Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s 25th Anniversary Butterfly Ball

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White House Black Market presented Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s 25th Anniversary Butterfly Ball at 801 Market Street on November 12.  Nearly 700 guests attended to support the organization, which honored several notable people. This year’s Going Beyond Award was presented to cancer survivors Jenny Burkholder, Ayanna Z. Kalasunas and Judy Weinstein, three women who have used their personal experience with breast cancer to help and inspire others. Honored with the Founders Award was Jennifer Simmons, MD for her work in the field and with LBBC. Andrea and Abraham Morris were recognized with the Impact Award for their support which has played a critical role in LBBC’s evolution. The night started out with a cocktail party, before guests adjourned to the ballroom for a sit-down dinner catered by Jose Garces Events. After dinner it was desserts and dancing with CTO Midtown Express. Co-chairs for the gala were Donna Noce Colaco and Frank ColacoEmily and Greg Dodge, Lisa and Michael Goldenberg and Joan Martin.

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PMA Craft Show Kick-Off at the Convention Center

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The 40th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, presented by the Museum’s Women’s Committee, kicked off their annual event Wednesday night with a preview party at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, where the show is being held through Sunday, November 13th. The money raised at the event is used to purchase works of art and craft for the permanent collections, fund conservation projects and support exhibitions and programs for the museum. The Craft Show presents the work of approximately 195 of the most dynamic craft artists in the United States and is considered one of the premier exhibitions in the field.

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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Hope Gala: A Night in Havana

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The annual Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Hope Gala was held Saturday November 5, 2016 at Vie. The event raises money to benefit more than 3,500 children and adults with emotional, behavioral, and cognitive differences served by Devereux in Southeastern Pennsylvania.  Robert Q. Kreider, President and CEO of Devereux, welcomed nearly 500 guests to “A Night in Havana” which featured live and silent auctions, dancing to the popular band London Bridge, and a mojito and cigar patio. There was also an after party with New York City based DJ, Jasmine Chess where the young friends danced well past midnight.

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Philadelphia Art Alliance Honors Elisabeth Agro and Betsy Hummel at Fall at the Mansion

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The Philadelphia Art Alliance (PAA) hosted a dinner on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 “Fall at the Mansion” to honor two Philadelphians whose work as civic and cultural leaders and have made a difference for artists and cultural institutions across the city: Elisabeth Agro and Betsy Hummel. PAA celebrates its 101st year on Rittenhouse Square, serving the arts and artists in Philadelphia. The evening began with a cocktail party where guests enjoyed lite bites by Chef Pierre Calmels, who has a French bistro Le Chéri, inside the Philadelphia Art Alliance, and their new exhibit A Curious Nature which runs through December 4. There was a short program extolling the virtues of the two honorees, followed by a special live auction MC’d by Nicole Cashman. Then guests enjoyed a delicious dinner by Chef Calmels.

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Academy Ball Young Friends 6th Annual Monster’s Ball

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The Young Friends of the Academy of Music held their annual Halloween party at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Center City on Friday, October 28th. Co-chairs Lynsie Solomon and Scott Johnson welcomed nearly 200 fashionably dressed guests — some wearing fancy masks — to the event in the Petite Ballroom. The attendees enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and delicious Insomnia Cookies during the party. There was also dancing and a deejay. Proceeds from the event benefit the Academy of Music Restoration Fund. The Academy of Music’s 160th Anniversary Ball and Concert will be held on Saturday, January 28th, 2017.

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The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation’s Third Annual Blitz, Bow Ties and Bourbon

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The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation hosted the  Third Annual Blitz, Bow Ties And Bourbon – On Monday, Oct. 24 at Finley Catering’s Union Trust on 717 Chestnut Street. Guests enjoyed a  cocktail party where they had a chance to mingle with Philadelphia Eagles Malcolm Jenkins, Jordon Matthews, Connor Barwin, Nolan Carroll, Chris Maragos, and Jon Dorenbos  as well as Eagles alumni Harold Carmichael, Mike  Quick, and Gary Cobb, Tra Thomas and Bobby Williams.  Guests were able to buy an official Philadelphia Eagles football and the players were happy to sign it, as well as pose for photos. There was a silent auction, as well as a live auction where signed Eagles jerseys were auctioned off. Proceeds from the event are committed to youth development in underserved communities through providing programs and initiatives that emphasize education, character, life skills, health and recreation.

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NINObrand x Hotel Palomar Launch Party At Kimpton Hotel

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Last year Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar launched a unique shopping experience for the guests staying at their Center City hotel called “Shop Like a Local,” a curated shopping guide by fashion blogger Ian Michael Crumm featuring fun Center City shops for guests to check out. This year, Hotel Palomar collaborated with one of the shop owners — local designer Bela Shehu, creative director of NINObrand — to create NINObrand X Hotel Palomar capsule, a collection of easy-to-wear clothing for affordable prices. It launched on October 1st. The collaboration and this year’s “Shop Like A Local 2016” celebrated with a party last week at Hotel Palomar inviting many of Philly’s young fashionistas. Five percent of sales from the NINObrand x Hotel Palomar capsule collection will be donated to Career Wardrobe.

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25th Philadelphia Film Festival Celebrates M. Night Shyamalan

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The Philadelphia Film Society celebrated the opening night of the 25th Philadelphia Film Festival last night with a party at the AKA Washington Square, where they honored M. Night Shyamalan with the inaugural Lumiere Award. After the party, the guests headed to the Prince Theater for the opening night film, LA LA LAND. The Philadelphia Film Festival runs from October 20th through October 30th.

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Design Philadelphia Celebrates at Millésimé & Ligne Roset

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DesignPhiladelphia took place over a 10 day period (10/6 – 10/16) with hundreds of events, exhibitions, lectures, workshops and programs that demonstrated how design can strengthen our connections to places, to ourselves, to the environment. As part of DesignPhiladelphia, Millésimé & Ligne Roset & Arclinea Kitchens celebrated its one year anniversary Friday night, October 14th, at 33 North 2nd Street Old City. Guests enjoyed libations, AG Catering delights and music as they browsed the 2016 Best of Philly winner’s collection of modern and contemporary furniture, lighting and home accessories. DesignPhiladelphia’s goal is to celebrate and promote Philadelphia as a design capital and destination. The event is always held in October, so mark your calendar for next year.

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The Abramson Cancer Center: Philly Fights Cancer Round 2

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1,300 people attended the 2nd Annual Philly Fights Cancer on October 15th at Legacy Youth Tennis. The celebration raised over $3 million to support translational research and clinical trials at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center. Guests enjoyed a cocktail party, a photo-booth, and a seated dinner in the  beautifully transformed tennis hall, by Evantine Designs, lighting by Eventions. During the Brûlée catered dinner there was plenty of entertainment, including a program by comedian Tig Notaro, who shared with the audience that she was a four-year cancer survivor. Also on the bill was Oscar-winning songstress Jennifer Hudson and legendary singer-songwriter Lionel RichieNancy Abramson Wolfson and Madlyn Abramson were co-chairs of the gala, which honored renowned oncologist Dr. John H. Glick and philanthropist Sharyn Berman.

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