Friday, August 26, 2011

Phillies Hunter Pence Striptease, Plus other Phillies Walking the Catwalk at Shane Victorino's Charity Fashion Show & Video

Phillies Hunter Pence Striptease, Shirtless all for a good cause at the Shane Victorino Foundation Charity Fashion Show with Saks Fifth Avenue.

plus other Phillies Walking the Catwalk at Shane Victorino's Charity Fashion Show & Video

Sorry this was shaky, the hardest working paparazzi in town was trying to photograph the peeps on the runway while also filming with his other camera. Sometimes it didn't work out too well.The photo doesn't look half bad?
Hunter Pence was probably showing his new "girlfriend" what was in store for her. Remember that blond I was tweeted about at the Hamels Foundation, well he brought her to the Victorino event. Find out who she is and for more pictures and story check out my column in Philly Mag below


Tuesday in Collingswood, NJ, a whole bunch of people woke early to get pick up a few doughnuts to bring as the first Krispy Kreme doughnut shop opened in New Jersey.
At the old KFC location at Cuthbert Blvd and Haddon Ave.
A few people arrived Sunday night for the Tuesday opening. Krispy Kreme had one of those great contests again where the first arrival received a dozen doughnuts every week for a year, then 2 - 10 received a dozen doughnuts every month for a year, 11 - 20 free coffee, and 11 - 100 received a free t-shirts. Folks actually slept out over night to get the highly collectible shirt.
The Collingswood Krispy Kreme has a drive through and Pastor Mark Finn, United Church of Chrsit, arrived Monday morning at 9:15AM to be first in line. He plans to use some of his doughnuts to feed his flock, as well as share it with the homeless.
Many people from surrounding towns waited in line, and became friends for the future. I love how every got into the spirit and wore the hats. When I arrived many people were playing Frisbee, or having a football catch in the parking lot. I know you want to know, the bathroom could be found across the street at the gas station.
Sagar Desai, Michael Berlco, Chandri Descia, Elisa Daga, Ben Tice, Dave and Steve Bell and Adam Rosy, hung out together even though only Michael was going to get the doughnuts as his car was 6th in line.The first person in line, Gary Romblad, Haddon Township, NJ, arrived Sunday night at 9PM with his step-son, Greg Myers, to receive a dozen doughnuts for a year. He plans to share them with friends and family, as well as donate some to the homeless. The Krispy Kreme store is owned by Philadelphia cousin and business partners, Keith Morgan and Brian Zaslow, who also own the Krispy Kreme doughnut store in Fox Chase and Center City, and are planning to open one in Bensalem, PA in November.
Brooks Kinch in maroon, with girlfriend Lacey Bouchard. Brooks had them before, but Lacey was anticipating them as Brooks brags how delicious they are.
The first 100 customers through the door receive a free Krispy Kreme T-shirt.

The Krispy Kreme Collingswood shop will have drive-thru access for doughnut fans on the go, and
feature a lounge area with a large flat screen TV and FREE Wi-Fi for customers who wish to stay and enjoy their sweet treats.
Michael Berlco and his friends celebrate with doughnuts and t-shirts
Inside Sam Ottenberg, James Bron, Nicolina Ranieri and Rachel Cipolla are excited to have a Krispy Kreme down the street from their Haddonfield homes.
Lawnside Police in the house!Collingswood Borough Commissioners Joan Leonard and Mike Hall and Mayor James Maley were on-hand at the ceremony, with Maley cutting the ribbon. "I'm proud to say we're making doughnut history in the state," said Maley of Collingswood Krispy Kreme being the first location to open in New Jersey. Maley went on to say "And now we have a doughnut shop on the East and West ends of Collingswood, so it's like we have two additional police substations," Maley joked. "So (the opening of Krispy Kreme) will do wonders for public safety, I'm sure."Krispy Kreme has a variety of fundraisers available. One way to raise money is to just sell the donuts. They offer doughnuts to non-profit groups at a reduced price, which are then resold for full retail price, or slightly higher. The M&M Fund which is part of the Alex's Lemonade family, benefited from today's opening. Pictured above: Cindy Schechter, Sue Kilevine, and Pauline Schwarz
David Neff, Neff & Associates PR for Krispy Kreme, Cousins and business partners, Keith Morgan and Brian Zaslow flanked Collingswood Mayor James Maley. Morgan and Zaslow are looking to open a Bensalem, Pa Krispy Kreme in November so get your sleeping bags and snuggies ready.

