SAVVY Exclusive: Happily Ever After (at last!) for former Philly news anchor Alycia Lane
With their two toddlers in tow, Alycia Lane married Jeremy Joseph in Malibu April 15.
The venue: The super-swell Calimigos Guest Ranch in the Malibu Mountains, once a filming site for TV’s The Biggest Loser.
The Dress: Looking as stunning as she did when she left Philly back in 2009, Alycia, 44, designed her own gown: an illusion-bodice, silk taffeta, chiffon and tulle confection with appliques and cap sleeves.
The groom: Jeremy Michael Joseph, President and General Counsel for lux Italian leather company, Buscemi. Jeremy wore a custom-made, raw-silk dinner jacket and Christian Louboutin shoes. Nifty trick: picking soles to match the bridesmaids gowns and groomsmen’s ties.
The backstory: After a five year run and assorted troubles in Philly, Alycia scooted to a morning anchor job at KNBC in LA eight years ago. Much more than a pretty face, the half-Latin, half-Welsh brunette has won multiple Emmy Awards and holds a master’s from the esteemed Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern U. Tending to her kiddos, she’s sidelined for now but just you wait. We hear she might even welcome a return to Philly.
Averie Lane Joseph, 2, is her parents’ flower girl.
Craig Hamilton carries Alycia and Jeremy’s younger child, Jules Archer Joseph, (almost) 1.
Jules’ sign: “Daddy, here comes our girl.”
Alycia Lane’s father escorts her down the aisle.
The bride meets her groom along the petal-rimmed walkway.
Seven bridesmaids and one bridesman include Philly folks Lauren Nelson (second from left),
Lauren Colabelli (fifth from left) and Craig Hamilton.
Groom Jeremy Joseph shows his soles – Louboutins to match his groomsmen’s ties.
Fifth from left is Mike Dubin of Bryn Mawr, CEO and co-founder of Dollar Shave Club.
(Left) Personal stylist Nancy Amoroso of Wynnewood with her son, Jesse. (Right) Jesse with his fiancé, Jordyn Shaffer. A longtime friend/stylist of Alycia Lane, Nancy wore a Roberto Cavalli gown and dressed her son in a Ralph Lauren Black Label tux and her future daughter-in-law in a two-piece ensemble from Neiman Marcus KOP.
Philadelphia Style's John Colabelli with bread barons Jesse and Lenny Amoroso of Wynnewood.
Dressed by his fashion stylist wife, Nancy, Lenny’s wearing an Isaia dinner jacket.
A Night at the Museum … of the American Revolution. Huzzah!
Philly’s A-listers joined forces with historians, politicians and a national TV icon for the gala opening of the city’s newest must-see attraction: the Museum of the American Revolution. A bang-up time was had by all.
The bells & whistles: Herald trumpets and a sword salute by the Valley Forge Military Academy Honor Guard, costumed colonial actors and Oneida Nation reps in native dress, cocktails and a romp through the museum, then dinner (by Brulee Catering) in a tent adjoining the museum.
The Stars: NBC News’ Tom Brokaw, 77, interviewed Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon S. Wood from Brown and George Washington. (OK, he was a really good facsimile: Dean Malissa, fresh from Mt. Vernon.) Forget WWII vets, Tom now thinks America’s Greatest Generation lived in the late 1700s.
Also hitting a high note: Original ‘Hamilton” on Broadway cast member Sydney Dean Harcourt performed with talented teens from the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts.
(Sorely) Missing in Action: Gerry Lenfest – the moving force behind the museum, its founding father and top donor (more than $50 million). The gala was livestreamed to Gerry’s hospital room at HUP. Gerry’s kids, Brook and Anna, filled in ably for him.
The spoils: A cool $1 million+ will support the museum’s first year of operation. Gala tix were $1776 pp but many of the 600 guests at the sold-out shindig came on someone else’s nickel. They were guests of gala sponsors.
A press gaggle: Maggie Henry Corcoran from the Philadelphia Inquirer and Caroline O’Halloran and Joyce Santora from SAVVY Main Line and NBC News legend Tom Brokaw at the gala’s VIP reception.
Newtown Square friends John and Tammy Murabito and Donna and Brian McNeill with Dean Malissa as Gen. George Washington. A native Philadelphian and the “official historical portrayer" of Washington at Mt. Vernon, he left 25 years in corporate America to pursue his first love, performance art.
