Saturday, July 23, 2011

Cole Hamels Foundation's Diamonds & Denim is SOLD OUT - Limited Sponsorships Available

Check out Ryan Howard's Charity Event with his Phillies team mates at Morton's

Friday, July 22, 2011

Ryan Howard's Celebrity Servers at Morton's

Last night at Morton’s steakhouse in Center City, Philadelphia Phillie Ryan Howard and teammates traded in their uniforms for aprons and acted as waiters, all for a great cause as proceeds from the $350-a-ticket event went to benefit The Ryan Howard Family Foundation.
The place was more packed than any of the other previous years, and the price of the ticket went up $100. Do you know what that says, people are very charitable and the Phillies are HOT!!
Trading in home plate for dinner plate was Chase Utley and Kyle Kenderick. I swear they kept getting in the weeds as they exchanged notes on what it will be like to be new dad's in just a few short months. Chase's wife Jen is due in December and Kyle's wife Stephenie due next month.
Raúl Ibáñez with a few fans including Juliet Gabriel next to him.
Ryan Howard's fiance Krystle Campbell chats with some of the Phillies wives including Melissa Victorino and across the table Johari Rollins.
Teryvette Ibanez and Johari Rollins were in a mean battle at the silent auction for this Muhammad Ali signed boxing glove. Last bid I saw was near the end of the night at $2300 going to Johari. (A bargain I think)
Cole Hamels better get used to it as his wife Heidi Hamels, on right is just about to have their 2nd child soon and she's gonna need a little help around the house. I'm looking forward to covering their big shindig at the Crystal Tea Room 8/11. I think all the tickets are nearly sold out, but there are sponsorship opportunities.
I caught Cliff Lee checking out the bidding on the sports jerseys. I asked him if he was planning to pick up one for himself, but he responded he was checking to see who was in the lead with bids. He was proud to say that his shirt was going for $220 more than Roy Halladay's, as he gave out a chuckle.
Ryan Howard showing off a young man's art work that he just signed.
Jimmy Rollins posing for a pix for some fans.
Shane Victorino was in the weeds most of the night, but got some assistance from John Mayberry Jr and Donnie Brown. It was a great night for a good cause.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

CITY HALL COFFEEHOUSE OPENS next to the DA's Office - Free Water Ice 7/22

Goodbye over priced Academia del Caffe by Massimo Taurisano and Carrie Lapp. Hello City Hall Coffeehouse, Seth Williams is gonna have a new place to hang his hat when he leaves his office next door. The Coffeehouse will still be offering a delicious lunch selection including sandwiches, salads, coffee, home made Italian soda's as well as home made ice cream and water ice. And the owner might also be familiar to you as
Cosimo Tricarico is no stranger to the restaurant business as he already owns three other business including Caffe Valentino in Pennsport, pizzeria's Paolo's Pizza on Pine St. and Mama Mia on Spruce Street; and the recently closed DiVino, a small-plates wine bar.
To celebrate his grand opening he's going to be giving away free water ice beginning at Noon on Friday for about an hour depending on how long it lasts. So get there early and tell him you saw it on PhillyChitChat. I had the mozzarella, tomato and fresh basil from his own garden, salad, and it was delicious!

Delilah's 9th Annual Diamond G-String Award Was more Like Disney On Ice this Year

