Pictorial: The 14th year Annual Singles Party at Union Trust

The 14th year Annual Singles formerly Philly Daily News Sexy Singles Party, was held last week at Union Trust.  The lineup this year included everyone from from your co-workers, fitness experts, to local radio and TV personalities.  This year the Daily News has dropped the Sexy moniker, although I would still call all the winners sexy for sure. The theme this year is “Fit is the new sexy.”

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For several days in July, the singles were featured in the Daily News, and occassionally they were featured on the cover of the paper .
Meisha Johnson, sexy, fit, single and the traffic gal at CBS3

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The place was packed when I arrived.

Neshamah Keating and Lauren Holland

Meredith West and Liz Bassallo

The rules for being a Single is just not be married. There were several “singles” that came to the party with their significant others.

Tracy and Steve Davis, the co-owners of Omega Optical with their crew.
Check out this article in the Phila Tribune about their recent milestone



Meisha Johnson, Melony Roy and Dr. Jen Caudle Single
Lauren Simmonds, Jenice Armstrong – the genius behind the creation of Single Party and Christina Cleery


Jeniece Armstrong, Cherri Gregg and Monica Burch

Robert Hicks and Dr. Jen Caudle

Fashion standout of the night
NazAarah Sabree wearing Chic Bella


Philadelphia Style Magazine Hot List Party “Style in Wonderland” 2015

PHILADELPHIA STYLE invited guests to join
Publisher John Colabelli and Editor in Chief Kristin Detterline to the magazine’s
11th Annual Best of Style Party.

This year’s theme was, “Style in Wonderland”, which immersed guests in an Alice in Wonderland ambiance set inside the expansive and picturesque Kimmel Center.

than 1,500 guests dressed to impress and experience an evening of
extravagance with notable Philadelphia socialites, dignitaries and
celebrities. It was a great venue for such a huge party.

 A stunning array of stylish cocktails,
hors d’oeuvres, and desserts were enjoyed

  in addition to an
exclusive casino room presented by Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. All
proceeds from the casino room will benefit the Borgata Heart & Soul
Foundation, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to
impacting the lives of others in a positive way through supporting
community, health and human services, culture and education.

The 2015
Best of Style Party is sponsored by the Delaware Valley Audi Dealers. I heard there was an Audi VIP VIP room, but I couldn’t find it. I asked someone where it was and they told me the whole party was a VIP Party. But I still missed a whole bunch of people like the hosts. Although in my defense I only stayed one hour as I am still reeling from this summer cold, and it was Mike’s Bday. So bummed I didn’t take any pixs of him and he looked so cute in his new glasses, from Eye Encounters owned by Billy Nigro, who I saw for a fleeting moment. 

 Who did I see, well legendary Jade Starling, looking as fabulous as ever. Jade tells me she’s been touring this past year since she released her CD “Captive”, and several of the songs were hot on Billboard.

 Brendan Smith (Smith’s, Vesper and  with Salvatore D’Angelo and Michelle DeVecchis DiMatteo at D’Angelo’s Ristorante Italiano and Lounge.

Smith and his partners are opening up a second The Milk House Restaurant, next to Smiths, in the old Matyson restaurant. Smith tells me on the weekend they’ll have late hours closing at 3AM.

 Michael and Bruce Shannon stopped by for a bit
Red hot was definitely the color of the night: 
Lauren Schneider and Jennifer Galle, Valley Forge Casino Resort. Lots happening at the western suburbs casino, besides great gaming, they have a pool, Valley Beach, during the day swim and sunbathe, at night it turns into a nightclub with dancing. I was there last week and it was crowded. The foods good too.
 Noel Zayas, Vasiliki Tsiouris, co-owner of Opa, Sheena Parveen and Anzio Williams.
 Jillian Mele and Laura Elliott

Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman,
who was celebrating her daughter Jenna Furman‘s 21st birthday. 

