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September 2014


Frontier Airlines Flies Out of Philadelphia Airport Just in Time For the Holiday

Frontier Airlines today announced that it is expanding again with

new low fare non-stop service between Philadelphia (PHL) and seven destinations beginning

Dec. 20. The airline also reinforced its commitment to ‘Low Fares Done Right’ by announcing a

one-day only sale from Philadelphia to destinations Cancun, Mexico (CUN); Miami (MIA);

Orlando, Fla. (MCO); and Tampa, Fla. (TPA) with incredibly low fares from $14.99 one-way only

at Introductory fares of $59 – $99 one-way will be available for purchase

“From South Philly to Kensington, we’re excited to offer Philadelphia fliers a bit of freedom from

high fares,” said Frontier Airlines Vice President – Marketing, Tyri Squyres. “Frontier is the

home of ‘Low Fares Done Right’ which means delivering not only an outstanding travel value

but a reliable and friendly experience.”

“We are very excited thatFrontier Airlines t is expanding its presence at Philadelphia

International Airport,” said Airport CEO Mark Gale. “This added service gives travelers in the

region access to more low-fare flights to some of the most popular destinations. More choices

mean more competition, which is good for the consumer.”

Flights will take off from Philadelphia International Airport to Miami (MIA), Orlando, Fla. (MCO),

and Tampa, Fla. (TPA), beginning Dec. 20, to Cancun, Mexico (CUN) on Dec. 21 and to Atlanta

(ATL), Charlotte, N.C. (CLT), and Chicago (ORD) in spring 2015.



MIA to/from DEN LGA

Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 pm Eastern time on Oct. 6, 2014 for nonstop travel Jan. 5, 2015

through Apr. 29, 2015. The following blackout dates apply: Feb. 13, 2015; Feb. 16, 2015; Mar. 6-8, 2015;

Mar. 13-15, 2015; Mar. 20-22, 2015; Mar. 27-29, 2015; Apr. 2-4, 2015; Apr. 6, 2015; Apr. 10-12, 2015.

Fares are one way and do not require roundtrip purchase.

Fare(s) shown includes all transportation fees, surcharges and taxes, and are subject to change without

notice. Seats are limited at these fares and certain flights and/or days of travel may be unavailable.

Depending on the fare type purchased, nonrefundable tickets may be transferred for a fee of up to

$50, or reissued for alternate flights for a fee of up to $75, as well as a possible fare increase. The name

change fee and itinerary change fee are not exclusive of each other. Previously purchased tickets may

not be exchanged for these special fare tickets. Flight segment(s) must be cancelled prior to scheduled

departure time or the ticket(s) and all monies will be forfeited.

Tickets purchased at or by calling Frontier’s reservations centers must be paid for

at the time the reservation is made, but may be cancelled for a full refund without penalty up to 24

hours after the time of purchase. Additional travel services, such as baggage (

customer-service/travel-support/baggage) and advance seat assignments (
info/seating-options) are available for purchase separately at an additional charge. Some markets do

not offer daily service. Schedules are subject to change without notice. Flights are operated by Frontier

Airlines. Other restrictions may apply.




PHL to/from MIA $69

PHL to/from TPA $59

PHL to/from MCO $59

PHL to/from CUN $99

ORD to/from MIA $59

ORD to/from TPA $59

ORD to/from LAS $69

MIA to/from DEN $99

MIA to/from LGA $59

MIA to/from ORD $59

MIA to/from PHL $69


South Street’s Headhouse Square Throws a Fashion Show

On September 23, 2014, The Head House Square Shambles was transformed for the Fashion Under Shambles Event to celebrate the Philadelphia Collection
 Bru and U-Bahn Owner Teddy Sorias, Lauren Resotka and Kory Aversa

Twenty-one of South Street Headhouse Square Districts top boutiques came out to
take a spin on the catwalk in The Shambles . Clothing Armour Philadelphia

 I don’t think I recall a fashion show ever being here, and I love it!!  Clothing by Eyes Gallery

 Clothing by Helena Boutique
 Clothing by Helena Boutique
 Clothing by Helena Boutique
 Clothing by Passional
 Clothing by Passional
 Make Up by Crash Bang Boom
 Fashion Conrad Booker
 Fashion Conrad Booker
 Mike Jerrick and Jeremy Hugo
 Clothing by Passional

Photos: 52nd anniversary, the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade

Celebrating its 52nd anniversary, the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade took place on Sunday. Spectators enjoyed a day of
music, dancing and fabulous floats during the annual Puerto Rican Day

Hundreds of performers, local celebrities, youth groups, marched up
the Benjamin Franklin Parkway during the annual parade before ending at
the Eakins Oval near the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

 The annual parade is organized by the Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations of Philadelphia (Concilio).


Finley Catering Opens in Union Trust

Not too long ago there was a beautiful steakhouse that opening in Old City called Union Trust.

And then the economy dropped, then partners ate too much into the profits and the jeweled dwelling closed.

Earlier this year I broke the story that Finley Catering would be taking over the space.

The oyster bar is gone and now serves a different kind of  aphrodisiac – spirits.

Recently I photographed the JAM Event there, one of the first to occur in the new space.
Gone are the large supper club booths that lined the wall, the awkward bar on the first floor and the walls that divided the dining tables.
Now it’s more of an open plan, and I like it.
Upstairs there’s still a nice bar.
Gone are the tables on the Mezz level, and instead is replaced with a great area for a cocktail party.
There’s still a second floor private dining area.
The space is versatile to hold many different kinds of events.


