I think I’m still a tad tipsy writing this. It makes perfect sense considering I have been drinking for eight hours straight in the hot sun. But it’s all just part of Gold Cup! An ode to horses, booze, big hats and men in pink.
This year, Washington Life sponsored a tent along with Becky’s Fund, a non-profit to combat domestic violence, founded by Survivor star Becky Lee. And man did we pack it in. The Washington Life gals in their horse racing finery took full advantage of the open bar and knocked em back while our men in pastels talked about genteel things like funneling beer. It was also great to have Craig and Grey meet after six months of Stacey and I blogging.
I’ve always loved Gold Cup and have spent the past few years walking around member’s hill analyzing everyone’s finery, but I must say, this was a real choice year for clothing. I saw hats covered in a dozen plastic horses, pants with five different kinds of crustaceans on them, and dresses that would look amazing on a five-year-old. But I must say, our little crew was very dapper. And I am especially thankful to Vineyard Vines for being the depot for all this sartorial splendor!
After Gold Cup ended, our Associate Publisher John Arundel, kindly invited the four of us to his family’s beautiful house which is high on a hill and overlooks the rolling hills of the Plains. It was a gorgeous way to unwind and watch the Kentucky Derby and the poor rain-soaked folks in Louisville while we got to stay dry in good ol’ VA. Next up, fall gold cup and all the tweed and houndstooth that goes with it.