Friday, January 27, 2012

I'm Too Sexy For This Post: 2011 Sexy Singles Party at Palomar

Check out my Philly Mag column today for the in depth coverage of last nights Q102 Sexy Singles Party featuring a few of the 2011 Phila Daily News Sexy Singles (Link at the bottom of page)
Mae Cartwright is recently single and looking to mingle. She loves Mike Jerrick and Good Day Philadelphia, and wants me to say hey to him. Hey!! - Oy kinda irritated. I pump out my columns so quick on Philly Mag that I sometimes forget peoples and things like: THE FOOD was prepared by Square 1682 and Guillermo Tellez. Recently the executive chef at Square 1682 restaurant in Philadelphia, shed an amazing 40 pounds. Here's how he did it.
Jump up, jump down (PS What the heck is this underline crap? oh if only I paid attention in computer class.)
Jason Bock, just bock and friends. He was in rare form last night, well it would have been rare form if it was anyone but Brock, but it was just a normal night for this 28 year old out with his buddy 2011 Sexy Single: Marc D. Leone. Molly Moore and Ashley Ridall.Singer Jojo makes her way through the crowd

Singer Jojo performed to an enthusiastic crowdthey sang along
Natalie Thomas and Danielle Scott; PS One way not to make it into my column, writing your name like a rock star. If I can't read it, I'm not going to spend too much time trying to figure out what it says. So do you're best penmanship, thanks. Someone on this page is lucky they sent me an email cause I had no idea what their last name was.
Joel Sumner, Kim Klosow, Melissa Heathridge and Lauren Farrow
Q102 Winners and excited to be there. In another room, Q102 set up a photo booth for folks to bring home souvenirs for themselves. WHICH reminds me, I have a new advertiser. Do you want a photo booth at your next event? Cool Pix Photo Booth.

Sexy Roommates: Lauren Nickels and Sexy Single 2011 Jen Sherlock, Jenna Communications
Ann Good and Katie Adams
I'm too sexy for my shirt too sexy for my shirt
So sexy it hurts
And I'm too sexy for Milan too sexy for Milan
New York and Japan

Terri Sautter and Carly Davis
Barbara Ellis - Sexy Single 2008- She's sexy and she's sixty and Sheila E flank cub Efrain Sosa
Crystal Watson, Kelly Williams and Nicole R Tucker
Sweet she posed for fans

Here's The Philly Mag Post

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Variety Club Welcomes New Members - MC'd by the Charitable Alicia Vitarelli #FB

Tuesday night I headed over to the NJ Aquarium for a The Variety Club event.
The Children’s Charity welcomes new members and honors returning members of their Board of Directors. The Board of Directors, Young Variety Board, Camp Advisory Board and Delaware Advisory Board will all be officially sworn-in by Judge Waters. 14 Variety children will also be honored as the 2012 Young Ambassadors for the Charity.
Ashley Cardoso, Michael Gray, Fameco Real Estate, L.P. Erica Lester and Dan Cassidy.

Kharisma McIlwaine, CW Personality and Rakia Reynolds, Skai Ble Media were about
Stu Bykofsky has been a columnist with the Philadelphia Daily News since 1987 and Mary Brady
Sheila Hess, Board Member, and husband Michael Hess.

Alicia Vitarelli 6ABC Action News team. Wonder if we'll see her at the Reading Terminal Market Valentine to the Market 2/25/12 again this year.
Kelly Green, Executive Director/CEO at Variety Children's Charity and her staff are recognized

