Cher Shops, Spielberg, A New Eatery and Adele’s Next Song

Metriologist Lauren Casey noted over the weekend that the Swann Fountain was on, winter is over. Finally we are getting the spring we’ve wanted in the past couple years. The weather has been so beautiful and as have the flowers and trees. Hope you had a great weekend.

Saturday night Kory and I caught Cher at the Wells Fargo Center. The show was perfection, a well tuned bio of Cher’s successful musical career. The only disappointment was she never swayed from the script which she does in every City. She didn’t don a Sixers jersey, or even give a shout out to Philly, but she did get us on our feet and reliving the memories our lives through music. Philly Gossip: Before Saturday’s concert she checked into the Ritz Carlton early Friday morning, and her longtime BFF Paulette headed to fashion icon Joan Shepp’s Chestnut Street shopto pick out some clothing for an in room fashion show, says my spy who was shopping near by. The next day Cher signed autographs for fans after checking out on before heading to Wells Fargo for soundcheck. There are no photos as she wasn’t camera ready she told them, but I was told she looked stunning, and smelled wonderful. What did your granny do Saturday night?

Nile Rodgers gave a shout out to WDAS, who he said was the first radio station in the country to play a Le Chic song, launching his career. Nile went on to write songs for Will Smith “Get Jiggy With It”, Sister’s Sledge “We Are Family”, David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance,” Pharrell’s “Get Lucky,” and Diana Ross’ “I’m Coming Out,” all songs he and Chic performed Saturday night to a delightful crowd.

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Wednesday I got a tip that Comcast President Brian Roberts and Stephen Spielberg were eating lunch at Parc in a window seat facing Rittenhouse Square. Later that evening he appeared at a Q&A at the Comcast Technology Center to discuss a collaboration he did with Comcast, with the Sphere which is in the lobby of the latest Comcast building. Go see it, it’s open now and is really fantastic.

Speaking of lobby’s have you seen the new lobby at the Wanamaker Building. So beautiful. They did a good job, especially in the Passero’s Coffee Roasters lobby located right outside Macy’s Center City.

Scott Weiner took this shot of Charles P. Pizzi at the Philadelphia Police Foundation’s A Night for Blue fund-raiser prior to Pizzi being presented with nonprofit’s Founder’s Award at Ballroom at the Franklin. Motorcycle on which Pizzi is sitting was one of 14 to have been purchased by the Foundation for the Philadelphia Police Department’s Highway Patrol Division. Funds raised at the event will go to fund equipment, training, programs and technology that are not included in the city’s current budget.
Restaurateur Brian Calhoun opens his Japanese-style grilling with Bincho at 228 South Street South Street today.

On a sad note, Adele and Husband Simon Konecki Split After More Than 7 Years Together. On a bright note, the world is anticipating for her next song.


Be a Happy Traveler and plan your next vacation in Pennsylvania

Be a Happy Traveler and plan your next vacation to Pennsylvania

As long time readers of PhillyChitChat you know I love, love, love exploring Pennsylvania. I try and do 2 or 3 trips to towns I’ve never been to each year, as well as revisiting others that I enjoy.Happy


For the trip I just took to Wilkes -Barre, Scranton, Allentown and Bethlehem, I initially researched online to find fun things to do and see, but as soon as I passed a rest stop I grabbed the Visit Pa guide for a much more detailed explanation of places to go.


You don’t have to wait til you get to a rest stop to enjoy the Official Tourism Guide of The State of Pennsylvania. You can download it right here.


After you click the link you will see the cover, and a cute video promoting visiting Pennsylvania. Click on the arrow down, which you see in this photo, and the guide will download. Then save it to use until next year’s guide comes out in the Spring.


It’s fall and the birds are migrating. The handy bird-watching guide in Pennsylvania is on page 26


Also a great visit in the fall is Western Pennsylvania. Mike and I went there about 2 years ago to see the Elk migrate, yes Pennsylvania has Elk. So beautiful, and the drive there is equally beautiful. You’ll find info on Page 40 and other great sites in the Pennsylvania Wilds.  We stopped at the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, and the leaves were just turning color in early October. It was a treat.


Each section of notable places to visit in Pennsylvania are highlighted by area. On page 57 you’ll see events in the Philadelphia area, from The Kennett Square Festival, which was just this weekend to the Strawberry Festival coming up next Spring in Peddler’s Village.


Then there’s a section on National Treasures located in Pennsylvania. I love having access to the guide on my computer as it’s handy at anytime. Plus I can print it out and mark up the pages as I please and still provide a clean copy for Mike to check out. He hates getting the dog eared version.


Be a Happy Traveler and plan your next vacation to Pennsylvania. Whether you are looking for family fun, outdoor adventure or just a relaxing weekend getaway, Pennsylvania has it all.

Download our eGuide today

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BEACH FRONT property in Philly says the ad for this Open House

Allan Domb advertises with me and I usually just tweet out his open houses, but when I saw the words Beach Front, I just had to highlight this one.


The Lippincott 227-231 S. 6th Street

Fall in love with this completely custom two bedroom, two bathroom pristine home that was designed and built from raw space. This contemporary home offers oversized windows looking out onto Washington Square and Locust Walk. The residence features original woodwork, high ceilings, hardwood floors, exposed steel beams, a beautifully appointed open kitchen, elevated living area/den, and spa inspired marble baths.

This is BEACH FRONT property in one of the most exclusive buildings in Center City. Experience it for yourself.



Private elevators open up to this exclusive and coveted Washington Square home which features beautiful five inch wide, dark oak distressed plank wood floors, custom lighting, and eleven foot ceilings with exposed wood beams throughout.


The home’s large living room features high ceilings, exposed beams, and exposed brick walls. An open chef’s kitchen features two-tone granite counter tops, beautiful wood cabinetry, and a Wolf stovetop with an industrial hood and griddle. Beyond the custom designed kitchen is a spacious dining room with a gas fireplace leading to a grand terrace offering spectacular city views.

This thoughtfully designed two bedroom home includes French doors with decorative hinges that open to a cozy den, beautiful custom molding, and exposed brick walls.  A spacious second bedroom has an ensuite bath and a large utility closet with a state of the art washer and dryer offers additional storage.


A storage space in the building and one parking space in the building’s underground park-and-lock garage (there is direct access into the building) is included.


I love this open floor plan Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen, hence the multi photos here.

Residents at The Lippincott enjoy a twenty-four hour doorman and concierge, state of the art fitness center, professional management, and on-site maintenance.

beachI love these wood shelves, but they never come out even when I do them.

The Lippincott is a pet-friendly residence! Dogs under 50 lbs. welcome.


A large master bedroom includes a custom built walk-in closet with pocket doors, one-of-a-kind stained glass window, an ensuite bathroom with Bain Ultra chromatherapy spa tub, his and hers sinks, and a large sit-in shower.


Price: $1,495,000.00



Here is the list for this and the rest of Allan Domb Open Houses this weekend