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Welcome to L3 Loft, Philadelphia’s newest one-of-a-kind event space located in the heart of Center City, on 17th and Chestnut streets. The third-floor loft space offers unique views of Chestnut Street, along with two different banquet room options.
Located above the Indian Chinese-fusion restaurant, Inchin’s Bamboo Garden (1726 Chestnut Street) L3 Loft offers two rooms for you to choose from. Food can be from the on-site caterings services from the popular restaurant, Inchin’s Bamboo Garden, as well as the option to cater food from an outside restaurant or organization. I know this is a big selling point as readers ask me for recommendations like this all the time.
The two rooms to choose from our: North Room and South Room. The North Room faces Chestnut Street and has seating for 10 to 20 people, the space is equipped with audio/ visual capabilities including a large-screen television and a state-of-the-art sound system.
The South Room is the perfect space for all of your big events. With seating for up to 35 people, the space is ideal for weddings, bridal showers, birthday parties, holiday parties, and corporate and networking events. The bi-level banquet room allows for a plethora of event configurations, allowing your vision for the event to come-to-life. The South Room is equipped with audio/visual capabilities including large-screen televisions and a state-of-the-art sound system. (source)
For more photos check out Philly Style Magazine and the L3 Loft Website Plus I just saw on Meetup’s that every 3rd Wednesday there will be Board Game Night there. I’m going, hope to see you. (MeetUp) Thanks to Andre Flewellen for shooting this for PhillyChitChat.
In close proximity to the Passyunk Ave corridor bustling with a plethora of restaurants, nightlife, coffee shops, gym, shopping and Columbus Square Park, a new townhouse project, Roman Square, was built. Located on the southwest corner of 11th and McKean Streets, Roman Square is a community featuring only eight exclusive town home residences with garage parking for one or two cars. Buyers are able to chose from several different floor plans featuring 3 or 4 bedrooms by acclaimed architects, Canno Design.
The town-homes feature 10 ft ceilings and oversized Pella Windows allowing maximum flow of natural light throughout the living room, dining room and kitchen. Each unit features a gourmet kitchen equipped with every modern amenity including French door refrigerator, 5 burner gas range, eat in, dishwasher, canopy hood and slide out microwave, all clad in stainless steel. Additional features include hardwood flooring and recessed LED lighting throughout all living areas and bedrooms, quartz countertops and more .
There’s a 10-year tax abatement and one year builder warranty included for added piece of mind. A superb walk score of 96, bike score of 78 & transit score of 79 providing easy access to the Broad St line and other public transport. Contact
Diner en Blanc, the most desired dinner party to attend says 6,000 people. All the RSVP’s are in, and you haven’t received yours. There is another way to get in and you don’t have to carry your table, food or schlep through subways (although I always have fun doing that as well.)
Once again this year, Sofitel Hotels & Resorts is partnering with Dîner en Blanc International to bring a new level of luxury to this iconic occasion. Guests in 6 North American cities will be able to claim a highly coveted ticket to Le Dîner en Blanc and skip the carrying of tables, chairs and dinnerware – to seek out the extraordinary, an exclusive dining experience fashioned by Sofitel and inspired by the elegance and sophistication of high French culture, right in the heart of Dîner en Blanc. Places are extremely limited. To learn more, visit www.sofitelenblanc.com.
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On Thursday, July 25, 2019 Philadelphia Style Magazine’s hosted their 20th Anniversary Party for the popular tome at the Kimmel Center.
Publisher John Colabelli and Kristin Detterline, editor hosted the magazine’s annual “Best of Style” party for 1,200 guests.
Including friends, family, influencers, dignitaries and celebrities.