Irene Shabel and Museum President Michael Quinn and gala co-chairs Martha McGeary Snider and David Cohen, senior executive vice president of Comcast, a major museum donor, at the VIP reception.
Rob and Leanne McMenamin of Newtown Square with Oneida Indian Nation representative Dale Rood. America’s “first allies,” the Oneida Nation donated $10 million to the museum.
Tom Brokaw and former PA Governor Ed Rendell trade war stories at the VIP reception. Rendell was an honorary co-chair of the gala and brokered the deal for the museum at 3rd and Chestnut Streets. Brokaw joked with SAVVY that Rendell “twisted his arm” to speak at the gala when he was in Philly last summer covering the Democratic National Convention.
Marian and Reeder Fox of Ardmore and Sarah Coulson of Bryn Mawr.
David and Jaimie Field of Gladwyne and re-enactor Peter Michel.
Angela Hudson of Haverford “in the room where it happened” with Hamilton star Sydney Dean Harcourt, a performer at the gala.
(Left) Louise and Alan Reid of Villanova and (right) David and Susan Lipson of Bryn Mawr meet Scott Stephenson, the museum's director of collections, exhibitions and programming.
Museum artifacts donor Peter Tillou of Litchfield, Conn., Joyce Sando of Haverford and Maud and Brian Tierney of Bryn Mawr, gala sponsors. A pre-eminent collector/dealer of Americana, Tillou donated a Lincoln Sword to the museum and told SAVVY he was planning to donate additional Revolutionary War artifacts.
Major museum donors and gala sponsors Joseph and Marie Field.
Paoli Hospital Auxiliary tastes spring
Local ladies broke out their spring duds for “A Taste of Spring” luncheon and fashion show staged by the Auxiliary’s Conestoga Branch on April 20.
On the menu: First they feasted on Flounder Francaise or Chicken a la Waynesborough (Country Club), then on a smorgasbord of spring styles from Louella of Wayne, Malvern and soon Bryn Mawr, Paoli’s Van Cleve Collection, the Paoli Chico’s and Englund’s Apparel of Malvern.
Two guys with guts: Breezing down the runway for Englund’s were Paoli Hospital VP Doug Hughes and Chester County artist Richard Bollinger. Flying-pig shorts and galloping-horse pants have never looked better.
Women on a mission: The intrepid gals who solicited about a zillion donations. Not sure we’ve ever seen so many raffle baskets under one roof.
In the House: Fresh off her second (!) appearance on the Rachel Ray Show, everybody’s fave Italian grandma, Elisa Constantini, 79, signed copies of Italian Moms, Spreading their Art to Every Table. The pride of Newtown Square has already inked a second book deal and is poised to launch a line of kitchen accessories. Not bad for a little project suggested by her son three years ago to get her mind off her husband’s passing.
Deborah Van Cleve of the Van Cleve Collection (center) surrounded by models in gowns from her Paoli boutique: Connie Welsh, Ferdie Lamb, Kim Smedley, Sandra Yodesky, Jackie Caniglia and Sandra Maxwell.
Teri Rissell of Devon, Sue Zoeller of Phoenixville, fashion show commentator Caroline O’Halloran of SAVVY Main Line, Susie Sargent of Malvern, and Catherine Cappelletti and Jody Wagner, both of Berwyn.
Event Co-Chairs Edie Mochnaly of Phoenixville and Jean Grace of Coatesville.
The Conestoga Branch brass: Treasurer Lois Suhrie of Devon, VP Janet Sternson of Berwyn, Hospitality Chair Helene Glazier of Audubon, JoAnn Schubert of West Chester, Hazel Jefferson of Ardmore and President Connie Grazel of West Chester.
Paoli Hospital Auxiliary President Carol Rabe Palmer of Berwyn, The Palm Tree consignment shop manager Tina D’Urbano of Coatesville and Auxiliary Treasurer Peggy Matje of Malvern.
Greeting guests and peddling raffle tickets: Louise Beck of West Chester, Barbara Robinson of Exton and Judy Becker of Berwyn.
Elisa Constantini of Newtown Square signs a copy of her Italian Moms cookbook for Jeanette Welborn. With them are Elisa’s son, Frank Constantini, and Liz Farina of Malvern, Surrey Consignment Shop manager. As always, Elisa's book proceeds went to charity – in this case, to Paoli Hospital.
