July 25th brings us a posh English event straight out of Pretty Woman (as an aside, I saw a woman walking down Kensington High Street last week in that exact same polka-dot dress. Timeless, I suppose…). From the Guards Polo Club website:
“Cartier International Day, in association with the Hurlingham Polo Association, is the world’s greatest spectator polo day. The main highlight of the day is the afternoon match for the Coronation Cup, which features the very best English players. […]
Action on the field is not confined to the afternoon though. Talented and up and coming England players will take to the field at 11am to play for the Golden Jubilee Trophy. As the standard of polo is now so high in the UK, this game is the perfect opening for the England International later in the afternoon.
However, Cartier International Day is so much more than polo. Cartier entertains some 600 guests from the world of stage, screen, literature and fashion over a gourmet lunch prepared by Anton Mosimann. All visitors can have the opportunity to visit the unique and extensive Retail Village which offers everything from a cooling glass of champagne to a luxury dog bed; from a beautiful polo painting to the very latest Audi.”
There are assorted full-day itinerary packages that you can purchase through different organizations that will offer morning and afternoon food, cocktails, etc. (such as the Chinawhite package referenced on the Guards Polo Club website)–simply run a Google search for the event to explore the possibilities!