Yesterday, I skipped all the NYFW runways to go to Arthur Ashe Stadium and enjoy the final of the US Open, in which Djokovic and Medvedev faced off. I went with one of the most important people in my life: my son.

Dear Diary:

It might be New York Fashion Week, but yesterday I decided to skip the shows and trek out to Flushing Meadows for a very special day. On Sunday, September 12, I accompanied my son, Lorenzo, to his first US Open game, and it wasn’t just any game. It was the men’s singles final–a match between Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev, a match that would go down in history*. For me, this magical moment went beyond just the excitement of being at Arthur Ashe Stadium watching a match between two tennis greats because I was able to experience it with my son, who is a real fan of the sport. Seeing how happy he was as soon as we left hotel for the game and how he watched the whole thing at the edge of his seat was something I’ll remember for the rest of my life.

I woke up very early and had some avocado toast with cherry tomatoes and coffee. I opted for a super feminine outfit–a Rosie Assoulin dress in rose red with a white flower print and XL bows on the shoulders. This dress was perfect for the occasion: comfortable, elegant, and subtle, but with a bit of edge thanks to the peplum ruffles at the waist. (Did I mention it has pockets?) To complete my look, I went with classic accessories: a pearl necklace from Tiffany & Co that gave the outfit a touch of timeless elegance very much in the style of Audrey Hepburn and my bracelets from Cartier and Chopard. I wore comfortable shoes–Roman Stud flats from Valentino in canary yellow–and a yellow Hermès Kelly bag to match. This outfit was perfect because we had to do a bit of walking from the Uber drop off area to our seats. Plus, it’s a timeless look!

Arthur Ashe Stadium is located in Corona Park, which is roughly a 30-minute drive from Manhattan. The place is incredible; it’s like a mini city with restaurants, bars, boutiques and a ton of tennis-related activities that you can enjoy while you wait for the game to start. The game was full of excitement. When you watch a match live in a stadium, you can feel everyone’s enthusiasm all around.  Everyone was on the edge of their seats with every point that Medvedev or Djokovic scored. In the end, the Russian played one of the most impressive matches I have ever seen. He is a fantastic player who dominated the match with 9 match points. He achieved his dream of winning his first Grand Slam title, proving himself a true champion by defeating one of the greatest players in tennis history.

Yesterday was simply a special day, the best way to end an incredible week. I love New York in Septembe– the city full of a whirlwind of events that celebrate the best of culture, sports, fashion, and art. For me, the icing on the cake was getting to spend two incredible days with my family!

*Tennis History Lesson – Side Note: This match was the 21st Grand Slam for Novak Djokovic and it just happens to be the year 2021. Had he won, he would have been crowned with another Grand Slam (winning all 4 Grand Slam tournaments in one year), which has only before been achieved by Australian tennis player Rod Laver.

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