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Phillies Opener, Free Food, Peruto’s and Antiques and Art Show Chit Chat

Happy Opening Day Phillies!! I have an insanely busy day. I’ll be at CBP with the Philly Zoo Key from 1PM til about 2:30PM inside 3rd Base Gate / Pass and Stow, then at 6:30pm I’ll be back in town for Sherry Knowltons book signing at Shakespeare & Co (come by, it’s free) and finally a movie screening of Emilio Estevez‘s documentary, all of which I’ll share more info on Friday with you. Let’s Chit Chat Philly Gossip…

Earlier this week the Phillies had a media preview of the new food offerings at the stadium. I was feeding giraffe’s at the Philly Zoo and missed it, but the Phillies were nice enough to send a few photos over shot by
Copyright © 2018 The Phillies/Mitchell Leff The new area, which will have food, a retail section and features the old Liberty Bell from Vet Stadium is called Pass and Stow and is behind Third Base.

Immediately upon entering the Third Base Gate, fans will experience the outdoor beer garden, Goose Island Bar at the Park featuring a variety of beers, wine and spirits, and Foundry Pizza of Pass and Stow. The first of its kind at Citizens Bank Park, this open-air, food and drink destination will span 11,500 square feet, seat 250 fans, and have ample standing room.

Additional features include fire pits, picnic tables, a 30′ x 50′ pergola adorned with lights, and a Phillies-etched water feature. Pass and Stow will also include a 7,000-square foot, family-friendly sports pub with seating for 150 fans. Other highlights: garage doors that open and a split-flap board (similar to the former Amtrak’s board at 30th Street Station) that shows game updates.

They’ll have chicken wings, and a hot Chicken Sandwich. A house-made kielbasa with cornichons, pickled mustard seeds and arugula, tater tots, and burgers, shakes and fries from Shake Shack. PLUS Questlove’s Cheesesteak, he’ll be there today on Opening Day too.

Located adjacent to the Third Base Gate, the expansive team store featuring official Phillies merchandise and the largest cap display you’ll ever see, is open year-round, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On game days with a start time of 1:35 p.m. or earlier, the store can only be accessed from the concourse with a game ticket. The store is closed on major holidays. Enter from inside the park during events (behind Section 134) or outside during non-event times (on Citizens Bank Way).

This year’s Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show will be held from Friday, April 26, through Sunday, April 28, 2019, at The Navy Yard, with a Preview Party on Thursday, April 25, and a jazz night on Saturday, April 27. Over 60 of the country’s preeminent antiques and fine art dealers are participating from across the US, and a full schedule of special programs is planned, including social events, lectures, panel discussions and tours. This year, The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art is organizing the Preview Party, show programming and providing volunteer support for the show. Several Main Line residents are volunteer organizers of the 2019 Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show, including: (seated L-R) Michele Lockwood, Robin Williams, Hannah Henderson, Eve Walker (otherwise known in my family as my mom’s best friend); (standing L- R) Margo Eremus, Martha Morris, Ann Calvert, Ellen Caplan, Stephanie Simmerman, and Margot Sullivan.

Congrats to Chuck Peruto and the formerly known as Lindsay Glasgow, now Mrs Peruto, on their recent nuptials. The destination wedding took place in Mexico 2 weeks ago, and

nearly all of their friends flew down to celebrate with them that weekend, which would explain the dip in revenue for the Rittenhouse eateries. It was even possible to get a table outside at Parc on what is usually a busy Saturday afternoon the first weekend of spring.

Sunday I stopped by Tradesman with my pals Alex Holley and Thanuja Hamilton, where Sixers personality Christian Crosby, and his Live Life Nice crew, partnered with Not Your Basic Brunch, a monthly brunch party held there to bring the fun and it was a lot of fun, before I left to cover Mission Possible at XFinity.

Wednesday I headed to Geno’s Steaks to try out their newest menu item, Geno’s Meatball Sandwich. It was delicious, I kid you not. You are going to thank me. It’s $9.50, the serving is generous, and they start selling them on Friday!! I even got to wear my new bib.

