Saturday: Prost! The 7th Annual Ardmore Oktoberfest

Saturday: Prost! The 7th Annual Ardmore Oktoberfest

“Dust off your lederhosen and dirndls, and get ready to ring in Oktoberfest season on the Main Line,” said Ardmore Initiative Executive Director Christine Vilardo. “Ardmore may be thousands of miles away from the epicenter of celebrations in Europe but don’t be fooled. This Main Line town throws an Oktoberfest that rivals the best!”


Prost! The 7th Annual Ardmore Oktoberfest returns to Cricket Avenue on Saturday, September 23, 2017, from 2:00pm to 8:00pm. Downtown Ardmore will be transformed into a Bavarian wonderland complete with traditional German fare, brews, music and a brand-new VIP experience. McCloskey’s Tavern, John Henry’s Pub and Jack McShea’s will serve bratwurst, sauerkraut, pretzels with obatzda, potato pancakes, pierogies and more. McCloskey’s Tavern will tap nine beer and cider selections featuring local and seasonal favorites.


Live music will include The O’Fenders and the James D. Oompah Band. Family fun will include cookie decorating, pumpkin painting, arts and crafts, and face painting. Admission to Ardmore Oktoberfest is free with food and drink pay-as-you-go. Age verification wristbands are a $1.00 donation for those 21 and up (with identification). Tickets are also available for a new Tired Hands Brewing Company VIP beer garden for only $50 each. For VIP tickets and more information, visit www.ardmoreoktoberfest.com or call (610) 645-0540.


New for 2017, Ardmore Oktoberfest will offer an exclusive VIP ticket for $50 that gives the ticket holder access to the Tired Hands Brewing Company VIP Beer Garden. Enjoy an exclusive tented area to enjoy food and beer not offered to the general public – with the added benefit of shorter lines and less waiting. VIP ticket comes with four beers – including a rarity from Tired Hands not available to the public – plus unlimited soft drinks and water, light German-inspired fare, and a limited edition cup. VIPs can also use their beer tickets at VIP skip lines at the main beer truck outside the special tent.

Ardmore Oktoberfest is organized by Ardmore Initiative with local Ardmore restaurants and businesses, with support from Oktoberfest‘s Presenting Sponsor McCloskey’s Tavern. Tired Hands Brewing Company is the official sponsor of the first-ever VIP beer garden.

Ardmore Oktoberfest is the perfect example of businesses working together to create a unique experience for our residents and visitors,” added Vilardo. “This is one of Ardmore’s popular events with nearly 5,000 people attending last year. I am not certain that McCloskey’s Tavern and John Henry’s Pub knew how popular this event would become when they hosted the first Ardmore Oktoberfest in 2011.”


Pixs: WeWork Celebrates Their 1st Anniversary on Walnut Street

WeWork Walnut Street celebrated their One Year Anniversary of their coworking-space in the glass-sheathed building 15th and Walnut Streets above the space occupied by the Cheesecake Factory.

WeWork started in 2010, “we wanted to build more than beautiful, shared office spaces. We wanted to build a community. A place you join as an individual, ‘me’, but where you become part of a greater ‘we’. A place where we’re redefining success measured by personal fulfillment, not just the bottom line. Community is our catalyst. “DSC_0376 (Custom)
Guests headed to the roof deck to enjoy the festivities. WeWork
Guests included many of the workers who call WeWork their office, as well as their friends. DSC_0438 (Custom)including man’s best friend.

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There’s a free beer tap and fruit water at WeWork

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Check out these photos of the space from Office Lovin

Thanks to PhillyChitChat’s Kat Stull for shooting this event.


City Fitness Logan Square Sneak Preview and Celebration

Opening on Monday, September 11, 2017 –  City Fitness Logan Square is CEO/President Ken Davies’  first Signature Club, occupying the entire second floor of The Sterling building on 18th and JFK Boulevard. At 40,000 square feet, City Fitness Logan Square is the largest dedicated fitness facility in Greater Center City Philadelphia. Last week City Fitness held a sneak preview party, and then celebrated the premier fitness clubs 10th Anniversary.

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Andi Pescov, Cushman & Wakefield (she helped orchestrate the deal for this property) and Erica Schiffman, Cushman & Wakefield

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Elle Wilson, City Fitness, tells me that at least once a week someone tells her she looks like Kim Kardashian, as I had.

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Michael Rowlands and Brad Richia

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They’ll have the usual gym equipment (cardio machines, strength-training equipment), as well as an Olympic lifting platforms.

