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Photos: Les Dames Philadelphia Third Annual Heritage Farm Dinner


On September 23, 2018, Les Dames d’Escoffier Philadelphia hosted their 3rd Annual Heritage Farm Dinner at Bartram’s Garden, which recognizes women for their accomplishments in the food, beverage or hospitality industry.

This year, five women were honored with the Outstanding in Her Field award, including Claire Boasi, Susanna Foo, Aliza Green, Kathleen Mulhern and Judy Wicks. Proceeds from the dinner benefitted the LDEI Scholarship program.
Natanya DiBona and Lynn Buono from Feast Your Eyes

It rained that day, what a shock

Marie Fritz, Pat Nogar and Jacquie Kelly

Elsa Dessberg, Marie Stecher and Dottie Koteski
Donna Cordner, Jacquie Bowman, Lisa Cordner and Judy Wicks Michelle Leff, 12th Street Catering and Ron Stroh, Schulson Collective

Mariella Esposito, Liana Ottaviani, Fran Costigan and Linda Sanost

Chef/author honoree Aliza Green and family
Char Nolan and Marie Fritz
Anyone can attend this dinner, it’s a beautiful evening, great company, and it’s delicious.
Tickets were $140 or $260 a couple
The three course farm dinner will be meticulously put together by members and supporters of Les Dames who have been mentored or influenced by the night’s honorees. The group of chefs include Nick Elmi from Laurel and Lynn Buono from Feast Your Eyes. The menu will incorporate locally sourced ingredients, some from Bartram’s itself.
This is the permanent tent on the grounds of Bartram’s Garden


17 Bridges Filming In Center City, and where they’ll be This Weekend

17 Bridges Filming In Center City, and where they’ll be This Weekend

17 Bridges, the story about a cop ( Chadwick Boseman ) chasing a criminal in Manhattan and closing the 17 bridges that lead into the Big Apple so the criminal (Taylor Kitsch) can be caught, and the women reporter (Sienna Miller) covering the story can fall in love with one of those characters I bet. The film started shooting in Philly 9/24/18 and has been non stop action since. First shooting near 20th and Market, then in the Rittenhouse Square area, before heading to

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the Old City area, as well as the Loft District.

This past week they filmed 3 overnight shoots in Chinatown. Philly is doubling as NYC again, and we’ll take it, and the revenue movies generate for our area. I took these shots on my IPhone as the set PA’s and Security were tight on the No Photo Rule.

Although some of the scenes took place on 10th Street,

most of the action took place in an ally nearby, Appletree Street. Thankfully the weather was
damp, and the movie set didn’t need to be washed down to create that spooky, gritty feel.

Extras walking along Tenth Street to create background and block out the folks eating dinner in those Chinese restaurants.

If You Want to be an extra:

Heery Loftus Casting is looking for background talent for the film, “17 Bridges”
Needed are Men and Women 21-50 Years old, ALL ETHNICITIES, UNION & NON UNION. Shooting in Philadelphia 10/22, 10/23 & 10/24 These are OVER night shoots (meaning Night report time shooting through AM the next day.) You will be needed all three NIGHTS. SAG waiver possible.) If you have worked on the film before please let us know what scene you were in.

Please send photo, phone number to:

Please put “Returning Bridges” in the subject line if you have worked before and “New Bridges” in the subject if you haven’t worked.
Hey Chadwick and Sienna walking from Appletree Street and the Chinese restaurants located there. It’s movie magic cause there are NO eateries on that street. Just houses, and a hotel.

On Saturday Fox 29’s Alex Holley spotted Chadwick Boseman at the Old City Fall Festival.

17 Bridge star Taylor Kitsch was spotted at Cosi on Market Street earlier this week. He posed for photos with a couple fans. Friday and Saturday the production moves to the actual Manhattan for filming. Keep the tips coming, and I’ll keep you informed as well on my social media.

Twitter: @hughe_dillon and Instagram @PhillyChitChat



Own Your Own Grey Gardens On The Mainline

Own Your Own Grey Gardens On The Mainline

The Hat Lady – Michelle Leonard, Mainline Realtor lists A truly special home on the Mainline,
sold as is she clearly states.
202 Clwyd Rd. Bala Cynwyd, PA19004 – Lower Merion School District

Looking for fast closing. Home being sold in as is condition. Please feel free to have inspections in advance. Amazing Stone colonial on quiet tree lines street. This home has grand rooms for entertaining. Beautiful moldings , beautiful windows. This home looks small from the front but is very deep. A truly special home.

Leafy lawn


Grand staircase
You’ll need to ask the owner if the light fixture is included in the “As Is” price
I can honestly say I’ve never seen a bathroom like this
The home needs a little updating, but as the Hat Lady says if you put $250,000 worth of work into the place
it’ll be worth $1.3 to $1.5 million
I love built ins
Bay window

AND an indoor pool

Michelle did tell me that the owner may take some of the furnishings, so this lawnmower might not be included.

Asking $750,000

Michelle Leonard
License #RS165568L
C21 Advantage Gold
(610) 924-7300
Michelle tells me she’s hosting an open house today from 5PM to 6PM