Friday, January 22, 2010


"Half way to the Jersey Shore" this Friday only at Mcfaddens 3rd street. Biggest Party in recent Philly History. Come early please. Jersey Shore Cast members in the House, Trip to the Shore giveaway, National Press, Fist pumping fun all night. Johnny Knockout will be transforming McFaddens into "THE JERSEY SHORE" McFaddens - 3rd Street, 461 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
----SPECIAL "fight the beat" set by EDDIE EDGE
----Bikinis & Blowouts
----Guidos & Guidettes
----WIN A TRIP to the Jersey Shore for 4 people this Memorial Day
----Tanning membership GIVE AWAYS
----Gym Membership GIVE AWAYS
----Hair Gel GIVE AWAYS
----Jersey Shore T-shirt GIVE AWAYS

Following Celebs or Media types will be at Mcfaddens Friday. Celebrity guests that will be in attendance include Michael Lohan (Lindsy Lohan's Father) who is Friends with cast member Nichole "Snookie" Polizzi, and paparazzi queen Hailey Glassman Mike Manning from Real World DC and Derick Mcintosh from One Tree Hill and Entourage.
Must be 21+ and present Valid Photo ID to Enter

Address: 121 S. 19th St
City, State: Philadelphia, PA
Zip: 19195
Telephone: 215-563-1038


Last month I was invited by Where Magazine to cover a reception with co-hosts Philadelphia Hospitality at the penthouse home of famed Philadelphia jeweler to the stars Craig and Tania Drake who welcomed Philadelphia Hospitality Executive Director Bill Mifflin (left) and his wife Sally and guest.

What is Philadelphia Hospitality, it's a private, non-profit organization that since 1982 has been providing unique and distinctive cultural programs for special groups visiting Philadelphia. Our clients include museum and horticultural groups, historical societies, professional associations and corporate groups from throughout the nation and the world. We also plan one or two programs per year for individuals.
Laura Burkhardt and Adam Travia, Director of Marketing at Philadelphia Hospitality
Philadelphia Hospitality opens the doors of private Philadelphia - providing visitors entrée to our city's elegant private clubs, beautiful homes, exquisite gardens and antique and art collections. During their visits, our guests are warmly welcomed by dedicated volunteer hosts. The Drakes beautiful Hacienda built on top of a Center City Apartment building is one of the beautiful homes that visitors could enjoy. Although their house is on top of an apartment building, it is deeded and can be bought and sold. Fascinating!!
Laura Burkhardt, Where Magazine Publisher makes the welcoming remarks as Jeweler Craig Drake and Philadelphia Hospitality Executive Director Bill Mifflin look on. Philadelphia Hospitality Executive Director Bill Mifflin addresses the crowd.
I remember years ago reading an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer about the collections that the Drakes had and was so excited to see them for myself.
and the beautiful view of the skyline
Ryan Derfler, Tour Manager at City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, of Philadelphia Mural Arts. Now who wouldn't want to take the Valentine Day Love Letters tour with him?
Sarah Finman, guest and Lee Payne

Highlights of your group's personalized program could include the following:

  • Behind the scenes tours, special curatorial tours
  • Entrée to private homes for lunch or afternoon tea
  • Entrée to private gardens
  • Entrée to private clubs for receptions, lunch and dinner
  • Receptions in well respected art and antique galleries
  • All arrangements, reservations and admissions at chosen sites and cultural performances
  • Early-morning tours before the doors open to the public
  • Speakers
  • Special gifts related to the tour
  • Hotel and meal arrangements
  • Guide and coach services
  • All gratuities and taxes
At the Philadelphia Museum of Arts Craft Show in December, I met a group of women from San Francisco who were in the midst of their Philadelphia Hospitality tour. The cornerstone of the trip was the show, and the PH group filled in the blanks with other interesting things to see that would interest the art patrons ie Wheaton Village, PAFA etc
Zelinda O'Hara and James Zeleniak enjoy the expansive terrace at the Drakes.
And their eastern view. Thanks to Laura & Where magazine to introducing PhillyChitChat to some of the most unique attractions in Philadelphia. Who knew such an organization like this existed here in Philly. Now that we do we're going on a little adventure to see what visitors to our City get to see thru Philadelphia Hospitality. Stay tuned...Have A Good Weekend. Hughe

