Friday, January 13, 2012

FACEBOOK FRIDAY: Happy Birthday Wishes To Sabrina, DJ Johnny Looch and DJ Royale

Friday's, I thought I would do something fun on today, sometimes I'll do fashion Friday, and sometimes I will scour Facebook of my FB friends, and do FB Fridays. Since Thursday's has become the new Saturday night, more times than not I'll have a column on the PhillyMag site under The Philly Post under The Scene section, ok will you able to follow that. Plus there will be a link at the bottom of this entry to that column. (I've seen some cute pictures of cat's lately, could you send me pictures of yours, or how about some pet's and I'll put them up sometime this month. Thanks.)
Happy Birthday Sabrina Tamburino-Thorne. If you're looking at this photo it means I didn't make it to your bday party last night. I couldn't re-arrange my schedule, but I know it was fabulous as you are. Happy Birthday to another PCC girl, Erin Elmore who's birthday is at the end of the month. Erin's been jet setting all over the country with her new hot beau (Craig Spitzer), and won't be having a party this year. Completing this pix is Megan Heaton and Jason.

Carmena Ayo-Davies - Get Foxy Brown revisited
Happy Birthday DJ Johnny Looch. Hope it was great. Sorry I couldn't make it to Table 31 last nite to help you celebrate.
Sabrina T S bday cake, Fabulous!!
Happy Birthday DJ Royale, Whisper, Official After Party for Hair O Dog tomorrow nite. I'll be there, smile for my camera.
Congrats to Luke and Kayce Thomas
Congrats to Tony Luke. He looks fabulous with all his weight loss, and he has a new product coming on the line.
hmm I don't know what I think of this
17 Days of Fashion is having a gala March 3. Check out today's Philly Mag column here. You'll see one of the places I was at last night....


I live at the Philadelphian with a lot of talented grannies & bubby's , but don't take my word for it check their work out at our yearly art show. Earlier this year they held a beautiful art show for the residents and their friends.

OK a few that aren't grannies - sisters Venetia Bebi and Anthee Bebi
a grandpa

Audrey Gomberg, inspired me in 2007 to focus on charities as a way to give back via my blog.

Unfortunately this art show is only opened to residents of the Philadelphian. We are so luck to be living in a building that has talented artists, social groups, book clubs, plus a restaurant (our own Little Pete's,) dry cleaners, Dr's offices, supermarket, movie nights and so much more. Check us out here.
Definitely my favorite piece on the right

Thursday, January 12, 2012

FINALLY THE 2012 SOCIAL SCENE HEATS UP, AND Sandra Bernhard Mellows The Fuck Out

After a very, very slow start to the 2012 social season, my minds been blank, even though my to do lists are full, these pages of PhillyChitChat have been bare, even though I have had stories over on Philly Mag's The Post Blog, hope you're reading me over there too. I know so bizarre competing with myself, but I am really branding that column, and the "One Shots" as one thing, and here on PhillyChitChat as something else and my appearances on Fox 29 completely different. (I know how much you missed my ramblings, I read your emails too.) OK the 2012 Social Diary is starting to look up starting tonight as there are at least 6 events. (since it's slow I've been shooting the views from my window.)Two of them I am a hired gun so I will be hitting them first (one just booked yesterday and is at 9PM tonight), hopefully I will swing by the at least one additional one afterwards. Sometimes if you want me at your event, and guaranteed coverage on PCC, you have to book me (or you could be an advertiser they take precedence on other nights.) Email Me for rates: Buzz @ to book me for your next gig.
Comedian, Mensa member, brilliant (our generations Fanny Brice) Sandra Bernhard is in town with her show, "I Love Me, Don’t You?", at the Painted Bride Arts Center, (230 Vine St., 215-925-9914) through Saturday. I wasn't eager to go, I was never a big fan of her live stand up as she was always a confrontational comedian, in your face, a gotcha on the spot, which made me uncomfortable most of the time (like David Letterman's interactions with her), but I always loved her on his show and when ever she was interviewed. I'm sure it's just me.

Above is a clip from David Letterman that is a Bernhard hoot.

Now as the "Philadelphia Paparazzi" and social gossiper, I am interested that she is in town, and what she is doing in town when she's not on stage to bring it to you, because she is a star. Tuesday afternoon I was tipped off that she was eating at Square 1682 for lunch. I decided not to wait outside to shoot her as I knew I would see her that evening, and I would just incorporate the story. I did decide to tweet that she had eaten lunch there earlier in the day, and she tweeted me back to see if I had been sitting nearby. They say that's like the equivalent to an autograph these days, so check that off on my bucket list, along with the time Jane Fonda said those nice things about my work. Oh which reminds me I had photographed Bernhard in NYC once too. I was waiting outside the Kabbalah Center for Madonna, as she had just announced her divorce from Guy Ritchie. (I'm not a fan of hanging outside of places of worship, or peoples homes as you know to do my work.)