Thursday, August 25, 2011


PHILLYCHITCHAT: GOT THE LOOK - BIKE FASHION LOVE. You know me I keep trying to find a good brand name for my random photos which include fashion. How's this for a title?

This guy bikes around Philly with a motorcycle helmet on. His wife has a matching helmet, but wasn't with him on this day.

Pretty in Pink
The best falafel
Waiting for green light
Rittenhouse Square. See you tomorrow. Batten down the hatches.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Phashion Phest celebrates its 18th year With A Spectacular Showing 9/21/11- Plus The Fashion Collection Schedule

This year, Phashion Phest celebrates its 18th year with a mobile fashion event. Picture a bus pulling up to a busy Center City location, models exit the vehicle and present a mini fashion show at several locations throughout the day. Imagine a fashion flash mob! In the evening, the main event will take place at The Shops at Liberty Place and will feature an extraordinary fashion show and salon presentations of the latest fall trends and a lavish cocktail reception. More Info and Tickets... Phasion Phest is part of Philadelphia Fashion Collection, check the newly released schedule here

Sherman Says No Bullying and Howard Eskin Celebrates One Of His Last Broadcasts at Borgata

Sherman is releasing his latest and greatest initiative today: to help combat bullying for both parents and their kids that are returning to school. Check out what parents and kids can do at

In one of his last scheduled live remotes from B-Bar at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa on Tuesday afternoon, WIP’s Howard Eskin received a special surprise from the Borgata Babes and Pastry Chef Brian Lore. Eskin, who has been broadcasting his afternoon show live from Borgata for over 6 years was presented with a large cake decorated in Eagles green wishing him all the best in his future endeavors.

Eskin’s last broadcast is slated for Friday, September 2, although he will “still continue as part of WIP as part of the Eagles broadcast, as part of the pregame shows and other broadcasts.”

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

New Business in Rittenhouse Square...

Last week I walked through Old City and it was quite sad to see so many empty store fronts, something Walnut Street suffered through recently. But today when I strolled Rittenhouse Row things were looking up...

July 29 I Tweeted:

: Bold recruiting: Rep from Athleta, athletic clothes by Gap opening on Walnut St, went into Lululemon athletica wear & tried 2recruit workers
Today I walked by the old Children's Place at 1722 Walnut Street where construction workers were erecting a "construction curtain" on the building where Gap's Athleta is going to be located. The guys on the job said to look for a Halloween opening, which is kinda odd and out of season, well except for the Philadelphia Marathon on Nov 20, 2011
Across the street Lago's is getting a facelift
Newman Galleries, rumor has it that Free People clothing store is opening on the first floor. No word on where Newman Galleries is really going, hopefully the second floor. Ill miss the art work in the window.
The construction worker on this site said he had no clue what was being built here on the 1600 block of Walnut Street,
but if he's going to clean out the renovation debris one bucket at a time, it's gonna be a long time before the project opens.
on 19th Street off of Rittenhouse Square and near Spruce Street, a hair salon, no massage parlor is opening.
The Shake Shack as previously been reported everywhere, has the liquor license up in the window at 20th & Sansom. The only business that vacated so far is Iluminire. Still left is the barber, shoe repair, adult book store and dry cleaners.
Around the corner on the 2000 block of Sansom Street the Print It is becoming a nail salon, cause we just don't have enough of them.
And then a few doors down is the former Noble restaurant, that is now to become Stephen Starr's 21st restaurant. OMG that is awesome. Oh and that reminds me.
I had lunch at with my friend Kayla on Monday. (I really should be at work, but it's so beautiful out.) The food was Upper East side good, she said. I agree. It's fine dining food, at a reasonable price if it were dinner, but it's not going to appeal to everyone for lunch. 2 entrees, 2 ice teas, 1 dessert (goat cheese, salted ice cream and blueberries - very good), 2 coffees for a total of $47, $57 with tip. The good news, the dinner menu is almost the same with the same prices and that is a reasonable dinner.Feastival is coming, buy your tickets Here

