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Pure Barre October Awareness 30 Day Challenge

Pure Barre Philadelphia, Pure Barre Main Line and Pure Barre South Jersey studios present the The Give Urself a Hand: 20 in 30 Challenge (20 classes for 30 days). During the month of October all three studios will allow new and current clients to purchase the special challenge packet for $200. 5% of every package sold will be donated to the Feel Your Boobies Foundation. The first 20 people to complete the challenge will receive an exclusive Pure Barre / Feel Your Boobies tank top. All participants will receive a complimentary boobies magnet. If 50 people complete the challenge, Pure Barre will donate an additional $1,000 to the foundation; if 100 people complete the challenge, Pure Barre will donate an additional $1,500; if 200 people complete the challenge Pure Barre will donate an additional $2,000! Sign up online at www.purebarre.com or at any of the studios.Pure Barre Philadelphia will freeze any currently running packages and/or auto-pays for current clients who would like to participate in the challenge. Online registration should be completed under “October Awareness 30 Day Challenge.”#purebarrephilly #feelyourboobies

 

 

 

 

2014PHeaSt_Logo_dateTaste the Harvest at the 3rd Annual PHeaSt

The region’s rock-star growers and top-tier chefs will combine their talents for “PHeaSt,” the extraordinary garden-to-table celebration, on Friday, October 17, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia. The third annual PHeaSt, hosted by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, brings together the region’s renowned chefs and urban growers for a unique party to benefit the PHS City Harvest program. The event has been a sell-out each year, as hundreds of Philly-area foodies come to sample amazing, new seasonal dishes by the culinary and gardening teams. PHeaSt transforms the PHS Warehouse at the Navy Yard, home to recycled props from the Philadelphia Flower Show, into an industrial-chic party setting. Guests are invited to roam from table to table to enjoy the garden-fresh dishes, chat with the chefs, and get gardening tips from the growers. New this year, the “Fruits of the Vine” wine pull will include more than 100 bottles of wine donated by individuals and Fine Wine & Good Spirits. The bottles are valued between $20 and $300 each. For $20, guests may try their luck and select one bottle in a wine bag. Tickets are on sale now. General admission tickets are $150 (PHS members $135). VIP tickets are $300 (PHS members $275) and include early admission at 6:00 p.m., a private culinary demo, and a special gift; For information, visit PHSonline.org.

 

 

 

 

Philly Socialholic: FringeArts Celebrates the Fifth Annual Audi FEASTIVAL!

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On September - 3 - 2014

feastivalFringeArts announces the fifth annual Audi FEASTIVAL will be held on Thursday, September 18. The 2014 Audi FEASTIVAL will expose the region’s most influential business leaders and tastemakers to FringeArts by uniting dynamic and cutting edge artistic performances with world-class restaurants. This year’s event will be held at Penn’s Landing, 1 North Delaware Avenue on the Delaware River waterfront between Market and Chestnut Streets from 7:00-10:00 p.m. More than eight hundred attendees are expected for what promises to be the cultural event of the year. Tickets are now on sale at www.phillyfeastival.com and are $250 for General Admission or $350 for a VIP ticket that allows early access at 6:00 PM as well as admission to the Audi VIP Lounge. Read the rest of this entry »

Philly Socialholic: “Frankenfood” with Tony Luke Jr. and Josh Capon

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On June - 18 - 2014

frankenfoodStep aside chicken and waffles, buffalo wings and chili cheese dogs, Spike TV is looking to find the newest food craze.  Starting Sunday, June 22 at 10 PM, ET/PT with back-to-back episodes, amateur chefs will literally “step-up to the plate” to prove their dish is the best new “Frankenfood,” a revolutionary creation that mixes outrageous and unexpected ingredients in delicious and unique flavors.  From a triple-decker pastrami donut sandwich to fried PB&J fish sticks and Gyro egg rolls to a cheesecake burger, the food creations on this series range from the good, the bad and the truly inedible! Read the rest of this entry »

Philly Socialholic: Great Chefs Come Together For Great Charities!

