Last year, the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic was one of the best days of the whole summer so this year’s match had a lot to live up to. Much to my surprise, it did the job and then some! For those of you who haven’t been before, it’s basically an insane mass of preppy decked-out New Yorkers sprawled out over Liberty State park to watch the Veuve Clicquot-sponsored polo match.
We arrived in lower Manhattan to quite literally thousands of people waiting to board the multiple ferries shuttling people to the island. There were more floppy hats and bow ties than I’ve ever seen in your life. Thanks to our friends at Veuve, we were lucky enough to have tickets to the Rosé Garden which allowed us to cut the lines and gave us a special section to watch the match. There were flowers and bottles of sparkling rosé everywhere.
Grace, Hallie, Jess, Lauren and I set up our area with Turkish towels and umbrellas for shade. We ate lobster rolls from Luke’s Lobster and ice cream sandwiches from Melt. That was all fine and dandy but best perk of the Rosé Garden were the free bottles of rosé of which we each drank one (whole bottle, that is!).
After our bellies and heads were sufficiently sparkling and our shoulders were sunkissed, we made the long walk back to the ferry and spent the evening dining al fresco at B Bar, one of my favorite summer spots in NYC.
Last year, my outfit made it into the New York Times (life goal complete!) but I went for a more subdued look this year in a Vineyard Vines embroidered shift dress that was the perfect mix of simple and bright. I borrowed my friend’s Crowns by Christy flower crown and rocked my fave tassel earrings to complete the look.
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