Fans celebrate after the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl

Fans celebrate after the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl


Eagles Fans Celebrate The Joy Of Winning – Lots of Love, Hugs & High Fives

Congratulations. THIS IS US, thanks Eagles for bringing us together. What an amazing night of football and celebration.

I started my night off attending Billy Nigro’s (Eye Encounters) annual Super Bowl Party, but this year we were in the Super Bowl, holy cow!!
Old friends Lisa Booth and Mike Missanelli


I got out to Broad Street with about 90 seconds on the clock, and boy did they wind down slowly

Outside Brent Celek’s Blue Duck on Broad

The police were just as interested in watching the game as the rest of us fans

and celebrated the win before their boss told them to get on their bikes


The first fans head out to Broad Street to celebrate

It was a very emotional moment for all of us

Fans young and old celebrate after the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl





Unlike two weeks ago I thought I’d walk around a bit, and BTW the crowds Sunday night were 5xs more than 2 weeks ago. It was crushing to be on Broad Street

Chestnut Street much better except people didn’t get the memo that they’d be stuck for hours in traffic and fans on foot

Modell’s was open and selling shirts and memorabilia. I would have bought some but the line was out the door at midnight.
He told me he got his costume at Walmart.

Poles were not match for Philadelphian’s

This women kept saying over and over “YES WE DID!!”
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Fly Eagles Fly

More photos at Metro Philly, CBSPhilly


Eagles Fans Get Lit on Broad Street Celebrating The NFC Win

Eagles Fans Get Lit on Broad Street Celebrating The NFC Win

We are not done yet celebrating the Philadelphia Eagles won on Sunday night against the Vikings to capture the NFC Championship Game. I placed a lot of photos from the celebratory night in outlets, with links to them at the bottom. In the meantime here are a few more.

I ran into my sister’s friend at The Blue Duck on Broad

It was a fantastic party

Dude seriously if you didn’t want to be in the photo with these guys you could have said no, or maybe you just wanted to see if I’d publish it. You must not know me, I photographed celebrities in NYC for 5 years. These were the money shots!!

I had a great time at McGillin’s as well, but the best party, the one not to miss happens at Tavern on Broad. So much fun, people are really nice,

the booze is reasonable and when we win the Super Bowl, you just roll out the door and there’s Broad Street.

I need this suit, does it come in a 3x large. I went to buy a T Shirt, and they do not.
I got a hat.
I like a guy that brings his own boom box and crowd
Fireworks and girl on a light pole. See her on left hanging on for dear life?
I was standing next to Drew Smith, NBC10 while the largest toilet paper stream floated down from who knows where. I think we all want to know what brand that is
A beginning of a wonderful mummy
I learned a new word, these two kept yelling – take a photo of us, we’re Yunks!! Eventually they explained they were from Manayunk

He came prepared
WHY Can’t we be Friends, Why Can’t We Be Friends…. We can!!
Jenny from the block, or as I like to call her my editor from Metro Philly
crowds were just streaming up Broad Street towards City Hall
OH I see he has an Eagles head
Mike and Renee are HAPPY
Broad Street is LIT!! as Jeniece Armstrong wrote on one of my posts Sunday night.

WAWA was packed, in 2008 this was the site of Robinson Luggage, and it didn’t fare as well

What an amazing celebration, there was no trouble as the crowd partied in the street from 930ish til a bit after 130 when the police
announced for people to please go home. They did, and the next day the street was clean and open for business.

Check out these sites to see if I caught you in the act of joy


Metro Philly

PHL Biz Journal, Timeout Philly and Philly Voice


7 Great Celebrity NFL Draft in Philly Parties For You To Attend

Open to the Public: NFL Draft Parties During The NFL Draft

Are you ready to rumble….. it’s finally the NFL Draft. When I heard that Philly had been picked for the NFL Draft I was ecstatic, and I knew Philly would put a show like no other. The Parkway set up looks beautiful, there’s going to be so much to do for families during the day, as well as great opportunities to watch the draft in the open air at night. BUT if you want to hang with our home team players at NFL Draft Parties around town, there are a couple parties going on that are open to the public. I’ve compiled a list according to date:


Tonight hang out with Quincy Harris from Fox 29’s The Q Show. You never know who might show up.
Join me today for brews, bites & games at ! Must be 21+ to attend, get your tickets:

The Eve of the NFL Draft there are lots of parties, but the only one I found open to the public is the one at Delilah’s, but I’m sure you’ll
find a few players hanging out at Philly’s favorite entertainment club – Plus meet the guys from The Bleeding Green Nation Podcast.




