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July 2018


Paoli-based Turn5 held the 6th Annual Philly Tech Dinner

On Wednesday, July 11, Paoli-based Turn5 held the 6th Annual Philly Tech Dinner, a networking event for a large group of the city’s tech entrepreneurs and investors. The dinner was founded by 

Paul Martino, managing partner at Bullpen Capital; Chris Fralic, a partner at First Round; and Wayne Kimmel, managing partner at SeventySix Capital, who identified a need for a more formalized gathering after having run-ins and conversations on the go on Amtrak or at the airport. At the event, New York-based performance artist duo the Bumby’s, were onsite to judge the appearance of guests in a hilarious manner – using complete silence and typewriters.   

Guest enjoyed interacting with The Bumbys, New York-based performance artist duo who were onsite to judge the appearance of guests in a hilarious manner – using complete silence and typewriters. 

Turn5 hosted this year’s event, in their open-air Café guest had the chance to network, and have a little fun by taking advantage their bowling alley, golf simulator, and the full bar. 

The event organizers, Chris Fralic, Wayne Kimmel & Paul Martino, alongside Turn5 founders Steve and Andrew Voudouris, take a moment to speak to the guest and thank everyone for attending the 6th Annual Philly Tech Dinner. 

Guest mingle throughout the space to network with industry professionals.

Taking advantage of the weather, guests spent time outside on Turn5’s outdoor patio to play baggo.

Some of the guest trying out their skills on Turn5’s full-size bowling alley. 

Starting out a business in their parents’ basement more than 15 years ago, co-founding brothers Steve Voudouris and Andrew Voudouris now run a thriving business at the forefront of the aftermarket auto retail industry. They are dedicated and committed entrepreneurs. Providing excellent customer service and an incredible shopping experience are their main objectives, which have allowed AmericanMuscle and ExtremeTerrain to flourish as well and as quickly as they have over the years.



Philly Style BOS Annual Party 2018 “Style in the Land of Oz”

Philly Style BOS Annual Party 2018 “Style in the Land of Oz”

Good Monday Morning, I hope everyone had a beautiful weekend. Speaking of beautiful, I took a break from my summer vacation to cover the gorgeous, glamorous Best of Style Gala on Thursday night. Friday I did a quick blog post on best dressed theme, and what a great theme “Style in the Land of Oz”

Guests enjoyed an array of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts by local “Best of Style” winners, in addition to live entertainment from CTO and an exclusive casino room presented by Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. All proceeds from the casino room will benefit the MGM Resorts Foundation, which is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of others through charitable giving. The 2018 “Best of Style” party is presented by the Delaware Valley Audi Dealers and Audi of America.

There were many many people who looked amazing that I didn’t get to photograph, but the following photos are the people I did capture who embody sophistication, style as well as a serious business side who are creating a buzz in the metropolitan Philadelphia region

Looking stunning Anne Nikolaus  and Lindsay Weiner, special ed teacher has been traveling over the summer visiting Israel and California, but she is looking forward to
seeing the kids soon.
Maxine Bograd and Joseph Bograd
Real Estate, developer working on this game changing project
“LUX Pointe at The Pier”
The First Gated Waterfront Townhome Community in The History of Philadelphia is less than 30 Days from going #LIVE
Call Joseph B. Bograd (267)246-9729 for
pre-construction pricing.
16 Sold thus far

Michael Maglio, custom men’s wear at Domenico and Robin Carter, Real Estate
Kim Frick and Christina DiFulvio had a fabulous summer, but is looking forward to attending
The 2018 Vendemmia Festival in October.

Aida Sparta, guest, Stacey Kracher and Lisa Parker
Ben Cross, Rosemary Connors of NBC10, Alissa Frick, Fox 29 and Tony Frick

Fashion Slayers: Anthony Adams, Drew Carballo, GM Scarpetta Philadelphia, Brandon M. Morrison – Chief Operating Officer – PRDC Properties and Keithington Reed, Stylist

Rahel Solomon, morning anchor at CBS3Philly and Rob Wasserman longtime owner of Rouge, the legendary Rittenhouse Square boîte that Neil Stein opened in 1998,
who recently acquired Twenty Manning and Audrey Claire on 20th Street.

