Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic This Weekend

Should you not be able to escape the urban dessert this weekend then you will definitely want to check out the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Governor’s Island in Manhattan.  You’ll be able to join celebrities and royals alike as you cheer on Prince Harry’s and Nacho Figueras’s respective teams in this annual “sport of Kings” outing.

Figueras and Prince Harry of Whales

The match was restarted after a 70 year hiatus by HRH Prince Harry of Whales and HRH Prince Seeiso of Lesotho to benefit their charity, Sentebale, an organization dedicated to helping orphans and at risk youth in Lesoth, Africa who are or may be affected by the HIV/Aids virus.  Nearly 1/3 of Lesotho’s population is infected with the disease and each year the money raised goes to bettering the lives of those individuals and enacting positive changes in the community.  If this noble and worthy cause isn’t enough to get you out there the fashionable crowd, riveting sport and champagne should be the kicker.

Picnic guests enjoying the day

 Ticketed guests will be privy to a champagne lunch by Michael Ramano, Chef/Owner of Union Square Cafe, as well as mid-day snacks, optimal seats and other little goodies along the way.  Picnic tickets are no longer available, however if you wish to purchase a table for the event, contact the benefit office at 212-254-6677.  Should you still want to attend and not have the funds for a table, the match is open to the public!  Everyone is invited to attend and last year 6,000 did! The whole west side of the field is reserved to the public at no cost.  Enjoy champagne concession stands with food provided by Danny Meyer’s famed restaurant group, Union Square Hospitality Group.

Play on!

 Event headliner, Ralph Lauren model and star of their sponsored team Blackwatch, Nacho Figueras sat down with Elle Decor last month to discuss family, interior design and of course, polo. Take a look at some glimpses of his home, located in the new polo capital of the world, forty-five minutes away from the heart of Buenos Aires, as shot for the magazine by Miguel Flores-Vianna.

 His space is decidedly modern with rustic elements, such as a cowhide here or there or some strong sculptures and industrial lighting.

All pictures Miguel Flores-Vianna for Elle Decor.
Here are some of our Well Appointed House picks as inspired by Figueras’s sleek and handsome home.

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