I admit, when we first joined forces with Sean O’Keefe Events, Tina Fowler and the team at Polo in the Pines (October 8 and 9), I panicked. What to wear? How to behave? What is a divot and how does one stomp upon it? At the shoot for this month’s feature, Promising Polo, I met players and ponies, sampled the thoughtful food from Murphy’s and Morningside Kitchen and got to know the incredible people behind the event that has raised more than $250,000 thus far for Sarcoma Cancer Research. This year, CURE Childhood Cancer will benefit and we want you to join us. Silent auction gifts include luxury car experiences, private chef dinner, beach houses, private hunts. Tickets are on sale now at PoloInThePines.com or by visiting our Facebook page. New this year is a second day of polo action, with Sunday’s Atlanta Polo Brunch Festival, where you will sip (and rate) bloody marys and brunch bites from our favorite brunch spots around town. Wear a fancy hat, if you’d like, but more importantly, bring a spirit of adventure and generosity. That’s what it’s all about.
See you there!
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Polo in the Pines, October 8 and 9, will benefit CURE Childhood Cancer’s work, honoring Lacey JoLynn Johnson and Matthew Willis. Join us for Saturday’s matches and a silent auction punctuated with craft cocktails and cuisine from our favorite restaurants. For Sunday’s new Atlanta Polo Brunch Festival, the ponies will be back, with bloody marys, the best brunch bites and more fun at the Atlanta Regional Polo grounds. Pictured from Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead is a 2017 SLC300. From its diamond-textured new grille to its “twin torch” LED taillamps, the SLC wraps its long-hood/short-deck balance in new brilliance. Its sleek muscle and wide stance reveal its pure sports-car soul. Executive Chef Ian Winslade of Morningside Kitchen claimed this one at the shoot. $52,920 at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead. Styled by Sean O’Keefe. MercedesOfBuckhead.com Photo by Fredrik Brauer FredrikBrauer.com