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2019 The Innovators Gala

The NAWBO Philadelphia Center for Advancing Entrepreneurs (the Center) hosted its 2019 Innovation Gala, honoring Joan Waters of COFCO on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Rivers Casino event center.Joan received the annual Innovators Award in recognition of her commitment to effect difference-making change in Philadelphia and surrounding communities and to advance entrepreneurship and innovation in our region.

Parker and Susi Bruhns, John Freiberg and Joan Waters

The NAWBO Philadelphia Center for Advancing Entrepreneurs is the charitable arm of the NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) Greater Philadelphia Chapter. Founded in 2009 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, the Center provides emerging and established entrepreneurs with opportunities to develop and grow their businesses through its ATHENAPowerLink® NAWBO® Delaware Valley program and the Young Entrepreneurs Academy® (YEA!) Philadelphia.

Michele Schina, Bethanne Muth, Dawson Muth, Christopher Muth, and Tom Bove

Congratulations Joan Waters !! Learn more about >> NAWBO Philadelphia Center for Advancing Entrepreneurs – Thanks Andre Flewellen for shooting this event for PhillyChitChat and NAWBO Phila

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Academy Ball 2020 co-chairmen’s Reception

The 163rd Academy of Music Anniversary Concert and Ball co-chairmen’s reception was held on Thursday, November 14, 2019.

UPDATE: Here are the photos from the Academy Ball 2020 and links to where others may be found.

Dennis and Deborah Glass hosted the reception at their home in Bryn Mawr.

The Glasses greeted the guests as they arrived.

Cackie Rogers, vice chairman of the Academy of Music (AOM) Board of Trustees, Mario Mestichelli, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Philadelphia Orchestra Association, Dennis and Deborah Glass, co-chairman Jim Brandau, a senior vice president at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.  , and Academy Ball 2020 co-chair Lisa Buckingham
The 163rd Anniversary Concert and Ball
Join us for Philadelphia’s most fabulous party of the year—the annual Anniversary Concert and Ball, a spectacular white-tie event with star-studded performances, dining, and dancing, all supporting an iconic historic landmark.
Saturday January 25,2020 The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor

Thanks Andre Flewellen for shooting this event.

Alyson Jack, Director of Event Planning and Services at The Bellevue Hotel, Brian Lang, Claire Allamby, Senior Director of the Academy of Music Restoration Fund Office, Kelsey Bartle, Senior Event Sales Manager at Hyatt Hotels Corporation and William Rossi
Morris Williams, Elaine Camarda, Alexandra Edsall, and Robert Victor
Jack Earle, Managing partner at Earle enterprises lp. and Kate Allison, founder and CEO of Karma Agency, a strategic communications firm headquartered in Philadelphia and a member of the Board of Trustees
Young Friends membership. For those 21–40 years young, get access to discounted concert tickets, free drinks, and exclusive after parties!
Join now: www.philorch.org/young-friends

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Have an Olive Day With Chef José Andrés

Philadelphia hosted a delectable event on May 15th, “Have an Olive Day,” featuring the prestigious Spanish chef José Andrés,

as the campaign’s brand ambassador. 

Chef Andrés has been twice named by TIME Magazine as one of its 100 Most Influential people.  In its final year, this initiative is promoted by Olives from Spain, with the financial support of the European Union.

95 percent of the pimento-stuffed olives consumed in the United States come from Spain

As part of the Olives From Spain “Have an Olive Day” campaign, Andrés last week turned the The Versailles Residences roof deck and private resident space, at 16th and Locust Street in Center City into a delicious olive field with dozens of varieties, including Hojiblanca, Queen and Manzanilla, as part of his ambassadorship introducing Spanish olives to the United States.

“Have an Olive Day” campaign invited guests and journalists to know more about their varieties, versatility and benefits. The promotional program developed by the European Union and the Spanish olives sector, is the leading producer and exporter of table olives in America.


Syrmarie Villalobos, Telemundo 62 and chef José Andrés

Spain is the world leader in production and export of table olives, representing 21 percent of world production and 30 percent of world exports. The United States imports more than 155 million pounds of European olives every year.


Chef Martinez helped guests taste and discover olives, a basic ingredient in the Mediterranean diet.

Popular at the party was the Olives from Spain Philly cheese-steak

For recipe inspiration and more information on the rich history of olives, please visit www.haveanoliveday.eu or follow the campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest at @haveanoliveday – Thanks to Andre Flewellen for photographing this for HughE Dillon LLC/PhillyChitChat.

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Philippe Maidenberg Debuts New Project

Philippe Maidenberg Debuts New Project at Presidential City

The Post Brothers hosted a cocktail party to toast Philippe Maidenberg, the Paris-based architect, interior designer and furnishing designer who just completed his first project in the United States at The Adams Building within historic Presidential City. Philippe Maidenberg is a French, Paris-based architect, interior designer and furnishing designer. Born and raised in France, Maidenberg is best known for his architecture and interior work with hotels throughout Paris.

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Guests enjoyed cocktails and passed hors d’Oeuvres while touring the building where Maidenberg designed the lobby, lounge, and model apartments for the newly renovated fourth tower at Presidential City.

