Attending the Wimbledon Quarter Finals as a Guest of Ralph Lauren

It’s been a rather wacky week in tennis. There have been fallouts, slips, comebacks and incredible triumphs. All the while, the fashionable and the fearless have watched from their seats at Wimbledon as new stars battle to win the treasured title at Wimbledon. I was invited by Ralph Lauren to take part in the spectator sport for the quarter finals. For those of you following Wimbledon, you will know this was a big day as Andy Murray was playing on centre court and the whole of the UK was watching his every move on the grass. The end result was one of extreme excitement and an applause that was heard around the UK. Andy Murray had made it through to the next round. Could it be we have a UK Wimbledon champion in our future? We’ll have to wait until Sunday to find out.

While the action on the grass was intense, the Ralph Lauren crew did a good job at keeping its guests completely relaxed from start to finish. We all arrived at midday and sat together for a beautiful three course lunch, dotted with traditional Pimms and lovely refreshing wine. The conversation swayed from catwalks to tennis swings and slowly we all left lunch to make our way to centre court to take in the movements of some of the greatest tennis players of 2013.

Between matches we returned to the Ralph Lauren hospitality suite where we took afternoon tea. I say this casually, however it was anything but casual. Beautiful silver three tiered trays arrived on the tables, accompanied by Wimbledon coloured china for the tea. The food was spectacular and the company was unparallelled. It was certainly a day to remember, and not only because Andy Murray played an unforgettable match!


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