Saturday, October 27, 2012


Have you heard the news today? 
Yes of course prepare for Hurricane Sandy, but after your done head on over to Chestnut Hill and take part in something extraordinary.

Put on by the Chestnut Hill Business Association  they have a visitors center right in the heart of town too with lots of info
They'll be music

Harry Potter and friends - Harry Potter Cast of Characters: Look out for the following beloved Harry Potter figures: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Draco Malfoy, Neville Longbottom, Luna Lovegood, Lord Voldemort, Severus Snape, Rita Skeeter, Dolores Umbridge and Albus Dumbledore. (They all come courtesy of Chestnut Hill College’s Mask & Foil Theater Troupe.)

young fans mesmerized with Draco Malfoy

Chestnut Hill is bringing back its bewitchingly popular Harry Potter Weekend for 2012, once again magically transforming the neighborhood’s businesses along Germantown Avenue into restaurants and shops straight off the pages of J.K. Rowling’s books. (source)

Last night at the Opening Ceremony: Professor Dumbledore will kick off the weekend with a special Opening Ceremony on Friday, October 26 at the Top of the Hill Fountain Plaza, complete with live music and an appearance by all the Quiddich Tournament players plus more costumed characters out of the pages of the world of Hogwarts.

There are lots of things for families to do Families
 The Knight Bus: The Knight Bus free trolley will transport wizards and witches along Germantown Avenue from Mermaid Lane to Rex Avenue. There’s also a free Platform 9 3/4 Shuttle whose route is from Chestnut Hill College to Sugarloaf and the Chestnut Hill Newstand.

 Last night there was a Harry Potter Pub Crawl: Friday night from 7-9 p.m. which happened all along Germantown Avenue. Participating restaurants include: Chestnut Hill Grill, Roller’s Expresso, Bredenbeck’s Bakery, Chestnut 7, McNally’s, Tavern on the Hill, Flying Fish and Iron Hill Brewery.
 Today they'll be a “Hunt for the Horcrux” scavenger hunt: This free family-friendly scavenger hunt takes place from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, led by Dumbledore throughout Chestnut Hill.
Third Annual Brotherly Love Quiddich Tournament: This year’s quidditch match takes place on the majestic ground of Chestnut Hill College (a free shuttle will transport patrons from the Germantown Avenue festivities to the college and back) and features 16 collegiate and community Quiddich teams from across the nation. Catch it from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on the college’s softball field.
Great job by Christie Honigman, of the Honigman Group
Kathleen English Communications, LLC
for the PR and Organization Harry Potter in Chestnut Hill 

Friday, October 26, 2012

PHILADELPHIA MAGS WHISKEY FESTIVAL my column & a few more pixs

Sassy and 17: The Career Wardrobe High Tea Party Fashion Show

Sassy and 17: The Career Wardrobe  High Tea Party Fashion Show

Sheri Cole, executive director of The Career Wardrobe

The Career Wardrobe held a Sweet 17 Tea and fashion show at the Rittenhouse Hotel to celebrate the charitable organization’s 17 years of empowering women.
Judy Taylor and Kelly Clarke

Melinda Berkman, Paige Wolf and Toby Ann Wolf

Sheri and Helena
The Fashion Show, produced by Philadelphia University’s Fashion Industries Association, highlighting fashions from local boutiques and students of Moore College of Art & Design

Cari Feiler Bender, Relief Communications and Haley. Cari says come out to  The Roots Mural Project Celebration with ?uestlove and Black Thought 10/27 1PM - 3PM
World Communications Charter School, 512 S. Broad Street
Nydia Han, 6ABC, event Emcee

Joan Gubernick, CW board member Vice President of Marketing for the Einstein Healthcare Network and friends. 

Connie Schaffer and Ashley Fossile
The Career Wardrobe has outfitted nearly 70,000 women since December 1995. They provide dressing consults, resume review and interview coaching, and beauty basics to women trying to get back into the workforce.

