Saturday, October 10, 2015

POSTED: Monday, July 27, 2015, 4:36 PM

“Sitting with my friend Georges Perrier this morning having coffee and he says let's cook together sometime. I about tonight! So it's on tonight...Enoteca Perrier!” read an early Friday morning Instagram message from chef Marc Vetri.

36 chairs. Two seating times. $75 per person.

Le Bec-Fin owner and founder Georges Perrier paired up with his Philadelphia chef amigo for a once in a lifetime dining experience – but only for those who were quick enough to make a reservation.

POSTED: Monday, July 27, 2015, 11:46 AM

This week, Tim Blackwell stopped by Paradigm Gallery + Studio to see work by Luke O'Sullivan and Hannah Stouffer, and Johnny Brenda's for the "It's The Year" party featuring DJs Emynd, Bo Bliz and host Reef the Lost Cauze.

POSTED: Monday, July 13, 2015, 12:59 PM

This week, photographer Tim Blackwell stopped by the opening reception for "Brick + Mortar” art show at Gravy Studio & Gallery, "VOX XI: Material Studies” at Vox Populi, "Little Big Things”at The Trestle Inn and The "Accidental Acquaintances" group art show at Tattooed Mom.

POSTED: Monday, July 6, 2015, 4:10 PM
Amanda Simpson, Executive Director of the U.S. Army Office of Energy, and Jennifer Watkins at the 50th Anniversary LGBT VIP Party at Stratus Lounge, Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia PA on July 4, 2015. ( Hughe Dillon / )

This past weekend Philadelphia celebrated the National LGBT 50th Anniversary of the first protests in Philadelphia on the road to LGBT equality rights.

Four original marchers were recognized at the annual Celebration of Freedom Ceremony in front of Independence Hall by Mayor Michael Nutter.

The big event was followed by a brunch at Constitution Center and a VIP cocktail party at Stratus Lounge at Hotel Monaco to celebrate with hero Jim Obergefell, who was a plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges (the historic Supreme Court decision on June 26, 2015 declaring the constitutional right to nationwide same-sex marriage).

POSTED: Monday, July 6, 2015, 3:12 PM

For this week's edition of Philly After Dark, photographer Tim Blackwell made stops at The Bounce at The Barbary on Friday and Reef the Lost Cauze at Voltage Lounge on Sunday.

POSTED: Monday, June 29, 2015, 2:24 PM

For this edition of Philly After Dark, photographer Tim Blackwell made stops at Marathon Grill for the midweek party "Summer Classiq" with DJ Royale, The Glass Factory for the Philadelphia premiere of "Shake the Dust" presented by the non-profit organization CineSPEAK, and Silk City for this month's special guest DJ Rich Medina.

POSTED: Friday, June 26, 2015, 1:31 PM
Brian Nagele (middle) and friends attend The Playground's VIP party in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Thursday June 25, 2015. (A.D. Amorosi /

After months of speculation as to what it would look, sound and taste like, developer Bart Blatstein’s The Playground at Atlantic City's Caesars Atlantic City Hotel and Casino opened its first floor, T Street, on Thursday for a private party filled with Jersey politicos, Philly industry and media VIPs, and more.

Don't worry, folks, the Playground gets its public debut today, Friday, June 26. 

"Welcome to the Playground," Blatstein, the Tower Investments CEO, said during Thursday evening's early reveal. "I'm so proud of this project. Atlantic City is like home to me. I hope this is part of its rebirth."

POSTED: Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 1:51 PM

The 11th annual Chefs’ Dinner for PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society) was held last night at Lincoln Financial Field in South Philly and attracted nearly 700 guests, who enjoyed a one-of-a-kind evening of food and excitement.

Sixty of the city’s best chefs created three-course meals and wine pairings table side for 12 guests each in an intimate setting elaborately decorated with balloons and gorgeous flowers.

Seafood seemed to be the popular dish, with pork belly coming in at second. Following dinner, guests were ushered to a downstairs room, where they enjoyed coffee, drinks and desserts by Potito’s Bakery, Palladino’s, Classic Cakes, Seasons 52, and Dol Cice Gelato Company.

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