HughE Around Town: Tommy Lee; Alicia Vitarelli Miracle, NBC10 Traffic Bae’s Reunion & More PhillyGossip

HughE Around Town:: Tommy Lee; Alicia Vitarelli Miracle, Anchor Bae and Friends Reunion

Happy New Year, hard to believe that 2018 is over already. So much happening this year. Monday I will have the PhillyChitChat 2018 wrap up post, but today let’s get to the
last of HughE Around Town a weekly column about people, places and celebrity sightings around town. Thanks to all those who send me tip
and pixs to create this column, and those who let me re-post their shots.

Rocker Tommy Lee , Motley Crew drummer, was in town over the Christmas holiday. Saturday night he was spotted @michaelschulson’s newest restaurant Giuseppe & Sons, which has been getting rave reviews; Sunday night he was at the @ritzcarltonphiladelphia snacking on @aqimero fare and posing with fans in the lounge. He also took a photo of himself in the shoe shine chair, where President Obama, then Senator Obama famously got his shoes shined a decade ago. On Christmas Eve Tommy Lee dined Estia restaurant with his girlfriend Brittany Furlan , who grew up in Perkasie, Pa.,
and her family. Here he’s at Estia posing with 📸Corey the waiter.

Reunited and it feels so good: former NBC10 traffic bae’s Erin Como and Jillian Mele dined with current NBC10 traffic bae – Jessica Boyington at Spice Finch Saturday night. Erin tells me Spice Finch was amazing, and the food was delish. Before dinner at Chef Jennifer Carroll and Billy Riddle’s 3 bell eatery as reviewed by Craig LaBan,   the trio enjoyed a cocktail and reminisced at Rouge one last time before it undergoes a major renovation for the next few months.
Miracle of Christmas according to Alicia Vitarelli

Let me tell you a story about angels. This morning I was running around. Multitasking. My usual MO. It wasn’t until a few minutes before my friend and her daughter arrived at our home that I realized I couldn’t find my grandmother’s wedding band. She got married with this band and gave it to me for my wedding. It’s the one material thing I couldn’t possibly replace. I rarely take it off. I remained calm, assuming it had slipped into a strange place. A few hours later…after the washer and dryer had been removed to search, the garbage picked through…my friend sent this text. It was in their Christmas gift. I had wrapped it in silver tissue paper. The bag, about to be recycled — across the bridge in NJ!!!Thank you, Samantha Pino Meloni for reminding me of angels on earth. And thank you, Grandma Marie for keeping watch from above. That was a close one ❤️😇

– May I Suggest A Ring Guard?

Friday night Councilman Curtis Jones had his annual Blackout Party. I was unable to make it as my sister was in town, but you’ll be able to catch up with all the doings on
James Dougherty, Jr.’s site YC’s News

Spotted at the party was Congressman Bob Brady, St. Sen. Sharif Street (he’s been making the party rounds – last week he was at Vince Fumo’s annual Christmas Party and PGN Publisher’s Mark Segal soiree); Rhonda Willingham Founder & CEO of @Menzfit, Paul Smith, Council President Darrell Clarke, Councilwomen Blondell Reynolds Brown, Theresa Brunson, Candidate for Phila. Court of Common Pleas Judge In May 2019 and many more dignitaries. Check out James Dougherty, Jr.’s site YC’s News for more photos and stories next week.

I had a great weekend with my niece, nephews and sister Crista this weekend. We couldn’t have Christmas in Charlotte this year like we normally do, so they came up to visit us. I took them to my favorite spot – Franklin Square’s Electricle Spectacle. It’s really a gem, and now has a warming tent that serves cocktails, smores and hot chocolate. There’s also fire pits in the nearby beer garden.


Congrats to Gabriela Andrea Guaracao and Matthew Fontana on their wedding this past weekend. Such great love from friends and family who
flew to Columbia for the wedding.

Speaking of weddings, Happy Anniversary to the invincible couple Vince and Janet Papale who celebrated with friends at Capital Grille over the weekend.

Now that I was around for the weekend, I got to go to parties I don’t normally make. Christmas Eve I was in my old neighborhood of Cherry Hill attending the Rykiels’s
Christmas Eve open house. Last night I went to my friend Lee Ann and Rick’s Open House, that’s Lee Ann there as Cindy Lou and me with my Frosty the Snowman Top Hat.

Friday night I visited with the Debbie & Chuck Leiber in Ventnor to celebrate Chuck Leiber’s 80th Birthday. Here I’m with one of my oldest
friends, and I mean that sincerely, he’s older than I am, Butch Leiber. We met in 1989 on New Year’s Eve at Woody’s.

So long best City Hall Christmas Tree ever. Who ever thought of the snowflakes on the building was genius. Plus the City Hall light show on the West side was such a treat. Philly has come a long way to celebrating Philly. Thanks!!

What are you doing on New Year’s Eve. How about trying your luck at Parx Casino, dinner at Del Frisco’s then heading to Stratus Lounge to ring in the New Year!!. I’ll be at Stratus Lounge Between 1130 and 130am. Hope to see you there!! Wait check back on Monday for my year end wrap up….have a great day.