SOUTH MOON UNDER Welcome To Spring event – Philadelphia

The Q102 folks were nice enough to invite me to the Welcome To Spring event at the South Moon Under (I should have asked what the hell that meant?) Anyway, thinking I would get a cool night time shot I skipped this shot that I took from the website as there were too many smokers outside for me to get the shot that I wanted, but it work out just as well.

Lisa from Q102 was the hostess, and as excited as my sister, Margaret, is going to be to know that I met her, I was eagerly awaiting Blaire who I so fabulously shot in January in just a towel and some chick giving her a massage at City Fitness. Ahh there she is third one in from the right at the top. (She said that Booker and Diego were riding her about being topless in the shot see January entry on Philly Chit Chat; she wasn’t too please, I couldn’t tell if she was serious or not. Sadly I don’t listen to the show as that would mean getting up on time and not rushing through my morning)

Joe, Lisa, Michael and Nick; I must be showing my age because when I mentioned to Joe that his jeans had a hole in the knee, he gave me a quizzical look and said “I bought them that way!” I like this name, not as a kid because for some reason people would drop the H and just call me YOU. Hence one of the reasons my name is HughE now.

Brooke, Bryan, Geoff, Brett and a mystery man (someone help me out here if you want to be in Rittenhouse Magazine, thanks) This store actually brought a tiny tear to my eye as my sister, who is one of my best friends, (with mom and dad) would have loved loved loved this store. It’s been 3 years since she ran off and married (ok she didn’t run off), and now lives in NC now with her hubby and son Michael Jr. But I know when she comes up I will take her to this place and she will love it.Anyway it’s Easter I think of family, but back to the store. Cute, cute, Cute clothes. When one of my buds from Clear Channel said the men’s clothing is downstairs, I thought what the heck is gonna fit me in this store (see picture of father above)Well there were these hatsand lo and behold these shirts actually come in my size. I should have bought one last night as they were on sale for the party at 50% off or 15% either way I should have gotten one, but didn’t want to wait in line and regret it now. Eva, Carissa, Marilyn (who owns Sun Mist Tanning Rittenhouse – I think she’s wearing it) See if you can pick out her husband in another photo. OK I am not getting paid here, but seriously what better way to get you in the spring/summer mood when it’s 36F out then getting a tan? Zack, Gina and Jen. Reid and Anton
Joe and ‘Biggest Loser’ 4 Contestant Nicole Michalik – Girl you are smokin’
Zak and Michelle modeling South Moon Sun clothing line. Zak like his bathing suit so much he bought itStephen Penwell, Christina Fazio and Bernadette O’Laughlin (They get their last names in as I told them to just google themselves, but now that I think of it I will just tell people to google the event, what do you think?) I wish I had bought google when it went public. I love google.
The store has three floors. I like the unfinished look. I thought they were in the process of painting the walls, but that is the look. Hmm does the painter charge full price if he only has to put a primer on the wall?
Extensions by Em was on hand for your every hair need 215-510-5144, and for that touch up we all need Julie was there for a pick me up with her skills in make-up. Her card says she’s an esthetician 215-439-2201. I would like to see that word on Wheel of Fortune someday.David, Jeff, Jason and Dan (Dan looks like Antonio Sabato Jr. really he does; here’s a shot of Antonio on my other blog Confessions of a Paparazzi and you will see)
Lordy, lordy this the next best thing to my sister being there. One of my sisters good friends, and now a cousin by marriage as her cousin married my sister. And for me I saw this little girl grow into a women as her family’s shore house in Stone Harbor was 4 houses away from my parents. Her sister Tara is my sister’s best friend and was instrumental in fixing up my sister with her husband. Hmm so it’s Tara’s fault that I don’t see my sister everyday. Damn her. Ok and Nick went to college with Courtney, and Courtney went to high school with Michael. OY it is six degrees or less of separation.

Another family relation, Zak and his mom. The end! Happy Easter and Happy Purim. But wait two more things…

Speaking of Penn – March 20-30 is Penn’s annual LGBT Pride Week, more commonly known as “QPenn.” This year, their theme is “The Q and U” and features over a dozen events, including a drag show, a “kinky carnival,” and a speaker event featuring syndicated sex columnist (and Philadelphia Gay News columnist) Dan Savage. You have got to check out their website. It was a clever use of a TV. Plus if you’re free Saturday night and need to unwind before you head home and search for eggs… Winter’s A DRAG
SAVE THE DATE – MARCH 22, 20089 p.m. – 2 a.m.Ballroom at XIX – Park Hyatt at the BellevueBroad & Walnut Streets – Philadelphia * Drag is NOT mandatory – All tickets are $40 in advance and benefit City Of Hope. And smile, I might take your photo and you could end up on Philly Chit Chat, Rittenhouse Magazine, HX Magazine or if you’re Britney and kissing a few fellows, in People! (Thanks so much for visiting my blog, my numbers are up, there’s a lot of return visitors and I really appreciate it. It makes my 4 hour nights of sleep worth it to know that you enjoy what I put out there. Thanks again. HughE)