June 8, 2019

2019 Veuve Cliquot Polo Classic

If you missed the Veuve Cliqout Polo Classic  this year you missed an entire vibe… think Black Excellence sprinkled with sophistirachet. The Polo classic is THEE ultra-posh affair that kicks off the Summer in style. Last year was my first time attending, however, this year was definitely better than last year because I knew what to expect. After experiencing such a great time I have to eat my words that I’d mentioned to my friends prior to arrival, saying that this year would be my last year springing for the $500 VIP ticket but… I LIED. While this event and trip to New York can get pretty expensive, it is well worth it in my opinion. After multiple lay-offs, (see previous blog post) I haven’t had a proper vacation so this event allowed me to enjoy a dope weekend getaway.

I found a cute hotel (thanks to Priceline) in the financial district with dope view of the water. We freshened up a bit and chose Chinese Tuxedo for a late night dinner. I really wished we made reservations because this this place was everything that you’d think a trendy NYC restaurant would be… very low lights,  exposed ducts huge plants, and everyone dressed like they’re headed to fashion week. Although we were unable to be seated at a table, we were able to snag a spot at the bar. The food and drinks were super delicious and they even had a secret cocktail room below. If you’re in New York, definitely check them out. Since the night was young, we decided to find a rooftop and continue drinking. Thanks to Yelp we were able to find a spot that was walking distance to our hotel. Loopy Doopy was a super cute rooftop bar with a view of the Hudson and located in the Conrad hotel that had alcoholic popsicle cocktails. The cocktails were just ok, but they made for a really cute IG boomerang lol. Can I just say that I want to stay in the Conrad hotel the next time  I’m in NYC. As much as we wanted to continue the nightlife we knew we had to get back because we’d planned on hitting the Polo Classic early this year.

Look at that skyline

As much as we wanted to get an early start it just didn’t work out that way. I woke up with a massive sinus headache and had to hunt down the only medicine that works for me. After my medicine kicked in we were able to get the party started. As we approached the water taxi,  I realized that VIP is a must. Just see for yourself as the pictures are worth more than a thousand words…

What a view...
Everyone looking dapper

The menu in VIP was BOMB

This was EVERYTHING!!!

The bottle straws came in handy

I started out super classy...

Then my entire mood changed after the champagne set in!!!
         Can't wait to do it again next year!!!