|This past Sunday, Avantair, a private jet company hosted the first Annual Sunday Classic with Nacho Figueras to benefit Work-to-Ride, a non-profit that helps inner city kids develop self-discipline and life skills by learning how to ride and care for horses.|
|The event took place at Two Trees Farm on Hayground Road in Watermill. Supporting sponsors included Ferrari, Voss Water, Almond Restaurant, Maria Bonita Salon.|
|Last Friday afternoon at the Vered Gallery in East Hampton, Delfina Blaquier celebrated the opening of her newest exhibit, Horses, with a special champagne reception. Photographer and horse enthusiast Delfina hails from a distinguished Argentine family with polo in its bloodline. Raised around horses she’s spent her life observing and admiring them. In 2003 Delfina traveled the Polo circuit with her husband Nacho Figueras and their son. Using a Polaroid 210 camera, she documented the entire season. All material was then made into an as of yet unpublished book that she herself created.
Four years ago she discovered digital photography and started using her “fragmented” approach to her work, offering a Zen-like approach to the viewer with an aim to “liberate the mind.” In 2008 her friend Kelly Klein published her oversized photography book Horse featuring Delfina’s image, Vasco Negro. Horses runs through September 24th
|Last Friday night at Lily Pond the Hamptons Social Series celebrated their final weekly gathering for Emma Snowdon-Jones' birthday salute to Autism Speaks and Charity: Water.
Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We are proud of what we've been able to accomplish and look forward to continued successes in the years ahead.
|Charity: Water is a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. We use 100% of public donations to directly fund sustainable water solutions in areas of greatest need. Just $20 can give one person clean water for 20 years.
90% of the 42,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions are to children under five years old. Many of these diseases are preventable. The UN predicts that one tenth of the global disease burden can be prevented simply by improving water supply and sanitation. Guests at the event were treated to a dinner provided by Phillippe and music by DJ Airloom and DJ Lee Kalt.
|Photographs by PatrickMcMullan.com|