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Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 25 - 2015
Diego Boneta, Carrie Hyman, and Nick D'annunzio

Diego Boneta, Carrie Hyman, and Nick D’annunzio

Siena Tavern Miami Chef Fabio Viviani and co-owners David Rekhson and Luke Stoiff welcomed actor Diego Boneta to the restaurant, where he celebrated his return to music and onscreen with the premiere of his new song Warrior–which will be the theme song for his upcoming mini-series Dovekeepers set to air on CBS this April. The group enjoyed the intimate SOBEWFF Tuscan Trio Dinner hosted by Viviani, Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos.

World champion boxer and actor Lennox Lewis was at the Forge on Tuesday with his wife and a group of friends.

Ken Lowe, head honcho of the Food Network, had dinner at the Forge last Thursday night with a group of twelve. Taking place simultaneously, an ultra-exclusive Chateau Lagrezette Malbec four course Wine Dinner by Chef Christopher Lee.  The dinner was presented by Haute Living magazine and hosted by Alain Dominique Perrin, owner of Chateau Lagrezette, Forge owner, Shareef Malnik and Kamal Hotchandani, CEO of Haute Living.  Special guests included Scottie Pippen, Gabrielle Anwar, and Wayne Chapin.

Joe Jonas was spotted at the SLS South Beach. He spent a couple of nights relaxing at the hotel before heading to New York Fashion Week.

In light of a recent partnership with The Miami HEAT, CGI Merchant Group was honored to announce the attendance of NBA champions Udonis Haslem and Mario Chalmers for the 55 Miracle Mile ribbon-cutting ceremony.

 

Celebrity Sightings

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 11 - 2015

todOver the weekend, actress Goldie Hawn paid a visit to Seaspice restaurant on the Miami River, arriving and departing by boat along with two other ladies.

Celebrity chef Todd English took a tour of SooWoo Miami with owner and chef Bok An on Sunday.  Joe Jonas was spotted at LIV late Sunday night.

Wall Miami hosted the Model Beach Volleyball kickoff event with DJ Irie, Lenny Kravitz, Billionaire Avi “Vivi” Nevo and actor Pauly Shore.

Miami’s own and Grammy nominated rapper Rick Ross celebrated his 39th birthday at Wall Miami last week, with friends including DJ Mr. Mauricio. The now svelte rapper drank and others at his table drank lots of vodka, champagne and tequila from cups bearing Ross’ face.

At 1am super producer DJ Tiesto joined the celebration and took over the Dj booth for a quick set. The party went until after 4 am.

 

 Love TrainMural Arts Love Letter Love Train

Mural Arts celebrates the five-year anniversary of its landmark Love Letter project and marriage equality in Pennsylvania with the final iteration of Love Train on Sunday, February 8, 2015 from noon to 3 p.m. Jump on for a privately chartered, slow-speed, guided tour of the 50 rooftop murals along the Market-Frankford SEPTA line in West Philadelphia, painted by artist Stephen Powers and ICY Signs. The Honorable Daniel J. Anders, Philadelphia’s first openly gay male judge, will wed one same-sex couple aboard the train during the Love Letter tour. A sparkling catered dessert reception will follow at Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Love Train 2015 is a one-of-a-kind, can’t-miss ride. Book your tickets now to witness a landmark moment in Philadelphia’s LGBTQ history! Visit: muralarts.org or call 215.925.3633, ext. 16. Tickets: $35 per person, $60 per couple Space is limited and tickets are nontransferable.  Check in at 11:30 a.m. Tour leaves promptly at noon.

 

 

 

Simon’s Soiree – An Event for the Heartsimon

On Saturday, February 7, Simon’s Fund will host over 450 attendees for the sixth annual Simon’s Soiree. The premiere sold out event will raise over $200,000 to bring awareness about the warning signs and conditions that can lead to sudden cardiac arrest and death in children. Guests will be treated to cocktails, dinner and auction items benefiting Simon’s Fund. Award winning sportscaster Michael Barkann will serve as Master of Ceremonies. The Protect This Heart Award will be presented to Dr. Frank Marchlinski and to NCAA basketball star Allan Chaney; for more information or to donate visit: www.simonsfund.org.

 

 

 

Shop_For_Chop_Eblast_jpegShop for CHOP

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia announces Shop for CHOP, a regional program to benefit the Friends of CHOP. Shop for CHOP will occur on February 5 through 7 at 19 independent retailers throughout the greater Philadelphia region who will donate up to 20 percent of proceeds to the Friends of CHOP. Shop for CHOP is a preview for Cheers for CHOP, the 1,000-person fundraiser for the Friends of CHOP that will be held on February 28 at The Valley Forge Casino Resort with a special performance by Salt-N-Pepa. Shop for CHOP is intended to raise funds for the hospital while directing Cheers attendees and the public, towards an edited collection of the region’s best independent retailers for cocktail attire and accessories.

