THE INTERNATIONAL POLOCLUB PALM BEACH THE PR EM IER PO LO D ESTIN ATIO N IN TH E WO RLD By MARLA HORN LAZARUS
he entrance to International Polo Club Palm Beach is a palm-lined drive that leads to some of the most carefully manicured polo fields in the world. Created by players for players, the club was born out of a dream to build a facility to showcase the incredible skills of the ponies and players that dominate the sport. Structures are positioned to capture prevailing breezes, modulate natural light with shade, and open magnificent vistas to the fields of play. The International Polo Club Palm Beach is the premier polo destination in the world, hosting the largest field of high-goal teams and the most prestigious polo tournaments in the United States. Polo enthusiasts descend each winter season as the 2016 Palm Beach Polo Season opened on January 3, and concludes with the USPA 112th U.S. Open Polo Championship® final on Sunday, April 24. Polo matches offer a wide range of hospitality and guest seating including elegant grandstand viewing, fieldside champagne brunch on the Veranda at The Pavilion, and more. Experiencing the elaborate Sunday brunch has become a magnet for those who are at the center of the polo social season. There are a few outstanding seating areas to choose from while savoring the scrumptious gourmet brunch. For polo enthusiasts and scene makers seeking a highgoal experience of unequaled sophistication and elegance, the Veuve Clicquot Airstream Lounge sports the daring Veuve Clicquot signature yellow label color (it’s trademarked!) as décor accents in this exclusive area offers premium field-side seating in oh-so-chic plush sofa settings and, of course, a private Veuve Clicquot bar. Along with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne in a trendy ice bucket designed exclusively by Veuve, and the “Love Stream” (a refurbished vintage 1971 Airstream), this exclusive area has become one of
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the most sought-after hospitality areas at the chic, high-goal polo matches that even the legendary Madame Clicquot would approve!
“ N O M AT TER WH AT’ S G OT YO U D OWN R EM EM B ER, IT’ S A LWAYS S U N N Y I N TH E PAV I LI O N!” The scene gets brighter in the stylish new Lilly Pulitzer Patio, the perfect place to soak up the resort lifestyle in Lilly when away from the beach or pool. Lilly kicks it up a notch, creating the ultimate Palm Beach polo scene, with chic, vibrant pink, yellow, and orange Lilly tablecloths, napkins, and embellished centerpieces. The outdoor covered field-side dining area is the perfect place to watch the fierce action on the
field, as well as score a few celebrity sightings during the match. The decked-out vintage BeerStream has partnered with the award-winning, Florida-based brewery, Funky Buddha, to create a beer garden with signature branded umbrellas, an entry pergola encircled by a white picket fence, and a Buddha statue fountain. The Funky Buddha Beer Garden is open to the public, and private servers will offer pints and flights of beer, and giant pretzels stuffed with cheeses and gourmet charcuterie For the ultimate spectator experience, the debut of the Coco Polo Lounge features an exquisitely renovated 1964 vintage, British double-decker bus, lovingly restored with extraordinary attention to detail, will define “the scene” with luxury and panache surrounded by a white picket fence. With a hydraulic lift that raises the roof for standing, along with stylish furnishings, and windows that open for premium viewing, the Coco Polo Lounge is sponsored by Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. Aaron Menitoff, President and CEO of Aaron’s Catering and International Polo Club Palm Beach Catering states, “Sunday Brunch & Polo has a life of it’s own. We had two weeks in a row where the polo match was cancelled but the brunch was sold out and guests stayed and danced until 10:00pm. Sunday Brunch is the new Saturday Night and Polo is fast and glamorous so combine the two and you’ve got an unforgettable addicting experience that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.”