Chef Jacquie Kelly and I had the honor of winning Best Table at the Philadelphia Diner en Blanc Preview Party 2016!

Representing Soiree Philadelphia and Taste4Travel.net, we worked together on our interpretation of this year’s theme “Philadelphia Firsts.”

Our “first” was the Peale Butterfly Display Box – which was the first way scientists could preserve & observe butterflies (and moths) from both sides. The Peale Collection is still housed at the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences.

And another First related to butterflies is Philadelphia is the home of the discovery of the first both male & female butterfly (who knew?!): http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/healthscience/77118-rare-half-male-half-female-butterfly-discovered-at-philly-museum-

It was such a pleasure working with Chef Jacquie and so lovely to be supported by so many Femfessionals (yes, I’m on the board, so I am partial).

Thanks so much to the Philadelphia Diner en Blanc organizers and to everyone who came to the event – looking forward to the main event in August!

Philadelphia Diner en Blanc Preview Party 2016 - Best Table Winner

Philadelphia Diner en Blanc Preview Party 2016 - Best Table Winner

Philadelphia Diner en Blanc Preview Party 2016 - Best Table WinnerPhiladelphia Diner en Blanc Preview Party 2016 - Best Table Winner

Philadelphia Diner en Blanc Preview Party 2016 - Best Table Winner

Philadelphia Diner en Blanc Preview Party 2016 - Best Table WinnerPhiladelphia Diner en Blanc Preview Party 2016 - Best Table WinnerPhiladelphia Diner en Blanc Preview Party 2016 - Best Table WinnerPhiladelphia Diner en Blanc Preview Party 2016 - Best Table WinnerPhiladelphia Diner en Blanc Preview Party 2016 - Best Table Winner

Philadelphia Diner en Blanc Preview Party 2016 - Best Table Winner

Philadelphia Diner en Blanc Preview Party 2016 - Best Table WinnerPhiladelphia Diner en Blanc Preview Party 2016 - Best Table Winner

Special thanks to Zoya Egan for her lovely hat and for jumping behind the camera so I could be in a few shots!  Please check out her work at:

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Zoya-Egan-Millinery/1468852586763731?ref=py_c

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