ChitChat: Nonna Appearance, Sweet Hearts Ball, Carson Wentz & Eagles Fans

Happy Presidents Day. Now I know:

Is there an apostrophe in Presidents Day?
Some people prefer there to be no apostrophe, Presidents Day, arguing that the day is for presidents but not belonging to them. Some people prefer the apostrophe before the “s,” President’s Day, arguing that since the official holiday is Washington’s Birthday clearly there is only a single president in mind.

Let’s see what’s happening around town….

Friday Mike “Rupert” Moore, GM of Choppers Hatchet House of Cherry Hill,  ran into Carson Wentz at the PHL Airport, on his way to the National Axe Throwing Championships, which took place on Sunday in BATL-Toronto East.Tickets for Carwon Wentz’ celebrity softball charity game just went on sale last week. It takes place at Citizen Bank on June 1. Tickets are now on sale for the Foundation Charity Softball Get your tickets at

Speaking of great guys, an Eagles fan lost his wallet celebrating the Eagles winning the Super Bowl a week ago. Another super Eagles fan found the wallet, mailed it back priority, insured to the owner of the wallet – anonymously, fully intact.

Friday, Mike and I headed to the The Louis Bluver Theater Drake to see Inis Nua Theatre Company  presents Alan Harris’ Love, Lies and Taxidermy  Directed by Tom Reing From Wales making it’s American Premiere. The acting was amazing, the staging was creative, the story was a snippet of life, dating and an ice cream truck.

On Saturday I stopped by James Philadelphia Restaurant to shoot a few new dishes from their new brunch menu, before heading to Joan Shepp’s for

Brunch at James Philadelphia every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm and enjoy $5 Mimosas, $5 Bloody Mary, or $25 Bottles of Champagne! make your reservation here:

For the book launch party for Nonna Makes a Salad held at the Rittenhouse boutique Joan Shepp.

Written by Hunter Fike, Illustrated by Denise Fike and Published by Eddie Keels

The party featured readings every half-hour, Cupcakes by Ruth and family friendly snacks, and fashion illustrations by Denise Fike – PS Nonna. Best of all, you can pick up a signed copy of the new book to take home and enjoy over and over, and 10 percent of all sales benefit the Ronald McDonald House. Check out Philly Family Magazine for a great story on Nonna Makes a Salad.

Last week, on the eve of Valentine’s Day, February 13, 2018, Shop Sixty Five hosted a Valentine’s Day shopping event at their Rittenhouse location. Guests enjoyed complimentary cocktails, lite hors d’oeuvres, and music provided by DJ Adam Rush. Ten percent of all proceeds were donated to the Nicoletti Kidney Transplant Center at Jefferson University Hospital.

Photography by Al B For Photography See more photos from this event at Philly Style Magazine

The Children’s Heart Foundation held their annual Sweet Hearts Ball last week at Vie, the sold out event raised $177,000 for congenital heart defect research

The CHOP Cardiac Center doctors and support staff at the Sweet Hearts Ball
Next big fundraiser for CHOP happens at Valley Forge Casino on February 24, 2018
Cheers for CHOP is hosted by the Friends of CHOP

Author, noted jazz drummer and vocalist Bruce Klauber will sign copies of his critically acclaimed new book, “Reminiscing in Tempo: Farewell and Recollections of Showbiz, Jazz and Drums,” at Head House Books, 619 South Second Street in the Old City section of Philadelphia on Sunday, February 25 at 5:00pm. For more information, call Head House Books at 215-923-9525, email, or visit Head House on the web at

See you back here tomorrow for ToDo Tuesday, a list of upcoming events, plus the latest exciting party I’ve shot.