Thuzio Draft Party

APRIL, 27, 2017   6PM – 10PM  VICTORY BEER HALL  1100 PATTISON AVENUE  PHILADELPHIA, PA19148   TICKETS $100 (LIMITED) SCHEDULE OF EVENT  6PM: Program Begins   6:45PM: Moderated Q&A followed by Guest Q&A  7PM: Live & Silent Auctions      8PM: NFL Draft Begins



Draft Party with Donovan McNabb at Coda Philly
1712 Walnut Street
Doors open at 7PM


Former Philadelphia Eagles Player Lesean McCoy and current player Jason Peters are hosting a draft night party
at Voyeur aptly renamed for the night as House of Hennessy (1221 Saint James Street )
10PM to 3:30AM

House of Hennessy Draft Night

Thursday April 27th Philadelphia welcome’s all 250,000 patrons entering the city for the 2017 NFL Draft. We cordially invite you to attend a star-studded celebration featuring NFL Superstars LeSean “Shady” McCoy, Jason Peters, and their celebrity friends. The world’s most recognized cognac brand Hennessy will be our sponsor. This will be an experience curated for you to be amongst the movers, shakers, elites, and the innovators of the Tri-State area. Join us in the House of Hennessy which was created to be a completely unique experience – a symbol of good taste, sophisticated style and pure distinction for the Hennessy connoisseur.

Afterwards Malcom Jenkins will be heading to 1925 Philadelphia for a Draft Night Party with his team mate Rodney McLeod. 

Friday Night


Then Friday Night come out and watch the NFL Draft with everyone’s dream team Eagle’s Players Todd Herremans, Brent Celek and AJ Feeley as their joined by
Halapoulivaati Vaitai and Dennis Kelly
Come Support the Foundation at our Draftin’ with Todd Fundraiser on Friday night. You can get your tickets by going to

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But the biggest party of all is on the Parkway, definitely go check it out, take lots of photos and tweet them out to #DraftinPHL and show the world your pride of Philadelphia NFL Draft

The best info on the draft can be found at DiscoverPHL

There’s a very detailed descriptions of events for each day that I havent seen anywhere else:
Thursday, April 27  12:0 0PM: NFL  Draft  Experience  presented by Oikos ®   Triple Zero  –  Opens  3 :00PM —9:00PM:  Autograph Stage  at Draft presented by Panini ( 90 minute sessions )  Location:  Autograph Stage  at Draft presented by Panini /  Von Coll in Park 4 :00PM —7 :00PM:  NFL FLAG Public Clinics (30 mins/each) Location:  Play Football Field  presented by Danimals® 5 :30PM —6:00PM :  Eagles Equipment Manager Demo  Location:  NFC Locker Room

I’m also going to try and hit a few 97.5 Fanatic Events

Also try and stop by to The Mike & Mike show which will air live from 6-10am followed by First Take with Steven A. Smith from 10a-12p at the Chickie’s & Petes on Packer Ave near the stadiums. – And say hello to my buddy Damian Muziani who’s the Emcee warming up the audience. Funny guy. He’s got a long history in TV and is an actor. He’s got a lot of great stories.


Swoop Gets Down, Nicole Miller, Joan Shepp, Deborah Cox, NOVO Philly,

Good Thursday Springtime today. Last night was like the days gone by, lots of fun events happening. The Philadelphia Fashion Week is going on at 2300 Arena, Mary K. Dougherty had a fashionable shindig at her Nicole Miller Center City store located at the Bellevue (200 South Broad Street).

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Brent Celek, Philadelphia Eagles, owner of BOP and Prime Stache and cover boy on Philly Style Magazine
Mary Dougherty, owner of the Nicole Miller Store at the Bellevue and Barbara Zaun, Director of the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders

The NFL Cheerleader Directors are in Philadelphia this week in preparation for the NFL Draft taking place April 27-29 in Center City.

Upon their arrival, the guests will receive a special Philadelphia welcome by the NFL Eagles Cheerleaders and Eagles Mascot Swoop. Here’s swoop warming up.

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Eagles tight end Brent Celek, was also on hand to greet the group as they enjoy a night of private shopping at Nicole Miller while sipping champagne and nibbling hors d’oeuvres from Celek’s bop, also located at The Bellevue.

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Philadelphia-based Atrium Design Group LLC and its construction affiliate A2Z Development held a party last night for the debut of their new project Novo Philly,

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which is a development of 10 high-end townhouses being planned at the current site of an industrial building at 17th and Wood Streets, just across the street to the north from the recently completed Mormon meetinghouse. (Philly.com)
Look for the groundbreaking to be in April, and then be in awe. Each 5 story unit comes with a jacuzzi, three car garage and an amazing view of the City.


