The chic crowd dining at the candle-lit tables in the backroom of Georgica's picturesque dining room proved that you really can look good in a whistle, and that layering two or three can look even better. Granted, the attendees at the second annual StyleCaster's dinner benefit were wearing the impeccably streamlined designs from Falling Whistles, a non-profit focused on bettering the lives of children afflicted by the war being waged in the Congo.
[Sean Carasso, Ari Goldberg]
Throughout points in the three course meal prepared by Chef Seth Levine, the copper, silver and often times golden whistles were blown, as a symbol of protest and peace for the non-profit and all of the work that founder Sean Carasso has put into changing the world.
Right after the main course was whisked away and moments prior to the arrival of the massive platters of desert, Sean got up to speak, captivating the crowd with his motivation and passion for the company he was inspired to create in 2007. Georgica opened up the lounge after the private dinner, and contributed the funds from all party-goers to the Falling Whistles cause, raising close to $15,000 in one evening.
On display was a preview of Falling Whistles’ new 5 Boys Collection, and the pure silver whistle adorned with a conflict free diamond by the Swedish design duo LundbladBaldal which was auctioned off during the dinner. The whistles are sold at over 200 retailers globally, but can be purchased locally at Urban Zen in Sag Harbor and Flying Point Surf Shop in Southampton. The proceeds from the whistle sales are provided to Congolese visionaries who working to rebuild war torn communities while promoting peace. As of today, there have been 50,000 whistleblowers, 77 organizations, 35 Congressmen and 16 Senators who have committed themselves to the Falling Whistle's cause.
[All photos courtesy of StyleCaster]
Sunday, May 19
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.