WE MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN ALL THE RULES OF POLO, BUT WE SURE KNEW HOW TO DRINK ROSÉ CHAMPAGNE.
The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic is a second to none event every summer; creating major FOMO across Instagram with its orange colored umbrellas, hunky polo players and bottles of Veuve Clicquot with no end in sight. I should know, I one the one having said FOMO last year… But not this year! I was so happy to be invited to attend this year’s #VCPoloClassic in the Rosé Garden with my gal Lauren and a few other bloggers… Let’s see what we got up to!
Well, essentially we got dressed up and drank rosé champagne. There was an endless supply of mini lobster rolls, so we dug in to those too. We sat on the lawn, watched the polo match unfold, stomped divots, played cornhole (turns out I have a hidden talent)… And we finally made it back on to the ferry: merry, slightly sunburned and decidedly beaming.
Of course, we didn’t have enough rosé and lobster rolls, so we finished off the day at Grand Banks on the Hudson River—where we promptly ordered the entire food menu. We were clearly overdressed for the occasion because we skipped the two-hour line and were escorted straight to five prime seats at the back bar. I couldn’t have dreamed of a more perfect way to end the day.
What should you wear at the VC Polo Classic? The dress code of the day (among our group anyway) was white (dresses & shirts) and wicker. Grace dominated the wicker game with her elephant bag, but I was pretty delighted with mine too (stock your bag with sunscreen and battery packs). Oh and for stomping divots, flats are key. I went with a pair of Michael Kors platform sandals which were perfect. Straw hats and/or fascinators were also in order.
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