Cocktails with a Kick raises funds for Starfinder Foundation

Cocktails with a Kick raises funds for Starfinder

Hosted at Cozen O’Connor, Cocktails with a Kick raised funds for Starfinder Foundation on October 5th. Since 2002, Starfinder’s soccer, educational, and personal development programs have been inspiring young people from underserved communities to achieve success both on and off the field. Starfinder helps youth become healthier, more successful in school, and prepared for life through soccer-based after school and summer programs. At the event, Starfinder honored Braskem, a leader in the bio-tech industry, for championing Starfinder’s girls leadership program.


Heidi Warren, Matt Smith, and Bob Strohm


Samantha Swerdloff, Craig Brutus, Amber Adamson, and Heidi Warren have beads for donors.

Michael Ciesielka spun for a bottle of wine, with Evie Greenberg and Howard Greenberg.

Larry Sullivan, David Caycedo, and Chris Branscome.


Mark Stewart and Amber Adamson


Speaker Chris Branscome, Chief Executive Officer | Eastern PA Youth Soccer

Heike Sullivan, David Caycedo, and Melvin Brown


Bridget Welz, Philadelphia Union, Samantha Swerdloff, Senior Leaders Coordinator and Facility Manager of Starfinder and Kate Sandy, Director of Youth Services StarFinder

Fred Fisher accepting for Braskem.

Nia Knowles and David Caycedo

Photographer: Mike Hirata


Cute Instagrams of Dogs at Paws Mutt Strut Saturday

As I mentioned on my WOGL Friday segment, the PAWS 11th Annual Mutt Strut happened on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Navy Yard. Dogs and the people who love them enjoyed a fall festival and walked the scenic route in the Navy Yard some in their cutest Halloween finest and funniest. Last year’s Mutt Strut raised over $120,000 for PAWS’ lifesaving efforts.

PAWS is Philadelphia’s largest rescue partner and is working to make it a no-kill city. The Mummers helped kick off the Paws Mutt Strut this morning. I’ve chosen 10 of my favorite outfits.
I was bow wow when I realized I couldn’t make the event but yippy when I found people had photo their pooches


The Cat in a Hat and her poochInstagrams

11th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut: Dog Walk and Fall Festival

  • Agility course, lure course, fire pet safety course
  • “Ask the Vet” and “Ask the Trainer” booths
  • Masters of Ceremonies: Steve Morrison (WMMR), Matt Cord and Kristen Hermann (BenFM), and Sue Serio (Fox29)
  • Live music, food trucks, and more

Adorable, but perplexed by the hashtag #viciouspitbullInstagrams
Rock Lobster



InstagramsSo adorable.

Instagrams2nd Runner Up.
King Tut, How’d you get so funky?

The WINNER. Love this Cha Cha Cha CHIA!!!

About PAWS:

PAWS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving Philadelphia’s homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals.

PAWS is the city’s largest rescue partner and provider of low-cost basic veterinary care to those who cannot otherwise access or afford it. Through its three no-kill shelters and foster care network, PAWS finds loving homes for thousands of animals each year. PAWS is working to make Philadelphia a no-kill city where every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home. / Twitter/Instagram: @phillypaws /

Del Friscoes

Del Friscoes

Replica Creative

Replica Creative


PhillyChitChatter: News about Notables and Neighbors

PhillyChit Chatter: News about Notables and Neighbors

Can you believe it’s the middle of October. We were all in shock when the summer was over, but not it’s nearly Halloween and Christmas decorations. Hope you’ll get out today and enjoy it, leaf peeping should be on your schedule the next couple weeks. I bet a lot of you will be taking your holiday cards just about now. Curated and original chit chat from around town…. I am about a week behind publishing the “news” but I think it’s still relevant and heartwarming…
These two marriage proposals make me smile…..

Mark Melmed announces on FB
My wonderful son is engaged!!! How great is that?
‎ האריס מלומד is with Eric Hannah at The GYM Playa del Carmen.

Congrats Symone Gaither and Michael Thomas on your engagement. Love this moment.