Thursday, January 21, 2010


The "Prince of Darkness" is coming to Center City Borders next Tuesday to sign his new book "I Am Ozzy."Official Rules of Engagement:

1) You must purchase at least one copy of his book from the Center City Borders store and show proof of receipt when you are in line. If you pre-purchased your book you must prove it at the front door and they will give you a sticker. (What they really mean: No Shop Lifting Allowed)

2) You must pick up a free wristband at the front door. No one allowed in the signing line without a wristband. Then listen to overhead announcement for your wristband letter to get in line. (Get there first thing in the morning or your shit out of luck. Borders opens at 8AM)
3) Ozzy will only sign 3 books, but you can buy as many as you want. (Buy as many books as you can, then get your kids and borrow the neighbors kids to get three more books signed each. Sell a couple on EBay and buy the kids ice cream.)

4) Ozzy is only signing his new book so don't bring memorabilia. (Wait outside his hotel like the autograph seekers do)

5) Ozzy won't pose for pixs, you have to shoot candidly. (Call out Sharon's name he will look up. Better yet tell him how great Kelly was on Dancing with the Stars. He's a proud papa.)
(I photographed her at Christie's Auction house Sept 08)6) Ozzy hopes to meet everyone, but if something unforeseeable happens he might not be able to sign everyone's book. (Get here early sounds like he might have a short attention span, but we already knew that as we've seen his TV show.)

7) Don't memorize these rules they could change. (Ozzy may just say screw it, pose for photos and sign your T-Shirt, depends on if he's sober.)


Strongbox Lounge has done fairly well for itself since it came back online in September, especially the Tuesday Nights for the Cool Kids Party hosted by Jackiem Wright (left) and Reggie Barry. The Guestlist is extremely enforced and the party is so popular you have to know someone to get on the list, and you never know when an A-List Hollywood Celebrity is hanging out like Jamie Fox or Gerard Butler, sports stars Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, or national players like
The Sacramento Kings' Jason Thompson (center), raised in Mount Laurel, joins friends Jackiem Wright (left) and Reggie Barry at the Strongbox club in Center City. Thompson was there on the eve of Friday's loss to the 76er for his Welcome Home Party.
TERRESSA OF EXPERIENCEMM AND NIKKI AND LISS OF SEVEN MP ARE TEAMING UP TO BRING YOU AN EXCLUSIVE EVENT AT PHILADELPHIA HOTTEST SPOT ON SUNDAY NIGHTS. There is no cover, but again you need to RSVP to be put on the Guest List, and you don't need to know anyone. (That's one way to get your foot in the door for the Tuesday night list)

Jackiem and Reggie bookend party girl Hacina Saadi. Every month Hacina has a "Ladies who Dine" night out. Friend her on Facebook for details.
I can't wait to go back to R2L, enjoy dinner and the view. Check out FooBooz comprehensive write up. HERE
Monica Malpass as you all know announced that she's pregnant last week on the air. At R2L she may have been trying to throw us off by her pink jacket, but I have it confirmed by two sources that say she's having TWIN BOYS due in June. So buy blue. (I guess boys run in her family). Congrats Mo!! (This shot I took was in Michael Klein's Column Sunday INQLINGS)
After R2L a few of us ran over to 10 Arts for our own after party... we all took turns trying on Miss B's fur hat...but I'm saving them for blackmail leverage againstDan Gross, Chris Gabello, Sarah van Aiken, Laura Burkhart and Top Chef Jen Carroll. I will be going to 10 Arts for Restaurant week on 11/28 for the new on the menu Salmon, plus the rabbit is on the menu. Delicious I hear. Prayers for Joan Carroll still please.
What will tonight bring after the Philly Style Mag party in conjunction with the Bellevue's 21st Party and the PAWS event at TRUST. Check out the pixs from one of those events tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010





THIS blog entry is about her coming to Philly for the appearances.

