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Today: Dim Sum House’s Grand Opening in Rittenhouse With Free Food

Today: Dim Sum House‘s Grand Opening in Rittenhouse With Free Food. Jane Guo (above) and Jackson Fu announce the grand opening of Dim Sum House by Jane G’s TODAY February 20, 2020, at 1930 Chestnut Street, at 11:30am. The mother-son duo will bring all-day, every-day dim sum in two styles to Rittenhouse Square. On top of Shanghai and Cantonese dim sum, Dim Sum House in Rittenhouse will also feature dishes from the Jiang Nan region of China including noodles, entrees, fried rice and soups.

For its grand opening, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm, dine-in guests will celebrate with a complimentary order of Scallion Pancakes per table. From 5:00pm to 7:00pm, dine-in guests will enjoy a complimentary order of Dan Dan Noodles per table.

Dim Sum House will test a brand-new ordering system at the dining room tables. With each seating, guests will be able to place their orders for dim sum favorites on a checklist they can hand off and update with their server as their experience progresses. This is especially useful for large groups. Look for this system to debut in University City later this winter.

Dim Sum House in Rittenhouse will launch seven day a week happy hour later this winter. For lunch specials, guests can enjoy a $13 lunch featuring a choice of soup (Hot & Sour or Wonton) with a choice of one of 20 entrees, and a side of rice (White, Brown, and Fried).

CreateXChange Hosts Pauline Brown and Daymond John is scheduled

CreateXChange hosted another exciting event this time with it was co-produced with Haworth Inc. and featured Pauline Brown, long time leader 💪 in the luxury 💵goods sector and former Chairman of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton North America! Pauline spoke about her new book 📖, Aesthetic Intelligence: Enhance Your Brand, Improve Productivity ✍️and solidify workplace culture. She taught us that 85% of people today buy a particular product 🕶👞🥣because of how it makes them FEEL. We learned the importance of relationships, experiences, memories and much more. Pauline sent us a great testimonial, 👉”I’m most impressed with the breadth, depth and creativity of the community you’re building in Philly.” – Pauline Brown

Ciro Monti – Senior Haworth Collection Business Development Manager, Bela Shehu of NINObrand , Pauline Brown and Karin Copeland – Founder CEO – CreateXChange

Colleen Wyse, Sharon Pinkenson and Hope Cohen

Thanks Andre Flewellen for shooting this event.

The next exciting CreateXChange event is with Shark Tank’s Daymond John. 👉Join us for a 🌎 world class event with Daymond John, Founder, President, and CEO of Fubu, ⭐️ Star of 🦈 ABC’s Shark Tank, and Bestselling 📚 Author! Daymond will discuss his latest book, “Powershift: Transform Any Situation, Close Any Deal, and Achieve Any Outcome,” by 🏋️‍♀️mastering the 👉 three prongs of #influence, #negotiation, and #relationships. Daymond will be interviewed by William Toms of Rec Philly, Sally Guzik of Cambridge Innovation Center, and our very own CEO and Founder, Karin Copeland! Register below:

For a great recap of the event check out DesignPhilly’s article.


One Last Galantine Party of the Year

On January 30, 2020, Lynsie Solomon of Lynsie Blair Inc teamed up with Bravado co-owners Jennifer Rossi and Pamela Caruso who specialize in personal styling and personal shopping to celebrate Galentine’s 2020 with their fabulous clients, friends, and family at The Residence at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia.

Alondra Anaya, Gabrielle Ochoco, Davida Janae, and Miguel Martinez-Valle
The Color Room is opening soon.
Dani Maiale, Alexa McGrath, Kelsey Germano, Sabine Scoleri and Audriana Rossano
Dr. Adaeze Chikwem, Julia Allmond, Sabrina Cwenar, and Kelsey Hillier
Thanks to ChitChat Team Member Andre Flewellen for shooting this

Dani Maiale, Alexa McGrath, Kelsey Germano, Sabine Scoleri, and Audriana Rossano


What did Philly Do on VDay, including Kate Winslet

Happy Valentine’s Day Weekend. More than ever this year my timeline was filled with happy celebrations of our friends and neighbors celebrated the holiday, with friends, their significant others and family. Let’s check some folks out.