Congrats to longtime friends Dallyn Pavey, Dish Pr  and David Uosikkinen, The Hooters, who were married last week. Saturday night David hosted another big event “In the Pocket” at the Ardmore Music Hall. Check out Dallyn’s and David’s love story here in Burlington County Times

Congrats to Steve Sosna, NBC10 meteorologist and Jonathan D. Lovitz, director of the New York office for the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce on their marriage last week. I’ve enjoyed their week long honeymoon in my bucket list paradise – Hawaii.  Check out their wedding announcement in the NY Times and read Steve’s message to LGBTQ youth on National Coming Out Day earlier this week Oct 11.

Congrats to Michael Cerio on his marriage to Erica Batchelor. I used to work with Mike at and now we’re at CBS3Philly together as well.  Wanna send a gift, their registry is still open.

Congrats to Eric and Michael , together over a decade, made it legal this weekend

Congrats to Jack and Emma Cotter on the upcoming birth of their son.
Jack works for EnRoute Markeing who represents Chestnut Hill Business District. They’re getting ready for the very successful, and popular Harry Potter Festival the weekend of October 20

On The Move
Making moves  Roy Kaiser is now with the Las Vegas ballet, his wife Melissa D. Kaiser, Executive Vice President of Development at PAFA.  They’ll be a lot of FF miles built up while the ballet is in season. I’ll be at PAFA’s Bacchanal Wine Auction and Gala, November 11
Reserve yours now at

Moving Home

Congrats to my friend Andrea Helfrich (I’m friends with her mom, and have known her for 10 years):In advance of the Philadelphia Flyers 2017-18 home opener this Saturday, October 14, the team announced today that it has hired Andrea Helfrich to serve as In-Arena and Flyers TV Host. Helfrich will join long-time Host Shawny Hill at all Flyers home games, handling in-game entertainment and promotions, as well as interacting with fans at the Wells Fargo Center and in the community. In addition, she will serve as on-air talent for video content on and the Flyers’ social media channels.  Helfrich, a Richboro, Pa. native and a former Miss Philadelphia, comes to the Flyers from ULTRA and ULTRA Worldwide, one of the world’s largest electronic music festivals. Conducting interviews with world-renowned DJ’s across 22 countries, Helfrich hosts segments providing behind-the-scenes views of the festivals, as well as serves as host of ULTRA’s travel series.


Food Delivery: Moving from Opa to Will byob, Chef Bobby Saritsoglou is cooking up magic at the East Passyunk eatery

The 7th Annual Monsters Ball Masquerade
Friday October 27, 2017 TICKETS & INFO

Have an awesome day!!

Best Parties of The Week Decor Pixs, details and Links to Media Placements

Best Parties of The Week Decor Pixs, details and Links to Media Placements
PS On Friday’s I will post as many links to where our photos are placed in the media as possible.

WOW what a social season. So many exciting events happening, raising funds for so many great causes, and then there’s the fashion and decor at the gala. People ask me all the time, how do I chose who’s photo to use in my columns. It definitely matters what you’re wearing, it doesn’t have to be a designer label, it just has to be eye catching. Also they way you posed, often I help people out. I take the initial photo, then I show them the photo to see what they think. If there’s a flaw and they don’t catch it, I will tell them what I’d like them to do in the 2nd shot. Then I show them and they usually have that a-ha moment.
Thursday to Wednesday 10/5 – 10/12, there are some photos still to be published but I’m at the mercy of my editors….

The Philly Zoo Gala

More photos will be showing up in my outlets next week. Yes I took 400 photos and it’ll take me a bit to process them all. It was a spectacular event as usual,

with Mary Love and her team at the Philly Zoo did another spectacular job with the gala decor again this year. Starr Catering the table settings and the food.

Society Business Chic
Women in dressy outfits, men in their best suits

Russian tourist Evie Pirozhenko and Max Stasevich stop for a photo with America’s Political animals from the Constitution Center.

Aversa Pr

Old City Fest in CBSPhilly, Phl Business Journal


The 2017 Gaudenzia/Gustave G. Amsterdam Community Champion Award Dinner

Gaudenzia helps people affected by drug and alcohol dependency, mental illness and related conditions to achieve a better quality of life and become accountable individuals.

