number of generous offers and other restaurant leaders are stepping up to help – and we are working day and night to work with them to help our team.
We are thankful to everyone involved in the fire from the fire department, the American Red Cross, city officials, Red Paws and all other agencies involved.
This is definitely not the last roar for The Little Lion – we will be back and be better than ever. We will simply be hibernating for a period of time while we access and make repairs and fix our historic space. We poured our heart and soul into bringing new life to this corner of 3rd and Chestnut – and we have been honored to host thousands each week for dinner, drinks, brunch, anniversary parties, receptions, weddings. We have been so fortunate to share so many memories with our patrons and guests – and we look forward to hosting those occasions in the near future. We aim to try to open in time for Mother’s Day and late spring wedding season, but once we are inside we can give a better sense of timing.
Please stay tuned as we will host a Old City Fire Relief Benefit for The Little Lion employees while they are out of work – we will announce details on Monday. We will also support Red Paws during that event as this fire affected so many companion animals, a cause important to our owners’ and team members’ hearts.
For anyone with temporary positions or wants to help offer our team jobs, please contact me direct at chris@thelittlelionphilly.com or 267-971-9341.
Thank you for all the well wishes, calls and emails. We will start posting updates on social media next week to keep you in the loop – and we will post our fundraiser information at that time. Thank you in advance for your help.
Best,
Chris Younge and Jason Dills,
Owners, The Little Lion
Demolition of Chestnut Street Fire Building to Preserve Historically Significant Cast Iron Façade
Where it says B&B is incorrect, it’s actually a private home. I know the people who live there. I shot a party there before they bought it. Here’s the link to see inside this fabulous space. Sorry pixs are a little dark, I was new at this back then, I had no idea what photoshop was.


PHILADELPHIA – The Department of Licenses and Inspections has announced plans for the demolition of 239 Chestnut Street, where Sunday’s four-alarm fire originated.

In the aftermath of the blaze, L&I had determined that the structure was “imminently dangerous”.  Although the building was almost entirely destroyed in the fire, much of the Chestnut Street façade, while unstable, was still standing. L&I and engineers from the firms Keast & Hood and O’Donnell & Nacarrato have since discovered that original brownstone construction remained beneath the plaster-covered façade. The inspection team concluded, however, that the brownstone is severely deteriorated and could not be salvaged.  The two engineering firms donated their expert services at the request of the Preservation Alliance of Philadelphia.

L&I will salvage the first-floor façade of 239 Chestnut, which — unlike the rest — is made from cast iron poured into molds. In addition, L&I has arranged for Langan, an engineering and consulting firm, to perform a 3D laser survey of the building façade today.

“By fully documenting the structure’s exact dimensions and detailing,” stated L&I Commissioner David Perri, “this survey will be instrumental in informing an appropriate design for reconstruction of 239 Chestnut Street.”

Before 239 Chestnut Street can be demolished, 237 Chestnut, also heavily damaged by the fire, must be stabilized to make the demolition process safer and to avoid further harm to its structure. The owner of 237 Chestnut St. has begun preparing the building for the necessary shoring work.

Demolition of 239 Chestnut is expected to begin during the week of February 26th and will likely take at least a week to complete.

Chestnut between S. Bank and S. 4th Streets; Elbow Lane between S. Bank and S. 3rd Streets; S. Bank between Elbow Lane and Chestnut Street; and S. 3rd St between Elbow Lane and Walnut Street will remain closed to traffic at this time. Additional temporary road closures may become necessary during the demolition process to allow for movement of heavy equipment.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Philadelphia

#PCCBUZZ Restaurant Week, Philly Fashion Week, Food Stories & Tidbits

Good Friday – Let’s check out what’s happening around town including a bit of gossip.

Restaurant
Philly Fashion Week is happening right now. The kick off was on Wednesday night; last night there was a fashion show at Century 21 hosted by Melissa Magee, 6ABC.
Thanks to Marissa Reale for these shots.

Last night I saw that Dilworth Park has new lighted seats that change color.


Sunday is the last day for you to skate at Rothman Ice Rink as it’s closing for the season.


But don’t fret Center City District is readying Dilworth Park for the nest season of fun, I noticed they’ve installed these cool lighted seats. They flash different colors too for making it that more festive.


I don’t know about you this past weeks taste of summer had me heading to the Philly Zoo. I even bought a membership. They start at $85 and admits you and a guest, plus you get free parking.
BTW did you notice the “Lateran” is lit on top of the Comcast Technology Center
Panda Express is now open at 10th & Market Streets
BTW over in the UK KFC had a problem with their new delivery service and many of their stores ran out of the main course – chicken.
This week they took advertisements out in the paper publishing the above photo. I think they’re pretty cool.
BTW A local chef told me there’s a shortage of bananas and humus in our neck of the woods.