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Seriously the cutest baby in Philly. Azuri Elizabeth has grown accustom to her moms weekly, nearly daily photo shoots. Azuri’s name is a combination of her grandfather on dad’s sides name, and grandmother on mom’s side name. Follow along to see her grow into the beautiful women her mom is. azuri.elizabeth


Emily and Matt enjoyed a romantic dinner at Parc last night, and just a few tables away was Kate Winslet, her hubby Ed and their two kids enjoying Valentine’s Day at Parc restaurant.

After the first tip came in I started doing a search to see if I could find more info, and or photos. I found the above and I LOL, and shared it with my readers. This is a national site and I love how they featured our Parc on it.

Creeping to see if I see Kate Winslet and family in the background of these photos. What did they eat I wonder, they’re all vegetarians, and Ed Smith, her husband is a Vegan.

Years ago their was a poster of Philly doors. I never tire of seeing them.

Lovely idea

While dining at McGillin’s yesterday a newly married couple came in to have their photos taken with the owners, seems they met there. They declined to be interviewed, but they were smitten and very happy. Check out a fun article at the Inky about the match making skills at the famed ale house.

We stayed in and enjoyed our traditional seafood dinner and chocolate covered pretzels. (I didn’t partake as I had dined earlier with a BFF), watched movies and was asleep by 11pm. Ahhh bliss after 25 years!! Hope you all had a fantastic VDay, and continue with a great weekend.


PhillyGossip: Bendall Has A Date; Kate Winslet Gives Good Face, V-Day Fun

Hey there Thursday, only one more day until frigid cold Friday and St. Valentine’s Day.

I’ll be heading to advertiser, and deliciousness Pinefish at 12th and Pine for my Vday dinner. It’s been too long since I went last but I’ve been jonesing for it.

Last night I was at Slice Pizza in South Philly learning how to create the perfect heart shaped pie. This one is not mine, mine didn’t perform well as it seems that I put too much cheese on it and it didn’t bake right. I’ll keep my day job. Marlo Dilks, co-owner of Slice with husband Jason, tells me you can order ahead, or call up tomorrow and they will deliver you or your loved one a heart shaped pizza. Yesterday on Twitter I asked what do they do with the dough not used in the heart shaped pizza? Marlo tells me they make garlic knots. Now that sounds delicious too!

Speaking of date night, last night Sixers Ben Simmons and girlfriend Kendall Jenner were spotted at Wm. Mulherin’s Sons 1355 N Front St. around 8PM last night. They were spotted by many, bothered by none, but someone was kind enough to send this photo to me and I appreciate it. I hear they enjoyed Francobolli Black Truffle, a Double Margherita Pizza, Ravioloa and a bottle of GL Riscossa Barbera.

Kate Winslet stopped by Vanity Salon on Walnut Street earlier this week to get her face made up pretty by Marlene. While I was away she and her husband dined at Vedge with a few friends. This week Mare of Easton is filming in Aston, Pa.

Buy Persian & Oriental Rugs from Roy’s Rugs! Conveniently located in Historic Mt. Airy. A short distance from Center City and the entire Main Line.

Congrats to NOTO on their 3rd anniversary. They have a stellar line up to celebrate this weekend.

Here’s your chance to be seen by a large, engaged audience. East Passyunk is looking for entertainers for their various outdoor events.

