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September 2013

Philadelphia

Eagles defensive end Fletcher Cox and mascot SWOOP attend Scholastic Read & Rise kick-off at Cayuga Elementary School

In celebration
of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Philadelphia Eagles join students
at Cayuga Elementary School for a special family literacy day to
celebrate the importance of reading and supporting childhood literacy at
home

Eagles defensive end Fletcher Cox and mascot SWOOP attend Scholastic Read & Rise kick-off at Cayuga Elementary School 

 Thanks to the NFL, every child will receive a $5 Reading
Certificate to use at the Scholastic Read & Rise Book Fair to help
them experience the joy of owning their own book to take home

The
mission of Scholastic Read & Rise Book Fairs is to help communities
rally behind literacy and help families foster the skills, attitudes
and behaviors that support children’s literacy development through fun,
literacy-based events. These and other activities planned for the week
of September 30 will get books into the hands of children and provide
helpful tips on ways to keep them active.

Designed
to tackle childhood obesity, NFL PLAY 60 is the NFL’s long-standing
commitment to health and fitness. Since the program was launched in
2007, the NFL has committed more than $250 million to youth health and
fitness through programming, grants and media time for PSAs. 

Philadelphia

Street Scenes: Philly AIDS Thrift, QOTA Fond-ly with Jason Cichonski & Nicole Rae Styer, Breaking Bad with Tony Bruno, Robin Austin, Tony Luke Jr and Mike Jerrick

Saturday Philly AIDS Thrift celebrated 8 year. I had never been there, so I thought I would check it out.

I didn’t take photos inside cause I was lazy, but they have everything. Great stuff for Halloween too.

 Outside there was a flea market of sorts going on.
 It was a beautiful fall day, fun activities, and old friends. There’s Thom Cardwell.

 Balloon Man
 Hey Mike Jerrick, Mike Bucci wants me to tell you he’s your biggest fan. (Sunday night I saw Jerrick and told him.) Here he is with his family & Shrek.
 Love this photo with some of my favorite people. Kristyn Alrich, Michael Byrne, Kory Aversa
 Justin Bieber on South Street
 Who doesn’t love a bride and groom on Broad Street

Luna, Cory Wade Hindorff, Ann Artist, Pete Kourahanis, Rachel Simononis, and Top Cat. Clothing by Nicole Rae Styer Boutique
Nicole Rae Styer, with brother Lee Styer, chef/owner of FOND, Sam Sherman, and Mama Styer. QOTA was at the singing fountain across the street from FOND, which Lee opened on a day he is normally closed, to accommodate the monthly gathering.
Jason Cichonski and Tara Marie stopped by QOTA – Jason, as you may know is on Top Chef this season. No word on a viewing party yet for the premiere on Wednesday. It might just be a few friends at Ela at first.
Friends from high school in Kansas City. Sandy Smith and Robert Livore/ G Philly is having a great 6 word memoir project. Robert inspired Sandy’s
“You seemed asexual in high school.”

 Dash Sears
 Kathe Archibald and Rachel Roesly 
 

 A contestant in America’s Next Top Model Cory Wade Hindorff, 22, of Fishtown in Philly, is also a local drag queen named “Serena Starr.”

 Miss B Where and Lisa Stafano
  Fond’s chef Lee Styer;‘s pastry chef-wife, Jessie Prawlucki with treats.
 Then I headed over to Chickie & Pete’s for the Breaking Bad finale.
 Someone ordered a lobster pizza. That’s Kory’s arm on the right.
 There was a nice turn out
We were on the edge of our seats: me, Mike Jerrick, Tony Luke, Jr, Miss Robin Austin and Tony Bruno

Miss Robin Austin and Walter “Heisenberg” White lives 
(Tony Bruno wins because nobody even comes close.)

Philadelphia

PHASION PHEST 2013 PHOTOS AND WHO ARE 2013’S XIX MOST FASHIONABLE WOMEN – LINKS

Here are the links to this weeks columns at Philly Dot Com and Philly Mag. Click on titles.

PHASION PHEST 2013 PHOTOS

 Dianne Semingson (l) and Mayor Michael Nutter (r) with one of 2013 XIX Fashionable Women
Wendy Crawford 
Driving to the airport for her first international contract, fashion
model Wendy Crawford, at the age of 19, was struck by a drunk-driver and
was rendered a quadriplegic. Growing into womanhood with a disability,
Ms. Crawford identified a need and utilized her experiences to develop mobileWOMEN.org, an online magazine for women in wheelchairs. (really inspirational reads on that site.)

Philadelphia

Knit Wit and Skai Blue Media Sip n Style cocktail party Photos

On Friday, September 20th Knit Wit and Skai Blue Media partnered
for a Sip n Style cocktail party with celebrity stylist Ade Samuel.
 Ade worked for W Magazine and Teen Vogue Magazine before branching out
to personally style celebs like Nicole Richie and Miley Cyrus.  She
visited Philadelphia during the last days of summer to offer her
expertise on what’s hot for fall.  Local clothing line Lobo Mau and New
Histories jewelry had special pop-up trunk shows during the
fashion-forward event, which was part of The Philadelphia Collection
2013.  DJ Zeke Thomas, son of basketball great Isiah Thomas, was
spinning sick beats while guests sipped champagne at Knit Wit, 1729 Chestnut St. in Center City Philadelphia.