Speaking of Food….
Beet Salad from Paradiso

Two of Philadelphia’s most anticipated restaurant weeks makes it return next week!


Will Shaw, executive chef Barcelona
East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District presents East Passyunk Restaurant Week from February 26th to March 9th. The twelve-day dining event will feature 26 award-winning restaurants firing up special three-course lunch and dinner menus for special prices of $15, $25 or $35. New and notable restaurants and chefs this year will include:
* Barcelona Wine Bar – This wine and tapas hot spot will make its debut grand debut
* Pistola’s Del Sur – The restaurant and bar at the Gateway to the Avenue will make its debut
* Chhaya Cafe – Opening special hours for dinner service with a pop-up Southern Sunday Supper concept, the entire menu was created special for East Passyunk Restaurant Week
* ITV – Top Chef Nicholas Elmi’s second location on the Avenue (next to Laurel) will make its debut with a full special menu created just for East Passyunk Restaurant Week
* Birra – Featuring a menu by one of the Avenue’s newest chefs, Ciro Lubrano Lavadera

Plus Chestnut Hill Restaurant Week starts on Sunday, February 25th! Participating Chestnut Hill restaurants will offer a dinner dining experience for $35. Come find your favorite from global cuisine, comfort food, BYOB, and more.  https://chestnuthillpa.com/restaurant-week-chestnut-hill/

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Glamsino Royale Enjoyed another Sold Out Gala Plus Best Dressed

Glamsino Royale Enjoyed another Sold Out Gala
Royale
Shakira O’Neil and Preference Butler
Glamsino Royale: Diamonds Are Forever. In grand 007 fashion, Action Wellness and Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia invited guests to “dust off your best jewels and ready your card-playing skills.”
Guests enjoyed fancy cocktails and bites while playing classic casino games and dancing to jams spun by the popular DJ Sharyn Stone. All proceeds go to benefiting Action Wellness.

Donald Carter was there still wearing his Mardis Gras beads from earlier in the week
Stella Doro, Tess Tickle and Maddy Milan dress in their winter shimmery best
Kevin Burns, Executive director at Action Wellness, a nonprofit dedicated to helping people living with chronic illness in the Philadelphia area and Carol Watson, General Manager at Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

Royale
Joanie Sweeney, West Laurel Hill Cemetery Chip Alfred, Philadelphia FIGHT and Deborah Cassidy, West Laurel Hill Cemetery


There was a contest for best dressed
Megan Fife
Nelly Arnold and Chris Bryan


Michael Toklish
Best Bond

Tess Tickle, Messapotamia and Maddy Milan


David Alexander Jenkins
Phillip and Rose Pacey
Linda Phillips
DJ Sharyn Stone

Guests changed their winnings into raffle tickets


Thanks for the donations

Act II Playhouse
AIDS Fund GayBINGO
Bella Turka
Cut Hair Salon
Electric Factory
ESM Productions
Iron Hill Brewery
Kiehl’s
Manatawny Still Works
One Liberty Observation Deck
Painting with a Twist
Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
Rescue Spa Philadelphia
Stateside Urbancraft Vodka
The Pleasure Chest
The Sporting Club at the Bellevue
The Toasted Walnut
The Wilma Theater
Urban Axes
Yards Brewing Company

Raffle items were restaurant gift cards, experiences and spirits


But the big winner was raising funds for Action Wellness. Congrats to another successful year of fun and fundraising!!
Thanks to Andre Flewellen for shooting this event!!

For additional photos of Glamsino’s guests head on over to Philly Style Magazine

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Save A Life Gala 2018 Honoring Eddie Tully – 3/9/18

Save A Life Gala 2018 Honoring Eddie Tully – 3/9/18

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, develops suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provides support for those affected by suicide. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states with programs and events nationwide.

The Philadelphia Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
honors an individual making a difference and saving lives in the community at its annual
Save a Life Gala. This year, AFSP names Eddie Tully as its Lifesaver of the Year, a
humanitarian award created in memory of Anthony Siciliano. Siciliano was a young man
who championed the underdog and helped others find their way in the darkness.
Tully, a native of South Philadelphia, lost his brother Chris to suicide in 2015. Since then,
he has supported anti-bullying programs in Philadelphia and most recently launched a
suicide prevention social media campaign designed to educate people on ASFP’s
programs.
Past Life Saver of the Year Award recipients include Philadelphia Paparazzo HughE Dillon
and national suicide prevention advocate Kevin Hines.

