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The Irvine Summer Soiree

Post Brothers recently turned the former Apple Storage warehouse on 52nd Street, a block and a half south of Baltimore Avenue, into a stylish apartment building with spacious apartments, a community room, and outdoor space called The Irvine Apartments.

Last week The Irvine Apartments hosted a celebration of summer party with cocktails, snacks, music, and succulents. The beautifully renovated building has 153 studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments, ranging in size from 430 to 1,340 square feet and is dog and cat friendly.

The outdoor space features grilling stations, a large dining table, and raised berms that double as chaise lounges of sorts. There’s a small dog park and plenty of green space for residents to be able to grow flowers, herbs and vegetables in the outdoor terrace’s raised planting beds. The Irvine Apartments are waiting for your call. Thanks to Talya Hailey for shooting this for PhillyChitChat/HughE Dillon LLC


First Look of Skyline From 28th Floor of Luxurious Living ArtHaus

Philadelphians were invited to an open-air performance Serenade on the Avenue held Saturday Valentine’s Day eve and were invited to see raw space on the 28th floor of the new condo/apartment building in Center City under construction ArtHaus.

The 47-story, 524-foot-high tower at Broad and Spruce Streets whose tag line, “live at the intersection of art and beauty” .

The Broad and Spruce Street tower will stand 47 stories and host 108 balconied condominiums with beautiful views of Philadelphia, that will range in price from $2 million to more than $10 million,

Last fall Carl Dranoff, CEO of Dranoff Properties and Developer of Arthaus told Metro Philly, “I thought our giant construction site could somehow be retrofitted to bring about an outdoor performance like the Greeks did with their amphitheaters.” Serenade on the Avenue debuted last September from a temporary stage facing City Hall on the 7th floor of the Arthaus construction site across from the Kimmel Center, for three special concerts.

Audience members lined the streets, some had heard about it through social media and news posts, others were just passing by.

It became a Wednesday night tradition for three consecutive weeks.

On Saturday as well as last fall, all the musicians were coordinated by AJ Luca, a faculty instructor at University of the Arts and a performer herself along with alumni, who performed love songs from Frank Sinatra, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and Henry Mancini from the 7th-floor pop-up stage at Arthaus in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

After Saturday’s concert we were invited upstairs to enjoy the views from the 28th Floor.

The first residents are scheduled to move into Arthaus February 2022.


What $1,250,000 Buys in Ambler – Photos of a Property I Shot

What $1,250,000 Buys in Ambler – Photos of a Property I Shot

Michelle Leonard CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold hires me to photograph her real estate properties.

Ambler Last month I photographed a beautiful house in Ambler, PA which has 5 beds 3 baths 2 half baths 5,781 sq. ft. 

The property sits on nearly an acre and a half

Living room

Family Room
Love this view
Open kitchen with bay window looking out on the backyard
Who doesn’t love a 4 post bed, bed doesn’t come with property, but who wouldn’t want one?
I’d like to vacation in this tub
Gorgeous floor
Living Room

Three car garage. Head on over to the listing for more photos and info on the property.



The Bourse Marketplace Retains It’s Charm as it Renovates It’s Food Hall

The Bourse Marketplace Retains It’s Charm as it Renovates It’s Food Hall

As the City moves forward, a few of our historic business are heading in the director of new and prettier too while keeping it’s historic charm. One of those places is the popular tourist spot -The Bourse, overlooking Independence Hall.

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The Philadelphia Bourse was a commodities exchange founded in 1891 by George E. Bartol, a grain and commodities exporter, who modeled it after the Bourse in Hamburg, Germany. The steel-framed building – one of the first to be constructed – was built from 1893 to 1895, and was designed by G. W. & W. D. Hewitt in the Beaux-Arts style.[1] Carlisle redstone, Pompeian buff brick and terra cotta were all used in the facade. The Bourse stopped functioning as a commodities exchange in the 1960s. The structure continued to serve as an office building until 1979 when the trading space adaptively reused the space a food court.

