Nicole Miller: The Power of Pink

Nicole Miller: The Power of Pink

On October 12th, 2017 Nicole Miller at the Bellevue welcomed 50+ attendees to embrace the “Power of Pink.” Kristin Detterline, Laura Promiscuo, Philadelphia fashion bloggers Laurelle Gunderson and Ra’Chell Richards, were in attendance along with friends and fashionistas gathered for a special charity shopping event dedicated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer.


LBBC is a nonprofit organization that provides programs and services to help women whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer.

Denise DiSimone, Senior Vice President of PNC Bank, Wendy Hamilton, General Manager of Sugarhouse Casino, Jenny Woo, Vice President of ESM Productions and Dr Thanuja Hamilton joined the celebration hosted by dear friend Mary Dougherty.

Sabrina Pray, Bellevue store manager, Dr. Annina Wilkes, diagnostic radiologist of Jefferson University Hospital, and Mary K. Dougherty, Nicole Miller Philadelphia owner, joined together to kick off the Power of Pink charity shopping event on October 12th, 2017.

Emmy- nominated Co-host of Good Day Philly, Alex Holley, sporting the limited edition Nicole Miller pink baseball cap;

100% of the proceeds from the sales of the hat go to Living Beyond Breast Cancer.\

Photos provided by client Nicole Miller


Art Museum Target is Now Open Here’s A Preview

Art Museum Target is Now Open Here’s A Preview

A few weeks ago I stopped by the new Target located at 20th and Callowhill and chatted with the manager. She invited me to the soft opening, which occurred last night, but I was already booked. I swung by just before closing and took a few photos. During my chat with her I complained about the quality of merchandise at the Target’s that had already opened in Center City. The clothing was not the same high quality that you would find at a full size Target, and the stores didn’t sell picture frames. She assured me that this Target was more on target with the stores you’d find in the burbs, rather than the downtown smaller stores. Let’s see if she’s right.

The entrance and exit is on the left. The doors in the center, that’s the Fire Exit.

There was a nice size clothing section for men, women and children. I couldn’t find my size which is xxxl, which they carry in a real Target. They have dressing rooms which is great.


Prices were  very reasonable starting at $7 for a graphic shirt to $29 for an outfit,

The mini Target is in the old Whole Foods Market location 2001 Pennsylvania Ave. Wednesday morning and has about 30ks feet of shopping space. A full size target like the one on City Ave is about 130,ooo feet. The ones in Center City are less than 30ks feet. Target

I love that they have Target Mobile and Order Pickup, the service that allows shoppers to order items online and retrieve them in-store.
They have an electronics department, which is great for the neighborhood.


Conveniently there’s a CVS Pharmacy inside of Target. If you want the full CVS experience go a block over to the Whole Foods complex and visit CVS there. They have a magazine rack which I didn’t see at Target. I did see a small shelf of books.

Target is a great mini grocery store.

Hurry they forgot to add the soda tax an associate told me. They plan to do it today or tomorrow. Target
I buy soup, this is a good dealTarget
I buy this at Wegman’s, this is a good deal. TargetAvacado’s were on sale, 4 for $4Target Target
About a $.50 cheaper than Whole FoodsTarget
They sell milk & eggs as well. Plus cereal, pasta, just about anything you can think of that is convenient grocery shopping. There’s not a butcher or a lunch meat counter.TargetA  little less expensive than Whole Foods


Please do not by this bag, unless you live in a no pet building and you want to pet something
Yeah picture frames, but what heck on the left
If you want Starbucks while shopping, this kiosk is perfect, otherwise go across the street for the full experience which includes sitting and more lemon bar choices Target

There are a few full service check out countersTargetBut more self service check out counters

$5.99 for that huge pumpkin is a bargain.

Target Art Museum is a convenient store for the value shopper, and a welcomed addition to the neighborhood for a quick gift pick up and better grocery selection than the Wawa a block away, but it’s not for the fashion conscious wearing consumer.

Free parking to boot.
The hours are great too Weekdays 7am to 10PM
Saturday 7am to 11PM
Sundays 8am to 10PM

Check out Suzette Parmley’s column in for a more in depth business discussion on the new Target, and future Target’s coming to Philly.

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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 /

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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!!