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Tuesday ToDo: Jordan Matthews, Village People Sing, Fashion Events

It’s Tuesday, I forgot a few ChitChat items yesterday and thought I’d do another column today. Plus added a few Tuesday – ToDo listing events that are upcoming.

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Congrats to former Eagles player Jordan Matthews and his new wife Cheyna Matthews (an American soccer player who plays as a forward for Washington Spirit in the NWSL) on their wedding, which took place in Nashville this past weekend.
A few of Jordan’s former Eagles teammates Trey Burton, Zach Ertz, Jordan Hicks, and Chris Maragos headed out to celebrate the new couple.


Congrats to Rocky on his new baby sister who will arrive in July. Larry Bradley and Kristin Huxta Bradley are pretty excited too. Kristin is Director of Communications, East for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, and used to be a Cashman girl a few years back.


Thanks to Schulson Collection for their generous donation to Komen Philadelphia. In October they sold a cocktail in to raise funds in the name of fighting breast cancer, called “Pink Lady”. Michael Schulson and Nina Tinari Schulson hosted a luncheon for leaders, and volunteers of Komen Philadelphia at Double Knot last week to present the check.


The venerable Joan Sheep boutique is hosting their annual Women of Style & Substance celebration tomorrow night. Fashionistas, business leaders and trail blazing women will be honored at the annual event, which is open to the public.

 


Speaking of fashion, it’s that time again for the Philly Fashion Week to kick off a series of the most talented Philadelphia fashionable designers in Philly. The first event is 8PM Wednesday with the Lux Street Wear Show at 2300 Arena , 2300 S Swanson St., Philadelphia, PA 19148. Check out the website for more info. Philly Fashion Week


Our Night Out, a fun LGBTQ networking event is next Tuesday at Cinder 1500 Locust Street. Enjoy lite bites, and a cash bar while meeting a greeting with new friends.

 


Did you get your tickets yet for the Philly Flower Show. Don’t forget to dance the night away at  Flowers after Hours with the Village People and DJ Robert Drake on Saturday March 3.

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ChitChat: Nonna Appearance, Sweet Hearts Ball, Carson Wentz & Eagles Fans

Happy Presidents Day. Now I know:

Is there an apostrophe in Presidents Day?
Some people prefer there to be no apostrophe, Presidents Day, arguing that the day is for presidents but not belonging to them. Some people prefer the apostrophe before the “s,” President’s Day, arguing that since the official holiday is Washington’s Birthday clearly there is only a single president in mind.

Nonna
Let’s see what’s happening around town….


Friday Mike “Rupert” Moore, GM of Choppers Hatchet House of Cherry Hill,  ran into Carson Wentz at the PHL Airport, on his way to the National Axe Throwing Championships, which took place on Sunday in BATL-Toronto East.Tickets for Carwon Wentz’ celebrity softball charity game just went on sale last week. It takes place at Citizen Bank on June 1. Tickets are now on sale for the Foundation Charity Softball Get your tickets at


Speaking of great guys, an Eagles fan lost his wallet celebrating the Eagles winning the Super Bowl a week ago. Another super Eagles fan found the wallet, mailed it back priority, insured to the owner of the wallet – anonymously, fully intact.

Nonna
Friday, Mike and I headed to the The Louis Bluver Theater Drake to see Inis Nua Theatre Company  presents Alan Harris’ Love, Lies and Taxidermy  Directed by Tom Reing From Wales making it’s American Premiere. The acting was amazing, the staging was creative, the story was a snippet of life, dating and an ice cream truck.


On Saturday I stopped by James Philadelphia Restaurant to shoot a few new dishes from their new brunch menu, before heading to Joan Shepp’s for

Brunch at James Philadelphia every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm and enjoy $5 Mimosas, $5 Bloody Mary, or $25 Bottles of Champagne! make your reservation here: http://jamesphiladelphia.com/


For the book launch party for Nonna Makes a Salad held at the Rittenhouse boutique Joan Shepp.

Written by Hunter Fike, Illustrated by Denise Fike and Published by Eddie Keels

The party featured readings every half-hour, Cupcakes by Ruth and family friendly snacks, and fashion illustrations by Denise Fike – PS Nonna. Best of all, you can pick up a signed copy of the new book to take home and enjoy over and over, and 10 percent of all sales benefit the Ronald McDonald House. Check out Philly Family Magazine for a great story on Nonna Makes a Salad.

