Wednesday, March 2, 2016

#EVENT: Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2016

Oh but it can’t be that time of the year already – but – alas, it seems it is just so! Saturday, March 5, 2016 will see the 6th Annual Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo paint the grassy polo pitch at Val De Vie Estates a fabulous yellow!

Inspired by Madame Clicquot – the theme for this year’s event is ‘Let Life Surprise You’. With this theme the champagne house will bring a new energy to the event; a luxurious, playful, bright and innovative spirit.

“This is Veuve Clicquot’s most anticipated event in South Africa. It’s a wonderful celebration of all that is Veuve Clicquot – it is more than just a champagne brand, it’s a lifestyle, and guests will experience this with some #ClicquotInTheSun on 5 March 2015,” adds Moet Hennessy Market Manager, Patrick Madendjian.

Fashion aficionados will enjoy a carefully curated experience as they gather on the scenic estate’s clubhouse terraces and watch models exhibit chic summer outfits in the official fashion show, without doubt one of the highlights of the day’s activities.

“D’ORE Fashion, home to the world’s top fashion brands is the official fashion partner for the event. This multi-brand fashion house is owned by Vanessa Gounden who is one of the first South African designers to have a free standing store in London. So there will be a lot of international trends and season forecasts on the 2016 Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo runway,” announces VIVIDLUXURY’s CEO Anina Malherbe-Lan, one of the event co-founders.

“As with most equestrian sports, the fashion worn on the sidelines is part of the atmosphere of the event. Inspired by Veuve Clicquot’s bright and bold Yellow Label, the dress code for the 2016 Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo is Polo Chic in bright & bold,” says Aimee Kellen, Moët Hennessy Champagne Portfolio Manager. The judges for the best dressed competition will also be on the look-out for the best polo chic outfit.

The globally renowned sporting event features top polo players from around the world. When this level of talent meets with Veuve Clicquot’s passion for timeless excellence, the result is exhilarating . Businessman and polo player Nicky van der Walt, HRH Prince Malik-Ado Ibrahim of Nigeria and Springbok colours player and national polo team captain Le Roux Hendricks are some of the top names that have played in this nail-biting tournament. The afternoon affair is one of a handful of international polo tournaments that the prestigious champagne house sponsors, among them is the US’s Manhattan Polo Classic and LA Polo Classic.

“For the first time in the history of this event, guests can now purchase tickets to the Veuve Clicquot VIP lounge which was previously accessed by invited guests only. These are however limited,” shares event co-owner and Val de Vie Events MD, Simone de Wet.

The day will end with an after party hosted by Shimmy Beach Club on the right hand side of Val de Vie’s clubhouse where guests can dance the night away without having to leave the estate. More than any other sport, polo is best savored live with a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne in hand.

We will be there… The question is, will you be joining us?

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