Sara Angus and Murray Angus, CEO Variety
Representative Jared G. Solomon and Tiffani Solomon, director and senior counsel for employment and litigation for Louis Vuitton in New York are about to celebrate their one year anniversary. Ann Catania, Ten Pennies, guest, Terry D’orsio, Lauren Colabelli and Dr. Thanja Hamilton

Lauren Rahman and Celine’s mom gets a night out – Amber-Joi Watkins
Sam Trasatti, personal trainer, Stacey Kennedy and Nazanin Saedi, MD 
Dayna Iman and Laila Iman
Kristin Ciarnella and Carmine Rego got this snazzy suit in NYC
The Power Brokers: John Westrum, who brought his adorable twin daughters with him, Lauren Colabelli, John Colabelli, Publisher, Philadelphia Style Magazine and Councilman Allan Domb

Katie and Meg Westrum are identical twins. Katie is in the green Nicole Miller dress.

Philanthropic couple Dana Spain and Walt Moore

Francesca Ruscio who recently moved to LA to pursue her acting career, returned home to act in the film “Made in Chinatown” which has been filming in our area since the begining of July, and Carla Ruscio

The happiest, most inspirational people in the world:
Thomas Ashley
and Danielle Ashley

Dr. Jason Weigner and Ashley Diliberto, Esq. head out for the after party at Zee Bar. 
I headed home with sweet memories of the Emerald City on my mind.


HughE Around Town: Sean Penn Spotted, Denise Nakano Inked, Billy Joel

HughE Around Town: Sean Penn Spotted, Denise Nakano Inked, Billy Joel

I hope I’m going to see you at East Passyunk’s Car Show today. I hear it’s the only decent day of the week. Let’s see what’s happening around town..

Friday night I went to see Billy Joel at Citizen Bank Park. It was the first time I saw a concert there as I thought the venue was too big. I had seen Bruce Springsteen at the Linc before the Eagles even set foot on the turf, and it was terrible. Since then I hear they’ve adjusted the acoustics. Anywhoo, wow CBP is a great place to see a concert. I really enjoyed it. I love my seats as well in section 139 row 18. Thanks to Nick & Thanuja for my birthday present. In another right place, right time both my affiliates did stories based on social media posts. I really love contributing to CBS3Philly and Fox 29. In fact Friday was my 7th year with Fox29.

I ran into a lot of people at the concert including Marcie & Val, Renee Patrone

and a super nice Philly Chit Chat reader. I wish I had gotten her name. I really appreciate when readers stop me to say hi.

Jeremy Piven stopped by WMMR before his show at Punchline last week. He also had dinner at Wm. Mulherin’s Sons in Fishtown as well.

Actor Sean Penn was spotted at Stratus Lounge last night. DJ Royale keep the crowd grooving all night long

Philly-based performer  A.R.T. is shooting the music video for his first single FRIENDZONE.  Spotted at Pipeline-Dilworth Plaza last week, the musician, several comedians,  and crew gathered to grab shots for the hilarious video inspired  by the 1992 movie “Boomerang” starring Eddie Murphy.  The video will be release in August.

Congrats to Dr. Jennifer N. Caudle on her engagement Thursday night at Parc. The glowing duo was spotted at the fabulous Philly Style Magazine party right afterwards. Now that’s the way to celebrate!!

Happy Birthday to my buddy Geno Vento, who was feted with not one party, but two. Neither of which I could make, which was sad. He did stop by my birthday party last week and I was so happy to see him, and his beau Andre. Get ready to be able to buy Geno’s Hot Sauce, which is now available at Geno’s Steaks. It’s so hot, and delicious, but have a glass of water near by.

NBC10’s anchor Denise Nakano debut her artistic side this weekend after giving her co-anchor, friend weatherman Steve Sosna a charcoal drawing of him and his husband Jonathan D. Lovitz.
While her husband Paul, got a little ink work down himself.

In the lighten up category, I gave Mamma Mia 2 a  halfway thumbs up pass, but after listening to the Onion’s Review I need to lighten up. I think you’ll enjoy it.