Thursday, 23 July 2015

Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup at Cowdray.

You all know how much I love the Polo by now. From Polo in the Park, the Veuve Clicquot Launch PartyHam PoloVarsity at Guards, and Cowdray. Last weekend Jasiminne and I went to Cowdray for the second time, we went last year and loved it, so when I was invited as a guest of the Barbados tourist board who are one of the sponsors, of course I said yes. As luck would have it we then actually ended up going as guests of the main sponsor, Jaeger-LeCoultre as well.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup at Cowdray

This meant we got VIP parking right next to the pitch. When we showed our badge to the first parking usher he exclaimed at the top of his voice 'OI LOOK ERE BOYS, THEY GOT ONE O' THEM POSH ONES' no joke. He actually said it like that. We cringed - after all, we were driving in the Luxmobile, my little Hyundai I've had since I was 18, which is covered in dents and scratches from my roadtrips all over the country, and all of my various arguments with hedges, walls, and other cars. I'm hoping my personalized number-plate made me look less out of place next to the Bentley....HA who am I kidding.

After parking up we went and found the Jaeger Le-Coultre VIP Hospitality tent, and after receiving our bracelets and 100% genuine Panama hats, we were handed a glass of champagne each. The hospitality tent was absolutely beautiful and pure luxury.

Jaeger-LeCoultre VIP hospitality tent

Louis Roederer Champagne

Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup Cowdray

There was unlimited complimentary drinks, I had my one glass of champagne and then non-alcoholic cocktails for the rest of the afternoon. It was a gorgeously refreshing drink called a 'summer garden' - a combination of sparkling elderflower, mint, apple juice, ice, and lime.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup VIP Enclosure at Cowdray

Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup VIP Enclosure at Cowdray

There was even a photobooth were we could take photos and rock out having some fun!

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polo Gold Cup VIP Enclosure at Cowdray

Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup Polo Photobooth

And of course we were in prime position to watch the polo as well as the players warming up their ponies...

Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup Cowdray

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polo Gold Cup Cowdray

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polo Gold Cup Cowdray

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polo Gold Cup Cowdray

Photo from Jasiminne

My lipstick melted off and I'd left it at home *waaaaa* so my lips looked all plain and boring. It was insanely hot, but thankfully the staff very kindly brought an umbrella over to our table to keep the sun off us (we both forgot sunscreen!), and then afternoon tea was served. A gorgeous mix of carrot cupcakes, passionfruit pavlova, chocolate brownies, and perfectly cut sandwiches!

Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup VIP Enclosure at Cowdray

Carrot and walnut cupcakes at Jaeger-LeCoultre VIP Enclosure

Passionfruit pavlova at Jaeger-LeCoultre VIP Enclosure

Afternoon tea at Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup VIP Enclosure

Naturally we also had to partake in the stomping of the divots!

Cowdray Polo Gold Cup

Cowdray Polo Gold Cup

Cowdray Polo Gold Cup

As well as providing afternoon tea, Jaeger-LeCoultre also provided endless hot savoury canapes that were all completely delicious! Jasiminne and I decided to spend a while catching up and sipping on our drinks inside the tent, it was nice and cool in there and perfect for people-watching.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup VIP Enclosure at Cowdray Polo

Photo from Jasiminne

They had a watchmaker inside to show guests how their watches are made, as well as many of their luxury watches on display. They really are a show of true craftmanship, absolutely beautiful, and we spent quite a while gazing at them through the glass.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup VIP Enclosure at Cowdray Polo

Jaeger-LeCoultre Watches in the VIP Enclosure at Cowdray

As the evening drew in and the winners celebrated their win, the real party started; music started pumping and two bars outside opened up offering complimentary cocktails. I had a little sip of Jasiminne's Lychee and Vodka and it tasted so good!

Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup winners at Cowdray polo

Lychee and vodka cocktail at Jaeger-LeCoultre VIP Enclosure

A huge thank you to the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc and Jaeger-LeCoultre for inviting us to the Cowdray Gold Cup, we had such a wonderful day and it was so good to catch up - can you believe the last time Jasiminne and I saw each other was our dinner at Roka!? We've both been so busy lately!

The polo season in the UK ends in the Autumn, however if you're a fan and you're in Barbados, their season at the Apes Hill Polo Club runs from Christmas to May! Sporting Barbados has more info on the next season's fixtures if you're interested.

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  1. What a wonderful day! You look gorgeous as well! The afternoon tea and the cocktails in particular sound deeeee-licious

    Lauren xx | The Lifestyle Diaries

  2. Ahhhh what a gorgeous day (and we're smoking hot if I dare say so myself) - more of this, please! I just spoke to the Jaeger-Le Coultre, they're happy we had such a good time - aren't they the best hosts? If only they gifted us a watch to match with our hats ;) x

    Jasiminne / Posh, Broke, & Bored - Luxury lifestyle blog

  3. I've never been to polo but stomping the divots always makes me thing of pretty woman :)
    Lots of love,

    SilverSpoon London

  4. I love polo and stomping the divots - looks like you had a wonderful day and looks like Barbados and Jaeger-LeCoultre had arranged a fantastic afternoon

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  5. Looks like you had an amazing time! You looked lovely too!! I'm not the littlest envious ... Hehe xxx

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  7. This looks like a great day. You look gorgeous x

    Abi |

  8. Oh my this looks like such an awesome and incredible event! Such gorgeous photos and you looked fantastic! And um, champagne? I could totally go for a glass of champagne right now

    x- Naomi in Wonderland

  9. I love the polo - and watching it as 'one of them posh ones' is the best way to do it!!!

    Polly xx
    Follow Your Sunshine

  10. Looks like a fabulous day, and you look gorgeous xx

    Mehreen A |

  11. Beautiful pictures! Looks like had an amazing time!

  12. This looks amazing. I haven't been to the polo since we sold our apartment in Spain quite a few years ago, but we used to dress up smart and head down as a family. It was amazing!

    Katie <3


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