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Derby Day at West Laurel Hill, NRG Gives and Links to Parties We Shot This Week

It’s a soggy Sunday, but there are still fun things to do: Of course watch the Sixers at the myriad of fun spots throughout the City. I usually like to watch it at home where it’s perfectly acceptable to yell at the TV, but other fun spots are Fox & The Hound, Xfinity Live, James Restaurant; Today though I’m heading to Parx Casino today cause they have so many TV screens, and then there’s those slot machines I like.


The 7th Annual Kentucky Derby Party, which was held yesterday, May 4! This year’s festivities include delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, dessert by Cupcakes by Ruth, live music, horse and carriage rides, fashion illustrations by Denise Fike, photo booth, raffles and more! Of course we’ll be watching the races on the big screen Photo: Brian Gambescia


The three holding the check are  Mike Starck, Vice-President and General Manager of NRG Retail East division , Brett Guerin, who’s son participates and  Scott Otterbein, manager of Special Olympics Montgomery County , Coach Bridgette White

NRG surprised Special Olympics Montgomery County today with a $100,000 check, the top donation in the company’s spring NRG Gives campaign. The nonprofit, which is the local chapter of the international organization, conducts training and Olympic-styled competitions in 18 sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities, or significant developmental disabilities, at various venues within the county, received the most votes in the week-long, public voting event. Also competing in the online voting competition were Family Strong 4 ALS Foundation who received a $20,000 donation, and Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia receiving $10,000.

The following are links to parties I or my team photographed this week. Additional photos and stories may appear on PhillyChitChat in the coming days, so don’t fret if you don’t see you. I try and list details for each event here, as well as the PR/Publicist. If it’s not listed that means it was in house.

Were you at the Juvenile Law Gala

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Men’s Health Event – Philly Style and CBS Philly

The Mud Gala – CBSPhilly and Philly Style Mag PR: En Route Marketing

The Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter School CBSPhilly and Philly Style Magazine

The AVA Benefactor Party catered by Catering By Design and Garnish. Tickets are still available for their gala May 11 at the Barnes. Philly Style

Design and Wine at AKA shot by PhillyChitChat Team Shooter Talya Hailey.
Later this week I will show you the shots of the renovated rooms here on PhillyChitChat. They’re nice. I took a tour last week. PR: Cashman & Assocs.

2019 Chair Affair Pathways To Housing Party CBSPhilly and PhillyStyleMagazine
Event Producer: Katie Everett
Founder & CEO of Philly Gives

Fashion Influencer, Alisa Frederico of Dressing Jane hosted a fashion show of the latest spring styles at Bloomingdales, Willow Grove. Philly Style Magazine

Thanks to Mike Hirata for shooting Sofitel’s Luxury Re Imagined Party. More photos to come on Philly Chit Chat this week.

Stratus Lounge Spring Awakening Party Philly Voice and CBSPhilly