Fashionable Ladies Who Lunch In Style For Philanthropy – The Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia

The days of impossibly glamorous, hugely entertaining, and utterly without purpose ladies luncheons of days gone by have now been replaced these days by equally as social, very stylish, successful women who have philanthropy on their minds. I love covering these very relaxed, but fashionably minded events.

Last week at Saks Fifth Avenue in Bala Cynwyd, The Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia hosted their 13th Annual In Fashion with Baja East charity luncheon.

 Lunch was catered by Feastivities, and the table decor was simple in a farm to table style.

 Salad was placed in front of the guests, and another server gave the guest a choice of chicken or salmon from a serving dish. Very clever. Dessert a sorbet with a thin cookie. 
There was a live auction for two designer bags and a trip to NYC to see Baja East collection in February.  Plus a live bid, where the Philadelphia auctioneer Jeffrey Hammond explained how an additional money gift would help a child who’s parent was going through cancer treatment, or a program would benefit a family. 
Total raised from auction and live bid, over $10,000. Very nice.

 10 % of the sales from anything bought at Saks Fifth Avenue that day was also donated to the CSC

 Baja East is known for it’s loose luxury from surf to street 
For Spring, designers Scott Studenberg and John Targon
reimagined their signature urban nomad through the lens of rave, down
to the polished take on kandi seen at models’ wrists and necks.

The Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.  We provide a comprehensive professional program of social and emotional support and education designed to enhance the mind, body, and spirit of people whose lives have been affected by cancer.  All of our programs and services are provided at no cost to our participants (known as our members) so there’s never a barrier for anyone who needs cancer support.  No one should have to face cancer alone.

 Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion writer for Phila Inquirer

 In Fashion 2015 Committee
Wendy H. Rosen – Chair

Susanna Lachs Adler…Tisa Baena…Kathy Bernsten…Lisa Korn Blank…Jil
Blatstein…Lydie Szabo Brown…Catherine Brumbaugh…Marcie Kennedy
Brun…Amanda Burch…Donna Celentano…Ellen Churchill…Roberta Dranoff…Jill

Barbara Eberlein…Jaimie Field…Pia Halloran…Diane
Hillyard…Margie Honickman…Patty Isen…Laura La Rosa…Hilarie Morgan…Anne
O’Malley…Jill Powell…Jackie Rantanen…Jennifer Raphael…Dana Rosen…Betsy
Rubenstone…Susie Sargent…Nicole Dresnin Schaeffer…Gail Singer…Joy
Shugrue…June Smith…Babette Snyder…Iliana Strauss…Deborah Feith
Tye…Melissa Valenti…JoAnn Wurzak

 Cheryl George


Photos and a more in depth story can be found in my society column at Philly Mag. 

Susie Celek and Julie Dorenbos Roll Out A New Ad Campaign and it’s HOT!! PLUS a new Skin Palette Spot

Julie Dorenbos & Susie Celek sport their wild side in the Bellevue.
I’m premiering the photos here, even before skinpalette.com. .

Skin Palette partnered up with the Sporting Club in the Bellevue to open
its state-of-the-art Airbrush Tan Suite this week. Best of Philly owners,
Julie Dorenbos and Susie Celek bring both a strong force of branding and
sunless innovation.

Being that Julie is no stranger to witnessing her husband, Philadelphia
Eagle Jon Dorenbos, sign autographs for the fans, she realized that her
and Susie couldn’t miss out on the opportunity to ask for an autograph as
well. These girls are adventurous, have you seen their segments on The Great Sports Debate every Thursday On Comcast Sportsnet

Rhonda Clark Carlson of the RCC Design Group had this to say about her
exclusive design: “The girls of Skin Palette are sexy, ahead of the curve
with their craft and sophisticated, that’s what we wanted to bring out in the
room’s aesthetic. It’s about being comfortable and pampering oneself in an
upscale and inviting environment. We wanted the space to be as beautiful
as you feel after having a Skin Palette session.”
Here’s Susie with Amy Stratton presenting to the Sporting Club team at
their Annual Kickoff Meeting. Make sure you stop by and see the girls at
their new location!

The 2013
Skin Palette campaign counters the top 2 fears in sunless tanning; orange
and streaky. The duo stands behind their “Never-Orange, Streak-Free
Tune in for a behind the scenes look of the shoot with Internationally
Published Photographer, Justin Price (www.justinprice.com) on an
upcoming episode of The Great Sports Debate airing on Comcast and
Comcast Sportsnet. As co-hosts of the show, Julie & Susie always leave
their audience laughing and the below picture is no different.
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