Hundreds of elegantly turned out Hamptons summer revelers gathered at the spectacularly manicured sprawling grounds of Tony Ingrao and Randy Kemper, dubbed Woodhouse Park, to toast an organization with a heart of gold, God's Love We Deliver (GLWD).
Donny Deutsch helped Karen Sherman beat the chill wiht a warm squeeze. (Photo: Patrick McMullan/PatrickMcMullan.com)
While there was a distinct chill in the late spring air guests couldn't help but be warmed by the mission of the group, to simply feed those in need. Twelve years in the making, the night was a success with many famous and familiar faces mingling including designer Dennis Basso
who declared, "What a great night for a fantastic group!" Karen Pearl, President and CEO of GLWD, was spotted beaming about the night and the generosity of the guests.
Ad guru Donny Deutsch
, hair stylist to the Hamptons movers and shakers Kevin Maple
, and "Real Housewives of New York City
" stars Aviva Drescher
with husband Reid Drescher
were are few of the guests on hand to show their support as they sipped cocktails from Pernod Ricard USA
and enjoyed a delicious 'high tea' from Cunard. The "Downtown Abbey" fans in the mix had a pleasant surprise mugging for the camera with bowler hats and tea sets at a photo 'booth' in the gardens helmed by Dirty Sugar Live.
We missed Jonathan Adler
and Simon Doonan
, long-time supporters and past honorees of GLWD, but their presence was felt by every guest that had the opportunity to 'give til you smile' at the "Love Table" near the entrance of the event. Everyone who donated received a gift from Jonathan's funky home décor collection. How like the pair, who as a pair are as upbeat and fun that you'll hope to ever meet, to make people smile.
For over 25 years GLWD has been helping those in need and we wish them success and 25 more.
Reid Drescher, Aviva Drescher, Cynthia Clift, Stephanie von Watzdorf, and Michael Lucas. (Photo: patrick McMullan/PatrickMcMullan.com)
Nicole, an award-winning journalist, is Executive Editor & Publisher of Hamptons.com where she focuses on celebrity interviews, fine living and design, social events, fashion and beauty. She lives on the North Fork with her husband, their two daughters, and Bernese Mountain dog, Cooper. www.hamptons.com