veuve, like love

another veuve clicquot polo classic has come and gone and my countdown to next year’s has officially begun. but before i start my prep for next year’s christmas…i mean polo classic…a recap is obviously necessary.

this year started out like many have in the past: dana, elle, and i got ready at elle’s apartment downtown with the major help of glamsquad. for those of you who have never used this magical service, hair, makeup and nail professionals come to either your home or office and make you beautiful. because i have no talent when it comes to doing my own hair and makeup, i call on them more than a normal person should so i naturally needed them to get ready for the biggest day of the year. i had jackie doing my makeup and the extraordinary zeta doing my updo. for nearly every year, i’ve worn my hair up in some sort of braid because i know that my curly hair and the heat/humidity of an all day outdoor event don’t really go hand in hand. i showed zeta a picture of my hair from last year and she just took it and ran. she basically did my hair from last year but on steroids. she mixed in other braids and twisted them into another braid that all came together to create my favorite polo classic look to date! and better yet, it stayed put for the entire day and evening until i got home at nearly midnight.

once we had all been beautified, dana, elle, and i made our way to the ferry. we are always very ocd and make sure we are first in line to go through security to ensure we are on the first ferry over to the grounds. everything was all going according to plan except when we got to the front of the security line, we were stopped because we had a camera. now as a (self-proclaimed) professional polo classic goer, i have brought my camera for each of the 5 years i have attended, in addition to the los angeles classic in 2017, without issue so it took about 15 minutes of talking to security, client services, and a manager before we were finally allowed through. this caused a little dent in out initial schedule but thankfully we still made it onto the first ferry.

once at liberty state park, dana and i knew we wanted to take advantage of some of the photo ops in the general admission section before heading to the rosé garden to camp out. elle graciously volunteered to head into our section ahead of us to claim our spot under the tent (because this ginger needs all the shade she can get). we ended up sitting with ashley, emily and maggie for the day and we just spend the whole time taking photos, eating, and most importantly drinking seemingly endless amounts of veuve. i think there was also a polo match that was going on at the same time but i honestly couldn’t tell you…

dana, elle and i always stay to the verrrry last second to make sure we soak in as much of the polo classic experience until we have to wait for the next one. after everything had slowed down and we were basically kicked out of the field, we made our way to the ferry and headed back to the city. while this year we were so excited that our usual veuve partner in crime, jenn lake, was in the vip section, we were so sad we weren’t able to see her at the actual event. thus we began our plot to meet her and bob afterwards for some post-polo dinner and drinks at seamore’s.

we had the absolute best time (as always) with jenn and bob. while laughing endlessly and catching up, we spent the night drinking more cocktails and stuffing our faces with tacos, mac and cheese, and the most incredible ice cream dessert. i think i laughed more at that dinner than i had in the longest time. jenn and bob are two of the most genuine, kindest, and funniest people i know and i’m so beyond honored to know them. we shut the place down and the waitstaff literally had to drag us out of there but it was all worth it so be sure to check out our crazy snaps from that evening on jenn’s post, here! i headed back to my apartment beaming from literally having the best day ever and i marked my calendar for next year’s “christmas” in june.

just 50 more weeks!

dress: staud (also love the blue)
shoes: valentino
hat: etsy (i had them custom make it with the yellow ribbon)
earrings: kate spade
necklace: cartier
rings: chloe, henri bendel, alex & ani, gorjana, baublebar
bracelets: cartier, dior
bag: mansur gavriel
sunglasses: dolce & gabbana