Walnut Street


Ellen DeGeneres Tweets She’s Coming To Philly and Shutting down Walnut Street #ElleninPhilly

 Ellen DeGeneres Tweets She’s Coming To Philly: ‘I’m Going To Shut Down A Couple Of Blocks’
Ellen and I follow each other, it’s true. 66.2 Million people are following her, and she’s following 36ks. I don’t know why she picked me but hopefully she’s going
to tip me off to why she’s closing a few blocks in Philly on Wednesday. Yes you heard it right, she just tweeted this.

Since she follows me I thought we should have lunch while she’s in town

UPDATE most of new info is at bottom of post


One of my readers on FB says Ellen is debuting her shoe line on QVC on Thursday, so maybe that’s why she’s in town. She’s gonna give us all shoes?
I could always use a nice pair.


I read her tweet moments after she tweeted it while I was enjoying Ravioli’s at Scarpetta – Philadelphia
cause you know it’s National Ravioli Day.

When I left I walked up and down Walnut Street, well at least 5 blocks of it near Rittenhouse Square, and I did find No Parking Signs, so maybe
The Ellen Show will be doing something on the 1700 & 1800 block of Walnut. Or it could be for the movie Untouchable, which is filming maybe in a lovely kitchen of someone’s
penthouse apartment on the Square, or who knows these days they could be putting up another high rise or digging up the street.

One thing I do know for sure, people are loosing it over #ElleninPhilly cause my Instagram got 396 likes, and 40 comments in less than an hour. It’s kinda a sad since it took me nearly a ha;f a day to get that many likes when I got married, but whatever, I guess I never give away $10,000 from Shutterfly or a car, or have Christmas presents for my audience.

Road Closures for #ElleninPhilly

Anywhoo, let’s start a hashtag #ElleninPhilly so we can all keep track of what’s going on, I promise to let you know, what I know, when I find out.

OH wait I just got an update from someone in the KNOW – It’s the 1600 Block of Walnut Street, sometime in the afternoon.




Joan Shepp a Women of Substance and Style

There are clothing shops in Center City, then there’s Joan Shepp’s, it’s an institution, she’s an innovator and very philanthropic and last week she had her 13th Annual Women of Substance and Style recognition party at her store 1616 Walnut Street in honor of Black History Month

Joan and Ellen Shepp greet their guests
 Andrea Muhammad, Faatimah Abdul-Haqq (Mrs Kenny Gamble) and Tuesday Gordon,

David K Simms from Eatible Delights Catering, (r)

Desiree Peterkin-Bell, Communications and Strategy at Office of the Mayor, Michael A. Nutter, Joan Shepp, and Melanie Johnson, special events director for the City of Philadelphia (Happy Birthday Melanie)

Joan Shepp has a men’s department. It’s there you can find Ricky Cantando to assist you in all your fashionable needs.

Jade Barnes, Skai Blue Media, Kharisma McIlwaine, TV Host for The CW/CBS3 Singer Musician Actress and Rakia Reynolds, Owner/Skai Blue Media looking hot in her Joan Shepp’ Issey Miyake dress.

Ora Moore, Jennie Bennett and Tuesday Gordon

Rakia Reynolds looking good, who’s helping to style her? It’s her new summer intern Ian Michael Crumm.
Ruth Butler

Nadirah DeLuca invites her son up to help her accept her award. She was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes a few years ago, normally a shy women who does wonderful acts of kindness behind the scenes, her sons encouraged her to be more public and outspoken in matters, to find a cure, to make a difference. It was really a moving speech. A portion of the proceeds of the event went to benefit the Foundation for Type I Diabetes.

Berlinda Garnett, for being an Emmy nominated Producer for Good Day at Fox 29  (She’s one of my producers when I appear on Good Day)

Tashyra Ayers and brother Tyrone Ayers, Personal Shopper/Wardrobe Stylist

Philly Fashion Bloggers: Blair, Karima Renee, and Mecca Nori, styledoutloud.com
Sara Kelly, Sara Kelly PR, Garrett Olthuis, Stylist and Gina Gannon, Television Traffic Reporter/ Host/ Spokesmodel /Blogger
The following night the two fashionista’s were at the charitable Mondo Valentine’s Day event at Hotel Palomar. Sara Kelly, Sara Kelly PR, Garrett Olthuis, Stylist 
Lisa Garnett, Bruce F Burton, Berlinda Garnett and Derek H Haufeias, Sr