Scene: Shopping to Support Gene Spotlight

Only 11 more days til Christmas….

Kendra Scott, the ever-popular jewelry store in the heart of Suburban Square, hosted a holiday shopping event on Saturday December 10, 2022 to benefit the Philadelphia chapter of the charity Gene Spotlight .  The non-profit raises money for rare disease medical research. 

Co-hosts for the evening were TV personality Jen Su, philanthropist Honey Tishgart, celebrity fashion stylist Brooke Rounick, Embellish Beauty’s Marcia Williams, and Allison Weiss Brady, philanthropist and Click Philadelphia model .

Jen Su of Wayne, Marcia Williams of Ardmore, Nina Castillo of Philadelphia, and Karen Cox of Wayne.
Writer, PR peep, Afea Tucker stopped by and picked up a few hostess gifts she told me.

Making the scene is Karen Cox who brought a little bling to the evening. Here’s she showing her next bling purchase to Lin International.

Allison Brady, Taylor Brady and Chip Brady
Baron Williams, César Castillo  and Del Levin enjoyed catching up as their wives shopped.
Guests enjoyed the latest cocktail on the scene Top Dog Cocktails. Delicious with a bit of kick I hear.
Eliza Tishgart and Honey Tishgart
Alexis Brady, Carrie Harlan, Talia Hirsch , and Alexa Sherman
Kendra Scott – Bring The Shine All Season Long With Our New Holiday Arrivals!
Karla Davis and Julia Kotler
Augie Turner and Fran Turner and Laura Gowen stopped by for a few stocking stuffers. You’re never to young to start in the philanthropy world. To find out more about Gene Spotlight click there.
Philly To Do

Meet Bugsy Drake from Bravo TV’s Below Deck this Weekend at the Philly Home Show

Last week I attended the Philly Home Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. It was thrilling on a couple levels: to be out again at a large trade show, surrounded by potential products which could bring such happiness to my life.

If only I had hardwood floors, I would have picked this up. I am fascinated by sales people. They are extroverted, engaging and convincing. It was such a bargain I was thinking as I walked away, there must be someone I know who needs this, but it’s so hard to wrap I thought.

Not surprisingly I found so many interesting products I would need. Soon I will be growing these flowers on my terrace.

in one of these Vegepod USA. It’s perfect for your backyard too, as the netting keeps out deer they tell me
Jeffrey Sidelsky was spotted on the first day

as was my husband Mike, who picked up the Vitamix Pro before the end of the day. I’m looking forward to a delicious breakfast with a straw among other delights.

Use this Link for Discounted Tickets to Philly Home Show

Bugsy Drake says know the plants you are planting and understand the climate… know the size they will grow to ensure it fits your garden aesthetically. Draw up a mapped out plan and create a vision board to get an idea of exactly what it will look like. Incorporate pops of color… it’s so important to have color in your life… make sure the look suits the type of house you have. Where I come from, having an indigenous garden is a big thing but it’s also nice to incorporate some exotics in your garden. Just like a tablescape… play with different textures, colors and heights. It is also satisfying to grow plants and flowers that you can bring into your home.
Get ideas for your ultimate dream man cave! Exhibitors such as Retrocade showcasing their unique custom-built arcade cabinets, custom He Sheds, accessories with ManCave Basics Plus, numerous hot tub selections, high-tech massage chairs from different exhibitors, and more!

I adore the Mischell’s interior design booth, you must check out the end chairs they have featured. Their booth is located conveniently when you walk into the showroom.

Bugsy Drake, the Chief Stewardess of Bravo TV’s show Below Deck Mediterranean will be live and in-person to meet fans at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Saturday, March 26th at the exhibit Affinity Furniture in aisle 800. , March 26th from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Book signing + Meet and Greet at the exhibit for Affinity Furniture in aisle 800. 1- 2 p.m. Come out for a DIY Workshop with Bugsy at the exhibit, Make It Take in aisle 1000.