Rachel and John Paz with Sabrina Tamburino Thorne; (middle photo) Ben Drabinski, Jason Kravitz, Ryan Fuller and Can Boluk; Alex Holley, mom Sharyn Holley and David Alexander Jenkins; Vicki Pohl andHarry Spivak
Evan and Lynsie Solomon; Lindsey and Chuck Peruto; Charles Paloux and Nicole Paloux (Happy 10th Anniversary) Kim Adu and Bev McAvoy; Rosemary Connors and Wendy Warren, NBC10 Philadelphia
Sal D’angelo who has the best lasagna in town at D’Angelo’s on 20th Street near Rittenhouse Square with Donna Coghlan, join her tomorrow at the Nicole Miller Farewell Party at the Bellevue 5PM. Everything in the store is 50 – 75% off. (I met Donna and photographer Robert Mendelsohn the same day at an Alex’s Lemonade event at Osteria in 2008)
Philly Wood is in high gear between Queer Eye and Dispatches from Elsewhere filming around town. Let’s get started with Philly Gossip here on chitchat every Sunday. Thanks to all my readers for the tips and photos you sent. Some with credit, others want to be anonymous but are just fans who want to support the fun in Philly. I really appreciate it.
Before heading over to Rittenhouse Square to film on Friday, Dispatches filmed a scene in Elixir Coffee Rittenhouse 207 S Sydenham St, with Jason Segal. He had a long day, as the film wrapped at 430am on Saturday. Remember to follow me on Instagram, where I often video scenes of the movie shoot in real time in the Insta Stories. PhillyChitChat
BTW look who stopped by the set on Friday night, James McAvoy (Split, Glass) and Lisa Liberati
(James met Lisa when he filmed the movie Split here in Philly, and
they’ve been together ever since.) to visit a few of their friends in
the film industry. They later headed across the street to enjoy dinner
at Parc. Later in the evening James met his idol Sally Field, where he
stated I don’t believe you should ever meet your idols, but in this case
I did and it wasn’t a disappointment. I don’t want to start a rumor but
is that a wedding band on Lisa’s finger?
Friday Queer Eye Fab Five were spotted filming all day at The Walnut Street Cafe in the FMC/AKA building in University City.
OK I promised my sources I wouldn’t publish stories on the Stones until after they check out of their hotel as it seems everyone reads PhillyChitChat and they already had fans hanging outside the Rittenhouse Hotel all week, which is why I am publishing this at 4pm. If you’re a celebrity you don’t have to check out by noon.
While Mick was in town he got a lot of food satisfaction, often ordering from local restaurants to deliver, head out to dinner with family members, or order room service from the hotel. He was spotted at dining out twice. Monday night a reader of mine sent me this photo of Mick Jagger, 76 dining with his 32 year old girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick, a ballerina with the American Ballet Theater at Stephen Starr’s Talula’s Garden across from Washington Square. This is a favorite spot of Beyonce and Jay-z’s when they come to town. Tuesday after the concert at the Linc, most of the band members were spotted at Scarpetta, the restaurant inside the Rittenhouse Hotel, except for Keith Richards and Mick . Last night (Wednesday) the entire band except Keith Richards, dined at Morimoto, another Starr Restaurant.
Ronnie Wood, 72 and his wife Sally Humphries, 39 headed there from their hotel The Logan to join the band about 10PM. There’s no beef between the Stones and Ronnie, it’s just a personal preference that Wood like’s the Logan. Ronnie was super friendly at the hotel, and signed and posed for fans.
Before dinner Mick Jagger headed to the Barnes Museum for a private tour about 5:30pm. Jagger’s seventh child, Lucas Maurice Morad Jagger, age 20 accompanied him. Mick posed for a photo with staff, but I guess his son Lucas was camera shy. Then he went back to the Rittenhouse around 7PM, before heading out to dinner for a 10PM reservation dinner with the band and managers. On this particular night, the caravan of cars were less than the normal 10 car detail that followed them to the restaurant, and as elusive as ever Mick went in the backdoor while the others used the front door. Unfortunately for the fans that waited outside the Rittenhouse Hotel all week, no one got any autographs or photos.
