Möet ATP Tennis Party

What’s the best way to launch a tennis final with some of the world’s greatest players?

Well with a good old knees up, obviously!

To celebrate the final of the ATP Tennis Championships, Möet filled a boat with sportsmen, presenters, sponsors, press, and sailed it along The Thames.

Somehow my name was on the guestlist, so I took Miles (my most tennis obsessed friend) along for a night on the waves.

A clear, dry night showed off London’s skyline in all it’s glory. So while most partied and eagerly networked inside, we took to the deck to watch it all float by.

Armed with plenty of fizz!

I’d never done a cruise down the river before, but it’s certainly something I’d do again.

There’s something unbelievably romantic about watching the lights and sights slowly come into view and then disappear again.

Almost like a buffet of cultural icons, all coming to you without any of the crowds.

Black jumpsuit // Similar handbag

British Legion poppy pin // Black boots

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But once we heard the real buffet was ready, we raced downstairs!

Pork with potatoes and cauliflower cheese.

I’d forgotten just how great cauli-cheese is! I’m going to play around with a few recipe ideas at home. I don’t see why it shouldn’t be as decadent as any fancy mac ‘n’ cheese dish, do you?

Sushi and seafood.

I shellfishly hogged most of those oysters.

We grabbed a couple plates, shared both and took it in turns to go forage for more.

Professional buffet grazers.

After a little supper we headed back on deck to see more of the sights.

I stayed cool as a cucumber.

But Miles really let himself get too excited…

Under Tower Bridge we befriended two ladies from Houston, Texas.

They insisted Miles and I have a photo together as the bridge disappeared behind us.

We happily obliged!

We eventually made it to The O2 Arena, our stop off to collect the tennis players after practice.

Once they’d had the chance to grab a drink, some food and shake hands with old friends, we headed in to hang out.

Chatted about the matches gone and those up and coming. Miles was in his element! He’s played with many of the chaps before, so it was great to see them all reunited.

Murray was charming and very friendly… but is it horribly unpatriotic of me to love Federer that little bit more?!

He joined us in a toast to the arena!

And we admired the glow of the city beyond.

We sailed home slowly.

Docked beside The London Eye and strolled along the river to Parliament.

Full of cheese, champagne, and love for our fair city, we headed off into the night.

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  • Absolutely stunning jumpsuit!

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  • Amber Rhodes

    Awesome night! What fun! The river looked amazing. Love the jumpsuit.
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  • Firstly, you look stunning Rosie – such a gorgeous jumpsuit. The shots of the London monuments all lit up are fab! As a tennis fan, I’m uber jealous you were hob nobbing with the greats!

    Hugs xoxo

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  • Oh my gosh, what an incredible night! The food, the location, and the tennis players? Wow!

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn

  • Your photos are absolutely amazing!

  • Wow what a night! The Thames looks gorgeous, and it’s wonderful to see you hanging out with the sports stars – so nice of you to take your friend!

    Lauren x

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  • Gorgeous photos. I love London by night! The lights are always fantastic.

    never done a river cruise before but it’s definitely going on my bucket list! 🙂

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  • Favourite blogger and favourite tennis player! Dream blogpost!

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  • Simply sumptuous! Des – http://theanti-tourist.blogspot.com/

  • Danielle Thirtle

    Looks like such a good night! I miss London too much!

    Danielle xx

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  • Aww how cool! Loved your jumpsuit. Also loved that you bumped into 2 ladies from Houston, TX–that’s where I’m from!! Thanks for a peek into an awesome night.
    xx, Hailey
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  • Lauren

    I adore your blog Rose! This post is so amazing! You look wonderful! xx

  • Your jumpsuit is stunning! Looked like an amazing night 🙂
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  • Looks amazing!

    Please let me know if you would be interested in following eachother on GFC and Bloglovin.Would love to stay in contact.

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    xoxo

  • Joelle

    Federer and Djokovic!! Ahhhh I’m just starstruck reading this!!
    Joelle
    xx
    FebruaryGirl.

  • The slow pace

    What a lovely experience! The city sure looked beautiful! We’re heading to London this weekend, maybe we could find a cruise company to take us along the river?
    xx,
    E.
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  • Oh, I am loving those little champagne bottle straws! Now, do you think they do them for a bigger bottle too…? =p

    And meeting Federer?! You lucky lucky girly!!

