Photographs by ChiChi Ubiña

Event design and styling by Sarah Taggart of a Polished Plan
Food by Sue Scully, Watson’s Catering
Location: The Fairbourne Estate

Imagine a summer fling at The Fairbourne Estate on the water in Riverside. A wonderful afternoon of croquet and lawn games, along with refreshments, followed by a lovely cocktail party set around the infinity pool overlooking Cos Cob Harbor. A gorgeous al fresco dinner for eighteen to take place on the main dining terrace.

Bocce on the Lawn

Croquet by the Water

On Jack Vaughan: The Noah Short - Navy and white pomander print, $115. The Viola - Orange washed linen shirt with spread collar, $135 – J. McLaughlin.

On Alexa Salame: Silk knit dress; Rebecca Thomson, $245 - Crave Boutique. Stack of vintage Bakelite & gemstone bangles by Mark Davis, $900-5,500. 18k gold offset hoop earrings by Betteridge, $1,600 – Betteridge Jewelers.

On Brooke Betteridge: One shoulder, silk ruffle tank; Cynthia Williamson, $175. White jeans; Aphrodite, $118. Both at Crave Boutique. Stack of vintage Bakelite bangles set with diamonds & multicolor gemstones by Mark Davis, $1,500-4,200. Orange & yellow sapphire Ombre hoop earrings by Paolo Costagli, $2,800 - Betteridge Jewelers.

On David Hazard: Callahan striped shirt, marigold and white, $78. Emerson white cotton twill pant, $135 – J. McLaughlin.

Lawn Games
Watson's light refreshments
Always ask for Avery's

Cocktails by the Pool

On Stephanie Hazard: Emma cap sleeve dress in navy and white key pattern; $185, Bag: bamboo clutch, $150 – J. McLaughlin. Brillante 18k gold geometric cuff bracelet by Paolo Costagli, $31,500. Brillante 18k & diamond drop earrings $4,850 – Betteridge Jewelers.

On David Hazard: Bias stripe shirt, blue and white, $135. Emerson cotton twill pant, khaki, $135. Tie: Brookside, pink, blue and white, $65. Belt: Dome belt, brown, $65. Cotton pocket square, blue check. All J. McLaughlin. Jacket: Brooks Brothers.

On Brooke Betteridge: Floral infinity dress; Lawrence, $129 – Crave Boutique. Aqua, green tourmaline, and diamond Jesi Starfish earrings by Mimi So, $8,000. Cabochon rock crystal disc bracelet by Goshwara, $3,700 – Betteridge Jewelers.

On Jack Vaughan: Emerson cotton twill khakis, $135. Shirt: Strafford Stripe blue and white, $105. Tie: Silk jacquard orange and purple emblem, $85. Belt: Dome belt, brown, $65. All J. McLaughlin. Jacket + pocket square: Brooks Brothers.

On Alexa Salame: Green infinity dress; Lawrence, $129 – Crave Boutique. Cabochon turquoise-studded cocholong ring by Verdura, $7950. White sapphire, pave diamond, and carved lavender jade earrings on white sapphire line tops, by Paolo Costagli, $6,200. Pink Sapphire & Orange & yellow sapphire 2-row Ombre bracelets by Paolo Costagli, $9,900 each – Betteridge Jewelers.

Refreshing Drinks
Swizzle sticks
Mascarpone and grilled vegetable torta
Goat cheese and mushroom pizettes

Dinner With Friends

A straw placecard
Summer roses set the scene for the delicious heirloom tomatoes
Oranges, yellows, whites and greens are the color palate for this get together
Al fresco dining on the terrace

Makeup: Kimara Ahnert – 88 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich CT – 203-861-1600;

Hair: Jaafar Tazi Salon – 149 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT – 203-340-2525;

The Fairbourne Estate - Property Listed with Robin Kencel and Lyn Stevens, Greenwich Fine Properties, 203-661-9200.

Event design and styling by Sarah Taggart of A Polished Plan, a boutique event planning and coordination studio specializing in Fairfield County weddings & events,, 860.919.6679, email

Outdoor Pool & Patio Furniture provided by Swimm Pool & Patio of Darien. Visit their showroom at 512 Post Road in Darien, on the web at, 203. 656.4336.

Floral design by Adam Manjuck of Flowers & Flowers of Darien. Visit their studio at 876 Post Road in Darien,, 203.662.9666.

Table design elements such as tables, chairs, china, glassware, and silverware by Smith Party Rentals of Greenwich. Visit their showroom at 133 Mason Street in Greenwich,, 203.869.9315.

Watson’s Catering provided the linens from La Tavola in Napa Valley. Watson’s Catering, 201 Pemberwick Road, Greenwich 06831,