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May 2014


InstaGossipFun: Rick Tocchet & Susie Celek, Jeremy Maclin, Riley Cooper, Plus More Fun

OMG I got a great response to yesterday’s InstaGossipFun. I might peruse the interweb and post a daily column, along with my events. It’s a perfect way to aggregate the happenings, sightings and things to do, especially since Philly is so popping lately.

 Last night the Sporting Club had a happy hour to kick off another great issue of Belong magazine. On hand for the festivities were the Amy Stratton (center) Skin Palette girls Susie Celek and Julie Dorenbos, who brought their arm candy Rick Tocchet and Jon Dorenbos. Susie and Rick first met back in February at the Annual Firefighter, NHL Alumni, Celebrity Hockey Game supporting the All Hands Working Charity in Atlantic City, NJ


I couldn’t make it as
I was at the American Diabetes Associations “Father of the Year” Award to snap a few shots, which I will run next week. My friend Craig Spitzer was one of the honorees. Looking on is his wife Erin Elmore and son Royce.
Then ran to my
BFF bday party, Christie Honigman . Which was held at Penn 6. They were
also celebrating their 1 year anniversary and the place was popping. The
curse is broken at that spot RIP Tweed and a few other spots.  (Sweet FB love our friend Katie English created for Christie.)
I’ll be running pixs next week of the party. 

Afterwards a few of us headed over to Sampan for dinner.  (Marisa Magnatta, Lynsie & Evan Solomon, Ian M Crumm, Michael Magnatta, and Mike Toub.) Dinner was delicious as usually, but the dessert standout had to be this Rice Krispy Ice Cream Sushi Roll. Yum.  Sitting a few tables away were a few senior Eagles dining with some of the younger players.
Which my friend Samantha Bucher  snapped in the Graffiti Bar (back porch of Sampan) later. She does seem to find the celebs lately. (Sampan takes reservations and you should make them. The place is always packed, but they do take walk ins.)

Kacie McDonnell   and her man Aaron Murray. (You know how they met, on twitter.)
 Thanks to my friend Michelle Leonard who invited Mike and I to watch the Devon Horse Show from her box, but we were unable to make it. I love this shot she got – #FoodPorn from Capital Grille and the horse in the background.

 Philly Beer Week Begins today. I’ll be shooting the Philly Beer Week’s London Grill DUNK TANK for P.A.W.S. on Tuesday 3 – 5PM.  Check out this years schedule HERE.

Yesterday I had a photo in The Philly Daily News.
 HUGHE DILLON / FOR THE DAILY NEWS MLB commissioner and cancer survivor
Bud Selig shows off his newly received Wistar Institute President’s
Award. With him is Wistar CEO Russel E. Kaufman in Molly Eichel’s Philly Gossip column yesterday.

Chubby Checker was on today. He’s promoting “My Music: ‘50s & ‘60s Party Songs”
 So funny. 6ABC’s Shirleen Allicott, and Brian Taff


This is essential to know this weekend. Have a fantastic one.
Check out Christie Honigman singing in her bathroom. We need to get her on “The Voice”
and this one

Rainy Day Gossip: Babilicious Sheena Parveen BDay, Babies, Speedo’s & Camels

Having 8,000 FB Friends, 4000 Instagram Friends and 17,000 Twitter followers gives me access to lots of Social Media Fun, gossip and news you can use. So here’s a few things I found this week, a weekly series I’ll do on Thursdays going forward.Remember to follow me on twitter

Check out today’s (Friday’s) InstaGossipFun with new couple Rick Tocchet and Susie Celek, plus Riley Cooper hanging with Jeremy Maclin and the Eagles at Sampan. 

 Sheena Parveen celebrated her birthday at Mur Mur Night Club at the Borgata over the weekend with Alissa Ingram. Jillian Mele, Vasiliki Tsiouris and Marisa Magnatta
Come hang out with Marissa & the MMaRmy this week, win concert tix, phils tix and have lots of fun!!
*Thurs 5-7p The LOFTS at Valley Forge – Kick off to summer party..these guys know who to party!
*Sat 11-1a Best Line Equipment in West Chester Spring Extravaganza
*Sun 10-noon – Bike Race – Trying the new Amstel Radler at Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant

Phans Feeding Families Summer Hunger Relief Program

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    to the Saturday, May 31, Phans Feeding Families Phillies vs. Mets game
    at Citizens Bank Park using this special link! For every ticket sold, 16
    families will be fed this summer!
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 I didn’t know the North Broad Street synagogue was growing. It’s already pretty huge. That North Broad Street is happening.

The delightful Emily Goulet asked me (Ian) 6
questions when we got coffee the other week. My fashion pet peeves and
style thoughts are up on Philadelphia magazine’s Shoppist blog: 

 No one loves life more than Jacquie Fanelle Winner
Want to avoid that shore traffic: North Shore Beach Club is the place to be on the weekends.
Dan Hamm, Thomas J Finnegan and Lex Wainwright – Happy Birthday yesterday Lex.

 I sure do miss my Erin Como. She’s kicking it big time in Nashville doing traffic reporting and entertainment reporting. Her face is even on billboards!!
 Much deserved rest after last weeks busy, monumental rulings with Gay Marriages. Have an awesome trip.
 I love following Josh and his partner Alan ‘s vacation in the Middle East this week.
 I wonder who he’s named after?
 My schedule didn’t allow me to cover the Devon Horse Show this year. But Kristy Sevag and her family were there.
Coming up in June, Sevag Creative
is doing the PR for:
The Believe and Achieve Foundation will be hosting two incredible
events, the 4th Annual Believe and Achieve Charity Golf Event and a
Celebrity Gala.
I was worried Speedo’s was going to go under after board suits became so popular. Thankfully AP Smitty (Speedo with white stripe) and friends are supporting them.


“Getting The Ball Rolling” The Young Friends of the Academy of Music Happy Hour

On Wednesday, May 14, 2014, the Young Friends of the Academy of Music gathered together at the Residences at the Ritz Carlton to celebrate the launch of their 158th Committee Membership Package.  

The 158th Young Friends Committee is led by Co-Chairs Christie Honigman (3rd from left) and Brian Lipstein and Vice-Chairs Kathleen English (4th from left) and Cory Siegfried. The event was hosted by residents/committee members Evan and Lynsie Solomon (center) and produced by The Honigman Group Events.
Garrett Snider, Megan, Christie (Happy birthday today Christie), Katie, Evan, Lynsie, Claire M. Allamby  Senior Director  Academy of Music Restoration Fund and Sam Hamilton

Attendees enjoyed champagne, wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres as
the Young Friends co-chairs delivered remarks during the membership
launch party. The Young Friends of Academy of Music program brings
together dynamic young adults with a love for music and an interest in
exploring arts and culture.

Diana Eisner, Alexa Lustig, Lynsie Evans, Rachel Cevera and Jason Cevera.
Katie English, Kelly Ganczarz, Sean Edwards and Briana Butera

 Ian Michael Crumm and Melody Isis Herman

 Committee membership has
recently been expanded to include access to exclusive events and
includes a ticket to the Anniversary Concert and Ball which will take
place on January 24, 2015. Everyone who signed up for a Young Friends membership at the happy hour enjoyed a shot of smores but more importantly was eligible to serve on the committee, invitations to all the Young Friends activities including to the pool party, the Monster Ball 10/30/14, and a ticket go the Anniversary Concert and Ball.



 More information on joining the Young Friends committee can be found  at:

 Elisabeth Hill,  Cameron Maloney, Emilie Anderson and David Kegler