Previewing Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show
More than 1,000 collectors paid $300 – $600 each for a cocktail party and first dibs at the goodies on display at the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show Thursday night. An army of 100 volunteers stages the annual show, now in its 55th year, to raise money for Penn Medicine. (This year’s proceeds will go to “quality of life” programs in the oncology/radiation depts.)
The show: A red carpet and flashing cameras greeted guests at the huge white tent on the Marine Parade Grounds at the Navy Yard. Inside, 59 dealers of fine art and antiquities hawked their wares in tasteful booths. Collectors got on all fours to inspect the workmanship of, say, an 18th-century Chippendale table. Others stood on tiptoes to view hanging art, tall case clocks, finely wrought samplers and porcelain.
The showstopper: The “What So Proudly We Hail” loan exhibition of American flags and patriotic textiles dating back centuries.
Smart product placement: A wooden rooster carousel figure stood near the wine and spirits station. The circa 1900-1920 bird from Old Hope Antiques was valued at $125K. Buy it and crow about it.
Kudos: To preview party co-chairs Katherine Eyre, Ann Calvert, Judy Glick, Hollie Holt and Christina deForest Keys. To Show Co-Chairs Anne Hamilton, Nancy Kneeland and Nancy Taylor and Show Managers Diana Bittel and Karen and Ralph DiSaia. To Presenting Sponsors AIG, Freeman’s and PennFIRST and preview party sponsor The Haverford Trust Co.
Bruce Kneeland of Paoli and his wife, Nancy, Philadelphia Antiques Show co-chair, Jerry Calvert of Bryn Mawr and his wife, Ann, Preview Committee co-chair, Eileen Quinn and her husband, Dr. Peter Quinn, a vice-dean and surgeon at Penn Medicine.
Preview Committee member Angela Hudson, Preview co-chair Katherine Eyre and Preview Committee member Sandy Adzick, all of Haverford, and Special Events chair Debbie Hamilton of Philadelphia.
A circa 1900-1920 carousel rooster catches the eyes of Lorraine Sterling of Paoli, Haverford Trust VP Keith Eby of Gwynedd Valley, Tim Jordan of Radnor and Preview Committee member Nadia Cuckler of Radnor, Haverford Trust Client Services Representative.
John Hanson, owner of Hanson Fine Building & Historic Preservation, Haverford residents Joyce Petersen, Ann Hanson and Joan Welsh, and past show chair Holly Luff of Ardmore.
Philadelphia Antiques Show co-chair Anne Hamilton of Bryn Mawr, Decorations Committee member Evelyn Fell of Haverford, board member Michele Johnson of N. Wales, and Volunteer Committee chair Ann Conlin Tanenbaum of Haverford.
Betsy and Luke Block of Villanova oohed and aahed over early 19th-century feather and watercolor renderings of birds, valued at $2,800 each.
Quincy and Dave McCoy of Villanova, Julie Jensen Bryan of Haverford, and Jeff and Paige Yager of Villanova.
Evelyn and John Fell of Haverford and Antiques Show Manager Diana Bittel of Haverford.
Proudly hailing a 34-star Civil War Presentation Battle Flag: Preview Committee member Sandy Nesbitt of Newtown Square and Martyn Greenacre of Wayne and his wife, Grete, chair of the Antiques Dealers Association.
MANNAFeast on the Main Line
Big-hearted Berwynite Rita Ingersoll and her merry band laid the table for a feel-good feast at Waynesborough CC April 1.
The cause? MANNA, the Philly-based nonprofit that cooks and delivers three squares a day – FREE, nutritious and medically-sound meals – to people battling cancer, HIV/AIDS, renal failure and other life-threatening illnesses. Over four straight years, Rita & Co.’s MANNAFeast on the Main Line has raised more than $100K.
Rock on: Each year, the Blue Sky Band (aka Pohlig & Pals) donates its time and tunes to the cause.
A smashing wrinkle: The punch-through wine wall. Will $25 buy you a dinner-party worthy bottle or an everyday vintage?
The leftovers: Some $33K for MANNA. Yum.
Joe and Sue Donohoe of Elverson and Sue McCabe of Berwyn.
MANNA’s Rob Saxon and event chair Rita Ingersoll of Berwyn.
Blue Sky Band rocks Waynesborough: Todd Pohlig on drums, John Bergh on guitar, Dave Long on guitar, lead singer and guitarist John Spangenberg, Dave Glarner on keys and Dan Wheeler on bass.