Participating retailers include:

Atelier, 1921 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

Barbara Ellick, 705 Montgomery Avenue, Narberth

Bedazzled, 218 South Newtown Street Road, Newtown Square

Ella’s Grove, 876 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr

First Impressions, 470 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill

Gabrielle, 200 Monument Road, Bala Cynwyd

Henry A. Davidsen, 1701 Spruce Street, Second floor, Philadelphia

Hope Chest, 1937 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

Joan Shepp, 1811 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

Julie’s Bottega, 156 Montgomery Avenue, Bala Cynwyd

Knit Wit, 905 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr

Knit Wit, 1729 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

Puttin’ On The Ritz, 470 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill

Rowen, 105 North Narberth Avenue, Narberth

Sheridan Square, 360 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station

Skirt, 931 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr

Sophy Curson, 122 South 19th Street, Philadelphia

Third Street Habit, 153 North Third Street, Philadelphia

Wayne Edwards Workshop, 1710 Sansom Street, Second floor, Philadelphia (Feb 10-17)

 

Annual Nest Tweetheart Socialtweet

On Friday, February 13, join the annual Nest Tweetheart Social benefiting PAWS, a pre-Valentine’s party for families from 4:00 to 6:30p.m. The guests will be treated to hors d’oeuvres from Private Chef Chris Gouty, a candy bar and photo booth. Children will make “love potion” jars to take home, snack on heart shaped Rice Krispy treats, dance in the upstairs party room and meet loveable animals available for adoption through PAWS (who will be held in a private room). A silent auction will benefit PAWS.  Wine and beer will be served for adults. Guests are requested to bring any of the following items to donate to PAWS: bleach, laundry detergent, paper towels, heavy duty trash bags, clay cat litter, Kong brand dog toys, canned dog, cat and kitten food (no dry food please), cat and kitten toys, fleece blankets, new or used dog crates and carriers of all sizes. TICKETS: $35 per family; $30 for basic and green Nest members. Nest purple members can attend at no charge, but a donation for PAWS is requested. Tickets are available at www.nestphilly.com. Discounted parking is available at the EZ Park lots at 1309 Locust Street and 1213-1219 Walnut Street.

 

 

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 4 - 2015

evaOn Friday, January 23, Hip-Hop and R&B icons T.I. and Ne-Yo, who have collaborated on a new single “One More,” off of Ne-Yo’s forthcoming LP, Non-Fiction, were spotted dining at The Forge’s coveted private dining room, Board Room.  The artists enjoyed an evening of laughter, good food and the sounds of resident DJ, Maxwell Blandford with a group of close friends. Eva Longoria was spotted having lunch at Makoto, Bal Harbour, with a group of friends.

 

Garrett Getlin Snider Foundation and Vetri Foundation for Children

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On January - 24 - 2015
John Colabelli, Jeff Benjamin, Garrett Snider, Marc Vetri

John Colabelli, Jeff Benjamin, Garrett Snider, Marc Vetri

 

On Wednesday, January 21, the Garrett Getlin Snider Foundation, the Vetri Foundation for Children and Philadelphia’s top VIPs, philanthropists and chefs gathered at the Rittenhouse Hotel for a very special evening hosted by Garrett Snider, to benefit Vetri Foundation for Children. Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, while learning about the Vetri Foundation’s “Eatiquette” program. “Eatiquette” helps schools provide healthy, scratch made meals while working within the federal guidelines for the National School Lunch Program. Students eat family style, allowing them to practice life skills such as teamwork, communication, manners and portion control while receiving fresh, nutritious lunches; For more information, visit www.vetrifoundation.org. Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On January - 15 - 2015

mileyThe National YoungArts Foundation’s annual Backyard Ball on January 10, raised more than $1.7 million to directly support the organization’s contributions to the artistic development of talented young artists from around the nation.  Master teachers such as James Caan, Phylicia Rashad, Jeff Koons, Sylvia Plachy, Livingston Taylor, Tierney Sutton, Rebecca Walker, Desmond Child and Carrie Mae Weems, worked with 170 YoungArts finalists during the week leading up to the ball and attended the party on the YoungArts campus.

Belvedere Vodka recently hosted a star-studded poolside party for Jeremy Scott’s book launch hosted by fashion house Moschino at The Thompson Hotel Miami Beach. Over 400 guests attended including Miley Cyrus, A$AP Rocky,  Nicky Hilton, Mr. Brainwash and Flaming Lips front man, Wayne Coyne. Robert Pattison, girlfriend FKA twigs and four other friends dined at Katsuya at SLS South Beach.

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