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#FourSeasonsPopDown Philly Party

#FourSeasonsPopDown Philly Party

#FourSeasonsPopDown Philly Party took place last night at Bok Bar in South Philly. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect when I received the invite in June, but I had planned to attend. Then Philly Fall Social Season started after Labor Day, and this past weekend I photographed 11 events. I realized Pop Down, was just a Pop Dream for me and I’d have to miss it to try and catch up on my work.
So thanks to Sheila Hess for sending a few my way, I hear it was a hot party.


Everyone I knew was there, it really was an amazing event and beautifully decorated.
It was a celebration of the future Four Seasons Hotel, scheduled to open in 2019
Sharon Pinkenson and Mike Jerrick were there, as were many local reporters and anchors.
This week the movie 17 Bridges with Chadwick Boseman, has started filming in Philly. On Monday it was filming inside a building on 16th and Arch, and yesterday and
today it’s near 3rd and Wood in Old City. As I mentioned I’m slammed with work and haven’t been able to go out and capture the film, which I hear had over 100 extras dressed as NYC cops as background yesterday.
Are you ready to party? has taken over an old high school-turned rooftop bar () and filled it with masters of their craft: Chef , floral artist & many more.
Spotted among the plants was Nicole Michalik, Matthew Ray, Ben Simmons, Michael Braunstein, Alexander Hankins, Leah Kauffman, Kenneth Hilario, Yocasta Lora, Dr. Jen Caudle, Davida Janae, Alex and Mike  – both sets, Jason D. Bloom, M.D.
Brittney Shipp, and so many more who enjoyed the event of the season as Matt Ray tells me.
who has the best video of the evening.
Alissa Frederico, Alex Holley (condolences on her great grandmother passing away), Sheila Hess and DJ Jazzy Jeff
who was spinning at the hot party, on the same day his musical partner Will Smith celebrated his 50th birthday by bungee jumping.


Spectacular tent
Sheila Hess and the best dressed couple in Philly – Brandon Morrison and Stacey Kracher.
Check out where Brandon was on Saturday in my CBSPhilly columnAnother spectacular party I shot this week was the Walnut Club honors Gloria Allred. At it’s completion the founders, Gloria and Marilyn Russell
danced on stage to Laura Brannigan’s Gloria – The Philly Voice

A few more parties I photographed last week
Philly Style

And then yesterday if you tried to come into PhillyChitChat, we were off the air as the Alicia DiMichele wedding photos were very popular with her fans from around the world. Bluehost, my server, told me PCC was overwhelmed with 1ks hits an hour. In the end I had to have Alicia delete all references to my blog, and when it finally went live again I had a record 10ks hits for only being “live” for 7 hrs yesterday. So you can imagine yesterday was a fairly stressful day, and I needed a chillaxing night. Check out the wedding ceremony held at DILWORTH Park TODAY, but not all at once

The view from my balcony last night – I hope they keep the Lateran lit going forward.

Cheers to the Four Seasons soon to open at the top of the Comcast Center.
What a nice party to celebrate their future.