The summer of 2012- even though its not over yet has been one of my favorite summers ever. From relaxing on the beach in my Charlie bikinis made by Matthew Zink, to hosting my Summer Souk for Generosity Water at Sunbarth Southampton, to working out daily at Barry’s Bootcamp to riding at Wolfer to fixing up my gorgous house and giving it all the “Kelly Kare” I can. I have been feasting my eyes on the incredibly inspiring Olympics and have been able to spend tons of quality time with my girls: tubing, waterskiing, kayaking, playing tennis and just plain goofing around. My book, ‘I Can Make You Hot’really inspired me to get back to what I love this summer caring for my family, for my home and for body. Above are some of my favorite pictures of the summer.
There are obviously more to come. Send me some of your favorites too, I love to see what you love.
Kelly Bensimon went to Haiti with Generosity Water, an organization building clean water wells in developing countries. She even visited one of the wells that she raised money to fund — which is now providing clean water to over 500 people every day.
That’s so cool to see the results of your hard work and donated money!
The kids then showed her a dirty stream — where they had originally gotten their water — that has caused many people to get sick. The new well means everything to them!
Here’s what Kelly said:
“The best part of this whole experience is spending time with the kids in the village, and seeing how happy they are. Its pretty amazing to see how we can have such an impact on a village by simply building a clean water well.”
Beautiful! Watch video above and wait for the Prezzer shout out! SO MUCH LOVE!
Thank you New York, and thank you to all my friends for their support. I wanted to finish strong for I’ve seen the amazing teen girls walking with 40 lbs of water on their heads, so this race meant a lot to me. Running through Central Park with the music of DonnaD’Cruz was amazing and very New York. Then when it couldn’t get any better, I ran down 7th Avenue and through Times Square. I took pictures of other runners, and helped them with videos. It was an amazing experience. And when I finished, a calm came over me. I was so proud of my amazing friends and how they cared for me and for my endeavours. I felt very lucky, and was definitely emotion filled when I finished.
To my dear friends,I want to thank you for supporting me on my nychalfmarathon run for Generosity Water. On March 18, 2012, I ran 13.1 miles in 2:18.I am so incredibly grateful for and proud of the work the NYC Marathon does for so many charities and for Generosity Water’s amazing accomplishments. I’m humbled by my incredible contributors on crowdrise.com/kellykillorenbensimon,
facebook fans and friends, my twitter followers, and to my friends and family who ran with me and were so supportive of each and every mile I trained for and ran on Sunday, and helped me raise $9850.
I am committed to always doing what I say I will do, always helping in the best way possible, and being the best citizen, parent, and friend that I can be.I am humbled by your support, and grateful for your continued encouragement.
I’m just getting started, so get ready. We ve got a lot of work to do and bringing clean water to families in need is just the beginning.
Which is why, this holiday season, I find myself dressing in an understated yet chic way. I do this to show thanks to all of the local heroes who go beyond their comfort zone to do something special for those less fortunate. Like Angelina Jolie, I’ve recently opted for suits because they embody sophistication. I’m loving dark blue and white versions by Rogan, chic Chloe tops and ’50s-inspired Marc Jacobs sweaters.
For this year’s Holiday Rock & Roll Bash, hosted by James Dolan of Cablevision (amNewYork’s parent company), not only was $1.7 million raised for the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, but the party drew an amazing crowd with Jim at the helm of his band, JD & the Straight Shot. This week, I also took a group of children from the Garden of Dreams Foundationto see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and it was a delight to watch them enjoy the show.
And for those who love fashion and philanthropy (my favorite combo), I recently put a pair of worn-once Jimmy Choos up for auction on eBay, with 100% of the profits being donated to Generosity Water to provide clean water wells in Ghana.
I wore these Jimmy Choo’s to the FIFi awards and they stole the show. At 4 inches, even Fergie loved them. They only been worn once and 100% proceeds from the shoes are going to my Generosity account to build a clean water well in Ghana.
It was such a pleasure to meet President Bill Clinton. Not many people impress me, but his philanthropic efforts in Haiti make me so intrigued. I had a great discussion with him about my efforts towards helping Haiti building clean wells with Generosity Water.
Congrats President Clinton for helping us help others!