Joan Shepp celebrated the 17th Annual “Women of Substance and Style” at her boutique at 1811 Chestnut Street last night. The fashionable event recognized 27 African-American women in the community making a difference, which included Lady B, Jean Carne, Julie Coker, Dr. Quinetta Roberson, Laiya St. Clair, and Dr. Susan Taylor to name a few. Later today a column from the event will be on PhillyMag.com


The Broadway Philadelphia run of the hit musical The Bodyguard opened Tuesday night at the Academy of Music. Afterwards the Deborah Cox and hunky bodyguard Judson Mills, (here with Steven from Aqimero) the cast, crew and friends headed to Aqimero at the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia for an afterparty to celebrate. The Bodyguard Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music from February 21–26, 2017’

Last week PHS held a press conference regarding the upcoming Flower Show, announcing all the amazing attractions besides the fabulous flowers.   The The Philadelphia Flower Show’s newest event Flowers After Hours will be held Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 9:30 pm – 12:30 am.  I’ll be there, so bring your smile and you will definitely be seen on the scene.



Mascots for a Cure is dedicated to help children and their families battling cancer. Through our passion, relentless pursuit of our goals, and the power of mascots, we foster hope, laughter, joy, positive memories and love to support children and their families affected world-wide. The kick of tour was Monday in front of Independence Hall. Check out their new campaign Chubby Checker’s Twist Challenge



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toucheaccessories Join us this Sunday! February 26th 5Pm to 9Pm for a Special Prom Sale & Event… All Things Prom. KOP MAll near Macy’s Lower Level.



Just a few days left for you to help choose a winner (Noteworthy Volunteer in Philly) for a Cabot Cheese sponsored Cruise


New Dads Todd Herremans and Brent Celek Celebrity Bartend for Gary Papa Run

Eagles Players Get Behind the Bar For Gary Papa Run

Gara Papa Run

Early this spring I told you about best friends, and former teammates Todd Herremans wife Elizabeth and Brent Celek‘s wife Celeste were all expecting babies and their due dates were within weeks of each other. Well the babies have all been born, and they’re cute little girls. Mommy and babies are looking forward to playing in the sandbox real soon along with Heather Mitts and AJ Feeley‘s daughter born a month earlier.  All three couples were at Dancing for the Future Stars for IMS schools. Fast forward to yesterday where the bffs were doing good raising money for prostate cancer awareness and the Gary Papa Run  coming up June 19 at the Art Museum.

Gary Papa Run

A celebrity bartending event was held at Brent Celek’s Prime Stache to raise funds for the upcoming Gary Papa Run. Philadelphia Eagles players  Connor Barwin, Lane Johnson, Todd Herremans and Jason Kelce played bartenders for a day to whip up cocktails for patrons from 5pm to 7pm with proceeds going to support the Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health’s prostate cancer initiatives in the Philadelphia area. (BTW Brent’s new eater BOP, 220 S. Broad St., OPENS TODAY)
Gara Papa Run

Lots of people came out to support the boys and their quest to raise funds.

50% of restaurant proceeds from the evening will be donated, along with the bartenders tips. A $10 donation at the door is suggested.

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Jason Kelce and Geno Vento

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Helping out the boys with their charity bartending gig was Marisa Magnatta, Preston & Steve Show on WMMR. Gara Papa Run

Maxwell Leonard and Melisa Leonard

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Kristy Sevag, Sevag Pr (Herremans Foundation, 6ABC) Mike Monsell  Vice President / Director of Creative Services and Christian Molnar, Eagles Front Office

Gara Papa Run

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It was quite a crowd

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Marilee Herremans (Todd’s mom) in the sombrello as Jason Kelce pulls out a raffle ticketGara Papa Run


Gara Papa Run

If Todd is looking for a backup career

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Gary Papa’s Father’s Day Charity Run consists of a 10k, a 5k Run/Walk, and a 1 Mile Fun Walk to promote prostate cancer awareness and fund educational programming and screenings for men in the Delaware Valley.

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Marisa in the land of the giants

Gara Papa Run

The Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health (FBPH) is a Philadelphia-based, world-renowned nonprofit 501(c)(3) foundation and think tank that serves as a catalyst to advance breast and prostate cancer education, awareness and treatment, while advancing the scope of scientific research through grants to pioneering doctors in both fields.  Since the organization was founded, it has gained regional, national and international recognition as a major source for public awareness of breast and prostate cancer related issues. – See more at: https://www.garypaparun.com/our-story/#sthash.lj9i91xH.dpuf

Gara Papa Run

“The organizers stress to me that Prostate Cancer can and should be caught early. It’s important to get a painless examination to”–I think you might have left off the end of this sentence. Would be great if you can say “It’s important for all men after 40 to get screened and to discuss their prostate health with their healthcare providers. Early detection saves lives.”

