Holiday Party


Pat Nogar’s Annual Ladies Tea – The Twelve Days of Christmas

Pat Nogar’s Annual Ladies Tea – The Twelve Days of Christmas


Saving the best Christmas party for last, Pat Nogar’s Annual Ladies Tea was held on Saturday January 6, 2018 .


The theme this year was “The Twelve Days of Christmas”. Guests were asked to come dressed as one of the days of Christmas, like in the song. Pat Nogar, who has a TV show “Living Well with Pat Nogar”, was dressed as “A Partridge in a Pear Tree, her husband,David Nogar, was dressed as a classy, supportive husband.

Two Turtle Doves Zoya EganTiffany Archard Arey flanking Jennifer Lynn Robinson, Brigid McGrath Stasen, Karen Toole-Ebbert, and Pat Nogar

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: 12 Drummers Drumming Eleven Pipers Piping Ten Lords a Leaping Nine Ladies Dancing Eight Maids a Milking Seven Swans a Swimming Six Geese a Laying Five Golden Rings Four Calling Birds Three French Hens Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

Pat even had her steps stenciled with The 12 Days of Christmas
4 Calling Birds, but it’s really 4 “Colly” birds. BTW A Colly is like a crow.
Joan Hindin, and Doreen McGettigan

Two sets of Three French Hens: guest, guest, Pj ClineKaren Toole-Ebbert, Jamie Singer and Su Rudy
My favorite, tea sandwiches

The house was decorated with 12 beautiful trees

Li Kramer Halpern

Marie Fritz and Elizabeth Barker

Jimmy Contreras grabs a peck of Brigid McGrath Stasen under the Mistletoe

There was a lavish spread, and when it came time for dessert Pat thanked her guests for coming and toasted them before
serving her world friend favorite Red Velvet Cake
Laura Eaton, Founder at Old City Collective and pastry chef extraordinaire Ruth Levitt Scott,

Cupcakes by Ruth

And to all a good night. Thank you Patricia and David Nogar for a lovely party!!
Happy New Year!!


The Most Fantastic Party I didn’t Attend, but wish I had – Decor Delight

The Most Fantastic Party I didn’t Attend, but wish I had

Medical Guardian (1818 Market Street  Suite 1200, Philadelphia, PA 19103) held their annual holiday party earlier this month at VIE in Philadelphia. Geoff Gross, Founder & CEO at Medical Guardian hosted friends, family and employees of the life saving Medical Alert System which serves seniors nationwide. I was supposed to attend, but something came up and I missed it. After attending in the past and knowing that Valerie Sings GrossVal Sings Events was producing the event, I knew it’d be a party we all needed to see

Valerie Sings Gross and Geoff Gross

Santa’s Workshop was the theme

Santa was there

Cescaphe always has one of the most delicious spreads chock full of seafood and see food

Gorgeous champagne display as you walk into the lobby


Valerie Sings Gross

A wall of employees photos from past parties

Val Sings Events did a sweet job on this event.
Happy Happy Holidays, what a wonderful holiday season. I for one am not bothered when the commericals, and the music and the holiday cheer starts in November because when December 26 rolls around I’m already nostalgic for it.


Fashion Standouts at Philly Style Magazines Annual Holiday Party

Fashion Standouts at Philly Style Magazines Annual Holiday Party

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… The Philly Style Magazine Holiday Party happened on Monday night at Aqimero at The Ritz-Carlton and many of Philly’s most stylish elves were on hand to celebrate

If you take a photo, please link back to this post, and you should do the same thing for other photographers as well, we rely on our hits for business. Thanks Happy Holidays….

Matchmaker, matchmaker bring me a man, Erika Kaplan (c), who’s with ThreeDayRule.com is a professional matchmaker. New Year, New You, New Love could be your new mantra.

Ben Cross, Rosemary Connors, NBC10, he had me at wooden bow tie and that great jacket – Brandon Hudson, Journalist. Reporter  (He has a great twitter handle @BHudTV), Pamela Osborne, NBC10, Josh Ortiz, Krystal Klei, meteorologist for NBC10’s First Alert Weather team

Karen Hepp, Fox 29 (r), she’s been so supportive of my career and me. It was so wonderful working with her over at Fox 29 for over 6 years.
She’s here with her single, sassy, sister Lizzie Bapson (I have her info) and bff Sara Mayher Standouts 

Love this texture dress St

Adam Matteo, Sales Consultant MASERATI & Alfa Romeo and Tony Piazza, in front of a metallic blue Alfa Romeo of Piazza Premium Automobiles. Adam, a top salesperson at Piazza tells me that the top color seller of Alpha Romeo’s is Russo Red.

Glittery fun is what Jennifer Lynn Robinson is wearing. Recently Jennifer told me she’s a bit of a shopper, and has an entire room of beautiful outfits I’m excited to photograph.”I love to mix high end, vintage and lower cost items. Many seemed surprised when I told them my dress was from Target ” and Jaimi Blackburn, wearing a glossy little black dress.

