Archive: May, 2013
Indochino, the pioneer and global leader in online custom menswear, opened a Traveling Tailor Pop-Up Shop at 1518 Walnut Street (Circa Building) on Friday, May 10th that runs through Monday, May 27th. Last night they held a party for press, friends and fashionistas to check out their threads.
All male attendees received a custom made shirt and were properly measured for a suit purchase. 75 suits were sold, which I thought was fairly impressive. Guests enjoyed delicious treats from Circles catering and endless glasses of champagne.
Everyone who books an appointment will receive a FREE custom dress shirt and a gift set ($160 value) with any suit purchase (one shirt per customer). Book appointments at: indochino.com/philadelphia.
Phillies second baseman, Chase Utley, and his wife, Jen, held their 6th annual Utley All Star Animals Casino Night at the Electric Factory last night which benefited the Pennsylvania SPCA.
Many of Utley's teammates were in attendance including Ryan Howard, Cole Hamels, Jimmy Rollins and more. The annual event has raised nearly $1.5 million over the past five years.
This weekend, photographer Tim Blackwell made stops at The Magic Message with Shearn and Matpat at Medusa Lounge, Little Big Things at the Trestle Inn, It's The Year 1995 at Johnny Brenda's and Second Sundae at Morgan's Pier.
The Rittenhouse Hotel hosted a preview of the 2013 Spring Festival on Monday, May 13, with delectable cuisine and cocktails from local restaurants. They also honored Meryl Levitz, President and CEO of GPTMC, for her tireless work with promoting Philadelphia and its neighborhoods.
Proceeds benefit Rittenhouse Row, a non-profit organization devoted to promoting the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. The festival will be held on Saturday, May 18, from noon to 5 p.m., rain or shine, on Walnut Street from Broad Street to 19th Street. The annual event that attracts more than 50,000 people showcases Philadelphia’s finest fashions, cuisines and entertainment.
Spring, and summer for that matter, officially kicked off at Stratus Rooftop Lounge on May 6, 2013 during the Spring Awakening Party. The weather was fantastic, the people pretty and the refreshments were plentiful. The event was perfect at what I think is the best outdoor party spot in the city.
I spotted Jen Utley, actor Matt Nadu, KYW Reporter John McDevitt and Mayor Nutter, who even drummed out a set for the crowd. My advice to you is don't show up fashionably late to Stratus Rooftop Lounge; it seems to fill up fast rather quickly. There's really no better place to be on a summer night, 11 stories above the city streets of Philadelphia.
The third annual Burger Brawl at the Fleisher Art Memorial in South Philadelphia was held on Sunday, May 5, 2013.
The Burger Brawl was founded in 2011 by Rob and Maggie Wasserman as a fundraiser to benefit local elementary schools in the City of Philadelphia. Over 900 guests enjoyed burgers and drinks from over 21 local eateries, including the judge's winner, Fat Jack's, and the crowd favorite, Lucky's Last Chance. Nearly $80,000 was raised from the event.
Philabundance and PYT joined forces for the third year in a row to host the Cupcake Smash at the Piazza – an event that aims to benefit and fight hunger in Philadelphia.