Food Chit Chat

Speaking of Meatball Sandwiches, although Wawa is calling this a hoagie, for a limited time you can eat a sandwich for a good cause instead of just your satisfaction –
Wawa teases ‘new hoagie’ with opening of South Street location

A Fair Shake
Shake Shack Is Giving Phillies Fans Free Tickets on Thursday


Tuesday – #SaveTheDatePHL – Events You Might Want to Attend

So often when I post events I shoot, people tell me they wish they knew about such and such event beforehand. And even though I constantly promote most events on social media, we all know there’s a crush of info out there, as well as the algorithms that screw up the timelines. So I started something earlier this year where I compile a list of events that i think you might want to attend. I thought it would be clever to post it on Tuesday, like “To Do Tuesday”, and in the meantime you can also click on the hashtag #SaveTheDatePHL on Twitter, FB or Instagram and check out events there as well.

Hello Spring….

Philadelphia is so lucky to have a vibrant theater scene. To keep up with what’s happening in the Philadelphia theater scene bookmark this SITE.

Philadelphia Theatre Company Presents How to Catch Creation @ Suzanne Roberts Theatre -3/22/19 According to their website “this bold, imaginative play dissects the universal act of creation – creation of life, of family, of art – to inspire the dreamers and idealists in us all.” The show runs March 22 to April 14, 2019 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad Street. Tickets are available starting at $10 at philadelphiatheatrecompany.org or by calling (215) 985-0420.

I know Thursday 3/28/19 is the Phillies Home Opener, and the dawn of a new season of Philly baseball, but it’s also the day author Sherry Knowlton will be making an appearance at Shakespeare & Co reading her and signing her new book “Dead of Winter.”

Join Sherry at Shakespeare & Co. in Philadelphia on Thursday, March 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for a book reading and signing event in celebration of her newest novel in the Alexa Williams suspense series
, Dead of Winter.  Free tickets to the event can be claimed here

The Party – Don’t Take Your Organs With You!!

This Friday March 29, 2019 at The Bellevue Hotel, Philadelphia
This annual event is an evening of celebration, dancing,and tasting the best from our region’s top restaurants and vendors.  The money raised at this event  funds public education programs to increase awareness about the critical need for organ and tissue donors in our region, especially among young people and in the clergy and multicultural communities.

I really love this party, it’s laid back, fun, great music, fun people and lots of dancing oh and did I mention the dessert table – all for a noble cause. This is one of my choices where if you only attend one or two events a year, this is a must do. INFO

“Joy and Pain” Saturday March 30, 2019
The stage is set and the lineup is in place to spark 80’s & 90’s throwback themed nostalgia in the heart of Springfield Delaware County for one unforgettable night. From the producers who brought you the area’s biggest Old Skool and Freestyle Events over the past 15 years, Flight Entertainment is bringing back their second installment of KETEL ONE VODKA’S WOW THAT’S OLD SKOOL PARTY with Rob Base, Cynthia, Johnny O and a special appearance by everyone’s favorite Delco’s Aunt Mary Pat. INFO & Tickets Here

Woof Definitely One of the Most Heartwarming Events of the Year. Reuniting Dog and the Soldiers they bonded with overseas.

No Dog Gets Left Behind provides financial support to reunite military personnel with the stray animals they found and bonded with while at war – a $5,000-per-dog expenditure that includes vaccines, medical treatment, transportation and more. While the financial investment is high, the relief, comfort and joy this program provides soldiers is immeasurable. To date we have funded over 60+ soldier/dog reunions. TICKETS HERE


Weekly Links to Photos

Hey ChitChatters, hope everyone had a great week. Did I photograph you this week, well this is where I post the links where I placed the photos in media outlets where I have columns. If your photo doesn’t appear here, don’t fret it could still show up in print in Philly Mag or Philly Style Mag. The photos not used go back to the event who hired me and I’m unable to share them with you. Next time you see me, tell me you didn’t see you and I will step it up to get you published the next time….

Kimmel Center Presents Broadway Philadelphia 2019-20 Season Announcement

CBSPhilly and Philadelphia Business Journal

Become a Broadway Philadelphia Subscriber and get the BEST SEATS for the HOTTEST SHOWS at the LOWEST PRICES. CLICK HERE for more information on Subscriber Benefits.

AFSP Lifesavers Gala Honors Ron Donatucci Jr. – Friday March 15, 2015

CBSPhilly Philly Style Magazine and Philly Chit Chat

JAM aspireLIFE Gala Friday March 15, 2019 at Ben Franklin Ballroom – Photos at PhillyStyle Mag.