Young Ambasodors being introducedMany of these kids are involved in the various programs of the charity including camp, the talent show. Their duties include smiling, being happy representatives of the organization. So sweet. I think a lot of us should take on those duties.
Board of Directors being sworn in: I think you'll recognize some of the names: Ken Adams Loraine Ballard-Morril Alisha Boyd Stu Bykofsky Gary Cardi Robert Caruso Cynthia Conron
Michael DiComo Don Faul Bob George Jack Gilliam Harry Giordano Sheila Hess Tim Hughes
Rob Lail Bob MacMinn Ed Mahon Vince Melchiorre Paul Michele Fran Naselli
Scott Palmer Bob Pantano Bernie Prazenica Ed Radetich Geoff Surrette
Dorothy Swartz Joseph Sweeney Frederick Vidi Stu Weitz Marvin Welsch
Dan Mita Roman McDonald John Gorman
Young Variety Members: Michael Gray, Jr., President; Stephanie Balan; Dan Cassidy; Justine Giordano; Maureen Sullivan Brian McGeehan; Brian Pressler; Lauren Serianni; Rob Spires; David Stagliano; Marc Virga Stefania Veneziale; Christin Markelwitz; Mike Barker; Kyle Boland;
Mark Zoller Michelle Conron (5th from right); Erica Lester; Nicholas Verrecchio; Lauren Miller; Meredith Bush and Ashley Cardoso
A few upcoming events where you can participate:

Upcoming Variety Events

03/24/12 – 3rd Annual Vegas at Variety
Wishing you could take a trip to Vegas? How about the next best thing? It’s time …read more...
04/07/12 – Variety’s 3rd Annual Autism Awareness Night at Please Touch Museum
The Please Touch Museum is opening it’s doors for the third year in a row exclusively …read more...
04/15/12 – Variety’s 6th Annual Autism Walk for Awareness, Resources & Education
Join us for our Annual Autism Walk for Awareness at Plymouth Meeting Mall! It will be …read more...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

In a One, Two Punch from a National Brand: Curb Philly Debuts too

Here Ye, Here Ye: Introducing Curbed Philadelphia

curbed-philly-icon.jpgWelcome to Curbed Philly, a site that takes our nickname—the City of Neighborhoods—to heart. If all goes as planned, Curbed Philly should serve as your hub for all things urban from architecture to street art, preservation to destruction, not to mention the shenanigans and neighborhood characters that power this absurd and very lovable town.

Curbed Philly is the newest site in the Curbed Network, and aims to satisfy those who obsess (healthfully) over neighborhood renamings; who debate catchment issues on online forums; who get excited by Francisville development or Rittenhouse rumors; who argue with friends about street art vs. murals; who'd like to have a LEED-certified mini-house along the Reading Viaduct one day; and who feel Ed Bacon, not Kevin, was the real celebrity. Native Philadelphian Liz Spikol takes the helm as Curbed Philly's editor.

Here's a quick user's guide: Tune in early every morning for a summary of the big news you slept through; then come back throughout the day (add us to your RSS, why not?) for features like CornerSpotter, That's Rather Hideous, Development Watch and Rent Don't Buy, plus neighborhood and real estate news as it happens. It's that simple. Got a web browser? You've got Curbed Philly.

Finally! Should you be so inclined, dear reader, do ping our tipline with tips, scoops, rumors, rants and suggestions: We want to hear from you. Like now: Tell us the selling points for Club Ozz on Girard Avenue or explain why the one-percenters aren't snapping up a Society Hill mansion with major Kennedy connections.

(And! Also launching today, under the editorship of the redoubtable Collin Flatt is Eater Philly, for all your restaurant and nightlife news and goings-on.)

COLLIN FLATT IS Eater Philly, & Q&A With The Mysterious Lêe at Hop Sing Laundromat

I just got this email:

Eater Philly Has Arrived!

We're thrilled to launch here in Philly, where the most talented crop of young chefs in the country make their home. It's a bold statement, and absolutely true. But, Philly's food scene isn't just about the cooks and industry folks. We also boast the most dedicated, borderline-obsessed food fanatics that game restaurant openings like Hollywood movie premieres, and celebrate local Beard Award wins like World Series Championships. We're excited to be a part of it.

At Eater Philly, you won't find original restaurant reviews, recipes, or too much food porn; but we have you covered with unique reporting, curated round-ups of what the food people around town—and the nation—are talking about, and commentary on the absurdity of it all. Because there's plenty of that.

A little about me, your Eater Philly editor, Collin Flatt: I used to be the editor of The Feast, the now-defunct food site that was gobbled up by the ever-present Daily Candy. I can still be found teaching wine and beer classes at The Wine and Beer School of Philadelphia, and consulting on craft beer lists for various bars and restaurants around town.

