After hosting numerous dinner parties & brunches for Veuve Clicquot Champagne and attending this year’s Clicquot Carnaval, I finally got the chance to attend the famed Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic 2017. Let me tell you about it…

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The 10th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic returned this year to  Liberty State Park, in Jersey City, so I took the ferry to flow over from the Manhattan side. In my Clicquot duffle, I packed for a stylish afternoon of polo, picnicking, and of course, champagne. Couldn’t have asked for better weather, as it was 75 degrees with a slight breeze.

Champagne Jesse Mills wears J Crew and Suit Supply at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic 2017 5

Champagne Jesse Mills wears J Crew at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic 2017 4

The event was hosted by Neil Patrick HarrisJordan Fisher, of the acclaimed Hamilton cast,  sang the national anthem. After the match, Alicia Keys serenaded us to the hook of New York with the Statue of Liberty hangin’ out in the background (how cool is that?!). Nacho Figueras, the face of Ralph Lauren, also played in the match.

Photo by Vogue.com

Photo by Vogue.com

Photo by Vogue.com

Photo by Vogue.com

It all started with the classic Yellow Label Brut, but it was even cooler to share the newest champagne offerings,  Veuve Clicquot Rich and Rich Rosé, served over ice by the glass with fresh fruit. Definitely made for a dope toast with my friends at my picnic area.

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Got up with my boy, Davidson Frere, of MusikaFrere and Lavati brand, in the Rosé Garden too.

Davidson Frere with Champagne Jesse Mills at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic 2017

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Fendi even pulled up and did a pop-up shop.

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To keep it light, I went with a linen blazer and my favorite summer Jcrew Panama hat, but added a feather this time I picked up at the Goorin Bros. shop. To add a little edge, threw on a distressed slouch skinny denim by Hudson and a glenn plaid camo slipper by Del Toro on my feet. Pocket square by Suit Supply. Lapel pin via a long Etsy search.

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Champagne Jesse Mills wears Del Toro shoes and Hudson Jeans at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic 2017

If you weren’t able to attend, mark your calendars and make sure you keep them open for the first Saturday in June 2018. It’s the same time every year! I’ll definitely be there, so let’s get a group and make it “a thing” lol.

Cheers,

‘Champagne Jesse’ Mills


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