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A dose of London in LA: British Polo Day USA 2015

 

A Dose of London in LA: British Polo Day USA 2015

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Leticia Marie Sanchez

The launch party for British Polo Day USA 2015, held at the rooftop of the London Hotel brought a dose of Britain to the city of angels.

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Naturally, one of the 10 cities in the global British Polo Day series is Los Angeles, the film capital of the world, as the event itself is cinematic, with exotic landscapes and adventurous protagonists.

This exciting series encompasses matches across the globe at destinations including Abu Dhabi, Singapore, and Mexico.

In Morocco, the terracotta hued sand of Marrakech billows like swirls of desert smoke while a caravan of vehicles heads to the polo match, the majestic Atlas Mountains looming in the background.

A colorful host of global luminaries inhabit these real-life sets, from royal families and dashing athletes to fashion icons like haute couture London milliner Philip Treacy.

 

BPD 3British Polo Day Co-Founder, Tom Hudson shared historical trivia about polo, current cultural adaptations in each host country, and ways that the sport is breaking new ground.

For instance, a princess in Dubai, Sheikha Maitha Al Maktoum, has recently come on the scene as a formidable opponent to her male peers.

Called the King of Games and the game of kings, Polo has been played throughout history by Emperors, Shahs, Kings, Khans, and Sheiks.

And now by Sheikhas as well.

Well played!

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A spot of tea, anyone? Elevator at the London Hotel, West Hollywood.

Posted by on May 30th, 2015

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