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On June - 15 - 2014
Marc Vetri, Jeff Benjamin, Jay and Liz Scott. and Jeff Michaud

Marc Vetri, Jeff Benjamin, Jay and Liz Scott. and Jeff Michaud

Guests were dressed to impress as 43 chefs from around the country cooked for a cause at Vetri’s 9th annual Great Chef’s Event at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on June 10, 2014.  The event surpassed their goal and raised $1 million for two charities, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and The Vetri Foundation for Children.   More than 1,200 guests were in attendance, sampling bites, imbibing in great spirits, and bidding on silent and live auction items.

The live auction alone raised $80,000.00.  Notable speakers at the event included School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Dr. William R. Hite Jr. describing the work of the Vetri Foundation and  Liz and Jay Scott, Alex’s parents and Co-Executive Directors of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

 

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Philadelphia Shows Love for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On June - 5 - 2014

alex-lemonade-standJust in time for the summer and “lemonade season,” Philadelphia will once again prove that it’s the City of Brotherly Love by helping Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) commemorate 10 years since founder Alexandra “Alex” Scott challenged volunteers everywhere to help her raise $1 million for childhood cancer research, one cup of lemonade at a time. To continue Alex’s legacy, volunteers, sponsors and supporters across the area will join the fight against childhood cancer during the National Lemonade Days Initiative, June 6 through 8. Whether it’s hosting an Alex’s Lemonade Stand, attending one of the Foundation’s signature events or supporting the Foundation through visiting one of its many sponsor fundraisers, the Philadelphia area will be taken over by ways to help cure childhood cancer. 

National Lemonade Days

From Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8, thousands of volunteers will host Alex’s Lemonade Stands from coast to coast during National Lemonade Days in an effort to raise $1 million for the kids’ cancer fight. Utilizing founder Alex Scott’s original fundraising idea, the stands will provide a fun and easy way for supporters of all ages to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer while learning the important lesson of giving back. 

June 2014 will mark 10 years since Alex challenged the nation to help her raise $1 million toward finding cures for all kids with cancer, one cup of lemonade at a time. Though Alex would ultimately lose her life to the disease that same summer (August 1, 2004), she would do so with the knowledge that she had reached her goal and laid the groundwork for her mission to continue. 

For those not able to host a lemonade stand, ALSF’s website allows visitors to search for events by zip code, event name, or host name: www.AlexsLemonade.org/search/alex_search

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Great ChefsOn Tuesday, June 10, more than 40 of the world’s greatest chefs will convene in Philadelphia for the ninth annual Great Chefs Event, hosted by James Beard award winner Marc Vetri, restaurateur Jeff Benjamin, and James Beard award winner Jeff Michaud. The event will benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and The Vetri Foundation for Children. More than 1,200 guests will gather at Urban Outfitters World Headquarters on Philadelphia’s waterfront Navy Yard for the foodie charity event of the year, with an exclusive VIP after party at Alla Spina for sponsors and VIP ticketholders with special guest DJ, Questlove.

Chef Vetri has hand-selected the A-list of participating chefs, calling on his renowned chef friends from around the world, including top talent from L.A., Miami, New York City, and Chicago as well as those that have been kind enough to fly in from Italy. The chefs will donate their time, talent, and food, creating delicious samplings for guests in the walk-around tasting gala of the year. In addition to fine food, representatives from the best distilleries, wineries, craft breweries, will also be present.

Sponsorship opportunities begin at $1,000.00. For information on how to become a sponsor, contact Genevieve Lynch at The Vetri Foundation for Children, 215.735.0200, genevieve@vetrifamily.org.  General Admission tickets are $350.00 per person; VIP tickets include access to the exclusive after party at Alla Spina and cost $525.00. To purchase tickets and for a complete listing of “chef-lebrities” that will be present visit: www.vetrifoundation.org or www.alexslemonade.org/campaign/great-chefs-event.

 

 

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