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Celebrity Sightings December

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On January - 28 - 2016

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On Saturday night, Solange Knowles performed a an intimate gathering at the Standard Hotel and Spa. The performance was a surprise for the special guests participating in the Camp Standard Weekend in honor of the hotel’s tenth anniversary.

Earlier in the evening, Adriana Lima attended the Miami City Ballet’s 30th anniversary gala in a beautiful tent on Miami Beach.

Spotted at STK Miami on Friday night was Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter, Sam Smith, who dined with a group of friends.

Rosie Perez was the guest of honor at this year’s YoungArts Backyard Ball, which took place Saturday, January 9 on the YoungArts campus.

Orange is the New Black star, Australian model, Ruby Rose hosted the grand opening of Icon Nightclub Saturday night. Rose DJed for almost 2 hours and was lively and interacted with the crowd.

Kevin Hart was on-hand on South Beach for the premiere of Ride Along 2 last week.

Michael Bay hosted a screening for his new movie, 13 Hours at the AMC theater in Aventura.

Andy Garcia dined at Brickell’s newestst hotspot, Komodo, on Thursday night.

Ryan Phillippe hosted the Five Star New Year’s Eve party on Watson Island on December 31, alongside fiancé, Stanford Law Student, Paulina Slagter. The pair danced and enjoyed spirits while ringing in 2016.

Pamela Anderson hosted the NYE party at Fifty Ultra Lounge.

Jennifer Lopez rang in the New Year at E11even at a party hosted by Drake.

JLo’s ex, Puff Daddy hosted a late night (early morning) New Year’s Eve party at his Star Island manse. Spotted at the party: The Weeknd, Rita Ora, Alonzo Mourning, and Jermaine Dupree.

Andrea Bocelli performed an intimate concert at a private home at the Ritz Carlton Residences Key Biscayne. The concert was a fundraiser hosted by Pomellato jewelry hosted to benefit Baptist Health South Florida.

Pitbull has been spotted at the new Palmeiras Beach Club in Grove Isle.

12039615_1056228961076932_7367721954926618929_nThe 7th Annual Simon’s Soiree

Plymouth Meeting based Simon’s Fund is hosting its seventh annual Simon’s Soiree at the Sheraton Valley Forge, an event that will raise awareness about the warning signs and conditions that can lead to sudden cardiac arrest and death in children. The gala is expected to raise more than $200,000 to allow Simon’s Fund to continue their work in checking hearts and saving lives. The evening includes an auction, cocktails, dinner, awards presentation and dancing. Michael Barkann will serve as Master of Ceremonies. For more information visit: www.simonsfund.org.

 

 

 

Zama Offers Super Bowl Sunday Specials

Zama announces that on Sunday, February 7th, Zama will be open for lunch on a Sunday, in honor of the Super Bowl from 2:00-7:00 PM. Zama will also be selling sushi trays for takeout for Super Bowl entertaining. The sushi trays will feature ten maki rolls for $50, or pre-ordered for$45 by calling 215.568.1027, and will also be available with a six-pack of Kirin or Sapporo Light for $15 per six-pack.

The trays will be plated and ready for serving and will feature a variety of rolls including spicy tuna, spicy salmon, eel and avocado and California rolls. Each tray will come with a bag of accouterments including low sodium soy sauce, wasabi and chopsticks.

 

Inia Nua Theatre Company Presents American Premiere of Spine by Clara Brennan

Inis Nua Theatre Company turns a new page at The Drake with the American premiere of Spine, by English playwright Clara Brennan. Spine is a heart-warming, funny and defiant love-song to libraries, an increasingly endangered species under Britain’s austerity government. A fiery and wise-cracking teenager forges an unlikely friendship with an elderly widow living in a house of stolen books. Together, the two discover they may be each other’s last resort in life. Spine opens on Friday, February 19 at 8:00pm, with previews on Wednesday, February 17 and Thursday, February 18 at 7:00pm. Spine runs for a total of 16 performances, through March 6, 2016, at the Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake (1512 Spruce Street). Tickets are on sale for $25-$30 by calling (215) 454-9776 or visiting inisnuatheatre.org. Patrons will have their choice of $5.00 off tickets at the door for Spine (or off upcoming The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning) by donating a new children’s book to the Free Library of Philadelphia. Collection bins will be available at all performances.