Pamela Anderson besides signing bottles of her perfume at Rite Aid this Saturday Jan. 23.

Pam will make an appearance in the evening hosting the grand opening of 360, the lounge and nightclub at Parx Casino, which opened last month at Philadelphia Park in Bensalem.

Pam Anderson is due in the house about 10 p.m. The club has a 40-foot stage, three nine-foot LED TVs, a 40,000-watt sound system, and an LED-lit lava dance floor.

The invite only VIP Party is 8PM - 11PM, then open to the public at 11PM

(I first photographed Pam at the launch of the new Tab softdrink 2/06. It was at this party that I had a lot of firsts, Lindsay Lohan, Kim Stewart and Angie Harmon. Poor Angie showed up in a fur, as it was during the winter fashion week. Pam kicked her butt out of the party, which Pam was hosting. So don't wear fur to any of her appearances.)




Famed beauty icon will sign autographs of her new fragrance for

Fans in the Philadelphia market on Saturday, Jan. 23rd

Fans of the legendary beauty icon can meet Anderson in person and purchase the fragrance to receive autographs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Rite Aid store located at 640 Montgomery Avenue in Narberth,

and from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Rite Aid store located at 195 West Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore.

Pam told People Stylewatch “I am a drugstore whore. I worship drugstores. You have to pull me out of them.” Hence the reason she choose a drug store to carry her new perfume.

Both Malibu (Blue) and Malibu Night (Pink) were inspired by natural fragrances that embody the free spirit, playful and passionate side of Anderson, and are sure to evoke the same traits in its customers.

(Last April I photographed Pam opening a strip club in NYC. Pam was a rare visitor to NYC, and whenever she came she always drew a huge crowd of shooters. I expect the same on Saturday)
Personal autographs will be limited to the time frame of the appearance while supplies last. For Rite Aid store information and directions, visit For more information about ‘Malibu by Pamela Anderson’ visit

Happy Birthday Anne Nikolaus as the Twinns Celebrate on the Town

LAST WEEK I attended another fabulous girl on the scene's birthday, Anne Nikolaus. The party kicked off at Joe Pesce organized by her "Twinnn" Stacey Kracher.

Amber G, Julie Grove, Rhonda Lull (photos), Anne Nikolaus (photos), Lauren Nikolaus Zink (photos), Stacey Kracher, Carly Dignam

Rhonda Lull (photos), Micah Hoffman
The boys Anne Nikolaus and Sasha O'Donnell at G Lounge
Stacey Kracher, Rhonda Lull, guest and Julie Grove

Anne Nikolaus and her squeeze Frank Caruso
THE CAKE! Leopard Louboutin! The girls had a blast closing G lounge and the vault.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The 16th Annual 2010 Hair O’The Dog Loews Hotel Philadelphia Barks Up A New Tree

(Sorry I couldn't fit everyone's photo on my entry, it's already obnoxiously long. I hope to see you out and about again. Sorry I can't send you the photos. I don't have the time.)

WOW WOW WOW the Hair O' Dog Philly Chit Chat's 2nd visit. I didn't know what to expect last year attending a gala so close to New Year's but it turned out to be the party of the year and if you are part of the "IN" crowd, or a wannabe, then you really must attend. For me this is the MET Gala of Philadelphia, The MET Gala is an annual event in NYC that brings out the stars and the glam, and we may not have the star power, but we did have the glam. From Kitten's to Cougars, Haute to Hawt Mess at HOD I saw it. The men impressed Black Tie to suit, and a few unimpressed w/ T-Shirts & blazer, and a few Jersey Shore boys with just a pullover, but Mookies boys can get away with it as they were sporting brawn.
After searching high and low for a Ring Flash to photograph Miss Pam Anderson with as requested by her people for next Saturday's shoot (I had the wrong lens to use with the flash hence this terrible ring in the pictures, but it's fixed now); I got to the Loew's Hotel around 10PM and the line was out the door.

