to say that last sunday was epic would be a massive understatement. over the years we are constantly amazed by some of the experiences we have had with the kids, but sunday really topped the chart. we were invited out by st. regis to the piaget hamptons polo cup held at the equuleus polo club. the event was to support and raise money for the robin hood foundation which supports new york families living in poverty. the event could not have been better planned–it was the ultimate day of family fun.
it doesn’t hurt that the day started off with a helicopter ride from manhattan to the event! the fact that hayden is obsessed with planes, helicopters and trains right now made this even more special. he was OVER THE MOON about getting on the helicopter!
wheels up guys!
have you ever seen happier and more excited faces! i mean… between being on board the helicopter and the fact that we could communicate via headsets it was just total happiness overload! gotta give a quick shout out to our friend megan and the adorbs mini tory burch bag that she gave alexa… how cute is her mini bag?!
oh yea… a #heliselfie
the views over the city were nothing short of breathtaking. helps that nate was on board capturing these photos.
i kind of feel bad for the pilot who heard our kiddos chattering back and forth in total silliness over the headsets for 45 minutes! i mean… non. stop.
after about 45 minutes we were ready to land in the hamptons. let me tell you, this sure beats sitting in hamptons traffic for 3 hours from manhattan!
after a quick ride from our landing spot we arrived at the event. the weather was just perfect and the grounds were spectacular.
ok, i know i am partial, but can i just say that i think hayden has never looked so cute! i was dying!
the activities for the kids were perfectly tailored by the st. regis team to their imaginative minds. alexa and hayden especially loved the #diy terrariums! i am going to have to try this project at home too.
next up was their first pony rides! they were a little nervous at first, but they finally got up the nerve to jump up on tigger the pony!
i know nacho figueres was the polo star there that day, as well as the face of ralph lauren’s black label, but i think the people at ralph lauren might be giving us a call once they see hayden on the horse! ;-)
alexa was very reluctant to jump on the pony, but once she saw her little brother give it a try she was willing as well… she looks like a natural!
in the late afternoon it was time for the main event–the polo match!
young polo pros were on hand to teach the children how to play during half time, using child sized mallets and balls. so precious!
congrats to the team at st. regis and their big win!
after a seated argentinian style dinner (and an ice cream sundae bar!) and a little dancing on the lawn it was time to head home.
can you believe that is the view of coney island from above! so magical!
back in nyc with the skyline all lit up. i am pretty sure the kids will never forget what an amazing day this was… and neither will we. there is nothing better than an event that is curated in such a way that it highlights the art of play for adults and for kids. thank you st. regis for the ultimate family adventure… wouldn’t mind this becoming a family tradition!! xx!