Gara Papa Run

I ran into Justin Pizzi and friend, both from Saxbys on my way out to the CCD 25th Anniversary Party, which I’ll write up next week. Have a great weekend!!


Celebs Out and About in Philly, and Atlantic City – New Couple Alert – Goodbye Monique Crawford, so fun to shoot

 Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (Hafthor Julius Bjornsson) The Mountain from Game of Thrones and “Second Strongest Man in the World” has been making the media circuit for the past couple days. Yesterday he
 He had dinner at Devil’s Den 1148 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147  He’s in town for this weekend’s Philadelphia Renaissance Faire

 Crazy shirt.

I love this shot with people trying to take selfies with him any way possible.

Jennie Hatton Baver on one of her last appearances in Philly before she heads to Virginia with hubby Scott, who has taken a job as Sales Director for Devils Backbone Brewing Company in the Blue Ridge Mountain. Sounds dreamy. I love that area. (Jennie and Scott)
Photos by:
Stephan Lyford
Today of Fox 29 Thor lifts Alex Holley. Mike ran away before Thor could get a hold of him.
 Björnsson is 6 ft 9 and 400 pounds.
Earlier, Square 1682’s Chef Caitlin Mateo delivered lunch to him at Philadelphia Weekly offices. Speaking of both Square 1682 and Phila Weekly…
Charles Wiedenmann ran into Wyonna Judd at Square 1682 on Wednesday night. She’s in town for the WXPN concert today. Congratulations are in order for
Charles, he’s joined the new Philadelphia Weekly newspaper, er magazine now. 
 Last night I spotted Eagles player Mark Sanchez at Del Frisco’s. The place was hopping with a lot of big named Eagles and Sixers players, none of which I can remember and didn’t write down. Wait that ‘s right I saw

Former Philles Marlon Anderson (r) (last night he tweeted: On doing a little pregame with , tune in to watch.) also spotted Mike Jerrick, and in another section John Bolaris.
 How long has this been going on – New Couple Alert John Clark and Randyl Case. Randyl looked adorable but for whatever reason my camera missed the first two shots and every one had a laugh til I captured this tender moment at Del Frisco’s last night.

 We all headed to Rumor, where Tee Fish was manning the door with his usual flair.

Wendy Williams hit the Boardwalk with Mayor Don Guardian this weekend for the dedication of the new Wendy Williams Boardwalk bench. Wendy was in amazing spirits talking about
being a true Jersey girl and saying she is going to come back and check
on the bench frequently, also asked the crowd not to pass wind on it – no
joke. She also requested the bench be placed near a delicious eatery and not on a dead spot on the boardwalk, say near Revel. She was in town for the weekend to perform at the Borgata. Friends tell me she didn’t chat about a lot of the things they wanted to hear about, like why did she have that fight with NeNe Leakes, who visited AC a few days later and seems to be getting more than a bench in AC.
Photo by Whitney Ullman
 NeNe Leakes, Real Housewives of Atlanta star (2nd from left), touring The Playground
in Atlantic City Wednesday with her husband, Gregg Leakes, joined by CEO of
Tower Investments, Bart Blatstein, COO Brandon Dixon and Media Relations
Guru Lisa Johnson

 Apologies to Monique Crawford for not making it to her going away party. I did see her a few weeks ago when she told me of her plans, and I gave her an extra good luck hug. I’m excited for her, glad I met her, and thankful she spent some of her life here in Philly. It was always fun to photograph her.

When I saw her at Bank and Bourbon I knew that would be the last time. I really hate to say good-bye to people, and those parties.

I have a long bad habit of skipping those parties. Sorry. xo




I really wanted to go to this, but I was covering the Philly Style Magazine party, which I will be writing about on Monday. Tune in to see what people wore, and what they told me, especially Carl Dranoff. 


The Todd Herremans Foundation recently hosted
members of Leprechaun Sports Association of Philadelphia at DICK’S
Sporting Goods. Eagles players Todd Herremans, Jason Kelce and Mark
served as “Shopping Consultants” and surprised the kids with
$100 shopping sprees from the Herremans Foundation as they shopped for
winter coats, gloves, boots and other cold-weather gear.

