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Claudine Holt is a native Washingtonian who recently moved back to Philadelphia for work. She loves this eclectic, artistic, richly cultural city. Claudine fully embraces the French motto of "le savoir vivre". Her diverse interests take her to unique locales around Philly, nationally, as well as abroad. She is also a member of the Vogue Influencer Network. She invites you to join her as she discovers what's exciting in Philly and share that info with you.

Recap: Team I Hate Cancer’s Tailgate At 84th Radnor Hunt Races In Philadelphia To Benefit LIVESTRONG Foundation

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It was a thrilling day at the 84th Radnor Hunt Races! For my first time attending the event, I was at Team I Hate Cancer’s tailgate, hosted by CJ and Michael Walsh. The tailgate raised funds to benefit the LIVESTRONG Foundation for the Team LIVESTRONG Philly Challenge. For every $500 raised, a child of […]

Recap: National Coalition Of 100 Black Women’s Madam CJ Walker Awards Luncheon In Philadelphia


Women of NCBW (Photo Credit: NCBW)

Keynote Speaker Sophia Nelson, Esq. (Photo Credit: NCBW)

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. (NC100BW) Pennsylvania Chapter held it’s 28th annual Madam CJ Walker Awards Luncheon and Economic Development Seminar at the Loews Hotel in Center City Philadelphia. The organization advocates on behalf of […]

Young Friends Winter Gala 2014 To Benefit Philadelphia Museum Of Art

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(Photo Credit: Philadelphia Museum of Art)

Join the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art this Saturday for Winter Gala, one of the most anticipated events on the calendars of young Philadelphians. The Museum’s spectacular Great Stair Hall will be transformed for the celebration, and guests will be among the first to […]

Recap: Philadelphia Fashion Week Haute Couture Show

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(Photo Credit: C. Holt)

On Saturday, the 11th season of Philadelphia Fashion Week, produced by Kevin Parker & Kerry Scott of FBH The Agency, culminated in the Haute Couture Runway Show which featured 12 designers presenting their Fall/Winter 2014 collections. I had VIP ticket and a prime front row seat to […]

From Philadelphia To Monaco: Grace Kelly Behind The Icon Exhibit At The Michener Art Museum

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(Photo Credit: Michener Art Museum)

Currently showing at the James A. Michener Art Museum through January 26, 2014 is an amazing exhibit about the transformation of Grace Kelly from local girl to Hollywood icon to European Royalty. The exhibit, which was made possible by the generous support of HSH Prince Albert II of […]

Pennsylvania Ballet To Host Brunch For The Ballet At Saks Fifth Avenue


Pennsylvania Ballet’s Jewels (Photo Credit: Alexander Iziliaev)

The Pennsylvania Ballet just opened its 50th Season! There will be several special events throughout the year to celebrate this amazing milestone. On November 17, the Leadership Corps of the Pennsylvania Ballet will host Brunch for the Ballet, a fundraising event at Saks Fifth Avenue. Pennsylvania […]

Exclusive Interview with Dita von Teese For Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray!

Dita Von Teese in Pink Lace Von Follies Bra. (Photo Credit: Von Follies)

On September 29, international fashion icon and the biggest name in burlesque Dita Von Teese kicked off her critically acclaimed variety show, Burlesque: Strip, Strip Hooray! in New York. The show will debut in 3 new cities, including Philadelphia on October 9. Von Teese, née Heather Sweet in Michigan, grew up fascinated by the […]

Philadelphia Museum Of Art’s Opening Of Leger: Modern Art And The Metropolis

Leger The City

On Thursday, October 10, join Timothy Rub, the Trustees, and the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art for a soiree to celebrate the opening of Léger: Modern Art and the Metropolis. The exhibition will give a new perspective to Paris in the 1920s, when great modernist artists such as Fernand Léger (1881-1955) […]

Recap: Philadelphia’s Dinner en Blanc 2013

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Dinner en Blanc meet-up group (Photo Credit: Claudine Holt)

Last Thursday, Dinner en Blanc (DEB) Philadelphia, the most anticipated event of the summer, took place. Approximately 2,500 people dressed in white met up at different locations around the city and converged towards an unknown final destination. At my departure point, the Spring Garden […]

2nd Annual Dîner en Blanc In Philadelphia

Diner en Blanc Philadelphia 2012 (Photo Credit: DEB)

Diner en Blanc Philadelphia 2012 (Photo Credit: DEB)

Picture it: August 22, approximately 2,500 people from all corners of Philadelphia will descend upon a secret location in Center City. Dressed in all-white from tip to toe, the guests will set up tables, chairs, table settings and dinner for an elegant pop-up picnic. Then, […]

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