Also going to services, Bernhard and her adorable little gal Cicely. So cute. Click on the pix to enlarge it. I heard the two ladies didn't acknowledge each other, which is sad cause these two used to be tight. But you know Madonna, when she's done with you, she's done with you.

No doubt Sandra must be tired about answering questions about Madonna and their friendship.

Sheri Lebeau and Laura Goldman, Chutzpah Magazine on the blue carpet at the Palomar Tuesday night for the opening party meet and greet.

After photographing her party on Tuesday night, and then writing up my column for Philly Mag I though, I'd like to go check out the show.So off we went, Mike and I. He wanted to sit down in front, but I prefer the back row. There was a nice crowd, and we even saw a few folks we knew, straight people to boot.
Like Rich Wolf, and Susan Helfrich; and sitting in front of us was Marlo Polonsky.
I couldn't tape during the show, but it was good, very tame, PG with a few fucks thrown in. I don't know if it was tame because of the weather, or that the guitar players parents were in the room, but it was nothing like I remembered in years gone by, like when she was at Gay Pride about 8 years ago and was not funny at all. Last night though, she was funny, entertaining and she's so damn smart, it's like listening to Camilia Paglia but I can follow along with Sandra. The show runs a little over an hour, then Sandy has a meet and greet in the lobby. I wish I had a picture of her in her Moschino dress, it was hot, she is hot, she has an incredible body, and legs to die for. She's all that and 56. (Happily betrothed with a gal for 11 years too.)Now I'm shooting this rug on stage cause I had heard from friends that Sandy was wicked in her humor of the rug that used to grace the stage. I tweeted about it last night, saying I bet the folks at the Painted Bride were offended and or hurt that maybe she didn't do right by their guest. Someone wrote me that no I'm sure they knew it was part of her shtick. Well guess what they went out and bought a new rug. The MC mentioned in her opening remarks that she hoped that Sandra would say something about the lobby because she would love it if the management spruced that room up next.
I chatted with Sandy when she signed my CD, which I will eventually donate to Gilda's Club of SJ for a silent auction. Anyway, I'm in love, she is so sweet and endearing. I asked her what she was going to do while she was in Philly. She told me she was just going to take it easy, she's a little vaklemped, and has a little cold. But she's been here before, and loves the City. Welcome Back. Go see her through Saturday, you'll have a good time, laugh a little and sing a long and enjoy yourself.

Linda Creed Foundation Annual Gala

Today's event is the Linda Creed Foundation Annual Luncheon. It was held early in December, but I am just getting to it today:

Every year the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation provides over 325 mammograms and 200 diagnostic tests, breast health information to over 5,000 women, field numerous calls every week to women who have just “found” a lump, and help women and their families survive the financial crunch that often comes with cancer treatment. Do this, we depend on you. More than 75% of our income comes from individuals. Your gift of $50, $100, $1,000 or more helps make it possible. Janet Genardi on behalf of Genardi's Supermarket donated $107, 000 to LC Foundation. Please help out the Linda Creed Foundation, keep the money local and for the people suffering from this terrible disease that might not be so fortunate to have health insurance. (source)Patricia Donnelly, Angela Micugi and Dotti O'Donnell
Susan Momenee-Cush, Annie Kilbride, Kate Kavanagh, Michelle Yeager and Susan Steinmetz
I'm a big fan of Philadelphia born Linda Creed as she wrote some of my favorite songs. She lost her battle with breast cancer in 1987, just as one of her biggest songs was to hit number 1 for the first time, after it was remade by Whitney Houston.

I really love attending, and volunteering for this organization. It's mission is similar to my charity Gilda's Club, as it assists women who are under insured or uninsured with everyday needs, as well as mammograms and counseling. Mary Spotswood - Spirit of Hope Award

There was also a fashion show, but it the ladies who lunch kinda fashion show, where you're eating lunch and the model walks through the sea of tables, and you look up from your salad and think "that would like nice on me." Oh she's a mother with 7 kids, she looks good, or I remember when she was on TV. (Unfortunately for me I can't find my patron book so I really can't remember who she is. Do you know who she is?)
The whole kitten caboodle of mommies, wives, students and women models that took part in the event. I did much better during my segment that was shown on Fox 29 in early December.
Lake Naomi Breast Cancer Rally Committee received The Angel Award. Linda Brownstein, founder of Linda Creed Foundation, representative from Lake Naomi Breast Cancer Rally, Donna Duncan, Executive Director of Linda Creed Foundation.
Shirlee Kaplan with the 2011 recipient of The Gene Kaplan Award
Committee member Patty Friel; Kathy Lentini, immediate past president of Linda Creed, and Linda Camerota.

The 50/50 was a huge success with over $800 being raised with a split between the winner and the charity.
See you next year Saturday December 1, 2012