Friday, April 25, 2014
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POSTED: Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 3:10 PM
City of Hope's delicious & delectable 10th annual "Let Them Eat Cake" competition was held at Double Tree Hotel in Center City on Monday, April 7, 2014. Over 500 people filled the Ormandy Ballroom to sample creations from dozens of professional pastry chefs and student bakers from the tri-state region. Guests and judges voted on the "Best Tasting" and "Most Creative" cake design. Vendors in adjoining rooms showed brides-to-be various stationary options, chair covers, and photographers.
POSTED: Monday, April 7, 2014, 5:47 PM

Almost 800 people gathered at Vie for the Cooper Foundation's annual Red Hot Gala on Friday, April 4, 2014. The event benefited Cooper's Bone and Joint Institute. For the first hour, guests mingled and enjoyed cocktails, then were led into the ballroom for a buffet-style dinner. Guests bid on dozens of silent auction items, ranging from sporting events to trips and dining experiences. Attendees enjoyed delicious food, participated in a silent auction and had some fun dancing to the live band.

POSTED: Monday, April 7, 2014, 4:55 PM
This week, photographer Tim Blackwell stopped by "The Bounce," at The Barbary, and "Totally!" at Saint Lazarus Bar. 
POSTED: Monday, April 7, 2014, 12:02 PM

The weather was perfect on Saturday for the annual Easter Egg Hunt on East Passyunk Avenue. Hundreds of kids and their parents showed up for the first biggest local hunt of the Easter season, and the line wrapped around the lawn, and beyond, of the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center. The event was supposed to run from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., but there were so many people it ended just before 2 p.m.

Groups of 30 kids were allowed onto the lawn every 10 minutes to scoop up the dozens and dozens of colorful eggs decorated in various spring colors. As they waited in line, the kids also had a chance to decorate egg collecting bags, with South Philly boutique Occasionette, to store their found prized eggs.

95.7BenFM was on hand to entertain the crowd with fun family songs and holiday dances. The Easter Bunny was also there greeting the kids, and posing for lots of fun photos. Afterwards several restaurants on the Avenue had special brunch menus and bakery discounts to enjoy. It was a very ‘egg-citing’ day.

POSTED: Friday, April 4, 2014, 4:04 PM
Qatar airlines hosted an invite-only gala on Thursday, April 2, 2014 at the Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia. The event celebrated the launch of their new non-stop service from Philadelphia International Airport to Doha, Qatar. Nearly 300 guests, including Philadelphia dignitaries, socialites, local celebrities and members of the travel and hospitality industry enjoyed great entertainment, delicious food and a Cirque du Soleil act. The guests were then lead downstairs to the ballroom, through lavishly decorated hallways, where promo photos of Qatar Airways were hanging. The tables were decorated with white orchids and candles. After dinner, Philly's own Boyz II Men performed for the crowd. It was a night to remember.
POSTED: Monday, March 31, 2014, 2:35 PM
This week, photographer Tim Blackwell made a stop at "Thursdays at Silk City," "It's The Year 1994," at Johnny Brenda's and "Simple Pleasures Album Release Show" at Hard Rock Cafe.
POSTED: Monday, March 31, 2014, 9:46 AM
Jen Eberwein, owner of Crimson Hair Studio, celebrated her new location with a party for friends, family and customers at their new 1710 Sansom Street location on Saturday March 29, 2014. Nearly 100 people braved the monsoon rain and checked out the the new space with its exposed brick, custom wood accents and very interesting "stations" complete with Craftsman tool chests that held the stylists tools. Guests enjoyed a light buffet as well as wine and beer for the nearly three hour party.
POSTED: Friday, March 28, 2014, 2:10 PM

Fairmount-based clothing company RAGs & Thread hosted a Kickstarter party last night to raise $50,000 that will build, launch and grow a custom denim platform on their website. The party was held at the Stratus Lounge atop the Hotel Monaco in Old City.

Hosts served food and special drinks to the fashionable crowd as they checked out clothing that RAGs & Thread offers currently—along with the custom denim they'll design in the future. Attendees also learned about the various levels of membership offered by RAGs & Thread, which depends on their level of investment in the Kickstarter. The party ended just as the guests for the next party, M. Night Shyamalan and the cast and crew of Sundowning, rolled in.

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