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muralMural Arts Program Scavenger Hunt

On Saturday, April 11 the 2015 Mural Arts Program season kicks off with an exciting FREE public event, a scavenger hunt! This fun, interactive event, perfect for all ages, will be held at Mural Arts’ new tours office, located at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ (PAFA) Hamilton Building (128 N. Broad Street), from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and will feature the launch of the first-ever Mural Arts Scavenger Hunt. The festivities and scavenger hunt will begin at 11 a.m., with the scavenger hunt running about 90 minutes. A festive party will follow, with food provided by Tableau, the new Stephen Starr café located at PAFA. The April 11 event is free of charge, though registration is required. To register visit: with your name and the number of people on your team. Each team is required to have at least one mobile device or tablet to use during the event. For questions or further information, call 215-925-3633.


rosaBrunch at Rosa Blanca

Rosa Blanca, 707 Chestnut Street, will now serve brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The menu will feature fresh fruit mimosas and coladas, American breakfast classics, and Cuban-inspired brunch dishes and coffee including: Vaca Frita, crispy braised skirt steak, two eggs any style, arroz Moro, maduros, and Cuban Style French Toast, with guava. (mmmm…); For more information visit: On Wednesday, April 8, Rosa Blanca will also be celebrating National Empanada Day with a special Oxtail Empanada, as well as the Empanada de Espinaca (Smoked Corn, Spinach, and Cheese Empanada) for $3.00.  Visit Rosa Blanca on National Empanada Day and use the hashtag #rosablancaempanada on Twitter and/or Instagram and your name will be entered into a drawing for dinner and dance lessons for two, hosted by acclaimed dance instructor Maestro Flaco.


Buena Onda Joins Caviar 

On Monday, April 6, Buena Onda, the hottest addition to the Garces Group, will be joining Caviar, the delivery service that provides customers top notch service at their fingertips. With the use of the web or instantly from Caviar’s free app for iOS and Android customers can enjoy quick, reliable delivery service no matter where they are. The first 100 orders will receive free chips and guacamole and the choice of one free shrimp or carnitas taco. (Limit of one per order.) For more information, please visit


rittenRittenhouse Row Spring Festival Preview Party 

On Thursday, April 16, join Rittenhouse Row at the Rittenhouse Hotel from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. for the 2015 Spring Festival Preview Party, featuring cuisine from Rittenhouse Row’s best restaurants, cocktails from their best bartenders and a silent auction with Rittenhouse Row experiences and merchandise. Participating bars and restaurants include: 1925 Cocktail Lounge, a. Bar, a. Kitchen, Ben & Jerry’s, Butcher and Singer, The Continental Mid-town, The Dandelion, D’Angelo’s Ristorante Italiano and Lounge, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, Devon Seafood Grill, The Foodery at Rittenhouse, Lacroix, Ladder 15, Library Bar, Marathon Grill, Melograno, Parc, Qdoba, Ranstead Room, Rouge, Sbraga, Termini Bros. Bakery, Volver, Zama and more. Tickets are $75 per person for general admission, $125 for Patron tickets. Tickets can be purchased by visiting Proceeds from the event will benefit Rittenhouse Row, a non-profit organization devoted to promoting the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood.



Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 18 - 2015

nickTAG Heuer executives, FORMULA E race car drivers and actor, Nick Zano celebrated the grand opening of TAG Heuer’s new luxury 900 boutique in the Miami Design District and the brand’s distinction as the official timepiece keeper of the inaugural FORMULA E race. Famed Miami Graffiti artist, Jona Cerwinske “tagged” up a pretty impressive piece focusing on the brand’s new campaign #DontCrackUnderPressure.

Food was catered by Bravos’s Top Chef contestant, and fan fave, Chef Fabio Viviani of Miami’s newest hotspot, Siena Tavern.

CSI Miami actor David Caruso visited Bagatelle Miami Saturday, March 14.

Sofia Vergara, and her handsome fiancé, Joe Manganiello were spotted dining with friends at Zuma Miami. On a different night, Jane Fonda dining with her husband and friends, on the riverside terrace.

NFL stars were eager to check out the gorgeous, brand new STK at the 1Hotel South Beach this weekend. First-round NFL pick and wide receiver for the New York Giants Odell Beckham Jr. was seen dining with friends. According to our sources he had plenty of ladies visiting the table and was also seen speaking that evening with Cleveland Browns Cornerback Joe Haden, who was having dinner two tables away. Also seen at STK were NFL alums, Super Bowl champion Lional Dalton and defensive line coach for the New York Jets and former NFL line backer Pepper Johnson.

Philly Socialholic: Here, Here, for Cheers For CHOP 2015!

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 12 - 2015

sp2This year’s Cheers for CHOP 2015 at the Valley Forge Casino was probably one of the most fun events of the year. Benefitting the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Child Life activities, one of the first programs in the country to recognize the therapeutic value of play for hospitalized children; Friends of CHOP brought the “fun” in fundraiser. With over 700 guests in attendance the philanthropic young influencers raised nearly $675,000 benefitting the amazing cause.

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Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 10 - 2015

zoeBrittny Gastineau, an American model and socialite, attended the Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program Annual Black-Tie Gala on Saturday, March 7, at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami. She looked stunning in a long-sleeved, fitted blue gown by Michael Costello. Gastineau, who arrived with reality star/man-about-town, Fabian Basabe, took countless selfies throughout the evening and announced that she would be moving to Miami in the spring. 

