Alicia Keys Rocks the 10th Anniversary Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

Cheers to Veuve Clicquot and an even more so epic Polo Classic in celebration of their 10 year anniversary. Hosted at Liberty State Park the usual star-studded celebration stepped up what is already my most favorite and glamorous drinking event of the year. And the perfect excuse to get dressed up and do some quality day drinking with friends. I went a little more boho this year wearing the Sam Edelman Tilly Suede sandal with an Eliza J Maxi Dress which I took the belt off the waist and used it as a head scarf and then put a white crop top over the dress.

Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris with a special musical performance by Alicia Keys, which Rose Garden ticket holders had first access to on the field — we were front row! Which made it especially exciting when she walked out wearing a piece from my good friend Patricia Field’s Art Fashion collection. The ‘She’s the Boss’ Cape is a custom painted piece by Iris Barbee Bonner which is available by inquiry on and a limited run is at Bergdorf Goodman in Linda’s Closet. It’s so epic! As was Alicia Keys performance. I felt like I could reach out and touch her. Cheers to Veuve Clicquot as well for donating to Alicia Keys charity Keep a Child Alive, a non-profit organization working to support children and families affected by HIV.

The 10th anniversary celebration also featured two limited edition items available for purchase to commemorate the afternoon fête – the Veuve Clicquot Polo Arrow and the Veuve Clicquot x Fendi Bag Charm, which are apart of the #FendiRoadTrip pop-up shop. I couldn’t resist, I’ve been eyeing those Fendi puffs for some time so I’m excited to add one to my collection. Especially since it’s limited edition and a great reminder of this perfect day.

What can I say, Champagne + Cute Horses + Scenery + Dressing Up = A very excited attendee (aka me). Especially getting to do it with James and so many of our friends. This event falls a week after the anniversary of our first dates so I think of it as our celebration. This is our first Veuve Clicquot Classic and something we look forward to every year!Artist, A. E. Kieren was on site doing live sketches of guests for The Daily Front Row, how good is mine!!!!

For anyone not familiar with the VC Polo Classic, here’s a little background info: After a 70 year hiatus, Veuve Clicquot brought polo back to New York in 2008 for an intimate celebratory champagne gathering, which started with 250 guests and has evolved into over a 9,000 person event. Inspired by the the idea that champagne can be enjoyed not only for celebratory occasions but for everyday moments (I’m a huge fan of this idea, btw), Veuve Clicquot provides guests with an unforgettable afternoon of polo and drinks alongside the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty.

Also new to this year’s experience, attendees got to enjoy Veuve Clicquot Rich and Rich Rosé, the newest champagne offerings from the House.