Temple University’s Acres of Diamonds Gala Kick-Off Event on CBSPhilly and Philly Style Mag

Tickets available for the Gala which is May 11, featuring Boyz II Men. PLUS the silent auction is LIVE RIGHT NOW, so bid on fabulous items and save lives!! You don’t have to attend to win a silent auction item.

Zarwin Baum‘s March Madness watch party CBSPhilly & Phila Biz Journal

Photos will still appear in Philly Style Magazine and Philly Chit Chat next week.

Exclusive photos: Look inside Comcast’s much-anticipated hub for startups – Biz Journal

Two events which were photographed on Thursday – The MANNA Institute and Women Against Abuse – The Purple Dish Award – will be linked this week when I run them on Philly Chit Chat. Have a great day!!


Best Parties of The Week Decor Pixs, details and Links to Media Placements

Best Parties of The Week Decor Pixs, details and Links to Media Placements
PS On Friday’s I will post as many links to where our photos are placed in the media as possible.

WOW what a social season. So many exciting events happening, raising funds for so many great causes, and then there’s the fashion and decor at the gala. People ask me all the time, how do I chose who’s photo to use in my columns. It definitely matters what you’re wearing, it doesn’t have to be a designer label, it just has to be eye catching. Also they way you posed, often I help people out. I take the initial photo, then I show them the photo to see what they think. If there’s a flaw and they don’t catch it, I will tell them what I’d like them to do in the 2nd shot. Then I show them and they usually have that a-ha moment.
Thursday to Wednesday 10/5 – 10/12, there are some photos still to be published but I’m at the mercy of my editors….

The Philly Zoo Gala

More photos will be showing up in my outlets next week. Yes I took 400 photos and it’ll take me a bit to process them all. It was a spectacular event as usual,

with Mary Love and her team at the Philly Zoo did another spectacular job with the gala decor again this year. Starr Catering the table settings and the food.

Society Business Chic
Women in dressy outfits, men in their best suits

Russian tourist Evie Pirozhenko and Max Stasevich stop for a photo with America’s Political animals from the Constitution Center.

Aversa Pr

Old City Fest in CBSPhilly, Phl Business Journal


The 2017 Gaudenzia/Gustave G. Amsterdam Community Champion Award Dinner

Gaudenzia helps people affected by drug and alcohol dependency, mental illness and related conditions to achieve a better quality of life and become accountable individuals.

Finley Catering at the Crystal Tea Room

Business Attire
(meaning it’s ok if you head here right after work)

Many people in the community want to end the opiate crisis, Gaudenzia is leading the fight to recovery.


Always on my yearly best of events:

Coverage at CBSPhilly

Aversa Pr

Whatever you feel comfortable in

Brauhaus Schmitz Presents 2nd Annual Armory Oktoberfest Metro Philly

Time Out Magazine

Philly Style Magazine

Then there’s that new fab restaurant Mad Rex, who serves delicious food included a kale salad

 Metro Philly

Biz Journal 


Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Hosts the Carousel Ball

Philly Mag
Philly Style Magazine
Evantine Design did the decor, with catering by Neuman’s Kitchen.
High Society
DesignPhilly Kick Off Party, photographed by PCC photog Kat Stull on PhillyStyle Mag
Starfinder’s Cocktails with a Kick shot by Mike Hirata on PhillyStyleMag

Munroe Creative Yappy Hour in celebration of Judy Munro’s new office -photos by Kat Stull


Premiere of the Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor
Shot by Andre Flewellen and by HughE Dillon
Pennsylvania Ballet hosted their Fall Gala shot by Mike Hirata on Philly Style Mag

High Society

Maven Pr represents the Pa Ballet
The Union League’s Lincoln Ballroom

Garden Chic

Bartram’s Garden celebrated their annual Garden Gala on a beautiful fall night under the stars.
Aversa Pr represents Bartram’s Garden

Jamie Hollander Catering & Events
Check Philly Style, and CBS Philly for more photos from the event. So you can see it’s been a fairly busy week. Have a great weekend….
Thanks to my photographers this week for doing an amazing job on behalf of our clients.