I found there were actually two lines, VIP and Gen Admission; and would later discover there were two parties happening simultaneously, The VIP Party & The General Admission Party.
but there was a "hallway" that allowed the VIPeeps to travel over to the GA Party, but not vice-versa. There were distinct differences in the two parties. First being the who's who of Philadelphia party night life was at the VIP party, a few you will see on this entry. HOD Co-Founder Dan Cronin and KJ
As I entered the VIP room the band was banging out the hits, as the go-go girls were grinding on the stage. WHAT go-go girls, dang right this is how this party rolls, and Delilah's was one of the sponsors of the night. These girls are from Jewelz Entertainment JEWELZ ENTERTAINMENT PROVIDES: GoGo Dancers Our go-go dancers are the best in the business, providing our clients with a professional combination of high energy, beauty, and exceptional dance talent. T
Julie Abramson tells me that next year my logo can be painted on the girls body. Sounds good sign me up for a sponsorship. (I have no idea how they went to the bathroom with their pants painted on.)

Jon Fox and the sweetest Alexis Small. Alexes & her friend Jessica Scott will be putting on the 4th Annual, "Fashion in Public" at Public House Wednesday, January 27, 2010 (7-11pm).
Joe Magretti and Jamie Tucker. Joe bought the Christian Louboutin red heeled shoes for Christmas, and the Jimmy Choo bag just for the HOD Gala. He's a keeper, but then again she's hawt.Hacina Saadi and Courtney Grant . She had lost her purse at the Zee Barr, but stated on her FB today "My purse is found and I'm so happy, whom ever turned it in...Thank you so much." On Wed I will finally be joining Hacina and her friends at their monthly dinner at Le Bec Fin. It's a 4 courses dinner (apetizer, entree, cheese and dessert+ wine for each courses).
The total price is $100 and remember $30 is for charity:) Email me if u r interested and I will see if I can get you on the list as it's invite only.
Mari and Lex, Lex Promotions plans a Salsa night will be held at cuba libre at 2nd & market and not club one on 19th and samson 830 to 930 free salsa classes next door at 32 degress and event follows at cuba libre right next door all information is the same but entrance fee it will be $10

WOGL producer Jamyra Perry, Nick, CBS Radio's Melony Roy and Loew's Hotel VIP Concierge Jonathon Vendrick
VIP prime rib, pasta, rolls delicious. (BTW the ring around pix, caused by that damn ring flash that some of you may recall I chatted about on my twitter acct @iphillychitchat Follow Me. I call Twitter PhillyChitChat after dark. I tend to spill secrets there. I now have the correct lens for this flash)

Oh I love my readers' Kelly M and Jill G. Well Kelly M reads me everyday, and she's one of the privilege that follows me on Twitter too which allows a follower to receive live updates of the parties/events I cover, the tidbits I uncover during my day. I wish I were funnier, but sadly I'm not as clever as most. BTW if you mention you read my blog PCC, you are a guarantee on my blog. Thanks to the dozen or so people who came up to say hi the other night, some didn't want to be on the blog, but did want me to know they read me and I really do appreciate it. I had to twist Kelly & Jill's wrist as they were shy girls, hence no last names. Check out their shoes, very sharp.

Sen. Larry Farnesse and Niki Dalessio

Tracy Seng, Jen Sherlock, Emily Verner
Amber Goins, Ashley Allphin, Michelle Sampson
Girls just wanna have funCarol Drumstas wearing Vintage leopard Nicole Miller with her friend who's name I couldn't make out on the page, sorry. Carol, Matt Vlahos and Jimmy Contreras will be enjoying a Bonterra Vineyards Winemaker Dinner in my neck of the woods at the London Grill on Wednesday 2/20/10 $50Michael Spain-Smith and Victoria Gregoriadis Gervasi looking smokin. Thanks MSS for the tips on shooting Miss Anderson, I know they will come in handy.Kenneth Edwards and actor Kevin Navayne. Kevin Navayne tells me that is getting ready to film a movie here in Philly with Alyssa Milano and Shannon Elizabeth.