There’s been few sightings of the fab 5 in Philadelphia, than Jason Segel or even Mick Jagger, but in the past two days we’ve had 3 sightings. Tan Francis was out and about with his beau in Old City, while Queer Eye food and wine specialist Antoni Porowski was spotted filming a segment for the show Wednesday afternoon at the the popular Queen Village restaurant Cry Baby. The restaurant was full of locals acting as extras, who dined along side them. No word on what they ate as everything is top secret, but I hear the pasta is good. In this photo is owner Bridget Foy. and her parents Bernadette and John. Antoni spent the weekend with his BFF Gigi Hadid and her sister Bella Hadid at their mother’s Yolanda Hadid’s farm in New Hope, who’s neighbor is Zac Posen, his family owns a farm in Bucks County as well.
Earlier this week Queer Eye filmed at The Duke Barber Company at 1530 Locust St, with the shows hairdresser Jonathan van Ness.
Then today koryaversa spotted Queer Eye’s Jonathan in No Libs at the Philadelphia Barber Company ( 1106 N Front St)! When you stop for a quick hair cut and @jvn stops by to say hi! He was so nice and said he liked my beard! I heard he stopped into Love and Honey nearby for lunch (1100 No Front Street) where he ordered chicken fingers, spicy slaw, cornbread with honey and 2 cookies. Sounds delicious.
Dispatches from Elsewhere is filming at 2nd and Market again tonight, inside Stephen Starr’s Continental restaurant. In tonight’s scene will be Jason Segel, Sally Field, who was seen walking down Chestnut Street yesterday carrying a Whole Foods bag, and Andre 3000.
Andre was spotted playing his flute at a Starbucks in Old City. On that note I’m off to get ready for the Philly Style Magazine party. Check back with me Monday for all the glitz and glamour as the magazine celebrates it’s 20th Anniversary!! In the meantime check out Eagles Safety Malcolm Jenkins Hosts Hennessy Paradis Imperial Tasting At Damari Saville with friends. See which team mate was there. https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/photo-galleries/category/hughe-dillon/#.XToYXWFiu5U.twitter
It’s been quite a loud secret these past few weeks as I’ve received so many tips and questions from folks wondering what is happening at the iconic Bellevue Hotel with the men in suits running around with their clip boards.
The Bellevue originally opened in 1904, as The Bellevue-Stratford Hotel, and currently features a 172 room luxury hotel, Class A office space, a parking garage, sports club/fitness facility, retail stores including Nicole Miller, Williams-Sonoma, Teuscher ‘s Chocolates, The Walking Store and a ballroom/events center which recently unveiled it’s renovation grand ballroom this past year . The guest rooms underwent a renovation in recent years. And then the Rubin organization sold a large percentage of their company.
To Nightingale Properties who announced on their FB page in March: We are thrilled to announce that Nightingale Properties has partnered with the Rubin family in the ownership of The Bellevue…This acquisition is Nightingale’s fifth asset in the Philadelphia market, contributing to a collective total of nearly five million square feet. ~ And as I can see they’re solidly invested in Philly. (They also own 1835 Market Street, where a Planet Fitness is opening soon in the space once occupied by Weston Fitness, and 1635 Market St.) (Natalie Kostelni at Phila Biz Journal wrote a nice article on the Nightingale purchase of the Bellevue.)
Sources tell me that the new owners are eager to return the hotel to it’s majestic state with a grand lobby. This is a photo of the office tower lobby, and 19th floor restaurants. The hotel lobby is towards the left out of sight.
Next to the hotel lobby is the Nicole Miller store. Over the past few days Mary Dougherty , who owns and operates the Nicole Miller Philadelphia store at the Bellevue has notified her clients that this location, which she opened 22 years ago, is closing on July 31. Mary and her team are currently looking for another location in Center City, and will continue to operate her original store located in Manayunk. Plus she still serves a sizable still be able to service clients in their homes 215-930-0307. In the meantime Mary might also do Pop-up stores downtown, similar to another iconic former Center City shop Knit Wit, which was pushed out of it’s space for a fast food salad spot.
Coincidentally Nicole Miller is running their mid summer sale at both locations, and much of the clothing from spring and summer are between 50% and 75% off. You can also check out the Nicole Miller fall line which is in stores now.
