Nicole Paloux


Earth Day Contest: Win a Digs Living Backyard This Summer

To celebrate Earth Day, Digs Living is giving away an incredible garden transformation with an Instagram contest. They are giving away $1500 worth of plants, planting labor included, to transform one local garden. Instructions to enter the contest are below.


Enter to win one over the top garden transformation. Digs Living will plant your garden with $1500 of plants, labor included
To enter the contest
1. Follow @digsliving on Instagram
2. Post a photo of your outdoor space, tag @digsliving with #digmygarden and tell us what you wish was different about your garden or what types of plants you’d love to have
4. Tag 5 friends who you’d like to invite over for cocktails in your newly planted garden
Digs Living will select a winner May 1 and notify them on Instagram.
A few fun facts about Digs Living:
Digs Living owner, Anna Prinzo has spent more than 15 years in the outdoor design/build industry, beginning Digs after many years at Laurel Hill Gardens in Chestnut Hill. 
Digs is unique for their urban aesthetic. Their favorite materials are concrete, steel and wood that’s been tinged (and often charred) black. The contrast of industrial materials with organic plants elevates a space with a modern edge, but keeps things from feeling cold. The natural weathering of these materials to their eventual patina, along with the seasonality of the plant life, keep the space evolving over time. 
Over the years Digs has built relationships with local tradespeople and they are proud to call them collaborators. They’re not only the best at their crafts, they also each have a story that brings invaluable insight and character to the process. Mike, Digs’ carpenter/metalworker/jack-of-all-trades, has spent years working on film and TV sets. Tony and Anthony, their father-son masonry guys, make their own wine every year from the grapes in Tony’s garden. These relationships are critical to keeping projects flowing smoothly, especially when inevitable changes pop up along the way.
This summer, Digs will debut a new public space at their workshop in Fishtown built out of shipping containers. The space will be available for event rentals and will host events such as small concerts and pop up farmers markets. Also stay tuned for the release of Digs Livings custom designed outdoor dog houses that will be available for purchase in the Fall. 

UMAMI: An Evening of Sensory Indulgence and FUN

Last week I went to the most fantastical event. The Theatre Confetti Party. But it wasn’t just a party, it was a celebration, an event, a happening. It really was one of the most memorable events I had attended in the past five years. Let’s meet some of the people who were there…

Coartistic directors of Theatre Confetti Bi Jean Ngo and Nicole Paloux celebrate during the event with Where Magazine’s Kristina Jenkins (r), who is now part of the artistic team

 Guests began to arrive at the Power Plant, which lies in the shadow of the Ben Franklin Bridge in Old City, at around 7PM. Actors Noah Berger and Alexa Darrow were one of the first to arrive, looking smartly dressed, and looking forward to what lie ahead and was promoted as a lite fare, show, drinking and dancing.

 Michael Clarke and Vincent Vienne, GM Sofitel Hotel Philadelphia
 Justin Fine, Clarina Portnorth, Mariana Seltzer and Larry Reese, tell me that they’re looking forward to the Philadelphia Flower Show starting tonight. They need a little spring, and they need it right now. I don’t blame them, it was cold that night, but warm inside.
Model Joe Gorgol and designer Lele Tran.(she designed the white dress Nicole Paloux is wearing.)

Ahsa Sahijwani, Kristina Jenkins and Sara Moix

 Fusion II dance Troupe was in the house and performed a lively dance for the guests after dinner.. These ladies are all in high school, and are already supremely talented. Check them out on 4/7/13 at the Painted Bride.

 Abby Raymond, Anna Schneider and Kelly Colum
 Neil Shah, President and Chief Operating Officer Hersha Hospitality Trust and Juhi Shah
 Renee Millett, Dustin Resnick and Jon Gosier

 I entered the room where the dinner party was to be held and it was simply spectacular. It was dark, with just ambient light so that you could see who you were talking to, as well as to safely walk around the basement theatrical space. There were blue balloons lining the ceiling, with strings attached, most of them long closest to the perimeter of the room, but shorter in the center of the room. It really lent itself to a festive atmosphere, and built the excitement for the night for what was to come.
Surinder Aggarwal and James Healy

 Let the dinner begin. Umami: An Evening of Sensory Indulgence by Theatre Confetti. Bites by & Wild Theatrical Performances.

The narrator for the evening guided us through our meal, through the entertainment to the finale

The night was like a mystery novel unfolding with each chapter
There was dance
The dance was choreographed by Nancy Berman Kantra and that Rolling Barrel Events did the bar.
Lovesick Inc. (the DJ’s) and Kuf Knotz
the band played: West Philly Orchestra
 Charles and Nicole Paloux open the dance floor
Love was in the air

Set design by Creme Design. During the first number when folks were on the dance floor, a button was pushed and several of the balloons exploded covering the guests in confetti

And before I knew it the night was over. But it doesn’t end there…

Coming up next for Theater Confetti is the debut of Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them at Old City’s the Power Plant beginning March 7