Holly Kammemer, Jessica Procini and Lauren O'Dorisio (I don't have a shot of John Colabelli, but congratulations on your new position at Capitol File as publisher. Not only will John be reunited with Editor Sarah Schaefer, but they will both have dual positions at PSM & Capitol File.) THE VIP LOUNGE -

VIP Bottle Service Tickets Include:

Included VIP Admission for 4 people, 2 bottles of top shelf liquor (per 4 people), bottle service area, access to the private VIP area, access to the main general admission dance-party area, 5-Hour Open Bar, Butlered & Buffet Hors D'oeuvres & Finger Foods, Awesome Live Music from Don't Call Me Francis, LeCompt and much more! Ticket Prices: $800pp Table of 4, $200pp VIP Tickets Include: All of the above but the bottle service and table $150

The VIP Table service included personalized table service, no waiting in line with the rest of the VIP's
Adolf Uno, Angela Ihuier, Maria Siravo, Alessandro and Michael

Amanda Fis, Angela Anderson, Vanessa Ruffin, Sherri Berk and Juby Schaffner. (My little sister works with a couple of these girls, and some of them were at my sisters funeral last month, thanks that meant a lot to our family.)
Erin Ambrose, Adam Crockett, Tiffany Sands, James Chin and Lou Blesito. Congrats to Tiffany and James who just got engaged on New Year's Eve and plan on wedding NYE 2010.
Two wild & crazy guys
As the night went on the dance floor heated up and the theme of the night slid right into
Ah, babe, let's get it on Let's love, baby
Let's get it on, sugar
I'm askin' you, baby
To get it on with me
Ooh, ooh, ooh

Don't you know
How sweet and wonderful life can be?

You know what I'm talkin' 'bout
Come on, baby, hey, hey
Let your love come out
If you believe in love
Let's get it on, ooh, ooh
Let's get it on, baby

Then it was over to the General Admission side, the younger crowd if you don't mine. The first daters, the 2nd daters, the when is he going to pop the question to me folks. They let their hair down and had a blast, blissfully unaware of the treats in the other room, enjoying their spread, huge center of the room bar, a room that was completely dedicated to dancing, with a bare minimum of sitting, but these folks came to party. $75 got them an open bar, hor dourve's, dessert and a lot of fun.
And the theme of this room...

My girl wants to party all the time
party all the time.
Do you know what this guy is doing? He's probably been to a wedding or two. See video.

Nigel Richards hanging with friends Janette Repsch and Joe Herzog

And then the band invited a few dozen girls up on stage to sing and bang the bongo's. It was a wild time.
Anything goes fashion


This year, Hair O’The Dog’s concentration and purpose will be giving back to those in need. Adopt-A-Pig has been chosen for this year’s Hair O’The Dog local charity. Adopt-A-Pig also based in Philadelphia, is a program designed to help children and their families cope as they face their greatest challenge, fighting cancer. Proceeds benefit a variety of support services for patients and their families. Please join us for this year’s event in helping one of Philadelphia’s remarkable local charities.

Arthur Kade wasn't in attendence but there were plenty of his friends afoot.Yvonne Baird and Rich Costello

Grace Flanagan and Jason Brown

OMG a Richard Brian Penn Sighting, but as I made my way over to him he was gone in a flash. Now I know where he's been all these months, watching Jersey Shore cause he's picked up some fashion tips. I wonder if we will see him Friday night at O.N.E for Jersey Shore night? If I'm Philly's Perez Hilton, then he is no doubt Philly's answer to Howard Stern, but he's got the goods where I shy away from too much controversy (altho I did p/o one of Richards regular listener's when I told a porn star that she should insist on condom use as she was sending the wrong message to men, later proven correct when a story broke that there was an HIV outbreak in the porn industry) anyway click on Richards name to get to his blog & radio show.
And before you know it the night was over. Many people headed over to Zee Bar, I headed to bed. Oh What A Night so much to see, the good, the bad, not too much ugly and definitely a must do on your list of annual events. Thanks for inviting me Dan.