Dress by Nadia Tarr
Shoes by Jeffrey Campbell
Event: America’s Best Racing at Monmouth Park
And off to the races I go! I was invited to the horse races at Monmouth Park by the America’s Best Racing Social Brand Ambassador team.I honestly had no idea what to expect besides big glorious hats and dapper men smoking cigars, but let me tell you I was definitely not expecting to have as much fun as I did. You have no idea how refreshing it was to get out of the city and be surrounded by courteous people and gentlemen who still have Southern manners. I made more friends out there in an hour than I do 6 month in the city…(Maybe I’m exaggerating but still).
So we started the day by having lunch in the Rivalry Room upstairs where you can see the whole track and start making your bets. It took me a while to understand how betting works at races, but I love to learn these things and the amazing Ambassadors helped me out…or maybe they just bet for me but does that really matter? Then we went down to get a closer view of the horses and meet the jockeys… I felt really tall.
Then after all this and a superfluous amount of champagne, we went and spent some time in our beautiful friend Marina and her husband’s VIP box where the guys were allowed to smoke their cigars and the ladies continued the champagne sipping. And after the races were over (I was having so much fun I didn’t even realize when they had ended) I got to go spend some time with the team on their big RV they travel in which you can see above. It is what I would call a luxury RV. I told the team I’m joining the tour…But really I plan on joining them in Saratoga or somewhere else fun to travel to.
Suffice to say I found my new favorite hobby and past time.
Song of the day-“Off to the Races” by Lana Del Rey