The summer has not been kind to the world of outdoor events in particular, yet the sunshine flooded over Cowdray Park on Sunday 15th of July.
I’ve been on the road with Veuve Clicquot and Inca Productions producing their Champagne Garden events this summer, and sadly all must come to an end. It all started with Mint Polo in the Park at London’s Hurlingham Club, and has ended with the much-anticipated, celebrity-heavy Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup Polo in West Sussex.
The garden sparkled as the sun shone brightly on the White leather day beds, and glistening pool feature. The unmistakable Veuve yellow matched the warmth of the much needed summer sunshine. Guests sipped glass after glass of the good stuff, clinking glasses, puffing on Cuban cigars all to background of hedonistic jazz tunes.
At the equally stunning VIP area Billy Piper looked the English Rose, Tineh Tempah rocked Veuve yellow socks, Katherine Jenkins was as graceful as ever in a palette of neutrals, and Bianca Jagger was all about the animal print.
You can see what all the gorgeous celebrity guests wore here care of Marie Claire Magazine. When I arrived to the VIP area, model Tululah Adeyemi was being snapped. Her outfit was fantastique – bright fuchsia with matching platform peep-toe wedges. Hmmm, possibly Vivienne Westwood?
So back to the Champagne Garden and a gorgeous afternoon spent with Mr ChicFantastique, my little (or rather big) brother, and… Wait for it…. The fabulous The Mini Post and the Mini One, Keira.
Orlagh bagged the fabulous Rose day bed, we spread out the cushions where the babies could play, we sipped champers and laughed like we’d known each other for years.
So, a lot of you have been asking why I’ve been super busy, and this is why. From London’s Hurlingham Polo in the Park, to the world famous Ascot, Goodwood Festival of Speed, and ending a fabulously successful event season at the Cowdray Park Gold Cup final.
It’s been an amazing few months, despite the rain, which has brought it’s own set of challenges to the world of successfully managing outdoor events.
I raise my champagne flute to you all, and say here’s to summer 2012!