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August 2018


What You’re Going to Eat and Drink at Made In America 2018

What You’re Going to Eat and Drink at Made In America 2018

Late Thursday construction workers were in full on mode getting Made In America ready for this weekends Two Day Music Festival on the Parkway. This year Budweiser bailed on the sponsorship, so I was curious what they were going to serve. Coors Light 24oz for $13, Corona 24oz for $14 and a lot of JayZ’s brand D’Usse Cocktails (Water $4, Soda $5)

MADE IN AMERICA custom D’USSÉ® cocktails will be featured at both specialty and full-service bars. The festival will feature nine different D’USSÉ cocktails, showcasing the versatility of cognac and allowing guests to sample the delicious spirit. Cocktails will include the popular D’USSÉ and Lemonade, D’USSÉ “Long Island” Iced Tea, D’USSÉ Watermelon Cooler, D’USSÉ Paradise, D’USSÉ Strawberry Lemonade, D’USSÉ Painkiller, D’USSÉ Sunray, D’USSÉ The Coco and the D’USSÉ Peachtree. These cocktails will be sold exclusively at the festival at over 20 bars around the grounds throughout the two days.

Ciroc will also be on hand for specialty drinks

You want food, a pizza slice is going to set you back $7, a personal pie $15
Mac & Cheese 8, but for a few more dollars you can get Lobster Mac at $14
Don’t forget to visit the Cause Village. Stop by and see Mural Arts, The William Way Center, the ACLU and lots of other good causes
Fruit Smoothies on a hot day, only $7
They’ll be a lot more food on hand, including McDonald’s, and Philly Cheese Steaks
The Cow and the Curd ditched their food truck this year, and settled into the food court.

Taco Tuesday is now on Saturday & Sunday

The Ferris Wheel is back, as well as the swings, but don’t plan on playing on the Van Colln Playground, it’s newly installed and fenced in to keep it in pristine condition.  I did see lots of fun festival play areas, including a “Sip & Paint” area where you enjoy your cocktail while creating art work. Remember to drink a lot of water, along with your other cocktails. There are several water stations you should be visiting through out the day so you can stay hydrated.  Check out these news sites for in-depth coverage and tips for you to survive
Have an awesome time, I can’t wait to see your photos.

NFL Kickoff 2018: Sheinelle Jones and Al Roker In Philly, NFL Experience Events, Free Rides

Sheinelle Jones Returns, Eagles Kickoff Goodies, Gloria Allred & Leslie Odom

Comcast NBCUniversal is joining NFL Kickoff 2018 with coverage from morning to night on Thursday September 6th culminating in the Eagles v Falcons game on NBC.

In a cross-company “Countdown to Kickoff” we will have NBC News’ TODAY and CNBC’s Jim Cramer broadcasting live from the Comcast Center Plaza in downtown Philadelphia starting at 7 a.m. The Vince Lombardi Trophy – its first stop as it makes its way around the city throughout the day – the Sunday Night Football bus, special guests, and more will all be featured during the day. Head on down to the Comcast Plaza to be an audience member:

  • TODAY: Al Roker and Sheinelle Jones will broadcast LIVE from 7:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m. ET. The Vince Lombardi Trophy – its first stop as it makes its way around the city throughout the day – the Sunday Night Football bus, special guests and more will all be featured throughout the program.
  • Squawk on the Street: CNBC’s Jim Cramer will joinhis co-anchors Carl Quintanilla and David Faber, who are live from Post 9 at the New York Stock Exchange, for the 9:00-10:00 a.m. ET hour.
  • Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer:CNBC’s Jim Cramer will host Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer from 4:00-5:30 p.m. ET, taking questions from the audience. Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer airs on CNBC weeknights at 6 p.m. ET.************************
  • Also happening Thursday to Celebrate the NFL Kick OffThe 2018 NFL Kickoff Experience will take place at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing on Thursday, September 6, 2018. Come by at Noon to re-watch the Eagles’ epic Super Bowl win with fellow fans, and enjoy appearances by Eagles legends, an opportunity to win tickets to the Eagles’ Thursday night Kickoff game, your chance to win tickets to Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta. Gates to the festival area will open at 10:00AM, and the event is scheduled to conclude at 8:00PM.  The NFL Kickoff Experience is a day-long festival celebrating the start of the NFL season and giving fans another opportunity to celebrate the Super Bowl Champion Eagles.  Events and activities for fans will include:
    • Appearances by Eagles Legends throughout the day
    • Super Bowl LII re-watch party (Noon)
    • Performance by country duo LOCASH (3 PM)
    • Performance by Pennsylvania-born Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Daya (4 PM)
    • Viewing of America’s Game – The Story of the Super Bowl LII Champions (5 PM)
    • Headline concert by multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes (6 PM)NFL Kickoff Experience is free to attend, and no tickets are required.  Fans are encouraged to visit for additional information, and to sign up for NFL Kickoff – Fan Mobile Pass at for their all-access pass to Kickoff Experience and a chance to win prizes, including tickets to the Eagles’ Kickoff game or to Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta.Guests are advised that the Eagles v. Falcons game on September 6, 2018 WILL NOT be broadcasted at the NFL Kickoff Experience.