Last week, on the eve of Valentine’s Day, February 13, 2018, Shop Sixty Five hosted a Valentine’s Day shopping event at their Rittenhouse location. Guests enjoyed complimentary cocktails, lite hors d’oeuvres, and music provided by DJ Adam Rush. Ten percent of all proceeds were donated to the Nicoletti Kidney Transplant Center at Jefferson University Hospital.

Photography by Al B For Photography See more photos from this event at Philly Style Magazine

The Children’s Heart Foundation held their annual Sweet Hearts Ball last week at Vie, the sold out event raised $177,000 for congenital heart defect research

The CHOP Cardiac Center doctors and support staff at the Sweet Hearts Ball
Next big fundraiser for CHOP happens at Valley Forge Casino on February 24, 2018
Cheers for CHOP is hosted by the Friends of CHOP


Author, noted jazz drummer and vocalist Bruce Klauber will sign copies of his critically acclaimed new book, “Reminiscing in Tempo: Farewell and Recollections of Showbiz, Jazz and Drums,” at Head House Books, 619 South Second Street in the Old City section of Philadelphia on Sunday, February 25 at 5:00pm. For more information, call Head House Books at 215-923-9525, email sales@headhousebooks.com, or visit Head House on the web at www.headhousebooks.com.


See you back here tomorrow for ToDo Tuesday, a list of upcoming events, plus the latest exciting party I’ve shot.

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Friday Chit Chat: Larry Kane Disapproves of Jason Kelce , Glass Movie

Friday Chit Chat: Larry Kane Disapproves of Jason Kelce Paddle Boards Plus more Philly Chit Chat


M Night Shyamalan Glass production has come back into town to film a few scenes. This week they took over Parc Restaurant in Rittenhouse Square where they filmed for two days. One day was strictly inside, and on Thursday they filmed scenes with extras walking along the sidewalk giving the background life. Casting for these scenes are being done by Heery Loftus Casting.

Next up for Heery Loftus Casting they’re looking for athletic young actors for a new film. “The Nomads.” “The Nomads” is based on a true story aout an inner city HS rugby team. Looking for young men , age 18-20, all ethnicities, union or non-union. These are LEADING ROLES- ideally, looking for guys who have played HS football or rugby. All roles are PAID positions. Shooting will be in the PHILADELPHIA area, beginning in Mid- April 2018.

And I’ve already mentioned that Creed 2 will begin filming in later March


Sweet memories Nelson Agholor brought his Eagles teammates to PDQ Fresh Food to celebrate their Super Bowl Win.


Larry Kane didn’t F’ing agree with Jason Kelce’s speech speech last week. I think Larry and the sports commentary in NYC are in the minority. Sometimes sh*t has to be said to get the point across, and Jason connected with real Philly


Speaking of the Super Bowl Parade last Thursday Jason Kelce wore a mummers outfit to the Eagles Super Bowl Parade last Thursday


This week Jason Kelce wore swimming trunks while visiting former Eagles teammate Connor Barwin at his home in Mailibu. Connor’s wife Laura Barwin posted this photo on Instagram Stories on Valentine’s Day.

Lamar Odom was in town this week for a funeral. He stopped by La Salle on Tuesday to give sage advice to the young college basketball players. Later in the evening he had dinner at Del Frisco’s


The next night, Valentine’s Day, Alex Holley caught this lucky couple’s engagement. She said YES!!


There was another engagement on Thursday night on the steps at Del Frisco


Congrats to Christina Sioutis as  Paul Egonopoulos popped the question at the Philly Heliport! It was after a gorgeous sunset helicopter ride. We went everywhere we went on our first date afterwards (nineteen, opa, and ended with a big surprise party at the Ritz with all our family and friends) so fun!! Looking forward to a big Greek wedding in October. 🇬🇷😁


Hope to see you tomorrow at Joan Shepp’s for a meet and greet with Hunter Fike, Denise Fike and Eddie Keels and their new book – “Nonna Makes a Salad,”

‘Nonna Makes a Salad’ Book Launch at Joan Shepp

February 17, noon — 4 pm

1811 Chestnut St., Philadelphia

 

Come for the debut of this super stylish and imaginative book created by local author Hunter Fike, local artist Denise Fike, and Philly Current publisher Eddie Keels. The party will feature readings, a fun family photo booth, light bites, and live one-of-a-kind fashion illustrations by Denise Fike. Best of all you can pick up a signed copy of the new book to take home and enjoy over and over!