The LGBT party at the Philadelphia Flower Show was a hit this year and we couldn’t have been happier about sponsoring it. Not only were some of our favorite bartenders on hand – John Russo of ICandy, Angela Bibey of Stir, Austin Algeo of Woody’s and Tony Nguyen of Voyeur – mixing up tropical-inspired cocktails to honor the show’s exotic Hawaiian theme, but QVC‘s own Phillip Watson was giving away books about his celebrity gardening projects. He even took some time to chat with fans and would-be gardeners with questions about what to plant this season.
Guests also enjoyed a make-your-own lei station, Hawaiian-style foods and a personal tour of the Flower Show, which according to PHS President Drew Becher, combined some of the most creative exhibits ever this year with no shortage of participation from LGBT designers and florists, like Philly’s own Moda Botanica, which took home the Award of Distinction for Display Garden (Floral).
One of the guests at this year’s LGBT event also walked away with free ocean-front accommodations for three nights at the Sheraton Waikiki Resort in Hawaii. Winner Tanya Frederick says she’ll be planning her dream vacation to the Hawaiian island this year.
A special thank you to the Sheraton, attendees and everyone who made the event a success!