 

EHN_150_Event_Bannerr_1024x512Einstein Healthcare Network will formally kick-off a year-long celebration of 150 years caring for the healthcare needs of Philadelphia with a star-studded event on Thursday, January 14, at the National Constitution Center.  Consummate music artist and one of the most iconic female singers of all time, Diana Ross, will perform.  Jason Alexander, of SEINFELD fame, and star of stage and screen will serve as host. The year 2016 marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of Jewish Hospital in Philadelphia, now regional Einstein Healthcare Network.  Founded in 1866 and originally located in West Philadelphia, the Jewish Hospital’s mission was to provide healthcare to all in need.  Relocated in 1871to Einstein Medical Center’s current location at North Broad Street in Olney, the hospital has transformed over the past century to meet evolving patient needs.  Einstein’s expanded reach now touches the lives of thousands across the region.  An expanding, regional healthcare system with four acute-care facilities, a robust physician network, a nationally recognized residency program and dozens of outpatient centers, Einstein’s philosophy and commitment remains – to serv e with humanity, humility and honor and to heal by providing exceptionally intelligent and responsive healthcare and education for as many as we can reach; For more information, visit www.einstein150.com or call 215-456-7200.

Philly Socialholic: The Christmas Village in Love Park

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On December - 10 - 2015

IMG_8562The Christmas Village in Philadelphia presented by NRG Home has transformed Philadelphia’s LOVE Park (15th and JFK Boulevard) into a traditional, open-air German Christmas Market, open daily through, Sunday, December 27. Shop for high-quality, international and local gifts and decorations. Enjoy holiday sights and sounds with thousands of twinkling lights, the LOVE ParkChristmas Tree, live music, children’s activities and photos with Santa Claus. Warm up with a glass of warm mulled wine or hot cocoa while enjoying European food and drink. Watch for new decorations, seating, vendors and tasty treats! Admission is free, with food, drink and shopping pay as you go. Spread the cheer by following @philachristmas on Twitter and Instagram, liking Christmas Village on Facebook and visiting www.philachristmas.com.

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On November - 9 - 2015
photo credit: justjared.com

photo credit: justjared.com

Jennifer Lopez was seen partying at Casa Tua after the Fiesta Latina Concert at American Airlines Arena were she performed alongside Pitbull on Saturday night.

Also on Saturday, Marc Anthony gave a stellar performance at the Make A Wish Gala at the Hotel Intercontinental..

Antonio Banderas was at the Mandarin Oriental to discuss his new drama, The 33. Banderas was also seen at Zuma on a double date.

Also spotted at Zuma: Lewis Hamilton and MC Hammer, who enjoyed vegan dishes with a large group in the private room

Christian Vieri dined at Dolce Italian before the Champions League soccer match.

Philly native, Will Smith performed at new Brickell hotspot- El Tucan last week.

Jessica Alba recently spent a fun-filled evening with friends at Little Havana’s acclaimed bar/lounge, Ball and Chain.

Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho Gaucho was seen at Bodega Taqueria y Tequila on South Beach.

Christian Slater and his wife dined with a group of friends at SUSHISAMBA Coral Gables over the weekend.

 

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Paula Deen on stage at Valley Beach

Back in Philly:

Paula Deen charmed her fans at the Valley Forge Casino. She showed off her slim and trim physique while cooking up delicious recipes from her current cookbook Paula Deen Cuts the Fat. Deen, along with her husband Michael Groover, shared with the audience personal stories about her 42 pound weight loss, the amazing experience on Dancing with the Stars, and her battle with diabetes. Guests were then treated to a book signing and presentation at Valley Beach.

Creed stars Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thomson and the film’s writer/director Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station) joined Mayor Michael Nutter and Philadelphia Film Office Executive Director Sharon Pinkenson on the infamous “Rocky Steps” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for a special press conference.

 

Philly Socialholic: Old City Fest and Amada Turns 10!

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On October - 10 - 2015

old cityOld City Fest This Sunday!

