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Philly Socialholic: 2018 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show: Wonders of Water

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 28 - 2018

The time has come and the wait is over, the 2018 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, “Wonders of Water,” will celebrate the beauty and life-sustaining interplay of horticulture and water, on March 3 to 11, 2018, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. America’s leading floral and garden designers will create tropical jungles, temperate forests, native woodlands and arid landscapes, showcasing the astounding plants that thrive in each environment, from exquisite orchids and flowering vines to luminescent desert blooms. Guests will enter the show under a canopy of exotic flowers, and marvel at a modernistic, multi-level bamboo waterfall. An ever-shifting rain curtain will guide guests over a “suspended” rope bridge, and through a brilliant green rainforest. The Philadelphia Flower Show has been honored as the best event in the world by the International Festivals & Events Association, competing with events such as the Kentucky Derby Festival, Tournament of Roses Parade, Indianapolis 500 Festival, and other international celebrations. For more information about the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show and to purchase tickets, visit, and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Immerse yourself in the “Wonders of Water”.  Hours of the 2018 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show: Saturday, March 3, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. , Sunday, March 4,  8 a.m. to 9 p.m.,  Monday-Friday, March 5-9: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and finally, Saturday, March 10, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, March 11, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.



Midtown Village shines a bit more this season with the addition of TINSEL a Christmas themed pop-up bar presented by Teddy Sourias and Craft Concepts Group. This wonderland of Christmas crazy comes complete with a Krampus Room as well as a stocked-up bar of delicious seasonal cocktails and drafts. Tinsel will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 2:00 p.m. to Midnight, and Sunday Noon to 5:00 p.m. Tinsel will offer happy hour specials Tuesday through Friday 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.



Puyero Venezuelan Flavor Holiday Menu

Puyero Venezuelan Flavor has debuted their new holiday menu offerings and they are delicious. If you are in the mood for some real comfort food let Puyero Venezuelan spoil you. The tequeños are to die for as well as the yuca frita. As a traditional holiday treat the team has put together a menu of hallacas, pan de jamon, ponche de crema, and soul warming hot chocolate.This adorable place is a neighborhood gem great for families and friends. For more information visit:


Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents this annual juried Craft Show as a fundraiser for the Museum. Over the last 40 years more than $12 million in proceeds went to the Museum. The impact of the Show can be seen throughout the Museum with Craft Show funds used to purchase or support hundreds of items and improvements and renovations and programs including the Art Splash family program, and special exhibitions. The Show offers visitors the unique opportunity to speak with each of the 195 of the country’s finest craft artists, and to learn about and purchase their one-of-a-kind works, including: glass, baskets, jewelry, both wearable and decorative fiber, metal, paper, leather, furniture, ceramic, wood, and mixed media. ADMISSION IS $18 FOR A ONE-DAY PASS OR $25 FOR A TWO-DAY PASS. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT: HTTP://WWW.PMACRAFTSHOW.ORG/ OR TO PURCHASE TICKETS VISIT: HTTP://WWW.PHILAMUSEUM.ORG/CALENDAR/?KEYWORD=CRAFTSHOW 




Shoo Fry will be serving a Thanksgiving Poutine to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. All proceeds from the Thanksgiving Poutine will be donated to CHOP; The Thanksgiving Poutine special is $10 and features turkey, stuffing, cheese curds, gravy and cranberry sauce on your choice of sweet potato tots or classic tots or French fries. Visit Shoo Fry in Rittenhouse or Fishtown during the month of November.






The Beaux Arts Ball 

The Beaux Arts Ball is a masquerade tradition stretching back to the middle ages in Italy and France, and possibly even older. Guests who attend the joyous festivities go all-out with black tie regalia, high fashion, and masquerade costumes. This year’s theme is: THE ART OF THE MASK.
On Friday, November 10, INVINCIBLE resurrects this epic gala, and they are opening their doors for an iconic evening or Art, Music, Food and Drink in benefit of Penn Radiation Oncology’s Quality of Life Program. Penn Medicine’s Department of Radiation Oncology is dedicated to providing patient-centered care by offering the most innovative and targeted cancer treatments in an environment that promotes an overall experience of healing. The Quality of Life Program, strengthens that mission by offering integrative therapies to improve an overall sense of health and wellness to patients and their caregivers. Further they will be supporting the Jack Brewer Foundation’s Hurricane Relief Efforts.