If your in the market for a new home, check out an Open House this weekend at 1549 S Bailey this weekend on Saturday 12-2


Celebrate Valentine’s Day at LOVE PARK & Buy A Granite Keepsake

Love, exciting and new
Come aboard. we’re expecting you.
Love, life’s sweetest reward. The theme of the Love Boat always plays in my head when I pass through Love Park. I always stop and shoot the iconic art work, as well as capture happy folks posing with the Robert Indiana sculpture. (I love Love Park’s new branding logo. This was clever.)

Recently the beloved park added a visitors gift shop on site for the purchase of LOVE keepsakes. here you will find the much in demand LOVE Park granite keepsakes (center pix I took back in December) on sale at the LOVE Park Gift Shop!

The beautiful keepsakes were cut from the original LOVE Park granite and are available for purchase at LOVE Park in the Gift Shop, housed in the bright red restored shipping container located near the 16th & Arch side of the park. These keepsakes make a great gift for Valentine’s Day, or for anyone trying to share a little love with a fan of Philly’s favorite park. We also have t-shirts, mugs, hats, onesies, magnets, and other LOVE Park items for sale there as well! The Gift Shop will be open 6am-5pm on Valentine’s Day, and 11am-5pm the day before, on 2/13. It’s open on a weather-dependent basis, really if the temperature is above 50 degrees, from 11-5 daily, and regular hours will likely be 11-7pm 7 days a week starting April 1 and please feel free to message us on Instagram @loveparkphilly for any questions you may have!

On Friday at Love Park: Power 99 FM, Philadelphia’s Hip Hop and R&B, will celebrate Valentine’s Day in style by hosting a “Rise & Get Married with Rise & Grind” wedding ceremony. Power 99’s “Rise & Grind Morning Show” will marry three couples at Philadelphia’s iconic LOVE sculpture on February 14, following a live station broadcast from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and will be sponsored by Philadelphia’s Department of Parks & Recreation and Fairmount Park Conservancy.

The morning show hosts, Mikey Dredd, Mutha Knows and Roxy Romeo will each be ordained as ministers to officiate the ceremony and select the three lucky couples. (More Info on event here)

One more thing. This I Heart Philly exhibit was supposed to be temporary but it was so popular that Love Park has made it permanent. It’s not in place right now as they sent it out to be fortified and beautified. It wasn’t built to be permanent, as I mentioned, so it wasn’t made of the material that could sustain thousands of people touching it, hugging it and standing on it. It will return in time for the warm weather, which according to Phil is going to be in 4 more weeks. Then we can all love it once again. See you on Friday at Love Park. Check out Love Park’s FB Page Here!!


Ryan and Krystal Howard list luxury condo For Sale

Ryan Howard has been in the news recently as he’s returning to the Phillies during Spring Training to serve as guest instructor. Too bad he sold his palatial waterfront estate in nearby Tampa last year. You know the one, with the moat surrounding the house. I remember a decade ago when we were all chiding him about it online.

The All-Star first baseman’s castle, er home featured 19,000 square feet of interior living space, eight bedrooms, seven bathrooms, four additional powder rooms, panic room, secure art room, a man cave and a Napa Valley-inspired wine room.

There was also a bowling alley, chef’s kitchen, fitness center, sauna, game room with bar, custom home theater, library, and an eight-car garage. Basically a dream home to get lost in. (They sold the house for an area record $16.5 million)

I’m not sure how much time Ryan and Krystal spent down there because shortly after his retirement in 2016, the 40-year-old began a partnership with SeventySix Capital, a sports tech venture capitalist fund headquartered in Conshohocken. The couple also held on to their Center 1706 Condo, where his neighbors would often see his growing family.

Now comes word that The Big Piece has listed his condo at 1706 Rittenhouse for sale for a whopping $6.495 million.

1706 Rittenhouse, boasts 31 full-floor residences. Howard’s unit spans the 24th floor, with four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in 4,166 square feet.

