Reese also grew up cooking and gardening; the first business she owned, at age 7, was a produce stand selling organic vegetables, fruit, herbs and houseplants she helped grow at a family farm. In the 80s and 90s, Reese sold homemade soups made from her original recipes at produce stores and farmer's markets. During this time she also worked in restaurant and club management developing bar programs and menus, and booking and promoting entertainment and events.
Her experience as a performer led to work as a writer (tech scripts, color commentary, newspapers and magazines); jobs in the music business (booking and production); gigs as an emcee and cable TV host; bookings as a window dresser, makeup artist and stylist (known for vintage clothing and jewelry), and over a decade of success as a designer (2002 to present: jewelry, clothing, housewares, home décor and stationery).
Reese is passionate about cooking, developing recipes and organic gardening. She teaches garden to table cooking classes in the Philadelphia area, and runs a website called Glamorosi Cooks that features her original recipes, photos and information about growing edibles. Reese writes the companion food blog called Glamorosi Cooks for the Heirloom Gardener Magazine website.
Reese takes most of the event and food photos for Glamorosi Magazine. Her photographs have also been featured in newspapers and periodicals including Schmap Philadelphia (12th Edition 2010), Philadelphia City Paper (2012-2015), The Philadelphia Inquirer (2013-2015), Philly.com (2015), Metro Philadelphia (2014-2016), Philadelphia Gay News (2015) and Broad Street Review (2017). Reese is a contributing food photographer (monthly) at ICON Magazine (2015-2017).
Writer: A.D. Amorosi
A.D. currently writes for The Philadelphia Inquirer (features, reviews and live events), Philly.com (features, gossip and food), Philadelphia Daily News (features), Metro Philadelphia (gossip, news, arts and food features), Philadelphia Gay News (features) and Philly Weekly (features). For 25 years A.D. wrote for the now defunct Philadelphia City Paper (features, reviews, and a gossip column called "Icepack"). He is also an editor at Blurt, a website and quarterly print magazine that rose from the ashes of Harp, the much-loved, much-missed music mag.
A.D.'s byline has appeared in international magazines including Wax Poetics, Rolling Stone, Mojo, Filter, Details, Spin.com and Magnet, in local publications including Philadelphia Magazine, ICON Magazine, Flying Kite and Where Philadelphia (food features), and he was one of the founding editors of Philadelphia Style Magazine. A.D. is frequently quoted in books on a range of topics including model Gia Carangi (Thing of Beauty by Stephen Fried) and singer Tony Bennett (All the Things You Are by David Evanier).
A.D. Amorosi is currently a weekly contributor to That's Showbiz hosted by Chuck Darrow on WWDB talk radio. A.D. occasionally appears as a talking head on TV including FOX 29's Good Day Philadelphia and NBC Philly's 10! morning show.
In 2008, the government of Hamburg, Germany, invited A.D. to visit to learn about the city's arts scene. In June 2012, A.D. was interviewed by British television's Channel 4 for a documentary about singer Pink (he was the first journalist to write about her back in 2000).
Mascot: Django Amorosi
In a breed often cited for being timid and quiet, Django is an anomaly; he is fearless, funny, and extroverted. Django talks, sings, dances, and breezes through life greeting people like he’s running for office. His favorite activities are going for car rides, collecting bones, playing and kicking up dirt in his favorite dog parks, stealing hats, entertaining tourists he meets as he passes the long lines at South Philly’s “Cheese Steak Vegas” (the 9th Street intersection with Geno’s and Pat’s Steaks), and his daily social calls in the Italian Market where he goes to say “hello” and score treats from the restaurants, shops, and produce vendors who feed him steak, apples and watermelon.
Prior to moving to Philadelphia, Django was racing at greyhound tracks and lived in a kennel in Florida.
|Django Amorosi at one of his favorite parks in Philadelphia, PA|
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