Miller Lite Free Rides® Available on Broad Street Line for Eagles Home Opener From 4 p.m. to Midnight

 PHILADELPHIA (September 3, 2018) – Coming off a win in the Big Game, and for the sixth consecutive season, the Original Light Beer is providing free rides on SEPTA’s Broad Street Line to Eagles fans for the home opener on Thursday, Sept. 6.

Miller Lite, in partnership with SEPTA and Muller Inc., will sponsor free rides on the Broad Street Line between 4 p.m. and midnight for the Eagles-Falcons game, which kicks off at 8:20 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 at Lincoln Financial Field.

Since this partnership began in 2013, Miller Lite has provided more than 230,000 Free Rides to Eagles fans.

“Following their winning season, we want Eagles fans to continue to Celebrate Responsibly,” said Diane Wagner, alcohol responsibility manager for MillerCoors. “We’re proud to partner with SEPTA and Muller Inc. for the sixth year in a row to offer football fans transportation on their first home game of the season.”

Fans traveling to the Eagles home opener can access Free Rides on Thursday, September 6 from 4 p.m. to midnight. SEPTA’s Broad Street Line travels from Center City Philadelphia to Lincoln Financial Field, providing fans with easy transfers from SEPTA’s buses, Regional Rail trains, the Market-Frankford Line and PATCO. Lincoln Financial Field is served by NRG Station. More information about SEPTA Sports Express Service is available online at


“The Free Rides program, courtesy of two of our great partners Miller Lite and SEPTA, has been providing safe and convenient transportation to our home opener for years now,” said Philadelphia Eagles President Don Smolenski. “We are pleased that Eagles fans will have the opportunity to take advantage of this special offer once again, as we prepare to kick off the 2018 NFL season at Lincoln Financial Field on Thursday, September 6.”

During the 2018-2019 professional football season, Miller Lite Free Rides will also be offered in Atlanta and discounted Uber rides will be available in in Charlotte, NC; Chicago; Cincinnati; Green Bay, WI and Nashville, TN. For more information, visit




Haute Fashion as the Temperatures Soar In The Final Days of “Summer”

Haute Fashion as the Temperatures Soar In The Final Days of “Summer”Soar
I don’t know about you, but I love to soak up the last days of August, outside whenever possible, and I want it to be hot, the dog days of summer.

I thought I’d go out and see how our neighbors were handling the heat.
I try and photograph people from the front, but this women I couldn’t catch up with. I loved her floral skirt, embroidered top, and little black purse, but her most important fashion accessory had to be that gigantic bottle of water she was carrying.

In fact James the mailman, told me that the most important thing to do on a hot day is to keep cool by staying hydrated as well as dressing comfortably. If you see James in the Rittenhouse Square area, tell him hi. After photographing people, I headed into the neighborhood to photograph window boxes, another favorite thing to do in August as everything is in full bloom.
I photographed in the area of Rittenhouse Square as I feel that 18th and Walnut Sts. is the style center of downtown.

I sure miss the days when Big Rube and I would go shooting way back when he began his now retired column in the Daily News.
It’s a different skill to photograph people without asking their permission, and also catching them before they see youas you want them in the moment, candid and comfortable

I love everything about her


Haute Fashion

Hot fashion
Hat Fashion
Chef Georges Perrier heading for lunch
Keep cool my friends, it’s going to be another hot one today.