Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Invitations will be mailed after the first of the year- make sure you're on the mailing list! As always this tailgating extravaganza is sold out every year. How is works is if you had a space last year, you will have a certain amount of time to renew- once that date passes, all non-renewed spaces will go up for sale! So make sure you renew by going online, www.carolina-cup.org, calling 803-432-6513, or sending back your invitation's response card- AFTER JAN. 1!
Didn't have a space last year? Get on the waiting list! email me at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't miss out on one of the biggest lawnparties in Southern history! It IS everything you've heard and more!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Fall Cup is so relaxed, it's beautiful out, it's laid back, there's music, friends, shops, stuff to watch. It's like a perfect little utopia where an 85 yr. old, a Sorority chick, and a preschooler can all have a great day at the same event! It's like a comet- rare. haha And it's coming. In 51 days. So get ready, get ordered, and get here!
Monday, September 28, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
This year will be the year of the tweed pant, fendora, and sweater vest- I can just see it now. I almost want to start shopping for knee socks and tall boots! But it is soooo early you say! Not true, when Nov 21 will be here before you know it. Before we even realize it!
There's no USC football game, and so College Park is sure to be a treat, with Ten Toes Up rocking it out inbetween each race. I remember the days of Winter break- that month long stretch to just relax, avoid work, schmooz family----- what a great kickoff to that!
Fall Cup- get your spaces now, before spaces run out!!!!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
I do hope that our numbers increase, the weather is nice (it always is for the little known Fall Cup), and that all the who's who-izes are happy. We're all working so super hard for this thing to just be awesome- as awesome as the Spring. If not more- it's my favorite Cup afterall. I just dig cool sunny days rather than rainy summer ones if I'm going to be outside all day! ;)
So pass the word, pass the platter, get your tweed out, and come on down!!!!!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
I mean, can you even think of a single complaint? It’s going to rock. The weather is always fab, the clothes are always hot, and the party always continues!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
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Tickets going on sale mid-August! It'll be so much easier and stress-free due to the new ticketing system- same as the one you probably buy concert tickets with!
College Park is going to R.O.C.K. this Fall with Ten Toes Up playing centerstage!
Check them out on www.myspace.com/tentoesup
They recently played The Venue and Jammin' in July in Camden- and they tore it down!!!!!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
With the recent addition of College Park to our Fall Cup- it has been brought up that a Saturday race might suit our fans better. Traditionally the race has always been held on a Sunday, but I can tell you as a fan myself- that blows. So the Board is set to meet and vote on it May 5th. I’m encouraging all my Racers to give me a thumbs up, a hell yeah, a whatever, if you think the switch is a good idea. Something I can share with the higher-ups.
The Colonial Cup- or Fall Cup- is really the nicer Cup. Generally less sketchy weather, good crowd- extra things to do (shops, dog races, donkey cart rides) and I feel comfortable bringing the kids EVEN WHILE mommy is cocktailing…. well, before I employed with The Cup I guess. ;)
The prices are cheaper, the atmosphere is more laid back. I’m hoping that the change of date, and the targeting of our college audience will be a positive thing. Afterall, there’s never a reason NOT to tailgate- and it’s an away game this year BEFORE you interject with that!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
All shoes (and other) available at www.sperrytopsider.com
Thursday, February 26, 2009
The only dress fit for the Cup is a Lilly. Don't ask me why, but if you're Southern, and I am- Lilly is the end-all answer to the "Who are you wearing?" come Cup-time. The patterns are beautiful, the fabric is not so super thin it's going to shrink or tear, or just crapout on you after 2 wears- it's quality. But it's not so thick that you're wearing essentially a cardboard box all day long. It's worth the spending. I don't know that I dare post the dressing room runway show I had the other day in assorted Lilly designs. But I will post a few samples from their website.... I can say with *been there, done that* certainty, the seer-sucker *ruffle at the top* job-ie did wonders for my *lack o' bust* and was just so cute. So "Cup!"
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Just don't rain at the Cup!
I've jokingly said I've made a deal with the devil that it won't be cold and wet this year, and joking aside, I truly believe it will be fantastic. It's never horrid 2 years in a row! Anyway, I'm working this year and by-god I'm not a cold/wet fan in any circumstances. I don't snow ski for this very reason. I don't even "I'll stay at the lodge"- it... I just don't go period. I'm more of a blue water, white sand, cold drink kindof' girl- HENCE the need for perfect 80+ weather.
