Happy Easter Gossip with Billy Crystal, Alycia Lane Happy at Last, a local climbs Mt Everest,

Happy Easter


I really hope everyone is going to get out and enjoy today, and even if you don’t celebrate the holiday try and go to the Easter Promenade on South Street. The Parade starts at Passyunk and South Streets at 1230PM, and heads to Headhouse Square for a best dressed contest.

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It’s always a good time. I’ll be there, as will Alicia Viterelli, Patty Jackson, Jennifer Logue and Alex Holley with her grandpa. It’ll be a fun day.

Happy at last Alycia Lane with hubby Jeremy Joseph
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Here’s Alycia with bestie John M. Colabelli, publisher of Philadelphia Style Magazine


Congrats Katie  & JohnEaster

WOW amazing.
Josh grew up in Philadelphia, and his dad is Brad Heffler, Chairman at FlixFling and Invincible Pictures of Philadelphia

Josh Heffler acts as Managing Partner for Zero G Colony with Richard Branson. Easter

Congrats to Scott Barnes on his new position at Comcast where he’ll be managing special events.

Happy at Last Alycia Lane Easter
Everyone should celebrate their birthdays like Laura Price. Happy Birthday Laura. Easter

Team Derek had a busy Saturday, he caught up with Bonnie Hunt outside the Rittenhouse Hotel

Later he caught up with Billy Crystal outside the Kimmel Center where the comedian happily signed for fans.Easter

It was great to see Katie English Gagnon this week, as we grabbed breakfast at Parc and she made a few friends.

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Remember to wear sunscreen and a hat today.

Easter Brunch: Aqimero, a special brunch menu will be offered from 10:00am to 5:00pm which includes endless brunch creations, a seafood raw bar and a hot carving station. This special brunch also includes endless Mimosas, Bellinis and Bloody Marys. Brunch will be offered for $125.00per person.

See you on South Street….and tomorrow morning here on Philly Chit Chat


Chester County Hot Air Balloon Festival

Chester County Hot Air Balloon Festival
Tickets $15 adults, $5 kids 6 – 12; kids under 6 are FREE
Rides priced accordingly

I saw a tweet about this event yesterday and Mike and I went to check it out last night.

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Celebrating our 10th year, the Chester County Balloon Festival is a must attend event providing family fun for all ages. Experience Chester County and the unique and historic Del Val Region from the ground up! The Chester County Balloon Festival is a non-profit organization with proceeds going to the Chester County Hero Fund and other local community groups.

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I can’t believe I never heard of this event. So much fun, to do, see and experience. Who doesn’t love Monster Truck rides.


There was a lot for kids to do. Chester

and young adults.

This was my favorite thing to watch.

The popularity of the Chester County Balloon Festival has experienced incredible growth the past few years. We will be returning to our new home at New Garden Flying Field in Toughkenamon, PA on June 24th, 25th, 26th, 2016. The airport is located at 1235 Newark Road just off Highway 1, allowing visitors from all over Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and New York convenient access.



The event was held at an airport, so there were lots of flying machines to check outChester

 They had balloon rides, tethered balloon rides, and other fun flying machines.Chester

Plenty to eat tooChester

I had my first Nick’s Roast Beef sandwich. SOooo good. This is the Nick’s that is located in the NortheastChester

In the evening they did the balloon glow. Normally they would fly higher, but because of the wind the balloons didn’t go up.Chester

There was a great crowd on hand to enjoy the festivities. Tonight they’ll be fireworks.


Bring your chairs and find a great spot. Speaking of there are plenty of porta potties.


Parking is a short walk away up on the hill


You can walk, or take this tractor ride. Go early, stay late, you’re going to love it.


The expanded 3-day (Friday-Sunday) schedule highlights over 20+ hot air balloon taking flight twice per day, balloon glow featuring Special Shaped Balloon Rodeo, untethered and tethered balloon rides, and a walk-thru balloon. For a complete schedule of events, see the Festival Information page.