We rented a car for the weekend and decided to get away from the cluttered streets of New York City, heading out East in Long Island. Both me and Phaon Spurlock(@Phaon) of LuxuriousPrototype.com hit the road quite early, as we approached several parties at the Hamptons and a day with a full schedule which includes only fun which started with an Eggs Benedict brunch and Pinot Grigio.
After hanging out with Estelle (@EstelleDarlings) and Tika Sumpter (@iamtikasumpter) we gathered for dinner and drinks at Georgica. We parked our car across the street and surprisingly enough we ran into Chris Collins (@ChrisCollinsNYC), who we immediately recognized from the Polo Ralph Lauren ads. We exchanged a few words and realized that the street was heavily trafficked and we were not able to cross so without thinking twice Chris had us hop into his black Range Rover and we pulled right into the scene as we were blasting 1901 by Phoenix.I realized the summer is just upon us, this was the real kick off party. An amazing weather, in a fantastic venue, full of inspiring people. The night was hosted by the one and only, Jessica White (@IAmJessWhite), this was the second annual “Angel Wing Foundation” Dinner benefiting UNICEF’s “City of Joy Project,”
At the event I mingled Shontelle (@Shontelle_Layne) – I asked about her inspiration, the dedication for her fans, and her Kat Von D tattoo, her involvement with UNICEF – she told me with a lot of passion about her work during the Pakistan Flooding – Shontelle also revealed she will be performing tonight. Three acoustic songs to be exact. She performed T-Shirt, Impossible and her new hit song ‘Say Hello to Goodbye‘.
Wow, Shontelle was hot. She even teased us with the song which she co-wrote with Rihanna, ‘Man Down‘.
Shontelle – Hello To Goodbye
Right before Shontelle’s performance, Jessica White gave a fantastic speech which was full of soul. It was about sexual abuse, and there’s a story to follow but I want to address one fact – every year in the United States alone 282,800 women are being raped. And this brings me to my next story – towards the end of the night we walked out to the car to drop our blazers as we noticed a young girl trying to catch a cab in the middle of the night, in the middle of the road which was completely dark. Both Phaon and I looked at each other and just admitted we had to step in and help. We offered her a ride, and drove for about 30 minutes all the way back to the movie theater in South Hampton, I asked the young girl how old she was and she must have been under 20 and it literally made us so upset. Girls, be careful. Don’t get into the car with strangers – don’t drink and drive, don’t drink too much and always be cautious. This is a vicious world we live in.
“We may not be able to minimize abuse in the world, but what we can do is minimize the stress intake an individual goes through.”
In a recent interview, Jessica White revealed her involvement and passion for the fundraising.
She said “The goal is that we’re just going to raise money. I’m actually going to go to Africa for a few weeks and just be around these people that actually need love. I started the Angel Wings Foundation because of my abusive past that I’ve always been very vocal about. I’m celebrating the fact that God brought me from a really dark place in my life and I don’t want other young girls, young women and young boys to go through what I went through and not have that support. We may not be able to minimize abuse in the world, but what we can do is minimize the stress intake an individual goes through. We’re providing a facility and an outreach program where these people can come for healing and be empowered from something that could’ve destroyed their lives.”
Isn’t she amazing?
About Angel Wings Foundation
Angels Wings Foundation was founded in 2002 as a direct means to build and fund schools, orphanages, supply healthcare and support various issues that impact underprivileged children in Thailand. Shaped from under the wings of native Thai philanthropist, former Miss Universe, Good Will Ambassador to the United Nations and spokesperson for UNICEF and the UNFPA, Porntip Bui Simon (Porntip Nakhirunkanok), Angels Wings has built schools in rural Thailand and continues to supply funding and tuition for the students in these institutions. In response to the December, 2004 tsunami in South East Asia, Angels Wings has committed to constructing 100 new homes, a fleet of boats, building schools, as well as granting numerous students the opportunity to further education through full scholarships.
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