Frances Ingersoll of Newtown Square and Ellen Dietrich of Pottstown.
Gary and Sue DiLella of Berwyn.
Ann Hesser of Exton and Amy Lord, a committee member.
Saturday Club races through Wayne
A couple hundred parents and kids hoofed it around Wayne’s downtown biz district and historic neighborhoods April 1 in the 2nd annual Saturday Club Shuffle 5K and Kids Race.
The warm-up:, Life Time Fitness, the mega-club coming to King of Prussia, led the warm-up stretch. Songs for Seeds, The Handwork Studio and The Play Café amused the kids. And fueling the runners: Spring Mill Bread, Gryphon Café and Nolan Painting.
The cool-down: Swag bags, t-shirts, giveaways while 96.5 spinned the tunes. Eventually, even the gloomy weather cheered up.
The finish line: The shuffle raised $14K, to be doled out to the club’s designated charities.
Cory Townsend of Paoli, Meredith Rovine of Devon, Christine Brunelli of Havertown, Maureen Boyd of Paoli and Brooke Simeone of Newtown Square.
Pasqualina Sposato of Philadelphia, Teela Decker of King of Prussia and Lauren Everett of Malvern managed the swag.
Main Line comes out for Kensington
More than 300 friends graced the grand foyer of the Baldwin School for the April 1 Hope Gala benefiting the Community Center at Visitation (CCV), a beacon of hope and mercy in Kensington.
The party: The Savior Boys Choir of Philadelphia and West Chester pianist Debbie Brown serenaded guests. Kicking in the food and booze: Carlino’s of Ardmore, Nonna Rosa Kitchen of Jeffersonville, the Boathouse in Conshy and Phila. Brewing Company.
The Pope Francis Light of Faith Award: Went to nurses & besties Katie Keating and Michele Manning for their work establishing CCV’s new Wellness Center. The center tends to the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of Kensington residents challenged by poverty, food scarcity, substance abuse and homelessness.
The Spirit of Mercy Award: Went to Developer Ed Morris for his selfless ministering to young women struggling with drug addiction on the streets of Kensington, many of whom are victims of sex trafficking. Ed was also pivotal in creating Liguori Academy, a new, nontraditional Kensington high school for young people at risk of dropping out.
The Partner in Mission Award: Went to Mercy Associates for carrying out the Center’s mission of hope, hospitality and personal dignity.
Coming out for the cause: The Community Center’s many friends, including the Walking with Purpose chapter at St. Monica’s in Berwyn and the Women’s Section of Regnum Christi Philadelphia.
Co-honorees, nurses and lifelong pals Katie Keating of Haverford and Michele Manning of Berwyn.
Honoree Ed Morris of Paoli with Euse Mita, Susie Mita and Beth Devine.
Kevin and Suzanne Mulrain, Anne Marie McShea, Russ Cullen and John McShea.
Kathy Tavani accepts the Partner in Mission Award on behalf of Mercy Associates.
Bryan Hurtado, Charlotte Keating, Kyle Keating Hurtado, Pierce Keating, Katrina Keating and Joseph Nardi.
Women on Course: golf beyond the scorecard
The golf-happy group, Women on Course, gathered at Bala Golf Club for a season-kickoff luncheon and fashion show April 8.
A sporting gesture: Five lucky ladies took home the new Jofit golf outfits they modeled at no charge.
Beyond the greens: Women on Course spiffs up your game and your social life with golf outings, wine tastings, travel, online lessons and more.
Intimidated by golf? Don’t be. This gang welcomes all skill levels. Newbies can take “FastTrack to the First Tee” online. Weekly pop-ups including Sip and Swing clinics, Nine and Wine, and 18-Hole play at White Manor, Turtle Creek and St. David’s, among other courses.
WOC members in new Jofit golf duds: Tiffany Rolfing of Philadelphia, Josephine Leung of Malvern, President and CEO Donna Hoffman, Aislinn Glassman of Philadelphia, Joanne Forsythe of Limerick, Sandy Vann of Malvern and Philly Market Leader Nancy Rarig of Havertown.
Nancy Rarig greets former PIAA Champ and Jofit spokesperson Katie Miller.
Cynthia Holoviak, Kathleen Waters and Aislinn Glassman perfect their putts at Bala Golf Club.