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The Poplar Apartments Solmar Summer Soiree

Recently the Poplar Apartments hosted their annual Solmar Summer Soiree with soaring views of the City. It was a hot, hot night, and I’m not talking about the air temperature.

The night started off with a VIP party hosted by Brand/Style Consultant Sabir M. Peele, Men’s Style Pr (c) in the community room at the Poplar, where the Veuve Clicquot Champagne was freely flowing, and delicious snacks by Feast Your Eyes were enjoyed.

The Poplar features brand-new apartments (studio to 4 bedrooms) and luxury amenities including an expansive rooftop terrace and pool club with panoramic views of the City with the most stunning rooftop pool in the city with 3 pools, hot tubs, cabanas and grills.

Beings it was a summer party I asked a few guests what their Summer Song would be for 2022: Morgan Fisher told me definitely it’s Sticky by Drake for her; Becca Barth will be vibing to Heat Waves by Glass Animals, while Shannon C. Ryan has Carbide Coins by Fellman on loop and Michael Flores like Downtwon by Honey Dijon.

I headed upstairs to the Solmar Summer Soiree where I found a fashionable, happy people excited to be out , see and be seen especially after the long hiatus; There was so much to enjoy as the Solmar had ample room to sun, swim, and lounge. *BTW what isn’t shown in these photos is the other relaxation, play areas which can be seen here.

Matt Zalis, Brooke von Fischer and Ryan Napolitano – who loves Blinding Lights by Weeknd

Sean Robinson, Keithington Reed, Lead Stylist @philly_fashion_week and Jonathan Jacobs, ETHOS GSFM

Alex Salax and Jimmy Meyer who I last saw at a Super Bowl Party in Cherry Hill in 2021
K Honiguyen, Christien Gerrick is listening to Bank on It and Vanessa McGrath has Boss Bitch on loop.

PR Maven Nicole Cashman, Cashman & Associates curated a guest list of entrepreneurs, friends, and influencers who mingled, waded in the water and danced throughout the night to the tunes of DJ Joshua Lang, who also spins at the W Philadelphia on Sunday.

Maura Herman, Alex Stermel and Selia Cannon
Victoria Tran, Jordyn Oster and Deja Desroches – who loves “Love Tonight” David Guetta

The Poplar is very popular (I had to) as you can see. The building is nearly full so if you want to live a day life, an active life and have a fun night life under one roof, then The Poplar Apartments are for you. I met a lot of the residents, and they really rave about the complex. Did I mention they have a parking garage. You’ll recall last year when I covered this annual event they were just getting ready to build it.

If you were curious, I have Coldplay and Donna Summer on loop. Their whole catalog is my summer jam.


The Irvine Summer Soiree

Post Brothers recently turned the former Apple Storage warehouse on 52nd Street, a block and a half south of Baltimore Avenue, into a stylish apartment building with spacious apartments, a community room, and outdoor space called The Irvine Apartments.

Last week The Irvine Apartments hosted a celebration of summer party with cocktails, snacks, music, and succulents. The beautifully renovated building has 153 studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments, ranging in size from 430 to 1,340 square feet and is dog and cat friendly.

The outdoor space features grilling stations, a large dining table, and raised berms that double as chaise lounges of sorts. There’s a small dog park and plenty of green space for residents to be able to grow flowers, herbs and vegetables in the outdoor terrace’s raised planting beds. The Irvine Apartments are waiting for your call. Thanks to Talya Hailey for shooting this for PhillyChitChat/HughE Dillon LLC


Philly Turned Out To Celebrate The Broadridge Grand Opening Party

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Earlier this month the newest luxury apartment building BROADRIDGE to open in Philadelphia welcomed their first guests, as well as friends, family and potential residents to their opening party at Broad & Ridge. The 478-unit apartment community’s address 1300 Fairmount Ave. is near downtown Philadelphia.

The property spans 305,000 square feet of residential space within a 14-story building. Units feature studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans, and amenities include two outdoor terraces totaling 30,000 square feet,

a pool, grilling area, yoga lawn and a dog run.

As one of the first big events since the lifting of the restrictions I asked many of the guests what they were looking forward to in the upcoming months.
Bar Woidislavsky, Jaclyn Markowitz (ready for her Margate days and nights) and Britny Keyes, celebrated Alexiss Hauser birthday on the Wildwood beach recently, and is looking forward to feting more friends with fantastic moments.

Sam Boss and Brianna Rivera hanging in the amenities room where you can enjoy a game of pool, shuffle board or watch a little TV.

Outside there was bocce ball courts

During the party guests were able to tour the sample apartments, play bocce ball, and billiards while enjoying entertainment was provided by Gypsy Wisdom & Music from DJ Hollywood!

Megan Stannard, Caoline Sotterfield (who chose Broadridge sight unseen because of it’s spacious apartments, amenities, doorman/concierge service and convenience to Center City, a few blocks away) and Aletta Ryan
Mike Toub, Brian Stevenson, Shachu and Vinay Chawla . Dr Chawla, my oral surgeon, now friend, is the most incredible book and pastry chef on the side. Thanks for brunch last week. it was as delicious as it was pretty.
Oeuchi Adikmema and Crystal Garnett, who recently moved into Broadridge. She loves everything about the building, the atmosphere, the variety of amenities, and if she doesn’t want to venture into Center City, all the nightlife and conveniences are right there in the building.
Julia Thompson and Riley Barrett look forward to nights at Cavanaugh’s Riverdeck and weekends in Stone Harbor

Jordan, Shadyra, Morgan and Shanelle are all PhillyChitChat readers, and are looking forward to more events like this party full of people from all walks of life, looking to mingle and have fun.

Earlier I took a tour of Broadridge and I wrote that it was one of the hottest new living spaces in Philly. It really is. I think you will too. Go check it out.

Contact: Angela Calvanese (c) for more information – angela@tcsmgt.com
TCS Management | Real Estate Professional | Director of Sales & Leasing