Mrs. Joseph Verner Reed, the grande dame with the hand that cradled the Waspy rock of Hobe Sound, died recently and left her share of the island, 60 percent of the Jupiter Island Club, to her sons and heirs. Obviously, Permelia Reed...

Catching Up With The Parties: Beverly Sills, looking cheeri-beeri-bee in a brilliant red dress, was the guest of honor at a dinner given by the cosmetics princess Gale Hayman and her scientist husband Dr. William Haseltine at Mortimer's for about 30 Beverly lovers. The reason for it all was to congratulate Beverly on her big new job as head of Lincoln Center, where you can look for a lot of snap, crackle and pop once the dynamic redhead takes over. Whatever, she was only too happy to tell everyone how terribly thrilled she is over her new challenge -- and her new office. "Such windows," she trilled. Thrilled right along with Bev were such as her husband Peter Greenough, Princess Firyal of Jordan, Chessy Rayner, Judy and Alfred Taubman, Roz Jacobs, Amanda Burden, Bobby Short, Bob Colacello, Gil Shiva, Mica and Ahmet Ertegun, Shirley and Abe Rosenthal, Kitty Carlisle Hart, Blaine and Robert Trump, Barbara Walters, Joan Rivers with Oren Lehman, etc., etc., etc.

Today's the day Central Park will be alive with the sound of 1,100 adorables in spring suits and the odd hat -- no barefoot in the park for them -- all turning out for the Frederick Law Olmstead Awards Luncheon given by the Women's Committee of the Central Park Conservancy. Staring at the ladies and the greenery -- both welcome after 14 snow storms -- will even be some men too. How exciting!

The chairmen of the luncheon are Jessie Araskog, Robin Gerstner, Kathy Greenberg, Anne Johnson and Karen LeFrak and those Park supporters honored will be Nancy Missett, Fernanda Niven and John Rosenwald. Cocktails will be served by the Bethesda Terrace Fountain and luncheon in a tent on The Mall. The linens and topiaries have been designed and donated by Slatkin & Company and Glorious Food will provide the chicken hash and assorted dainties. Expected are such as Hilary Geary, president of the Women's Committee, Phyllis Cerf Wagner, Betty Sherrill, Berge and Soffia Wathne, Nancy Kissinger, Lauren Veronis, Bootsie and Van Galbraith, Carolina Herrera, Carolyn and Bill Chaney, Mary Rockefeller, Charlotte and Anne Ford and a plethora of others in full bloom. And in case you haven't checked out the Spring Table Settings Show at Tiffany's, please do. The tables were designed by the luncheon co-chairmen and feature architectural landmarks of our beloved Central Park. But more of that anon.
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