Heading out to lunch:
Melissa Hawks, Fiona Reeson
The Receiving Line of Luncheon Hostesses:
Ladies touring the gardens
Melissa Hawks, Fiona Reeson and Christine Bazylevsky
Diane DiMenna was a trooper and arrived on crutches!
Martha Stewart arriving....
Inside the tent
The luncheon was catered by Abigail Kirsch. We started with chilled cucumber soup with dill goat cheese panna cotta in the middle (delicious)...followed by a nice, light porcini dusted chicken salad on an Enoki soft herb nest with truffled black quinoa and barley...followed by a little trio of sweets that included a triple chocolate mouse box, rasberry lemon granita and almond nougatine. Yum and a nice presentation!
Some interesting hat and fashion ensembles:
I loved Fabiola's hat with the rope:
...is that Lady Gaga under there?!
I enjoyed the vintage Pucci ensemble with the flea-market-boho-straw-flower hat:
Coordinating hat and dress
One of my table mates, Michelle Marie Heinemann in a self-made creation:
Another of my table mates...we called her hat the "Botanical Garden" hat lady! (and yes, those were fresh flowers)
This woman had a statue of an angel on her hat:
A pant suit on the left and H Bomb dress on the right:
Peacock Feather Hat:
and.....another peacock feather hat!
A standout in red:
A home made hat - what do you think, is it the bees knees?:
Having attended the luncheon three times pregnant myself, I did notice some fabulous maternity ensembles. This one was my favorite!
Glowing and gorgeous!
The best part of the luncheon is taking some time out of our busy lives with work and young children to bond with girlfriends, enjoy the gardens and most importantly, raise money for New York's Central Park:
Some friends of mine from Greenwich (Ashley Allan - a talented fashion and home goods designer, Beth Taylor and Susan Sleeper) enjoying lunch
Here we are taking time to admire the insanely beautiful flowers by Andrew Pascoe Flowers, Ltd:
There are other good pictures of the event on New York Social Diary (Two pages- click here or click here to view more). Manhattansociety.com has not yet released their photos to the public, so I was more than happy to share mine. Speaking of New York Social Diary, as I was looking up the link to share with you, I saw that their photographer published no less than two photos of the backs of us sitting at our table, eating...funny...
Here is video coverage of the luncheon from the New York Times, with a colorful narration by :
Yesterday was a busy day in New York...we left the "hat party", had a little refreshment and a quick outfit change and went over to Judith Leiber's Kick Off Event for the Wildlife Conservation Society's Central Park Zoo Gala. As a treat to guests, Judith Leiber had 100 of her bags for sale for just $100! Here we are with our bags:
Happy Spring from your friends at The Well Appointed House!Pin It