Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Palm Beach: International Polo Club

enjoying the weather and the tablecloths after the polo match… more on that below.

We've been back since late last Thursday and I think I've finally beaten the post vacation blues and gotten back into the swing of things.  We had the best time in Palm Beach and great weather too - mid to high 70's most of the week mixed with clouds and sun (an quick FL afternoon shower a couple days but we didn't have any wash out days so I'm not complaining). I'm not into super long posts so I'll keep it easy and break things up by a couple key things we did and the days surrounding them.

Many times when we travel I like to break up the trip and stay at different hotels - there are always so many great ones to pick from, I have a hard time choosing and would rather get to see more than one!  We spent the first three days at the Four Seasons Palm Beach and the final three at The Breakers.  We'd been to The Breakers before and knew we wanted to return but also wanted to check out FS.  We loved both for different reasons and were happy that we picked too - they each had positives and negatives that balanced the other out.


overlooking the beach on our first morning in Palm Beach

Day One: Travel Day
We headed out of town Saturday afternoon which was perfect timing for a few cocktails on the flight and watching the sun start to set.  After joking with our fight attendant he slipped us a bag of a few mini tito's bottles to enjoy on the beach! When we checked into the hotel I ended up running into a sorority sister, always fun to see.  She even sent us some champagne and chocolate strawberries later in the night! Our room had a great view of the pool as well as the beach and a nice balcony for relaxing. 


We scheduled dinner late for the first night since we were traveling in so we had some down time until heading out.  Originally we had planned to do the Saturday night steak night outdoors at the hotel but were nervous we wouldn't get there in time so we made a reservation at Meat Market - there was definitely a modern twist on the typical upscale steak houses here.  We each went for steak - different picks and split a delicious yet different mac and cheese.  I'd said going into the trip not many desserts but it was hard to say no to the s'mores dessert to finish things up.


Day Two: International Polo Club
During our last stay in PB (a very quick one) I'd noticed in a lot of the hotel information that polo was a popular activity option nearby.  Every Sunday during the season there's a match and you can either tailgate, watch from the stands or attend the brunch that they put on there.  We knew this was definitely something we wanted to today. 

We didn't need to be over to the polo grounds until around 2pm so we got ourselves down for a walk on the beach and time by the pool right when we got up.


The polo club is just outside Palm Beach in Wellington and just a gorgeous setting - everything so green and plenty of flowers.  Our brunch package (there are many to pick from) included a bottle of champagne which got us a seat right up front by the fence as well as an additional glass of champagne and two drink tokens.


The tables all had Lilly Pulitzer table cloths (perfection), the brunch was delicious - a full breakfast buffet and many of lunch stations - pizza, stir fry, kabobs, beef wellington and pork stations, salad and much much more.  There was also a two table dessert bar!


The first half of match went by pretty quickly since we were eating and sipping, at half time we went out on the field to stomp the divets (and get photos!), and the second half went just as quick as we met a few nice people to talk to.

taking part and stomping the divets! 

Once the match is over the inside area turns into an after party but many people still enjoy the patio which is what we opted to do - we just left the cold weather, we wanted to be outside!  We will definitely be adding this to our itinerary for our next weekend down to PB.


We didn't have any dinner plans tonight so we decided to take the hotel's suggestion for some seafood (lobster for me, blackened fish for Derek) then grabbed some drinks at the hotel bar before calling it a night.


Helpful Links...
Four Seasons Palm Beach
The Breakers
Meat Market
International Polo Club
Charley's Crab
Jove'

More of the trip coming up tomorrow…

38 comments:

  1. We ate at Meat Market in Puerto Rico and I still think of the meal to this day - Yum!! Such a fun vacation and makes me want to go to a Polo Match! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Stomping the divets reminds me of that scene in Pretty Woman! The smores dessert looks amazing....I could eat anything that has to do with smores!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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    1. I was going to say the same thing, Sarah!! Great minds think alike!

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  3. How funny you ran into a sorority sister on the beach. So fun!! The polo club looks pretty great and stomping the divers reminds me of Pretty Woman. :)

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  4. This looks like such a great weekend and I LOVE your Lilly - and the tablecloths too!!!