 Lisa Silveri and Barbara Ann Zippi, producer of the TV show Ciao Bella Living Italian Style, has lots of segments coming up on the Pope’s visit to Philly.
 Regina Tuchinsky and Alexander Mason Hankin, shortly after this photo was taken the duo jetted to Les Hamptons est le terrain de jeu de Chavs en Amérique, hopefully Alexander found his socks.

 Newly married Katie English Gagnon still glowing from her fabulous wedding and honeymoon in Greece posed with the Queen of Hearts and sister Kerry English.
 Holden Hummel and Betsy Hummel
Joanna Jatkowska, Kasia Hopek, Rachel Bryn, and Daina Iaman

Newly minted couple, as in FB status changes: Thomas Ashley and Danielle Robinson
 In  the photo booth
This was one of the best, Best of Philly Style Magazine parties ever. So many people, so much food, amazing decor and event planning by Nichole Maurer, Business Development Coordinator at Niche Media, LLC, who with her team conceptualized the entire night and pulled it together.
Matty Benigno and wife Cristina Potito, together they co-own Potito’s Bakery
Will Moscowitch and Chelsea Blasco
Courtney Sze, The Geisha House (149 N 3rd St), Andrienne Volpetti, Baked Sunless Tans 
(815 S 4th St,) (Both ladies are wearing dresses from The Geisha House)
, Ginger Dochner and Andrew Volpetti
Stephanie Stahl, CBS 3 and The CW Philly 57’s Emmy Award-winning medical specialist with Jim Donovan is a 13-time Emmy Award-winning consumer reporter whose honors … reporter for the “On Your Side” consumer unit at CBS 3 and The CW Philly.
Keith Kovalevich, Lindsay Kravitz, Erica Heilman and Ron Hansen.

Matt Vlahos (2nd from right) holds court with the men from Suits Supply and a new man on his arm?

Chris May and wife Lea looking forward to traveling this summer before announcing any news.
Nestor and Cecilia Torres, Casa Papel
Amber-Joi Watkins and Tom Domalski
Dave Warren Fox 29 wife Ali Frick Jeff Skversky 6ABC and wife Mandy Skversky

Ali Gorman, Wendy Saltzman, Eva Pilgrim, Justin Pizzi, Melissa Magee, Nicole Michalik and Kristy Sevag

Steve Wheatley, Steve Elis, Jennifer Shamy and Shawn Johnson, of Delilah’s

A few of the people I did miss: Kate Bilo, Christie Honigman, Nicole Brewer, Jessica Dean, Ukee Washington, Meisha Johnson, Erika von Tiehl, Kristin Detterline, 

Jill Rizen (who wins the internet with the above photo), 

Sara Kelly and Garrett Olthuis

Natalie Egonolff, Susie Celek, Mary Dougherty, Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz. 

Chef Robert Bennett of Classic Cake in Cherry Hill.
Robert Fung, President at Robbini Bespoke and Aida Sparta
Nancy and Mark Feldshuh 
Nancy and Angela
Jeff Lankenau and Jimmy Cameron, Slice Pizza
Drew “The Mayor” Carballo (glad to see him back at DelFrisco’s), Brian Taylor, guests and Alp Aktan
Anthony Vittese and Kate Beaver (in another interesting outfit. You’ll recall that in 2013 she made a splash at Hair of the Dog in this number, with Anthony on her arm.) Over the weekend they headed to the shore were there where there was a party going on at the Princeton.

Vittoria Woodill and Matt Schenk, speaking of the shore, catch Tori at the Shore this summer on CBS3 Philly. Reporting on the going ons at our favorite beach resorts. 

Potito’s Bakery created the centerpiece cake for the party, as well as all the cannoli’s
Check out the rest of the Cut and Paste shots here

Ticket Giveaway: NKOTB Encourage Fans to Go Commando Friday to their Concert

Pop music icons The New Kids On The Block are teaming up with
Cottonelle to “clean up” the concert scene. In an effort to spread the
word about just how clean you can get
by using Cottonelle with CleanRipple texture, the band and the brand
are launching a movement to end the throwing of underwear on stage at
concerts, and telling people to Go Cottonelle, Go Commando. As some of
music’s biggest heartthrobs, NKOTB are no strangers
to having undergarments tossed their way during performances.

