Polo in the Park

It’s that time of the year again!!!! We’ve been there last year and ABSOLUTELY loved it so this year of course we won’t miss the Chestertons Polo in the Park for anything!

Here are some pictures of last year ;).

Polo in the Park

Polo in the Park

Polo in the Park

Polo in the Park

You may think that Polo is not for you and even less for your kids, think again because you will love it. Watching Polo is actually a very good experience even for those who like me don’t have a clue of how it works. It’s a fantastic experience and visually beautiful. I still find it hard to believe how they can play on a horseback and still drive such tiny ball to score a goal.

What’s more they made Sunday a Family Day which means that they didn’t cut short on the entertainment for all the family, last year was amazing but it seems that this year will be even better and with more things to do. It’s also the “Finals Day” when the city’s teams battle it out for victory and the chance to lift the winner’s trophy in front of the crowds.

The good thing is that you can actually enjoy the match and the vibrating atmosphere knowing that your child won’t be bored, plus you can all enjoy your day together as a family, exactly what I’m always looking for.

Polo in the Park

Polo in the Park

Sharky & George will be bringing back their exceptionally popular “pitch invasion”, but with a twist. This year, with the Rio Olympic fever building, they will be offering a family Olympics session, giving parents an opportunity to unleash their competitive spirits and take to the field between 11am – 1:30pm. The session will be packed with games guaranteed to bring fun and laughter, including:

  • Mega sack races
  • Rocket balloon javelin
  • Giant sock wrestling arena
  • Squirrel tails
  • Ultimate water-bomb catapulting competition
  • Biggest game of musical statues ever
  • 100-a-side tug of war
  • Space Hopper Steeplechase

But there’s even more news!

Polo in the Park

Chestertons Polo in the Park will this year see the debut of The Great Polo Food Festival, due to reinforce its position as one of the largest and most popular polo tournaments in Europe at Hurlingham Park, Fulham from 3 – 5 June.

The Great Polo Food Festival will bring together some of London’s top restaurants and trendiest street food traders to deliver an exceptional culinary experience for spectators attending the event at what’s known as the ‘spiritual home’ of polo.

Renowned chefs such as Gordon Ramsay, Mark Hix and Scott Hallsworth will be represented, serving a range of bespoke Chestertons Polo in the Park dishes, created especially for the event. Ramsay’s maze Grill takes inspiration from the iconic Manhattan grill rooms and will be serving rare breed steaks, fish and poultry, whereas Hallsworth’s signature ‘East meets West’ Japanese cuisine will be the prominent feature at his Kurobuta pop-up. Mark Hix, frequently lauded as one of London’s most eminent restaurateurs and known for his original take on British gastronomy, will be bringing together a range of classic favourites from his HIX restaurants to add to the offering.

Tickets for the event start from just £10, which can be purchased from www.ticketmaster.co.uk. For more information, please visit Chestertons Polo in the Park website.

I told you, WOW!

Of course there’s a lot more for you there, just have a look on Polo in the Park website and find out more about the event and what they have to give you a seriously good time!

We will be there on Sunday, do you want to join us?? I’ll be giving away a Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 kids) on my Instagram on Monday (30 May).

See you there!!!! 😉

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If you follow me on Instagram you probably know that we spent a couple of days traveling between Italy, Monaco and France.

We only stayed around 24h in Monaco and let me tell ou that we were about to cancel the rest of the trip to be able to stay longer there.

I need to confess that I had low expectations about Monaco mostly because of a documentary I’ve watched a while ago, packed with buildings and with not much to see and do that’s what I though it would be. OMG how wrong I was.

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We arrived after lunch and as it was already time to check-in we decided to first got to the hotel, leave our luggage there and then explore Monaco.

We stayed at Columbus Monte-Carlo and from the moment we arrived at the door the service couldn’t be better. The concierge took care of our car as we decided to leave it at the hotel and gave us some tips on where to go and how to get there. We then quickly left our luggage in the room and left the hotel.

We knew that we wouldn’t be able to see much in such short stay so we started walking from the hotel and enjoy the view and weather (25C).

The first nice surprise was the Port Fontvieille and its harbour, how beautiful and cozy. Unfortunately we didn’t have time to visit the Museums or the Zoological Garden but will definitely go there next time.

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We then walked to Port Hercule and although there were works in preparation for the Monaco Grand Prix, it was of course as expected, full of the most magnificent yachts, beautiful.

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As a yacht lover, Bruno was in his dreamland! 🙂

After spending some time admiring the yachts and the amazing atmosphere we decided to walk further (Suri was very good and walked the whole time with us).

We walked past the famous Grand Prix tunnel…

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And the famous Grand Prix turn… all memorable places for Bruno.

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Now it was time to enter my dreamland as well… the walk to Place du Casino where is situated the Casino Monte Carlo and the Hotel de Paris couldn’t be more pleasant, luxury designer boutiques, beautiful surroundings, oh well please take me back!

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We stopped at Cafe de Paris for some drinks and to enjoy the sunshine and views, I could see myself there everyday reading my magazines or a book and drinking a cappuccino or a glass of champagne.P4060278

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Unfortunately as we had Suri with us we didn’t go inside the Casino but next time we want to go there.

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It was time to head back to the hotel and enjoy the last sightseeing of beautiful Monaco.

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But we still had time to enjoy a very nice and relaxed dinner at Miramar Restaurant with this beautiful view and excellent food (and drinks).

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After breakfast it was time to pack and leave to the next destination, Cannes.

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We had a wonderful time in Monaco and will definitely come back and spend more time, one day is far from being enough and there was a lot to be seen and enjoyed that we didn’t have the chance to.

In regards to hotel I would highly recommend the Columbus and we will definitely stay there again.

Something that surprised me was the fact that we found Monaco quite child-friendly, there’s playgrounds, the beach, the Jardin Animalier (Zoological Garden), Museums and I’m sure other activities that we didn’t have time to find so if visiting Monaco don’t be afraid to take your kids as I’m sure they will enjoy as well).

As a final note I need to say that I’m writing this and already feeling nostalgic about it, I loved Monaco and wish I could go back there more often. See you soon MONACO!

Love,

Sofia

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