Fast forward to 2017 and the Bourse is undergoing another transformation – to the tune of $40 million, one which will continue as a hub for tourists in the Historic Philly area, as well as office workers and locals, but as a serious food and beverage hall with 27 new vendors.

Earlier this month a press conference was held to showcase the changes as well as introduce a few of the new tenants

Anney Thomas, Chaat and Chai

Chaat and Chai closed their South Philly storefront over the summer but the restaurant will reopen at The Bourse;   Bluebird Distilling plans to open a full service bar at The Bourse, currently at the Shops of Liberty Place they have a tasting room; Chef Sylva Senat of Maison 208 is opening Baby Buns, named for what his daughter calls sliders. Pasta makers Vera Pasta plan to serve lunch option, they had samples at the press conference which were delicious.  Olive with a Twist, which sells olive oils, balsamic vinegars, jams, and other gourmet pantry items,

Whenever I’m down in Old City and just want to chill, the Bourse was always my go to spot. Plus I liked the various vendors and postcard shops. It was a great hideaway with minimum offers, and now it’s going to have a better selection of food and shops.

Philadelphia Marathon 11/17 – 11/19


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MRP Realty, in conjunction with Cana Development, will bring an array of artisanal vendors, as
well as established Philadelphia businesses, to Old City’s The Bourse, one of the city’s most
iconic buildings. Upon opening, The Bourse Marketplace will offer visitors and locals 27 high-
quality businesses under one roof, in addition to four anchor tenants in the building’s four

Matt Holman, Chanan Delivuk, and Thomas Foley, Sedso Design

Jeffrey Yau, Annie Jiropatnakul, Marissa Taffer and Jim DePhillip


Job Itzkowitz, Executive Director of Old City District, Kate McGlinchey, Brett Mapp, Old City, and Gabriella Sacidor


Laura Burkhardt, Visit Philly

Chocodiem, a Belgian-style chocolate shop will be at the new The Bourse Marketplace

Punch Media PR team handing out gift bags featuring a few of the products soon to be sold at the Bourse, in Spring 2018


EFFEN CCD SIPS Starts 6/7/17 – Pixs from Fashionable Kick Off Party

EFFEN CCD SIPS Starts 6/7/17 – Pixs from Fashionable Kick Off Party

Center City SIPS kicks off on Wednesday 6/7/17, and happens every Wednesday after that from  — 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. — until the end of summer. Dozens of establishments offer $3 beer, $4 wine and $5 cocktails (expect sponsor Effen Vodka to appear in many of the bar creations) and half priced appetizers.

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Mike (Alex & Mike), Davida (@vidafashionista ) and Alex (@alexandmike)

New this year Fashionable SIPS with ambassadors – Before happy hour, shop the stores participating in CCD Sips Style for deals on clothes, beauty goods and more. I said to my friend do people really put a lot of thought into what they wear to SIPS, after all it’s a work day and they’re coming from the office. Miss B Where said, YES people do care. On Wednesday’s everyone is probably going to look a little bit more sharper in the sometimes drab office setting.



All summer long. Wednesdays from 5-7 pm. Participating bars and restaurants are offering $5 cocktails, $4 wine, $3 beer and half-priced appetizers. Check out our list of participants.

Follow us on Twitter for updates- @CCDSips.

Each week, snap a pic of your Sips look, post to Instagram and tag @ShopCenterCity #CCDSipsStyle for your chance to win a Center City shopping spree!

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Sofia and Alyssa of Cashman & AssociatesSIPS

Take Lyft to Center City SIPSSIPS The Dilworth Park Café provides a Center City oasis with outdoor seating, $3 beer, $4 wine and $5 Effen cocktails, along with a DJ each week to get you in the mood to groove. SIPS
James Restaurant at 1835 Arch Street is participating in SIPS> Have you had their James Burger Yet?

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Newbold’s South Philly Sausage Fest Was Hotter Than Ever This Year

The weather is getting cooler, ok it’s supposed to be getting cooler, and the fall festivals are heating up. Last week were two major festivals – GreenFest on South Street last Sunday and The Sausage Fest on Passyunk above Broad Street last Saturday, September 10. I covered them both.



