If you’re like us, you are still reeling from the craziness of Labor Day weekend and trying to quickly switch gears for Fashion Week. Weren’t we all just basking in the sun at the beach a few days ago? And now, it’s all about the hottest new boots for fall season. Where does the summer go?
Last Sunday, amNewYork threw one last hurrah to celebrate the end of the Hamptons season and to benefit the Food Bank for NYC. Hosted by Real Housewives of New York star Kelly Killoren Bensimon, the fete featured a cocktail reception, three course meal prepared by celebrity chef Seth Levine (you’ve seen him on Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen), VIP gift bags and an exclusive after party, all held at Georgica Restaurant in Wainscott.
Special guests of the evening included Countess Luann de Lesseps, Matt Nordgren, star of Bravo’s Most Eligible Dallas, Cindy Barship, also of RHNY, and Constantine Maroulis, who performed his newest iTunes single for the crowd. Kelly and Cindy told us all about their fun summers spent out at the beach, and how they are quickly getting ready for a busy fall with kids going back to school and fashion shows galore. There’s nothing better than rocking Havianas with a sexy sequin maxi dress, and Kelly pulled it off in style.
All of the proceeds of the night will allow Food Bank to tackle the hunger issues on three different fronts: food distribution, income support, and nutrition education. Through its network of community based programs, soup kitchens and food pantries, Food Bank provides 400,000 free meals PER DAY to New Yorkers in need. With major funding cuts, this Gilt City Gives event helps Food Bank continue their mission.