Summer in New York begins Saturday afternoon at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic with the sound of popping champagne corks. After a four-year hiatus, the annual polo match (or, as some might think, a party with a side of polo) has become an unofficial treat for the warmer months. Kickoff and usually the last weekend, during which time most reveling New Yorkers can be found in town and don’t escape the heat.
When the sun breaks through the clouds, around 7, Guests travel to Liberty State Park by various means of transportation. For those lucky enough to be pampered in one of the nine newly built La Grand Dame cottages, designed by renowned architect Stephanie Goto and inspired by La Grande Dame 2015 And Italian potter Paola Paronetto, from Fouquet’s Tribeca, New York, made the journey quick and easy, with many breakfast croissants in hand. Others set sail on privatized ferries from several ports on Manhattan’s west side, docking at the nearby Hudson Point Pier.
The park is technically located in Jersey City, with views of the Manhattan skyline, free With sweeping views of the Statue of Goddess and Ellis Island, it’s a hidden gem for New Yorkers. “The views are unmatched,” commented photographer Gray Malin, known to a cult following for his irreverent sets and bold pops of color. “I wish I had my camera with me.” There’s certainly no shortage of colors, though Veuve Clicquot’s signature shade of yellow and its complementary hue clearly carry through the dress code. Danai Guirara opted for a burnt orange minidress by Off-White and accessorized it with a black braided charm, while Emma Stone borrowed from the prep world at Louis Vuitton, throwing a sweater over her shoulders. Both Simone Ashley and Jeremy Pope looked to coordinate their looks in green, although they insisted it was just a coincidence.
Karen Gillan with bombastic horns Sleeve stepped onto the pitch for a ceremonial toss, kicking off a game between two teams – Team Veuve Clicquot, Team Liberty Comets led by Nacho Figueras and Team Liberty Comets led by Gaston Lisioli in the It was a tense match, but as fate would have it, Team Veuve Clicquot emerged victorious. Figueras’ wife, Delfina Blaquier, was named MVP of the match, taking a sip of bubbles from her trophy as a shower of champagne bubbles rained down on the crowd assembled during the ceremony; the sign of a true winner. This was just one of an estimated 8, bottles that were opened throughout the day, which means the real winner of the day was Veuve Clicquot and maybe the next morning Bou Loffin.