My ‘Breakfast at Tiffany's' is derived first from the novel written by Truman Capote in 1958 and then the movie starring Audrey Hepburn in 1961. "Who is Tiffany?" some of you may be wondering, my guests sure were as they posed the question. Now, Breakfast at Tiffany's was only a conceptual idea in the movie; an elaborate vision of an ordinary woman with seemingly extraordinary tastes. Every time Audrey Hepburn's character ‘Holly' felt glum she would take a cab to a Tiffany and Co. Store and all the troubles of the world would melt away. The store within itself is a beacon of self-worth, a reminder that there are still good things in life. If you are empty, you will run to the source of your strength for a refill to carry on. Tiffany and Co. is that source of strength for the character Holly. Every woman I know would fancy waking up to have breakfast in the historic Tiffany and Co. Store surrounded by posh sparkling jewelry that makes them feel beautiful inside. Well, somebody must have sensed our longing all these years because now the conceptual idea is indeed a real dining experience. The infamous Tiffany and Co offers eats to its upper echelon customers at an ironically affordable cost on the fourth floor of its Flag Ship store located on Fifth Avenue in none other than New York City. It is indeed a ‘blue box' as the restaurant in its entirety is garnished with Tiffany and Co.'s signature shade of blue (as pictured in the slide show). The restaurant within itself represents something for modern day people who aspire to live the kind of life one can only dream of. The only problem seems to be the wait to get a table because of its popularity. Everyone now wants to say they had Breakfast at Tiffany's…. Tiffany and Co. that is.
My living room is most certainly no blue box, but I did try to put a spin on an ordinary breakfast for some of my sisters and I to enjoy without having to pay restaurant price. For a day, these ladies would feel an ounce of the same renewed strength Holly had just by me referencing our brunch as Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Any experience is always what you make out of it if you take the time to try. I decided that I would show them that we could do our own brunch instead of going out every Sunday and spending money and have a great time in the process. I knew they weren't expecting me to make such a big fuss about it, and this is where most of the fun for me came from. Until I venture to New York City for myself to have BAT, I definitely don't mind putting on a show one more time.
The ingredients above are measurements of ingredients needed to host a brunch for 20 people. Create your own version of Breakfast at Tiffany's!
To learn more about the real Breakfast at Tiffany’s check out this blog post about a person’s actual experience going here at: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-gastronomy/you-cant-have-breakfast-at-tiffanys/amp
To book a reservation at the Blue café use: https://resy.com/cities/ny/blue-box-cafe?date=2019-04-02&seats=2