The World Golf Championship-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral was celeb-central last week, with the Trump family in the house along with the top 50 golfers in the world. On Tuesday night at the Opening Drive party, the Trumps, along with DJ Irie and Miss Universe mixed, mingled and enjoyed light bites and cocktails courtesy of Grey Goose vodka. Seven-time PGA tour champion Matt Kuchar, the official Grey Goose golf pro, along with fellow competitors of the World Golf Championship, took the night off to relax before the start of the prestigious tournament and enjoyed the Miami HEAT game at the American Airlines Arena. In support of United Way of Miami-Dade, Kuchar took his skills from the green to the court and almost sunk a half-court basket for $25K. Carlos Santana headlined the Cadillac Nights Concert on Saturday evening. On Sunday afternoon, as Dustin Johnson finished up his last shot to win it all, his beautiful wife Paulina Gretzky and new born baby were waiting behind the 18th green watching his big win on a TV screen near where the interviews were going to take place. Johnson walked up to sign his winning score card and instantly beamed at the sight of Paulina and his son, saying, “Now that’s what I wanted to see.” He then hugged and kissed them both.

Jane Fonda was spotted at Verde restaurant at the Perez Art Museum.

Zoe Kravitz was seen frolicking in the ocean near the Fontainebleau on Friday afternoon. Kravitz hosted a party late night at WALL lounge at the W South Beach the night before.

The soon-to-be-opened KURO, Japanese Craft Kitchen at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida hosted its first private preview last week for renowned fashion photographer Russell James, Victoria’s Secret model, Behati Prinsloo (Mrs. Adam Levine) and friends.

Last Saturday evening, actor/rapper Ludacris dined at Lincoln Road hotspot Meat Market. The table of four enjoyed a selection of Chef Sean Brasel’s signature dishes.

George Hamilton attended Seaspice’s Sunday brunch party.

Elvis Duran and the Morning Show’s Skeery Jones, brunched at Top Chef alum Fabio Viviani’s Siena Tavern. After brunch Skeery was seen lounging poolside at Thompson Miami Beach sipping on signature cocktails from 1930’s House.
Marc Anthony dined with his wife and friends on the riverfront terrace at Zuma on Friday.

2015 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show “Celebrate the Movies”

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 5 - 2015

flowerThe dazzling excitement of a Hollywood movie premiere –scented with roses and popcorn — will make every guest feel like a star at the 2015 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, “Celebrate the Movies,” running until March 8 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. A red carpet will lead visitors through an Art Deco theater facade with a 29-foothighmarquee of flowers and more than 200 lights in blazing neon colors. The Entrance Garden will recall the fantastic interiors of 1920s movie palaces, with towering juniper and palm trees and grand chandeliers dripping with blossoms, moss, jewels and fabrics. Sweeps of 800 blue-green and variegated hostas will surround the planters of the star-studded rose garden, with blooms named in honor of silver-screen legends, including Judy Garland (orange-yellow), Marilyn Monroe (peach), Elizabeth Taylor (pink), Henry Fonda (yellow), and Barbra Streisand (pink lavender). An 8-foot centerpiece of cut roses and other blossoms will be the largest arrangement ever created for a Flower Show entrance.

The garden will also feature 1,500 calla lilies in yellow, lavender, peach-orange and plum; 1,400 ferns; New Guinea patiens, pentas, digiplexis, geraniums, anemones, pineapple lilies, and rieger begonias. In keeping with the movie theme, a moving sculpture of a deconstructed film projector by Chris Kanienberg, of Wish Painting and Sculpture, will flicker and whirl in the garden.

Guests will also view the winning entries in the Flower Show short-film competition entitled “What Is Beauty?” on the 36-foot-wide, high-definition screen in the garden. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, which builds beauty every day through its gardening, greening and learning programs, is working with the Greater Philadelphia Film Office to engage professional and student filmmakers in the competition. Guests will be able to purchase popcorn and other movie theater treats in the garden concession stand while watching the winning films. The Entrance Garden will be the opening act in an astounding presentation that turns the silver screen into living color on the Flower Show floor. Internationallyrenowned floral and garden designers will use Disney and Disney•Pixar films as inspiration for exhibits that highlight everyone’s favorite movies, from “Cars” to “Frozen” and “Maleficent” to the new live action film “Cinderella.”

Tickets for the 2015 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show are now available online at

Philly Socialholic: 2015 Cheers for CHOP and dineKOP Restaurant Week

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 25 - 2015

salt-n-pepa-website-hero-1020x409_0On Saturday, February 28 from 7:00 p.m. to midnight, join The Friends of CHOP for the 2015 Cheers for CHOP at the Valley Forge Casino! This year’s event will benefit CHOP’s Child Life, Education and Creative Arts Therapy program—one of the first programs in the country to recognize the therapeutic value of play for hospitalized children. Guests will be treated to a special live performance by the chart topping hip-hop group Salt-N-Pepa as well as a live auction benefiting CHOP. To purchase tickets or for more information visit:


dineKOP Restaurant Week kop

King of Prussia District (KOP-BID) is excited to announce dineKOP; KOP-BID’s unique interpretation of a restaurant week launching March 2-8. KOP offers diners the opportunity to experience the best culinary offerings in the area, with the participation of nearly every major steakhouse, lively sports bars, and locally owned establishments alike. A portion of the proceeds from participating dineKOP restaurants will be donated to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) new Specialty Care Center, slated to open in King of Prussia in summer 2015. In addition, participating dineKOP restaurants will be welcoming CHOP families to dine with them and enjoy a special restaurant experience during dineKOP. During dineKOP, participating KOP restaurants will create special prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus for guests to enjoy at affordable prices*: $10, $15, or $20 for lunch and $20, $30, or $40 for dinner; For a list of restaurants and more information visit: *Price does not include tax, gratuity or alcohol.