This weekend Rachel came to town and we took care of another item on my Summer in the City list:
18. Attend the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic.
After a very long wait for the Governor's Island Ferry yesterday, we were off for a delicious picnic, perfect sunny weather, and of course a polo match. Seriously, ladies...is there anything better than wearing a fancy hat and sipping champagne? I don't think so.
Perhaps the best part of the polo match was the fashion. I don't think I've ever seen so much seersucker or so many big hats in one place in my life! I was a total creep and snapped some photos of some particularly good outfit choices.
|The couple at that table are just picture perfect|
|Loved this guy's red jacket!|
|Two dapper gentlemen|
|The most ridiculous/hideous hat I have EVER seen!|
One particularly interesting part of a polo match is the divot stomp. During halftime everyone walks on the field to fix the divots the horses made during the first half.
|The divot stomp|
This led to a very sober ferry ride back to Manhattan. Which was disappointing given the large groups of tipsy people chanting "Party on a boat! Party on a boat!". Hopefully next year they won't let us down.