While Eater Philly is your source for anything and everything worth hearing about in the Philly foodscape, we can't do it without our readers—whether you are an avid eater-outer or a pro with commentary on the industry or your very own workplace. No opening, closing, back-of-the-house mishap, crazy signage, menu typo, health code violation, celebrity sighting, shady behavior, or weirdness is off-limits. Actually, we like weird, and we love absurd.

To kick things off, Eater sat down with Lêe, the enigmatic proprietor of the upcoming cocktail bar Hop Sing Laundromat, Philly's most highly-anticipated opening, well, ever. See what he has to say about his big launch.

REPLICA Celebrates Grand Opening in Center City

Keith Leaphart was raised in West Oak Lane. His mom stressed to her kids to get an education, and he didn't disappoint excelling in all the classes he took. After graduating from Hampton University in Virginia, he enrolled in medical school and simultaneously obtained a master’s in business administration from St. Joseph’s University. He's taken all this education and life experiences and applied them to many aspects of business as well as the many boards he's served on and the two organizations he's started, the “Man Up” initiative, which hopes to provide young men with the vision and skills necessary to become responsible fathers and role models for Philadelphia’s youth; and Rainmakers Inc., a nonprofit committed to enhancing alliances among African-American professionals. Still a practicing physician, he's also gone into business, but don't call it just a copy shop, it's much more than that at Replica 33 South 18th Street - Philadelphia PA 19103 \ Phone: 215 567 7107:

Some of the services you'll find include:
  • Assessing client’s marketing needs thoroughly to establish representation that is both visually impactful and informative
  • Developing Identity Packages: logo design, implementation and style-setting of client’s business and associated products
  • Collateral design: letterhead, envelopes, business cards, folders, sell-sheets etc.
  • Publication design
  • Event visualization and outfitting: We use all information and devices at our disposal to set the visual style and mood for a client’s production, including designing and printing event collateral and signage consistent with the environment
  • Digital media design: front-end layout for website construction (and internet integration by experienced coders), interface layout for electronic devices
Ivana Marcial and Callan Wall. i love her polka dotted dress. She told me she's a fan too and wears a lot of them.
The Team at Replica to help you out: Prab Sandhu, Gavin Renwick, Ryan Sensenig and Larry GiuffraMax Tarter, Joy Tarter CFO at Lenfest Foundation and Bruce Melgary, The Lenfest Foundation

William Carter, Esq, Curtis D. Wilkerson
Office of Councilman Darrell L. Clarke and Johnny Patterson
Larry Giuffra, Jamie Hoffman, Stephen Rennekamp and Kristyn Aldrich. Larry gave me a tour of some of the machines they recently got. He tells me that no job is too big or too small to copy, they're able to create posters, exhibit boards for trial (I don't miss those days), and they can do tasks as simple as b&w or color copies. He did mention something about wrapping a car in an advertisement, so in case you want to do that give him a call.
Lisa Leaphart with Keith Leaphart. Although there was a lot of family on hand to celebrate the new location of Replica, the Leaphart's left son Jayden home with a babysitter.Jim Leaphart, Willie Williams and Lisa LeaphartKeith's sister Whelley Leaphart-Williams and Brandon Hutton.
David Cohen snaps a photo of Philadelphia Daily News fashion street photographer Reuben Harley's photo blocks, which is a new photo concept here on the East coast. They concept was created by Mike Shade, brought the concept to the East coast and only offers it at Replica.
Tony Payton, Jr., Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing the 179th legislative district was one of several VIP's that attended the party. Check out my Philly Mag column to see who else stopped by HERE


On Wednesday, February 1, 8:00am-10:00am, in light of the City of Philadelphia’s introduction of ‘Ban the Box’, Zarwin, Baum, DeVito, Kaplan, Schaer & Toddy, P.C. will host an informational networking breakfast with Mayor Michael A. Nutter and a panel of city leaders to discuss what employers need to know about Philadelphia’s new law and the benefits provided by the city to employers who help ex-offenders. The event will take place at the offices of Zarwin Baum, 1818 Market Street, 13th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103. There is no cost to attend.

