Life on Long Island
Jessica White's 'Angel Wings' fundraiser returns to Georgica
As Memorial Day weekend draws near, those who relish the onset of the Hamptons summer season can start looking forward to familiar and eye-catching things, such as lush greenery, fashionable clothing, twinkling jewelry, luxury cars and . . . Jessica White.
White, an accomplished model, has worked campaigns for such prominent clothing companies and labels as Gap, Jean Paul Gaultier, Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger – as well as appearing in fashion publications such as "Vogue," "Harper's Bazaar" and "Sports Illustrated" (in several of the famed “Swimsuit” editions, of course) – among other glamorous accomplishments. However, she also has built a reputation as a humanitarian, as with her charitable organization – the “Angel Wings” foundation – she has taken part in several fundraisers contributing to various causes since its establishment in 2010.
Out of all her altruistic happenings, the one event that has taken center stage is White's annual bash held at Georgica Restaurant & Lounge in Wainscott, and on Sunday, May 26, it will once again return for a fourth year.
In what is now considered a hallmark opening event of the Hamptons summer season, the Angel Wings soiree tends to attract a large crowd that often includes celebrities and socialites -- and with a red-carpet entrance, a great deal of press also arrives to snap photos of the famous faces that have come to dine and dance. Starting at 8 p.m., all who attend begin the evening with a three-course meal, then enjoy a live performance from a musical artist (whose identity is always kept a secret until the day-of) before hanging at a late-night after-party (and finally leaving with a swag bag).
Tickets are available for $95 at AngelWings@BrandswayCreative.com, with proceeds benefiting the bone marrow donor center Delete Blood Cancer. For more information head online to brandswaycreative.com.
Georgica Restaurant and Lounge: 108 Wainscott Stone Rd., Wainscott, 631-537-6255