 Todd Herremans and the kids. I like those shamrocks on the sleeves. I think this would be a good St Patrick’s Day look. (It’s only 10 weeks away)

“It’s a great feeling to provide underserved
children with a chance to get the cold-winter gear they need, as well as
some other great things from DICK’S,” said Herremans. “I’m really
thankful for (Jason) Kelce and Mark (Sanchez) to take time out of their
busy schedules to help spread some holiday cheer.”
  Jason Kelce

 The kids enjoyed a Chik-Fi-Let lunch, and who wouldn’t.
Mark Sanchez talking about the virtues of the sneaker
Todd Herremans, Jason Kelce and Mark
(Thanks to the Todd Herremons Foundation for the content and pixs)
About the Todd Herremans Foundation:Created
by Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Lineman, and Ravenna, Michigan native,
the Herremans foundation’s mission is “to help where help is needed.” A
501 (c) 3 designated charity, it raises funds for various charitable
organizations in Philadelphia and Michigan. More information can be
obtained by visiting www.herremansfoundation.org, by emailing info@herremansfoundation.org or calling 231-740-5809.

EVENT: Flyers MAX TALBOT SIGNING MARCH 27 5pm The Sports Cave Center City Tixs $30 Get Anything Signed

The Sports Cave is a family owned and operated retail store located in the Shops of Liberty Place in Center City, Philadelphia. We now offer authentic sports memorabilia, vintage posters, stadium panoramics, books, and many other gifts for the bar or “cave.” We also offer special services like custom framing, appraisals of memorabilia, player signings, and much more.
heck the announcements page to learn about upcoming events and specials. Check Us Out! John Panichello, Joe Panichello, and Frank Luisi
Owners, Man Cave


Jennifer Williams of Vh1’s Basketball Wives Is Over The Drama, but loved dinner at the Waterview Lounge

The Waterview Lounge Presented “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” Hosted by Jennifer Williams of Vh1’s Basketball Wives so after I left the Philadelphia Magazine Design Home party I headed back into town for this very chic event. The Waterview’s Markeem Kendall, Owner and the PR for the event was Carmena Ayo-Davies, 3BG Marketing Solutions

Jennifer Williams is the wife of former NBA Boston Celtics star Eric Williams. She said the program purposely edited the show to create a lot of drama. “I wish they didn’t focus so much on my [denigrating] marriage” she said. In June she filed for a divorce; because heck girl your dirty laundry has been aired and it would be dumb for you to stay in that marriage. She told the audience gathered at the dinner party, that she’s turned her eye towards charity, not just one, but many different charities in hopes to make a difference in others lives.Everyone seemed dressed to the nines and these two were fashion perfect: Learia West and Zairaih Strickland.
Most ladies were wearing PNK Elephant jewelery including Rasheeda Hampton, Quianna Harris, and Ayana Gibbs, all three are with 3B Marketing Solutions.
Jennifer Williams with her beautiful Christian Louboutin shoes
These girls are Football girlfriends, but with no drama so don’t come looking to make a reality show here, except if it’s on fashion and football. Jeniva Barrett, (Asante Samuel’s fiance), Regina Huff, (wife of Leon Huff)
Kijafa Frink (Michael Vick’s Fiance) and Arthur Kade. AK did some great interviews that you’ll have to check out http://arthurkade.com/ That dude is showing up at more and more places and landing a lot of interesting interviews.
Alloyius McIlwaine, Cultures Clothing Co. (Ceo-Founder / Artist / Designer)and Christina Sanchez from Queen Diva Radio
Hello my old friend color. Just because it’s the end of summer these ladies realize that color can be worn right into the next season. Kia Wongus, Ashley Patterson, and Tania Toomer, with her Steve Madden shoes and what kind of bag is that I asked, and she looked at me like I had two heads and said, but I forget what she said. Oy. I’m gonna have learn these names since I appreciate their beauty so much.
Hosting thw Q&A part of the evening are Kharisma McIlwaine, CBS3/CW and Elizabeth Wellington, Phila Inquirer Fashion Writer Jennifer Williams of Vh1’s Basketball Wives. Part of the proceeds will go to the Stop the Madness Foundation, providing South Philadelphia’s youth a way to express their talents through sports and academics. Check out my column at Philly Mag about my coverage of the Design Home Party. Also watch me tomorrow morning on Fox 29 after 9:30PM to catch my coverage of the Phila Eagles Opening Party at G Lounge, with lots of lovely ladies and my coverage of the Nicole Miller’s XIX Stylish Women. Maybe next year you might be on the list since they have asked me before who I thought was most stylish.