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January 2013


Albrecht Events hosted A Saks Fifth Avenue Soiree for Women

Last week Albrecht Events hosted an intimate gathering of women business professionals, to network as well

 as for a demo at Saks Fifth Avenue, Philadelphia featuring Laura Mercier products.
 Mariya Brewer, Ashley Albrecht, and Janice Telstar. 
 Janice Telstar, Marie Tosto, and Caryn Taylor
  Deanna Lewis and Rory Paolantonio.
 Mariya Brewer and Jen McConnell.
Albrecht Events is a Philadelphia based, forward thinking events
management firm that specializes in destination management services,
corporate events, conventions, and meetings. We go to great lengths to
provide creative and resourceful solutions.

 Ashley Albrecht, Lauren Barnes, and Jen McConnell.
 Crista Romano and Liz Jenkins
 Leslie Nemirovsky, Randi Edeleman, and Katie Nemirovsky.
Caryn Taylor and Marie Tosto
If interested in our services, please email us at or call us at 215-699-3784.

Thanks to Mike Hirata for shooting this for


Valentine’s Nay! Here’s Something Exciting for You and Your Girlfriends to do on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Nay!

Botox, Blowouts & Bourbon Cocktails Highlight A Soiree for
Philadelphians who would rather Treat Themselves this Valentine’s Day

Who: A few hundred Philadelphians excited to invest in beautifying themselves this Valentine’s Day

What: A Valentine’s Day party for those excited to treat themselves during the Hallmark holiday dedicated to love and romance

Where: Architeqt Salon & Gallery, located at 265 S. 10th Street

When: Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Philadelphia’s About Face Skin Care and Architeqt Salon & Gallery
are teaming up to throw a Valentine’s Day party for those looking to
invest in looking better this Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Nay! an
anti-Valentine’s Day party, takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday,
February 14th at Architeqt Salon & Gallery, and includes blowouts,
Botox treatments, champagne and cherry bourbon cocktails along with a
host of other treats.

“We wanted to create an event for Philadelphians who would rather invest
in themselves than spend money on the usual flowers, chocolate or
crowded restaurant experiences,” said About Face Skin Care’s Naomi
Fenlin. “This party is for everyone who wants to take steps toward
looking and feeling better this Valentine’s Day.

Reserve your space at this event by calling About Face Skin Care at 215.923.5001. Architeqt Salon & Gallery is located at 265 S. 10th Street. Learn more about Architeqt by visiting Learn more about About Face Skin Care by visiting
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Susie Celek and Julie Dorenbos when they suited up to play soccer with Olympic star Carli Lloyd

Check out Susie Celek and Julie Dorenbos when they suited up to play soccer with Olympic star Carli Lloyd for a segment “Cruisin with a Brusin” for the Comcast Sports Channel’s Great Sports Debate

Read my PhillyMag column to see what happened to the girls during their segment.


Videos: The Philadelphia Soul 2013 Dance Team Tryouts

My PhillyMag column with pixs & stories can be read by clicking here, but before you go check out these videos of last nights final cut for the 2013 Philadelphia Soul Football Dance Team.
(PS if you’re looking for Gorgeous, it will be on here tomorrow. Thanks.)

The Arena Football League’s American Conference Champion Philadelphia
Soul and Pennsylvania’s No. 1 casino, Parx Casino jointly announce a
multi-year partnership beginning with the upcoming 2013 season. Last
night they unveiled their new logo at Parx Casino in the 360 Lounge, as
well as held final auditions for the 2013 Soulmates Dance Team Finals.
Greeting the guests from the stage in 360 was John Adams Vice
President/COO (l) Philadelphia Soul, looking on is Cosmo DeNicola,
Philadelphia Soul owner and Marc Oppenheimer, chief marketing officer
for Parx

Robyn Colajezzi, Soul Football, Michelle Sanginiti and Mary Sanginiti flank the 2008 Arena Bowl Championship Trophy

 Before the Soul mates Dance Team Finals began, Parx Casino their was a
VIP Party Chef Frank Berko, Cheg Nicholas Meenan, and Chef Ron Tridente
served up Peking Duck, Crab Cakes and coconut shrimp.

