NY – If you dream about the Jazz Age, hanging out in speakeasies and doing the Charleston till all hours of the night, there’s a very special and limited experience going on in Midtown that you won’t want to miss. In anticipation of the premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby (which opens on May 10), Tiffany & Co, Brooks Brothers and The Plaza Hotel, are honoring the 1925 novel by rolling out the red carpet.
1.Tiffany’s – Have an “Audrey” moment at the iconic flagship store on 5th as you peer into their elegant windows which display stunning jewels from the film. The exclusive window installations were designed in collaboration with director, producer and co-writer of The Great Gatsby, Baz Luhrmann, and Academy Award®-winning costume and production designer Catherine Martin. And while you’re there, be sure to venture inside to view many more spectacular diamond headpieces, bracelets, rings and ropes of pearls that were worn by the cast of the film and inspired by the Tiffany archives. You will also find gorgeous Art Deco furnishings you won’t want to miss at the 4th floor salon.
2. Brooks Brothers – Catherine Martin and Baz Luhrmann were also inspired by images and products from the Brooks Brothers archives. Established in 1818, the mens clothier is the oldest chain in the U.S. and is mentioned multiple times in Fitzgerald’s works. Brooks Bros made 500 men’s costumes that were worn in the Gatsby film and a handful of those can be seen on display at the 5th Avenue store where they have also unveiled a special Gatsby Collection available for purchase in-store or online.
3. The Plaza Hotel – A favorite destination of Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda, The Plaza is in full celebratory Gatsby mode. Start at the 5th Avenue entrance where you can venture into the main lobby and visit the Champagne Bar, which has been magically transformed into a lounge that would have no doubt pleased the Fitzgeralds. Throughout the hotel you can enjoy 1920s-inspired cocktails and Wednesday/Thursday nights you can ring in Gatsby Hour at the decadent Rose Club, with a live jazz band and a Prohibition-inspired Speakeasy Menu.
Next, browse through an exclusive collection of props and costumes from the film on your way to Todd English’s Food Hall for added Gatsby-inspired fare, including more authentic cocktails, live music and plenty of circa 1920s culinary dishes. If it’s the weekend, enjoy a limited-time ‘Brunch Like Gatsby’ menu with an assortment of egg entrees and if you make your visit in the afternoon, indulge in the Fitzgerald Tea for the Ages at the famous Palm Court.
If that’s all not enough for you, try booking the 900 square-foot Fitzgerald Suite, located on the 18th floor. The Art Deco-designed space, also by Catherine Martin, is such an authentic blast to the past, you may not even notice which items came from Restoration Hardware.
When it’s all said and done, you’ll most likely be as tempted as we were to go back and read The Great Gatsby. If you’ve never had the pleasure, there’s no time like the present.
For more info on Gatsby at The Plaza and to watch The Great Gatsby movie trailer, click here.
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