Four Seasons Hotel Celebrates Global Wellness Day

Four Seasons Hotel Celebrates Global Wellness Day

Inspired by the mantra “one day can change your whole life,” June 9, 2018 marks Global Wellness Day – a cause for international celebration at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. The world’s leading luxury hospitality company is gearing up for the occasion with a global roster of expertly curated programming aimed at restoring the mind, body, and spirit.

As excitement continues to build for the Hotel’s official opening, Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center is celebrated Global Wellness Day with a “Mindful Morning” in partnership with Comcast.

Free to the public, the 90 minute wellness workshop officially introduced Four Seasons spa offerings to Philadelphians. Starting at 9:00 am local time, the public enjoyed a variety of activities led by fitness expert Steve Hoffman and yoga instructor Susan Gwaltney. Together in the Comcast Plaza, the pair will lead active body weight training, followed by restorative stretching and healing sound bath using singing crystal bowls. June 9 will mark the first Four Seasons event in Philadelphia since 2015 and will feature a photo booth, post-workshop scented towels, healthy snacks and beverages for all those who join in the celebrations.

Ben Shank, Four Seasons General Manger, and Verena Lasvigne, Four Seasons, Director of Spa.
Steve Hoffman leads the Global Wellness Yoga
It was a family event
So peaceful as yoga instructor Susan Gwaltney creates a soft vibrant tune from bowls

Afterwards there was healthy snacks and chatting


Photos: Baron Tabas Hantig ‘s Bar Mitzvah

As I get ready for the beach, I grabbed my fun flip flops with the B and 5/19/18 emblazoned on them, and then I remember I forgot to hit published on a blog post I did last month for Baron Tabas Hantig ‘s Bar Mitzvah.



Baron Tabas Hantig and mom, Susan Tabas Tepper

It was a weekend of celebrations, with friends and family travelling from all over the country, even Europe to celebrate Baron’s Bar Mitvah. The main event took place at The Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue on Saturday, May 19, but the weekend started with a dinner for 60 out of town family and friends at their home in Villanova, Eagle Farm, followed by the services Saturday morning at Adath Israel of the Main Line. After services we gave a luncheon for 300 open to the congregation at the synagogue. Lastly the weekend was capped off by a Sunday Brunch at the Hilton for family and out of towners.

Mike and I were invited to the celebration, but I was booked all weekend, so thanks for Susan for sending me the photos, she’s always been a great friend/supporter of PhillyChitChat. Thanks to Baruch Schwartz Photography for the shots. Looks like we missed a great celebration.


Susan’s brother in law, Howard Wurzak, who runs the Hilton among his other hotel concerns, and his team, did a fantastic job.
The theme was “Beats by Baron” and had a club, rap, hip-hop vibe. The DJ was Bobby Morganstein, BPM Entertainment, and the decorator was Mae & Co. We had a surprise guest artist the local rapper “DaVinci” appear and the crowd went wild!

There was an oxygen bar.

A money machine, I’ve always wanted to do this.


Thanks Baron for the delicious and comfortable goody bag from your Bar Mitzvah – Mazel tov

Del Friscoes

Del Friscoes

Replica Creative

Replica Creative


The Alexander Is Better Than I Ever Imagined

The Alexander Is Better Than I Ever Imagined

Welcome to Philadelphia. The 32-story. 277 unit luxury apartment building named The Alexander is complete and accepting tenants. The location is excellent as it’s a few blocks from Center City, about a 5 minute walk to the Broad Street line with Target and Whole Foods nearby.

I watched them build the new living tower on what was once a surface parking lot for many years.
It reminds me of a grand apartment building in NYC, it’s sleek and soars into the sky. Some of the apartments have balconies.
The Alexander has a garage which residents can use for additional $250 a month.
A shot of the foyer

Awesome views
PhillyChitChat photographer Mike Hirata headed over there a few weeks ago to capture the opening. I was shooting the Arts & Business Awards.
We placed photos in the media (LCP & PhillyStyle), and I always like to showcase the building’s attributes

The Alexander has studios, 1,2, 3, & 4-bedroom tri-level townhomes. The studios start around 582 square feet, and the largest townhome is 2,400 square feet. Rents start around $1,700 for a studio and go up to nearly $6,000 for a 4-bedroom, three-floor town home.

You can keep track of the traffic, and tweet out breaking news like I do about traffic


There’s an observation deck where you can get an unobstructed panoramic view of the city and a second floor terrace which has fireplaces
and grills. There’s also a co-working space, community rooms and a demonstration kitchen.

Am I in a home or on vacation?

There’s a pet washing area, bike storage and repair station, outdoor terrace with grills and couches, demonstration kitchen, coworking spaces and communal hang-out spots. A guest suite is available for residents to rent when they have visitors. There’s a kids play area too. There’s also fitness center and, Keyser’s favorite amenity, an indoor pool.

There are great views, especially this one of the Mormon Temple, which is gorgeous when lit at night
Check out their website for more information and photos