HughE Dillon shares photos from our LGBT Flower Show Party. Thanks to all who came out to support G Philly and the Flower Show. It was a fab affair!
The Philadelphia Flower Show is happening now through March 9. More info here.
The third annual Oscar Viewing Party took place at the Ritz-Carlton on March 2nd. Guests donned their finest gowns and suits (some even wore black tie) to enjoy a pre-party before the screening of the famed awards show. They enjoyed a complimentary happy hour featuring Peroni beer and Casamigos Tequila cocktails, as well as light bites and desserts from the 10 Arts bistro.
Tenants began moving into the John C. Anderson Apartments in mid-January, but Philly’s only housing center for LGBT seniors got official opening-ceremony treatment this morning. Local paparazzo HughE Dillon pointed out that it was one of the most power-filled events he’d been to in a while, and he was right. All kinds of Pennsylvania dignitaries showed up to be part of the festivities — from Governor Ed Rendell and Mayor Michael Nutter to Representative Bob Brady and State Treasurer — and gubernatorial candidate — Rob McCord.
On Sunday, gays, drag queens and even one celebrity chef flooded onto East Passyunk Avenue for the September iteration of QOTA. Aversa PR founder Kory Aversa, who’s in charge of promoting lots of events on East Passyunk Avenue, told me that there were around 200 to 300 people in attendance. There was retro music spewing from the fountain, where drag queens — including America’s Next Top Model‘s Cory Wade Hindorff — strutted around in fashions from the Avenue’s Nicole Rae Styer Boutique.
On the food and drink front was cocktails and beer from Stateside and Fond, and Noord Chef Joncarl Lachman passed around some of his Dutch-inspired chicken croquettes. Metro Men’s Clothing owner Tom Longo was serving Bai cocktails and sushi from his neighbor Izumi when Ela Chef Jason Cichonski, who will make his debut appearance on Top Chef this week, stopped in to sample some maki and browse the racks.
Yesterday marked the sixth annual Chefs’ Dinner for PAWS. The charity event raised $300,000 for Philadelphia’s homeless and abandoned animals. The Philly Post’s HughE Dillon was there and he snapped the above shot of three under-employed Philadelphia chefs (Jennifer Carroll, Monica Glass, Shola Olunloyo) teaming up to prepare a spring garlic soup with pickles and strawberries. Sounds interesting.
Glass also received word yesterday that she would be competing in the third annual StarChefs.com International Pastry Competition this September. Only twenty pastry chefs in the country were chosen to compete..
HughE Dillon: Chefs’ Dinner for PAWS [Philly Post]
This year’s Philly Pride not only kicked off with a block party on Friday night, but continued through the weekend with special events, like the Dyke March and William Way’s Homecoming – and culminated in the annual parade and party on Penn’s Landing.
G Philly was honored to be a part of the events. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth on Penn’s Landing again this year. One of our favorite photographers (and the man who’s always on the scene) HughE Dillon captured some great highlights. Enjoy!