Purchase tickets online at www.afsp.org/phillygala

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Tuesday ToDo: Jordan Matthews, Village People Sing, Fashion Events

It’s Tuesday, I forgot a few ChitChat items yesterday and thought I’d do another column today. Plus added a few Tuesday – ToDo listing events that are upcoming.

Matthews
Congrats to former Eagles player Jordan Matthews and his new wife Cheyna Matthews (an American soccer player who plays as a forward for Washington Spirit in the NWSL) on their wedding, which took place in Nashville this past weekend.
A few of Jordan’s former Eagles teammates Trey Burton, Zach Ertz, Jordan Hicks, and Chris Maragos headed out to celebrate the new couple.


Congrats to Rocky on his new baby sister who will arrive in July. Larry Bradley and Kristin Huxta Bradley are pretty excited too. Kristin is Director of Communications, East for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, and used to be a Cashman girl a few years back.


Thanks to Schulson Collection for their generous donation to Komen Philadelphia. In October they sold a cocktail in to raise funds in the name of fighting breast cancer, called “Pink Lady”. Michael Schulson and Nina Tinari Schulson hosted a luncheon for leaders, and volunteers of Komen Philadelphia at Double Knot last week to present the check.


The venerable Joan Sheep boutique is hosting their annual Women of Style & Substance celebration tomorrow night. Fashionistas, business leaders and trail blazing women will be honored at the annual event, which is open to the public.

 


Speaking of fashion, it’s that time again for the Philly Fashion Week to kick off a series of the most talented Philadelphia fashionable designers in Philly. The first event is 8PM Wednesday with the Lux Street Wear Show at 2300 Arena , 2300 S Swanson St., Philadelphia, PA 19148. Check out the website for more info. Philly Fashion Week


Our Night Out, a fun LGBTQ networking event is next Tuesday at Cinder 1500 Locust Street. Enjoy lite bites, and a cash bar while meeting a greeting with new friends.

 


Did you get your tickets yet for the Philly Flower Show. Don’t forget to dance the night away at  Flowers after Hours with the Village People and DJ Robert Drake on Saturday March 3.

Philadelphia

ChitChat: Nonna Appearance, Sweet Hearts Ball, Carson Wentz & Eagles Fans

Happy Presidents Day. Now I know:

Is there an apostrophe in Presidents Day?
Some people prefer there to be no apostrophe, Presidents Day, arguing that the day is for presidents but not belonging to them. Some people prefer the apostrophe before the “s,” President’s Day, arguing that since the official holiday is Washington’s Birthday clearly there is only a single president in mind.

Nonna
Let’s see what’s happening around town….


Friday Mike “Rupert” Moore, GM of Choppers Hatchet House of Cherry Hill,  ran into Carson Wentz at the PHL Airport, on his way to the National Axe Throwing Championships, which took place on Sunday in BATL-Toronto East.Tickets for Carwon Wentz’ celebrity softball charity game just went on sale last week. It takes place at Citizen Bank on June 1. Tickets are now on sale for the Foundation Charity Softball Get your tickets at


Speaking of great guys, an Eagles fan lost his wallet celebrating the Eagles winning the Super Bowl a week ago. Another super Eagles fan found the wallet, mailed it back priority, insured to the owner of the wallet – anonymously, fully intact.

Nonna
Friday, Mike and I headed to the The Louis Bluver Theater Drake to see Inis Nua Theatre Company  presents Alan Harris’ Love, Lies and Taxidermy  Directed by Tom Reing From Wales making it’s American Premiere. The acting was amazing, the staging was creative, the story was a snippet of life, dating and an ice cream truck.


On Saturday I stopped by James Philadelphia Restaurant to shoot a few new dishes from their new brunch menu, before heading to Joan Shepp’s for

Brunch at James Philadelphia every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm and enjoy $5 Mimosas, $5 Bloody Mary, or $25 Bottles of Champagne! make your reservation here: http://jamesphiladelphia.com/


For the book launch party for Nonna Makes a Salad held at the Rittenhouse boutique Joan Shepp.

Written by Hunter Fike, Illustrated by Denise Fike and Published by Eddie Keels

The party featured readings every half-hour, Cupcakes by Ruth and family friendly snacks, and fashion illustrations by Denise Fike – PS Nonna. Best of all, you can pick up a signed copy of the new book to take home and enjoy over and over, and 10 percent of all sales benefit the Ronald McDonald House. Check out Philly Family Magazine for a great story on Nonna Makes a Salad.

