We are humble to be present at the 8th annual Veuve Clicquot's Polo Classic Event. We were asked by Entertaining Magazine to share our picnic packing tips with partygoers. Below is snippet of our article.
For Toting and Seating:
- Picnic basket or canvas bag
- Picnic blanket (preferably waterproof on the bottom)
- Picnic chairs (if anyone in your group is not happy on the ground)
- Portable picnic table (if that's the kind of picnic you're having!)
- Utensils (including serving utensils)
- Drinks (including lots of water)
- Bottle opener
- Cutting board (also useful as a level serving surface, perfect for drinks)
- Sharp knife (even if you don't plan to cut things, it's still a good idea)
- Salt and pepper
- Mustard, mayo, ketchup, etc., if needed (a great way to make use of extra packets from a takeout place)
- Paper towels (and maybe wet wipes)
- A couple of dishtowels (always handy, and useful to buffer and support dishes in transport)
- Extra plastic containers or sturdy zipper-top bags for packing up dirty utensils, leftovers, etc.
- Trash bags
- Insect repellent
- Flashlight (if you plan to be out into the evening hours)
- Sport or activity equipment (Frisbees, balls, bubbles, water guns ... whatever the crowd likes)
Thank you LaFORCE for providing us the event recap.
LOS ANGELES, CA (October 14, 2017) – For the eighth year in a row, Veuve Clicquot, alongside world-renowned polo player Nacho Figueras, welcomed more than 6,000 Angelenos, celebrities and polo enthusiasts to the beautiful Will Rogers State Historic Park to celebrate with champagne and enjoy the highly-anticipated Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Los Angeles. The glamorous crowd enjoyed a day of polo-watching, picnicking and champagne-sipping in support of the event’s longstanding beneficiary, the Will Rogers State Historic Park.
Proudly bringing back the sport of polo to Will Rogers State Historic Park, Veuve Clicquot continued its efforts to keep the tradition alive in Los Angeles and benefit one of the last remaining grass polo fields in the area. The park, set in the hills of the Pacific Palisades, once served as home to polo matches amongst the stars, including Will Rogers himself and Walt Disney, Spencer Tracy, Clark Gable and Douglas Fairbanks. This event gave the crowd a unique and exciting experience that embodied the glorious days of style and polo that thrived in the city of Angels in the 1920s and 1930s.
Always a star-studded event, the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Los Angeles was attended by celebrities including Kate Hudson, Dev Patel, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jamie Foxx, Chris Martin, Laura Dern, James Marsden, Rosario Dawson, Bella Heathcote, Eiza Gonzalez, Sophia Bush, Ali Larter, Camilla Belle, Justin Hartley, Regina King, Sarah Wright Olsen, Abigail Spencer, Aja Naomi King, Victoria Justice, Ashley Madekwe, Lauren Conrad and William Tell, Lindsay Vonn, Wilmer Valderrama, and many more.
Spectators enjoyed a fast-paced match watching Team Veuve Clicquot, captained by Nacho Figueras, take on Team Will Rogers, captained by Sterling Giannico. Nacho played alongside his wife, Delfina Blaquier, in the match, and was deemed Most Valuable Player, scoring a total of 6 goals and bringing Team Veuve Clicquot a victorious 11 to 8 win. Other highlights from the day included Lauren Duski’s performance of the National Anthem and the ceremonial ball toss thrown in by Bella Heathcote.
Back by popular demand, Veuve Clicquot offered polo-enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy the match from the Rosé Garden, an exclusive viewing area where guests enjoyed exceptional views of the match, flutes of Veuve Clicquot Rosé and a gourmet lunchbox by Wolfgang Puck Catering.
Event goers’ favorite sips of the day were the signature cocktails, the Clicquot Rich Classic, made with Veuve Clicquot Rich and slices of cucumber, and the Rich Rosé Twist, made with Veuve Clicquot Rich Rosé and lime garnish. Veuve Clicquot Rich, the newest Champagne offering from the House, is inspired by mixology and designed to be served over ice and mixed with fresh fruits, vegetables or herbs to create unique champagne cocktails. Guests including Kate Hudson, Jamie Fox, and more celebrated the afternoon by sipping on the refreshing cocktails while enjoying the thrilling polo match. In addition to Clicquot Rich, guests also enjoyed glasses of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label and Rosé.
Located on the sprawling grassy north side of the field, General Access ticket holders picnicked on the legendary polo grounds, sipped champagne from the Veuve Clicquot champagne bar and indulged in fare from a wide array of some of the best food trucks in Los Angeles, including Baby’s Badass Burgers, Belly Bombz, Coolhaus, Cousin’s Maine Lobster, India Jones Chow Truck, Jogasaki Sushi Burrito, Mandoline Grill, Meat the Greek, and more. Always attracting a fashionable and stylish crowd, guests donned classic polo style, further bolstering the event’s reputation for creating unforgettable fashion-forward moments.
The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic was founded in New York in 2008 and Los Angeles in 2010. Drawing inspiration from polo’s global presence with its rich culture and heritage, Veuve Clicquot continues to support the sport in the U.S. Around the world, spectators gather at polo matches and take part in elaborate and glamorous afternoons celebrating the game. More than any other sport, polo is best enjoyed live – a theme steeped in tradition and perpetuated by Veuve Clicquot over the past 10 years.
ABOUT VEUVE CLICQUOT
Since its creation in 1772, Veuve Clicquot played an instrumental role in establishing and evolving the champagne industry as we know it today. Located in Reims, France, Veuve Clicquot prides itself on using only the most distinct grapes reflecting Madame Clicquot’s motto “only one quality, the finest.” Now, more than 200 years later, Veuve Clicquot Champagne inspires the world to “Be Clicquot”: modern, audacious and premium quality. These values, set forth by the ground-breaking and extraordinary Madame Clicquot and maintained by generations of Clicquot drinkers, promise a remarkable experience with each sip of Veuve Clicquot Champagne. For more information, please visit www.veuveclicquot.tumblr.com.
Post Published on October 16, 2017.