In April 2011, Mayor Nutter signed legislation prohibiting City agencies and private employers from knowingly inquiring about criminal background and arrests on the application for a position. Following an initial interview with the prospective employee, the employer may perform a background check. The law, titled ‘Ban the Box’, went into effect in Philadelphia on January 13, 2012. As Mayor Nutter stated upon signing the legislation, “Everyone deserves an opportunity to work to provide for their families and should not be discriminated against before they even have a first interview. Offering jobs to ex-offenders improves the quality of life for all Philadelphians, and this Ordinance is an important aspect of our overall job and public safety strategy.”

On February 1, guests to Zarwin Baum’s informational breakfast will hear more about Mayor Nutter’s Office of Reintegration Services for Ex-Offenders (RISE) and the City’s tax incentive for employers who hire formerly incarcerated individuals. Attendees will learn the key provisions of ‘Ban the Box’ and discover how the law is being enforced by the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, while also learning about the City’s commitment to providing employers with trained and qualified workers, and why the formerly incarcerated may become their best employees.

Moderated by Keri Salerno, Public Safety Office, City of Philadelphia, the panel will include Sharif Street and Jill Fisher of Zarwin, Baum, DeVito, Kaplan, Schaer & Toddy, P.C.; Bill Hart, Executive Director, Mayor’s Office of Reintegration Services for Ex-offenders, City of Philadelphia; and Rue Landau, Executive Director, Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, 
City of Philadelphia.
Says Zarwin Baum managing shareholder Mitchell S. Kaplan, "We feel that the City's initiative to encourage businesses to employ ex-offenders is in the best long-range interests of our community; therefore, we are pleased to assist in getting out the message."

Space for the breakfast is limited. To RSVP, contact Monique Andes at 215.569.2800 or by Friday, January 27.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sapphire Ball at The Franklin Institute Saturday Night 1/28/12

Sapphire Ball Reception

8pm to 10pm

Available with Reception Package Only
Open Bar and Hors D'oeuvres
Addmission and Open Bar for Sapphire Ball Live
Reception Package Tickets: $150
Buy Tickets

Sapphire Ball Live
10pm to 1am

Featuring Bounce,
A Ten Piece Band Playing Your Favorites
Cash Bar Plus Desserts
Individual Tickets: $60
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Blue Tie Optional
Masquerade Theme Encouraged

College Student Special
Two Sapphire Ball Live passes for $100
Both ticket holders must present college ID at entry
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The Franklin Monument
At the Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia Pa 19103


The Philadelphia Industry Lounge at the Sundance Film Festival: Celeb Sightings

Star-gazing, film watching and partying hearty go hand in hand at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah where a few Philly folks are in town trying to lure movie makers to Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Industry Lounge, presented by local financial services firm Janney Montgomery Scott, and coordinated by the Cashman & Associates PR and special events firm, was also comprised of Greater Philadelphia Film Office reps pitching Philly as a shooting location to filmmakers. It featured swag bags from Mitchell & Ness, 611 Lifestyle, Denim Habit, Xfinity, Fox Rothschild, and the Philadelphia Retail Marketing Alliance. Laura Prepon is loving her gift from Denim Habit!Actress Andi McDowell wearing 611 Lifestyle flannelWOGL's Valerie Knight at the Philadelphia Lounge

Ben Lyons of E! signing the LOVE statue in the Philadelphia Industry Lounge at Sundance

The Greater Philadelphia Filmmakers
(GPF), a program of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office (GPFO), invites you to an unstaged reading of Philadelphia native Anthony Stitt's 2011 "Shoot in Philadelphia" Grand Prize Winning screenplay, The Sneaker Man.

Join us on Monday, February 6th as celebrated local actors bring The Sneaker Man to life at the Philadelphia Art Alliance. Screenwriter Anthony Stitt, SIP Coordinator Brian Wade, and GPF Director Joan Bressler will also be on hand to discuss The Sneaker Man and give you the inside scoop on how your script can be an SIP winner in Fall 2012.


A professional reading of the 2011 "Shoot in
Philadelphia" Grand Prize Winner for Best Feature-Length Screenplay
The Sneaker Man by Anthony Stitt


Monday, February 6th, 2012


Philadelphia Art Alliance
251 S. 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103