Old City District presents Old City Fest on Sunday, October 11, 2015. This unique festival will draw over 15,000 people to the streets of our most historic square mile for a day filled with food, drink, music, street performance, design, arts, fashion and family fun. Unique activities will include a design showcase as part of DesignPhiladelphia, two fashion shows, clay throw battles, chocolate making demonstrations, “Independents Row” with Old City makers and artists, gallery exhibitions, free demonstrations from museums and cultural attractions, plus appearances by some familiar neighbors from long ago! Old City Fest is also unique in that vendors and participants are from or associated with Old City. For more info, visit oldcitydistrict.org, tweet @oldcitydistrict or call (215) 592-7929.

 

 

 

Amadaversary Garces Has Three Ways To Celebrate Amada’s Tenth Anniversary

Amada Inspired Anniversary Tasting menus offered October 11-16: From Sunday, October 11-Friday, October 16, Amada, Tinto, Distrito, Garces Trading Company and The Olde Bar will all offer a $39 tasting menu in addition to their regular a la carte menu. The tasting menus include a complimentary glass of sangria or punch. $4 from each tasting menu goes to the Garces Foundation. The Garces Foundation is an IRS registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to ensuring that Philadelphia’s underserved immigrant community has access to health and educational services. During Amadaversary week, select guests will be surprised with gifts and giveaways from Garces. Sample surprises include complimentary dinners, wine pairings, lunch in Distrito Taqueria’s Volkswagen Bug for four people, Tequila classes, $100 gift certificates, signed copies of Jose Garces’ cookbooks, and more. Participating restaurants include: Amada, Tinto, Distrito, Garces Trading Company, JG Domestic, The Olde Bar, Village Whiskey and Buena Onda.

Amadaversary Paella Festival

Garces will host the Amadaversary Paella Festival on Sunday, October 18 from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. The event will be held on 2nd Street between Market and Chestnut Street (enter at Chestnut Street next to Amada). In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Amada, the festival will include: A Paella Cook Off, three bars, meet and mingle with Chef Jose Garces, live music from American Deluxe, DJ from Synergetic Sound, flamenco performances, photo booth, raffles & prizes, face-painting and children’s activities from Nest. Village Whiskey will feature a hot toddy station and Buena Onda will feature K38 beer from Yards. Competing paella dishes include: · Amada- Lamb paella · Distrito- Mole poblano and duck paella · Garces Events- Traditional paella, clams and Spanish chorizo · Garces Trading Company- coq au vin paella · JGD- local vegetable paella · The Olde Bar- crab and bellota paella · Tinto- bacalao and shellfish paella · Volver- Asian Paella $10 per person includes tastings from each of the restaurants and two drink tickets for beer, sangria or the Village Whiskey hot toddy station. Attendance is free for children 12 and under Tickets are available at www.garcesgroup.com.

Amadaversary VIP Party

On Sunday, October 18 from 8 p.m.-11:00 p.m at Amada, Chef Garces will host an exclusive reception honoring Amada’s tenth anniversary. This unforgettable evening will feature 11 alumni chefs and beverage professionals who had previously spent time with the Garces family. Each has crafted a selection inspired by their time with Chef Jose. Chef Garces and the alumni will be present to great throughout the reception. Only 50 tickets are available. Tickets are $125 each and available at garcesgroup.com. Amada Alumni Chefs will prepare dishes inspired by their time at Amada include: · Joey Baldino – Paella Arancini · Jimmy Ciampaglia – Pork Belly Coca, Onion Crema, Apple Mostardo, Mahon · MacGregor Mann – Roasted Calabaza, Pepita Escabeche · Kevin Sbraga – Langosta Ceviche, Coconut Habanero Sauce, Lime Sorbet · Tim Spinner – Kobe Beef Tostada, Tomato Escabeche, Truffle, Crispy Potato · Lemond Adams – Pulled Pork Slider, Peach BBQ, House Pickles · Chad Williams – Chicken Liver Crostini, Wood-Fired Fig Jam · Adam Zensinger – Mergeuz “hot links,” Butter Beans, Pickled Onion Cocktails will be mixed by Amada Alumni Beverage Professionals including: Katie Loeb, Keith Raimondi and Paul Rodriguez. The event is cocktail attire. # # # For more information please visit www.garcesgroup.com/events/amadaversary #Amadaversary.

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