Friday, January 21, 2011

ChitChatter & Krispy Kreme Unveils It's Storefront & Attracts Skateboarders

Ever since I worked on a project in Atlanta, Georgia have I been a fan of I've been following the progression of the Krispy Kreme Donut Shop as it prepares for it's opening at 16th & Chestnut Streets in Center City. As I noted in yesterday's Chit Chatter the entrance is on 16th Street. This is the view of where the Children's Place will open on February 22, 2011 (can you hear the building scream "Please Wash Me?" I can. Or at least shine me or something, black shoe polish would be good too.)

For months the Krispy Kreme "windows" have had wood in the window frames

Last night when I left R2L I noticed the windows had finally been installed and it's only a matter of time before the bright "Hot Now" sign appears in the window telling us the donuts are ready.

Until then it looks like the only thing in the window will be featuring is skate boarders looking for the best grind. Let's hope they don't fall through the window.

PhillyChitChatter for Friday January 21, 2011

Jim Cramer, Host of CNBC’s “Mad Money,”stopped by the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting Wednesday. My friend tells me that she didn't need her morning coffee as Cramer was so stimulating at the early morning meeting (8AM) that he jolted her into the day. The one piece of advice that she remembers him saying and saying in that loud crazy Jim Cramer voice is "buy fucking gold now!!"

The Love Connection:

Congratulations , to my friend Hadas Kuznits from Kyw3 Radio and her beau Dan Reinherz on their engagement; so much fun to watch these two fall in love.

Notable Philly connected Anniversaries next week:

On 1/23/1999 Princess Caroline of Monaco whose mother was actress Grace Kelly from Philadelphia, whose brother is the famed sculler John Kelly, in which Kelly Drive is named after, whew married Prince Ernst-August of Hanover. Princess Caroline of Monaco was pregnant with their daughter when she married Prince Ernst-August.

1/25/1964 - actor/comedian Bill Cosby and Camille Cosby. Cosby met Camille Cosby on a blind date.

Because I Love You: if you are of a certain age you would remember that song, and the singer of that somewhat irritating song as it will no doubt linger in your head longer than you desire, it's by "freestyle legend [not my words] Stevie B" who's going to be live at Benny The Bums on January 28, 2011; He'll also be singing his classic "Spring Love" something we'd all like to experience right about now after all this snow. Get your tickets here.


Stephanie Kuo says 500 Degrees' (still unnamed) vegan burger debuts today! A thin falafel patty with just the right kick of heat, topped with cucumber salad, lettuce, and tomato on a fluffy roll -- perfect for fashionistas a la Carie Brescia,fitness gurus like Anne Ha, and all around fab do-gooders like Stephanie Ciabattonii!


Here are some of my favorite published shots from the past 3 years

I focused mostly on subjects I shot in Philadelphia so that you can see the marketing of the City can be done in other places than the business aspect (although I have spent quite a bit of time shooting in NYC over the past couple years too). If you have a celeb or notable coming to your event, tip me off as there's a chance I can get it into a blog or news site nationally for more exposure.

OK but it's Madonna (NYC)

This is my number 1 seller Rihanna without make up. I took this in NYC outside the London Hotel

The Lemon Ball. I remember the Lemon Ball peeps were upset they put Jordin Sparks in the fashionable question category, but I pointed out to them maybe so but look your step and repeat is in a nationally magazine.
This guy showed up at Kat von D's book signing in a devils mask

Patti LaBelle opens the Macy's Flower Show
Justin Bieber in concert at the Jingle Bell Ball
Kate Gosselin plus 8 climbing the Rocky Steps

Whitney Port and Olivia Palmero
Lilo before she crashed
The Jonas Brothers at the Four Seasons
1st time I was in a magazine was Amy Smart in Us Magazine 9/08, now my photos have been published in People, OK, Life & Style Magazine, In Touch, Essence, Rolling Stone and too many to count, including worldwide publications and news papers.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

WOW, first he gets a gym named after him, and now KOBE BRYANT SET TO BE THE FIRST ATHLETE



Los Angeles (January 20, 2011)‐Legendary Los Angeles Lakers’ shooting guard Kobe Bryant is set to

become the first athlete to have a hand and footprint ceremony at the world renowned Grauman’s Chinese Theater on February 19, 2011. The ceremony will take place during the City of Los Angeles’ hosting of the NBA All Star Weekend festivities and will be followed later that evening with a lavish star studded gala event for Bryant, 1,200 VIP guests and select members of the public.

