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.