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There’s a dedicated hot yoga studio with infrared heat, along with five more group-fitness classrooms. There will be about 100 group-fitness classes per week at City Fitness Logan. City Fitness
The CF Workspace concept is inspired by co-working spaces, with high speed internet, a multi-functional printer, charging stations, soundproof phone booths and of course coffee

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Thrive: Small group training allows for a greater, more cost-effective reach compared to traditional one-on-one training. That said, it can also be a challenge to operate. Thrive focuses on an efficient model for semi-private training and programming that maximizes the growth of a training department.

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Guests can schedule time for specialized massage chairs to wind down after an exhilarating work out

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City Fitness Logan opens on Monday to early bird folks who registered, and it opens to the public October 1, but right now you can stop by and tour now. As for the folks who registered under the special $10 or $1 registration, make your appointments now and people with appointments through Sunday are strongly encouraged to come in through the weekend and activate their passes to avoid a wait on Monday. People cannot workout until they activate a pass (waivers, etc.) Over 2500 people registered so act now.
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Then we headed up to the roof to continue City Fitness’ 10th Anniversary PartyCity Fitness

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I’m excited to be working with City Fitness, and attending this gym.

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Every since I covered the opening of the Spring Garden gym 10 years ago, I was impressed with the work out ethic and equipment; I thought I hope some day they open one near my house. I literally signed up for the $10 pass back in July before they approached me to work on a promotion partnership with them.


Dogs To Put A Smile On Your Face – Yappy Hour at Aqimero

The 2nd Yappy Hour at Aqimero took place Tuesday at the latin inspired restaurant in the Ritz Carlton, and didn’t disapoint as many guests brought their dogs.


From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., guests enjoyed Aqimero’s lush ambiance and happy hour cocktail menu (margaritas, mojitos, wines by the glass, draught beers and draught beers) as well as some adorable drinks made especially for the event like the “Berry Good Boy” (made with muddled strawberries and Manatawny Stillworks’ Three Bitches Vodka [At Manatawny Still Works we love our dogs. A portion of all proceeds from our Three Bitches Vodka sales go to No-kill animal shelters ]). Guests “Yappy Hour” include fresh oysters, guacamole and wild mushroom flatbread.

Marla McDermott, President of The Walnut Club brought her dogs as well as members of The Walnut Club to the Yappy Hour

Brenda Nguyen, and Dara Von Small, with Sorsha

Laura Baker, Erica Wexler and Tia Johnson


Parthenia Moore and Adrian Shackelford

Emily Terpak, Stephanie Smith, Sarah Brand, and Olivia Capone Myers


Amber Emory and Aiyana (dog)

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Chrissy Dress and adorable Lola Von Dress


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Flavia Colgan, Jill Marple McCabe, and Jennifer Romberger

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A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the nonprofit Hemlock Edge Rescue, which is dedicated to rescuing homeless, abandoned and abused animals. Representatives from the organization will be on site with a few adorable puppies that will be available for adoption.

Thanks to Talya Hailey for shooting this for Philly Chit Chat


Millésimé & Ligne Roset & Arclinea Kitchens Hosts a fundraiser Cocktail Party

Ligne Roset Philadelphia celebrated community and the good work done by Need in Deed and Vetri Community Partnership at a private event hosted on Thursday evening, June 1, 2017 at their Old City location (33 N. 2nd Street). To honor the occasion, they auctioned off two Ottoman armchairs designed by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, with special Masai upholstery by Raf Simons. 100% of the silent auction proceeds will go directly to these local charities. Both organizations are doing incredibly important work for the youth of Philadelphia.

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Located in Old City 33 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Millésimé & Ligne Roset & Arclinea design showroom represents a collection of modern and contemporary furniture, lighting, kitchens and accessories for residential and commercial use. The Millésimé team provides expertise to architects, designers and individual clients.

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Zac Sivertsen and Megan Sivertsen

Alex Freedman and Ilana Liss

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Vetri Cooking Lab is an out-of-school-time program for students in 4th through 6th grade that focuses on cooking, nutrition and food education featuring STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) core concepts.

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Toyin Ajayi-Frankel and Andy Frankel

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At Millésimé, I seek to inspire, connect and impact my client’s lives through curated collections of expertly crafted furniture, lighting, accessories and one-of-a-kind artwork. I’d love to share my vison and collections with you. Please contact me directly or visit our new showroom in Old City. – Jinous Kazemi

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Ruth Snyderman and Rick Snyderman of the Snyderman-Works Galleries
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Heidi Nivling-Becker, Larry Becker, and Kimberly Kirn

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10% of all purchases during June 1-7 went to benefit the two worthy charities Need in Deed and Vetri Community Partnership

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