100th Anniversary of Paul Cret’s Design of Rittenhouse Square

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The Friends of Rittenhouse Square Kick-Off the 100th Anniversary of Paul Cret’s Design of Rittenhouse Square at Boyds Philadelphia

Friday, November 30, 2012

Boyds Philadelphia, 1818 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

Boyds hosted a shopping celebration for The Friends of Rittenhouse Square kicking-off the 100th Anniversary Celebration of Paul Cret’s design of Rittenhouse Square. The party featured trunk shows from designers Michael Kors, Herve Leger, Ter et Bantine, Ermenegildo Zegna and Brioni & Isaia. A portion of the evening’s sales from the trunk shows were donated to the Friends of Rittenhouse Square and directly support 2013 restoration initiatives for Rittenhouse Square, one of Philadelphia’s most treasured landmarks.

Festive fare served at the party were from acclaimed restaurateurs Marc Vetri and Jeff Michaud of the Vetri Family Restaurants, Stephen Starr of Starr Restaurants, and Michael Schulson of Izakaya and Sampan. Three lucky shoppers who purchased a $50 key to the “treasure boxes” won one of three luxurious prizes including: a Roberto Coin Diamond Necklace from Govberg Jewelers, a Salvatore Ferragamo handbag from Boyds, and a Trussini made-to-measure suit from Boyds. The funds raised from the “treasure boxes” further benefited the Friends of Rittenhouse Square.


Robyn Lewison of the Friends of Rittenhouse Square and Jessica Gushner

Alan Mandeloff, Marlene Brenner Ferguson, Amanda Burden, and Ricki Mandeloff

Betsy Hummel and Mary Parenti of the Friends of Rittenhouse Square


Violinists Sean Bennett and Somer Jordan

Andy Kitko and Francis Lake from STARR Restaurants

Friends of Rittenhouse Square Jerry and Donna Slipakoff of Haverford, PA

Co-Owners of Boyds Jeff Glass, Kent Gushner and Ralph Yaffe with Friends of Rittenhouse Square President Betsy Hummel

Chef Michael Schulson of Sampan and Chef Jeff Michaud of Vetri Family Restaurants



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