 Melissa Clayboss, The Daily grind Fitness and Tami Sortman, Lundy Law

The whole squad routine

The chosen 20
My PhillyMag column with pixs & stories can be read by clicking here,



PHILADELPHIA, PA –  Smokin’ Betty’s and Devil’s Alley will host the
6th “Puppy Love Valentines Party,” on Tuesday, February  12, 2013 at
the 23rd Street Armory (22 S. 23rd Street).  This popular Valentine’s
themed bash returns to celebrate the one you truly love, your pooch.
Ardent animal lovers and upscale comfort food fans will enjoy a night
on the town with their dogs.  Evening highlights will include
cocktails, appetizers by Smokin’ Betty’s and Devil’s Alley, sweet
treats by Ms. Goody Cupcake, silent auction items, live music,
dancing, puppy photo booth, red carpet, doggie swag bags and homeless
pets available for adoption. Tickets are on sale now for $40 at  Puppy Love is
open to those 21 and up.  ALL funds raised will be donated to the
Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PSCPA).
  For more information, call (215) 922-6500 or visit .

Tails will be wagging over the delicious lineup of comfort food
presented by  Smokin’ Betty’s and Devil’s Alley, including Crab Cake
Sliders, BBQ Chicken Salad Sliders, Mini Veggie Burgers and Roasted
Red Pepper Hummus with Pita. At the bar, guests will enjoy Absolut,
Jameson and Malibu cocktails, craft beer from Brooklyn Brewery, Yards
Brewing Co. and Stoudts Brewery, and a selection of wine by the glass.
 All food and drink is included in the low ticket prize.  For a
perfect end to the night, Ms Goody Cupcake (1838 East Passyunk Avenue)
will tempt taste buds with Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes for
humans and Banana Mutt Muffins for their four-legged friends.

Other evening highlights will include dancing and acoustic love songs
by Jon Hagen Band, 30+ silent auction items, a pet photo booth and
doggie swag bags.  Emmy winner and host of the soon to debut ‘Pets
with Papadakis,’ Maria Papadakis will serve as master of ceremonies
and hostess of the doggie red carpet.

For those without a date, the PSPCA will match guests with eligible
‘bachelor and bachelorette’ dogs looking for a home.  They will also
present a Kitty Korner for those that prefer to flirt with feline
adoptables. Finally, an animal behaviorist will provide consultations
at a special “Dog House.”

Puppy Love Valentines Party returns in 2013 after taking a “cat nap”
in 2012 when the event outgrew the former space. Since its inception
in 2006, the event has attracted 1,000+ attendees and raised nearly
$30,000 in ticket sales and in-kind donations.  Susan Schlisman, owner
of Smokin’ Betty’s and Devil’s Alley, created the event to raise funds
for local animal shelters.  Schlisman is a lifelong animal lover and
advocate, and past PSPCA volunteer, who will attend this year with her
Yorkie Sayde.

Recommended attire for Puppy Love is dog park finest, ie. mart casual.
Tickets are on sale now for $40 at  Puppy Love is
open to those 21 and up.  ALL funds raised will be donated to the
Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PSCPA).
  For more information, call (215) 922-6500, visit, and follow @smokinbettys and @devilsalley215 on

Smokin’ Betty’s offers upscale American comfort food complimented by
16 rotating craft drafts, house crafted cocktails and daily menu
additions paired with weekend brunch and daily happy hour. One of
Philly’s favorite spots for burgers and BBQ ribs, Betty’s strives to
push the envelope of “comfort food” and preparing plates that would
truly make your Mama proud.

Smokin’ Betty’s is located in the heart of trendy Midtown Village and
Center City District, located just three blocks from the Pennsylvania
Convention Center, across the street from Jefferson Hospital and
around the corner from two of Philadelphia’s most historic theater
districts. With close proximity to public transportation, major
highways, rail lines, and parking it’s never been easier to visit!

Devil’s Alley, located just off Rittenhouse Square,  bridges the gap
between American comfort cuisine and a backyard barbecue, allowing for
a delicious lunch, fun dinner or late night bite complimented by
liquors from around the world, eight seasonal local drafts and
addictive signature cocktails.  Flames from the open kitchen sear
classics from slow-smoked ribs to spice-rubbed ribeyes.  Ingredients
are of the highest quality, with local produce and high end meats.
Service is prompt, knowledgeable and fun with attention to every
detail of the dining experience.