 Celebrity Stylist Ade Samuel, Ann Gitter and designer Nicole Haddad
Kerry English and Katie English, Kathleen English PR, who assisted with Skai Blue Media in
organizing the party.
 Laura Camerlengo and Kevin Clemin
 Mike Rosenberg and Colby Accola
Maybe inspired by that song by Prince and Madonna that never saw the day of light
 Kate Karlsen and Debbie Peidmont

Tessa J Kennedy, New Histones Jewelery chats with students from Temple University’s FAB organization
 Caity Collins and Grace LeBron. My question of the week was “What’s A Fashion Dont?” Well Caity and Grace both say black bras under white tops, or wearing undergarments as outter garments. keep it class Philly
 Temple University’s FAB – Fashion and Business
Jakaila Mustafa, Sam Hilty, Sara Crisafulli, Tanaya Jadhan, lola Osilesi, Conor Sheehan and Vanessa Smith
 Hannan Saleh and Ayinke Hipps
 Teresa Fields and Elishia Peterson and I were trying to interpret the “Warhol is Over” shirt. I think it’s about the “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.” These days you can be a star in your own life via Twitter, FB and other social media outlets. So Warhol is Over.
 Mia and Alexis love the Knit Wit experience
 DJ Zeke Thomas is making waves, tonight he’s in NYC tonight he is spinning at the Bailey House, tomorrow night he is Spinning at the Global Citizen Festival After Party. Dancing to his tunes will be Jerry
Mitchell, Tony Award Winning Choreographer and Matt Letscher from
“Scandal” and “Carrie Diaries” Become Honorary Chairpersons for 2013
Bailey House Event Featuring A Performance by American Idol’s Diana
DeGarmo and Ace Young. Making waves of her own Celebrity Stylist Ade Samuel was on hand to give the ladies at the party styling tips and tell them insider tidbits from styling Christina Aguilara and Miley Cyrus.

 

 Tessa J Kennedy, New Histones Jewelery and
Jay Muhlin
Check out the new fall fashion at Knit Wit 1729 Chestnut St  Philadelphia, PA 19103
Philadelphia

Video & Info on: The 3rd Annual Harry Potter Festival is October 18th and 19th in Chestnut Hill!

Philadelphia, Pa – September 27, 2013. The Chestnut Hill Business Association (CHBA) announced

today that Germantown Ave. will transform into Hogsmeade on October 18th

Hill Harry Potter Festival. Thousands are expected to attend, many in costume. Throughout the weekend,

Chestnut Hill restaurants and retailers will offer Harry Potter fun and activities including inspired edibles

like Golden Snitches and butter beer, mazes, face painting, wand making, scary stories and fortune telling.

The 4thAnnual Brotherly Love Quidditch Tournament takes place on the majestic ground of Chestnut Hill College and features collegiate and community Quidditch teams from across the nation. Quidditch is a popular, semi-contact sport, played by wizards and witches in the Harry Potter novels. The Quidditch Tournament not only gives players the chance to live out the fantasy of Harry Potter, but provides enchanting entertainment to thousands of spectators. In 2011, 2,500 people attended. A complimentary Knight Bus Trolley and Chestnut Hill College Shuttle will transport Wizards and Muggles all over town, from Germantown Avenue to Chestnut Hill College.

The Opening Ceremony at the Top of the Hill Plaza on October 18th

Dumbledore kicking off the festival weekend with a pep rally for the Quidditch Tournament players from

Chestnut Hill College with costumed characters, music and fun. Also on Friday, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00

p.m. Chestnut Hill will host a Harry Potter Pub Crawl; participating restaurants include Tavern on the

Hill, Iron Hill Brewery, McNally’s, Campbell’s Place, Chestnut Hill Grill, Chestnut7 and Roller’s Flying

Fish Restaurant. Advance reservations are required for the pub crawl as only 250 spots are available;

please call 215-247-6696 beginning October 8th

 beginning at 5:30 p.m. will feature

 to purchase tickets.

The Opening Ceremony at the Top of the Hill Plaza on October 18th

Dumbledore kicking off the festival weekend with a pep rally for the Quidditch Tournament players from

Chestnut Hill College with costumed characters, music and fun. Also on Friday, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00

p.m. Chestnut Hill will host a Harry Potter Pub Crawl; participating restaurants include Tavern on the

Hill, Iron Hill Brewery, McNally’s, Campbell’s Place, Chestnut Hill Grill, Chestnut7 and Roller’s Flying

Fish Restaurant. Advance reservations are required for the pub crawl as only 250 spots are available;

please call 215-247-6696 beginning October 8th

 beginning at 5:30 p.m. will feature

 to purchase tickets.

For More Info on Chestnut Hill and Harry Potter Enter HERE