Thursday, March 5, 2015

Party Photos & Links: Flower Show Black Tie Party - Salt N Pepa Sing Cheer for CHOP - GLBT at the Flower Show - LINKS

The weather did not stop me or party goers from hitting all of the hottest parties in town..

The Flower Show Black Tie Party and After Party

check out my Philly Mag column here, which just published Wednesday. It was an epic party and took a bit of time to write and edit.
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Cheers for CHOP Featuring Salt-N-Pepa

At one point during their concert Salt  N Pepa pulled two guys up on stage. One guy Tom Gillin, a 19-year-old cancer patient at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, who created a video chronically his hair loss called "Bald So Hard" to raise awareness of pediatric cancer. Also pulled up on stage was Michael Steinberg, CBS Radio, and die hard Salt N Pepa fan. 
For more photos, lots of mainline peeps, and story go to my Philly Mag Column. 
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  Launch Party for LXR&Co at Century 21

 Stylish folks braving the cold and snow, for bargins on Birkins and Heremes. Check out the full
story over at PhillyMag - The Scene
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The Gays and friends Invade the Flower Show for GPhilly's party

 OITNB - Fashion blogger Ian Crumm is starting the new colorful hats indoor look. Krystal Souvanlasy - Assistant Executive Director of South Street Headhouse.
 Bridget Foy's specialty pop corn
 Yum Cupcakes and cake pop - Vanilya Bakery.
 Seriously this is called Tippy Cow cocktails
The reason I thought the gal on the left was Liza Minnelli, was because Judy Garland never looked so good.  Check out more of G Philly at the Flower Show here.

A few placements in media this week.

And

Thanks to Jenny DuHuff for mentioning me in her first PhillyGossip column in the Daily News.

Hip-hop dynamic duo does some good

At one point during their Friday-night "Cheers for CHOP" performance at the Valley Forge Casino (1160 1st Ave., King of Prussia), Salt-N-Pepa pulled two guys on stage to grind with them, Philly Chit-Chat's HughE Dillon told me.
One of them - 19-year old Children's Hospital of Philadelphia patient Tom Gillin - was made Internet-famous last year with "Bald So Hard," a song parody based on the phrase "Ball so Hard" from Jay Z's "Empire State of Mind."
"Bald" referenced his chemotherapy-related hair loss. Its aim was to raise awareness of pediatric cancer.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20150302_Bill_Murray_s_son_Ram_tough.html#H1UgsvfQi8QfsxcW.99



Wednesday, March 4, 2015

#WoofWoofWednesday - Brrrrr and Philly pups are bundled up

Another in a series of pups looking adorable and warm.






Inside 1925 Cocktail Lounge - Dr. Keith Leaphart's 40th Birthday Party Celebration


 Last Saturday night Dr. Keith Leaphart's friends threw a party for the philanthropic business owner at the swanky new 1925 Cocktail Lounge.

 Saturday night it was all about Dr. Keith Leaphart here with his lovely wife Lisa.
 And so many friends.







 Lisa and Aaron McKie
 These ladies loved the back of their outfits as much as the front













 

DJ Aktive

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

No Dog Gets Left Behind's Annual Valentine To Save The Pups of War (Pups in Pictures)

This is an amazing organization that re-unites soldiers and the four legged friend that kept them company out on the field, away from a friendlier world.

Save the Pups is a non-profit organization that provides financial support to reunite soldiers with the stray pets they found and bonded with while at war. On February 21, a fundraiser was held to raise money for the No Dog Gets Left Behind program, at the Double Tree Hotel. PCC photographer Mike Hirata captured the special night, which was well attended despite the wicked snow storm raging outside.
In the desert, a lonely soldier stumbles upon a listless dog. They trade glances. The soldier speaks a few sympathetic words and offers the pathetic pup a pat on the back. The dog whimpers. And in this seemingly mundane exchange, both of their lives are forever changed. In the four-legged creature, the soldier finds companionship, hope and a sense of normalcy that’s been missing in his life since he found his way to Afghanistan. In the soldier, the dog finds safety, comfort and an affection he’s never known. Over the days and months ahead, man and his beloved new best friend form an unbreakable bond made only stronger by the stresses of war, chaos, destruction and discord. And then, it’s time for the soldier to return home - without his battle buddy.


No Dog Gets Left Behind provides financial support to reunite military personnel with the stray animals they found and bonded with while at war - a $4,500-per-pet proposition that includes vaccines, medical treatment, transportation and more. While the financial investment is high, the relief, comfort and joy this program provides soldiers is immeasurable. To date we have brought home over 27 dogs to be reunited with his/her soldier.
 Keynote Speaker, CNN Hero of the Year, Pen Farthing and Trish Gohl, Founder of Save the Pups, at annual charity event for No Dog Gets Left Behind

Trish Gohl, Vince Gohl and rescued Dog.
Pen Farthing and Trish Gohl. 
 Michael Short, Kevin Datesman, John Howland, and Linda Geldner.
Danielle Burton and Andy Clark with Stinkie and Max.
 Nico VandenEkart and Erica Rebstock.
 Hannah Surowinski, Sandra Buckenham, and Onne DeBoer.

 Keynote Speaker, CNN Hero of the Year, Pen Farthing.
Farthing, who founded a nonprofit that reunites soldiers with stray dogs and cats they took in during combat, is the 2014 CNN Hero of the Year.
"There is no stronger bond between man and dog than that formed during war," Farthing said at the annual tribute show, which aired Sunday night on CNN's global networks. (Hear his story.)

 Tina Ferroni and Mario Federiconi.
 Volunteers: Erica Ellington, Monica Wright, and Tori Plymouth.
 Kristin Ferriggi, Arielle Morris, and Maria Maragos.
 Donna Shields and Roxy checking to see if she's on the list.
No Dog Gets Left Behind provides financial support to reunite military personnel with the stray animals they found and bonded with while at war - a $4,500-per-pet proposition that includes vaccines, medical treatment, transportation and more. While the financial investment is high, the relief, comfort and joy this program provides soldiers is immeasurable.
The next big event for them is coming up April 4.