Artists from across the Philadelphia area will have works on exhibit with a portion of the proceeds going to the above-mentioned charities. The tradition of the Beaux Arts Ball holds that professions of architecture and law attend, but we invite all Philadelphians who appreciate the arts to join us in a melee of lavish costumes, dancing and brilliant conversation.

The Beaux Arts Ball feature live music courtesy of CTO Artists, late night DJ, complimentary bar, ariel performers from Flaunt Fitness and fine food provided by Raw, Enoteca Tredici and Zavino with more to be announced. Local Art curated by Art Jawn. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended as space is limited.  (Link Below) Tickets can be purchased at the door as available; for more information visit:


Great West Chester Craft Beer & Restaurant Stroll

The Great West Chester Craft Beer & Restaurant Stroll will include 10+ amazing bars & restaurants on November 11th!  Craft beer samples, drink & food specials, dozens of craft beer options, and so much more.  An absolutely incredible value and one heck of a fun afternoon with friends!  

NEW FEATURE : EVENT/BEER Check-ins with Untappd! Look for event in your Untappd App. Download it here: Untappd Can’t make it at noon?  No problem – start any time!  Tickets are very affordable – early bird discount for those that buy well in advance and prices WILL INCREASE as we get close to the event or selling out. Ticket sales are limited to ensure an amazingly fun experience for all and it is not too crowded; for tickets visit:


Taste of Philly!

You & your friends are invited to TASTE something new and spend an evening sampling fantastic food, craft beer and top-shelf liquor from the city’s best restaurants and favorite breweries at TASTE of Philly 2017! On Wednesday, November 15th enjoy over 50 different participants while taking in great live entertainment! Spend time at the night created for all five senses! Try dozens of scrumptious menu items created by acclaimed chefs, with decadent desserts, tasty cocktails – plus a beer garden overflowing with spectacular brews. Three Hours of non-stop food & drink. Dozens of fantastic restaurants. One delicious, charitable night at a price you can afford.


 MARGAUX Returns to the Main Line

On Saturday, October 21 through Sunday, October 29, Wayne native, and 2010 Episcopal Academy graduate, Alexa Buckley and her business partner Sarah Pierson return to the Main Line with a Margaux pop-up shop in Suburban Square. Blending technology, fashion and millennial energy, Buckley and Pierson are changing the way that women purchase footwear around the country.

Hours are 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. daily, and 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sundays

Special events include:

  • Saturday 10.21: Opening day with complimentary refreshments from Saxby’s
  • Tuesday 10.24: Peter’s Place benefit day, dedicating 10% of proceeds to Peter’s Place
  • Friday 10.27: Girls Day in the Square (offering gift with purchase from Suburban Square retailers)

The brand designs comfortable footwear built to meet the demands of modern life, and to carry the Margaux woman throughout her day with confidence and chic; Location: 59 Saint James Place, (the former Walking Company store) in Suburban Square, Ardmore


The Habit Burger Grill Opens in Cherry Hill

Burger lovers in Philadelphia will have a new reason to celebrate as The Habit Burger Grill (Nasdaq: HABT) opens a new location this month. Following the success of their King of Prussia location, on Wednesday, October 11 at 10:30 a.m. the second Habit store in the Philadelphia region opened in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Home to the award-winning Charburgers, Habit Burger Grill also offers hand-cut salads, grilled sandwiches including line-caught, sushi grade albacore tuna, fresh chicken and hand-filleted marinated grilled tri-tip, and sides including onion rings, sweet potato and French fries and tempura green beans. Guests can choose from a variety of peppers, lemons, limes and sauces at a complimentary condiment bar to customize the flavor of their meal. The Habit has since grown to over 190 restaurants in 10 states throughout California, Arizona, Utah, New Jersey, Florida, Idaho, Virginia, Nevada, Washington and Maryland as well as two international locations. More information is available at 


Thank You for Your Service Treats Veterans

Universal Pictures and AMC Theatres today announced that, on October 26, up to 10,000 free tickets will be presented to U.S. veterans and active-duty servicemembers for DreamWorks Pictures’ Thank You for Your Service—at more than 400 AMC locations nationwide.  Each of the first 25 servicemembers (per location) with valid, government-issued ID who request a ticket will be given one free admission to the 7:00 p.m. preview screening. The promotion will be available at all AMC Theatres playing Thank You for Your Service.  Free tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and may only be picked up at the AMC box office on October 26.  Each guest must present a valid government-issued military ID to receive their ticket, with a limit of one free ticket for each military ID presented, while supplies last.  This offer is valid for the 7:00 p.m. showing of the film on October 26, only. 




