SAGAPONACK-JUNE 20: Dee Dee Ricks attends EcoFabulous in the East End--Annual Summer Benefit for The Group for the East End on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at Wolffer Estate Vineyard 183 Sagg Road, Sagaponack, New York. (Photo Credit: ManhattanSociety.com by Christopher London) - :|MANHATTAN SOCIETY|:Manhattan, New York City Event Photo Gallery
More than four hundred celebrities, philanthropists and environmentally-interested New Yorkers and East Enders came together to support the protection and restoration of eastern Long Island's natural environment at EcoFabulous in the East End, a sold-out benefit for Group for the East End. Powered by bio-diesel generators and inspired by a conservation ethic, EcoFabulous in the East End featured a farm-to-table mealsourced from local farms and prepared by award-winning local chefs; potted centerpieces that will be planted on the East End post-event; electronic event communication; and a hotly-anticipated luxury EcoAuction that features Tesla-for-a-weekend100% electric driving experience; luxury stay at the Dominican Republic’s Casa de Campo with eco-spa treatments at Cygalle Healing Spa; a rare Beech tree from Marder’s Nursery; Ferragamo eco-handbag; Brilliant Earth’s recycled gold jewelry and more. Event Co-Chairs: Katherine & Marco Birch, Carolyn & Greg Hoogkamp, Bill & Deni McChesney, Susan & Lou Meisel, Anna & Ari Meisel, Nicole Miller & Kim Taipale, Jackie & Peter Schellbach, Mary & Ken Walker. EcoFabulous Chefs: Todd Jacobs, (Tierra Mar and Atlantica); Gerry Hayden, (The North Fork Table); Tom Schaudel (Spring Close House, Downtown Grille and Wine Bar, Passionfish); Michael Ross (Jedediah’s Inn, Fiddleheads American Fish House & Grill) and Claudia Fleming (North Fork Table) Event design by April Milliken Trigg at Eventologie. Sponsors included EcoFabulous.com, the go-to resource for sexy, sustainable style; local newcomer Fire Island Beer and the 100% sustainable Wölffer Estate Vineyard.