    KatieJane
    katies-rose-garden.blogspot.co.uk

  • Brilliant post Rosie – as always. Looks divine 🙂

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    xXx

  • Emma F

    Sounds (and looks) fabulous!

  • Suzie

    Miles is stunningly handsome. If he ever decides he would like a wife, would you put in a good word for me Rose? 🙂

    Sue xx

    • Nisso Saifiddinova

      Or for me… Not necessarily to become his wife lol, but would be nice to flirt as he is very handsome indeed…
      And you Rosie look absolutely stunning, I have signed up to your newsletter just few days ago and I am loving it 🙂

  • Oh wow, you’ve made me even more incredibly homesick than I was already feeling.

  • Anita Fosen

    wow, looks amazing!!

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  • Ana Simões

    Rosie, you lucky lucky girl!!
    Moet, tennis players AND a boat!
    (I’ll grumph my Monday away)

  • So jealous you got to meet all those tennis greats. and nothing better than a buffet and buckets of champagne!!!

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  • Amazing dress!

    Un concours est en ligne sur le blog!

    Viens gagner ta paire de lunettes :

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    Coline ♥

  • Oh wow, what a night! Thanks for sharing it with such brilliant photos. You looked gorgeous in that jumpsuit, and I love all the clinking champagne shots!

  • Cynthia

    Love the jump suit, way sexier than a dress even though it’s more covered up.

  • D.D

    Rose, I absolutely adore your blog, been following it for well over a year and a half. I’ve been inspired by you to invest in my first ‘proper’ camera. I’ve read your post about your cameras in the FAQ’s but I’m just wondering which of your cameras do you personally get the most use out of? And which would you recommend for a novice?
    Love from Ireland xxx

  • This looks like so much fun Rosie! I recently bought a jumpsuit, a black one from jones&jones and absolutely LOVE it but unfortunately I’m too short and I need to get it tailored, however I love seeing you wear this as I was a little nervous about how it’d look.. Love it on you 🙂

    Liefs,
    Yara

  • LOVE that jumpsuit!

  • Such a stunning night! And you look amazing x

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  • Alice

    You look amazing, it looks like such a wonderful night – there really is no denying that London is at it’s prettiest at night.

    I too prefer Federer – i just can’t help it. I like his face. I also like Miles’ face.

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  • Emily Kalbun

    you are easily the luckiest girl! You got to meet my two favourite tennis stars, djokovitch and federer! I can’t believe it! It looked like a lovely evening and I’m glad it was so fun!
    Fantastic post
    Em

  • Sounds like an amazing night!! And it must have been exciting getting to meet all of the tennis players; I was a bit starstruck when I saw Djokovic at Wimbledon this summer!

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  • Adaleta Avdic

    Damn girl you can pull off a jumpsuit like it’s nobody’s business! xx, Ada

  • Zoe

    These photos are all beautiful! London at night, gently cruising on the river, the buffet…it all looks like a serious dream! And that jumpsuit is stunning. I’ll certainly be looking into buying a sleek all-black number like yours for my next event!

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  • What a clever way to sip champagne! I love it. It’s kind of like a little mini champagne bong (ala college years beer bongs). Lol. Drudging up some oooooold memories…

    V
    Life+1

  • Antipodean

    Cauli cheese is indeed awesome. Try making a smoked haddock rarebit version, better than any mac and cheese 🙂

  • this looks like a blast! and of course the texans were friendly! We always are the best 🙂

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  • Tess H

    you look so gorgeous, Rose! There’s a bit of snow storm here in Ohio now, I’m rather jealous of the weather you’re having in London!

  • Kate

    What a great party!

    Kate
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  • What a great way to see London with amazing food, athletes, drinks and friends. If you ever need company I volunteer to go with you anytime. I just need a min 12 hours to fly over!

    Erin

  • Love that jumpsuit! Seems like you had a lovely night! x http://www.justsavxnnah.com

  • Kelsey Wilburn

    gorgeous playsuit!

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  • Megan Parsons

    That jumpsuit though…So on point!!

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  • WHO is that dashing prince with you on the boat and where do I sign up to marry him!?

  • I love your jumpsuit! Such a chic look especially the top- it’s amazing! Looks like a truly unforgettable night!