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Caryn Liss,Jodee Kelsey and Gabriella Greco

Presidential City, one of Philadelphia’s most prestigious 20th century landmarks, epitomizes the vision of crafting a world-class living experience. Creatively reimagined to accommodate the lifestyles of urban-paced commuters and community-minded residents, the high-rise complex invites an identity of cosmopolitan sophistication and stately elegance. With fully renovated features, the residences maintain a Golden era prominence enhanced by contemporary comforts and modern amenities.

Katherine Curkin, Anthony DeWitt and Kyle Kirkpatrick

French architect Philippe Maidenberg first project in the USA was designing the lobby, lounge, and model apartments of The Adam’s at the Presidential.

Sarah Ferenz and Grant Gundlock

Liz Pestronk, Svetlana Pestronk (how adorable!!), Philippe Maidenberg, and Mike Pestronk

Jinous Kazemi, and Mike Pestronk

According to Hospitality Design Magazine: Maidenberg ‘s favorite architect is Frank Gehry because he “I’ve followed him since the ’80s. He has changed the way of creating. There is great documentary by Sydney Pollack called Sketches of Frank Gehry. A genius films another genius. You can see Gehry creating a building with pieces of carton and scissors like a very clever and sensitive kid would do. Then, the process gets more complicated.” (source)

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Sarah Ferenz, Grant Gundlock and Svetlana Pestronk

Thanks to Andre Flewellen for photographing this event

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Hot, Hot, Hot Pool Party Pixs at 251 Dekalb – KOP’s New Luxury Community

Hot, Hot, Hot Pool Party Pixs at 251 Dekalb – King of Prussia’s New Luxury Apartment Community

251 Dekalb, King of Prussia’s new upscale luxury apartment community, hosted a Heat Wave Summer Soiree on June 10, 2017.

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Inspired by the vibrant vibes of South Beach, Miami, the free, open-to-the-public event centered around the community’s outdoor salt-water pool.

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There was music by DJ Gun$ Garcia, specialty cocktails and lite bites served as the guest frolicked in the pool.

 

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Rachael Caron, and Desirée Kachnovitz

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Alexia Zenios, Cassie Hepler, Stephanie Engstrand, Meg Arbo and Michelle Leonard
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Jay,Leslie & Corinne Rothberg, and Andrew LightfootluxuryAriana Heard, Gabi Outlaw and Vicki Lake

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Krissi Monae, Brittany Denehy, Kelly Moyer, Maggie Blehar, Sheela Shamisddeen, and Naimah May
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Maikel Licea and Susan Diana

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James Loughlin, and Jamie Beltrami

 

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Alex Lowy, and Lisa Herrmman

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Jenn & Yafim Goldring, Akansha & Purav Bhatt, and Olivia Mucha

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251 Dekalb is located at 251 West Dekalb Pike King of Prussia, PA and is managed by Candlebrook Management Company, a reputable property management company with verified listings on http://www.rentcafe.com/. 251 Dekalb offers Studio to 3 bedroom apartments ranging in size from 543 to 1527 sq.ft. Amenities include Air Conditioner, Basketball Court, Business Center, Clubhouse, Controlled Access/Gated and more. Property is located in the 19406 ZIP code. For more details, contact our office at (610) 265-5251
251 DEKALB Apartments located at 251 West DeKalb Pike

Thanks to PCC Photographer Andre Flewellen for shooting this event.

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The Pennsylvania Ballet hosts The 53rd Season Black Tie Gala This Year’s Theme Princesses & Pirates Gala

The Princesses & Pirates Gala black-tie event celebrated the start of Pennsylvania Ballet’s 53rd Season at the elegant Union League of Philadelphia.

 Princesses & Pirates Gala black-tie event will celebrate the start of Pennsylvania Ballet's 53rd Season at the elegant Union League of Philadelphia, and it's the only opportunity of the year to hit the dance floor with members of the Company!

The gala theme is inspired by two of the full-length ballets scheduled for the upcoming season- the most enduring fairytale of all-time, Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella, and Artistic Director Angel Corella’s take on the highly popular, pirate-themed Le Corsaire

10-11-2016-12-23-37-am First up starting on Thursday is Cinderella by Ben Stevenson, music by Sergei Prokofiev October 13, 2016 to October 23, 2016 Academy of Music

 

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Angel Corella (l) with Gala vice-chairs Brad Richards and David Schellenberg

 

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Josh, Nicholas, Max, Ryan & Nikki Memmelaar

 

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Ian Bailey and Karen Cutler

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Charles Askegard, ballet master at Pennsylvania Ballet., Young Friends Chair Alexandra Noll, David Gray, Executive Director at Pennsylvania Ballet and his wife Kyra Nichols

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Keith Straw, Louise & Allen Reed

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Kristin & David Touchstone, the always stylish Rick & Flo Celender

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The Lincoln Room was decorated beautifully

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Stop by October 13th-23rd as the Pennsylvania Ballet kicks off the Season with Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella!

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The black-tie evening was an elegant affair with a cocktail party, a lively auction where bottles of spirits were won, and after dinner guests danced to the sounds of the Renaissance Orchestra

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Sean Edwards and Eric Allen look on as Kelly Edwards bids on an auction item

Sean Edwards and Eric Allen Smith look on as Kelly Edwards was bidding on an exclusive vacation weekend.

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Thanks to Andre Flewellen for shooting the Ballet Gala for Philly Chit Chat. I was shooting the Oktoberfest. More photos will appear in Philly Style Magazine and Liberty City Press next week.