It was a crazy busy weekend again for yours truly, but I have to thank all the people who allowed me to photograph their happenings. I enjoy observing situations and capturing the stories with my photography. Today’s slideshow has pics from two great parties: a birthday celebration at Gigi thrown by Stephenie LaGrossa for fiance Kyle Kendrick (left), and a sponsor party for the upcoming Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe held at Twenty Manning.
OUT AND ABOUT
BREAKING FOODIE GOSSIP: I hear that Chef Jason Cichonski (left) is leaving Lacroix. No word yet on where he might be headed.
Absolute Abstract owner David White’s mom flew in from Arizona for a birthday visit. “Mom always likes an adventure when she visits, and this year we swam with the sharks at the Adventure Aquarium, and kayaked in the Pine Barrens, but what she was looking forward to the most was meeting Top Chef Jennifer Carroll and eating at 10 Arts. It was very cool that Jen let us into the kitchen to say hello and take some pictures.” Also at dinner Saturday night was White’s partner James McManaman whose FB status says “Mom met Jennifer / Top Chef from 10 Arts, another item off her B-List … delicious!” I really have to see that movie.
Last Thursday Morton’s The Steakhouse in Philadelphia hosted a fundraiser for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinees Assistance Fund. On hand were six members of the NFL Hall of Fame: Tom Mack, Billy Shaw, Willie Lanier, Anthony Munoz, Jack Youngblood, and Randall McDaniel. Also in attendance were former Eagle John Spagnola and special guest NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Highlights of the evening included a Q&A session with Roger Goodell that gave attendees a very real insider look at the inner workings of the future of the NFL. A silent auction also took place that included several items signed by the Hall of Famers, including a Morton’s apron signed by the special guests.
Also on Thursday: Kendra Watch! Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett were seen shopping at Denim Habit — a women’s clothing and accessories boutique that ran a great discount-for-a-donation sale in Marlton and Ardmore. She was looking at Joe’s, Hudson, and J Brand jeans and left with two shopping bags. Later I read her twitter account, and she and Baby Baskett went to Victoria’s Secret. She posted a picture of him in the dressing room. Cute.
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