Mother Nature was anything but kind to us last Saturday as the temperatures hovered near 100F, but that didn’t stop the hundreds of sausage fans that turned out to enjoy delicious links, music, mingling and learn about the different community organizations that were on hand.


The Newbold Community Development Corporation (CDC) South Philly SausageFest is a food and craft beer festival raising funds for the Newbold CDC’s Street Cleaning Program. This was the 2nd Annual event, and it’s sponsored by AFC Doctors Express Urgent Care, 1444 W Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia (Which I have been to several times over the past 3 years for aches and pains, and they’re quick and easy.)


Tim Lidiak, President of NCDC and Jess Gould, Co-chair of South Philly SausageFest


William Lindsay, Diana Zaccagnini and Michael Strauss reppin’ Mike’s BBQ. You know Tap Michael as one of the co-owners of Taproom on 19th in the Girard Estate neighborhood.


Who were also on hand to rep their sausage sandwich with Jeff Gimbel, Sal Aversa (no relationship to Kory Aversa, Aversa Pr who was handling the publicity for Sausage Fest), and Peter Fry.


The Volunteer Lounge, a lot of these folks also volunteer for their neighborhood organizations which all border each other.
Paul Knese, East Point Breeze Neighborhood, Paul Rossi, Girard Estate Neighbors Association, Stacey French, Newbold Civic Association, Jimmy Marshina, WPNA, and LuAnn Goodnoce, WPNA


Vince Leuzzi, Bobby Powers of Mark Cement Contractors with Kory Warfield, who’s dad works at Mark’s


Philadelphia author & reporter Thom Nickels, with Steve Laberty and Tom Hawthorn


Christy Bracken-Vasquez, Carol De Fries, Vice President NCDC and Chad Colby


 Tricia Pinto , Carmen Kelly and Leslie Baechler of Vegan Commissary





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Miranda Neill, Vicky Neill, Tom Staunton and Shrea Roundtree











Newbold CDC is four city blocks wide and seven blocks long. It is bounded by Tasker Street to the north and Wolf Street to the south, Broad Street to the east, and 18th Street to the west.


Salon Rosa Held A Date Night Grooming Session

Last month a cocktail, styling party was held at at Salon Rosa M in Narberth, PA

The event was an opportunity for couples to experience light grooming sessions by the salon’s founder and owner, Rosa Martinez and both of her full time stylists Melissa Lynne and Jessica Pileggi. Services included blow-outs and makeup touch ups for women or a light “shave and a haircut” for men.
Rosa Martinez, Belinda Rivera, and Jussara Lopez.
Genevieve Malandra and Amanda Pittman.

In addition to grooming guests sampled local batches of expertly crafted Rye Whiskey compliments of Dad’s Hat. For those who were not Whiskey connoisseurs the salon served up wine and other lite beverage refreshments. Fat Jack’s BBQ provided lite fare for guest sampling including several varieties of their famous chicken wings and hearty chili.

The Salon Rosa M Team.
Caitlin Rae and Ashley Pomales
Melissa Anspach and Nancy Flitter

While waiting for their grooming sessions with stylists or as they mingled afterwards, guests were also privy to a trunk show put on by the Hope Chest. Fabulous and fun lingerie and other toys were available for sale all evening.

Amanda Pittman of Hope Chest in Haverford

With over 20 years in the business and a passion for fashion and design, Salon owner and celebrity stylist Rosa    Martinez has been a return guest on “The 10 Show,” a repeat ‘Best of Philly    Winner’ in “Philadelphia Magazine”, and a recipient of the ‘Most Intricate    Hair’ award at Hair Ball. Most recently, Salon Rosa M has been featured on the    show “Wednesday’s Child” and has styled for Stars Network “Magic City.”

Amanda Pittman and Caitlin

Jamie Joffe, Alisha Neva, and Genevieve Malandra.

Melissa Anspach and Meggi Connor

To stay informed about future events at Salon Rosa M please visit the website or call the salon at 610-771-9900. Additionally, you can connect via Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.