The weather outside was frightful as a steady snow fell on Christmas eve, er I mean Halloween eve.
There were so many parties to choose from, and my dance card was full. The first two soirees I attended were chock full of fun. A must on my list was the very exclusive, and by that I mean the invite list was tight for the 2nd annual anniversary party of Sabrina Tamburino Thorne and Steve Thorne. It’s held in their house among the beautiful things, new carpeting etc and they wanted to limit the spills. Why do people insist on dancing with red solo cups in their hands?
You could call it a couples party. As the years have gone by the Sex in The City crew has matured, married, coupled up with babies on the horizon. Jill and Tal Jacobson (center) just had a baby 2 months ago with Frank and Alisa Frederico
Keren Ini Kates and Mike Kates just joined forces this year at their beautiful wedding held at the Society Hill Sheraton.
Larry Cohen and Chef Matt Levin have joined forces too. Former Adsum chef, Matt Levin started working with Brulee catering (formerly Max & Me) a few weeks back. He tells me that he and Larry have been friends for years and this opportunity arose. The future looks rosy. Talk about rosy…I’ve been meaning to congratulate Lauren Beloff and Anthony Sembello on their wedding a few weeks ago. I had expected to see them at the party, but they’re probably still on their honeymoon. They were married 10/15 (The night of the Good Dog Gala), down in Longport NJ, on the beach. It was beautiful.
Lauren O’Dorsio and John Colabelli, Philly Style Magazine publisher are headed to the alter within 6 months.
DJ Eddie Tully was spinning, so you knew you were gonna have a good time.
Sabrina Tamburino-Thorne, Kristen Foote, Eric and Tempa Berish and Steve Thorne
Larry Farnese and Christie Honigman. This year Chrissy launched her new PR Marketing firm The Honigman Group. Last Thursday she organized a party at Del Frisco’s for the Young Friends of the Academy Ball.
Guest, Sabrina, Tanya Teece, Carol, Erin Elmore, Christie take a break from dancing to pose for a pix
Tamar Olitsky, Patricia Benitez and Steve Olitsky. The Olitsky’s own Scarduzzio’s in Atlantic City and tell me they have tweaked the menu. Plus check out the new Table 31 Plaza. Dinner and cocktails can be served until December.
Michael Schulson and Nina Tinari. Michael Schulson own’s Sampan on 13th Street, and just generously donated a gift certificate for the Gilda’s Club charity event I am having for my sister Judy on Nov 21. If there’s something you could donate for the silent auction please drop me a note at buzz@PhillyChit chat.com Thanks HughE
Stacey Renée Benedetti and Stephanie Rybczyk looking darling a vampire brides
Eliana Raggio, Mike Ragg and Carol Tamburino
Nigel Richards and Nicole Cashman
John Bolaris and Chuck PerutoDance, dance, dance dance, keep on grooving
Jeff Kellmer, Kellmer Jewelers, and Marilyn Kellmer, Sun Myst Tanning Spa (124 16th St) left shortly after I did to see who’s handcuffs worked the best. I was on my way to the Grotto Party as it became to be known.
Hosted by Dean Cafiero (overalls), who opened up his house “The Grotto” for friends, and friends of friends.
The downstairs bar saw a lot of action. Remember when I covered a party at this house when the place was first put up for sale: HERE
Made in Colombia: Andrea Perez, Patricia Benitez and Marcela Herrera
Arielle Johnson looks fabulous
one thing comes to mind – did Perez Hilton coin it?
red solo cups (see above)
Shirleen Allicot, David Ricks and Hacina Saadi
Marcellus Alexander and Jasmine Ellis (6ABC Producer)
Guest, Sgt Ray, Lathie Lawless – If you didn’t make the blog this week mention it to me in the future I will make sure next time. These and those shots that didn’t make it will be in the PhillyChitChat Online Photo Album by the end of the week for purchase. (Although I am saving one for PhillyMag.com)
And at the end of the night if you found love you were lucky. Otherwise it was on to Zee Bar for their party til 6AM Halloween blowout. I went home cause I was waking up early to photograph beautiful Lancaster and Chester County in the snow. Check out those pixs later this week. Tonight Ck out Kiajfa & Julie Dorenbos Halloween Party at the Walnut Room 10PM, G Lounge’s Maxim Party 9PM, Ellen Rohlfing
Please join the 3 Nerds for Industry Fright Night: Halloween 2011 at Recess or see me at the Henri David Ball. Thanks to Secrets Limo for advertising on PCC and for donating a limo to the Gilda’s Club of SJ event in honor of my sister.