By: Maryanne Salvat

 PHeast on South

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s fall fundraising event, PHeaSt, moves outdoors this year for a delicious, moonlit celebration in the PHS Pop Up Garden at 15th and South Streets on Friday, October 6, from 7 to 10 p.m. The new “PHeaSt on South” will offer exciting dishes and drinks created by some of the city’s most talented chefs and mixologists, and live musical entertainment in the beautiful garden setting. The exclusive VIP experience at 6 p.m. will feature the mixologists of the Aqua Vitae Institute, who will teach guests how to conjure a unique love potion – a captivating cocktail that blends sour and sweet and a little bitter. The VIP experience also includes reserved seating and free valet parking. Featured restaurants at PHeaSt on South will be Cantina Dos Segundos, Royal Tavern, Triangle Tavern, Khyber Pass Pub, Garces Trading Co., Blackfish, Sojourn Philly (Rex 1516, Jet Wine Bar, Café Ynez), Square 1682, Red Owl Tavern, Melograno, Campbell’s Place, and The Night Kitchen Bakery. Sips partners will be Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Hendrick’s Gin, and Constellation Brand imported beers, Modelo Especial and Cerveza Pacifico Clara. Coffee will be provided by Saxbys Coffee. The versatile Philadelphia String Quartet will set the mood at PHeaSt on South, with their fiery LED-lit violins rocking Bach to pop. And for mystical moonlit fun, tarot card readers will offer guests a glimpse into the season ahead. Each ticket to PHeaSt supports the impactful work of PHS, which connects people with horticulture and creates more beautiful, healthy and sustainable communities. VIP ticket price is $300. Regular admission at 7 p.m. is $150 per person. For information and tickets, click here.


Monument Lab and Mural Arts Philadelphia Present Promument

Join Monument Lab and Mural  Arts Philadelphia on October 6, for Promument at  PAFA’s beautiful Rotunda space. Explore the Monument Lab hub in PAFA’s downstairs exhibition space and enjoy a lineup of Philadelphia’s best DJs, great food and cocktails, live art and sign-making with Steve Powers, and tons of surprises. Sponsorship: Major support for Monument Lab projects staged in Philadelphia’s five squares has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. An expanded artist roster and projects at five neighborhood sites have been made possible by a significant grant from the William Penn Foundation. Lead corporate sponsor is Bank of America. For a full list of sponsors and partners, visit


Mad Rex Fishtown

Mad Rex, the world’s first post-apocalyptic entertainment venue, opens its doors this weekend with a grand opening celebration. Complete with virtual reality lounge (beverage of choice served up in a take-home IV bag), guests will enjoy fire breathers and live DJ’s.  With an extensive menu and craft cocktails, SURVIVORS can indulge as they create their own “interactive rites” while cooking up their choice of protein on a hot lava rock and salting their ice cream in beautiful Himalayan salt bowls.  

Mad Rex is located at 1000 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown. Street parking is available as well as neighboring lots; for more information visit:

Leighton Meester and Sunglass Hut’s #MADEFORSUMMER Sunnies!

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On July - 31 - 2017

MIAMI, FL – JULY 22: Leighton Meester attends Sunglass Hut MADE FOR SUMMER during SWIMMIAMI on July 22, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for Sunglass Hut)

On July 22, the delightful Leighton Meester shared her favorite sunnies for summer at Lincoln Road’s Sunglass Hut Flagship store during her #MADEFORSUMMER event. Known as the fan-favorite, Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl, Meester is now starring in Fox’s hit show Making History and loving every moment.

Some her favorite picks for the season included: Ray Ban’s Emma Style (exclusively at Sunglass Hut), Michael Kors Gold Aviators, and Dolce & Gabbana Oversized Round frames.