Monday, August 22, 2011

Joe Jonas in Atlantic City at the Borgata, with Dancing With The Stars’ Karina Smirnoff - My Fox 29 Segment Today

But not together:

Dancing With The Stars’ Karina Smirnoff
joined Borgata in support of the property’s new wellness program, Borgata Healthy Choices, on Saturday, August 20, 2011, to teach 15 lucky associates her DWTS-inspired fitness class, “Shape Up with Karina”, at The Water Club’s Immersion Spa. Karina joined her father – New Jersey resident, Glenn Smirnoff – for dinner at Izakaya that evening, noshing on Michael Schulson’s Spicy Tuna Cracker and Edamame Dumplings, before heading to MIXX Nightclub where she hung out in the deejay booth with Miami Heat’s DJ Irie.

Also in town this weekend was pop sensation, Joe Jonas, who arrived on Friday, August 19th, to catch a performance by one of his favorite deejays, Kaskade, who was performing to a sold-out crowd in MIXX Nightclub. On Saturday, Joe enjoyed a massage at Immersion Spa before joining his group at Wolfgang Puck American Grille. Following dinner, the group headed over to mur.mur nightclub where Joe met up with L.A.’s DJ Politik before toasting his 22nd birthday with a tier of cupcakes by Borgata’s Executive Pastry Chef, Thaddeus DuBois.
(thanks to Borgata for this info & pixs)

Joe Jonas recently said they he's still friends with his brother Nick's ex- Selena Gomez, who you know was jut in Philly Thursday until Saturday with her next boyfriend Justin Bieber. Here's my segment on Fox 29 Philadelphia Monday Morning chatting about their visit to Philly.
I think this is my best segment yet

The 2011 Philadelphia Geek Awards - What You Missed...

As a storm was brewing outside the Academy of Natural Sciences, a party was heating up inside celebrating Philadelphia Geeks at the First Annual Philadelphia Geek Awards.
What is a Geek I wondered, so I headed to and ginasimpson answered: A geek is just another name for a nerd or a dork. It's someone you might have teased in high school, but ultimately they ended up making the most money and bought stock in Microsoft years ago.
I discovered on Friday night that Geeks are curious, intuitive, quirky, fun, a close knit clan of friends who are more than willing to share ideas with the world through blogs, podcasts, websites, forums and twitter.
Since the essence of geekiness has been around for centuries what better place to hold the 1st Annual Philadelphia Geek Awards then at The Academy of Natural Sciences on the Parkway. Above presenter Sarah Baicker (#SPORTS!: Outstanding Achievement in Ludicrous Displays Last Night - Nominees: Bring Your A’s Game, Pennant, PhillieBot: Winner PhillieBot [next year Philliebot promises to get it over home plate, or at least to the plate.) and Kierstan Williams decked out for a good time.
Geeks were cool before Lady Gaga confirmed it: Jason Poole, Paul Colloman (Nominees: Mega Bad Movie Night (Academy of Natural Sciences),) and Jennifer Hall (
Vinny Parrella, Allison Berger, Carly Latiss, and Lara Williamson. Geeks can wear sneakers and still look fly at a Black Tie.
They'd get the award for the cutest Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia couple. Mikey Il and Allie Harcharek
Michael Wilkins and presenter Anna Goldfarb of Shmitten Kitten, (No heads were bitten off after this picture was taken)
Steve Rivera and Jay Verdibello (Jay I think I have an idea about that 2nd job.)
Emily Ibarra and Lindsay Lewis
Stepping out: Christine Yoo and Oscar Phillips
Why didn't I grab a camera bag full?
Padraic Maroney, Megan Smith, Brownstone PR (Megan is an MS Ambassador and tells me that on Tuesday Opa restaurant (1311 Samson) will be donating 10% of the proceeds of your check to her effort in raising $3,000 for MS) with Mr Philadelphia Al Lee, Indep Visitor Center Social Media guru.
Designer Aleksandra Svetlichnaya and Marshall Fleming.On with the show...
Welcoming, Introductory Remarks Geekadelphia Co-Founders Eric Smith & Tim Quirino