Last week, on the eve of Valentine’s Day, February 13, 2018, Shop Sixty Five hosted a Valentine’s Day shopping event at their Rittenhouse location. Guests enjoyed complimentary cocktails, lite hors d’oeuvres, and music provided by DJ Adam Rush. Ten percent of all proceeds were donated to the Nicoletti Kidney Transplant Center at Jefferson University Hospital.

Photography by Al B For Photography See more photos from this event at Philly Style Magazine

The Children’s Heart Foundation held their annual Sweet Hearts Ball last week at Vie, the sold out event raised $177,000 for congenital heart defect research

The CHOP Cardiac Center doctors and support staff at the Sweet Hearts Ball
Next big fundraiser for CHOP happens at Valley Forge Casino on February 24, 2018
Cheers for CHOP is hosted by the Friends of CHOP


Author, noted jazz drummer and vocalist Bruce Klauber will sign copies of his critically acclaimed new book, “Reminiscing in Tempo: Farewell and Recollections of Showbiz, Jazz and Drums,” at Head House Books, 619 South Second Street in the Old City section of Philadelphia on Sunday, February 25 at 5:00pm. For more information, call Head House Books at 215-923-9525, email sales@headhousebooks.com, or visit Head House on the web at www.headhousebooks.com.


See you back here tomorrow for ToDo Tuesday, a list of upcoming events, plus the latest exciting party I’ve shot.

Philadelphia

Friday Chit Chat: Larry Kane Disapproves of Jason Kelce , Glass Movie

Friday Chit Chat: Larry Kane Disapproves of Jason Kelce Paddle Boards Plus more Philly Chit Chat


M Night Shyamalan Glass production has come back into town to film a few scenes. This week they took over Parc Restaurant in Rittenhouse Square where they filmed for two days. One day was strictly inside, and on Thursday they filmed scenes with extras walking along the sidewalk giving the background life. Casting for these scenes are being done by Heery Loftus Casting.

Next up for Heery Loftus Casting they’re looking for athletic young actors for a new film. “The Nomads.” “The Nomads” is based on a true story aout an inner city HS rugby team. Looking for young men , age 18-20, all ethnicities, union or non-union. These are LEADING ROLES- ideally, looking for guys who have played HS football or rugby. All roles are PAID positions. Shooting will be in the PHILADELPHIA area, beginning in Mid- April 2018.

And I’ve already mentioned that Creed 2 will begin filming in later March


Sweet memories Nelson Agholor brought his Eagles teammates to PDQ Fresh Food to celebrate their Super Bowl Win.


Larry Kane didn’t F’ing agree with Jason Kelce’s speech speech last week. I think Larry and the sports commentary in NYC are in the minority. Sometimes sh*t has to be said to get the point across, and Jason connected with real Philly


Speaking of the Super Bowl Parade last Thursday Jason Kelce wore a mummers outfit to the Eagles Super Bowl Parade last Thursday


This week Jason Kelce wore swimming trunks while visiting former Eagles teammate Connor Barwin at his home in Mailibu. Connor’s wife Laura Barwin posted this photo on Instagram Stories on Valentine’s Day.

Lamar Odom was in town this week for a funeral. He stopped by La Salle on Tuesday to give sage advice to the young college basketball players. Later in the evening he had dinner at Del Frisco’s


The next night, Valentine’s Day, Alex Holley caught this lucky couple’s engagement. She said YES!!


There was another engagement on Thursday night on the steps at Del Frisco


Congrats to Christina Sioutis as  Paul Egonopoulos popped the question at the Philly Heliport! It was after a gorgeous sunset helicopter ride. We went everywhere we went on our first date afterwards (nineteen, opa, and ended with a big surprise party at the Ritz with all our family and friends) so fun!! Looking forward to a big Greek wedding in October. 🇬🇷😁


Hope to see you tomorrow at Joan Shepp’s for a meet and greet with Hunter Fike, Denise Fike and Eddie Keels and their new book – “Nonna Makes a Salad,”

‘Nonna Makes a Salad’ Book Launch at Joan Shepp

February 17, noon — 4 pm

1811 Chestnut St., Philadelphia

 

Come for the debut of this super stylish and imaginative book created by local author Hunter Fike, local artist Denise Fike, and Philly Current publisher Eddie Keels. The party will feature readings, a fun family photo booth, light bites, and live one-of-a-kind fashion illustrations by Denise Fike. Best of all you can pick up a signed copy of the new book to take home and enjoy over and over!