Will there really be a Real Housewives of Philly?

The Gilmore Girls are coming to Netfliks on Oct 1. Now that’s a must see.

Take Vulture’s Gilmore Girls Superfan Quiz

Over the past few weeks the lovely ladies of Philadelphia have been telling me that “The Real Housewives” franchise has been contacting them to see if they would audition for the show. This has happened several times before and nothing came to fruition, but this time there might be something to it as I would discover.

It turns out that the maybe the Philadelphia franchise won’t be a real housewives project per se, more of a women in business reality TV. So if you’re self employed, independently wealthy, making things happen, just getting started and willing to put your life on display, this is your show.
I have a little advice for the ladies….(some of whom have been asked, some haven’t, some I’ve left off as they just can’t do it cause there’s no deleting a gotcha statement on TV.)

Being fairly wealthy or having a sugar daddy (I’m looking at you so many housewives but Nene comes to mind) might help, you have to go to all those parties and wear so many outfits.
Maria Papadakis and Sabrina Tamburino are two of the young Real Housewives always mentioned when these show’s come to town. Neither one are going to do it, but should. I remember going to NYC to pick out a dress for Maria and she could have been on that dress show hot or not or something like that, but she was not willing to have a public disagreement with her mom or friends for TV.
 It’s not a good idea to take loans out to pretend your rich, or skip on paying your taxes like say the alleged charges against Teresa Giudice, but after she gets out of jail she can reinvent her life. (I took this shot at a wedding expo last year of all places.) 
Gogo Morrow is perfect for the show – she’s on the brink of stardom and this will get her over the hill quicker than say Danity Kane.

Flair: Sarah Doheny, YUBr , she knows a thing about reality tv after working with Bam Margera on his wedding for MTV.

Maybe your a beautiful model, spokesperson like Kharisma McIlwaine.

Jill Rizen, stylish, confident and says what’s on her mind in the nicest way.
Erin Elmore, lives in a penthouse overlooking the square and her son’s name is Royce. She’s a QVC personality, and she was on Donald Trump’s Apprentice show. Her friends are the socialites of Rittenhouse Square. I’d have to add Kristin Foote (r) as a potential castmate. She’s in real estate with an office on Rittenhouse Square. She knows where the skeleton’s are buried. She holds court at Rouge.

 Susan Helfich, she runs celebrity cruises, no really with celebrities. She also goes to Sundance and Cannes film festivals.
 Amber G. stylish, hot husband, married in Newport RI and sweet with an iron fist successful.

 Christie Honigman, The Honigman Group. Successful, beautiful, well connected and tough as nails. “Don’t Mess With Me Fellas.”

Lisa Moreno-Dickinson,C.A.I.D Foundation and Jen Groover, entrepeneur. These two are succeeding in a man’s world. They played to win, you’ll never see them sweat.

PHILLY’S FORMER “Mob Wives” star, Alicia DiMichele, owns two clothing stores and runs in a colorful crowd – here she is with  Natalie Merlino. I’d like to see her back on TV with her take no prisoners attitude, and popular personality. She has a lot of engagement with her fans.
Dana Spain, founder of the Pennsylvania Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). Recently she’s been delving into real estate as a developer. She’s a no nonsense, straight to the point lady, reasonable but pulls no punches. We’d learn a lot about life and business from her.

Tim Adams, co owner of Penn 6 (r), everyone needs a gay best friend and he’s hysterical.

Atlanta born Amber Hikes, founder of Philly’s Stimulus parties, the hot monthly lesbian soirees. She’s also chair of the William Way Center‘s resource development committee, a member of the Philly Dyke March planning committee, and in 2013 was honored after being named grand marshall of Philly’s Pride parade.

Beth Shak (L): We’d finally get a chance to check out those shoes worth a million bucks.
Everyone in this photo. I’ve been to parties where men fight over each of these girls and chairs have gone flying and it wasn’t even Mercury Retrograde. Kim Perri, Megan Heaton and Lindsay Furman and Allison LaValla


Kathryn Roberson (r), business women, well connected, and able to handle any nitpicking nit wit.
Jamie Reibenbach (L) – Her FB Page yesterday:
Rosh Hashanah Dinner part deux…. ‪#‎jelloshots‬ ‪#‎yummy‬ ‪#‎reibenbachsinthecity‬ ‪#‎jewishnewyear‬ ‪#‎tofulltomove‬ ‪#‎shanatova‬ ‪#‎muchneededstomachpump‬
and who doesn’t love her 
#‎jamieism‬ Everyone can’t go where you’re going in life. As you mature, change comes. As you make changes some friendships will come to an end……

Oh wait there’s Erin Elmore (r) again, have these two ever had a cat fight?

Reality Show alumni Dom Streater  the winner of Project Runway season 12, she’s making her way up the velvet ladder. She just presented at NYFW Spring 2015, and is working on her Fall 2015. She’s a chameleon, every time I see her it’s a different look, personality, she’s finding her way. She’d be perfect for a reality show, maybe one of her own too.
I hear Will Smith’s sister Ellen Smith, (c) and Terri Matthews, Jaden’s Voice (r) might be on this show. Here the two women are at Nicole Miller’s XIX Most Fashionable Women. If you click on the title it will take you to the column on Philly Mag where you will find another women who will be on the show. The first person to guess right in the comments I will give you a pair of tickets to Mike Jerrick’s Ya Gotta Try this event on October 2.