Thanks to the Nell Hoving for shooting this event for PhillyChitChat

Thank you to all our Fashion Partners!

Boutique Wearhouse * Cayetano Legacy Collection * CherylAna Organic Atelier
Coco Blu * Dust to Dawn Fashions, Inc. *  Gramercy Boutique * Irina Sigal Dressmaker
Lenora Dame * Lisi Lerch * Moore College of Art & Design * Philadelphia University
SA VA * South Moon Under * Thirty Something Fashion * TownHome Jewelry & Boutique

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Erin Elmore and Craig Spitzer Take The Plunge - Congratulations!!

PS readers please don't take the photos off PCC for 24hrs - Thanks

Congratulations to Craig Spitzer, chief executive of A2C IT Consulting and Erin Elmore, Director of Business Development for US Legal Support seconds after they were pronounced husband and wife at their wedding on Saturday!!

The wedding and reception happened high in the sky at R2L.
 Nearly 200 invited guests were there to celebrate the happy union between these to soul mates.

 Including such notables as the brides family Jim Elmore, Peggy Elmore, Ashley Elmore, Joe and Francis Oliver, and the grooms family Laurence Spitzer, Toni Spitzer, Heather Spitzer and John Spitzer, Uncle Harold and Cousin Harold. Friends: Billy and Melanie King, who introduced the couple, Lin Spivak and Ed Snider (recently engaged themselves).  Jason Dills was in the house repping Pittsburgh.
 Barette Widell was the wedding coordinator for the evening, and everything went as smooth as butter. "You were an amazing wedding coordinator. You should make it a second full time job. xoxoxoox" - Erin Elmore. 1/4 of the guests were seated, and the other guests stood and surrounded the beautiful white runner sprinkled with roses, leading to the alter.
Jim Elmore walking his daughter towards her future

 passed her friends Kristen Foote, Nadia Maransky, Jill Rizen and Andy Henning

 Leeza Garber
I never thought of R2L as a place to hold such a large party, but it works. Lots of sofas, chairs and fabulous views of the City.

Chuck Peruto and Genna Squadroni
 At the reception there was plenty of delicious food prepared by Chef Daniel Stern and his team

 Jill, Andy and Elaine Grabar
Lauren Colabelli
 Francis Oliver and Jason Dills. Francis is my oldest reader. She saw me and said I know who you are, you're PhillyChitChat, I read you ever day. Hi!
State Senator Larry Farnese, Eric Robbins and  Barette Widel. Larry made the opening statements at the wedding, Barette was the wedding organizer and Eric performed the wedding. That's right! Recently he graduated from the Universal Life 

 Tempa Barrish and Eric Robbins

 Jimmy Maransky and Nadia Maransky
 Dan Gross and Holly Maher

 R2L's pastry chef Peter Scarola.
I caught Carol Tamburino fixing the veil and flowers, to the left, just perfectly.
 Everyone was dressed to the nines

 Joe and Francis Oliver and Ashley Elmore

 Steven Thorne and Sabrina Tamburino Thorne. It was only a few years ago Sabs hosted her Lady Gaga gag I'm 30 party, at the nearly opened R2L restaurant.
 Kristen Foote and bff Sabrina Tamburino Thorne

 Noelle Zane and Jamie Reibenbach
 Craig Robinson and Chef Daniel Stern. (Today I start my new once a week column in Jennifer Stern is featured in my column. - I will still be contributing to and have my column in the magazine. If you've been following me on Twitter, you will recall I've been tweeting I have too much content and not enough outlets.)
 Peggy and Jim Elmore with daughters Erin and Ashley.
 Craig Spitzer, former Eagle Mike Mamula and Erin with friends
Leslie Padilla
 Heather HeoMonique Crawford, Menaka Sampath and Jessica Yurocko Lesley Kozloff, at R2L

Danielle Poe Hershman, Scott Hershman and Stacey Renée Benedetti

Congratulations Craig & Erin!!

HAIR OF THE DOG January 19, 2013 . Kick off the new year right!!