Last Night I went to Delilah's 9th Annual Diamond G-String Award. Delilah's would be the first to tell you they are a gentleman's club with standards. There's an air of old time cinematic Las Vegas excitement in the air when you walk through the big black doors into the lobby. The crowd is a little more dapper than say the Gold Club or Cheerleaders. I didn't have to mark this year's entry as NSFW cause like Madonna at Live Aid in 1985, they weren't taking much off tonight, it was about the talent.
Hosted by owners Jenn Shamy-Exley, Bryan Exley, Brian Taylor and Christie (Thanks for allowing me to shoot the event.)The "celebrity" judges were not revealed until the night of the event and consisted of many of Philly's out and about PR peeps (who have all been making upwardly moves this year) and some of the front end managers of Philly's finest happening spots. Above Aly Green, Silencia PR. Aly's been flying cross country these past few weeks arranging hot happening sports dinners for clients this past year as well as growing her business. Drew "the Mayor" Carbello, is one of two mangers at Del Frisco's making sure that all your needs are being met. It's great to see his talent get recognize.
Tom Conte, (Judge) Dana Spain and John Kelly. The Delilah's event brings out a lot of Philadelphia sophisticates who enjoy a little something on the wild side. It's all done in fun and style. Men usually are the majority on most nights, but on these entertainment nights women are right up there, coming with friends, partners, husbands who are all there to be entertained for the evening.
Dana owes her sexy physique to this guy who works her hard in the gym
Out of nowhere and now everywhere Jimmy Contreras, PhillyStreetStyle, Drew, and guests
Will Welch and arm candy Lindsay Furman (Judge). Lindsay just signed with two modeling agencies and is back where she belongs in front of the camera and looking good.
Ashley, Eric Conte and Carol Drumsta, Brown & Forman
Choking the snake. Jimmy (Judge)
Brothers from another mother Bryan Exley and Drew Carballo
Chris DiGeorge and Ali Warren with a few friends.
Comedian and host of tonight's event Bret Ernst with Delilah's GM Alp Aktan
Gary Thorpe, G Lounge with Lane Kelly from Smith & Wollensky
Evan, Gianni, Marc and friend enjoyed the amazing athletic ability demostrated by all the athletes.
Bret Ernst was pretty hysterical.
The pre-opening act. Tonight was pretty tame compared to some of the nights I've been there, and by tame I mean entertaining almost in a Disneyfied Las Vegas way but not in a showgirl way as not a stitch of clothing came off just sheer hula hoop talent. Foreplay if you will.
Tre Rios, Voyeur, Waylon Nelson, G Lounge and Drew at the edge of the runway ready to judge.
The Card Girls in their Diane Furs bikini's. It might have been hot outside, but it was even hotter inside. The winner of tonight's event goes home with $10,000 and a new fur coat.
Football is on everyone's mind lately
but the girls wanted to give the audience a little distraction while the details are being ironed out to settle the lock out.
Don't try this at home: Earlier in rehearsals one poor lady got her thumb nearly severed when the digit got caught on a prop. I hear she is doing much better. I always want to hit the gym the next day after going to Delilah's.
Next up it was urban cowboy chic.
The place was packed, and the audience was hooting and hollering as they enjoyed themselves. Spotted: Jason Thompson (Forward/Center for the Sacramento Kings NBA franchise) who's in town for the Charlie Mac Charity weekend, plus "In Living Colors" Tommy Davidson, who declined a photo, but didn't decline a lap dance from a bevy of babes. After their game there were also a few Union players as well as a few Eagles players, names withheld at their request.Lauren Beloff, GM Rogues Gallery near 21st & Market StreetsAngela, need I say more. I'm sweet for her.
Group #4 did the very Disneyfied Arabian Nights. It was very popular with the audience. Other judges: Shy Peled Blue Martini; Carmen DeMarco Cuba Libre; Marshall Young, Mad River.
This is one time you don't mind a little meat around your belly so the sword doesn't slip and give you a trim.
The men were on their feet with delight with this spectacular spectacular
The finale
I'm a bad judge of entertainment. I have never picked the winner correctly. I thought the first group would win as they did a lot of pole and acrobatic work, or maybe the 2nd group as they did a lot of choreography. The third group was a whole lotta different themes, without real continuity. But in the end
the winner was the Arabian nights. Congratulations!! I'm looking forward to the Entertainment of the Year Awards where the staging is more spectacular that Spiderman on Broadway, and reminds me of the good ole' Gypsy Rose Lee movie.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bachelorette contestant, Craig Robinson Steps out of the Fray to Lend His Support to the MS Society

Last night Philly's latest Bachelorette contestant, Craig Robinson lent his million dollar smile and time to the Pat Croce Multiple Sclerosis charity fundraiser at Del Frisco's steak house
Craig Robinson and Alexa Lustig, no doubt discussing the spelling of Alexa's last name and how a lot of people probably add an "n" and think it's lusting. Or maybe they're discussing his write up on Perez Hilton about the Bachelor Pad sexual harassment. He's ready to leave that in the dust behind him he's ready to move on with his life. Maybe even settle down for real, he's looking better than ever and ready to lend his name for a worthy cause.
Approximately 400,000 Americans acknowledge having Multiple Sclerosis, and every week 200 people are diagnosed worldwide. Most people diagnosed with MS are between the ages of 20 and 50 while women are two-three times more likely than men to get the disease.Hosts Lynsie and Evan Solomon with Lynsie's parents Mr and Mrs Feinberg.Jimmy Contreras, PhillyStreetStyle (co-sponsor of tonight's event) and Julianne Glatz. Julianne currently lives with her beau in Chicago, but returned last week to attend the Philly Style Magazine party. Friday she heads to Connecticut to visit friends before heading back west.
Linda Huss and Jim Werner stopped by to lend their support.
Amy Brazina, Abby Karasick and Meghan Grady. They might stop by Opa restaurant for PhillyChitChat's 4th Anniversary Party Thursday night. Just RSVP on the 2nd page of Noel Zayas Events.
Kathy Walsh and Michelle Boyles, SouthPhilly Fashionista
Jenny Perkins and Diana Lipschutz

Kristina McGraw, National MS Society , Evan Solomon, nominee of the National MS Society 2011 Leadership Class and Craig Robinson greet the guests then pull tickets for the raffle of several terrific prizes including a basket of Neuro Water, and a dinner gift certificate to Del Frisco's