Geeks are not afraid of being fashion forward
or to show pictures of their pets in lieu of thank you's: Annie Heckenberger of Outstanding Achievement in Geek / Techie Local PR & Social Media. (Annie Heckenberger and Matt Vlahos taught me everything I every needed to know on Twitter.)
Christopher Wink of Technically Philly presented the Outstanding Achievement in Geek Culture Journalism to Conrad Benner of Streets Dept (A photo blogger who captures the art of the City with a gentle soul.)
Collin Flatt - The Feast presents Best Geek Themed Noms & Beverages to Tom Kehoe, Yards Brewery & their concoction E=Mc Beered

Intermission: I predict that 2011 will finish out as the year of the Geeks, and push the foodie bloggers to the back of the burner.Doug Keith and Meghan Ross
Philly Geek Awards Prom King & Queen: Melissa Morris Ivone and Robert Ivone. Good Choice. Ya gotta go check out her FB page, she's Molly Ringwold for the twenty second century.
Jo Anna of Geekadelphia after presenting Outstanding Achievement in Local Comic Art Award to Tony Trov & Johnny Zito

Matthew Vlahos, Vlahos PR photographs Outstanding Achievement in Appealing to Geeks in Arts & Culture winner Gerri Trooskin and Josette Hamerstone for Philadelphia Science Festival. Matt did an outstanding job in promoting the event.

Winner in oustanding Contribution to the Philly Indie Game Scene! Pulse (Cipher Prime), Kerry Gilbert and Dain Saint look on as co-winner, founder, worker William Stallwood does a Palance on the stage.
Oh then it was my turn to present an award: It's hard to believe that I am now on TV, but still get stage fright when talking to large groups of people, but I am. I'll tell you a secret, Fox 29 approached me a long time ago to appear on Good Day and I turned it down because of this situation, but I was more scared to present this award so within a week after Eric called me to present this award I took the job (mid-July). I thought it would be good practice. Let's just say I'm better on TV; AND what I really wanted to say to all the nominees is: I shoot events 3 -4 times a week. I know how much work goes into these events, and you really all should be very proud of yourselves.
Best New Annual Local Event
Nominees: Mega Bad Movie Night (Academy of Natural Sciences), Philadelphia Tech Week (Technically Media), Philadelphia Science Festival (Various Institutions), Philadelphia Type-In
(Mike McGettigan), TEDxPhilly
Presented by HughE Dillon of Philly Chit Chat
Winner: Philly Tech Week
Song: Paparazzi (Lady Gaga)
Best New Blog: Drink Philly, with an honorable mention going to Naked Philly. Speaking is the fox that runs Naked Philly. It's apropo that these two are side by side on the stage under this award because after Naked Philly spills your secret on his blog, which is mostly about real estate and dirty little secrets behind the transactions, you're gonna need a drink.

Mr. Fox thanks a few people.
Thank you to the sponsors of the Geekadelphia Awards

Actually my BF is a geek and he makes my life so much easier to be PhillyChitChat. PLUS we have a cool networking system in our house, and every gadget known to man.

MC: Doogie Horner - Hysterical
For a full list of Winners Check Geekadelphia