Kristen Alderson told her Instagram/Twitter followers (nearly 270ks) …My DRESS was $18 from Ross! EIGHTEEN DOLLARS! Hahah And it looked beautiful, was super comfy, and didn’t fall apart. I can’t stress enough that you DO NOT need to spend a lot to look expensive👌outs 

John Colabelli, Publisher of Philly Style Mag and his well dressed posseElaine R. Grosso and Monica Miraglilo with Santa
Naughty or Nice, let me guess

Girls with glasses – Anna Catania (l) Ten Pennies florist had an amazing year of events.
Dr. Nina Radcliff gets snapped in her breezy white dress by Eileen Xu

Melony Roy, KYWRadio, guest, Dr. Jen Caudle (who regularly appears on CBS3 as well as Dr. Oz) and David Alexander Jenkins

Geater getting his heater on
Legendary Emil DeJohn and with Mrs Lauren Colabelli – this dress said to me red is not always the best holiday fashion

Triple Threat: Gal in a Little Black Dress, a Tuxedo Dress and a hot red party dress
Marilyn Melasecca, Cryo Myst and stylist Alissa Frederico, Dressing Jane. Next month Alissa gets ready for the Academy Ball, focusing on the what’s hot for the grand gala. Hopefully no one will wear a “nude outfit this year”, the well heeled crowd is still wagging their tongues over that number. Girls wear that at the Hair of the Dog (Jan 20), not a White Tail gala where you should be wearing formal, floor length evening gown.

Class never goes out of style – Sabrina Tamburino Thorne and Rachel Paz

WOW – Robin Carter Rcb looked amazing in her Neiman Marcus outfit

Always breathtaking Kasia Hopek and Maciej Ciezki
Fashion plate DJ Shelly wearing a gorgeous dress from Touché Accessories

Mina MassaroGiordano, MD, Hope Cohen and congrats to Amber-Joi Watkins who with her husband Tommy Domalski, is expecting a baby girl in the spring. Tommy and Amber-Joi were married 3 years earlier at the Ritz-Carlton.

Rahel Solomon, pretty in purple made an early appearance as she needed to grab some zzz’s before anchoring the morning
news with Jim Donovan at CBS3Philly at 5AM

Best dressed of the night, Sharon Pinkenson, GPFO Executive Director, all the way down to those sizzling hot boots.


Mark & Jason’s Friends Create Christmas Ornaments

What Happens When Notable Philly Create Holiday Ornaments

Saturday night PGN publisher Mark Segal and partner Jason Villemez hosted their annual holiday party. For the first time in 14 years they had a Christmas Tree. They asked their guests to forgo host gifts and instead create an ornament for the tree.


 Judging the ornaments were real judges,  Judge Maria McLaughlin, PA. Supreme Court candidate Justice Kevin Dougherty, here with Jonathan Saidel and Mark Segal

and State Senator Sharif Street

The Philadelphia Gay Mens Choir was on hand to entertain

Mrs. Villemez , Mark Segal, Jarod Williams and David Wagaman

Congrats to David Wagaman who with his help brought together the talented students at the Phila. Performing Arts, a String Theory School who created banners depicting different Philly neighborhoods in the holiday spirit. Go check them out in front of his cafe on the Parkway, in front of Capriccio at Cret Park (16th and Vine) (source)

I missed that part about “create”, I bought an ornament. Major fail on my part, but it was the cutest Eastern State Penitentiary ornament.

The cutest outhouse with a Menorah on the door and rainbow toilet paper, over the crapper is a picture of infamous State rep. Darly Metcalf. Well done Rick Lombardo

Chris Bartlett, Executive Director William Way LGBT Community Center:

It’s titled “Sugar Tacks.” Get it says Bartlett? Created with one red delicious apple, Wawa sugar packets, a package of Rite Aid tacks, one screw, and a blue string. As you can tell, I was a crafty kind of child.

Not surprising Micah Mahjoubian, Policy Director for Senator Sharif Street created political ornaments

Judge Dan Anders hung Elton John, in an ode to the time Mark & others brought

David Wagaman’s ornament using a photo I posted on FB. It is the sincerest form of flattery. Who knew you could go to AC Moore
and get materials to use in your own ornament. That’s where I’ll go next year.

I love this one of Mark Segal’s autobiography by Michael Newmuis

Larry Felzer, Klayton Fennell

I’m going to guess this was Jim Werner from Visit Philly

Ernest Owens, editor of GPhilly with Amber Hikes, Amber Hikes, executive director of the Office of LGBT Affairs

Also spotted Councilman Mark Squilla, Nurit Shein, former CEO of the community-health Mazzoni Center, David and Rhonda Cohen, Frannie Price, Judith Kaplow Applebaum, Stephen Alan Glassman, Larry Felzer, Klayton Fennell, Kevin Lessard, Harvey and Julie Welker,

Jeff Guaracino, executive director Welcome America has a big ball

and a lot of them are on the City’s Christmas Tree.
Jeff and his team are responsible for this year’s magnificent Christmas Tree at City Hall,

Judge Dan Anders and attorney Ted Simon. Just in the news is a story Simon’s client Amanda Knox who has launched “The Scarlet Letter Reports” on the Vice Channel. The Philly Voice reports that Philly native Amber Rose will be among the first guests .

Award winning Philly Gay News photographer Scott A Drake and Micheal Ward

Former Gov Ed Rendell stopped by to sing Christmas carols.

Kicking off the night with what he told the crowd was not his former mother in law’s favorite:
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

Jason Villemez and friends

Legendary Suzi Nash, who has been doing people in Philly interviews in the PGN for years.

Michael Sheridan, ‎Professor – ‎Temple University School of Tourism & Hospitality Management (and serious marathon runner) and Jim Werner, (and serious marathon runner supporter & encouragement sign maker) Vice President, Hotel Relations and Tourism Development at Visit Philly, and former councilman Frank DiCicco

Malcolm Kenyatta, who last Thursday announced a run for office. The openly gay community leader and former Democratic National Convention delegate Malcolm Kenyatta announced his bid for state representative in the 181st District with political operative Micah Mahjoubian

Delicious buffet as usual by Christine Fisher.