I like it hot. I don't think I've ever been *too hot* (temperature-wise
So rain rain rain away this month- because come March- it better d@mn well be warm!! And fabulous! Everyone start your *sun* dances! Because it's going to shine! Shine! Shine!!!!!!!
Monday, February 16, 2009
I especially like this one....
"As Good As It Gets"
Good name too- synonymous with my life right now- but I digress. Isn't it too cute? Not trying too hard, but still super cute. I can picture anything with it- though perhaps not heavily patterned. Big round glasses and call me Jackie-O!
This one I found is adorable too....
Of course I worship the name, being an Arizona native and all- but what a VIBRANT blue! Almost makes you wish you could wear black the Cup- and you can, I have, but maybe rock a deep purple or grey. I see a wrap dress... that would be hot too.
Both hats, and more, can be found at:
which is just the cutest store- and the name makes me feel good about myself! hahaha
I think of the Cup naturally.
I think about the early morning chill on my sundress skirted legs, I think about the sound of ice in a cooler being carried to the back of a truck. I think about the inevitable ringing of my phone with the "WHERE ARE YOU!!!!" or the "WE'RE ON THE WAY!!!!" I think about ham delights being eaten in the long line waiting to park
The "THAT GIRL'S GOT MY DRESS ON!" The photo op's. The first trip to the bathroom. The getting a program simply to find everyone's spots. The wind that always whips up when we're putting our 10X10 (0nly!!!!) tent up. The tablecloths and centerpieces that are sure to be ruined and/or left behind- but they look oh so nice in the morning!
The new friends. The old. The bugle blare. The jumbo-tron.... my how far we've come. Everyone's family, everyone's friendly. You can just walk down a row and get handed a cold drink and invited for BBQ at every 3 spot just about.
I think about the hope for a tan, and the raccoon-eyed sunburn instead.
The ageless, timeless fun that we'll have. I think about all that.
And I wait.
For March 28th, 2009;
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Presenting Race-C™ Wear!!!!!! Ditch the pocketbooks, the bags, the crap! It's a garter, it's a wallet, by-god, it's a CONVERSATION PIECE! hahahahaha
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
A week before I'll do my facial and hair again. The day before you need to get that pedi- since you'll be rocking the strappy sandals no doubt---- (though I'm sure I'll be far too busy at work for the pedi- unless I do a lunch deal.....)
If your man is like mine- he'll wait until Friday night to suddenly decide he HAS to have a new Cup outfit and since he's a 34X36- there's ZERO pants to be found in his quite common size. So I start looking/shopping for his outfit now.... though I hold out buying hoping he'll do the honors! hahaha
As for my outfit- I'm online *faux* shopping everyday. I hate to order and not try on- as my BFF (girl) Bob will tell you- ordering, trying on, sending back, ordering, trying on, sending back gets costly and frantic. But the best clothes and the best value are arguably online. If you buy a dress in a store within a 60miles radius of Camden, you can bet in the sea of 60,000 there is another like yours. Fine, except it's certain she'll be parked in the space next to your- it's Murphy's Law.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Talk about your Southern priorities! He's coming home by the first of the month- and what does he want to do? Come to the Carolina First Carolina Cup! It's truly a testament to our race, our town, and the good time we all have at the Cup Races!!!!
I just thought that was really cool.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
I'll be doing the same thing here- a few of my suggestions on what's hot, and what I think will ROCK the Cup this year. I hope you not only look at my picks, but visit the various websites- as there's always more to chose from- and much like the red carpet- you don't want 5 girls to wear the same dress within a 20 space perimeter!
I hope you enjoy!
So what IS the Carolina Cup?
The Carolina Cup is a Steeplechase Race (horses people) in Camden, SC held every Spring. Think big hats, fresh tans, gorgeous dresses, and an excuse to pretend you're more pretentious than you are hahahahaha It began in 1930- and since has become one of the largest outdoor events in the South. It draws over 65,000 racefans today. (You want to TALK about a social oppurtunity?!?!) For years the joke has been that you got to the race "and never see a horse," but that too is changing as more and more people are realizing there is an actual horserace going on and it's really cool to watch! :)
So what's REALLY the deal?
The real reason to come to Cup? See your friends. Look fabulous. Meet someone new. Show off for someone old.
I can't wait. It's something I look foward to every year- even if I'm *on the clock*