HughE Dillon: Adam Lambert Parties (and After-Parties) in Philly
Welcome to the first-ever HughE Dillon slideshow on Philly Post. For a preview of parties plus HughE’s scoop on what celebs were where this week, see below. To see all of today’s photos, click here:
Maybe the economy isn’t doing so hot right now, but there are little pockets of Philadelphia that are starting to look more cheerful, including 20th and Panama streets near Rittenhouse Square, where Jt Christensen, show left with Liz Shapiro, just opened his interior design studio/showroom. You may recall that for years that space was Video City, with the dirty green awning and movie posters at least a decade old. Jt has done an amazing job renovating the space himself, stripping the walls and floors and creating a zen-like, white-washed work place. Not only will it house his designs, but he’ll also use it as an art gallery with open houses every First Friday. Many of his friends and clients came out to see the new place, check out his wares and look at the art he featured at the opening.
On Monday night, I stopped by the Hotel Palomar’s Square 1682 restaurant to check out NFL mom/book author Donna Stallworth’s (Donte’s mom) new book From Prep to Pro: Through the Eyes of an NFL Mom. Earlier in the day she made a stop off to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia where she spoke to the youngsters about the importance of an education. At left is Stallworth, with Baba Renfrow (of Distante Clothing), and Nicole Chatmon. Tonight, Renfrow will celebrate his birthday at Octo at 9 p.m., with proceeds benefiting The Sunshine Foundation, The Support Center for Child Advocates, and R.I.S.E. (Reaching Impacted Students). Happy Birthday Baba!
On Thursday night, it was a farewell party at Kite & Key for CBS3/CW meteorologist Doug Kammerer and his wife Holly. The duo will be sorely missed by his colleagues, friends, and legions of fans who tuned in to him before making their big outdoors plans. As one party-goer said, “he was easy on the eyes and a hunk without an attitude.”
OUT AND ABOUT
Last Saturday at the Borgata in Atlantic City, DJ Samantha Ronson celebrated her 33rd birthday with twin sister and designer Charlotte Ronson. The duo were joined by their family — including mom, writer-socialite Ann Dexter-Jones, and step-dad, Mick Jones of the band Foreigner — for dinner at Izakaya, where chef/partner Michael Schulson (also of Philly’s Sampan) prepared a special menu for the group. After dinner, the party headed over to MIXX nightclub where the sisters’ brother/music producer Mark Ronson performed a very rare DJ set for the packed house, which included Twilight hunk Kellan Lutz.
On Wednesday night, Philadelphia saw its fair share of celebrity sightings as Jimmy Buffett, who preformed two concerts this week at the Susquehanna Bank Center, stopped in for dinner at Le Castagne Wednesday night around 8 p.m. with four friends. He ordered gnocchi tartufo, a whole Dover sole, and a side of broccoli rabe. No margaritas were harmed in his presence.
Also out was American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert, who was in town for a concert at the Tower Theater on Thursday night. He stopped by Q Lounge and Kitchen for the sweet potato pork chops before heading over to Woody’s for “All Ages Night.” He and his entourage of three headed to the dance floor bar where he set his sights on one particular cute guy (or three of them), then left to continue the party at one of their homes until the wee hours of the morning. Pictures later surfaced on the national gossip sites showing Lambert wearing the same clothes as the ones on my blog from the night before.
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