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Sophisticated Madness

Zarwin Baum fundraiser at Crystal Tea Room grows ever more popular

On Thursday, March 16, the 15th annual “Zarwin Baum March Madness” fundraiser took place at the Crystal Tea Room. As teams like Yale, Wichita State and Villanova advanced in this year’s NCAA Tournament, the Philadelphia law firm and more than 2,000 guests watched the first day of the tourney while raising over $35,000 for Philabundance. Guests dined on Philly pretzels, cheese steaks and Tastykakes and enjoyed sports games and a cigar bar.

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Ultra-Luxury in Historic District

On March 23, Scannapieco Development Corporation celebrated the symbolic completion of its new residential building, 500 Walnut, with a “Topping-Off Ceremony.” Two-thirds of the 26-story building’s 35 units have already sold, including the penthouse for a record $17 million. Mayor Kenney stopped by the event and thanked the new residents for choosing to live in Philadelphia. He went on to explain that although the building has tax abatement status, at the outset, each...

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Following C.J. Walker’s Example

Women’s group focuses on empowerment

On Saturday, March 11, at the Sheraton Downtown, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women presented their annual “Madam C.J. Walker Luncheon and Economic Empowerment Seminar.” Women gathered to network, shop and enjoy a luncheon in order to promote their mission of scholarship, advocacy and leadership for black women and girls in the community.

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Chatting About Chowder

Social media marketing company hosts cook off

ChatterBlast held their 2nd annual Chowderblast competition at their offices in Center City, where their employees and clients prepared chowders for competition. It was a delicious event, where a panel of three judges tasted and picked the Gumbo Chowder as the winner. There was also a people’s winner, which was determined by monetary donations, proceeds going to the MS Society. That winner was the Red Sauce...

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Close Enough To Untouchable

Celebrities converge in Philly passing as New York

Director Neil Berger is filming his new movie “The Untouchables” in Philadelphia this month. Stars Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston as well as other notable actors have been in town. The film is based on a 2011 movie called “Les Intouchables” and will be shooting in the Philadelphia area through the end of February.

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Alex Scott’s Impact Resonates at 11th Annual Ball

From one glass of lemonade to millions in contributions

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation hosted its 11th Annual Lemon Ball on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street. Lemon yellow dresses, ties and accessories were the fashion statement of the night. An extensive silent auction and a vibrant live auction raised over $840,000 for pediatric cancer research.

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Dim Sum House Opens

Earlier this month, University City’s Dim Sum House celebrated its grand opening. Guests attending the party enjoyed a buffet of delicious food tastings of Shanghai and Cantonese dim sum. A traditional lion dance known to bring luck was performed to the delight of the diners. This is the second restaurant opened by Jane G’s owner, Jane Guo.

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Hair O’ The Dog Celebrates 23 years of Fun and Fundraising

The glamorous Hair O’ The Dog annual event at the Fillmore kicked off the winter social season in Philadelphia. Over 1500 well-dressed guests walked the red carpet at the event before heading into the concert hall to be entertained by musicians and DJ’s including: Mr Hollywood, Lil Jon and EDM singer Vassy. Guests enjoyed top-shelf libations and gourmet fare by Wolfgang Puck Catering. Proceeds from the evening went to Bianca’s Kids.

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Holidays Philly Style

Philly’s popular culture mag celebrates the season

Philly Style Magazine hosted their annual Holiday Party at Aqimero, at the Ritz Carlton in Center City earlier this month. Nearly 300 friends of the glossy, entertainment magazine came out to mingle in merriment at celebrity chef Richard Sandoval’s highly recommended eatery. Guests dined on delicious Latin seafood and small plates, including a slew of seafood options including ahi tuna, lobster and holiday drinks...

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And Then They Danced

PGN editor and husband throw a lively soiree

Mark Segal and Jason Villemez hosted their annual holiday party, which attracted many of Philly’s business and political leaders. Spotted at the party were David and Rhonda Cohen, former Governor Ed Rendell, Andy Toy, Richard Bonds and Jeffrey Moran.

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Good Times in Old City

Medical Guardian treats it’s employees to holiday fun

Medical Guardian medical alert services held their annual holiday party earlier this month at Cescaphe’s Tendenza venue in Old City. The evening began with a cocktail party where employees, managers, spouses and friends enjoyed a light buffet while chatting about holiday shopping, traditions and favorite holiday songs. Afterwards, there was a dinner and company founder and CEO Geoff Gross thanked...

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