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Happy Thursday, we’re almost there. Last night I covered a wonderful event in Manayunk at the Starfinder Foundation. It’s an organization who’s mission is “Using soccer to help Philadelphia’s underserved youth grow, learn, and succeed, both on and off the field. #soccerforsocialchange.”

It was a lot of fun, even when the soccer ball hit my camera at 100 mph. I’ll feel you you sports photographers, lol. Hope I don’t get a black eye. (Every Saturday I will have a blog entry with all the links to the various events I’ve attended the week before, so look for it.) Afterwards I headed to The Fitler Club to catch the last half hour of the Philly Style Magazine’s 2019 Datebook launch. It was so much fun, I didn’t take any photos with my camera but grabbed a few shots off of Instagram and posted below. It was quite a party, so much fun and people were DRESSED to the nines. The Filter Club impressed me so much more last night, then when I saw it earlier this month.

The Garden event space at the Fitler Club was quite nice, and intimate. It’s outside but private. Another nice thing, that BMW from BMW of Devon.
Rupert Grint is in town filming the M Night Shylaman’s new Apple TV Series which is untitled at the moment, and has been spotted all over town during his off hours. Last week he scored a few bullseyes at Bury The Hatchet Philadelphia Axe Throwing (1719 Washington Ave 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19146 ). Saturday he grabbed a bite to eat at Center City’s Middle Child. He’s also been spotted at Terrain in Glen Mills for dinner. Yesterday the TV series filmed on location at the 2200 block of Spruce Street, which they do about once a month. Most of the time they’re filming in the custom movie studio in Garnett Valley, where they have replicated the street.
Congrats again to Chris Cucci and Michelle Conron who got hitched last week. To kick off their honeymoon they headed to sunny, warm California, with a first stop at Lisa Vanderpump’s Villa Blanca in Beverly Hills. Lisa was there too. Now that’s a way to kick off a memorable honeymoon
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Happy Birthday to my good friend Sheila Hess. I am so blessed to have you as my friend. You keep me on the straight and narrow, you inspire me, you are Philly’s biggest cheerleader and you are so full of love for everyone you meet. I love you, Happy Birthday friend.

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A Decade of Philly Style Magazine Parties in Photos….

A Decade of Philly Style Magazine Parties in Photos….

Still celebrating PhillyChitChat’s 10th Anniversary. The days are winding down and I still need to showcase Best Dressed of the Decade, Best Events of the Decade and ChitChat’s 10 career moments. When reviewing the photos I’ve taken over the decade I kept coming across great moments that occurred at Philly Style Magazine parties.

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Tonight is PSM’s annual hot list party, so I thought I’d list a few moments that made a difference in Philly Chit Chat’s career. Nicole Cashman has represented PSM for the decade I’ve been covering the scene, and she credentialed me for the first PSM party, after Dana Spain sold the magazine to Niche Media ushering the magazine into the next century of luxury living.

Congrats to the man, John Collabelli who has been at the helm of Philly Style Magazine from it’s inception over a decade ago


As I wrote in 2008, a few months after Mayor Nutter took office.

TGIF was more than that last Friday evening as Philadelphia Style Magazine kicked off the re-launching of their magazine; the party was held at CITY HALL in the courtyard, that’s right PHILADELPHIA CITY HALL COURTYARD. City Hall is now hosting events again after the long dark period of vacancy, the lights are on, the veil has been lifted, the building has been returned to its citizens. (source)

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The Philly Style Mag White Party in 2009

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Great to run into Paul Smith over the years. When I was a paralegal, he ran the copy center at Kohn Swift & Graf. Fast forward a few years and we now both own our business. Yaasss5-9-2014 6-51-23 AM (Custom)
I’ve been contributing to Philly Style Magazine for at least 5 years, more this year than every. A few years back PSM featured a shot I took of Jill Scott at the Academy Ball. What a thrill. At least 5 times a year I get a shot on this page.


In this months magazine I have Kevin Hart.

At many of the Philly Style Mag parties I’ve gotten great photos to place in Mike Klein’s Inqlings column, as well as fantastic stories.

I noticed that cover shot feature Terrence Howard autographed the mock up cover backwards, and upside down. You have to look in a mirror to see what he wrote. AMAZING!!

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Todd Trego, Mrs Todd Trego or as we like to call her Editor in Chief of Philadelphia Style Magazine and Capitol, Sarah Schaffer (Her last event with PSM b4 heading to DC to run Capitol) with Lee Saunders.

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Welcome aboard Kristin Detterline, the new editor, still on board today, of Philly Style Magazine.
John Colabelli, Kerry Washington, Kristin Detterline and Jason Binns CEO of Niche Media

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Another great connection. Sharilyn Drewen Vidal and Juan Vidal always at PSM parties. Sharilyn‘s
sister is Suzanne Drewen, who I went to Wesley College with; we became fast friends and over summer break in 1982 we hung out. I introduced her to my best friends from Paul VI High School and she ended up marrying one of them. Who later forbade her from every contacting me again after I came out gay. So we didn’t chat with each other for about 2 decades. At Suz’s wedding, Bill my other bff from high school, met Suz’s other sister and got married. They’re still married today. Pretty cool.

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Molly, Elizabeth, Lisa Reisman (RIP Lisa) and Michael from the Lisa M. Reisman Gallery near Rittenhouse Square

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Monica Malpass and Dancing with the Stars’ Brian Fortuna attend Philadelphia Style Magazine ‘Hot List Party’ at the Crystal Tea Room Philadelphia, 10/2008
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Hey girl…… Can’t wait to head out and shoot PSM’s Best of Party tonight. Check back here tomorrow for the very best dressed of

Philly Style Magazine’s Hot List Party


Philadelphia Style magazine and Rag & Bone Grand Opening Party

Philadelphia Style magazine and Rag & Bone hosted an exclusive celebration in honor of their newest store on Walnut Street on March 28, 2017.  Guests enjoyed cocktails made with Effen Vodka and El Tesoro Tequila and lite bites courtesy of Brulee Catering.


Craig Arthur von Schroeder, Commonwealth Proper, Vanessa Davili and Kurt Souder

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Danny Bones, Gabby Curran, and Nick Grice of Rag & Bone


John Colabelli, Publisher of Philly Style Magazine, Jason Wigner, Chris DiGeorge, Suzette LeMaitre, and Hansell Varone



Julianna Delviscio and Sheila Barry



Megan Heaton and Chelsea Blasko

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Nazarett Teclesambet and Ronnie Miller, who’s getting ready to move to Charleston, SC

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Lindsey Scannapieco (her place Bok is getting ready for the summer, hold tight she’ll be naming the new chef for the summer soon. It’s alos a must visit for the 75 art co-ops that are now at Bok) and Dan Olsovsky, Creative Director at ROOST Apartment Hotel

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Laura Price and Ary Modesto



Melissa Leonard and Linda LaRosa, Shop Sixty Five

Melissa Leonard and Linda LaRosa, Shop Sixty Five

A.D. Amorosi and Peter Dello Buono

Legendary scribe A.D. Amorosi and debonair Peter Dello Buono


Andy Hemming and Jill Rizen, spent the better part of the winter of 2017 in Miami, and the tan shows.


Alex Nelson and Mike Rubino, lifestyle bloggers, Alissa Frederico, stylist and personal shopper and Ian Michael Crumm. Ian is at Coachella, last year he partied with Kylie Jenner, this past weekend he was with Nick Jonas. i’d say that was a step up. Style

DJ Lady FX provided music while attendees checked out the popular labels men’s and women’s clothing lines.