Today was the Thirtieth Annual Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon in the Conservatory Garden in Central Park - and though it rained again this year, philanthropic ladies and gentleman from NYC and the surrounding areas did not disappoint. This powerful bunch raised over $3 million today for the park! (WOW) It's always a spectacular afternoon! Greenwich was well represented as well! Today's guests included Caroline Kennedy, Bette Midler, Susan Sarandon, Martha Stewart, Liz Lange, Lela Rose, Hamish Bowles, Preston Davis, John Truex & Richard Lambertson, Ellen Futter (President of the American Museum of Natural History, who I know through my involvement there), Nancy Kissinger, Fe Fendi, Designer Meg Braff, Lauren Santo Domingo and many, many other fashionable guests! Some pics of me with some friends in attendance today:Pin It
Melissa Hawks, Marjorie Pastel, Carmina Roth and Zoe Khayatt
My dress this year was a "flowerful" creation by Erdem! My friend's hat was by Suzanne's Millinery
Today's luncheon was sponsored by Tiffany & Co and we were all sent home with spectacular Tiffany blue tote bags and umbrellas! The tables were spectacular - completely decked out in Tiffany blue (what could be better?) It wasn't just another day at the park, that's for sure! Another job well done by the entire Women's Committee! It was elegant as always!
As if sponsoring the luncheon wasn't enough, Tiffany & Co had spectacular windows made at their Fifth Avenue store in honor of the Central Park Conservancy luncheon. (and they held a cocktail party for the benefit committee, which I regretfully could not attend). Tiffany & Co is an avid supporter of various NYC charities - they have also sponsored the Family Party at the American Museum of Natural History, which I am also involved with. Thanks Tiffany! Take a look at these delightful windows:
Dazzling diamonds shine bright at the miniature gates to Central Park, created for the Tiffany windows:
Diamond dragonflies grace the miniature sailboat at the boat house replica
An arial view of Central Park with a "You are Here" for Tiffany visitors, marked with a Jean Schlumberger jewel.
A map of The Reservoir marked with diamond brooches. An amazing salute to the luncheon!
Full event coverage can be seen at Julie Skarratt Photography, on New York Social Diary, at Women's Wear Daily and at PatrickMcMullan's website.