The lifestyle of the wealthy is something we all wish to experience. I told myself that if I want to live this life, I must get a taste of what it’s like. I decided to plan a weekend of light activities just to try something new.
Our first excursion was the Veuve Clicquot 10th polo classic. the event took place at the William Rogers State Park on October 5th. I know absolutely NOTHING about the game of polo but I saw an ad about the event on Instagram and thought it would be interesting to experience. Tickets for general admission started at $90. I believe the most expensive ticket was $5000. this just shows you how prestige this kind of event is. It was a big step to pay that much for something I’ve never been to before, but I was so open to experiencing an Environment outside of my norm.
Lets start with the fashion... one word... STATEMENT. Based on photos from previous polo classics, it gives you an opportunity to dress the part. As a Fashion forward individual, I see so many fire looks and get inspired but wonder, “where am I ever going to wear that?”. The polo Classic gives you a reason to be dapper. It‘s refreshing to see so many people looking polished. So many compliments were given, you could really feel the vibes of everyone’s style.
PROS AND CONS:
If you ever decide to attend an event like this here are a few tips:
1. Be fashionable but remember to be comfortable. My friends and I all wore heels but only two of us had sandals in our bags. We literally had to sit down every 30 minutes. Any event of this nature is usually at an open field or open park with grass, dirt, gravel and hills. It was also in the middle of the day which is peak hours for the highest temperatures so wear clothes that are weather permitting.
2. Be prepared to spend a coin if you plan on buying drinks. This event was sponsored by Veuve Clicquot and this brand of champagne is pricey. one glass of champagne started at $24 and the least expensive bottle was $125. If you decide to go with friends and you’re balling on a budget, it’s best to all chip in on a bottle and split it. Outside alcohol is not permitted but I did see a few people sneak in with the mini bottles you get from the liquor store.
3. BE ON TIME! If you have general admission tickets its open seating. There are a lot of picnic benches set up but they are first come first serve and everybody wants a seat so be sure to secure a spot. If not, bring a blanket to sit on the ground. Overall, this event is pretty much a big fancy picnic. You are allowed to bring your own food. A lot of people had totes, picnic baskets and beach bags full of snacks, goodies and personal items.
4. Enjoy the activities! There’s plenty of time to socialize and network. There’s also games for entertainment; life size Jenga, corn hole, setups for photos and flower gardens. The actual Polo game started at 2pm.
5.Take advantage of the shuttle that takes you to and from the event location. No cars were permitted at the park grounds. I highly suggest ubering to the shuttle to avoid paying $50 for parking.
If you decide to check out this event, you can find more info here.