Finley Catering at the Crystal Tea Room

Business Attire
(meaning it’s ok if you head here right after work)

Many people in the community want to end the opiate crisis, Gaudenzia is leading the fight to recovery.


Always on my yearly best of events:

Coverage at CBSPhilly

Aversa Pr

Whatever you feel comfortable in

Brauhaus Schmitz Presents 2nd Annual Armory Oktoberfest Metro Philly

Time Out Magazine

Philly Style Magazine

Then there’s that new fab restaurant Mad Rex, who serves delicious food included a kale salad

 Metro Philly

Biz Journal 


Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Hosts the Carousel Ball

Philly Mag
Philly Style Magazine
Evantine Design did the decor, with catering by Neuman’s Kitchen.
High Society
DesignPhilly Kick Off Party, photographed by PCC photog Kat Stull on PhillyStyle Mag
Starfinder’s Cocktails with a Kick shot by Mike Hirata on PhillyStyleMag

Munroe Creative Yappy Hour in celebration of Judy Munro’s new office -photos by Kat Stull


Premiere of the Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor
Shot by Andre Flewellen and by HughE Dillon
Pennsylvania Ballet hosted their Fall Gala shot by Mike Hirata on Philly Style Mag

High Society

Maven Pr represents the Pa Ballet
The Union League’s Lincoln Ballroom

Garden Chic

Bartram’s Garden celebrated their annual Garden Gala on a beautiful fall night under the stars.
Aversa Pr represents Bartram’s Garden

Jamie Hollander Catering & Events
Check Philly Style, and CBS Philly for more photos from the event. So you can see it’s been a fairly busy week. Have a great weekend….
Thanks to my photographers this week for doing an amazing job on behalf of our clients.

Katie Griffin Casting

Katie Griffin Casting

Parx Casino

Parx Casino


Glass Movie Updates: James McAvoy, Bruce Willis Spotted

Ahhh made it through another week. Sorry I haven’t keep up with my twice weekly gossip column, skipping Monday, but it’s been so busy. Here’s Friday’s edition. Plus follow me on twitter as I do drop a lot of info there all day long. Like this nugget. @HughE_Dillon

McAvoyThe guys were filming on Allegheny Ave in North Philly on Monday, in the dang rain, and then did interiors at the Frankford Arsenal, luckily all interiors. You won’t see any photos as the trailers and craft services is located inside the fence.

James McAvoy arrived in Philly Saturday morning, after McAvoy finished filming the latest XMen movie in Montreal. First stop Saturday – Federal Donuts for a chicken sandwich. He was nice enough to pose for a few fans who asked.

Team Derek was on hand to welcome Sarah Paulson to Philly on Tuesday. She was sporting her best Annie Hall look, and smiled nicely. Welcome to PhillyWood Sarah.


I made my first on air appearance on CBS3Philly to chat about the Glass movie with lots of fun tidbits. Thanks so much to folks who allowed me to use their photos and who send me tips.
I ran out of time on TV to mention that Mattei  Family Pizza sent the crew pizza’s to the set on Friday,


which was at 21st and Shunk. Seen on the set was his model Emma Heming Willis visiting the set of ‘Glass’. Bruce Willis must have had pizza on his mind as he and Emma were spotted at Pizzeria Vetri on Saturday. The tarp wrapped around the building is just to make sure the ambient light is even during the filming.

Pick up the latest Elle Decor where you’ll find the Willis family on the cover, and inside an article by M. Night Shyamalan.

BTW M. Night will be presenting Bruce Willis with the Philadelphia Film Festival’s second annual Lumiere Award at a ceremony Oct. 23 (which I have already been tapped to shoot, so come back on 10/24 to see the photos). The award will be presented by last year’s inaugural award winner, director M. Night Shyamalan, who is also on the board now with the Philadelphia Film Festival, which opens on October 19, 2017. Willis has filmed several times in Philly, besides Night’s Unbreakable, and Sixth Sense, he filmed Twelve Monkey’s here with Brad Pitt.


Earlier this week Twitter blew up thinking Glass was filming near Independence Hall. Actually that film was another in a series of Sam Katz‘s Philadelphia: The Great Experiment. Look for the film to play on 6ABC next year.