At the concert there will be a photo booth for you and your friends to take home a memorable shot

To enter the contest to win a pair of tickets to Friday’s NKOB, TLC and Nelly’s concert at Wells Fargo.
Tweet to
I want to see the NKOB @WellsFargoCTR Friday night @iphillychitchat and @cottonelle #GoCommando 

I will enter all the names into the computer to pick a random person.
Contest ends today at 10PM

Cottonelle is joining the band as a
sponsor of the first leg of their tour to offer concert attendees an
elevated bathroom experience, VIP seat
upgrades, surprise meet and greets with the band – and more.

and New Kids on the Block treat fans to an intimate concert at New York’s
Gramercy Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. New Kids on the Block is encouraging
everyone to Go Cottonelle and Go Commando to end the concert underwear-throwing
phenomenon. Visit cottonelle.com for more information. (Jason DeCrow/AP Images
for Cottonelle)

North Shore Beach Club is bringing Sexy Back To the Northern Liberties Neighborhood with the 2013 North Beach Club Bikini Team,

It’s still a members only club for 21++ but now it’s celebrating it’s “nightclub with a pool” self.

Remember when North Shore Beach Club first opened under the moniker Arrow Swim Club and they were going for that upscale VIP vibe? Well rest assure that’s over, and it’s just an upscale anyone who can afford $600 a summer membership club. What’s really great is they have a daytime membership price of $300, which is really awesome since night time is the right time for crazy shit fun like Dayload Parties, DN Sexy Singles Party, and 

Tuesday Industry Night Parties  The best part, you can still swim during the parties. It makes for great photos too.

Well this season it looks like it’s going to be all out sexy, single and loving it. First up you get to pick out the 2013 North Beach Club Bikini Team, then go get your membership so you can instagram your summer at the pool.


Susie Celek and Julie Dorenbos Roll Out A New Ad Campaign and it’s HOT!! PLUS a new Skin Palette Spot

Julie Dorenbos & Susie Celek sport their wild side in the Bellevue.
I’m premiering the photos here, even before skinpalette.com. .

Skin Palette partnered up with the Sporting Club in the Bellevue to open
its state-of-the-art Airbrush Tan Suite this week. Best of Philly owners,
Julie Dorenbos and Susie Celek bring both a strong force of branding and
sunless innovation.

Being that Julie is no stranger to witnessing her husband, Philadelphia
Eagle Jon Dorenbos, sign autographs for the fans, she realized that her
and Susie couldn’t miss out on the opportunity to ask for an autograph as
well. These girls are adventurous, have you seen their segments on The Great Sports Debate every Thursday On Comcast Sportsnet

Rhonda Clark Carlson of the RCC Design Group had this to say about her
exclusive design: “The girls of Skin Palette are sexy, ahead of the curve
with their craft and sophisticated, that’s what we wanted to bring out in the
room’s aesthetic. It’s about being comfortable and pampering oneself in an
upscale and inviting environment. We wanted the space to be as beautiful
as you feel after having a Skin Palette session.”
Here’s Susie with Amy Stratton presenting to the Sporting Club team at
their Annual Kickoff Meeting. Make sure you stop by and see the girls at
their new location!

The 2013
Skin Palette campaign counters the top 2 fears in sunless tanning; orange
and streaky. The duo stands behind their “Never-Orange, Streak-Free
Tune in for a behind the scenes look of the shoot with Internationally
Published Photographer, Justin Price (www.justinprice.com) on an
upcoming episode of The Great Sports Debate airing on Comcast and
Comcast Sportsnet. As co-hosts of the show, Julie & Susie always leave
their audience laughing and the below picture is no different.
Check out my columns in Philly.com, Philly Mag and PhillyChitChat.com today here.