the Red Cross House – the Center for Disaster Recovery, a one-of-a-kind short-term housing facility in West Philadelphia. Every year, hundreds of local families find refuge at this facility and begin their recovery from fires, floods and other disasters.
Artist Glenn Stevens and Perry Milou create a one of a kind painting that was donated at the end of the night.Some of the 1300 guests in the main room
On my Philly Mag column I insisted my readers wear Red to be including. On PhillyChitChat fashion rules no matter what people were wearing.
Jamyra Perry and Mike Toub with their accents of red.
PhillyChitChat readers in the house: Kelly Harant and Michelle Voli
Guests at the annual “red tie gala” sampled culinary delights prepared by Philadelphia’s hottest chefs and for the second year got the chance to vote for their favorite restaurant. This year’s restaurant winner is This year’s restaurant winner is Cakes and Candies by Maryellen. Dana Herbert of Desserts by Dana and winner of TLC’s Next Great Baker, presented the glass award
to Cakes and Candies by Maryellen owner Maryellen Bowers.. (I missed this shot as I was wondering what Kate Gosselin's fortune was at that time.)
Amber Joi Watkins, Reid Rosenthal and Kate Beaver
Old Hollywood Glamor: Laura Elliott wearing Ralph Lauren and Donna O'Brien in Nicole Miller.
Ender Alexander and Kevin Wilkins
Lisa and Ross, with Laura BurkhardtCTO Entertainment had three musical acts going on all night long. CTO TriBeCa and CTO park central in the main room. Dj ricky lee and c:fusion above Also akarma electric strings.
Erin Como, NBC10's Jillian Mele and Sheena ParveenErica Dietrich, Joe Rafter, Carol Drumstas, Brown Forman, wearing Badgley Mischka, John Stevenso and Paula Romano who's wearing Nicole Miller.
Chad Dion Lassiter and Gladys Perez. Chad runs the Red Cross House which benefits from the Red Ball. He told me he is overwhelmed and grateful by the generosity of the turnout.
Kerry Auge and Senior Master Sargeaant Matt Giacobbe,
Lisa Long, Jason Long, Key Account Manager for Pennsylvania at Edrington Group (Brugal Rum was one of the sponsors tonight) with Jill Yanga and Marc Yanga, Sofitel Hotel
Professional Tarot Presentations Marilyn Sukonick-Zeff and son Sam Zeff, 21 & a senior @ Cabrini College...majoring in Human Resource Management.Sabrina Tamburino and Lauren O'Dorisio
Buck Klupp and Mary Ann Kleshick
Guests danced the night away with entertainment provided by CTO World Entertainment Productions, enjoyed the museum’s exhibits, mingled with Philadelphia’s social and business leaders, bid on luxury items in the silent auction, and learned more about the mission of the Red Cross. The VIP room, sponsored by Exelon and catered by Max and Me, featured carousel rides, a cigar bar, and gift bags.
Bill Donahue, Tia Triplett and Patrick Mullen
The End. PS Thanks for your patience this week with my posting. I did a lot of posting over at PhillyMag.com and that takes up a lot of time. Each entry on either site, takes about 2-3hrs to write. Then you know I was caught up in that Kate Gosselin mess. In hindsight I wonder if it was all for publicity for her. Or what photo did she think I took, and worse why are people so obsessed with her. It was interesting to say the least. Thanks to my advertisers and everyone that hired me this week to shoot their events.
Thanks to my sponsors who keep me clothed in those nice black outfits you see me sporting. Make this weekend special, pick up some new threads & new shoes at the Shops of Liberty Place, rent a limo to take you to dinner at Del Frisco's (last night Thursday 3/15/12 crazy packed) while enjoying a glass of Korbel. nibble on the best chocolates from Teuchsers Philadelphia at the Bellevue. Then head over to Philly's favorite playground Recess for some late night dancing. For your next party think about hiring a band or DJ from CTO Entertainment be sure to stop by the Cool Pix Photo Booth. Stop off at your full service attorney's office Zarwin Baum before you take the plunge. On Monday hit the gym, The Sporting Club, and call The Lab for marketing advice. Pick up your tickets for Philly's most outrageously fun cake decorating contest, where you get to eat as much wedding cake as possible & bring some home. Let Them Eat Cake. on April 2nd. I suggest you bring your own container cause there is only so much cake you can eat, really, I learned that the first year I went. Have a great weekend.