HughE Dillon, philly.com
On Tuesday night Philadelphia Eagles Fletcher Cox, Marcus Smith, Jeremy Maclin, Mark Sanchez, Mallcolm Jenkins (who was sporting a bow tie from his own line - Rock Avenue) and DeMeco Ryans traded in their footballs for a night on the runway to raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania. The event was sponsored by law firm Zarwin Baum and held at Boyds in Center City.
In addition to the players, two of their wives, Jamila Ryans and Morissa Jenkins, strutted down the cat walk wearing fashionable outfits accessorized with jewelry provided by Kellmer Jewelers. Guests walked the red carpet into Boyds, took photos at the Step and Repeat next to the Roll Royce parked on the sidewalk. The place was packed with fashionably dressed guests, enjoying cocktails and hor d'oeuvres by B Smith Catering. The crab cakes were my personal favorite.
The fashion show kicked off a little late as the guys were still at practice until 7, but when it did finally get underway the "models" descended the grand staircase at Boyds, walked through the crowd, shaking hands and doing high fives. Then back up the grand staircase they went where they stood for the remainder of the show, giving lots of guests ample time to take photos.
Philadelphia’s Mexican Cultural Center held a festival for Mexico’s independence on Sunday at Penn’s landing as part of PECO’s Multicultural Series.
The event featured live three live bands and vendors offering traditional crafts amd food. Families of Hispanic heritage from around the Philadelphia area came out to celebrate.
Rocco Avallone, philly.comDespite the rain, a few hundred people still made it out to the Frankford Avenue "End of the Summer Block Party" held on Saturday, September 13, 2014. The event was organized by Toile owner, Bianca De Pietro, to celebrate all the different shops and restaurants located on a few block stretch of Frankford Avenue just north of Girard Avenue.
Tim Blackwell, philly.comThis past week, photographer Tim Blackwell made stops at "The Magic Message presents Danny Krivit" on Friday and "Hot and Fun" at Medusa Lounge on Saturday.
HughE Dillon, philly.com
Brent Celek held his Fifth Annual Celebrity Waiter Night at Ocean Prime last night all in the name of Celek’s Take Flight Foundation. The mission of the organization is to provide opportunities, support and resources along with daily support and life-changing experiences to seriously-ill and physically-challenged children and families in need throughout Greater Philadelphia.
After practice, a few of his teammates came out to mingle with guests at the M&T Bank cocktail reception. A delicious three course dinner, prepared by Sous Chef Kaitlin Lamont and Executive Chef Mitch Brumels of Ocean Prime, was served to nearly 300 guests by Celek, Brad Smith, Riley Cooper, Todd Herremans, Connor Barwin, Mark Sanchez and James Casey.
Guests paid $350 for their dinner (all tickets included tax, gratuity and valet service) and an official Eagles football. The players happily signed the balls as they went to each table to greet the guests during dinner. Later on the Eagles were off and running as they told me they had to be up for a 3 AM practice. There was also an impressive silent auction, which included items from nearly every player. A Foles jersey sold for $700 to a very big fan of his, Erin Doherty. Acme Markets was one of the sponsors of the evening and presented a check to Celek for $30,000.
Tim Blackwell, philly.comThis past week, photographer Tim Blackwell made stops at "The Bounce" at The Barbary on Friday and "Philly Loves Native Tongues" at Johnny Brenda's on Saturday.
Serge Levin, philly.com
The 6th annual Philly Naked Bike ride trekked 10 miles throughout the city beginning at Penn Treaty Park on Saturday September 6, 2014.
Hundreds of folks, both clothed and naked, hopped on their bikes, skateboards, and even rollerblades, for this yearly human parade.