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  5. Sounds (and looks) like so much fun! I loved following along on Snapchat and I can't wait to read more about your trip! :) And that s'mores dessert looks heavenly!

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  6. It was as if the stars aligned perfectly for you on this trip at the polo match - Lilly and brunch? Yes please! I'm going to have to look into this, and make the drive down one Sunday because champs! Such a fabulous trip <3
    Green Fashionista

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  7. Looks like such a wonderful trip, so fun you were able to get to the polo match. I totally agree, you can't say no to s'mores desserts, EVER!

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  8. Looks like a really fun trip, and I love your Lily dress! :-) Love the Breakers but that Four Seasons looks beautiful too!! :-)

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  9. What a fun trip! The hotel looks gorgeous and you were perfection at that polo match! How awesome! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  10. you guys were SO dang cute at the polo match. great idea for palm beach. i need to add that to my list. and meat market is so yummy! there's one in miami too that i've been to.

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  11. This looks like such a perfect getaway!! Love that the table cloths were all Lilly I would be in heaven!!

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  12. What a great start to your vacation! Your outfits for this trip were spot on - especially love the dresses!

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  13. What an AWESOME vacay! Your pictures were amazing and you looked beautiful as always in them!

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  14. Sounds like such a nice getaway! Your vacay style is perfection, you look so cute!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  15. So, so fun! I'm glad that you had nice weather - I think it was a little warmer by you than it was by us in Orlando, but we still weren't complaining. You look absolutely gorgeous in all these photos, and the polo match looked like a blast! I think I'm going to have to add that to my bucket list. :)

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  16. oh wow, it looks so fun! i love that you switch up the hotels you stay at, what a good idea. lily tablecloths! so cute. polo looks super fun, and you look fabulous in every outfit/photo!

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  17. This is so much fun!! I had my heart set on Palm Beach this spring, but with this annoying Zika virus going around, I'm not sure if it's going to happen :( If it does though, we will definitely be going to the polo match!! Looks like the weather was fabulous!

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  18. What a fabulous feature! Sunday Polo is an amazing experience - so much fun, fashion and high-goal polo in Palm Beach!

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  19. A polo match would be so much fun! That's not even on my bucket list, but I'll have to add it! And I don't blame y'all for wanting to stay out in the beautiful weather... I'm so ready for spring!

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  20. Adorable photos! Love how your Lilly matched the table decor... Sunday Polo at the International Polo Club in Wellington is a MUST DO in The Palm Beaches. So glad you had a blast in your visit!

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  21. This looks so fun! It's great that you ran into your sorority sister and how nice of her to send you all those treats?! The polo match looks like a fun activity, I'll have to look into that if we're ever in the area!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  22. What a fun start to your vacation! I had no clue they had polo matches like that! My parents have a work conference at the Breakers this fall and I can't wait to go down there!

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  23. Amazing pictures! I love all your dresses!!

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  24. I had no idea about polo matches in Wellington, my uncle lives there! Wish we had known last time we were down there! Looks like fun!

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  25. It sounds like y'all had such a blast on your recent trip! The polo match sounds like so much fun, and I love that y'all went out on the field at half time to stomp the divets!

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  26. So fun! The polo club looks like a place I would love. Before we had kids we loved staying at different hotels on our trips so we could experience different things, people always thought we were crazy but glad to hear someone else does it too.

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  27. I love all of your Lilly wear! Looks like it was a fun start to the trip!

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  28. Love all of your Lilly!! The Polo brunch sounds amazing!

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  29. Everything sounds amazing--- looks like a blast!! I always love your outfits!!

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  30. Sounds like a fabulous trip and I think it's so funny your dress at the Pollo tournament almost matched the table cloth! Your view from the hotel is gorgeous! Hope those post vacation blues have worn off by now!

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  31. Looks like you had such a great time! I would looooove to be under one of those beach umbrellas right now!

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  32. So fabulous! I've never thought about going to a polo match, but now I want to!

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  33. You look so gorgeous! I've always wanted to go to a polo match because of Pretty Woman! This looks like a blast! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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  34. Looks like it was an amazing trip. I've actually never played polo before. I, too, like to try out different hotels.

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  35. What an awesome start to your trip, I loved seeing your Instagram posts! Xo, Stephanie

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