The Best Dressed at Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic | Inside the Rosé Garden
This past Saturday I attended the 9th annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at the scenic Liberty State Park — for the first time — and what a experience it was! The event is an exciting afternoon of polo viewing and picnicking while enjoying champagne. In a crowd full of celebrities, influencers, socialites, and loyal polo-goers –> the day was packed with style, games, champagne, and so much more!
Summer Saturdays are for popping bottles and enjoying the outdoors—and year after year, the Veuve ClicquotPolo Classic delivers both.
I spend the day with one of my favorite people & fellow blogger Ellese Launer from Rock Paper Glam tracking down our favorite looks.
Shout out to Blogger Babes, Heidi Nazarudin, and PR Vein for a memorable experience! The fashionable crowd gave NYFW a run for its money, in my humble blogger opinion.
Guests went for preppy dresses, jumpsuits with daring cutouts, or classic fit-and-flares topped off with fascinators and parasols, everyone in attendance was most definitely fancy.
— NY Rack
I knew Zara was doing well in the market, but I didn’t realize how well until I saw nearly their whole Spring line parading around the fields. It was incredible to observe! What I have been reading for months in articles, playing out before my very eyes.
— Ellese Launer from Rock Paper Glam
The journey there was quite one to remember — it took us 2 hours to get there from Battery Park — I couldn’t imagine how long others waited (probably 4+ hours) … Ellese and I had Rosé Garden tickets which allowed us to skip the line. I highly recommend getting these — it’s worth the price. General admission is $75 and Rosé Garden tickets are $400 — for the price you save time, have a private section overlooking the game, gourmet lunch and snacks, as well as a whole bottle of Veuve each. Many of the polo-goers advised us the same:
If you really want a great experience, you have to be in the Rosé Garden.
Just a quick tip for transportation, Ellese put it best in her blog post with this epic TIP:
The reason it took 2 hours was the walk to Battery Park, the wait for the next ferry (comes every twenty minutes) and the little bit of boat traffic that we experience while on the ferry. My recommendation for commuters to the Polo Match next year is to either get the early access tickets, go super early and bring tons of water and flat shoes, or head to New Jersey and Uber it from the Path train. It would have probably cost $25-30, but worth the time you save. You can always take the ferry back, which is a much shorter wait.
Once we arrived we walked towards the venue, which was a 20-minute walk. They did prepare us for this stretch so we knew what we were in for. To me, I kept enjoying the views and what everyone was wearing.
Back to style talk ♥ The ladies dazzled and the men kept it classic while adding some fun bold colors — it was wonderful to see daytime fashion incorporated with a fun sport like this. I loved how fancy everyone got while still maintaining a chill down-to-earth vibe.
Here are some of my favorite looks from the day — click on the image to enlarge ♥
The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic is a must NYC experience — what a way to spend a pleasant Saturday ♥ with luxury, style, and a polo match! What were some of your favorites?