How does a New York socialite kick off the summer? Why, with the annual Vueve Cliquot Polo Classic, of course! Debuting at its new location at Liberty State Park (previous events were held on Governor’s Island), the Polo Classic brought some of the tri-state area’s most famous and fashion forward folks together for a super exclusive event. Proceeds benefit a different charity annually with Work to Ride (a non-profit that teaches the next generation life skills through caring from horses) serving as this year’s beneficiary.
Joined by fellow blogger and friend, Amaris Acosta of Black, Latina & Fabulous, I headed out for a day of champagne, summer fashion and the horses. After a short ferry ride and a scenic stroll down the promenade (with the New York and Jersey City skylines as a backdrop), we laid down our blanket and prepared for an afternoon picnic, polo and “sightseeing.”
The founder and co-host of this year’s ticket-only affair, Nacho Figueras, took home the MVP award as he led his team, Black Watch, to victory over team Nespresso. Co-host, Clive Owen was joined by a line-up of celebrities, including Minka Kelly, Jason Wu, Alek Wek, Zoe Saldana, Padma Lakshmi, Rachael Zoe and Coco Rocha. The day was all about extravagant outfits, funky hats, carts of champagne and a polo match somewhere in between.
Fun was had by all and new friends were made. We’re already looking forward to next year’s event.