J'Adore: Veuve Clicquot Polo on Governors Island

It was a lovely night for drinks at the World Financial Center marina last evening. Yes, I’m camped out in New York today under grey skies. No need to run back to Carversville to work on my tan. That will come tomorrow.

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My date was lukewarn on the idea of making Governors Island the summer home for the New York Philharmonic. 

Presumably, he also considers it a frivolous fact that polo is returning to Manhattan today — to Governors Island — for the first time in 70 years.

Ralph Lauren’s Blackwatch team, lead by Nacho Figueras, is playing Asprey’s team, in an elegant celebration of old-money traditions. Bring your picnic basket and join the festivities starting at noon. Then again, last night’s date is a Wall Street Republican, so polo might be just his thing.