    Liz
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  • Ceri

    Looks like such a lovely evening! And I agree, I kinda like Feds a weeny bit more… shh don’t tell! 🙂

    Ceri
    October Eleven

  • Kate

    This looks like so much fun! I would love to see London like this. So beautiful! You also look incredible, as always. x
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  • Elizabeth Craney

    London looks as dreamy as ever in these photos! I took an evening cruise of the Seine a few years back, and you’re so right, it’s truly the perfect way to fall in love with a city!

    xo E

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  • Dosta Radnjanska

    Love that jumpsuit

    x Dosta

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  • Dee

    Could you do a Christmas gift guide pretty please??

  • racheldinh

    Beautiful Jumpsuit! so chic!

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  • 1. What an evening! Look at you hanging out with the stars – so very cool!
    2. That. Jumpsuit. How very Solange Knowles of you 😉
    3. I miss that city so very much. The most gorgeous skyline ever. This was all so reminiscent of the 2012 Olympics opening when Beckham cruised along the Thames.
    4. Spill?! 😉
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  • Peppermint Dolly

    Foodage looks amazing!! Oh…and the sites too…obviously!!

    Rxx

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  • Lucy

    Where have you been hiding Miles?

  • This has got to be the most dazzling evening! Love to see London all lit up! xx

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  • Love this post. Ahhh Federer!! Stunning Jumpsuit. Looks like a backhander of an evening!

    Rosie x

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  • You two always do some of the coolest things! Do you get to do these things free of charge so they could be written about?

  • What an amazing experience! I would love to see some cauli cheese recipes on your blog, it is one of my favourites and I bet it would be even better Londoner-ified!

    Rachel x

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    PS- is it just me or was that sushi tiny??

  • You lucky thing, rubbing shoulders with the tennis elite! Looking beautiful in your jumpsuit 🙂 And I totally agree that cauliflower cheese deserves a renaissance – it’s so tasty! xx

    Tamsin / A Certain Adventure

  • Laura Milroy

    That sounds like an amazing party to be at. Does it make me weird to say that you have some effing good looking friends..

    xoxo, Laura
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  • London is such a stunning place at night and you’ve captured it beautifully. I love the toast picture – what perfect timing! P.s. that jumpsuit is gorgeous!!

  • I’m utterly fascinated by the Moet versions of straws… 😀

  • Christy

    In the evening all of London monuments literally come into their glory all your great pictures brought me back awesome memories of when Harvey Nichols ferried us on the Thames for their fashion week show back in September loved it!

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  • Lucky you!!

  • Federer is so swoonsome. Looks like an amazing evening!

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  • intriguemenow

    I can see my old apartment next to the blue ring house. Almost makes me want to cry! And you have the most gorgeous friends 🙂

  • The jumpsuit looks AMAZING on you!

  • lovely photos of what looks like a magical evening 🙂

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  • That jumpsuit looks amazing on you and all of that delicious food was making my mouth water.

  • thisgirlloveschic

    wow this looks amazing! your a stunner girl

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    xx

  • Kristy

    That pork shoulder has made me hungry, but the moet just made me jealous!

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  • Completely in love with that jumpsuit. I’m constantly looking for an alternative to the usual dresses during the holidays.
    xoxo,
    Erin
    Bmoreindependent.blogspot.com

  • What an amazing opportunity! I love that Federer is your favorite, he is mine as well (: Hopefully I can find a cruise down the river next semester, that looks beautiful!

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  • Anoseforfood

    I love the little spouts for drinking the moet. Really cute!

  • sharon_peters123

    Great photos – I’m too jealous of you having a photo with Roger (he’s my hero!) xx

  • Queenie Lee

    Love your outfit! The views and food look amazing! You can’t go wrong with shellfish 😉

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  • WOW… this sounds like an amazing night.!!!

    Valentina
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  • I love the jumpsuit and it’s great to see you wearing a poppy! I much prefer the metal pins over the paper ones where I end up getting stabbed by the needle. So exciting that you got to meet Federer as well!

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

  • sarah t

    Love your blog Rosie! Stunning pictures. As a young woman and Brit, I have a random question for ya, do you like One Direction? If so, who’s your fav member? 😉

  • Wonderful photos of London! I think I need to visit 😉

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  • chatok420

    Awesome!! Looking so smart.

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  • TheGivingBride

    Lovely-looks like you sailed right past my old flat!

  • gina

    what a lovely thing to be a part of – and your date is dreamy!! http://www.thewanderlusthasgotme.blogspot.co.uk

  • Emma and Emily

    What a beautiful evening! I would love to spend the evening sailing down the Thames with some champs..

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  • Gee

    Was this on The Silver Sturgeon perchance?