The US Open was made to be enjoyed in luxury, we say.
1. Moët or go away. Moët & Chandon will be returning as the official Champagne of the 2014 US Open in Flushing Meadows. Moët will be serving celebrations from its terrace bar at the stadium with tennis-white bottles of Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial, the first Champagne specifically designed to be served over ice. It’s the perfect way to stay cool in the stands while watching the players heat it up on the court.
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2. Toast to tennis. Langham Place, Fifth Avenue will, once again, raise a Toast to Tennis by hosting the kick-off event to one of the world’s most celebrated tennis tournaments this August, Party with the Pros. This private cocktail soiree, held at Measure Lounge at Langham Place, will feature a roster of celebrated tennis stars from around the world and is accessible in only two ways – by invitation or by booking the Toast to Tennis packages available exclusively at Langham Place, which includes luxurious suite accommodations, up-close-and-personal access to some of the sport’s top stars at two exclusive events, and luxury box tickets to the opening night of the US Open courtesy of Lagardère Tennis.
Party with the Pros, which debuted last year, is a chance for tennis fans to get up-close-and-personal with some of the sport’s top talent – John Isner, Sloane Stephens and Victoria Azarenka– in an intimate cocktail setting, complete with hand-crafted cocktails and nibbles from Chef David Vandenabeele and his team at Measure. Toast to Tennis will take place on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Measure Lounge at Langham Place, Fifth Avenue.
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3. Oysters at the Open. All that hot, sweaty tennis watching might help you work up an appetite for oysters… lucky you, the Oyster Bar is returning to the Open to serve up oysters, caviar, and lobster rolls for all your luxury seafood needs.
4. Golden tennis shoes. Admittedly these golden tennis shoes won’t help you become the next femme Federer, but they’ll be super cute and luxurious as you cheer on from the stands with champagne in your hands. And really, what more does a girl need? Available here at Anthropologie.
5. Store your balls in Tiffany. Word on the street is that Tiffany made a fabulous sterling silver tennis ball canister for a few years that retailed in the $1500 range. Since it’s currently out of production, you’ll have to hope for a hand-me-down ball canister from your Tiffany-shopping mom or a brilliant eBay find. (check this eBay search as a start).