Northern Liberties Holiday Pop-up Shops This Weekend

Northern Liberties Business Improvement District kicked off the holiday season with the debut of Northern Liberties Holiday Pop-up, last week, on Black Friday for two weekends, November 27th-29th and December 3rd-6th, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm. This brand-new socially-distanced holiday shopping event features 15+ small local businesses and makers from around the Philadelphia region popping up with gifts, decor, fashions, treats and more in eight retail locations along N. 2nd Street. From French Toast Bites, to Christmas trees and ornaments, bridal wear to baguettes, there will be something for everyone on Santa’s holiday shopping list.

The District’s existing favorite retail shops will also be ready with gifts for all ages like Trunc and Madison’s Cookies. .

Additionally, while visiting the District, shoppers are invited to make a day of it in Northern Liberties by enjoying a meal, hot beverage, baked good or Christmas cocktail at one of the District’s dozens of restaurants, bakeries and cafes

For participating Holiday Pop-up Shop locations, look for the festive framed signs and posters. Social distancing and masks are required. Many merchants will also offer additional safety protocols and contactless forms of payments. For a full list of vendors, dates and locations, visit explorenorthernliberties.org.


Golden Globe Gowns For Affordable Prices at David’s Bridal, Plus Winter Sales at Nicole Miller and Sophy Curson

Good Monday Morning. Hope you had a great weekend. I’m working on my PhillyMag column regarding a fun party I went to on Friday night at Stratus Lounge. Besides being a fabulous party, I noticed that Stratus Lounge has tented over the entire rooftop lounge & it’s heated. This is a game changer and will definitely help the winter doldrums for a bar that celebrates the great outdoors.

 David’s Bridal sent me a press release matching gowns they have with some of the gowns worn on the red carpet at the Golden Globes last night. Last night’s Golden Globes produced some
show-stopping fashion moments. Below are some of the head turning red
carpet lookalikes that are both on-point and on-trend for your award
show fashion coverage. (you can click on the photos to make them larger.)
Whether you’re looking
for a classic black gown like Amal Clooney’s red carpet stunner,

to achieve the shimmering style of stars like Reese Witherspoon

trying to emulate the red carpet aisle style of Salma Hayek’s ivory ball

Just like the Red Carpet season has begun nationally, the same goes for the Philadelphia area as well. The Hair of the Dog is next week, then it’s the Academy Ball, The Auto Show’s Black Tie Tailgate and before you know it the Philadelphia Flower Show gala. Another favorite place to shop, is holding their most fabulous sale of the year, Nicole Miller Philadelphia.

One last fashion fun, I spotted this cape at

Sophy Curson: Fine Clothing For Women

19th & Sansom Street

Kinda cute, and they’re having a nice sale too.



I really wanted to go to this, but I was covering the Philly Style Magazine party, which I will be writing about on Monday. Tune in to see what people wore, and what they told me, especially Carl Dranoff. 


The Todd Herremans Foundation recently hosted
members of Leprechaun Sports Association of Philadelphia at DICK’S
Sporting Goods. Eagles players Todd Herremans, Jason Kelce and Mark
served as “Shopping Consultants” and surprised the kids with
$100 shopping sprees from the Herremans Foundation as they shopped for
winter coats, gloves, boots and other cold-weather gear.

 Todd Herremans and the kids. I like those shamrocks on the sleeves. I think this would be a good St Patrick’s Day look. (It’s only 10 weeks away)

“It’s a great feeling to provide underserved
children with a chance to get the cold-winter gear they need, as well as
some other great things from DICK’S,” said Herremans. “I’m really
thankful for (Jason) Kelce and Mark (Sanchez) to take time out of their
busy schedules to help spread some holiday cheer.”
  Jason Kelce

 The kids enjoyed a Chik-Fi-Let lunch, and who wouldn’t.
Mark Sanchez talking about the virtues of the sneaker
Todd Herremans, Jason Kelce and Mark
(Thanks to the Todd Herremons Foundation for the content and pixs)
About the Todd Herremans Foundation:Created
by Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Lineman, and Ravenna, Michigan native,
the Herremans foundation’s mission is “to help where help is needed.” A
501 (c) 3 designated charity, it raises funds for various charitable
organizations in Philadelphia and Michigan. More information can be
obtained by visiting www.herremansfoundation.org, by emailing info@herremansfoundation.org or calling 231-740-5809.