“To be a part of such elite company is a tremendous honor. I’m proud to be the first athlete to be

recognized,” stated Bryant.

Jeru Tillman of Southfield Village Entertainment stated, “Today’s athletes are among the best known and most talented entertainers in the world. We are pleased Kobe will be honored for the many years of enjoyment he has given us on the basketball court.”

Mr. Bryant has been named Most Valuable Player of the NBA finals for the past two years, and has won

five NBA championships in his career. He has twice been the NBA scoring champion and was part of the

gold medal winning U.S.A. Basketball Men’s National Team at the 2008 Olympics.Throughout his 14‐year career, Mr. Bryant has become a pillar in the world wide philanthropic community specifically dealing with children’s charities. He has enjoyed a long relationship with St. Jude’s Hospital, After School All Stars, The Boys & Girls Club of America and has granted more wishes than any other NBA athlete to children with life threatening medical conditions via the Make–A‐Wish Foundation. Through his Kobe Bryant Family Foundation and the Kobe China Fund, he has sponsored Hispanic and African American children with scholarships, leadership grants and cultural exchanges allowing them to learn Mandarin and martial arts as well as donated for the relief efforts of victims of

the Schezuan earthquake.

Mr. Bryant will join over 200 stars including Marilyn Monroe, Brad Pitt, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Will

Smith, Harrison Ford and John Wayne who have had their hand and footprint ceremonies.

Also: Kobe Bryant is on pace to break the record for most missed shots in a career, according to some fun research by John Hollinger at ESPN (a post behind the site’s pay wall).



Held uber modern artist studio co-op's 2424 as in East York Street in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia, the pair was feted by friends last Saturday night.
Lauren was beaming as she was surrounded by family including her dad Len, mom, grandmother, family members and friends like Carol Tamburino (missing was Sabrina Tamburino-Thorne who's husband Steve whisked her away to Miami as a surprise birthday present for the weekend.)Lauren, mom and grandmother
Nicole Gaugler and Melissa Szymczak. Also on hand Congressman Brady, Sen Larry Farnese and Councilman Frank DiCicco

Steven and Tamar Olitsky, John Westrum, Melanie Martin Steve says with delight: Shaina chose Drexel!!
Stephanie Rybczyk and beau Larry Walker with Allison Shulman
Marina Lesser and Michelle Seidman. Michelle saw Spiderman on Broadway last week and says it's a must see. Great special effects when people don't fall out of their harness
guest, Tal Jacobson, Kristen Foote
Anthony and all his buddies
Food by Max and Me, always my favorite
Larry Cohen owns Max & Me (with Barry Gutin) which is the exclusive culinary partner for the National Constitution Center, Please Touch Museum and Independence Visitor Center. The company also owns 32 Degrees; here he is with Michael Steinberg who is now the Marketing VP with Cashman & Associates.

Defense attorney Chuck Peruto Jr checks out Lauren O'Dorisio bling
David Neff and Janene Neff enjoyed the night. David reps Krispy Kreme donuts, which is opening a franchise at 16th & Chestnut, the door will be on 16th Street across from where all the rich people from Liberty Residences will exit, hopefully they'll cross the street and buy a dozen or so for their employees.
dance, dance, dance dance
Anthony and Lauren address the crowd. It is at this point that Lauren presented Anthony a special engagement present of a chalice, just like the one the Pope has. I'm sure there's a really good story behind that.
Dara Lazaroff, Barrie Jean Snyder, Sabrina Strickland, Charles Peruto, Pauline Gelber and Jill Jacobson
Chris Digeorge and that fabulous dress on Stephanie
Uri and Jeff

And it was my lucky stars to run into Jesse and Beka Rendell 2xs in one week

Melissa Szymczak and Roger Levy. We all used to live at One Franklin Town apts together, and that is where Melissa and Roger met back in the 1990's, a lifetime ago for me.

As for Lauren and I meeting, we met originally as friends about 4 ½ years ago in the Philly scene and were introduced to one another by Priscilla Schemm Bardanaro at our mutual friend Hal Roseman’s apartment in Center City. We were friends for about a year which grew fonder and then transpired into what is now a 3 ½ year loving relationship between two best friends and soon to be husband and wife on October 15, 2011.

Later the crew headed to Zee Bar for the afterparty.