As for the other stores at the Bellevue mum seems to be the word right now, but I did notice the food court has been closed lately, it only has about 5 spots left. Maybe Eataly would be perfect for this spot. BTW The Palm is running their lobster special through July 31. You just might catch Jason Segel dining besides you as he’s been spotted there recently. As for Mary and her team in Manyaunk, she says “Stay tuned for exciting upcoming new series of monthly gatherings focusing on fashion trends, health and wellness, and more for our amazing customers. Visit our website marykdougherty.com“
Oh what a weekend, sure it’s 100f but that’s unique. I hope you all went out and experienced it. It doesn’t happen often, and it’s the opposite of when dad would tell us when I was a kid the snow was up to here.
Big News out of the San Diego Comic Con this week. First DANAI GUIRAR who plays machette wielding Michonne on WALKING DEAD just announced she was leaving after this season of the popular AMC TV series. Last year Andrew Lincoln, who played Rick left, and it was announced shortly after that he’d be starring in a series of WALKING DEAD MOVIES, which will only be released in movie theaters, first. Well at comic con they released a trailer for the movie, which hasn’t event started filming yet, I was screaming when I saw it as it played the creepy soundtrack to the show and zeroed in on a silhouette of the PHILADELPHIA SKYLINE, OMG.
My nephew Tim is going to freak out. Last year he and his mom, my sister, traveled to Georgia to check out the film set. He’s an uber fan. Hopefully it’s not like going to be partially filmed here like Shazam, which was released earlier this year. It was set in Philly but mostly filmed in Canada. The film production did spend a day in Philly getting background shots on the Art Museum steps, and a few other places. But lets cross our fingers this is not the case. I WANT TO BE A ZOMBIE EXTRA. As long as we have Sharon Pinkenson and her team at the Greater Philadelphia Film Office working hard to attract these films we’ll be ok says this paparazzi.
Speaking of AMC TV show, filming has finally begun for Dispatches From Elsewhere. I had a chance to observe filming on Tuesday as they filmed scenes on South Street. Jason Segel was filmed walking down the street reading his phone, he steps in front of a car which stops suddenly avoiding hitting him. Surprisingly Jason did his own stunts, and the car was definitely going about 15 miles an hour. Then they headed to the Curtis Center where Jason filmed in the lobby to the delight of the tenants in the building. It’s my understanding that this will be “Jason’s” apartment building. Friday they filming in Old City and then headed to the streets near the Melrose Diner in South Philly. It was so hot out, and the poor guy had to endure the weather in his costume, the film must take place in the fall as he wears a black shirt and a black coat in all the scenes. DINING OUT: BTW Jason Segel’s dined at Pinefish at 12th and Pine, and The Palm in The Bellevue last week.
QU Japan Bistro & Bar is coming soon to Center City, where Potbelly used to be on 16th Street at 1635 16th Street. The closest one is located in KOP and has had rave reviews.
The former Cosi at 12th and Walnut looks like it’s found a tenant as a rumored Starbucks will be moving in. Yes I know there’s one across the street, but the much smaller one will be closing and employees and hopefully clientele will move in shortly.
On a sweltering Saturday afternoon in Wayne, Yards Brewery and Black Powder Tavern teamed up to celebrate our nation’s independence while honoring the revolutionary history of the Tavern. That combination drew the faithful from the Main Line. The event brought out dozens of guests of all ages in variations of red, white and blue and colonial period dress. Taking place on a patriotic patio, the event featured Yards on tap, patriotic cocktails flowing, and the DJ was spinning beats from many eras of music and calling out historical trivia for guests to win giveaways from Yards. Ben Franklin and James Madison presented a recitation of the Declaration of Independence.
Wednesday night former Fox 29 anchor person, Lucy Noland (r) was honored at a reception at Barclay Prime with City Officials, former co-workers, friends and the many animal organizations she has worked with over the years. Here daughter Gable Noland was in attendance as well.
Lucy receiving a citation from the City, presented to her by Councilmen Allan Domb, Bobby Hennon, and Mark Squilla, with her friend Fox 29’s Thomas Drayton by her side for her animal advocacy work . 2nd photo Gabriel Noland, Lucy Noland, Susan Russell and former Gov Ed Rendell.
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