Perhaps they want to head back to Blue Bell, closer to Krystal’s family and where they sold a former home for a record amount of money in 2016. (Philly Voice)

As for getting a record price for his 1706 Condo, there are a few more for sale in Center City which are priced higher than his: 500 Walnut Street for $6.975 million and 1911 Walnut Street for $ 25 million. Here’s the information on The Howard’s 1706 Condo. If you’re looking for a reasonably priced home for your family check out my advertiser Re/Max Agent Maria Quattrone.


Fabulous Fashion at the Philly Auto Show

As you know I was away for the past two weeks, missing the Philly Auto Show 2020, but I woke up to a timeline full of fun with so many of my friends enjoying the evening which benefits: Department of Nursing at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Welcome to Instagram Sharie Williams!!

The lovely ladies of 6ABC

Jordan Parenti, Visit Philly, Sheila Hess, City Rep, Matthew Ray, Chatterblast, and CONGRATS!! to Mayor Jim Kenny and his lovely fiance Letty Santarelli who is wearing her sparkling engagement ring.

It’s great to see Fox 29’s Jenn Frederick out and about with her gang of girls.

The Crew

Happy birthday to you two!!

It was a family affair

Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect.

It was all for a good cause as well!! See you next year Philly Auto Show!!


A Message From HughE Dillon and a few Photos

I always think I’m going to have a lot of time to do posts beforehand, but as long as I’ve been doing the PhillyChitChat blog I never post more than a day or two before. I like to be fresh, which makes me miss posting a lot too as I have a lot of outlets to feed. I’m on vacation, I’m on a boat Hi Mexico, please don’t kidnap me, I didn’t get internet cause it’s frustrating. So I won’t be posting for the rest of the week. Thanks for reading me, I know there are so many of you as I run into you, your write me etc. Do follow me on Social Media, I do post a dozen times a day there, and although it’s not my baby like this blog which means so much to be, as you do, it’s quicker and very fresh as most posts created from content I just saw. See you 2/10/20

I had planned to work these photos into the best of the decade 2010 – 2019 but never got a chance as January was very, very busy.

4 of these photos are from PhillyChitChat’s 5th Anniversary. Thanks to Cashman & Assocs for producing the event.

The Family

Photos: The Wistar Gala: Honoring Fran Tobin

The 2019 Wistar Gala: Honoring Fran Tobin – During the 2019 Wistar Gala, more than 300 people united in the heart of Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Academy for the Fine Arts (PAFA) to honor the legacy of Wistar philanthropist Fran Tobin. Fran was a force of nature and major Wistar supporter, who, for the last 20+ years, gave her time and energy to secure Wistar’s position as a global biomedical research leader.

Bobbie and David Jokelsons
Bernie McGuire and Kristy Shuda McGuire

The Wistar Award reflects the qualities of compassion, integrity, generosity, commitment, and vision that Wistar’s founder Isaac Wistar demonstrated in creating the Institute. If authenticity, zest for life, flare for humor, and love of family were included in the original award description, it would be a perfect match for how Fran Tobin lived her life and the legacy she left us. Fran had an enormous impact on the charities she fervently supported. For more than a decade, along with her beloved Sylvan, Fran championed Wistar science through her dedication as co-chair of Wistar’s Golf & Bridge Classic and through her support of the Institute’s mission to advance scientific discoveries.

Anna Ciamporcero and Dan Rauchwerk
Abe Morris, Andi Morris with Judy and Jerry Herman

When you support The Wistar Gala, you help scientists at The Wistar Institute pursue research that will transform the future of human health. Your donation enables researchers to focus on basic scientific discoveries and translate those findings into innovative therapeutics and diagnostics that can improve, treat and save lives. Proceeds also support Wistar’s award-winning education programs for high school, community college and graduate students.

Kati Sklut, Lynne Tobin and Meg Sklut
JJ and Colleen Broderick
Rahul Shinde and Jyoti Kodag
Joao Leonardo and Tien Trinh
Kevin KaVangh, Leslie Lewis and Curtis Lewis and Tim Roseboro